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Curiocity: Birchwood Cafe 2.0 Reopens In South Minneapolis

For those of us counting down the days until a savory waffle could once again be in our grasp, Tuesday’s official reopening of Birchwood Cafe (2.0) was certainly a welcomed sight.

05/21/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For Lady Gaga

When a performer like Lady Gaga stops through town, there’s plenty of pressure to ensure the gift she’s given is as unique and creative as the pop singer herself. Add in the fact that this is her third time performing in St. Paul and there’s the added challenge to find something outside-the-box and new.

05/19/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Garter Belt

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike’s picking up some exciting recipes from the newest dining hotspot in south Minneapolis: the just-opened Heyday in the Lyn-Lake area. This week’s selection has a provocative title but a smooth and breezy taste.

05/16/2014

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Butcher Salt

Jean Hutar says she was “destined to live the restaurant life.” Her family helped start her passion early on at their locally owned restaurant, where she quickly graduated from hostess to breakfast line cook — the place she honed the skills she still utilizes today.

05/15/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of ‘Crimes Of The Heart’

It’s a story of three sisters, raised together in a dysfunctional family, who are reunited after their grandfather becomes hospitalized. But once they’re back sharing the same roof, they realize, this is just the start of their problems.

05/13/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Lurcat Royal

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the Loring neighborhood’s esteemed Café & Bar Lurcat. This week’s selection is a uses a trio of fruit flavors that are then tamed by a splash of Campari.

05/02/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Ruby Martini

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the Loring neighborhood’s esteemed Café & Bar Lurcat. This week’s selection is a uses a citrus fruit that’s generally underused in cocktails.

04/25/2014

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Curiocity: Heyday Opens In Minneapolis

When two notable culinary forces with a highly talented team come together to open a new restaurant, local food enthusiasts and powerhouse restauranteurs certainly take notice — even if that’s much to the surprise of the owners themselves.

04/24/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Ingrid Michaelson

You’ve most likely heard her songs on hit TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” or providing the soundtrack to models dancing in Old Navy commercials. But if that’s your only exposure to Ingrid Michaelson’s music, you’re certainly missing out.

04/22/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Cucumber Rouge

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the Loring neighborhood’s esteemed Café & Bar Lurcat. This week’s selection is a gin cocktail that should please even those who think gin is not for them.

04/18/2014

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Curiocity: Cook St. Paul Wants To Be The Neighborhood Diner

Opening a new restaurant in the same space that served as a St. Paul favorite for local diners, politicians and the great, ‘Miracle man’ Herb Brooks certainly comes with its share of pressure. But two lifelong friends are treading with respect and hoping their simple approach appeals to the neighborhood.

04/15/2014

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Curiocity: Cajun 2 Geaux To Open Circle Pines Restaurant

Good news for those craving a taste of the Bayou. The man who brought us delicious Cajun cuisine from a bright green food truck is expanding his efforts and opening a brick-and-mortar in the north metro.

04/14/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Eiffel Tower Sparkler

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the Loring neighborhood’s esteemed Café & Bar Lurcat.

04/11/2014

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Curiocity: MSU Grad, Bismarck Native On Performing In ‘Once’

Since the 2007 film, people have been enthralled with a little independent Irish film that was made for a mere $150,000. It was shot in less than 20 days but went on to gross more than $20 million worldwide.

03/28/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Last Word

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout March, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the new Uptown spot Coup d’Etat. Jason DeRusha helped really shake it out with this week’s drink, which uses both gin and Chartreuse.

03/28/2014

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