Culture compass: Lattes, tacos and waffles

Maddy Folstein

Friday: Barista Throwdown and Taco Takeover 

Watch the best baristas flaunt their skills at this latte art contest. 32 competitors enter and three will emerge victorious, thanks to judges from the Star Tribune. If latte art wasn’t enough, James Beard Nominated Chef Jorge Guzman will be serving cochinita pibil, chorizo-potato and lentil tacos for $5 each.

Where: Northern Coffeeworks, 1027 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis

When: 5:30-10 p.m.

Cost: $5 entry

Saturday: “Familiar”

The American dream is contested in “Familiar,” the Guthrie’s latest endeavor on its McGuire Proscenium Stage. Written by “Black Panther” actress and Macalaster College graduate Danai Gurira, the play follows Tendi as she brings her Minnetonkan boyfriend home to her Zimbabwean-American family.

Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd St, Minneapolis

When: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cost: tickets start at $29

Sunday: Waffle Day

March 25 is Waffle Day in Sweden, and the American Swedish Institute is celebrating with both sweet and savory heart-shaped waffles. The sweet option includes blueberry jam, while the savory option features country spiced sausage and herbs. Pick both — Sunday morning is the best time for brunch, after all.

Where: FIKA at the American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $8-10


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Celebrity Chef David Chang of the Momofuku restaurant chain has a new Netflix show. Each episode of “Ugly Delicious” explores the history and influence of one food item or concept, ranging from tacos to home cooking. You’ll finish the season craving everything shown on screen and questioning the true meaning of “authentic.”

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