The Twin Cities area has a vibrant and growing food scene. Food writer James Norton has made a valiant effort to catalog it and present it in a guide called "The Food Lovers Guide to the Twin Cities."
It's an organized guide to eatieries high and low, and includes some notes about what's distinctive about the Twin Cities food scene. James Norton, who writes the blog HeavyTable.com, spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about his new book.
Here's a list of Norton's favorite spots:
Best place for a "big, fancy meal:" Corner Table
Best Vietnamese/Southeast Asian: Indochin
Best breakfast: Al's in Dinkytown.