Vintry and Mercer feels like the cooler, edgier answer to its sister hotel - The Ampersand in South Kensington. Named for two of the honourable guilds that were founded in this area many moons ago, this hotel gives nods to this landed gentry whilst also pioneering a fresh, youthful energy for the enthusiastic city crowd that has descended on it. Considering that this area is mainly a cluster of high rise offices and chain restaurants, Vintry and Mercer has been gratefully received as a representative of the millennial generation - from its subway tiles and potted plants to its Art Deco furniture and factory style windows, it’s definitely been designed to appeal to the tastes of a younger crowd. Eco credentials As a completely new built, the Vintry and Mercer has had the benefit of being able to design the hotel the way they wish without battling against old structures and systems. As such, it’s 100 per cent run on renewable electricity which is sourced from biomass, wind … [Read more...] about Newly opened near Mansion House, the Vintry and Mercer
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This story was originally published on April 2, 2019 by THE CITY. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is a traveling man with some high-end tastes. Pivoting on Pledges, Trump Explores Art of the Climb-Down The prosecutor spent $249,716 on meals and work trips to everywhere from the City of Angels to the City of Lights over the past five years, according to records obtained via a Freedom of Information Law request. Vance paid for it all – including a $4,780 roundtrip flight to London and a $2,800 stay at a five-star Paris hotel – with money his office obtained from state-asset forfeiture funds largely tied to big-sum legal settlements with banks, records show. He controls more than $600 million stemming from forfeitures. US Resorts to Expanded 'Catch and Release' as Migrants Surge The Manhattan prosecutor far outspent the city’s other four district attorneys, the data reveals: Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, who expensed $18,407 to … [Read more...] about Manhattan DA Spent Nearly $250K on Round-the-World Luxe Travel: Report
If tightening your belt, financially speaking, is one of your New Year’s resolutions, it doesn’t mean you have to do away with dining out. Nor does it mean you’re limited to order-at-the-counter places, thanks to these full service St. Paul restaurants with great dishes that won’t break the bank. Here are 10 under $15 dishes to help you stick to your resolution. Plan to spend a little more cash if you’re going to splurge on drinks. PLATES AT BRASA ROTISSERIE (777 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 651-224-1302, brasa.us): We love this inviting, neighborhoody, full service eatery. Not only is the vibe super chill, but the food, emphasizing Southern, Caribbean and Mexican flavors as well as local, organic and fair-trade ingredients, is delicious and affordable. The menu includes a “Plates” category with seven main choices — spicy masa corn cake, fried catfish, pulled chicken, rotisserie chicken, slow roasted pork, smoked beef and organic farm eggs … [Read more...] about Looking for dining deals in St. Paul? Here are 10 for under $15
Sleepy V’s Vince Traver and Kiah Gumeringer have been spreading joy throughout the Twin Cities one doughnut at a time. Sleepy V’s doughnuts, coffee and ice cream are not only attracting a crowd at the brick-and-mortar location in Northeast Minneapolis, but their creations, including a large variety of mini-doughnuts, are also popping up at such Twin Cities coffee shops as Nina’s Coffee Cafe on Cathedral Hill in St. Paul on Saturdays; Quixotic Coffee in Highland Park on Saturdays and Sundays; and daily at Mudslingers Coffee in Roseville. And there’s more to come, as the couple hints that the east metro could become home to a second location. We chatted with Traver about the sweet life. What’s your first food memory? I have this vague recollection of white box kits for rice pilaf. My mom always had that on hand. Another memory is Murray’s Steakhouse. My dad had a job at the Hyatt in downtown Minneapolis, and we would go to eat at this fancy restaurant … [Read more...] about Sleepy V’s doughnuts could be coming to a St. Paul location near you
Red Bull Crashed Ice — which drew up to 150,000 spectators to St. Paul annually — skated out to Boston. Phalen Park’s “Holiday Lights in the Park” has gone dark. And Stillwater Ice Castles is moving to Excelsior. Even the Art Shanty Projects that drew attendees by the tens of thousands to frozen shores of White Bear Lake, Plymouth and Minneapolis won’t return in early 2019, at least not in the same monthlong capacity. You might call this the winter of our discontent. Especially coming off last year’s glitzy Super Bowl extravaganza that helped make the coldest season in the Twin Cities one to remember. But there is hope. Here’s a brief guide — by no means exhaustive — to winter traditions and potential alternatives this season. For a thorough guide to east-metro winter happenings, check out the Visit St. Paul tourism bureau online at visitsaintpaul.com/blog/our-holiday-event-picks/. WINTER CHEER The traditions: RICE PARK TREE … [Read more...] about No Crashed Ice, no Super Bowl. Where’s the winter fun this year? Do not despair.