MNfusion: 'Chef's Choice' Is Focus Of New Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant MercyFollowing the closure of yet another Nicollet Mall restaurant – Ling & Louie's, a Hennepin Avenue spot is shuttering its doors. But, this time, hopes are it will reemerge as something familiar.
Mike's Mix: Dill Caipirinha At MercyEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he takes a trip to downtown Minneapolis to sample a drink at the brand-new Mercy.
MNfusion: Lakewinds, The Good Acre Launch 'Maker To Market' For 4 Local Food ProducersFaced with the problem of connecting food makers to retailers, and each other, Lakewinds Food Co-op stepped in. Together with The Good Acre, Lakewinds Food Co-op launched the Maker to Market incubator program in 2017.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This WeekendFrom hip hop to heavy thrash metal, this week’s 4-show lineup includes a healthy amount of new music release parties as well as a nice early show Sunday afternoon. Check them out below.
Prep Blog: State Basketball Tournament Features Several Division I RecruitsThis week's Boys State Basketball Tournament features several future Division I players.
MNfusion: St. Paul Artist Launches Sensory Exhibit 'I Am' In LowertownThe newest series to open at The Show Gallery in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood is a showcase featuring works of art that will stimulate all five senses. Kristi Abbott's "I Am" series opens on March 31.
Wander Minnesota: The Minnesota State Capitol BuildingThe Minnesota State Capitol, designed by Cass Gilbert, first opened in 1905. Since that time, millions of people – lawmakers and visitors – have poured through its doors. Over a hundred years after its opening, it was (not surprisingly) badly in need of restoration.
MNfusion: Mexican-Asian Fusion Restaurant Avenida Introduces New Menu ItemsFirst it was bacon. Next, cupcakes. Then, ramen. Now, could it be Peruvian? Avenida is hoping so.
Mike's Mix: The Summit Cocktail At BellecourEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he's in Wayzata to get a taste of France at Bellecourt.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This WeekendThis week's 4 Shows To See includes a St. Patrick’s Day punk show at the Triple Rock, a nearly-sold out hip hop show at First Avenue and more. Check them out below.
Bite Of Minnesota: Spicy Chickpeas And Kale Caesar SaladI'm one of those people who loves to plan; vacation planning, meal planning, you name it! There's something comforting about planning for the future. I'm not saying I always stick to my plans, but it sure helps to know what's ahead of me and sketch out possible options.
MNfusion: Mooning Over Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' 'Grease'Grease is the time, the place and the word at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters. For the first time in 10 years, "Grease" has returned to the main stage at CDT.

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