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Beat Bobby Flay…Crepe Cake Edition
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Beat Bobby Flay…Crepe Cake Edition

By Lee Guekguezian ’17 This column is sort of like the TV show on The Food Network, “Beat Bobby Flay”, where Twin Cities chefs stand in for Bobby Flay, and try to recreate some of their signature dishes. Some key differences between this and the Food Network show: the chefs competing against me are completely…

The Highland Grill: A cache for contemporary comfort cuisine
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The Highland Grill: A cache for contemporary comfort cuisine

By Dylan Kulik dkulik@macalester.edu Along with hockey and corn farming, comfort food is one of the Midwest’s greatest attributes. Minnesota has made itself famous with iconic gastronomic creations like the Juicy Lucy and fried hotdish on a stick. The masters of these delicacies reside all over the Twin Cities area, but if one wants to…

Dominguez Family Mexican Restaurant: A true homestyle taste
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Dominguez Family Mexican Restaurant: A true homestyle taste

By Julia Carpenter jcarpent@macalester.edu Dominguez Mexican Restaurant is proof that Mexican food is not a seasonal experience in the north. It’s fairly accessible from Macalester, located in East Minneapolis just across the river from St. Paul. All it takes is a quick ride down the A-line and a transfer to the 7. The commute gets…

Seeing the Bigger Pitcher: Dangerous Man Brewing Company
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Seeing the Bigger Pitcher: Dangerous Man Brewing Company

On this week’s Seeing the Bigger Pitcher, I was fortunate enough to “survive” the Dangerous Man Brewing Company, located in the Arts District of northeast Minneapolis. Once a dusty furniture store, this brewery has utterly transformed the building and the community that surrounds it. Sarah Bonvallet and Rob Miller, a couple from the Twin Cities…

The J&S Bean Factory: Midwestern gem with intriguing drinks
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The J&S Bean Factory: Midwestern gem with intriguing drinks

The J&S Bean Factory is a hidden gem nestled at the intersection of Randolph and Saratoga. Beautiful wood flooring, chairs and accents paired with floor to ceiling windows provide natural light, and a comfy cabin-like atmosphere out of the cold. Upon entering, it is noteworthy that local crafts are on display for sale, further contributing…

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J. Selby’s: A vegetarian’s favorite

One of the first questions many people asked me when I told them I was moving to Minnesota from California was about food. Were there going to be fresh fruits and vegetables during the winter? Most importantly, would I have enough options as a vegetarian? While the first can often be lacking, to my pleasant…

Black Sheep Pizza: A Twin Cities take on American pizza
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Black Sheep Pizza: A Twin Cities take on American pizza

Judging pizza can be a contentious issue. Each individual carries their own specific taste and preferences. In some cases people feel so strongly about their prefered style of pizza that all other slices seem inferior. At some point, it becomes hard to discern between loyalty to your favorite slice of pizza and the objective attributes…

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