Youth Farm produces more than just food. Through summer and school-year programs available for ages 9 to 24, it cultivates young leaders: responsible, essential community members who know how to grow healthy foods and why it's important to do so. In five Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods, participants begin as Youth Farmers,
9- to 11-year-olds, who get their hands dirty in the soil and learn the basics of transforming what they grow into nutritious dishes. From there, they grow into All Stars, Project LEAD members, and finally Farm Stewards, all while building their skill set and becoming increasingly engaged in the distribution of what they grow.
That last aspect is another integral part to the Youth Farm programs. Not only do participants build a community among themselves, they also serve the community that surrounds them. During the summer program, Youth Farm families receive full grocery bags of vegetables every week of the eight-week program. And this can add up fast. In 2013 alone, Youth Farm's 800 participants distributed more than 10,000 pounds of produce and prepared more than 12,000 healthy meals.
No time to eat? Pick up a burger and fries in a matter of minutes at White Castle.
The menu at White Castle does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
During the summer months, don't miss out on White Castle's outdoor patio seating.
No need to dress up for a trip to White Castle — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Or, take your grub to-go.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's W Lake St location.
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at White Castle as often as you like!
More than 50 years go, Mike Ilitch was poised for major-league glory. An up-and-coming shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, his baseball finesse was blossoming when an injury derailed his sports career. But although the wound stunted his athletic aspirations, it steered him toward a new path, and on May 8, 1959, he and his wife opened the first Little Caesars location, a then-unheard-of carry-out-only joint. The career shift and novel technique eventually proved triumphant. Today, the pizzeria's iconic, toga-clad mascot adorns storefronts on five continents. In each shop, staffers forge the signature Hot-N-Ready pizza, a freshly baked pizza designed for instant pickup, and warm, garlicky Crazy bread. With a storied half-century under their belt, Mike Ilitch and his family strive to give back, supporting local organizations and creating their own charitable programs.
For that fresh, out-of-the-oven feel, Uptown Pizza serves mouth-watering pizza with a down-home feel.
Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Uptown Pizza's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at Uptown Pizza, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the pizzeria can get noisy.
Catering services are also available.
Chow down at Uptown Pizza without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
Uptown Pizza dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
CitySolve Urban Race lets citizens explore their metropolis through a one-day odyssey that tests speed, stamina, and smarts. Teams scamper through their burb as they solve clues ranging from anagrams and pop-culture trivia to deciphering graffiti written in pig Latin. Interspersed throughout the race are mettle-testing physical challenges, molding iron wills to such tasks as dodgeball, improv comedy games, or identifying ice-cream flavors. Each day's race also awards winners for best costumes and best tweet. Each urban iditarod takes between two to three hours, and jet packs are strictly prohibited.
Craving pho? Head on over to Saigon Uptown Restaurant for all of your Vietnamese favorites.
Come prepared to feast at Saigon Uptown Restaurant — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Parents, bring your kids along to Saigon Uptown Restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Got the whole gang with you? Saigon Uptown Restaurant is a great pick for large parties.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
There's no need to bust your budget at Saigon Uptown Restaurant, with most meals costing under $15.