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Natalia Mendez

Food & Drink

BIPOC Foodways Alliance Fosters Cross-Cultural Connection and Healing

With their new nonprofit, Mecca Bos and Sean Sherman are carving out spaces for unheard food stories. Here's what my night at the first BIPOC Foodways Table was like.

March 14, 2023
Food & Drink

Here’s What Makes Eden Prairie’s New, Massive Asia Mall Worth the Trip

From bubbling hot pot served by cat robots to boba tea to springy mochi donuts, the Pan-Asian mall is your new one-stop shop.

December 6, 2022
Food & Drink

Corn Dogs Rule, Pronto Pups Drool

Pronto Pup? More like Pronto Suck!

September 2, 2022

Sleigh Bells Don’t Tinker with Success at the Fine Line

The noise-pop vets brought along two great openers.


Choir Boy’s Dreamy Sound Bewitches at the Turf Club

St. Patrick’s Day, a nearly full moon, and a delightfully dreary synthpop band.

March 18, 2022
Food & Drink

Nouvelle Brewing Stands in the Shadow of Pig Ate My Pizza But Shines on its Own

Travail’s latest concept provides versatile options to sip, snack, or enjoy a whole meal.

January 28, 2022
Food & Drink

A Wisconsin-Born Writer Visits Minneapolis’s New ‘Wisconsin-Style’ Supper Club

“Fancy for a farmer” atmosphere meets upscale flavor at the Creekside Supper Club & Lounge.

January 11, 2022
Food & Drink

The Get Down in North Minneapolis Stylishly Combines Coffee and Community

Renaissance man Houston White partners with Dogwood Coffee to diversify your drip.

November 30, 2021
Food & Drink

Owamni Deliciously Decolonizes Your Plate

Or why I almost cried into a perfect antelope taco.

November 16, 2021