Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

The Melin family visited with a family during their travels to Flores De Villa, Peru, last summer. Their trip included aiding their church in building homes for struggling Peruvians. (courtesy of Peyton Melin)

Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

April 15, 2014

With the help of the BSM World Language Department, freshman Peyton Melin spent the week of April 1 raising awareness to the community of BSM about a small city in Peru, Flores de Villa, located about 30 minutes from the capital, Lima. “Lima is a modern city with a casino,... Continue Reading

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

April 15, 2014

Junior captain Maddie Houlihan has come along way since first stepping up to the tee-ball plate as a young six year old. With her college future already mapped out and two years remaining as a Red Knight still to play, the University... Continue Reading

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

The iconic Rosie the Riveter image has been a symbol of feminism since World War 2. (Ryan Applehof)

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

April 17, 2014

I grew up with a stay at home dad. Every morning, he brushed my hair, made my lunch, and sent me off to school. In the evenings, he made dinner and folded laundry. My mom has always been the breadwinner, and I never questioned this situation––it was just how we did things. I think it is the responsibility... Continue Reading

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

The album takes influence from the sounds of the 60's and 70's, while still remain modern and fresh. (Aloe Blacc press image)

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

April 9, 2014

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in the music business with “Lift Your Spirit,” a soulful and creative album with a classy feel. His vintage sound made it more difficult for him to produce hits, but his... Continue Reading

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
BaseballMon, Apr 21 4:30 p.m.WayzataHome
Boys GolfMon, Apr 21 9 a.m.Chanhassen Invite Deer Run Golf Club
BaseballTue, Apr 22 4:15 p.m.IrondaleAway
Boys GolfTue, Apr 22 1 p.m.NSC OpponentsVictory Links Golf Course
Girls GolfTue, Apr 22 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 22 7 p.m.St. Thomas AcademyHome
Boys TennisTue, Apr 22 4:00 p.m.FridleyFridley High School
Boys TennisWed, Apr 23 4:00 p.m.WayzataWayzata High School
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Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Eden Prairie8-7W
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East meets northeast: Gingerhop

East meets northeast: Gingerhop

courtesy of Gingerhop

Gingerhop throws a Minnesota twist on traditional walleye by seasoning and presenting them with mild sauces.

Dotted with restaurants, Northeast Minneapolis’s Hennepin Avenue is the place to find chic bars and restaurants. Kitty-corner to Nye’s Polonaise is the Thai fusion restaurant, Gingerhop, a popular destination for both afternoon and evening outings. Where East meets Northeast, Gingerhop fits perfectly with its surrounding restaurants with a menu that entails all aspects of everything Thai.

Upon entering Gingerhop, rich mahogany columns surrounding the bar and checkerboard-tiled flooring. The dome-vaulted ceiling is lined with paddle-shaped fans as the square-shaped moldings cover the ceiling to create a British tavern atmosphere.

The restaurant area accentuates Asian décor with red glass candles and overhead lamps fitted with linen circular shades. The warm-colored walls makes the room feel cozy while the plants convey a Japanese garden.

After two updates, the menu maintains its traditional Thai entrées, which vary from satays to curries. Their walleye satay gives a Minnesota twist to the blend of Asian skewer and walleye coupled with a mild green sauce starts off the meal with an Asian-American blend.

Gingerhop’s popular dishes include the sweet green curry, available with either chicken, shrimp, tofu, or vegetables. For those who enjoy spicy food, more vegetables add a little kick and make a great alternative to mild entrées. Pineapple-fried rice is another mild approach for those with with smaller appetites for spicy foods and can either be accompanied by tuna or pork loin.

Their dessert menu ranges from traditional ice cream to chocolate cake, making dessert hard to pass up. Their Guinness chocolate cake closes the meal with a grand finale as the combination of cream cheese frosting and cake, with a hint of Guinness, is paired with vanilla ice cream to perfectly balance the rich flavor of the chocolate cake and the Guinness.

While Gingerhop can be a place for small gatherings, they also accommodate large parties and groups. Gingerhop’s back room can hold 40 for a sit down dinner or 50 for a social gathering. On Wednesdays through Saturdays, DJs are brought into the bar-lounge area to liven up the late-night crowd.

With reasonable pricing from $2.75 for an appetizer to $15.95 for an entrée of basil scallops, Gingerhop will surely not disappoint you or your wallet and will ensure a well-enjoyed meal.

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