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Anna writes about Provision Community Restaurant, a pay-what-you-can restaurant & non-profit at 2940 Harriet Ave. S. Provision has an interesting model of utilizing extra food from other restaurants and turning it into new meals. People can choose to pay, volunteer, or eat a meal for free. Their goal is to reduce food waste, food insecurity, and social isolation.
Anna has a bunch of other great details about this really interesting community space in the article, so go check it out.
The School Board hosts a regular meeting tonight at 5:30, the last of its meetings until August. The agenda is here. They'll be hosting a big discussion about the district's budget for next year. Superintendent Ed Graff wrote a memo about what the district is proposing. Melissa will be covering the meeting over on Twitter. We will also have an article up later this morning to prep you for the meeting and budget discussions. Check our website and social media in just a bit!
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Mark Kryzer, a veteran and the co-owner of Spice Your Life, a spice store at 54th and Garfield, writes about a family from Afghanistan that he worked with and helped bring to our country. (Southwest Voices)
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Minneapolis Educator Leadership Awards, who will be receiving grants to support their work in our schools. (Minneapolis Educator Leadership Awards)
Les Sól, a boutique based in Linden Hills, announced it's moving to 1614 W. Lake Street, down the street from Barbette and Trapeze. (Les Sol)
Congrats to Minneapolis restaurant (and Park Board vendor!) Owamni for winning the James Beard award for Best New Restaurant in the country. Jorge Guzman of Petite Leon and Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen were also runners up for Best Chef: Midwest. Bonus – Wedge + Linden Hills Co-op members can get 30% off Vang's sauces, rubs, and salts this week. (Axios Twin Cities, MPR)
Gail in East Harriet is dealing with a turkey that has moved into her backyard. (NextDoor)
Heavy Table reports that Sidechick will be rebranding as Luna Uptown. (Heavy Table)
Have you tried the barbecue at Revival Smoked Meats yet? Sharyn Jackson has, if you want to read her review. (Star Tribune)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES 💪
Minneapolis Public Schools is hosting a job fair on Thursday for a bunch of positions that they need to fill. Get more details here.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association and Zion Church are hosting a community dinner to celebrate Somalia's Independence Day and Tanzania Saba Saba day tomorrow (Wednesday) night.
The Park Board has a bunch of day camps for kids this summer, including art, football, cheerleading, great outdoors, and cycling.
OUT & ABOUT 🎵
Kodj is playing "vibey, melodic, energetic, fun" music tonight at Bryant Square Park starting at 6:30 p.m.
Check out Mulch to Talk About, a volunteer gardening session at MLK Park to mulch the vegetables and learn from some master gardeners in the process.
This Thursday, the Bakken is hosting Bakkenalia, where you can go drink cocktails and wander the museum and its garden.