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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…

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…

O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments
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O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments

The building housing O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, a family-owned Union Park neighborhood landmark for 77 years, will soon be demolished and rebuilt to include a new apartment complex with a smaller version of the restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant has expanded significantly over its nearly eight decades at the corner of Selby and…

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Beat Bobby Flay: Review of Tofu Yum Yum Bowl

by Lee Guekguezian This week, I took on Sameh Wadi’s “Tofu Yum Yum Bowl”, a seemingly simple dish with mind-blowing, complex flavor. Wadi is the Palestinian chef/creative genius/mastermind behind World Street Kitchen, Milkjam Creamery, and Saffron Restaurant & Lounge. While Saffron recently closed, it was a groundbreaking institution in the Twin Cities restaurant scene for…

Rah’mn: Build-your-own ramen concept doesn’t meet expectations
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Rah’mn: Build-your-own ramen concept doesn’t meet expectations

By Lee Guekguezian I had been eagerly awaiting the opening of Rah’mn for what seemed like an eternity (but was actually around a month.) The “Chipotle style,” fast-casual, build-your-own ramen joint opened their doors on Thursday March 30, to a line wrapped around the block. Rah’mn’s website advertises affordable and delicious meals, fast service and…

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