Queen of Sheba offers an Ethiopian feast Wednesday, Sep 16 2020 

If you like to eat Ethiopian food the traditional way, you’ll eat with your hands, tearing off pieces of tangy, tan injera flatbread and using it to grab morsels from the common plate while your friends are doing the same. Unfortunately, the pandemic has put an end to that practice at Queen of Sheba restaurant … Continue reading Queen of Sheba offers an Ethiopian feast

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Morels smokes serious ‘que … without meat Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 

Following on his success with vegan takes on popular fast-food dishes like the Farby, an Arby’s knockoff made without a molecule of meat, Morels Cafe’s proprietor Stanley Chase has now turned his attention to a seemingly even more impossible task. Behold, Morels Vegan BBQ Smokehouse, where Chase is creating vegetarian barbecued pulled “pork” and meat-free … Continue reading Morels smokes serious ‘que … without meat

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What pandemic? El Mundo Highlands is up and running Wednesday, Aug 26 2020 

It takes a certain bold spirit and lack of risk aversion to open a new restaurant during a pandemic when, at best, restaurants face an extraordinary burden of regulation for our health and safety. That didn’t slow down the folks at El Mundo, though. Not only did they open their second restaurant – El Mundo … Continue reading What pandemic? El Mundo Highlands is up and running

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Funmi’s delights with the flavors of Nigeria Wednesday, Jul 22 2020 

Here’s something important to keep in mind about supporting Black-owned restaurants and other Black-owned businesses: We can’t do it just once. To make this right, we need to get into the habit of dining and shopping regularly at businesses owned by our Black, indigenous, and other brothers and sisters of color. According to U.S. Census … Continue reading Funmi’s delights with the flavors of Nigeria

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Agave & Rye brings a new generation of flavor Wednesday, Mar 11 2020 

OK, Boomer, buh-bye. Yo, Millennial, come on in! That’s the sound of generational change on the north end of the Baxter Avenue strip, as the classy Bittner’s furniture and upscale fare of the defunct Ward 426 makes way for the bright street murals and fancy tacos of Agave & Rye. Ward 426, a venture of … Continue reading Agave & Rye brings a new generation of flavor

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Noche, the church of Mexican BBQ Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 

The tall gray stone sanctuary of Calvary Lutheran Church was approaching its 90th anniversary when its congregation, aging and declining in numbers, regretfully decided to pack it in. “Emptying the building. Sad work,” the Rev. Austin Newberry wrote in February 2016 in the final post on Calvary’s Facebook page. But now the lofty nave is … Continue reading Noche, the church of Mexican BBQ

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Everything is good at Ramen House Tuesday, Dec 31 2019 

Thoughts upon eating edamame at Ramen House: If you’re supposed to get at these delicious little underripe-soybean snacks by popping the beans out of the inedible pod, what’s the point in seasoning the outside of the pod? A taste of Ramen House’s amazing spicy garlic edamame ($5.50) explains it all for us. Grab a pod … Continue reading Everything is good at Ramen House

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