Dulce Mex is a dreamy Mexican candy and pinata emporium | City Pages

When we spotted colorful Dulce Mex after our latest visit to Taco Libre, we couldn't help but go careening off the road to investigate.What is your kid’s (or niece's or nephew's or husband's) greatest yen of the moment? Minions? The Little Mermaid? Corona?You’ll find them here, charmingly decked out in colorful tissue paper, waiting to be filled with whatever you please. And … [Read more...]

The Himalayan goes fast casual in Dinkytown | City Pages

For a quick, cheap, delicious lunch, it's tough to beat a good old-fashioned Indian or Tibetan buffet. Simmering saags, curries, and masalas are all but made for the buffet table. At the best places, abundant all-you-can eat dishes are available by the dozen for little more than 10 bucks. The Himalayan has long been one of those places. Now they've added a new way to lunch: the … [Read more...]

Now Open in Northeast: Costa Blanca Bistro

Fans of Hector Ruiz will be happy to learn that the entrepreneurial Paris-trained chef has just opened a fifth restaurant, Costa Blanca Bistro, in the former Pico de Gallo location at 2416 Central Ave. NE. The new restaurant and bar joins the burgeoning Ruiz restaurant empire, which also includes Cafe Ena, Rincon 38, La Fresca and La Ceiba. Like all of his restaurants, Costa … [Read more...]

Sundays at the Grand Cafe with Cornbread Harris and Sicilian Pizza

If you haven't been to the Grand Cafe yet for their Sunday suppers, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Piano legend Cornbread Harris, is still going strong at 89. Backed by sax and standup bass, they plays a repertoire of jazz classics. No cover. And chef Andrew Kraft supplements the small plate menu of shareable dishes with a rotating selection of Sicilian-style … [Read more...]

American Jewish World » Blog Archive Captivated by flamenco guitar – American Jewish World

A Dakota Jazz Club date for the Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio might not jump out as a possible Jewish World story.However, a tip led to further investigation and a phone chat with Pascual, who’s now living in Los Angeles. His Minneapolis friends remember the flamenco guitar ace as Jonathan Gordon. And those friends include classmates from Seward Montessori, Torah Academy in … [Read more...]

Tee Belachew is back with a new Ethiopian-Asian restaurant

I was really bummed last year when Tee Belachew closed T's Place, his restaurant and music club on East Lake Street. It has been replaced by the Addis Ababa, which also serves good Ethiopian cuisine, and world music, but Tee's was something special - possibly the only Ethiopian-Malaysian fusion restaurant in the world. Tee learned to cook Malaysian cuisine when he partnered … [Read more...]

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