Feed |  Looking for light

Feed | Looking for light

Not just in the daylight-hours-per-day scenario, but in all of this (movements wildly about space). Winter can feel dark, and a pandemic winter in a third round can feel downright inky. And while this month is usually set aside for great renewal, it’s sometimes the burning little dreams that help us through: There may be a CSA in your future, maybe you need a career change that brings you close to forty panels in a søby, or maybe it’s just the promise of new drinks and better days ahead. Continue.


\ So. This week, the two city mayors created some mandates that basically mean, from January 19, you must be waxed or PCR-tested to eat in Minneapolis or St. Louis. Paul restaurants. Mayor Carter said children under 5 (who are not yet eligible for wax) are exempt from the rule. Mayor Frey, whose original rule said these children should be tested, said today that they will change it to match St. Louis. Paul’s exemption. AND SO, yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Prez Biden’s vaccine mandate for workers, forcing mayors to do some more mandate editing. So now the dinner guests need to be waxed or negative to eat, but the workers who are still under full-time mask mandates from last week do not have to be. It is NOT confusing.

Bottom line: Restaurants and workers could use your patronage to get through this bleak downturn, whether it’s through takeaway or wax cards in hand. They are just trying to do their best to survive, just like the rest of us.

\ OBVI, this is a perfect time to jump into owning an entire restaurant. Let’s just turn it into a whole dinner club in an idyllic lake town! Indianhead Supper Club in charming Balsalm Lake, WI is for sale. Only $ 550K and a knowledge of filberts required.


+ 3LECHE (or say it: tres leche) is officially launched in The Food Building. The dream lab, run by the former Colita / Martina bar team consisting of Marco Zappia, Dustin Nguyen and Adam Witherspoon, is engaged in some crazy science that has, wait for it: no booze. Check out theirs Proxy Bar pop-ups on Fridays this month to see how good not to drink can be (and get ready for a nice long conversation with these boys in the February issue coming out soon!) Tickets cost $ 25 for snacks and sips of innovative dry cocktails and drinks from more than a dozen local producers, from kl. 17-20 every Friday in January, proof of wax is required.

+ By Tea & Poke is now open in the former PinkU room in the Northeast. The women-owned small business specializes in Taiwanese bubble tea and poke bowls and is offering 50% BOGO on the entire menu this weekend to say hello.

+ Have we said that Salad Slayer is now open at Potluck in Rosedale? The all-metal salad counter is the cold version of Josh Hedburg, by Joey Meatballs. The menu offers a barley your own option along with signature creations like Sota Sweety (with spinach, cranberries and sweet potato) or Crispy Chicken Caesar with shaved Brussels in the mix.

+ Good to know, Ann Ahmeds Khaluna is now open for takeaway ordering! Just in time to warm your stomach on a snowy day.


– Huge defeat, Mucci’s Trattoria in Uptown stops. St. The Paul site will remain open and will honor gift cards. The last brunch service in Uptown will be this weekend, and the last service will be on January 29th. Owner Tim Niver, and a real warrior during this pandemic, said it best: Goonies say never die.


>> West Indian Soul Food, your State Fair sweet potato pie favorite, hopes to establish store in St. Louis. Paul. Sharon Richards-Noel, the gifted and soulful woman behind the cake, is looking for a little help securing a place in the Brownstones building, which will also help her implement her Elevate Youth program. Check out her finance page and let’s give this woman some walls.

>> Billy Sushi brings it up to the next level, or down, really. Billy After Dark will be the cocktail bar in the basement, launched in May, under the popular North Loop sushi place. With entrance from the alley, the bar on the lower level will accommodate about 50 people and offer light snacks and desserts as well as drinks. A-Rod will definitely be there.

>> Brewing of bear cave is a classic new brewery coming to Main Street in downtown Hopkins. Right next to the Stages Theater, the brewery is being built out of an old tire shop. It is a smart project with three floors, a roof terrace, basement bar with drinks on tap and a full kitchen centered around a pizza oven. They hope to open in the spring, but are looking for a chef.


// The Good Acre CSA is now available for sign ups! How is that for a little bump of forward happiness! Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. They have some flexible payment options available for the 18-week program that runs into October, and this year there is also a pay-what-you-can program. In addition to about 70 varieties of local ingredients, you will receive a newsletter with tips and recipes, and there are optional additions such as weekly eggs or a mushroom share. Remember that the shares are sold out, so act quickly if you think it’s your year, or check out other CSA options from different farms.

// Clowns are from circuses, barking comes from dogs, eggs come from a chicken, and log cabins come from tree trunks, but where, where do they make balloons? By Ballon Emporium, honey, of course. Tickets are now on sale for the experimental cocktail parties running out of Mr. Paul’s Po’Boys & Jams store, where Nick Kosevich will perform magic and chaos with soda and food. The whole place only has room for 10 people, so expect them to be sold out quickly, as this weekend’s event has done. Your $ 180 (including tax and gratuity) gives you a seven-course cocktail circus with food compositions that should be anything but boring. Shout out to Johns for the first line.

// If your secret trick of getting through the winter involves an extra daily hot cup to slip in, you might want to join a Cupping with CJ at The Get Down Coffee Co. During this small group session, you will learn from the Director of Coffee, CJ, as you talk through different types of coffee, flavors across different origins, and the full professional process. Only $ 25, it lands on the third Wednesday of each month, and wax proof is required.

// It’s beer pokin ‘szn. Come over to the newly renovated and relaunched Northbound Smokehouse on Saturday for Eisbock Poking Party where you get your beer stuck with a hot poker and it makes it better. In fact, there are many things you might want to stick with a hot poker to make it all better, but let’s just stick to beer. They will release a few more beers that day, Wampa and Helles Frozen Over along with Eisbock. The sting starts at noon and lasts until sunset.

// The CDC now recommends that you laugh. Buy a ticket for $ 22 for Sunday Canned Latter Stand-up Comedy event at Bau Haus, and get a few knees in between to sip your pint.

// Earn a punch in your MN card this Sunday by cycling through The coldest day trip of the year 2022. Saddle up to support Dabbler & Friends’ good efforts (which do good works to support communities in need) while cycling between four different breweries that are happy to see you and defrost these whiskers. The $ 5 Rider Manifest gives you $ 2 off tap and crowlers at participating local breweries, and it’s a go with your flow afternoon.

// Grab some tickets for January 25th Lift Bridge + Manger beer dinner which is basically seven dishes of Minnesota tapas. Hotdish is a course. A Juicy Sven filled Swedish meatball is a course. Everyone is paired with an LB beer and a lesson on how to zipper braid.


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