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Café Bené: A space of warmth and soul-searching

4/5 stars for insulated sylvan dwelling space, and a cup of coffee that inspires introspection. Café Bené is located just off the 63 bus route, and provides the solace needed to accept the fact that it is nearly April and still not above 35 degrees. Feeling the chill, I came into the shop craving something…

The Bachelor Farmer: New flavors from Minnesota farmers
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The Bachelor Farmer: New flavors from Minnesota farmers

Touted as one of Minnesota’s premier restaurants, The Bachelor Farmer has been serving up sensational yet simplistic cuisine since 2011. Their mission is to stay true to Minnesota’s delicious farm-to-table ingredients and offer food that “celebrates our state’s cultural heritage and draws inspiration from the surrounding region.” I was graced with the opportunity to sample…

Grand Catch: A deep dive into the mind of an iron chef
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Grand Catch: A deep dive into the mind of an iron chef

I sat down with James Beard-nominated Chef Sameh Wadi to talk food, family and learn more about his newest addition to Grand Ave’s restaurant scene. Grand Catch will be opening in early April in the space that was previously occupied by Grand Central. The interview was conducted on March 9 and the following transcript has…

Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester
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Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester

On Friday Feb. 9, students gathered in the lower level of the Campus Center to participate in the first distribution of locally-sourced organic food and produce from the MacSHARE grocery cooperative – a project three years in the making. MacSHARE buys its food in bulk from Co-Partners Warehouse on Vandalia Street in St. Paul, and…

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…

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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