|Photo courtesy St. Paul Winter Carnival|
|Red hot and ready to party|
|After all those New Year's Eve toasts, you're gonna need a good breakfast.|
|Gluten-free chicken and waffles from Bluestem Bar & Table|
|Sasha Landskov|Carrie Stephens
There seems to be some confusion over when National Gingerbread Day actually takes place -- today, November 21 or in the summer, on June 5. Some gingerbread-loving fools say the holiday is observed twice a year, on both days. Since we think of gingerbread as a late fall and winter treat, we've elected to celebrate National Gingerbread Day today.
Today's national holiday may be inspired by a childhood Christmastime favorite, but this treat goes well beyond the houses haphazardly stuck together by gobs of frosting and decked with rows of gumdrops.
Here are five ways to celebrate National Gingerbread Day -- only a couple of which involve tiny domiciles.More »
|A tall pint of roast, toasty stout|Ed Neaton Mai Village in Little Mekong
Billed as Saint Paul's answer to Eat Street, the Little Mekong area at the east end of University Avenue has become something of a destination lately. There are still plenty of shuttered businesses to go around, but with the Central Corridor light rail set to open in 2014 and its easy accessibility from I-94, the neighborhood's main artery is betting on a renaissance.
If hopes are up, that's in no small part thanks to the abundant Asian dining options. Many of them are good, a few of them are downright excellent. On the whole, Little Mekong is quickly becoming a Twin Cities hot spot. When the light rail finally starts rolling, it's sure to give Eat Street a run for its money.More »