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October 2018

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Future’s Looking Rosy for Owners of Rose Street Patisserie

Everything’s coming up Roses for the founder of Patisserie 46.

From the Editor: Charlie Award Season Officially Kicked Off

What better spot than the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka to get people’s attention for the upcoming nomination season?

Server Speak: What Are the Best and Worst Part of Being a Server?

What Are the Best and Worst Part of Being a Server?

From Fly-ins to Golfing to Retirement

Along with nearly 300 other U.S. Farmers Union members, 35 Minnesota Farmers Union members and staff traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for family farmers and rural residents at the 2018 National Farmers Union Legislative Fly-In.

Coffee Talk

St. Paul’s Meritage is hosting its annual Oysterfest.

Superior Switchel Is Good for Environment and Nonprofits

Switchel may be the new Kombucha, which was the new healthy alternative to soft drinks, which were the unhealthy alternative to water.

The History of Food Halls

The food hall trend is no passing fancy. Research by Cushman & Wakefield suggests that the number of food halls is set to triple from 2015 to 2020

Twin Cities Gets Two More Eatertainment Bites

Two new entrants to the Twin Cities market are putting “eatertainment” front and center with the promise of two- to four-hour experiences.

Grilled Cheese Restaurant Provides Second Chance

Two days after All Square, a gourmet grilled cheese restaurant in the Longfellow neighborhood, opened its doors, founder Emily Hunt Turner was running around in circles

How Fig + Farro's Social Baker Keeps on Track

Veganism isn’t often at the forefront of a chef’s mind when baking bread, or cupcakes. For Rebecca Hill, the “social baker” at Uptown’s Fig + Farro the two coexist.

A Pot of Jambalaya Became an Unlikely Catering Company

When Emily Torgrimson was featured in a 2014 Oprah Magazine “Live Your Best Life” column, she was living in a trailer, near the river, making about $10,000 a year.

Industry Weighs In on Future of Minimum Wage

As St. Paul moves closer to a $15 minimum wage, how tipped employees should be compensated is still on the table.

Long-Awaited Keg and Case Buzzes to Life

Part of the Schmidt Brewery complex that is quickly morphing into the capital city’s most historic urban village, the Keg and Case West 7th Market was conceived in the image of the very best food halls across the country.

New and Noteworthy

Highland Park, “the Orkney single malt with Viking soul,” has signed a two-year partnership with the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Best Practices and Pretty Food from Denmark

There are lots of reasons to pay attention to culinary trends coming out of Denmark.

The Definitive Guide to Restaurant Naming

Mucci’s Italian. Take a moment to admire it. Because, as one who has spent a lot of time in the world of restaurant naming, I’m here to tell you: That name is GREAT.

Buy the Numbers: The Bungalow Club

The Bungalow Club is what I would call the prototype for a successful neighborhood restaurant.

Commoties Report: Preliminary Trade Deal Improves Outlook

Low feed prices during the last few years have brought a boost to protein and dairy production.

Hangin’ with Klecko: Vacationing Bucket List Style

Truth be told, I have been to most of the places I wanted to see, but my bucket list still had two cities I hadn’t visited.

Common Foodsense: Good-old-Day Stories Conjure up Cook’s Dream

There’s no doubt about it. Some days working for a restaurant can be a grind, and some days even the cows are laughing at you.

Foodservice News Hires Publisher

Jared Pfiefer has joined Foodservice News as its first full-time publisher, and even though most of his recent experience has been in the outdoor market, he does have an affinity to the foodservice industry

US Foods Shows Its Local Side

Hosted at Riverside Farms in Elk River, the event was a chance for about 200 US Foods customers, primarily restaurants, to meet the growers providing locally sourced products as part of the distributor’s new Serve Local initiative.

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