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Kopplin’s Coffee: A little something for everyone

My experience at Kopplin’s Coffee can be described as nothing but joyful. Entering the cafe, you will be greeted by the bustling energy of young families basking in the Saturday morning sun. Throughout the shop, artists sketch quietly and small groups of friends catch up. Students breathe easily, now off campus and sufficiently caffeinated for…

Grand Catch: Get hooked on Grand Avenue’s seafood addition
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Grand Catch: Get hooked on Grand Avenue’s seafood addition

Grand Catch is the newest restaurant on Grand Avenue, between Macalester Street and Wheeler Street. This casual seafood eatery presents a purposefully simple menu of seafood classics. The main attraction is the seafood boils, a dish in which shellfish is boiled in an aromatic broth and served with potatoes and corn. Reader be warned, eating…

Brunch 2.0: Exploring Tea House’s Weekend Brunch Buffet
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Brunch 2.0: Exploring Tea House’s Weekend Brunch Buffet

We live in an age of over-ritualized brunch and Tea House’ weekend brunch buffet takes the ritual to another level. Located near Stadium Village, Tea House is the most authentic Chinese restaurant in town, serving traditional mainland-style dishes in a formal setting. I have exhausted their regular menu and discovered a high variance of quality….

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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…

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