A food truck will be stationed at Tierra Del Sol restaurant during a major renovation of the longtime fixture of The Villages.

The work will begin Tuesday and will see an overhaul of the dining room which will include installation of new booths. The screened-in patio area will be enclosed and air conditioned, however outdoor seating will be added for those who prefer the fresh air. The building’s tin roof will remain in place. The makeover is expected to be complete by early fall. 

The Tierra Del Sol Bar Grill
The Tierra Del Sol Bar Grill

An outdoor bar will be available during the renovation and

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An ongoing collaboration between Marni and a community of creatives.
Marni’s Marnifesto was founded by Francesco Risso and Babak Radboy in 2020, as an alternative to the SS21 catwalk show. It soon evolved into a whole new way of working for the brand; one that shares the making process with a community of creatives. In partnership with Dazed and AnOther, the project continues through a series of short films, articles, and collaborative content. From Yves Tumor throwing a ‘happening’ in Los Angeles, to Crystal Rasmussen performing an impromptu piano piece dressed head-to-toe in Marni, welcome to Marnifesto

in partnership

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A Whole Continent of Flavor

Asian dining in America has expanded a lot beyond Panda Express, and with good reason: Asia boasts incredibly diverse, incredibly delicious culinary traditions that have only grown in vibrancy since expanding to tables across the world over the last century. There are still plenty of diners in the US that can’t tell shumai from green shrimp curry with that in mind. To that end, we have put together a quick primer on different types of Asian food, along with the things that make each country’s cooking unique. 

It’s worth noting that this list is in

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One positive outgrowth of the pandemic is the way that seemingly every food-and-drink establishment sprouted some kind of outdoor dining venue. The more, the merrier, right? Listing them all isn’t feasible, but be on the lookout for more suggestions in the coming weeks, and be sure to check hours and availability in advance. In the meantime, here’s a place to start:

Patio epicenter

If there’s one neighborhood that outdoes all others in terms of patios, it’s St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill. The gold standard — not just for the neighborhood, but for the Twin Cities — is the spacious, leafy patio

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Tom Sawyer Country Coffee's coffee flight. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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Tom Sawyer Country Coffee’s coffee flight.

Move over, beer and wine tasting flights. There’s a new bunch in town bringing new meaning to what’s traditionally been considered a “flight” in the food world, those sample-size portions of a variety of beverages or bites.

Earlier this year, we noticed some of the area’s food-focused social media groups buzzing about a new trend catching on in coffee shops: flights of miniature lattes, espresso and other specialty drinks. Soon after we started finding creative food and drink flights everywhere.

Mimosas make for an

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Mondelez International Inc., the packaged-food giant known for Oreo cookies and Ritz Crackers, agreed to buy European snack maker Chipita SA for about $2 billion.

Chipita had about $580 million in revenue in 2020 and has “a proven track record of consistent growth from its portfolio of croissant and baked snack brands,” Mondelez said in a statement. The company, which is based in Greece, employs about 5,100 workers and produces in 13 plants. Its goods are delivered to more than 50 countries. Rothschild & Co. advised Chipita on the deal.

Mondelez will fund the acquisition with a combination of new

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