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February 2019

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Heather Kim’s New Book on Revenge Baking

If it’s true that revenge is a dish best served cold, then why not add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

From the Editor: Charlies Were a Bloody Good Time

The bloody Mary was heavy, an entire 46-ounce bottle of V8 juice poured into a flower vase with a litany of toppings, including hard-boiled eggs and a rose.

Server Speak: What’s Your Most Memorable Valentine’s Serving Experience?

What’s Your Most Memorable Valentine’s Serving Experience?

Around Town: New Menu, Healthy Win

Executive Chef Solomon Shaheer debuted his winter menu for Bank, the restaurant/bar inside the Westin Hotel in downtown Minneapolis for food bloggers and the media in mid-December.

Coffee Talk

Loaves and Fishes served 1 million free, healthy meals to hungry Minnesotans in 2018, tripling the number of meals served annually just five years ago.

Cottage Baker Finds Perfect Balance

Sarah Williams claims she’s not a perfectionist by nature, but the frosting on her sugar cookies tell a different story.

Culinary Curiosities: History of Valentine’s Day

Halloween has its fun-size candy bars, Easter has its Cadbury Creme Eggs, but it’s a pretty box full of chocolate nougats, creams, and cordials on Valentine’s Day that really gets hearts a-fluttering.

Foodworks Helps Feed Office Workers

“Marketing, plus a revenue generator.” That’s how Jason Adamidis describes Foodworks.

New Products from Rancher’s Legacy and more

Rancher’s Legacy Meat Co. has always prided itself on not looking at where its partners (customers) are now, but where they will be.

Institutional Dining: Soccer Stadium Brings Large Scale Dining Options

Many issues are in play as the Allianz Field Major League Soccer stadium prepares for a spring opening in St. Paul’s Midway area.

St. Paul Roundup

The St. Paul City Council will take up the long-delayed to-go packaging ordinance on February 20.

Charlie Awards Coverage: A Salute to the Créme de La Cremme

Finalists and winners in the eighth annual Charlie Awards, presented by Foodservice News, express that exact sentiment to their guests every day, each in their own style.

2019 Charlie's Winners

2019 Charlie's Winners

From Stage to Party

What would we have done without the talented ProStart teams?

Lifetime Achievement Award

What can we say about Sue Zelickson, the first lady of the Twin Cities’ culinary scene, that hasn’t been said before?

ACF Salutes its Chefs

The presentation of the Chef of the Year medal to Scott Parks kicked off the chapter’s annual awards dinner.

Restaurant Openings

Gavin Kaysen could become a McDonald’s franchisee and we’d all be breathlessly awaiting the opening of his next location.

P.S. Steak Opening

Had the Charlie Awards been named by a different generation, they might have been the Belle Awards.

Commodities Report: Soybean Supply to Set Record

The commodity markets have had a fairly uneventful month with grain prices remaining historically attractive for buyers, albeit modestly higher than a year ago.

Buy the Numbers: How Boemer and Rancone Market Winning Concepts

If you open a local or even national food periodical, you would be hard pressed not to see some comment about the success of Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone.

Common Foodsense: Jerkitude Explained

As I review the various times in my life that I’ve been an ass, I find myself occasionally editing the memory so that it comes out looking a bit less unattractive.

Hangin’ with Klecko: When a Butcher Meets a Baker…

On a cold winter evening, with time to kill, I pulled into Cheapo Records on Snelling Avenue to rummage through their vinyl.

From the Publisher

On any given day I will switch between multiple projects on a variety of different segments of our business.

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