BSM alum succeeds in journalism industry as TIME reporter

July 10, 2014

As Benilde-St. Margaret’s seniors endured their final days of high school before graduation, they prepare to move one step closer to getting jobs and becoming successful. Benilde-St. Margaret’s class of 2008 alum, Alexandra Sifferlin, is an example of this success; she has turned what was once a childhood ambition into an exciting reality. Sifferlin is now a health reporter for TIME Magazine, and has spent the last few years reporting on an assortment of health related issues. “I love being a health reporter because I like to think I’m doing a service. Health, medicine, and science impact everyone, and I get the most touching emails from readers,” said Sifferlin. At the age of... Continue Reading

Baseball team falls short to Armstrong in vital section game

June 4, 2014

The Benilde-St. Margaret’s baseball team made the trek to Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota to take on the Wayzata Trojans in a section playoff showdown. According to junior Connor Day, “Our team played well and with a lot of chemistry. We rebounded well from our loss last week.” The Trojans scored first with one player crossing the plate in the top half of the first inning; the Red Knights answered by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second. BSM senior Michael Kaminski threw a complete game, allowing only two runs over the course of seven innings as well as recording one RBI. Junior Tyler Wyvell along with seniors Keaton Studsrud and Christopher Racchini also contributed... Continue Reading

Senior takes his talent to national level

Despite falling short of making it to the Advancer's Round, Kleven believes the experience has helped him become a more accomplished bowler and a leader. (courtesy of Joe Kleven)

Senior takes his talent to national level

September 2, 2014

While many seniors traveled out of town over the summer to visit colleges, senior Joe Kleven’s trip to New York had a whole different purpose. The rising BSM bowling captain was to represent the state of Minnesota at the Junior Gold Championships to compete against some of the finest youth bowlers across... Continue Reading

10 Things To Do Around Lake Calhoun

Going to the beach is one of the most popular pastimes of Lake Calhoun goers. Bring a towel and your sun block and head to either one of the two beaches of Lake Calhoun. (Keenan Schember, Megan Ortizcazarin)

10 Things To Do Around Lake Calhoun

June 5, 2014

The definitive ranking of BSM water fountains

Sophamore Gunnar Lundberg stops for a cool refreshing drink (Emily Larson)

The definitive ranking of BSM water fountains

June 3, 2014

As the days become longer and the heat index spikes, students often seek the comfort of a cool sip of water from one of the many selections of drinking fountains offered at BSM. But with so many to choose from, not all can claim the title of Most Popular Water Fountain. From dirty drains, leaky fountains, horrible locations and warm, iron-laced water,... Continue Reading

Boys SoccerThu, Sep 04 5 p.m.RochesterHome
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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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