Somali Museum of Minnesota

The Somali Museum of Minnesota may be the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving traditional Somali culture. While there once was a national history museum in Mogadishu, the contents of that museum have scattered around the world.  Minnesota is now home to one of the world’s largest Somali diaspora populations, and it is now also the home of this unique opportunity … [Read more...]

Hindu Temple of Minnesota

The Hindu Temple of Minnesota, located in rural Maple Grove, is the largest indoor Hindu temple in the United States, and one of Minnesota's best kept secrets. The temple has five full-time priests on staff, who minister to a local Hindu community of more than 10,000 members. Unlike temples in India, which are typically devoted to a single deity, the Hindu temple houses shrines … [Read more...]

St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church

St. John’s is the only English-speaking Byzantine Catholic church in Minnesota. Currently we have in our parish people coming to our services from places situated as far as South Dakota. Another aspect of St. John’s life is worth noting – a contribution of St. John’s people to the social and cultural life of North East Minneapolis. Throughout its history the parish hosted … [Read more...]

La Huasteca: you think you know Mexican street food?

You think you know Mexican cuisine? Okay, everybody has heard of tacos and tamales. But what about tacos de canasta?  Or tacos al vapor? Or tacos Oaxaquenos? Or barbacoa de chivo? Or birria de cordero? Or Dori'locos. They are all on the menu at La Huasteca, a friendly little Mexican diner and take-out on Eat Street. Tacos al canasta - basket tacos - are a kind of tacos … [Read more...]

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