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Sara's Tipsy Pies: Not Going to Miss My Shot…at the Fair

Within six weeks of applying to get her Tipsy Pies into the Minnesota State Fair in 2012, Sara Hayden was scrambling. She had heard rumors in the food community that it took years to get into the fair, so when she got the call, she wasn’t mentally—or piewise—prepared.

Saving Lives at Perspectives Kids Café

Add one more kudos to Sue Zelickson’s long list of accomplishments: She’s a lifesaver. At the annual women’s breakfast sponsored by Women of Perspectives, Jalilia Brown, a former participant in the Kids Café program, said the woman who is the founder of Kids Café in St. Louis Park, Women Who Really Cook and a host of other programs that help women, turned her life around.

Bite Squad Adds Breakfast in Minneapolis

Bite Squad, which was founded in Minneapolis and acquired by Louisiana-based Waitr, has added breakfast service for individual and small group orders in its home market. Breakfast will be delivered every day starting at 8 a.m. The expanding morning delivery services, launched on Tuesday, April 16, and it’s the second Bite Squad market in the country to offer this new option.

Applications Due by June 3 for New Culinary Arts Show

Feeling particularly creative and lucky? The deadline to submit your application to the Powderhorn Park Culinary Arts Show in October is June 3.

Reinhart Show Was a Feast for the Eyes as well as the Palate

There aren’t a lot of firsts in the competitive world of foodservice, so it was quite the coup d’etat that Reinhart Live was the first-ever food show held in the revised historic Minneapolis Armory, on April 16.

Celebrating Hamburger Day, Week and Month

If you’re looking for something to celebrate in May, look no further than the humble hamburger. May is National Beef Month and National Hamburger Month. You can plan seven days of diner visits during National Hamburger Week, the second week of May. Or, fire up the grill on May 28, National Hamburger Day. Not enough for you? Don’t worry: Americans love burgers so much that July 28 and December 21 have also been designated Hamburger Days. If you like cheese, make note that September 15 is National Double Cheeseburger Day and September 18 is plain old National Cheeseburger day. Whew—that’s a lot of beef!

James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Lands in Minnesota

It’s not every day that the James Beard House takes its dinner on the road, so we thought we’d give you the menu of the Minneapolis stop of the Celebrity Chef Tour, held at Eastside in Minneapolis, April 14 (highlights from the event will be in the editor’s letter in the May issue).

Three Women Up for James Beard's Outstanding Midwest Chef Award

It almost sounds like a step backwards to go from a semi-finalist to a nominee, but in the James Beard Awards world that distinction means you’re one step away from being declared the winner in this prestigious annual pageantry. ​

James Beard Foundation Honors The Sioux Chef Founder

Sean Sherman, founder & CEO of The Sioux Chef was one of five honorees for the James Beard Foundation’s 2019 Leadership Awards, a program which spotlights the important and complex realms of sustainability, food justice, and public health

Michaels, Sojka Honored as WFF Change Makers

Two young leaders from Minnesota companies were among the Change Makers honored by the Women's Foodservice Forum at its conference

What’s up with egg salad that it gets a whole week?

In Woody Allen’s 1966 movie What’s Up, Tiger Lily? Allen plays a secret agent searching for the perfect egg salad recipe, which has gone missing. When I first watched this movie I didn’t get much of the plot or the agent’s obsession with egg salad. I still don’t really get the movie. But now I understand the elusive pleasure of a perfect egg salad sandwich.

The Meaty Life of a Jackfruit

As my lunch companion, FSN columnist Jonathan Locke, and I stare up at the menu at Revival Smoked Meats in the Keg & Case market, I tell him our graphic designer, Steve Hamburger, has told me to try the jackfruit sandwich because we won’t be able to tell it isn’t smoked meat. “Ah, yes,” Jonathan replies. “Jackfruit is having a moment.”
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