Monthly Archives: August 2013

Zen Box: Beyond the Bento

By Jed Johnson Pros Price: Even with a drink you’ll make it out for well under $10. Service: Always quick, always courteous, always willing to answer questions. Menu: Large, well organized menu with a host of unique options. Cons Taste: […]

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Dessa and Co. Sing Out Against Child Abuse

Writer, philosopher, teacher, singer – local sensation and Doomtree CEO Dessa can be considered less woman than pure force of nature. Tugging at Minnesota’s collective heartstrings, Dessa’s thought-provoking, take-no-prisoner lyrics and mind-seizing melodies have given the Curious North another reason […]

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Wise Acre Eatery: Two Perspectives

By Haley Anderson and Jed Johnson Last week we hit up The Nook. This week we’re taking it a different direction with Wise Acre Eatery. Ambiance and Initial Impressions Jed: I’m noticing a discouraging trend in local businesses failing to give […]

The Burger Place- Long Live the King

By Jed Johnson Curious North is testing out a different Downtown Minneapolis lunch location every week! We’ve got the reviews and comprehensive breakdowns to solve your Friday lunch dilemmas. Check in with us each Thursday night to help make your Friday […]

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Pedicabs: Carting Our Community

By Jed Johnson Pedicabbing is hardly an exclusive Midwestern phenomenon. From East to West they can be found skirting around CEOs, drunk lovers and on lucky nights, a massage therapist or two. Providing safety and convenience to urban visitors is […]

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The Nook and Ranham- Two Perspectives

By Haley Anderson and Jed Johnson On Friday night, Jed and I traveled over to the Nook and Ranham Bowling Center. The pairing of food and bowling makes up a celebrated and cherished staple in St. Paul’s restaurant and entertainment […]

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Hunting Club- Esoteric, Experimental, Heartfelt

By Jed Johnson Friday evening I sat down with Justin Steen, instrumentalist and brain-trustee of local indie-group, Hunting Club. At a CD release show hosted at the Icehouse in Uptown Minneapolis, we spoke about the new album’s release, influences, and what’s to […]

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Spending Time With the Saints

If you grew up in the Twin Cities, chances are that you already know the St. Paul Saints are known for drawing crowds ready for a good time. I’ve been hearing that since I was a kid and somehow never […]

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CC Club

Perched at the corner of Lyndale and 26th, the CC Club is unlikely to be a destination many associate with tender-love-and-care. The gruff exterior, grizzled regulars, and flocks of migrating patrons can make the CC a sensory overload of sorts. […]

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Galactic Pizza: Far From Out of This World

Hey readers! I want to tell you about a little adventure I had Friday night on Lyndale. After missing the Art Fair due to a lack of good planning, my buddy and I thought we’d get some chow. We hashed […]

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