Sara Pelissero

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For Bruno Mars

Besides his classic fedora, the one accessory you’re sure to find on pop singer Bruno Mars is a sweet pair of shades. Knowing this fun fact, the marketing department and PR wizards at the Xcel came up with the idea to give the soulful singer a pair of locally made shades when he visits this weekend.

07/11/2013

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Curiocity: ‘Pride & Prejudice’ Star On Her ‘Mad Men’ Co-Star

The story may be one you’re familiar with but there’s plenty to draw you in to the Guthrie’s production of Pride and Prejudice. For starters, they’re bringing in a big name with local ties — “Mad Men’s” Vincent Kartheiser.

07/11/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Scratch

When you eat at Scratch food truck, you’re enjoying the flavors of Geoff King’s heritage. From his mother’s kitchen and his grandmother’s recipes to his family’s dining room table, the food you order from this bright and cheery food truck are straight from the heart.

06/27/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Cave Cafe

Chef Teddy, as he’s known, fled his war-torn country of Ethiopia as a young man, seeking refuge in Djibouti. In order to earn a living, he relied on the recipes and techniques instilled in him from watching his mother and began cooking in order to survive.

06/19/2013

Restaurant Alma, Brasa

Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Alex Roberts, Part 2

Alex Roberts may be a highly accomplished chef with a James Beard Award under his belt and several successful restaurants, but his grace and humility when it comes to leaving a mark on the culinary world is what propels him into true greatness.

06/18/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘War Horse’ Is A Compelling, Captivating Creation

“This is a play that’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen before.” That was the early promise from War Horse’s lead actor, Alex Morf, when I talked to him earlier this week. After seeing the performance Wednesday night during the show’s debut at the Orpheum Theatre, I can’t help but completely agree.

06/13/2013

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Curiocity: ‘Famous Dave’ On His New Party Cookbook

When you spend 25 years perfecting your recipes and studying the competition, it’s no surprise when your food becomes known for being famous. The man behind the widely successful and highly popular Famous Dave’s chain — yes, there’s actually a “Famous Dave” — said he never expected to be a famed BBQ master when he started this journey but couldn’t be prouder of what he’s accomplished.

06/12/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jim Gaffigan On Parenting, ‘Dad Is Fat’

Sure, kids may say the darndest things but only a comedian would turn those adorable and somewhat humbling quotes into the title of his new book. Jim Gaffigan, best known for his hilarious, observational stand-up and his numerous TV cameos, is also juggling five kids, all under the age of nine, in a small New York apartment — it’s the perfect setting for comedy.

06/11/2013

Restaurant Alma, Brasa

Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Alex Roberts

“There are a lot of doctors out there but there aren’t a lot of chefs.” Those were the words, coupled with a grandfather’s urge to follow one’s God-given talents, that changed the course of Alex Roberts’ life.

06/11/2013

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Curiocity: Star ‘Buddy Holly’ On Playing An Icon

You never quite know when the good ol’ theater bug is positioning itself to bite an unsuspecting victim and in Andy Christopher’s case, it took him in a completely different direction.

06/10/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Hot Indian Foods

One of the best things about the recent influx of Twin Cities food trucks is that if you wait long enough, you’ll find a truck serving something from just about every part of the world. Answering our prayers for a taste of India, newcomer Hot Indian Foods has just hit the pavement.

06/04/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Café Racer

Some say “life is a journey, not a destination” and in the case of a certain “racing” cafe, that’s never been more true. For the owners of Café Racer, this is the true American dream.

05/28/2013

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Neato’s Burgers

All that really needs to be said about this week’s food truck can be summed up in three glorious words: duck fat fries. Yes, beyond bringing the retro feel of a good ol’ fashioned drive-in to the streets of St. Paul, Neato’s Burgers has given us the precious gift of duck-fat frying, without the hefty price tag or the cross-country journey.

05/23/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Sushi

It’s a place that’s been serving up the freshest fish for more than 20 years — Origami in Minneapolis’ North Loop.

03/02/2013

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Curiocity: Friday Food Truck Feature — Chef Shack

As one of the pioneers of Twin Cities street food, the owners of Chef Shack prove they’re not only getting better with time — they’re getting bigger.

08/17/2012

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