Parka – A new restaurant in the Longfellow neighborhood

Hello to everyone in snow covered Minnesota! Today’s guest is Maria Driscoll of @ParkaMpls, an appropriate Twitter handle for today! Maria:    Yeah it’s snowy. I can’t tell if it’s Christmas or the worst/best April fools joke ever played. In addition to handling the Twitter account, what else do you do there Maria? Maria:    I’ve worked…

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Figlio – The story of a restaurant revival

Welcome to today’s @MNMOmag with the Social Media Marketing Manager of @FiglioWestEnd, Yana Dolokhanova! Yana:    Hi Joel, thanks for having me! @FiglioWestEnd used to be at #CalhounSqaure, and then was recently opened at the @ShopsWestEnd. Lets learn more about it! Please explain the story of the Reboot of the restaurant and what the concept of…

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Land of 10,000 Eats – Sparks

On an overcast Tuesday afternoon, I had lunch at a new restaurant in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis called, Sparks. Sparks is owned by chef Johnathan Hunt, who also is connected to Al Vento near the Minnehaha Falls and and Rinata, located on Hennepin Ave in Uptown. Both of them are Italian restaurants, where…

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A reservation for 2. . . and 1 smartphone

So you’re at a restaurant with someone that you really enjoy spending time with. You’ve both had a long week and so you’ve made plans to go out and share a meal together. Once you’ve both arrived at the restaurant, your hostess brings you to your table to seat you, and then hands you your…

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Twitterview with Chef Steven Brown of Tilia

Good morning everyone! Welcome to the inaugural @MNMOmag Twitterview with Chef Steven Brown of @TiliaMpls. Lets begin! Q – #1    To start off with Steven, please share a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up and attend High School? Steven:    I’m a native of Worland, Wyoming, but I grew up and attended school…

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