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Always Serving Hope at Hope Breakfast Bar: The St. Paul Restaurant With ALL the Feels

Hope Breakfast Bar lives by its name in more ways than one. Located right off Grand Avenue, this St. Paul restaurant wasn’t even deemed to exist. But, there is always Hope. The all-day breakfast joint resides in St. Paul’s oldest public building, the firehouse of Hope Engine Company No. 3. Built in 1872 and operating…

El Burrito Mercado Is THE Authentic Mexican Food Experience in Minnesota

When temperatures drop below zero, most Minnesotans prefer a hearty bowl of chili, a classic wild rice soup, or the cheesy potatoes of a plentiful hotdish. Not this Arizona-raised Minnesotan. I want colorful flavors, aromatic spices, a dish that wakes up the senses — and I want tequila. When my face hurts from the bitter…

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Old Dutch Potato Chips and the Introduction of Flavored Chips to the Midwest

My family migrated from Minnesota to Arizona when I just a tot. However, in our home, Minnesota foods, sports, and nomenclature reigned supreme. In our Scandinavian family, Christmas time meant lutefisk and lefse. My Swedish-American Grandmother was the queen of the church suppers. We used the term “Uff Da” interchangeably when we were full, happy,…

38 Valentine’s Day Specials From Restaurants All Around the Twin Cities Metro

“Love is finding one person infinitely fascinating” – Sofia Kinsella “Food and a lot of wine help” – Eating Minnesota If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we a) love and miss our restaurants immensely and b) after a few lockdowns with our significant other, we NEED a romantic evening. Whether it feels like cupid…

The Bundt Cake: From Bethlehem to Marie Antoinette to Minnesota

A donut-shaped cake with a lot of history When you think of a Bundt cake, a dense circular cake with a hollowed-out middle comes to mind. The flavors may consist of chocolate, red velvet, vanilla, spiced, or lemon. It might be topped with frosting, a dusting of sugar, glaze, or plain. There isn’t one recipe…

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