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Ali Elabbady

Ali Elabbady aka Egypto Knuckles is a food and music critic based in Minneapolis. He does a lot, but is never doing the most.

Mizna’s 2023 Twin Cities Arab Film Festival Spotlights Palestine and Morocco

One of the largest and longest running Arab film festivals in the Midwest remains a vital platform for regional and diasporic filmmakers.

September 27, 2023

These Twin Cities Artisans Want You to Think About Pasta Differently

Local chefs are infusing traditional pasta purism with their unorthodox, adventurous spirit.

August 8, 2023

South Asian Pizza Finds Its Utopian Vision in the Twin Cities Suburbs

How Pizza Karma and Bombay Pizza Kitchen are perfecting a Bay Area staple.

August 8, 2022

Red Wolf and the Renaissance of Chai 

Enough of that pump-and-concentrate carton bullshit—it's high time you had some real chai. These Minneapolis makers are here to help.

April 27, 2022

Medium Zach Goes on With His Bad Self

On his debut solo album, 'Bad by Myself,' the hip-hop producer finds his way amid the chaos.

December 2, 2021

Dessert Hummus: Atrocity, Appropriation, or Advancement?

Please weigh in loudly on the great dessert hummus debate.

September 30, 2021