Mort Bloom's story is that of five men. When his family fled from Lithuania during WWII, he found himself in America, a teenager with no possessions who spoke no English. But he learned the language and eventually joined the U.S. Navy, where he also boxed and won a Golden Gloves title. After serving, he pursued a succession of jobs that ranged from high-profile to pedestrian: he pitched for the Cleveland Indians, worked in a junkyard, and was a longtime owner of the popular nightclub Gay 90's.
Over the years, he and his family would often come together over dinners at the Lincoln Del. After that restaurant closed and Mort's kids grew up, the Blooms decided to open an eatery of their own where they and other families could gather for meals and to teach kids which fork is proper for eating popsicles. Mort's Delicatessen marries Mort's American and Eastern-European roots: there's potato knishes and cold-beet borscht, as well as cheese curds and buffalo wings. Of the dozens of specialty sandwiches and burgers, the reuben remains their most popular, which is rather appropriate since Reuben is Mort's middle name.
For more than 50 years, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has engaged eardrums with a vast repertoire of classical masterpieces and scores of newly commissioned works—and earned 17 ASCAP awards for its adventurous programming in the process. And their approach to artistic leadership is equally innovative. Each season, a coterie of internationally distinguished partners takes up the baton to lead the ensemble in turn. But that emphasis on setting a high creative bar doesn't mean the orchestra is stuffy. They welcome newcomers and seasoned season ticket-holders alike to come to free pre-concert discussions, which bring scholars, guest artists, conductors, and musicians to chat with audiences about the upcoming performance and their favorite mac 'n' cheese recipes.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We provide photo booth entertainment for
a wide variety of events. Both indoor, and outdoor ( as long as conditions are dry ). Our photo booth is open styled, its technology and hardware set us apart from our competition. We've given the traditional photo booth a new school look and feel.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We love selfies and so does every one else. In fact, the selfie is the preferred photo. The demand for photos hasn't diminished one bit and Twin Cities Selfie capitalizes on that. Our business gives locals the highest quality selfie they may ever take at prices they can afford.
What do you love most about your job?
The customers. We get to see Men, women and children of all ethnic backgrounds on the most memorable moments that life grants us such as: weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, and grand openings.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Awe. Complete Awe from an elderly couple
who said " we've seen photo booths in our day, my how times have changed "
With a stay at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove Nw Mpls-Arbor Lks in Maple Grove, you'll be close to Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and Eagle Lake Golf Center. This family-friendly hotel is within the region of Begin Oaks Golf Club and Bohanon Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 136 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. 32-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a complimentary water park, an indoor pool, and a waterslide. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Maple Grove? This hotel has 1887 square feet (170 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.
Guests say this hotel is perfect for the whole family when you're in Osseo. Let Staybridge Suites Mpls-Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes take care of everyone.
When your work just can't wait, the hotel business center is readily available for use.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Impeccable suites with gorgeous amenities are waiting for you at this modern and highly-rated hotel.
Grab a quick workout at the hotel's great fitness center.
Guests of Staybridge Suites Mpls-Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes can enjoy a dip in the on-site swimming pool.
As an added bonus, this hotel's rooms make you feel right at home with your own kitchenette.
Sometimes all you need in the morning is a fluffy stack of hotcakes.
Skip the room service and come check out the yummy fare the restaurant is serving up!
There are close and convenient parking spots located within walking distance to Staybridge Suites Mpls-Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes.
Be sure to head on over to Staybridge Suites Mpls-Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes for a great night's rest when you're passing through Osseo.
Starting from scratch each day, Marna’s Catering’s head chef Rolando Diaz imbues each of his dishes with the culinary prowess he inherited while working at the family restaurant in his native Costa Rica. Featured in local publications such as Metromix and Maple Grove Magazine, Chef Diaz whips up zesty Caribbean dishes in equal measure with American-style comfort foods, serving seafood ceviche and fried plantains alongside chicken wings and cobb salads. Along with authentic Costa Rican entrees such as chifrijo and jerk chicken gallo pinto, Chef Diaz's specialties include the "Front Burger"—a lean-beef patty cooked with smoky chipotle peppers and topped with adobo spices, provolone, crisp bacon, grilled onions, pineapple and a tangy secret sauce whose recipe is as classified as the president's iPod playlist.