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Get sum dim sum: Mandarin Kitchen
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Get sum dim sum: Mandarin Kitchen

When I went to China over winter break, my hosts in their generosity effectively force fed me out of kindness, plying me with ambiguous meats (“It’s like a turtle…but not…”) and never-ending mounds of food on my plates. It was food trauma. I ate to be polite and I ate to prove my Chineseness. When…

After School Snack Attack
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After School Snack Attack

We all love the Blue Door and the Tap, obviously. But try switching up your after school snack with some of these happy hour alternatives below. Chino Latino 2916 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis Happy Hours: Tues – Sat 4:30-7 p.m. & Sun – Mon: 4:30 – 12 p.m. bar & lounge only//Sun – Thur: 10-12…

Nightingale: a hospitable hipster watering hole
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Nightingale: a hospitable hipster watering hole

Nightingale is a charming little restaurant serving upscale small plates bar food and a bevy of drinks. If you can, try to make it to the Lyndale Ave watering hole during happy hour to optimize the bang for your buck. From $3 beers and rail drinks to $2 oysters (they carry both East and West…

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Food in the news

Four Loko Gets A MakeOver Four Loko has changed its packaging in response to the government’s implications that the company deceptively markets its product as less alcoholic. The college favorite now sports an “Alcohol Facts” panel on its can that states the alcohol percnt per volume and serving size. It also upgraded to a new…

Valentine’s Day Dates
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Valentine’s Day Dates

Wild Night If you’re an extravagant animal enthusiast, the hottest date night this Valentine’s Day is Apple Valley Minnesota’s Zoo: “Love Tour.” For $175 you and your date can enjoy a romantic dinner, hors d’oeuvres, a guided tour of the animals focusing on their breeding habits, and a little special something as a souvenir. Hit up www.mnzoo.org…

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Team-themed Super Bowl snacks

The National Chicken Council predicts that 1.23 billion chicken wings will be consumed this weekend. While that’s great football fare, try these regionally inspired menus to show your support for your Super Bowl pick. San Francisco 49ers You fancy, huh?     Crab chowder in a sourdough bread bowl Dip on a dime AVOCADO HUMMUS 15…

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