Brother, sister carry on family gourmet tradition at Otra Cocina in St. Paul

Miguel Linares and his sister Maria “Piti” Capouch inherited their father’s philosophy and gourmet Mexican recipes. Now their Otra Cocina Mexican restaurant (1193 Payne Avenue, St. Paul) features both. According to the duo, Otra Cocina is much more than a restaurant:”It is a museum of fine dining. It is culinary art, a way of presenting our culture through food, hence its name. Continue Reading

Pupusas: A 600-year-old tradition comes to St. Paul

Mañana Restaurant y Pupuseria is a small restaurant that carries a big history. After Rosario Diaz’s husband was killed 25 years ago in the Salvadoran civil war, she came to California where she began making pupusas.  Then she moved to Minnesota where she made pupusas in her studio apartment along with her children Balmore and Luis Páiz and sold them out the window. After that they founded the Mañana Restaurant y Pupuseria at 828 East 7th Street on St. Paul´s East Side.  Today the Diaz family restaurant brings Salvadoran food and traditions to St. Continue Reading