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Dallas restaurant management firm gets thumbs-up from James Beard - Dallas Business Journal
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Culinaire gets concession deal at Tobin Center in San Antonio - Dallas Business Journal
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Bush Presidential Center restaurant dubbed 'Cafe 43' and will be run
by Culinaire - Dallas Morning News

3 Minneapolis restaurants hit their stride after new chefs take over
- Star Tribune

How These Rising Star Chefs Are Changing A Toxic Industry Culture
- Refinery 29

- Harper's Bazaar

- Chicago Magazine

Review: Marisol
- The Infatuation

10 Best: New Chicago Kitchens Topping the Must-Visit Lists
- USA Today

Marisol: A little masterpiece at the MCA
-Crain's Chicago Business

With Marisol inside the MCA, Jason Hammel paints a new canvas
-Chicago Reader

6 Chicago Restaurants You Should Know About Now

Review: Lula Cafe Chef Makes Marisol at the MCA Worth a Trip
-Chicago Magazine

Review: Marisol off to impressive start in artful MCA space
-Chicago Tribune

Marisol’s inventive, fleeting menu from the chefs behind Lula Cafe lives up to its locale inside Chicago’s modern art museum.

Open Now: Marisol, A New Eatery that Marries Craft and Cuisine
-Splash This New Restaurant Blurs the Lines Between Food and Art Beautifully
-Martha Stewart Living

Marisol is Redefining the Museum Restaurant

The Windy City arts destination is as hot as ever
-Architectural Digest 

Marisol Brings Beauty to the MCA
-Chicago Tribune 

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Restaurant Review: The Café Carnegie
Pittsburgh Magazine

A New Reason to Go to a Museum? The Food

Hottest Restaurants and Bars in Pittsburgh

Best New Restaurants in Pittsburgh in 2016
Pittsburgh Magazine

Café Carnegie’s Sonja Finn strives to keep local and seasonal all year long
Pittsburgh City Paper

Café expresses the art of seasonality and great sandwiches
Food Management

Best New Restaurants

The Cafe Carnegie is a required stop on next museum visit

The Café Carnegie opens in Oakland as a culinary destination
Next Pittsburgh

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The artful beauty of Esker Grove in the Walker Art Center
City Pages

Coming Soon: Esker Grove
Star Tribune

Doug Flicker's Esker Grove Set to Stun
Eater Minneapolis

Team Esker Grove: Hospitalitarians

Esker Grove Announces All-Star Staff Line-Up
Eater Minneapolis

Esker Grove, Doug Flicker's new restaurant in the Walker
City Pages

50 Best Restaurants 2017

The Past is Never Dead...

Food critic Rick Nelson names his favorite burgers of the past year in the Twin Cities
Star Tribune

(Don’t Be) Sorry We’re Closed: Restaurant closings can be good for diners and chefs alike
City Pages

Walker Art Center’s Esker Grove is an experiment in food, art
St. Paul Pioneer Press 

Queen of Cuisine: Preview of coming attractions
Southside Pride

Burger Friday: Walker Art Center's new restaurant turns cheeseburger into high art
Star Tribune

The Hottest Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul Right Now, January 2017

5 delicious ways to get a vegetarian-friendly meal in the Twin Cities
City Pages

Eater Minneapolis Cocktail Heatmap: Where to Drink Right Now

Craft Cocktail: Contemporary Gin Fizz at Esker Grove
The Growler

From Piccolo to Esker Grove
Southwest Journal

The Walker's fancy new Doug Flicker restaurant, Esker Grove is now open
City Pages

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Vacation Idea - 25 Must-Try Minneapolis & St. Paul Restaurants
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Minnesota Monthly - The Twin Cities' Best New Burgers
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PR Newswire - Four Food & Wine "Best New Chefs"
Share Ties to One Minneapolis Restaurant
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Star Tribune - Burger Friday: Sea Change
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CBS Minnesota - Chef Ryan's TV debut!
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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "DeRusha Brunches at Sea Change"
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CBS interviews Jamie regarding her crazy year,
Norwegian Seafood Council and the new Nordic Menu
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Huffington Post interview with Chef Jamie
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Food and Wine Magazine "Top Chef 2013"

James Beard Foundation names Jamie Malone as a semifinalist for
"Rising Star Chef of the Year"
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Star Tribune "Great Chefs"
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Travel and Leisure Magazine, names Sea Change
The Best Seafood Restaurant in the Nation
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The New York Times review of the restaurant
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NICO Kitchen + Bar Serves Up Sophistication - Newark Patch
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Table Hopping With Rosie - New Jersey Monthly
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The 50 Most Iconic Midwest Dishes - Thrilllist

36 Hours in Minneapolis - The New York Times

The Iconic Dishes of the Twin Cities - Minneapolis Eater

Looking for great Nordic cuisine in the Twin Cities? - Star Tribune

"The Best Takes on Comfort Food in the Twin Cities" - Thrill List

"The 15 Best Places for Fresh Fish in Minneapolis" - Foursquare

"What to see and do on a visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota" - CNN

"25 Must-Try Minneapolis & St. Paul Restaurants" - Vacation Idea

"Fika" - Epicurean Traveler

"Where to Eat Great Meatballs from Coast to Coast" - Food Network
"The Swedish Institute has its seasonal glogg at Fika. Rich, well spiced, hearty, comforting." - Heavy Table

"Celebrate the winter solstice with a festive, foreign-accented holiday meal." - Twin Cities Business

"Best Place to Eat Out with Your Kids Minneapolis 2014" - Fika at the American Swedish Institute - City Pages

"2014 Best of MN" Best Juicy Lucy - Fika - Star Tribune

"More than a museum cafe, this bright spot is a serious attempt to integrate local ingredients in dishes
that are faithful to the tradition of "fika," an institution in Sweden." - New York Times

"Best Surprise of 2013" - Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

"Best Lunch In Minnesota" - Star Tribune

"America's Best Sandwiches" - Travel + Leisure Magazine

"One of the Twin Cities' most enchanting outdoor dining venues" - Star Tribune

"Best Lunch In Minnesota" - Star Tribune

"Oh, how Swede it is" - Star Tribune

"Fika blends tradition with finesse" - City Pages

"Fika at the American Swedish Institute: A first look" - City Pages Hot Dish Blog post by Angharad Guy

"My Nordic food high: Lunch at the American Swedish Institute's Fika" - Twin Cities Daily Planet

"The 18 Essential Minneapolis Restaurants" - Eater Minneapolis

"Fika is Refreshing" - Twin Cities Business

Fika was featured on Good Morning America list of things to do in Minneapolis

Burger Friday: Fika "The Juicy Lucia"- Table Talk Posted by: Rick Nelson

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Lake Mary Healthy Living - Feature Article on Chef Simon

Zagat's Dinning Award

Golden Spoon Award

People Love Us On Yelp

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Best Italian Restaurant In Plano - Movoto

OpenTable Diner's Award

"Absolute Favorite Restaurant " | "Most Romantic Restaurant" | "Best Italian" - Plano Profile

"Best Italian Restaurant"- Dallas Observer

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