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Monica Tran “feeds” the lion during the Lion Dance performed by Hu’s Lucky Lion Dance Team while attending the Lunar New Year celebration at University Food Hall with her father Vu Tran on Sunday, Jan. 26. “Feeding” the lion, either with friuts or with rewards for the lion troupe, is a tradition to bring prosperity and good luck in the coming year.

Dinkytown’s new food hall opens its doors to celebrate the Lunar New Year

Norah Kleven
January 30, 2020

The year of the rat is officially upon us. On Sunday, there was scarcely an empty stomach or frown in sight as people from across the Twin Cities celebrated the arrival of “chun jie” — or, Chinese...

Holiday cookies on display on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

College kitchen: make winter break a sweet one

Norah Kleven
December 12, 2019

The holidays are marked by snow, cheer and most importantly: desserts. Here are some easy-to-follow recipes to test out in your kitchen this weekend.  Sugar cookies Sugar cookies are simple, lovable...

Cornbread, turkey and mashed potatoes.

College kitchen: Thanksgiving on a student budget

Norah Kleven
November 27, 2019

Many college students might think a Thanksgiving spread is out of their reach. But, a Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to take all day to prepare, and it also doesn’t have to break the bank.  Try...

UMN partnership transforms food shelves across Minnesota to promote healthy behaviors

November 5, 2019

A University of Minnesota partnership has transformed a series of food shelves across Minnesota, aiming to create more healthy options for clients. University research showed that healthy food choices...

New UMN program to build leaders for global food system

New UMN program to build leaders for global food system

Gwiwon Jason Nam
June 19, 2019

Three University of Minnesota colleges have developed a new program to help develop professionals who can effectively navigate the complex global food system. The Integrated Food Systems Leadership program...

Wally Sakallah poses for a portrait inside Wally's Falafel and Hummus, one of the businesses he owns, on Wednesday, May 1.

Wally’s brings a piece of the Middle East to Dinkytown

Becca Most
May 6, 2019

The air hums with conversation as friends and families chat over chicken shawarma sandwiches and round plates of hummus. To the left of the register, customers gaze into a glass display case, mulling over...

Pimento owner Tomme Beevas poses for a portrait with a dish on Saturday, March 23 at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen in Minneapolis. The restaurant was celebrating 3 years of living in its space on Eat Street.

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen cooks up Kingston culture

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
March 28, 2019

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen’s bright yellow walls radiate warmth as soon you step through the restaurant’s doors. When it’s “Minnesota outside, it’s Jamaica inside,” owner Tomme Beevas likes to...

Jeremy and Celeste enjoy the The European Christmas Market on Dec. 2 in Saint Paul. The open-air market features vendors selling European holiday items.

Cinnamon spice and everything nice: local Christmas market thrives in St. Paul

Liv Martin
December 3, 2018

Immediately, the smell of cinnamon flooded visitors’ senses as they walked into the European Christmas Market in downtown St. Paul. Saturday morning, the East Plaza at Union Depot was transformed into...


College kitchen: Spicing up the holiday season

Samir Ferdowsi
November 21, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Lights, ornaments and wreaths start decorating the bars downtown and money signs start decorating their cocktail menus.  However fun they may be, “specialty cocktails”...

Culture compass: Moose patrols, Scrooge and photons

Samir Ferdowsi
November 15, 2018

Friday: Victor Shores w/ Pierre and Heart to Gold Nothing says "punk show" like a good ol' Minneapolis dive bar. Catch a locally-stacked lineup of basement punk bands as they perform new music specifically...