Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

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Biweekly bites: Earth Day and the bagged lunch option

Next Thursday, April 20, Bon Appétit will celebrate Earth Day with free samples given out at Marvin Plaza. According to an email from Amy Jackson, Macalester’s Catering Director, “Every year, U.S. farmers discard more than 6 billion pounds of produce because they’ve been told it’s too small, too big, too crooked, or just too ugly…

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival delights with 220+ brews
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Minnesota Craft Beer Festival delights with 220+ brews

The Minneapolis Convention Center was packed with craft beer-lovers proudly donning pretzel necklaces on Saturday, April 1 at the annual Minnesota Craft Beer Festival. Characterized on the event’s Facebook page as an “epic tasting session,” the festival more than lived up to its claim, with over 220 beers available to sample. We were admittedly a…

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Minnesota Craft Beer Festival Preview

Get your pint glasses and taste buds ready. On April 1, the Minneapolis Convention Center will be transformed into a beer festival that craft beer aficionados will not want to miss. The Minnesota Craft Beer Festival is committed to providing a taproom experience for all attendees, with each brewery bringing a taproom-only beer and/or a…

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Input needed on Janet Wallace Coffee Cart

Bon Appétit is looking to name the coffee cart in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts building. Check out their Facebook page to comment what you think the cart should be called. Submissions will be collected through commenting on Bon Appétit’s post regarding the coffee cart. The winner will be announced on April 18 and will…

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Biweekly Bites: updates from Bon Appétit

Have you ever noticed the icons next to certain dishes in Café Mac? If you have dietary restrictions or choose to abstain from eating a variety of foods, these icons will likely guide your daily food choice. These logos are part of a Bon Appétit program called Circle of Responsibility (COR), and there are a…

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Rah’mn to open on Snelling, build your own ramen bar near campus

Some trends, like Frosé (the popular frozen wine drink that swept millennial-nation this summer), are short lived. Others, like the recent opening of multiple ramen restaurants in the Twin Cities, seem to be here to stay. Macalester College will soon be the neighbor of one such restaurant. Rah’mn, a build-your-own-ramen restaurant that has been compared…

Bottle Rocket on Saint Clair celebrates opening
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Bottle Rocket on Saint Clair celebrates opening

For students who complain about the lack of walkable, affordable restaurants that are not on Grand Avenue, look no further. Bottle Rocket, the 10th and newest restaurant from Blue Plate Restaurant Company — which owns the Groveland Tap, Longfellow Grill and The Lowry amongst others — opened February 14 at 1806 St. Clair. The concept…

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