Sweet and Savory

It Isn’t All Cake Last Spring a couple of my friends embarked on a grand adventure, opening a business together. Running a business isn’t easy and life is about change. One of the original owners, Sheela Namakkal, has taken a once in a lifetime position with The Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago. Rather than shutting […]

Local Flavor

Xpos and Experiences The first annual Minneapolis Indie Xpo was a smashing success, despite the oppressive heat and humidity. It was steamy hot inside The Soap Factory, which threatened to melt the frosting off The Donut Cooperative’s tasty offerings, but it didn’t seem to keep the crowds away. We visited with many friends and acquaintances […]

Memetic Density

The Great Minnesota Get Together It’s MN State Fair time and local bloggers are abuzz about all the new offerings and old standards. I have my own personal favorites, food and attraction-wise. My son and I spent a solid seven hours there Friday and yet I still missed a few things. We skipped the Midway […]

Unicorn Tears

Blueberry Almond Vegan Goodness On this Earth Day I’d like to give another shout out to the lovely Sheela Namakkal, the Cupcake Lady, and her vegan-friendly offerings. Her goods are available around the Twin Cities but last weekend she launched a new, all-vegan Cupcake Saturday right in my backyard. Well, technically at Eco-Tique on St. […]

Miel y Leche

My Sweet Tooth I have another busy weekend ahead of me but there will be time for cupcakes. Because there must be! Tonight the lovely Daley will be providing some at Eclipse Records, for the TEVS 4 Release Show with The Blind Shake, The Chambermaids and Seawhores. And I am mightily tempted by the prospect […]

Feed Me

I shouldn’t post photos of food when I’m hungry But I just can’t help myself. I’m long overdue for a visit to Midori’s Floating World Cafe. In their new location at 2629 East Lake Street (just kiddie corner from their original spot). Tweet

Vegan Cupcakes

I’ll tell you what I want. What I really, really want. Not to offend my dear Sheela, good friend and maker of many delicious things, but the all-vegan Sweetpea Baking Company in Portland, OR is a mighty fine place. And I find that Portland is on my mind today as it’s been nearly a year […]