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Chocolat Celeste Closing [Updated]

As per the Chocolat Celeste website, this Saturday, April 24, is the St. Paul shop’s final day in business. Internet orders will resume this September. Founded in 2002 by Mary Leonard, the shop gained national accolades for its hand-crafted confections. I principally remember the Chocolat Celeste team as the good sports who custom-crafted dark chocolate […]

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Amici Pizza to Open in Snap Location

Amici Pizza and Bistro is set to open in the old Snap Pizza location (2851 Johnson St. NE). More details as we get ’em. [From a tip from Tom Elko at BringMeTheNews] Update: They’re opening February 28, 2010 and their website is amiciusa.com. Update: Check out The Heavy Table’s brief write up of Amici Pizza […]

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Waconia’s Green Room to Close

Co-owner Tom Peterson of the Green Room sent a recent email to customers reading, in part: “It is with mixed emotion that we’ll be closing our doors and saying goodbye to The Green Room and to Waconia. We’ve had a great four year run and we’re very grateful for the Waconia community and all of […]

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Closing: Zen Asian Contemporary

Tuesday, Dec. 1 is the last day of operation for Uptown’s Zen Asian Contemporary. The well-reviewed spot (here’s our spin) battled for customers in a neighborhood strewn with competing eateries including the venerable Fuji-Ya and the distinctively positioned Moto-i. A press release notes: “However, owner Andy Kor is not quite ready to give up. He […]

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November 19 Morning and Catch-All Omni Wrapup

An epic sandwich review of the Los Ocampo Torta Cubana, pre-Thanksgiving jitters, part 2 of Lee’s SGT interview with director of Big River, the Strib’s Bill Ward presents the ABCs of holiday drinks, farewell to the Whistling Bird in Gilbert, Dara is legitimately excited about Il Gatto, praise for the charming Everett’s in South Minneapolis, […]

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The Max and Lou’s Blues

Max and Lou’s in St. Louis Park is no longer offering “soups, snacks and smiles”; rather, according to a Craigslist post, they’re losing their lease and offering a deal on restaurant chairs ($25 each, $50 for tables), sconses, a pig chalkboard sign and a whole bunch of other restaurant fixtures and furniture pieces.

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