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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Jason Aldean

Kicking off the Xcel Energy Center’s first show of 2014 is a performer who’s both familiar with the venue — and quite familiar with Minnesota’s love of the outdoors.

01/16/2014

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Curiocity: Pizza Studio Brings Create-Your-Own Concept To MOA

The nation’s largest mall is adding yet another option for hungry shoppers. Pizza Studio, from the brains of Lloyd Sugarman (of the Johnny Rockets franchise), will open a new location at the Mall of America on Jan. 20.

01/13/2014

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Curiocity: The Freehouse Brings Breakfast, Beer To North Loop

For a restaurant company that’s built a small empire in the Twin Cities, it’s almost funny to hear their latest venture was introduced over beers during a summer music festival.

01/09/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘The Phantom’ Of The Opera

The Phantom of the Opera … is here. And it’s not just inside your mind. The classic story has returned to Minnesota but this time, with a slightly new look.

12/19/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Lion’ In Ordway’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’

Grab some lucky shoes and follow the yellowbrick road — a new production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens this week at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

12/02/2013

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Curiocity: Review Of FireLake Grill At Mall Of America

Being located inside a popular mall and being considered a “hotel restaurant” — two things that can go hand-in-hand with dining only for convenience and necessity. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar had both hurdles to overcome when they opened earlier this spring.

11/25/2013

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Curiocity: 2 Mpls. Bakeries Make The Daily Meal’s 50 Best In America

Minneapolis is home to not one, but two of the best bakeries in America — at least according to The Daily Meal’s latest report.

11/14/2013

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Curiocity: 3 Local Skaters Touring With Disney On Ice

If there’s anything the kiddos love more than their favorite Disney stars, it’s when those same Disney stars strap on a pair of skates and hit the ice. This year, when Disney On Ice comes to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this December, they’ll have plenty of familiar faces, beyond the stars, in tow.

11/13/2013

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Curiocity: First Look At Lake & Irving In Uptown

Two brothers with a passion for food left their respective warm-weather climates behind in order to open their first establishment in their home state. Luckily for us, they’re bringing some of that warmth back with them — on a globally influenced menu.

11/12/2013

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Curiocity: Amy Thielen On New Cookbook, Food Network Stardom

It started out as a distraction — a way for Amy Thielen to put off writing the multitude of papers waiting for her and instead, immerse herself in the flavors she adored to cook for the friends she loved. It’s almost funny then, that she finally gave into her cooking when she had the fewest distractions possible.

11/06/2013

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Curiocity: Cosmos Restaurant Celebrates 10th Anniversary

It’s not often that a downtown Minneapolis restaurant celebrates 10 years in business so when one is lucky enough to do so, it certainly calls for a celebration.

10/30/2013

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Curiocity: Mpls. Izzy’s Ice Cream Shop Ready For Grand Opening

Ice cream enthusiasts, rejoice! It’s time to celebrate another delicious destination to get a scoop of one of Minnesota’s tastiest treats.

10/28/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘700 Sundays’ Is Heartwarming, Delightful

At the end of his one-man show, Billy Crystal answered the question many may have been wondering — after being on Broadway, why bring the show only to Minneapolis?

10/24/2013

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Curiocity: New Foods At Target Center For Wolves’ Fans

The latest new foods offering came Wednesday at the Target Center, where Chef Wayne Skjelstad previewed the new food offerings awaiting hungry Timberwolves fans this season.

10/23/2013

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Sarah Brightman

Earlier this year, powerhouse singer Sarah Brightman put plans in motion to become the first recording artist to venture into space. Brightman said her passion for space exploration began when she was a little girl, watching the very first moon landing on her family’s black-and-white TV.

10/16/2013

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