The local coffee wizards at Dogwood coffee announced recently that they are going to be raising funds for a nonprofit organization called Charity: Water. Dogwood is trying to collect $10,000 to provide clean drinking water to an area in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Dogwood has already don ... More >>
Three months after marrying his high school sweetheart, 21-year-old Taylor Baune is dead.Baune, a Marine corporal, was killed in combat yesterday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2009 graduate of Andover High School.In March, shortly before shipping off to Afghanistan, Baune married his hi ... More >>
Afro-Italian fuision cuisineThe baffled newbies stare at the menu. How does one chose between curry or steak sandwich? The lively two-man crew calls out to people, pulling them in, sharing suggestions. Before serving up each pan of freshly made food, the chef offers up a scent, holding out the si ... More >>
Freshly roasted, Flamenco-styleWhen Dave Chall, of restaurant supplier Upper Midwest Gourmet, originally thought of coffee, he viewed it simply as an additional revenue stream. But now the bean arm of his NE Minneapolis operation, Flamenco Organic, is at the forefront of the local java industry. ... More >>
Speak English, would ya?Today is Election Day. And while we wait in line to cast our votes in the Twin Cities, the chances are good that we're going to hear some language other than English being spoken.
This is nothing new. And despite what the English-only crowd would have us believe, it d ... More >>
Roasted to carbon negative perfectionTiny Footprint Coffee's tag line is "Small steps to big climate change," and the new company is doing quite well purveying what they call carbon-negative beans. Recently landing impressive coffee service contracts with Gustavus Adolphus College and Medtronic, ... More >>
Michelle BruchThe food truck is across the street from the First Avenue nightclub.
"You have never tasted food like this," says Samson Benti, co-owner of the new SHE Royal Deli food truck on First Avenue and North Eighth Street. "We recommend that everyone taste it at least once."
Benti's Et ... More >>
In the past year, Hennepin County District Court Judge Kevin Burke has heard a handful of cases concerning khat. "I'd say it's more like alcohol," he hazards. "I'm a little hesitant to say, 'Don't worry about khat.'