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October 2017

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Female Farmers On Why They Farm

CommonGround is a national organization of farm women who volunteer to share information about farming and food.

From the Editor: One Story Leads to Another

No one has ever mistaken me for Marilyn Monroe—until lately.

Server Speak: Who Is Your Favorite Regular

Who Is Your Favorite Regular

Coffee talk: News Briefs

As a beef production specialist at Pine Island-based Ag Partners, Carl Sackreiter focuses on cows’ nutrition.

Lexington Opens Its Rooftop/Greenhouse Lettuce

With its rooftop and upstairs event space now open, The Lexington brings some Polynesian flare to St. Paul courtesy of Executive Chef Jack Riebel.

Eddie Wu Makes Trek to Help Victims of Harvey

He may have driven 34 hours roundtrip to Houston for 44 hours of cooking for first responders at Station 55, but Eddie Wu wouldn’t call himself a hero.

Culinary Curiosities Explains Wild Rice

I’m a big fan of wild rice, but I wasn’t always.

Perfect Pairing at Cedar + Stone

When Everton Clarke was offered the position of executive chef at the then-new JW Marriott hotel at the Mall of America, he half-jokingly says he had to ask where Minnesota was.

St. Paul City Council on Carry-Out Packaging

Carryout food and drink containers from St. Paul restaurants, delis, coffee shops and convenience stores could look very different one year from now.

Round-up on St. Paul Restaurants

Long lines formed at the original Red’s Savoy Pizza when owners announced a mid-September closing. The announcement was made days after the death of owner Earl “Red” Schoenheider in August.

Chef’s Dish: Bardo Opens in Northeast Mpls.

Remy Pettus is one of the chefs hoping to keep Northeast Minneapolis on the culinary map. With his new restaurant Bardo, he’s putting down roots in the increasingly popular neighborhood.

Restaurant Pros Offer Delivery Logistic

If someone asked Mario Del Pero if third-party restaurant delivery is here to stay, the co-founder and CEO of the fast casual Mendocino Farms would counter with his own question.

Canoe Bay’s Chef Creates Menu from Epic Garden

Randall Prudden went from working in the action-packed kitchen of Spoon and Stable in the North Loop of Minneapolis to the calm serenity of Canoe Bay, a 300-acre country estate in northwestern Wisconsin.

Dean Philip’s Running For Office While Running Penny’s

Dean Phillips is into premium conversations. That’s what Penny’s, the coffee chain he started with Ben Hertz, is advocating by serving high-end coffee and crepes in a highbrow décor

Mary Lahammer Hosts Farm Fresh Road Trip

TPT’s Mary Lahammer may be better known for her savvy political coverage on the Twin Cities Public Radio television station, but local growers and restaurateurs also are on the other side of her mic, thanks to her TV show "Fresh Farm Road Trip."

Charlie’s Charity: Introducing Open Arms’ Bakers

Some days baking at Open Arms’ kitchen is like being on a Food Network show and being handed an unexpected ingredient that you have to make the star of your dish.

Picturing the Charlies’ Kick-off

The Charlie Awards officially kicked off September 18 with short speeches; Joia cocktails; delicious hors d’oeuvres, music, comedy and large, walking, talking vegetables from Open Arms.

MRA Report: Immigration Action Item

The premier education event for our industry this year will be at RiverCentre in St. Paul on Thursday, October 5.

Commodities: International Consequences for Local Crops

The major crop season for 2017-18 is entering its final stages, with the corn and soybean harvests underway.

Common Foodsense: Every Menu Tells a Story

Back when there was a culinary program at the south campus of Hennepin Tech, I used sauerkraut to give my students some historical perspective.

Hangin’ With Klecko: Salsa Lisa’s Lisa Nicholson

I don’t know if you could classify it as an epiphany, but the moment changed my life. I was at the Midway Super Target standing in the refrigerated salsa section when I discovered that my salsa options had doubled overnight.

People to Know and Places to Go

As a charter sponsor of the annual Charlie Awards, US Foods has once again stepped up to supply the food for the celebration at the upcoming February awards show as well as the kickoff event last month at Foodservice News’ offices.

ACF News

ACF News Minneapolis Chapter
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