Emily Newhall

Emily Newhall experiments with new recipes each week and keeps a mile-long list of restaurants to visit. By day, she is a proofreader and editor for a creative agency in St. Paul. Ever dedicated to Minnesota, Emily was raised in Minnetonka, attended Carleton in Northfield, and now lives in South Minneapolis. She is always impressed by fresh custard-filled doughnuts, perfectly spiced Indian curries, and restaurants that offer more than one vegetarian dish.

Bewitching Beer Dinners

Be’Wiched Deli is offering specialty dinners that pair food with artisanal beers. Next Wednesday at 7pm, explore the US microbrew scene with Michael Gottschalk of Snake River Brewing, Jackson, WY. The following Wednesday, Sep. 30 at 7pm, keep it local with Jeff Williamson and Mike Elias of St. Paul’s Flat Earth Brewing. Dinners are $35 […]

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September 18 Morning Roundup

Dara doesn’t love Wakame but concedes that some families might, Girl Friday adds to the praise of Loring Kitchen & Bar and whips up a cactus salad, Tanpopo Noodle Shop explains when to use and how to prepare the crunchy, earthy burdock, Green Your Plate just can’t get enough of CSA peppers (sign me up […]

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Roseville’s Wild Rice Festival

Roseville is hosting a Wild Rice Festival this Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Highlights include demonstrations on how to harvest wild rice, Native American dancing and storytelling, apple cider pressing, and a silent auction. Of course, there’ll also be lots of food: wild rice sausages, wild rice soup, and fry bread, plus a wild rice […]

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Harvest Party at Harmony Valley

Harmony Valley Farm in Viroqua, WI is throwing its last event of the year — a harvest party Sunday, Sep. 27 from 12 to 6pm. Meet Farmer Richard, tour the fields, feed the animals, pick pumpkins, and enjoy a pig roast / potluck. To participate in the meal, bring your own tableware plus a side […]

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Belgian Beer Festival at Muddy Pig

It’s time for the second annual Belgian Beer Festival at the Muddy Pig. The event, which runs through Sunday, includes more than 95 Belgian beers on draft plus beer-themed seminars. Seminars include “Why Belgium?” with Lanny Hoff of Artisanal Imports, “Belgian Brown Ales” with Brad the Beerguy of Chisago Lakes Distributing, and “Fermentable Love Fest” […]

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September 17 Morning Roundup

Chef Shack’s Sweet Shack launches Sunday at the Uptown Market, Thai restaurant Ginger Hop opens Monday in Northeast Minneapolis, the Strib previews D’Amico Kitchen, Loring Kitchen & Bar, and OM, Teddy praises the Sea Salt po’ boy, Cafe Cyan makes a quiche with a clever couscous crust, A Crafty Lass bakes up some blueberry-wild rice […]

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Renaissance Festival’s Feast of Fantasy

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which opens this Saturday, is selling tickets for its Feast of Fantasy. The event includes a 6-course meal, beverages, two hours of entertainment, and gifts. Show times are 11am, 2pm, and 4:45pm. Most tickets are $80 and include the price of Renaissance Festival admission; tickets for Aug. 30 cost $60; tickets […]

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August 21 Morning Roundup

Summit’s Unchained German Style K├Âlsch scores an A- from the Captain’s Chair, a recipe for watermelon-feta gazpacho, Kathie praises the St. Paul Brasa while taunting the Minneapolis one, a cream cheese brioche makes the perfect mid-morning snack, and beautiful romas in our Flickr pool.

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