Jeremy Messersmith and Others Take a Stand Against 70-30 Rule in Cute, Cheesy Video

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Champagne to celebrate? Video shows how much food you'd then have to order to comply with the 70-30 rule

As the November elections approach, local restaurateurs and concerned citizens are ever more vocal about a rule they'd like to see abolished.

The onerous 70-30 rule requires that restaurants in residential areas earn at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales and no more than 30 percent from alcohol. Voters will decide for themselves in a few short weeks, by answering yes or no on ballot question 2: "Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove mandatory food to wine and beer sales ratios?"

In addition to yard signs blazoned with the "Yes On 2" logo, Citizens for a Modern Minneapolis has recruited local musicians to help spread the word -- resulting in this adorable and slightly cheesy video starring Jeremy Messersmith, members of Rogue Valley, and John Munson. Did they write a little song to help you remember to vote "Yes On 2"? You bet they did.

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Chipotle News: A Lawsuit or a $3 Burrito?

Categories: Dining Deals, News

Is the problem... paying workers?

Step right up to this choose-your-own-adventure. Love Chipotle? Skip ahead to the part about $3 burritos. Hate Chipotle and want to stoke the flame of hatred in your heart? Read on.

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Critically Acclaimed Pizzeria Lola Heading to Northeast Minneapolis

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E. Utne
Wood-fired pizza to go with your Dangerous Man brew?

Could it be that another beloved pizza place is on the move? Indeed, just a week after finding out that Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza would expand to Eat Street, we're getting word that Pizzeria Lola, the wood-fired pizza shop from queen of the slices Ann Kim, has purchased a property in northeast Minneapolis -- on the very same block as Dangerous Man Brewing.

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What Happens to Twin Cities Food Trucks Over the Winter?

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Where's this cheesy truck going when it starts to get chilly?

As both leaves and temperatures start to fall, there's another noticeable change that comes about with the turning of the seasons: fewer food trucks on the road. This year, some will brave the cold, some will hibernate for winter, and others will choose to limit their appearances to certain events. A few are looking forward to putting down roots in more permanent digs. Whatever the situation, we have the scoop on the future plans of a few of our favorite mobile eateries.

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Blue Plate Restaurants Invite Bald-Pated Patrons to Eat for Free

Categories: Dining Deals, News

Whoever said there's no such thing as a free lunch clearly had a full head of hair.

Haven't seen your hairline since the 11th grade? Fancy a free meal? Read on, bald ones, we've got the details on today's biggest deal for you.

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This Is the Line of Locally Cured Meats You've Been Waiting For: Red Table Meat Co.

Tammy Kimbler
Red Table Meat Company's salami

Red Table Meat Co. is now in full production and distribution mode with the release of an impressive array of custom cured meats.  Helmed by Mike Phillips, former chef at Craftsman, the Modern Cafe, and Chet's Taverna, with partner Kieran Folliard of 2 Gingers fame, Red Table Meat Co. is passionately committed to local, sustainably raised hogs from small farmers that care deeply about animal welfare.  That commitment is not a marketing ploy, and the results are cured meats with extraordinary flavor.

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18 Minnesota Dairy Queens Hit By Data Breach, Credit and Debit Card Info Stolen

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Dairy Queen, the Edina-based royalty of dipped cones and toppings-swirled frozen treats, has been flung out of the Blizzard and into the shitstorm.

More than a month after news broke that Dairy Queen may have been hacked by the same Backoff malware that hit Target and Home Depot, the company has confirmed that 395 of its stores were impacted by a data breach that began in August. Eighteen of the affected stores are in Minnesota.

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Bachelor Farmer to Expand, Open New Cafe Concept in the North Loop

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Bachelor Farmer will relocate Askov Finlayson and open a new cafe in the vacant space
The folks over at the Bachelor Farmer have more big plans for Minneapolis's bustling North Loop neighborhood. Over six years into their successful restaurant venture, the Dayton brothers have decided it's time for an expansion.

Andrew and Eric Dayton will move their clothing store, Askov Finlayson, into its own location -- directly next door in the historic Hennepin Hotel building, which the brothers purchased in 2012. The former clothing store space will become a brand new cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, and a variety of exquisite pastries courtesy of the Bachelor Farmer's pastry chef, Khanh Tran. Bachelor Farmer and its downstairs speakeasy-style bar, Marvel Bar, will stay put.

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10 Billion Lives Tour Offers Students $1 to Watch a Gruesome Video of Animal Slaughter

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Emily Eveland
Need a buck for a midday vending machine snack? You're in luck. All you have to do is track down the 10 Billion Lives truck at the University of Minnesota, watch a four minute video about animal cruelty on factory farms, and accept a pamphlet about veganism with a dollar bill poking out of it.

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Grease Thieves Hit Rochester Restaurants

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Rachael Vorhees
Don't steal from this!

In perhaps one of the messiest thefts imaginable, thieves have spent the past few weeks storming through Rochester's restaurants and stealing thousands of pounds of kitchen grease.

As first reported by the Post-Bulletin, the thefts have been from restaurants that have left the oil out for the grease-collection company Midwest Grease. And it sounds like the crooks took a lot -- more than 6,000 pounds of kitchen grease over the past few weeks, worth more than $1,500.

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