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With Brand Refresh, Davanni’s Finds New Life

Davanni’s executives got somewhat of a reality check during a focus group session in 2014. That’s when, as President and CFO Bob Stupka put it, “we could have jumped out the window listening to the millennials.”

St. Paul Relaxes Liquor Laws to Attract Restaurants

By March, St. Paul diners should have a better idea of how many restaurants will take advantage of the city’s expanded on-sale liquor license regulations.

Minneapolis Food Hub Is an Entrepreneurial Playground

It takes time to create something special. Time to form the idea, develop the necessary skills, and execute a plan properly.

Inside Sushi Avenue’s Growing Restaurant Empire

Based here in landlocked Minnesota, Sushi Avenue has built a sprawling $36-million-dollar business covering 16 states and supplying sushi to 270 retail locations nationwide, from the shelves of Target to Whole Foods.

Kaskaid Hospitality Uses New Concepts to Expand

A willingness to explore new concepts and a desire to expand into new communities are guiding principles for Kaskaid Hospitality.

Staying Current Key to Freshii’s Fast-casual Growth

Once upon a time restaurant companies aspired to be the next McDonald’s. Now, they all want to be the next Chipotle.

Using Restaurant Design to Catch Customers

If it seems as though every aspect of the restaurant industry is somehow concerning itself with what millennials want, well, it’s because that’s exactly what is happening.

Liquor License Changes Could Have More Restaurants Saying ‘Cheers’

Cocktail hour may soon be a possibility for more St. Paul restaurants. Or folks could end up watching the clock for at least another year.

A Peek Inside the Culinary Scene in Latin America

My recent trip to Latin America wasn’t supposed to be a culinary experience, but, hey, a girl’s gotta eat, right?

Farmers Market Targets Chefs to Diversify Customer Base

When Libby Wyrum was hired as the manager of the Linden Hills Farmers Market in Minneapolis, she brought with her a different attitude.

St. Paul Jazz Club Reborn as Vieux Carre

The old Artists’ Quarter jazz club’s long-awaited rebirth as Vieux Carre is complete.

Edina Restaurateurs Share Secrets to 25 Years of Success

Mickey and Sheila McCabe haven’t kept their Edina restaurant going by sticking with the conventional. Quite the opposite, in fact.
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