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August 2006

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Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

From four-posters to fainting couches, English-style buttered “soldiers” to breakfasts bound up in brown paper, we’ve found nine restful retreats—plus one with an outhouse—where you can...

Choice of the Heart

Choice of the Heart

Jun Bo, Richfield’s sprawling new Chinese restaurant, serves the state’s most ambitious dim sum.

Citizen Hong

Citizen Hong

Fear and loathing, murder and mayhem, exclusion and assimilation: one man’s American journey, set against the “tong wars” in 1920s Minneapolis.

Departments

Scene: There

Faces in the crowd at August events.

The French Connection

Arts: The French Connection

The Minnesota sur Seine festival brings French and local jazz aficionados together in an ambitious, if unlikely, celebration.

Inspiration Point

Arts: Inspiration Point

How Red Wing’s Anderson Center became one of the country’s most respected residential arts facilities.

Jungle Fever

Arts: Jungle Fever

Interest in botanical art is growing faster than a hothouse orchid.

The Grass is Always Bluer

Arts: The Grass is Always Bluer

With fresh young bands like Pert’ Near Sandstone taking bluegrass to the kids, a new generation is turning on to twang.

Summer Scares

Talk: Summer Scares

A quick review of three hair-raising summer reads set in local environs.

Talk: Fair Thee Well

Birkenstocks, batik, berets—must be art fair season.

Daa and Matt Mahowald

Talk: Daa and Matt Mahowald

Checkmates? The Twin Cities’ first couple of chess.

My Big Pony

Talk: My Big Pony

Horsing around with the Twin City Polo Club.

Quick Bite: Ursula’s Wine Bar & Cafe

Quick Bite: Willie’s Wine Bar & Coffee House

Fruitful Venture: At Willie’s Wine Bar & Coffee House, the ROI is full flavor and a nice buzz

Quick Bite: Gigi's Cafe

Quick Bite: W. A. Frost

Quick Bite: Yum! Kitchen & Bakery

Cold Comforts: Yum! Kitchen & Bakery serves up salads, soups, and sandwiches that beat the heat.

Quick Bite: Namaste

Spice Trade: Namaste brings the flavors of south Asia to south Minneapolis

Tree Hugger

Who: Tree Hugger

Champion logroller Mandy Erdmann knows a thing or two about tipping points.

Foreword: E.P. at the B&B

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