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The Wild Boomer Burger At Advellum Vegetable Eatery In The Market At Malcolm Yards In Minneapolis.

It’s time once again to answer all readers’ burning questions about restaurants.

This time, I answer queries about a vegan-friendly spot for an event, pre-show eats, Eagan restaurants and more.

As always, send your questions to [email protected] I’ll do my best to answer.

The Wild Boomer Burger at Advellum Vegetable Eatery in The Market at Malcolm Yards in Minneapolis. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Q. I’m hoping you can recommend a venue for approximately 50+ serving a vegan meal or appetizers. It’s a private wedding shower.

A. How about The Market at Malcolm Yards? There are tons of vegan options there, and they also have lots of different, flexible event spaces. If you have non-vegan guests, it’s easy to accommodate both there, too.

The Market at Malcolm Yards: 501 30th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis; 612-886-1022; malcolmyards.market/private-events

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The bar at Emerald Lounge. (Rozack Sowemimo / Emerald Lounge)

Q. My friends and I are going down memory lane with the New Kids concert at the Xcel. Any fun new places to try in St. Paul for dinner before the show?

A. Yes! I love Emerald Lounge on West Seventh Street for cocktails. They also have a food menu, and almost everything I’ve tried on it has been good.

Momento in the former Pazzaluna space is fun, too. I really liked the pizza I tried, which is made in the same oven that Pazzaluna used for all those years.

Emerald Lounge: 455 W. 7th St., St. Paul; 651-410-1650; emeraldstpaul.com

Momento: 360 St. Peter St., St. Paul; 651-223-7000; momento-stp.com

Kyndred Hearth In The Omni Vikings Lake Hotel In Eagan Opened In October 2020. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)
Kyndred Hearth in the Omni Vikings Lake Hotel in Eagan opened in October 2020. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Q. My daughter is graduating from Carleton College in June. I am looking for recommendations for restaurants to have her graduation dinner. We are staying in Eagan and will not be in Northfield very long since she needs to be moved out by 2 p.m. on graduation day. Do you have any recommendations for restaurants near Eagan? We are willing to drive somewhere great if it is not too far (30 minutes or so). The restaurant must have vegetarian options that aren’t just salad and it can’t be a Mexican food restaurant (graduating daughter does not like that). And, they must take reservations. Thank you.

A. Eagan has lots of options, but I have two favorite spots that serve plenty of vegetarian dishes. The first is Kyndred Hearth, which is an Ann Kim pizza place in the fancy new Omni Viking Lakes hotel. Besides pizza, this pretty restaurant also serves other wood-fired menu items and has a great craft cocktail program and wine list.

I also like Ansari’s, a Mediterranean restaurant that happens to have a great beer list (and belly dancers on weekends if you’re in the mood for entertainment!).

Kyndred Hearth: 611 Nordic Way, Eagan; 651-689-9850; omnihotels.com/hotels/viking-lakes-minnesota/dining/kyndred-hearth

Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill & Lounge: 1960 Rahncliff Court, Eagan; 651-452-0999; ansarisgrill.com

Coq Au Vin: Airline Chicken Breast, Pearl Onion, Carrots, Bacon, Mushrooms Stewed In Red Wine. Served With Brie Mashed Potatoes At The A-Side Public House, 754 Randolph Avenue In St. Paul, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)
Coq Au Vin: Airline Chicken breast, pearl onion, carrots, bacon, mushrooms stewed in red wine. Served with brie mashed potatoes at the A-Side Public House, (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)

Q. My wife and I are enjoying the show “Julia” and we would like to go out and try the dish she made on her pilot show, coq au vin. But I’m having trouble finding a place that serves it like she made it. Any suggestions?

A. In the east metro, I’m coming up pretty blank, with the exception of A-Side Public House. Their version is a little non-traditional, but still super delicious.

It looks like Eli’s East in Minneapolis serves it, too. Theirs sounds more traditional.

