A tour of the hottest peppers at Pepper Palace in the Mall of America. Rick gets out to Empire Coffee + Pastry (we dug ’em, and they’ll be at the next North Coast Nosh) and more. Madison’s excellent Stiftskeller murals have been restored. A multi-course meal at the new Travail. Photo outtakes from our recent story on Origami uptown (pictured). WACSO illustrates Sparrow Cafe (here’s our review). And a cogent argument for ditching the outdated 70 / 30 food / liquor rule for Minneapolis restaurants.