Diversity-Owned Spotlight

Pizzeria Lola, Young Joni, Hello Pizza, 10/26/20

This week’s Diversity-Owned Small Business spotlight is: Pizzeria Lola, as well as Young Joni and Hello Pizza. This trio of artisan pizzerias are all led and created by Owner Chef Ann Kim. Kim won a James Beard Award last year and lucky for us she

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El Tacotorro, 10/19/20

This week’s Diversity-Owned Small Business Spotlight is: Eltacotorro Food Truck. As a young boy watching his grandmother cook, owner Jose Haro is able to keep the family legacy through cooking. In addition to the food truck, the Haro family is also available to bring you

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The Sioux Chef, 10/12/20

This week’s Diversity-Owned Small Business Spotlight is: The Sioux Chef & the Indigenous Food Lab. Founded by The Sioux Chef, the Indigenous Food Lab, part of the non-profit North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NaTIFS) found a home inside the Midtown Global Market back in

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Du Nord Craft Spirits, 10/05/20

This week’s Diversity-Owned Spotlight is Du Nord Craft Spirits. It’s one of the few Black owned distilleries in the United States. Since 2013, owners Shanelle & Chris Montana have brought their different upbringing (small town vs. Minneapolis) together to form a rural and city energy

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Rituals, 9/28/20

This week’s Diversity-owned Spotlight is Rituals Fine Soaps and Scents. Owner Antoinette Williams started the company in 2003. In her spare time for relaxation and to feed her passion from her job as a therapeutic counselor, she made natural body products and gave them as

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Dragon Wok, 9/21/20

This week’s Diversity-owned Spotlight is: Dragon Wok Delivery! It’s a blend of traditional Chinese & Cambodian curries & seasonings, homemade sauces and with its freshness, you can tell that they cook to order. Wife/husband Ashley & Rashad took over ownership in 2016 and modified the

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Ted Cook’s 19th Hole, 9/14/20

This week’s Diversity-owned Small Business Spotlight is: Ted Cook’s 19th Hole (rib joint)! Created and named for avid golfer Ted (he was Minnesota State Senior Golf Champion), he owned and managed the 19th Hole Barbecue from 1968 to 1986. The current owner is Moses Quarterly

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All Square, 8/31/20

This week’s Diversity-Owned Small Business spotlight is All Square. A non-profit restaurant that serves up delicious craft grilled cheeses with a social conscious. They focus on racial equality and inclusivity. If you’re not aware, All Square provides employment and support programs/development opportunities to help with

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I Like You Too, 8/24/20

This week’s Diversity-Owned Small Business is: i like you gift shop. Owners Sarah Sweet and Angela Lessman operate the location in NE Mpls & I like you too in St. Paul. I shop at the later store & love how the stores showcase items from

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Sonora Grill, 8/17/20

This week’s Diversity-owned Small Business is Sonora Grill! Owner Conrado Badilla Paredes is from Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. Having started taco supremacy in the Midtown Global Market, the current full-service restaurant opened at the end of 2014. Sonora has been serving up an amazing modern perspective

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