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Three local restaurants to support during COVID-19

Mexico City Cafe has been doing takeout only since March 17 due to COVID-19. Executive Order 20-24 made all Minnesota restaurants close for in-person service through May 17.

Sam Swisher

May 1, 2020

We are all experiencing unprecedented change to our daily lives as COVID-19 continues to redefine how we interact with others. We have all been impacted in some way or another, but that does not mean we have completely given up all of our old habits. Growing up in St. Louis Park, my family and I ...

Falafel restaurants impress, disappoint

The falafel sandwich from Falafel King came with cucumbers, tomatoes, tahini and hummus, all of my favorite toppings. This sandwich reigned supreme, receiving a 5/5 star rating because of its superior falafel flavor and tahini sauce.

Noah Orloff

October 9, 2018

Falafel is a fried Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dish that is typically put inside a pita. A traditional falafel ball is made out of chickpeas. The sandwich can be ordered with varying topping options, tahini and hummus being my go-tos. Tahini is a sauce made from ground sesame seeds and hummus is a sp...

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

The new Roti Modern Mediterranean at the West End in Saint Louis Park is taking Dairy Queen's place. There is no official opening date.

Sophie Olmen, Katie Hardie, and Hayley Westwood

February 16, 2018

Upon discovering the West End Dairy Queen was leaving in place for Roti Modern Mediterranean, junior Anika Hanson said she was interested in learning more about the new restaurant. “I’m upset that the DQ (Dairy Queen) is closing because I went there for ice cream a lot, but I’m excited to try the...

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Isaac Greenwood and Josh Scal, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013

Asian cuisine restaurant fails to impress   Recently opened on Main St. in downtown Hopkins, Aji restaurant serves up Japanese cuisine in a modern, sophisticated venue. Only a ten minute drive from Park high school, Aji serves some decent options—if you’re willing to pay the price. Upon entering...

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