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Tropical dining at the Rainforest Cafe

Hidden on the third floor of the Mall of America is one of the most colorful, interesting, interactive and delicious places to eat: The Rainforest Café. When you first walk up to the café, you are greeted by a pond that is filled with intricate details to make it look like a real waterfront in a rainforest, including fog and lush greenery. Right above it is the Rainforest Café sign surrounded by sculptures of animals such as tree frogs, a gorilla and a parrot.

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Off the Beaten Path: Mudslingers Drive Thru

by Lizzie Arehart Lifestyle Editor Most coffee shops are filled with tables, chairs, outlets and studying students, but Mudslingers is a little different. Mudslingers is a tiny drive-thru only coffee shop located on the intersection of Country Road B and Lexington Avenue. The shed-sized shop opened in January of last year and has steadily been […]

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Fresh Grounds: coffee for a purpose

Fresh Grounds Coffeehouse isn’t your typical corporate coffee shop. Not only is the décor eclectic and diverse, but there is a very special aspect to this coffeehouse: it’s an employee-training program.

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“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is a fun change of pace for the spy-movie genre

In the parade of blockbuster spy movies rolling through theaters this year, it might be easy to miss something with less name recognition—something like “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a film adaptation of a 1960s television show. But while it may not have had the promotional blitz that surrounds every new James Bond or Mission: Impossible movie, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is a fun, retro counterpart to the usual brand of sleek spy thriller and is still well worth seeing.

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French Meadow menu has options for all dietary needs

French Meadow Bakery and Café offers plenty of gluten free, vegan, and dietary restrictive options. The prices are reasonable with classic eggs benedict at $9 and the huevos rancheros at $11. With three locations and breakfast, lunch and dinner options, you can enjoy their food anytime.

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