Queen of Cuisine “The Second Coming”

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Travail 4124 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale 763-535-1131 No sign on the façade. The entrance—when you finally find it—is through an industrial refrigerator door. Rock music blares, competing with a sports bar TV. The kitchen crew (who double as servers) are dolled up with piercings, tattoos, T-shirts and bandannas.…

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Movies

BY TONY BOUZA Movies are America’s pre-eminent art form. I love them. As I lay reading, Erica was watching a movie we’d seen, and enjoyed, years ago—“Good Will Hunting.” I vaguely looked. A romantic comedy about a genius at Harvard whose math mentor is frustrated by the hero’s reluctance or…

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Neighborhood Notes

• The Field Regina Northrop Neighbor-hood Group will be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary with a colorful parade of VIPs, decorated cars and bikes, and lots more that will travel from 42nd Street to the McRae Park grounds on Saturday, June 7, starting at 10 a.m. The Celebration at McRae…

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Parkway renovation

A new roadway is scheduled for the Parkway this summer. Council Member Andrew Johnson: “Residents have enjoyed a smoother ride on East Minnehaha Parkway from Cedar Avenue to 27th Avenue South/Woodlawn Avenue thanks to upgrades last year. That repaving project will be continued this year from 27th Avenue South/Woodlawn Avenue…

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CARS, BIKES, TRUCKS!!!

If you love wheels, motors (and maybe beer), come out to Chicago and 48th on June 8 for the Fifth Annual Classic Car Show, put on by the national organization Street Kings Car Club together with the neighborhood’s South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance. You can show your car, truck or…

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New kid in the old neighborhood

BY ED FELIEN The crossroads of 50th Street and 34th Avenue are clouded in my imagination by ancient memories. I remember the Leola Theatre and double features for 35 cents, Sadoff Drugstore with its soda fountain, and fast cars with fins. And I remember bowling at the Skylane Bowling alley.…

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Raina’s Wellness “What the milk?”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Does the milk aisle make your head spin? You are not alone. Milk choices are growing exponentially and it’s hard to keep them all straight. Once praised as a nutritional wonder food, many people are now turning away from traditional cow’s milk. Lactose allergies, antibiotic concerns,…

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