ALL ARTICLES BY Stacy Brooks

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CHX: A Minneapolis Chicken Restaurant Finds Its Wings

Two childhood friends keep it simple by building a fried chicken empire created from
America’s Black experience.

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Detroit’s Fork in Nigeria is a TikTok Sensation

When Prej Iroegbu moved to the U.S. and couldn’t find authentic Nigerian food, he did what any chef with a love for his home country’s cuisine would do. He created his own.

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Pay As You Go Business Momo’s Cheesecake Relies on Trust

Working two jobs didn’t leave Brenda Ledezma a lot of time to sell her homemade cheesecakes. So she left them in a cooler in her garage for sale. Trust prevailed.

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An Apartment Worth Dining In

Borough, a seasonal, contemporary American restaurant in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, has taken the “home” trend to heart with a new venue called
The Apartment at Borough.

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When Covid Throws You Lemons, Make…Pop Tarts?

Minneapolis pastry maven Emily Lauer has made Fruit & Grain’s Instagram must-read social. The proof is in the pies.