We take to the airwaves of MPR to explore the blossoming Seward food scene (above: Verdant Tea’s sweet potato soba noodles). The Well Fed Guide to Life ventures to Cafe Biaggio. City Pages gives a mixed report on Nico’s Tacos and Tequila (we were a bit less enthused). A massive new Haskell’s liquor store is going to open in Maple Grove. Downtown Minneapolis is going to have to scrape by without a McDonald’s for a while. A look at Whistler Classic Soda, the planned local pop in glass bottles that sadly fell short of its Kickstarter goal. Dara provides a detailed rundown of local Indian food highlights. Cool Hunting files one of those plausible-but-random grab bag lists of Minneapolis restaurants that visitors should try. And the Star Tribune files a brief report on Heidi’s closure: nowish, not Dec. 31 as originally planned.