Eating and Drinking with Heavy Table's James Norton: Central Avenue Culinary Tour

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Railway viaduct over Central Avenue Northeast in Minneapolis. (Tony Webster - Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Heavy Table food editor James Norton joins the Current's Morning Show to talk about the local food scene.

This week on Eating and Drinking, James tells Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) about a culinary tour he's been doing of Central Avenue Northeast from 694 in Fridley, Minn., down to Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis. It's a daunting project. "Our goal with this project is to eat at every single independent establishment between those two mile markers," he says. "We counted 52."

James says he and the Heavy Table team like to visit five establishments each outing, so he suspects it will take about 11 trips to visit every restaurant on their list. In today's segment on The Current's Morning Show, James describes the places he and his colleagues have visited so far:

Paradise Biryani Pointe

La Casita

Basha Mediterranean Wood Grill

Asia Chow Mein

The Flameburger

Listen to the complete interview above to hear James's thoughts on each of these Central Avenue eateries.

James Norton edits the Upper Midwestern food journal, Heavy Table. He's also the co-author of a book on Wisconsin's master cheesemakers and editor of The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food.

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