Download a coupon, forfeit your rights?: General Mills restricts consumers' right to sue

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General Mills, the Minnesota-based corporation responsible for brands like Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, has amended its legal policies to prohibit those who download coupons, enter sweepstakes, or join in related online communities from suing the company, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

The news quickly spread, sparking outrage among social media users concerned that the new policies would apply to those who 'like' General Mills-affiliated companies on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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Las Teresitas makes Travel & Leisure's list of best Mexican restaurants in the U.S.

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The enchilada burrito from South Minneapolis's Las Teresitas
We've been proponents of Las Teresitas since it opened about two years ago. The south Minneapolis cantina was our pick for Best Mexican Restaurant in 2013 and our Best Taco winner in 2012. Now it seems Travel & Leisure magazine has not only stumbled across the south-side taqueria, but they've also named it one of the best Mexican restaurants in the United States.

Las Teresitas appears alongside such notable restaurants as celebrity chef Rick Bayless's Topolobampo in Chicago, Jose Andreas's Oyamel in Washington D.C., and Alex Stupak's Empellon Cocina in New York City. There are of course other small hole-in-the-wall taco joints on the list, but those are some pretty big names for a small strip mall restaurant to rub elbows with.

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Cajun 2 Geaux food truck to open Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines

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Cajun 2 Geaux to open new brick and mortar Bistro La Roux
The food-truck-gone-brick-and-mortar trend continues this week as Cajun 2 Geaux launches a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new north-metro location, Bistro La Roux. They're currently planning to offer the same Cajun-inspired fare that can be found on their truck, but with the addition of local craft beer, wine, and jazz.

The new location will plant its roots just north of Minneapolis in Circle Pines. The Kickstarter goal is set at $10,000, and the campaign runs until May 9th. At the time of this post, they had raised just under $500 with 24 backers.

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Josh Thoma and partners to bring back the Lexington with Jack Riebel

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Bringing the Lex back to life

For the past few months, we've noticed increased activity inside the Lexington, the historic restaurant that has stood empty on the corner of Lexington and Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Now we have confirmation that when she springs back to life, it will be under the guidance of some accomplished and exciting local chefs.

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Taco Cat launches taco delivery service: "Call number. Get tacos." [MAP]

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Taco Cat, an enigmatic taco-delivery service, made waves on the internet Wednesday afternoon when it unveiled new menu items and expanded delivery days for its soft opening.

The announcement sparked so much interest that the folks behind Taco Cat felt compelled to write a follow-up status, partially revoking their initial request to "tell all your friends."

"When we said tell your friends, we didn't mean the whole goddamn city," the Taco Cat founders wrote on their Facebook page Wednesday evening.

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Austin, Minnesota rejects new Spam-inspired logo

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On Monday, the Austin City Council canned the city's new Spam-like logo that took a year and $53,000 to design. The unanimous decision was made just three weeks after the logo was unveiled.

"Everybody hated it. It was universal. It unified everybody," Mayor Tom Stiehm said. "We've got the whole community involved now because they hated [it] so much."

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Barman Dan Oskey leaving the Strip Club Meat & Fish for Hola Arepa

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Dan Oskey is bidding adieu to St. Paul

After an impressive seven-year run behind the bar at the Strip Club Meat & Fish, where he was repeatedly recognized for his intriguing concoctions, divine tonics, and quick boyish smile, Dan Oskey is ready for something new. When Hola Arepa opens its brick and mortar location this summer, Oskey will be slinging drinks behind the bar.

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Chipotle to bring food and music festival to Minneapolis this summer

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Chipotle's Cultivate festival will take over Loring Park 


Heads up, residents of Loring Park: This summer the international burrito chain Chipotle will bring its Cultivate "food, ideas, and music" festival to Minneapolis, and more specifically, to your 'hood. 

The event, which is slated for August 23, is designed to be a celebration of sustainability in our food system and will feature a number of national and local chefs, musical acts, and interactive experiences that help festival goers understand the importance of a sustainable food system and the "reality of processed foods."

The Loring Park festival will feature Amanda Frietag of the Food Network's competition cooking show Chopped, along with celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, and local chefs Jamie Malone, Jack Riebel, Paul Berglund, and Eric Anderson, all of whom are well known for their support of sustainable foods.

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The Bachelor Farmer announces Khanh Tran as new pastry chef

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Khanh Tran brings her beautiful desserts to the Bachelor Farmer

It's official: One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis now employs one of the best pastry chefs in Minneapolis. In a pairing that makes so much sense, the Bachelor Farmer announced yesterday that Khanh Tran has joined its team.

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St. Paul to host Twin Cities Burger Battle

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Prepare yourselves: A burger battle will soon take over Mears Park
If there's one thing we love here in the Twin Cities, it's our burgers. With several restaurants touting their own "perfect" variations on the classic sandwich, it's about time somebody set up a Thunderdome-style competition to see who really does have burger bragging rights. The Sanneh Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to provide life skills to at-risk inner-city youth, has finally gone and organized such an event.

On May 17, several of the Twin Cities' top burgers will enter Mears Park in St. Paul's Lowertown, and only one will leave with the title of the Twin Cities' best burger. 

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