Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
Our community has come together in the past few weeks to raise money to help rebuild restaurants destroyed by recent riots, donated food and supplies to families in need, and more.  One way to continue to show support is to check out one of many black-owned businesses.  Click here to check out the list that Senior Food Editor at Mpls. St....

Cheesecake Funk

Cheesecake Funk
It’s been less than a year since Vanessa Drews decided to step away from her job and create Cheesecake Funk.  We caught up with Vanessa at her commercial kitchen in Minneapolis to find out how she got started and how her favorite musician inspired the name of her business! Click here to find locations where you can find Cheesecake Funk...

Minnesota Ice

Minnesota Ice
On Tuesday, March 17th, Minnesota restaurants had to close their doors to the public.  It wasn’t just those establishments that took a financial hit – all of their suppliers did too.  Elizabeth met up with Minnesota Ice and found out how, instead of wallowing in their own misfortune they decided to reach out and help other businesses.

Surly’s Beer Garden

Surly’s Beer Garden
Many folks are anxiously awaiting the re-opening of restaurants, bars, and breweries.  Surly Brewing in Minneapolis has officially opened their outdoor beer garden!  We sent producer Lisa Adams over to check it out. Originally planned to open on June 1st, they postponed it to respond to our community in need.  The beer garden turned into...

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Since 2012, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen has been serving up authentic Jamaican street and comfort food.  In 2016, the owner Tomme Beevis, opened his flagship location on Eat street in Minneapolis.  Just this past week, that area has been heavily targeted by the riots.  Tomme joins us to discuss the action he took immediately to help his...

The Grocers Table

The Grocers Table
Over the past couple of months, the restaurant community has been really struggling.  Some have adjusted by offering take out and curbside pick up while others have been forced to close their doors for good. In the midst of all this, a new restaurant in Wayzata, The Grocer’s Table, is actually opening for the very first time.  Owner...

The State of Restaurants

The State of Restaurants
After weeks of being closed, restaurants in Minnesota are able to welcome customers back.  Things, of course, will be different. Joy Summers, editor of Eater Twin Cities, fills us in on what you can expect.

Caribbean Backyard Bash

Caribbean Backyard Bash
If you've got a summer BBQ in your upcoming plans, we want you to put down that package of hotdogs. Don't even think of buying that relish tray. Instead, escape to the Caribbean. The owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme Beevas, stopped by to show us how to pull together a Caribbean Backyard Bash.

Meal Kits

Meal Kits
With the COVID-19 crises, the service industry had a difficult task ahead of them.  How can they still reach their customer in spite of the crises?  The results have been incredible.  DIY kits have created a new way for people to experience their favorite go-to spots. Red Wagon Pizza – Take & Make Pizzas Red Cow – At-Home...

Curbside Pickups

Curbside Pickups
A week ago, Governor Walz announced that retailers could open for curbside pickup.  This was good news for business owners.  Kelli chatted with four small business owners about the shift they’re making to reach their customers. Beloved Boutique Wild Ruffle Something Sweet by Maddie Lu   Muddy Paws