A Tale of Two Dinners

Iggers, compelling as ever, surfaces at People Serving People and documents both a humble dinner for the homeless and a grand banquet/fundraiser for potential benefactors. God help me, but every time I read “People Serving People,” I think of that Twilight Zone episode.

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An Ode to Aquavit

How to drink Aquavit, via a long and lovingly written Strib feature on the Danish “water of life”: Pour into a frozen aquavit glass…. Lift glass toward mouth and pause. Stare into eyes of everyone else holding a glass. Say the obligatory Danish toast, “Skaal.”

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Feb. 19 Morning Roundup

Via City Pages, Esquire gives breakfast props to Hell’s Kitchen and Al’s Breakfast, Breadbasketcase bakes pain de mie (i.e. sandwich bread), Rick Nelson explores the rising trend of Sunday value supper specials, Lazy Lightning dives ever further into the all-consuming saga of Apple Valley Liquor Store #3, Red Pepper bemoans the crowded, impersonal nature of […]

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End of the Times?

MinnPost reports that the Times Bar and Cafe is closed until further notice for “retooling.” With the apparent fall of this Northeast club, this February seems to be living up to its potential as a historically challenging period for anyone trying to earn a living by selling food / drink / ambiance.

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Got Milk Preferences?

Over at Monkey Disaster (the blog of John Moe from NPR), there’s a nascent discussion of milk taking place. Quoth Moe on Kemp’s: “I don’t know why but it is better than any other milk I’ve ever had. And I didn’t even know some milk could taste better than other milk.” Ed plugs Cedar Summit […]

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Are You a HOT Shot Guy?

[Via Craigslist] “Hot dance club in St. Paul looking for HOT shot guys to sell shots during the weekend dance parties.” Apparently… based on the remainder of the post… there’s going to be a Hot Shot Guy-off wherein each candidate has one night to be hot and sell shots, and the top seller gets the […]

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