A-Side Public House: 754 Randolph Ave., St. Paul; 651-756-1351; asidepublichouse.com

Eli’s East: 815 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-331-0031; elisfoodandcocktails.com

Q. Our family was recently out west on vacation and the concierge at our hotel recommended a restaurant that served what he believed to be the best wagyu burger in the state. As vacations go, we got too busy and weren’t able to make it to the recommended restaurant. My son was disappointed, but I told him we would try and find a local restaurant that serves a good wagyu burger here in the cities. Do you have any recommendations?

A. Sonder Shaker in Northeast Minneapolis has one that I’ve heard great things about and is on my shortlist to try. So does The Dakota, but there you have to have tickets to see a show to get it. I can vouch for its deliciousness, though!

Sonder Shaker: 130 Hennepin Ave. E., Minneapolis; 612-353-6557; sondershaker.com

Dakota: 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-5299; dakotacooks.com

Tea At The St. Paul Hotel Wednesday Dec. 2, 2009. (Pioneer Press: Chris Polydoroff)
Tea at the St. Paul Hotel. (Pioneer Press: Chris Polydoroff)

Q. Do you have any suggestions for where to go for high tea? A small group of my lady friends and I would like to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s birthday in June with a tea party.

A. Yes! St. Paul Hotel’s is supposed to be awesome, and when someone asked this question a few years ago, I found Maudie MacBride’s in West St. Paul.

St. Paul Hotel: 350 N. Market St., St. Paul; 651-228-3860; saintpaulhotel.com/happenings/afternoon-tea

Maudie MacBride’s Tea: 59 W. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul; 651-200-4460; maudiemacbridestea.com

Q. I am wondering if you know of any bakeries that sell New York City-style Black and White cookies? My sister-in-law loves them and I would like to find some places that sell them. I live in St. Paul, but I am open to going anywhere that may have them.

A. Whew, this was a tall order — who knew these cookies would be so hard to find?

I did find two places that make them, but unfortunately, neither is in St. Paul.

The closest to you is probably going to be in the Mall of America, at Carlo’s Bakery. If you’re up for a little road trip, Crossroads Delicatessen in Minnetonka has them, too.

Carlo’s Bakery: 60 E. Broadway, #N335, Bloomington; carlosbakery.com

Crossroads Delicatessen: 2795 Hedberg Drive, Minnetonka; 952-546-6595; crossroadsdelicatessen.com

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Russian oil major Nayara Energy, backed by Rosneft, posts record first quarter profit of 3,564 rupees

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Russian Oil Major Nayara Energy, Backed By Rosneft, Posts Record First Quarter Profit Of 3,564 Rupees

By PTI August 13, 2022, 6:03 PM IST (Released)

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Russian oil giant Nayara Energy, backed by Rosneft, reported record quarterly profit in April-June as it benefited from the export of fuel made from Russian oil at a discount.

Russian oil giant Nayara Energy, backed by Rosneft, reported record quarterly profit in April-June as it benefited from the export of fuel made from Russian oil at a discount.

Net profit of Rs 3,563.7 crore, or Rs 23.91 per share, in April-June, compared to a loss of Rs 139.1 crore in the same period a year ago, it said. it said Friday in a late-night stock market filing.

The profit was up from Rs 409.5 crore in the previous quarter from January to March. Rosneft and Kesani Enterprises Co Ltd, a consortium led by Trafigura Group and Russian investment group UCP, each own 49.13% of Nayara, which operates a 20 million tonnes per year refinery at Vadinar in Gujarat. and more than 6,500 gas pumps nationwide.

The profit for the first quarter of the current financial year which started in April is higher than the profit of Rs 1,029.9 crore for the entire previous financial year (202,122).

Indian refiners such as Nayara Energy have started grabbing Russian oil since March after some Western countries and companies shunned purchases from Moscow following its invasion of Ukraine. While state-owned companies such as Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) used this imported oil to boost supplies in the country where fuel prices remained frozen, private refiners boosted exports to Europe and the United States to capture the high margins available.

Since Russian energy giant Rosneft was sanctioned by the West to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, some senior Nayara officials have left the company. (Nayara was not sanctioned).

In a separate notice, the company said Rosneft representative Krzysztof Zielicki resigned from the board and was replaced by Andrey Bogatenkov. He will represent Rosneft Singapore Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Russian firm shareholder of Nayara.

