June 15 Tweet Rodeo

Local businesses love the world cup! @France44Cheese offers a 15% discount for cheese from winning countries (though they’re out of Slovenian cheese), while @PunchPizza offers a huge incentive in support of the Italian team — if Italy wins, we all win! @MNToday reports on Lou’s Fish in Two Harbors getting some national press, @ShopLocally promotes […]


Is Groupon Killing Local Food?

Lenny Russo, writing in the Star Tribune, addresses the role coupons, specials, offers, and other limited time gimmicks play in building restuarants up… and potentially tearing them down. “It’s like a miniature Ponzi scheme,” Russo writes. “A restaurant sells a product for less money than it needs to break even.  The hope is that people […]