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Decadent cupcakes and frothy lattes wow at Groundswell
Food & Drink

Decadent cupcakes and frothy lattes wow at Groundswell

A man who makes my heart swell recommended I check out Groundswell, a local coffee shop located in St. Paul. Walking into the shop, you are immediately greeted by natural light, rustic tables and a well-lit display of confectionary delights. The walls, adorned with the work of local artists, draw you in as you await…

Beer and sustainability at Bang Brewing Company
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Beer and sustainability at Bang Brewing Company

Bang Brewing maximizes their space, totes sustainability and makes exceptional beer. This week, I sat down with co-owners Sandy and Jay Boss Febbo to learn more about their brewery. It is undoubtedly one of the most unique and hidden gems of the brewery scene in the Twin Cities, and, dare I say, the United States….

Shish: Don’t call it a comeback
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Shish: Don’t call it a comeback

I’ve been hanging out at Shish for two years now. It’s a Macalester institution — my go-to spot when Café Mac is just not cutting it. Sometimes the food has been great, sometimes not, but I’ve always been loyal. So you can imagine my surprise when I got back to Macalester last fall and Shish…

Food & Drink

Farro Stew Recipe

1 cup farro, rinsed 3 cups broth (or water and bouillon) 1 can beans 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced up 1/2 large onion 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato paste 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 splash apple cider vinegar Pinch of salt Pinch of pepper 4-5 dashes cayenne pepper 2 dashes smoked paprika Slice…

Insta-worthy coffeehouses on Grand and Snelling
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Insta-worthy coffeehouses on Grand and Snelling

The coffee post has become an Instagram phenomenon. Every Instagram user falls into one or both of two categories: someone who has posted a picture of, or with, coffee and someone who has seen a coffee post on their feed. With its origins in middle-schoolers posting pictures of their bubblegum pink Frappuccinos from Starbucks, the…

Bad Weather Brewing Company offers great beer
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Bad Weather Brewing Company offers great beer

Just days after the polar vortex, I thought it was only appropriate to visit local micro-brewery Bad Weather. Located just outside of Downtown St. Paul, half a mile off of the Mississippi River, the brewery offers a plethora of amenities that are anything but “bad.” I sat down with co-owner Joe Giambruno. Originally from suburban…

Easy Lemon Chicken
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Easy Lemon Chicken

College students are often intimidated by making “fancy” dinners, conflating “good” with “expensive.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth. One of my favorite cheap recipes to make during the school year only takes a couple of inexpensive ingredients, most of which are already found in your pantry. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken 1 tbsp butter…

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