Bongatenkov, 42, was vice president of trade and logistics at PJSC Rosneft Oil Company. On August 10, Nayara said his chief financial officer Anup Vikal had resigned effective August 18. Previously, Jonathan Kollek, a candidate from Kesani Enterprises Co Ltd, resigned from Nayara’s board and was replaced by Sachin Gupta. Gupta, 48, is currently CEO of Trafigura India Pvt Ltd.

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Here are the highlights — and mishaps — from Dolphins backups in preseason opener at Buccaneers

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Here Are The Highlights — And Mishaps — From Dolphins Backups In Preseason Opener At Buccaneers

Most of the top players for both teams were sitting out the preseason opener between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which allowed lower-on-the-depth-chart players an opportunity on Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium.

Quarterback Skylar Thompson, the rookie seventh-round pick who got the start with Tua Tagovailoa among 20-plus Dolphins resting, went 10 for 12 for 122 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

His touchdown lifted Miami from a mostly lackluster first half, hitting Lynn Bowden open in the end zone on a double move for the 22-yard score. It came on the following play after cornerback Elijah Campbell intercepted a short pass to the flat, ripping the ball away from a receiver.

Linebacker Sam Eguaoven, who was having a rough night with missed tackles to this point, then scored a defensive touchdown on a 33-yard fumble return. Outside linebacker Darius Hodge hit quarterback Kyle Trask’s arm before it went forward on a pass to force the fumble.

While tight end Mike Gesicki, playing 2022 on the franchise tag, has seldom seen targets in training camp practices under new coach Mike McDaniel’s offense, Gesicki got the Dolphins’ first offensive play to come his way, a short pitch and catch with room to run for 13 yards.

The Buccaneers scored a first-quarter touchdown from quarterback Blaine Gabbert to receiver Jaelon Darden where it appeared strong safety Brandon Jones was not in the right spot in zone coverage as Darden ended up open between Noah Igbinoghene and Nik Needham, the cornerback who was playing free safety over the top.

Tampa Bay, with former Florida quarterback Trask replacing Gabbert to start the second quarter, went for a 15-play, 86-yard drive to follow where backup Dolphins defenders had multiple missed tackles, including a noticeable one from Eguavoen.

With free agent offensive line additions Terron Armstead and Connor Williams out, Larnel Coleman started at left tackle and Michael Deiter at center. Deiter had only returned to practice on Wednesday from a foot injury. He didn’t have any poor snaps, which have been a problem for Williams in practice.

Coleman gave up the third-down sack of Thompson on Miami’s opening drive that forced the Dolphins to settle for a 33-yard field goal after Thompson started 4 of 4 for 31 yards on the opening series. On a third down for an ensuing series, the Buccaneers ran a stunt in front of Deiter and right guard Robert Hunt, which got Thompson hit on the incomplete pass.

The Dolphins had another drive stall deep into the first half where right tackle Kion Smith, replacing Austin Jackson at this point, allowed a sack, causing Miami to settle for a 52-yard Jason Sanders field goal.

With several starters out, Miami trotted out a defensive unit to start that involved defensive linemen Raekwon Davis, John Jenkins and Porter Gustin, outside linebackers Jaelan Phillips and Andrew Van Ginkel, inside linebackers Eguavoen and Duke Riley, cornerbacks Igbinoghene and Keion Crossen and safeties Jones and Nik Needham, who would be the team’s nickel when Xavien Howard and Byron Jones are available at cornerback and Jevon Holland is in at free safety. Crossen had a physical pass breakup on a deep 1-on-1 opportunity.

Preston Williams took in the Dolphins’ first punt return, and Bowden was back deep on the initial kick return, a touchback. Cornerback Trill Williams has curiously not been seen on defense, although he is dressed and standing on the sideline.

Both starting running backs Saturday, the Dolphins’ Sony Michel (American Heritage) and Buccaneers’ Giovani Bernard (St. Thomas Aquinas) were South Florida high school football stars.

The Dolphins lead the Buccaneers, 20-14, at halftime of the exhibition.

