A new guide to the Twin Cities' best food

Food writer James Norton
James Norton is author of a new book, "The Food Lover's Guide to the Twin Cities." He also blogs at The Heavy Table.com.
Photo courtesy of James Norton

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 bakeries: Patisserie 46 and Salty Tart

Best place for a "big, fancy meal:" Corner Table

Best Vietnamese/Southeast Asian: Indochin

Best breakfast: Al's in Dinkytown.

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