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  • L’Incontournable Apéritif: French Conversation
    Every Sunday, Meritage hosts “L’Incontournable Apéritif,” an essential French conversational happy hour. This group is intended for French speakers and lovers of French language, food & culture. Join us Sundays from 2 – 5 pm. Read more…
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‘Grace’ pays homage to splendor of Black women and hats

 

Orange Blossom by Beverly Tipton Hammond
Courtesy of Beverly Tipton Hammond

The timeless cultural cornerstone of Black women sporting flamboyantly decorative head-wear will take center stage at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery’s (MAAHMG) new exhibit “Grace.” For full story: http://spokesman-recorder.com/2018/10/31/grace-pays-homage-to-splendor-of-black-women-and-hats/

2018 midterm results: Historic gains made in Minnesota

(l-r) Angela Conley, Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison were victorious in their historic bids.

It may not have been the blue wave that some had predicted, but Democrats made significant gains nationally and across the state of Minnesota. The Democrats regained the U.S. House, with Nancy Pelosi poised to return as Madam Speaker and, in Minnesota, Democrats also reclaimed the House — the first time in four years. 

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New in food and dining

Hai Hai makes Vietnamese Cuisine Exciting Again

Hai Hai, the new Vietnamese restaurant at 22nd and University Ave. N.E.,  makes Vietnamese cuisine exciting again – which is quite an accomplishment. The place has been jam-packed with millennials ever since it opened a few weeks ago. Owners Christina Nguyen and Birk Stefan Grudem have followed the same formula that has made their Hola Arepa such a popular eatery – fresh flavors, a stylish hip-on-a-budget decor, very affordable prices and a smart cocktail program.…

City Pages: Generations of Lebanese cooking at Beirut Restaurant and Deli in West St. Paul

“The story of Beirut Restaurant and Deli is an immigrant story.

“(I)f you do nothing else at Beirut, order the monumental mezza platter for two, a $50 color wheel of just about everything the restaurant has to offer, served in smaller portions for sharing. It’s the way a Lebanese family would traditionally eat at a gathering, with plates of food coming and going, going and coming…'”

Source: Generations of Lebanese cooking at Beirut Restaurant and Deli in West St.

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