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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates, Coronavirus Cases Today, COVID 19 Cases In India, Omicron Covid Cases, India Covid Cases August 14

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India Covid Update: Active cases decreased by 4,271 in the space of 24 hours.

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India has reported nearly 16,000 new Covid cases and 68 deaths, with 24 reconciled by Kerala, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The 8 a.m. data also showed that active cases fell by 4,271 in 24 hours to 1,19,264, or 0.27% of the total number of infections.

The 15,815 new coronavirus infections and 68 deaths pushed the overall figures to 4,42,39,372 cases and 5,26,996 deaths, the data showed.

The national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.54%, the health ministry said.

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Chicago White Sox are forced to juggle the lineup yet again with CF Luis Robert out with a sprained left wrist

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Chicago White Sox Are Forced To Juggle The Lineup Yet Again With Cf Luis Robert Out With A Sprained Left Wrist

Luis Robert looked to jump-start the Chicago White Sox offense in the sixth inning of a scoreless game Friday against the Detroit Tigers, attempting to steal second base.

Robert slid headfirst but didn’t get to the bag as he made contact with the left leg of second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who was trying to make a tag.

Robert twisted and lay on his back in pain. After being checked out by the training staff, he exiting with a sprained left wrist.

X-rays were negative, the Sox said Friday. Robert’s status remained day to day, manager Tony La Russa said before Saturday’s game against the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field.

“He said it felt tight, some soreness,” La Russa said.

AJ Pollock shifted to center field with Robert not in Saturday’s starting lineup.

It was another day of juggling for the Sox, who have dealt with injuries throughout this season.

Leury García returned to shortstop after missing the previous three games because of hip and back soreness. García is filling in for Tim Anderson, who went on the injured list Tuesday with a sagittal band tear on the middle finger of his left hand. Anderson likely will miss about six weeks.

“We got a lot of practice over two years (dealing with injuries), and it’s a collective thing,” La Russa said. “Players know it’s part of the game. Games still count. You concentrate on what you have, not what you’re missing. “We respect the fact that the (injured) guys, we wish we had them.”

“But the games still count, so players, staff, you compete with what you got. This sport is big enough. You’ve got 13 pitchers and 13 other players. You can deal with injuries if your mind is right, and our minds are right.”

The Sox found a way Friday, with Andrew Vaughn’s two-out, two-run single in the seventh serving as all the offense in a 2-0 victory.

While he didn’t factor in the decision, starter Michael Kopech had a night to remember. The Sox right-hander had a career-high 11 strikeouts in six hitless innings.

“He’s always got the talent and the stuff,” La Russa said Friday after the game. “He’s a pitcher. He located, threw breaking balls in different counts. He had a good breaking ball. Moved his fastball around and had life. Right there at the end, he had good command of his fastball to go with the other stuff he was throwing.”

Kopech said he was “dragging quite a bit” between his last two starts. He had a shorter sideline session leading up to Friday’s outing.

“It’s just been communication and we continue to do that and I think we are in a good spot,” Kopech said.

Kopech showed just how good, striking out the side in the second. He had another strikeout to begin the third, struck out two of the three he faced in the fourth, three of the four batters in the fifth and two of three in the sixth.

He left after 85 pitches. According to STATS, Kopech became the first Sox pitcher since at least 1974 to exit a game with a no-hitter of at least six innings pitched still intact.

While he wanted to remain in the game, Kopech said he understood the decision to have the bullpen take over. Javier Báez led off the seventh with a single to right-center against reliever Reynaldo López.

The Sox have been conscious of Kopech’s workload all season.

“I was born and raised with players, especially pitchers, you don’t do anything knowingly to jeopardize their career,” La Russa said. “You want them to pitch as long as they can, healthy. Been that way the whole time. Not going to change now. I like the fact he wanted to go back out there, I don’t blame him. And I also appreciate the fans wanting him to go back out there.”

Kopech said the communication has been good as he has made the move back to the rotation after working mostly as a reliever in 2021.

