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Heat of the Week: Food Hugs, speed dates and lava cakes

Heat of the Week: Food Hugs, speed dates and lava cakes

Nina Raemont, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
February 8, 2021
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Alison Kirwin stands in Al's Breakfast as she gets ready to get 20 plus orders out the door on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Al's new menu option is a weekly meal deal allowing customers to choose two meals for $50.

Skip the usual: Al’s Breakfast switches up menu with weekly staff meals

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 5, 2021
Typical food is for typical times, and the past year has been anything but typical.
The finished dish of bariis iskukaris, a traditional Somali rice dish, prepared for the Sharing Food series on Sunday, Jan. 31. The recipe was shared with the Minnesota Daily by the Somali Student Association.

Sharing Food: Bariis iskukaris (Somali-style rice)

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 2, 2021
Sharing Food, a series by A&E, hopes to bring together students and their own cultural cuisines, letting no meal go unshared.
The Republic building November 2016 via Google Maps.

Republic bar and restaurant closes with plans to relocate

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
February 1, 2021
The West Bank restaurant shuttered last November with an uncertain timeline for reopening.
Heat of the week: Fantasy, frequencies and fresh Mexican food

Heat of the week: Fantasy, frequencies and fresh Mexican food

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 1, 2021
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Michelle Kwan poses for a portrait in front of her family-owned restaurant, Keefer Court Bakery and Cafe on Monday, Jan. 25.

West Bank restaurants withstand pandemic

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
January 27, 2021
Though Acadia has temporarily closed and the Malabari Kitchen shuttered, many restaurants in Cedar-Riverside have remained open — if just for takeout and delivery.
Heat of the week: Profanity, bad boys and a new cafe

Heat of the week: Profanity, bad boys and a new cafe

Frankie Carlson
January 20, 2021
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Nadia Aruri dips pita bread into a plate of hummus after drizzling olive oil and sprinkling paprika for finishing touches on Friday, Jan. 15 in Minneapolis. Aruri, a sophomore majoring in Urban Studies, is the Outreach Coordinator for the group Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota.

Sharing Food: Hommous bi Tahini

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
January 18, 2021
Sharing Food, a series by A&E, hopes to bring together students and their own cultural cuisines, letting no meal go unshared.
Co-owners Roberto Quiros, left, and Jesus Hernandez pose for a portrait in their new food truck, Sizzlin’ Mexican Grill, on Monday, Dec. 7. “We make all the ingredients fresh every day,” said Hernandez.

New taco truck brings the sizzle to Dinkytown

Emalyn Muzzy, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
December 10, 2020
Sizzlin’ Mexican Grill looks to add some new flavor to the Dinkytown restaurant scene.
Sharing Food: Minnesota’s own hot dish

Sharing Food: Minnesota’s own hot dish

Nina Raemont
December 3, 2020
A brief history of the state staple and a recipe for the simple dish.