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Sara Pelissero

sara boyd3 Sara PelisseroSara Pelissero joined the WCCO web team in August of 2009. You can read her stories on wcco.com and check out her Curiocity column, which focuses on food, entertainment and theater.

Sara grew up in the Twin Cities, in the northern suburbs of St. Paul and attended Mounds View High School before venturing into Wisconsin for college and work. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying print journalism and working at the student newspaper, The Spectator. During that time, she interned at the local paper in Eau Claire before heading off to Washington, D.C. for an internship at The Washington Post.

After graduation, she completed an internship at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, before accepting a full-time position. For more than two years, she covered local government — and the Green Bay Packers, of course — for the newspaper before heading back to Minnesota.

Sara was a graduate of the ThreeSixty program in 2001 and now serves on its advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Tom and their adorable dog, Doug.

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Curiocity: Q&A With Camila Alves McConaughey

She’s a mother, a model, a designer and a wife to a superstar husband. So, it’s easy to see why Macy’s wanted Camila Alves for their brand ambassador.

09/09/2013

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Curiocity Review: Mumford & Sons’ Rock, Restraint Doesn’t Disappoint

During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”

09/05/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Vincent Francoual

It was roughly 16 years ago that Vincent Francoual, a native of France, moved to Minnesota. But before he arrived, he had one important question – where is Minnesota?

09/03/2013

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For Mumford & Sons

When one of the hottest bands in the world comes to Minnesota, they will be leaving with a personalized gift from one of our oldest companies. Mumford and Sons will play at the Xcel Energy Center on Sept. 4 and they’ll have four custom-made bags from Duluth Pack waiting for them when they do.

08/29/2013

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Curiocity: Hanson At The Fair On New Album, Beer & More

They’ve sold 16 million records worldwide and have had six top 40 singles in the United States, including one of the biggest pop hits of the 90s. Remember MmmBop?

08/27/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Taste Of Target Field

Admit it — sometimes you’re tempted to hit up a Twins game just for a ticket to the concession stands. It’s OK. We’ve all been there. Luckily, the Twins have been working on an idea to bring their incredible food offerings to you.

08/27/2013

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Curiocity: Top 10(ish) Best Bets For New State Fair Food

With so many new foods being offered this year at the Minnesota State Fair, how does one choose? Allow me to help narrow down the list. Here’s a few of my best bets when it comes to the new fair foods.

08/22/2013

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Curiocity: Lunch With ‘Top Chef’s’ Stefan Richter

Stefan Richter is in the middle of processing a thought when he gets up from our table on the patio of Zelo in Minneapolis to have a cigarette. The two-time highly recognizable “Top Chef” contestant leaves the designated restaurant area, walking around a thin rope to the bustling sidewalk of Nicollet Mall.

08/19/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Cajun 2 Geaux

How does an aircraft mechanic for the military end up owning and operating a food truck? It’s simple — two loves, that of a woman and that of New Orleans Cajun cooking.

08/14/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Sameh Wadi, Part 2

Cooking was such a large part of Sameh Wadi’s upbringing it’s somewhat shocking that the young and budding cook never considered it a career path until much later in life.

08/13/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Saffron’s Sameh Wadi

When Sameh Wadi told his father he wanted to go to culinary school, his first response wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement. “It was a shock. He had no idea. I mean, no idea,” he said. “My father said, ‘Oh sh–, you’re going to be flipping burgers for the rest of your life. That was his initial reaction.”

08/06/2013

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Curiocity: Previewing Macy’s Glamorama 2013

It’s the summer’s biggest fashion event in Minneapolis and this year, it’s ready to shine even brighter. Macy’s Glamorama, with the theme, “Fashion In A New Light,” will take over downtown Minneapolis this Friday with the music of Sheryl Crow, performances by Cirque du Soleil and of course, some of the biggest names in fashion showing off their fall looks.

08/01/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Moral Omnivore

The only pair more complementary than The Moral Omnivore’s Beet Slider and Portobello Mushroom Fries is the duo that pioneered the ecological food business.

07/24/2013

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Curiocity: Foodies On Foot, A Culinary Tour Of Stillwater

One of the best ways to explore a city is by eating your way through it. At least, that’s the motto of a mother-daughter duo from Stillwater that’s been showing off their beloved city – one plate at a time.

07/23/2013

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Curiocity Concert Review: Beyonce Runs The World, Rules St. Paul

In case it wasn’t already abundantly clear, this is Beyonce’s world — and we’re just living in it.
Anyone who was still on the fence about that statement left the Xcel Energy Center Thursday night completely convinced.

07/19/2013

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