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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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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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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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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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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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Curiocity: Q&A With Chef Michelle Bernstein

She’s been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” has a James Beard Award under her belt and several restaurants boasting fresh, inventive Latin cuisine. And on Friday, you’ll have a chance to see (and smell) her cooking talents in action.

03/27/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jillian Michaels Before Her ‘Maximize Your Life’ Tour

She’s been called the leading authority in health, wellness and fitness in America — and this Saturday, you can see her live.

03/26/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Lagoon 75

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. This week’s drink builds off gin, a spirit that some claim they don’t care for but should really give another try.

03/21/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Demi Lovato

It seems like Demi Lovato is everywhere these days — whether it’s prominently featured on Top 40 charts, among the New York Times bestsellers list, on the hit show “Glee” or as an official ambassador for We Day. And yet, her fans can’t seem to get enough.

03/17/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Held Captive

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. This week’s drink uses a flavor you may not be familiar with, but should be.

03/14/2014

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Curiocity: BoneYard Brings Southern Charm To Uptown

Sift through the menu at Uptown’s newest restaurant, BoneYard Kitchen and Bar, and it’s like flipping through the recipes of Chef Jason Bush’s youth.

03/13/2014

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Curiocity Review: The Stars Align For ‘Peter And The Starcatcher’

Before there was a Neverland, before a pirate captain lost an appendage and before there was a John, Michael and Wendy, there was a young boy that yearned for a sense of normalcy. We all know the classic story of Peter Pan — the leader of a magical world where grown ups aren’t allowed and kids can truly be kids.

03/12/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Let It Rain

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. While he was in Lake Elmo recently, Mike’s learned a cocktail recipe at the Lake Elmo Inn. It’s a cool, refreshing drink that’ll be perfect to bring in those warmer temperatures.

03/07/2014

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Curiocity: Peter & The Starcatcher’s Recycled, Sustainable Set

As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” And in the case of a highly anticipated, Tony Award-winning musical, one man’s trash is set designer’s inspiration.

03/05/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Tuxedo & The Red Carpet

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selections will provide the perfect accompaniment to your Oscar party. And one’s even safe for the kids.

02/28/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Paul Simon, Sting

Two music icons on one stage — no doubt a concert that fans will remember forever. But when it comes to giving these legends a gift to remember Minnesota, it could certainly pose a challenge.

02/21/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Warm Up

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection will keep you sheltered from this latest winter storm.

02/21/2014

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Curiocity: 2 Local Women Create Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Snacks

More often than not, a new business opportunity arises out of one person’s desire for a product not already found on store shelves. That’s certainly the case with a new Minnesota company that has the dreams of becoming a national brand — and the goals of helping you, and your family, be healthy on the go.

02/19/2014

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Curiocity: Mamma Mia’s Michael Colavolpe On ABBA, Bell Bottoms

Mamma Mia — the 10th longest running show in Broadway history — is certainly a favorite among Twin Cities audiences. Whether you’re a fan of ABBA, a fan of sequin-encrusted bell bottoms or just a fan of a great love story, this story is sure to bring some warmth into the coldest Minnesota day.

02/17/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Lady Caryl

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection is a creative spin on a classic British drink.

02/14/2014

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