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The next project in the design queue for Shea Inc. is the Dayton’s Project, a food hall in the original Dayton’s space. Once finished it will be home to office, retail an entertainment venues. As the space is being leased out, the “retaining” walls display posters from former Dayton fans on their memories of the original space. 

 

Mojo Monkey announced in February via its Facebook page that it will be scaling back its doughnut production at the storefront to just weekends. Fans can still get their doughnut fix at Spyhouse Coffee locations weekdays and weekends. Owner Lisa Clark cited health reasons in the Facebook posting.

 

Get ready for the latest in kitchen footwear: KFC-inspired Crocs. The two companies are collaborating on a version of the popular rubber shoes  that combine the familiar red-and-white striped bucket with a fried chicken design. Two add-on charms depicting fried chicken legs  attach to the top of the shoes. 

To see them for yourself, go to https://www.crocs.com/KFC.html

 

Making the social media and food column rounds in February is the news that General Mills is bringing back Dunkaroos, a fan favorite with the cooking dunking public. According to City Pages: “These little packages of cookies with …dunkable, frosting cups to match were perfectly portioned by General Mills to spread joy throughout the mid-1990s. Then in 2012, our corporate overlords yanked Dunkaroos from U.S. markets, spawning an international cookie smuggling movement known as “Smugglaroos”… 

 

And on a sad note: House of Wong founder Teddy Wong died in his sleep in late January. He was 95 and was patriarch of a restaurant family that has operated House of Wong since 1958. Wong was the son of Chinese immigrants. Born in Fargo, he spent his early years in China. The family moved back to Fargo when he was a teenager, and he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in World War II. His family owned restaurants in Fargo before Teddy and his wife Laura moved to Minnesota. They opened House of Wong in Roseville in 1958. He owned the restaurant until 2000, selling it to family members who owned it until 2007. But Wong worked at the restaurant until retiring at age 89. 

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