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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…

Hong Kong Noodle: traditional noodles comparable to none
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Hong Kong Noodle: traditional noodles comparable to none

Hong Kong is a city of its own kind. There are skyscrapers with one million windows overlooking neon-lit streets and markets, and moss covered mountains cloaked with fog. On the island, there are two approaches to food that categorize its millions of recipes. One approach is all about flavors, diversity, spices and temperature, with influences…

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