“They opened with an overture and then it was Beethoven and then they ended with a rap song,” said University of Minnesota senior Amera Hassan. “That’s what I think makes the Minnesota Orchestra really special. And then to combine it with food… it was just insane.”
El Taco Riendo opened just over a decade ago. Owner Miguel Gomez’s philosophy has been the same since the start: to serve inexpensive, efficient and fresh food.
As it turns out, a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly is a good metaphor for kombucha.
“People have assumptions about us until they come here and experience that we are regular people just trying to get our lives together like anyone else,” said Nei’Yana Roby, a current fellow of the All Square Institute.
"Afro Deli's culture is rooted in the belief that good food has the power to bring people together," said Abdirahman Kahin, owner of local chain Afro Deli, during a testimony before the House committee in Washington last week on the positive contributions immigrants can bring to communities.
“That wasn’t really a goal,” said chef Christina Nguyen. “It was just to make a space that people can enjoy themselves in … like, you know, pull a lot of personal experience, nostalgia into a spot and make it good.”
On a recent Saturday afternoon at Fig + Farro in Calhoun Square, customers conversed in the large dining area, with its contemporary, mismatched wooden tables and chairs, warm lighting fixtures, cozy booths and sprawling bar. Now a year-and-a-half old, the restaurant, which began as a vegetarian establishment, serves a vibrant and much-loved vegan menu. The switch is part of the restaurant’s larger mission: fighting climate change.
Billie Eilish's dark silhouette appeared on stage amid the shrill screams of thousands of fans Saturday night.
Like many 20-somethings, Eric Larson is a member of the generation that grew up with memes. He can barely remember when they started entering his consciousness because for him, it feels like they have been around forever.
The longtime producer and songwriter for pop stars like Katy Perry, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran, released his first album, “Friends Keep Secrets” Dec. 7.