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Chic coffee in Minneapolis

As business and education become more digital, coffeehouses are now a prime location for employees and students alike to get work done. While warm and cozy cafes are obvious locales for studying, we have observed through our adventures a new style of coffee shop that’s trendy with working millennials. Bright coffeehouses with modern and minimalist…

Ellie’s last supper
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Ellie’s last supper

I make this soup at least three times a week! It’s fast and versatile, flavorful and healthy. Any vegetables can be swapped or added, and you can change proteins or carbs at your whim, but this is my favorite iteration. Honorable mention to sweet potato chunks instead of noodles. Dash of olive oil ¼ onion…

Wings and slices wow at Tommie’s Pizza
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Wings and slices wow at Tommie’s Pizza

Hey Mac! There’s finally a pizza-by-the-slice shop nearby! Until now, if a Macalester student wanted pizza within walking distance, the only option was Italian Pie Shoppe. Don’t get me wrong, Italian Pie Shoppe is by no means bad, and I appreciate that they offer different types of pizza (thin and thick crust). However, like almost…

Tillie’s Farmhouse serves up fresh, local flavor
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Tillie’s Farmhouse serves up fresh, local flavor

Tillie’s Farmhouse is just around the corner from Izzy’s Ice Cream and the University of St. Thomas. It’s a pleasant walk, particularly now that the weather is improving. It’s outside of the immediate “Macalester bubble,” so you aren’t going to make awkward eye contact with someone while trying to figure out if they sat near…

Brunch at Town Talk Diner is savory and sweet
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Brunch at Town Talk Diner is savory and sweet

A field trip to the Trylon Theatre on the 21 bus brought me to the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and Lake Street, where I found the Town Talk Diner. It was freezing and windy, so I didn’t do much exploring, but I think there was a Target across the street. Down the block, you can…

Coffee shops just outside the Macalester bubble
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Coffee shops just outside the Macalester bubble

It’s easy to get trapped in the so-called “Macalester bubble.” We’ve all been there. Why leave campus when anything and everything a college student could need is a half mile away? It is difficult to muster up the courage to get out, especially when a city adventure can mean riding public transportation for the better…

Preparing food in the dorms: pickling and fermentation
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Preparing food in the dorms: pickling and fermentation

On a February evening in Café Mac, Nora Fried ’22, Becca Gallandt ’22 and Grace Jones ’22 pulled a collection of Mason jars from their bags. Inside were all shapes and sizes of pickled cucumbers, carrots and green beans. They cracked open the sealed jars while reminiscing about the pickle-making process and complaining about the…

Fair State Brewing Cooperative: community and IPAs
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Fair State Brewing Cooperative: community and IPAs

A bit of etymology: the Latin prefix “co-” translates to “together.” This perfectly represents Fair State: it functions as a cooperative, stresses the importance of community and is co-owned. When sitting down with owner and Macalester alumnus Matt Hauck ’06, we were constantly interrupted by customers saying hello to Hauck. It was a jovial experience…

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