“We talked about playing it from start to start all year,” Kopech said. “That’s what we are going to continue to do. We are not looking too far ahead. See how I feel tomorrow and the day after and then good to go for five days from now after that. We’ll continue to go day by day. That’s an important thing in a 162-game season.

“Especially when we are trying to make a push to be in the playoffs. We are just taking decision-making slow. But I’m going to be transparent with them as they’ve been transparent with me.”

Kopech has pitched 104⅔ innings in 21 starts this season. He threw 69⅓ innings in 44 appearances (four starts) last season.

“Just getting a full season under my belt this year and being a competitor for — I don’t know how many starts I’m going to have but as many as I’m allotted,” Kopech said. “I think that will set me up for a good position moving forward.”

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A group of burglars drove a car through the front door of a Neiman Marcus in California early Saturday morning to steal merchandise from the luxury store, police said.

The burglary took place around 4:45 a.m. in the Beverly Hills store. Officers were immediately dispatched to the store after receiving a report of an alarm going off, police said.

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When law enforcement arrived, they discovered that a dark-colored Chevrolet sedan had crashed through the store’s metal door and window. The suspects had already fled with an undetermined amount of goods and goods.

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At the field, Carlos Correa hears boos. Away from it, Twins shortstop makes realization

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At The Field, Carlos Correa Hears Boos. Away From It, Twins Shortstop Makes Realization

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Carlos Correa can’t go to any road stadium without hearing the boos. It’s part of the territory now, not just for him, but for his 2017 Astros teammates. The Astros beat the Dodgers that year in the World Series, but later, their electronic sign-stealing scheme was revealed, drawing the ire of fans around the league.

Nowhere is it more pronounced than at Dodger Stadium, where Correa spent two days this week garnering the loudest boos and jeers he’s heard all season, along with frequent chants of “cheat-er, cheat-er” when he dug into the batter’s box.

It’s normal for Correa at this point, he said. And besides, he pointed out, last year was much worse.

“I don’t hate that they boo me,” he said. “I’ve learned to live with that.”

Last year, the shortstop didn’t even leave his hotel room when the Astros visited Los Angeles. This year, he realized something: It may seem as if he’s public enemy No. 1 at Dodger Stadium, but away from the ballpark, the reception he gets is quite different.

The Twins had off days on Monday, during which he went to the aquarium with his wife and baby son, and Thursday, during which the family spent the entire day at nearby Disneyland.

So, how was the reception?

“You know what I realized?” Correa asked. “That in the stadium, when I go, they like boo and stuff and it’s an entertainment type of thing for everyone to just do that. But when they see me on the streets, they’re super nice and they ask me for pictures, and they ask me for memorabilia for the kids or for autographs.”

Normally, he said, when he sees someone approaching in a Dodgers hat or jersey, the people around him close in to create a protective shield, not knowing how the fan might react to seeing him. But on this trip, he’s usually heard something along the lines of, “Hey Carlos, I’m a fan! Can I take a picture with you?” to which he will oblige.

“In this trip here, I learned that because I also went to the aquarium in L.A. over there and I went to restaurants and stuff and people were super nice and super, super full, and I was just taking pictures with everyone. It was cool. So one thing I learned is it’s part of the entertainment when I go to the stadiums.”

KEPLER ‘LOOKS LIKE NORMAL SELF’

Max Kepler was 0-for-21 heading into Saturday’s game since returning from the injured list, but manager Rocco Baldelli said the right fielder “looks like his normal self,” to him.

Kepler was hit by a pitch in the foot last month, fracturing his right pinky toe and necessitating a stint on the injured list. Before he returned, Kepler described the injury as something that wouldn’t heal until the season is over, saying he would “have to deal with it and play through it.”

He’s been doing that since his return on Aug. 6.

“I don’t think the swings themselves and what he’s doing at the plate look too different. When a guy’s kind of working through some changes physically, I mean physical changes and maybe some minor soreness that he’s still dealing with and things like that, I think he’s still, obviously, still getting his feet under him from coming back from his toe injury,” Baldelli said. “But I also don’t think he looks like a guy that can’t go up there and hit a ball on the barrel. … I think he looks fine.”

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