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Home brewed, homemade:  Rack City as a culinary community
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Home brewed, homemade: Rack City as a culinary community

Seniors Cove Fylpaa, Katherine Ehrenreich, Maggie Molter, Nina Slesinger, Anna Van Voorhis, Julia Sillen, Ilana Master, Georgia Cloepfil, Izzi Speer, Hannah Evans and Kamie Johnson live together in two halves of a duplex, called Rack City, and engage in numerous food and drank adventures. Pictured below in warmer times as a house, we interviewed them…

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Lucy & Taryn Beer Club: Best beer, best state

For Mother’s Day, most people buy their mothers chocolates and roses. Living in Fairbanks, Alaska, however, opens the holiday to wider interpretation. We learned this from Fairbanks, Alaska native Laura Mather ’14 over beers at the Longfellow Grill. Laura’s mother is an avid gardener and spends most of the summer tending to her plants since…

Date night goes to White Castle
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Date night goes to White Castle

Valentine’s Day, no matter your opinions of it, does not typically inspire images of fast food when booking reservations. But since 1993, White Castles across the country have been dressing up their dining rooms and taking reservations for that special day. What, you might ask, could possibly make a fast food restaurant right for Valentine’s…

‘Wichcraft: a satirical sandwich review
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‘Wichcraft: a satirical sandwich review

Welcome to ‘Wichcraft! We Rachels are here to bring you the latest news on sandwiches at Macalester. Satirically, that is. Because as we all know, sometimes you just have to get creative at Cafe Mac. United by our names, love for sandwiches, and obsession with puns, we decided that, based on our observations at the…

Avocados, asparagus and carrots, oh my!
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Avocados, asparagus and carrots, oh my!

Let’s start this piece off with a couple of things that everybody knows: 1) oysters are probably aphrodisiacs and 2) green M&Ms, despite claims to the contrary, are probably not. Now that that’s out of the way, we can move on to the rest of the food pyramid. It is no surprise that many of…

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Valentine’s Day Snickerdoodle Cookies

Is your sweetheart, roommate or best friend made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Make them these cookies for Valentine’s Day! This is a little heart day twist on my favorite Snickerdoodle recipe, originally found at sallysbakingaddiction.com. Ingredients For the COOKIES: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 and 1/3…

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Recommended recipe: Gingerbread and glaze

Lucy Forster-Smith, outgoing Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester, has been making a lot of gingerbread lately. For those who associate gingerbread with tiny people-shaped cookies, as I did at first, this is different. It is in actual bread form accompanied by a lemon glaze. The recipe comes from The Silver Palate Cookbook…

Lucy & Taryn’s Beer Club: Seedy and Classy Can Coexist
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Lucy & Taryn’s Beer Club: Seedy and Classy Can Coexist

We do not like cheap beer, but we do like cheap places. As a result, we are constantly searching for the absolute best happy hour prices. And we may have found them, only one week into our beer adventure, at Liquor Lyle’s, “a classy seedy dive bar that everyone loves” (thanks, ThriftyHipster.com). Seedy and classy?…

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Review: Groundswell Cafe

Another locally-sourced cafe, you say? In short, yes. Groundswell serves delicious, creative food made from local ingredients. But the food isn’t the only draw. Groundswell has a great, laid-back atmosphere with big wooden tables and a minimalist decor. Thanks to a recent expansion, seating is abundant both in the main room and off on the…

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Kyle’s kitchen comebacks

In an interesting turn of events, my family actually reads what I write in The Mac Weekly. That’s hardly a surprise for any of my Facebook friends, but to the rest of you it turns out they took notice. And then they took action. This Christmas I received not one, but two fantastic recipe books:…

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