The Winonan

Food review series: Zaza’s Pub and Pizzeria

Allison Mueller

April 22, 2015

Kaysey Price/ Winonan Tuesday night, April 14, as I waited window-side at Zaza’s Pub and Pizzeria off Huff Street in Winona for my study group, I drank in the atmosphere and a Lonely Blonde Ale. Zaza’s has perfected...

Starbucks vs. Caribou: which team are you on?

Allison Mueller

April 8, 2015

Ana Alexander/ Winonan It’s the age old question: which is better, Starbucks or Caribou? This week I set out on a caffeinated journey to answer this long debated question. I enlisted the help of three fellow coffee enthusiasts:...

Food review series: Blue Heron

Allison Mueller

March 25, 2015

Kalika Valentine-Erickson/ Winonan Blue Heron is a familiar place for me. I go there often and enjoy it every single time. This week, I visited Blue Heron twice, once for breakfast with a friend and once for lunch with my family. When...

Food review series: Healthy snack ideas

Allison Mueller

March 4, 2015

Samantha Beck/ Winonan There are a ton of ideas for easy and cheap snacks that are also healthy for college kids. For college students, it’s easy to grab a bag of baby carrots and a container of hummus for five dollars...

Minnesota contemplates lowering the drinking age

Allison Mueller

March 4, 2015

Jordan Gerard/ Winonan A Minnesota representative is proposing lowering the drinking age to 18, so what does this mean for a dry campus like Winona State University? Representative Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis introduced two di...

Food review series: Crockpot dinner for $10

Allison Mueller

February 25, 2015

Samantha Beck/ Winonan Last Christmas, I tore the silver wrapping paper off of a rather large box with such ferocity, because I thought it was a box holding the tall riding boots I had wanted. Turns out it was a small black...

College recipe series: ham and cheese biscuits under $5

Allison Mueller

February 18, 2015

Samantha Beck/ Winonan Shopping for healthy foods, or a meal for two, on a college budget is hard.  But relax: there are some genius ideas out there.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any until last week. Usually I have three...

Food in review: Acoustic Cafe

Allison Mueller

February 11, 2015

Samantha Beck/ Winonan Upon walking into Acoustic Cafe, it isn’t unlikely to feel greatly relaxed and quite possibly hungry. Every time I walk into Acoustic Cafe, I want to buy and eat everything.  Not only does the pungent sme...

Review: Where to get the best cup of java

Allison Mueller

January 21, 2015

Michaela Handke/ Winonan Here in Winona we have six coffee shops, and the recent addition of Caribou Coffee has added an extra amount of competition to the coffee business. I did my best to go to each one and determine which...

Food in review: El Patron Mexican Bar and Cantina

Allison Mueller

November 19, 2014

  Abigail Derkson/ Winonan El Patron Mexican Bar & Cantina is the place to go if you want authentic Mexican cuisine in Winona. From start to finish I was impressed with my dining experience. Despite it being...

Food in review: Betty Jo’s

Allison Mueller

November 12, 2014

Michaela Handke/ Winonan This week I ate at the local Betty Jo’s restaurant in which I have had many good experiences. But, when I ate there recently I wasn’t quite satisfied with the service. The amount we paid for...

Food in review: Jefferson’s Pub & Grill

Allison Mueller

October 29, 2014

Michaela Handke/ Winonan Jefferson’s Pub and Grill used to be a freight house for the railroad in 1885. After, it was turned into a restaurant called Zach’s on the Tracks. In 1994, it had changed its name once again to...

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