UW River Falls Serves Up Soul

The Black Student Union at University of Wisconsin River Falls is putting on its annual soul food dinner tonight at The Journey House (143 East Cascade Avenue, River Falls). Quoth the listing in the PiPress: “Everyone is welcomed and appreciated: our menu for this year includes: fried chicken, catfish, collard greens, mac and cheese, cornbread, […]

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Feb. 18 Morning Roundup

Earthly Creative does a chicken-inflected spaetzle with apple chicken sausage from the Wedge, the Strib has probably had this detailed and excellent wine bar / wine shop map forever, but it’s still quite nice, Stephanie March notes that Steven Brown (Ivy, etc.) has landed at Nick and Eddie, The Minnesota Independent does a swell write […]

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Guess Which St. Paul Cafe is For Sale

[Via Craigslist] Great location coffee shop – $40000 (Downtown St. Paul) Complete coffee shop and cafe, space for 49 person. Catering customers Traffic area Close to all activities for Winter, childrens festivals Close to the Xcel Energy Center and River Center Events Irish Parade is Right in front of the cafe. Any theories?

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All Hail the Beer God

Michael Agnew (of A Perfect Pint) recently became Minnesota’s first Certified Cicerone. In a nutshell, he’s an independently certified beer sommelier, a title obtained after a four-hour exam with a 250 question written section, a 12 beer tasting section, and a demonstration. Presumably the beer tasting section comes at the end of the test.

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20.21 Does it Up Oscar-Style

20.21 is offering a Governors Ball-inspired Oscars tasting menu to celebrate creator Wolfgang Puck’s central role in designing the Academy Award banquet; the three-course meal costs $20.21. It’s available for lunch, and at the bar and lounge, through Saturday, February 28. One particularly appetizing highlight: Slow Braised Asian Spiced Short Ribs with Dal Lentils and […]

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Yep, It’s a Depression

Mississippi Market is offering a free class on Feb. 18 (registration required) for how to “shop for natural, organic foods without breaking the bank.” You even get coupons! Meanwhile, Seward Co-op is teaching the art of raising chickens to would-be urban farmers on Feb. 19 and Mar. 12. And at the Bloomington Haskell’s? A free […]

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