“Believing that domestic violence will end only when it is no longer acceptable, Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina domestic violence organization, today launched its Hope Campaign to challenge people across the country to take action in their daily lives to create a world free from domestic violence.”—
New French Bakery is planning to build a new 56,000 square-foot bakery at 2600 Minnehaha Ave. S. in Minneapolis. New French, which already operates two commercial bakeries in Minneapolis, received preliminary approval this week from the city’s Planning Commission to build the new facility. New French still must work out an agreement to acquire the industrial site from the city.
Hey, did you know there is an election next week? And there is actually some importance here in the great city of Minneapolis.
First, it’s the opening day of Ranked Choice Voting 2009, so be prepared for a lot of confused voters.
Second, Minneapolis is voting on whether or not to get rid of the Board of Estimate and Taxation, while also electing two new members. Obviously, most of the candidates are pressuring voters to keep the board of which they are running for. Shocking. Even the president of the Board is pushing to end it in her excellent opinion piece to the Star and Tribune. Well worth a read. There is a feeling that by eliminating this Board will lead to the elimination of the independent Minneapolis Park Board, but there is no evidence of this at all.
Third, a major US city is electing a new mayor, but you’d never know by the lack of quality candidates (no offense) or media attention. Not that I’m complaining. I’m a huge RT Rybak supporter and thrilled to have him in Minneapolis. RT could run for Governor next year, but I really hope he stays in the city.
Below you will find what is on my ballot in my neighborhood of Minneapolis, a few important links, and who I am voting for. Special thanks to Aaron who explained a lot of the races to me over a chat session this morning. Hopefully he will do a blog post this weekend with more info on the races. Please add information of any race going on in your neighborhood and thoughts on the election.
What can you tell me about the ‘Jucy Lucy’ (sic) that I didn’t learn from Man Vs Food?
They looked pretty tasty to me…
Fighting words in these parts is the argument over who makes the best Jucy/Juicy Lucy. I didn’t see the Man Vs Food episode, but the bottom line is the cheese in these things is molton freaking hot, and can/will burn your face off. I prefer
Matt’s, because at one time I had a buddy who was a bouncer-bartender there, so I would occasionally get a “comped” drink. I haven’t been out to the 5-8 Club in years since it’s on the very southern edge of Minneapolis, and I think it’s a 3.2 joint as well. But some people do bring out of town guests to Matt’s or the 5-8 Club, to give them a “only in Minneapolis” experience. Since I grew up in the northeast part of Minneapolis, I’m not quite as passionate about the debate as my southside brethren. To me it’s just two hamburgers with melted cheese in the middle. (Shhh…..do you hear that? That’s the sound of south Minneapolis tumblrs unfollowing me,)
As much as it pains me to say it, The Nook in St. Paul has the best Lucy in town and has a great atmosphere. But driving to St. Paul sucks, so Matt’s is my pick for the place to go. 5-8 Club was better before they changed the interior, and I don’t think it’s 3:2 anymore. (Are there any places that are still 3:2?)
Friday, November 6, 2009 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Powderhorn Park Building
3400 15th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407
Pick out a handmade bowl, make a free-will donation, enjoy homemade soup and leave with your bowl — now empty — a reminder that there are bowls that need filling in our neighborhood… and that you’ve done something to help fill them!
As much as any writer in America, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn is equipped to tackle provincial fandom of hair metal. He’s an expert at combining screamingly triumphant guitar solos and bleary Minnesota hardcore show reminisces in the same song. So it’s pretty awesome news that Finn, along with “Late Show With David Letterman” writer Tom Ruprecht, will adapt Fargo Rock City, rock writer Chuck Klosterman’s memoir about being a teenage metal fan in North Dakota, for the screen, as The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog reports.
The menu at Craftsman in Minneapolis does not shout “Local!” The restaurant’s beet-and-goat cheese terrine, duck leg confit and potato gnocchi are the kind of dishes you could find at a contemporary American outpost … frankly, just about anywhere. But a tip from a trusted food friend steered me to the place last month, and all it took for me to change my mind about the restaurant’s intentions was a platter of sausage.