Edie Mae's Eatery in Delano has a unique twist

FOX 9’s Shayne Wells found the breakfast of champions in Delano, Minnesota: Edie Mae’s Eatery. The restaurant has been a longtime fixture in the community, but when a new owner took over a few years ago, she gave it a new twist.

The Salted Nut Roll gets a spicy makeover

When it comes to candy, the Salted Nut Roll is a classic made at Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul since the early 30’s. But the candy company is trying something new, adding a sweet and savory flavor to the lineup. They’re now selling the ‘Spicy,’ think Tex-Mex flavors and ‘Cinnamon Churro’ which has a sweet red-hot type spice. Come fall, Pearson’s is rolling out two more seasonal options, the Apple Pie and Pumpkin Spice Salted Nut Rolls. You can buy them in stores or on the Pearson’s online Amazon store.

First Black-owned juice bar opens in South Minneapolis

Catiesha Pierson started making her own juice as a way to get her son to eat more fruits and vegetables. She would post her creations on Instagram and people started taking notice. Eventually, she started making and delivering fresh-pressed juices for friends and family when she wasn’t working at her full-time job. It became her passion and she decided to pursue it, quitting her job and signing a lease on a space in South Minneapolis. Pierson opened The Dripping Root last week at the intersection of Minnehaha Ave & 40th St. She sold out every single day. Her top-seller is the Nipsey Drip which is made up of passion fruit, guava, lemon, pineapple, Blue Majik and apple.

Como Zoo unveils Como Harbor

The seals and sea lions that reside in the Como Zoo are getting a major habitat upgrade. The zoo will officially open Como Harbor, a $21 million reinvention of the pinnipeds exhibit, on Thursday. Eight seals and sea lions have moved into Como Harbor which features two saltwater pools with above and below-water viewing, shaded amphitheater and stage. Also opening is the new café, Pier 56, which gets its name from the year 1956 when Sparky the Seal Show started at Como Zoo.

Baby season has begun at Alpaca farm in River Falls

It’s baby season at Eagle Eye Farm near River Falls. The farm is primarily a home to Alpacas but also has Mini Highland Cows, Babydoll sheep and Kunekune pigs. This week, their first Alpaca baby was born and there are more on the way. The farm is open for public tours, though you’ll need to reserve a day and time in advance. They also offer Alpaca yoga on the farm and summer camp opportunities

Vegan breakfast café opens in Downtown Minneapolis

There’s a new breakfast spot in Minneapolis serving up waffles, fluffy mini pancakes and Vietnamese coffee. Every menu item is vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. The Coconut Whisk Café is on Nicollet Mall near 9th St. S. The team behind the café are also the founders of Coconut Whisk vegan baking mixes. The café is open Thursday to Sunday 9am to 2pm. For more information visit: CoconutWhisk.com

St. Paul chocolatier combines love of bees and decadent treats

The craft chocolate market is booming, but a St. Paul chocolatier was way ahead of the trend. Ten year ago, Susan Brown started blending honey from the St. Paul hives she keeps with single-origin chocolate to create the decadent Honey Bon Bons that have landed her in Forbes Magazine and The New York Times. She owns Mademoiselle Miel, a chocolate shop in Downtown St. Paul that has beehives on the roof.

Twin Cities Auto Show returns in new location

The Twin Cities Auto show has taken a detour. Instead of packing the Minneapolis Convention Center with the latest and greatest vehicles, they’ve taken over the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. With more room to spread out, they’ve added features including a Truck Track and Monster Trucks, some of which you can take a spin in. Many State Fair food vendors are also opening up for the event including Sweet Martha’s Cookies.

Barber to the sports stars opens new shop

Meleyen Tengben opened his first barbershop in Brooklyn Park three years ago and in that time has garnered a huge following, especially among pro athletes. For that reason, he wanted to open a second location closer to the downtown core. His new Uptown ‘Meleyen’s Sports Barbershop’ is located near Hennepin Ave and 28th St. You can follow him on Instagram to see his work and celeb clients who are always popping in: @MeleyensSportsBarbershop

New Twin Cities fitness trend alert: Sauna Gyms have arrived

The metro fitness scene is heating up. There are two new gyms, one that just opened and another opening soon, that offer infrared sauna workouts. Each sauna has a screen that plays different types of classes from H.I.I.T to Cycling and Yoga. The saunas are typically set at about 125 to 130 degrees. The idea of a heated workout is one that is catching on all across the country. Hot Worx is a fitness chain that started in the south. Right now, there’s a Hot Worx planned for Woodbury and another in Lakeville that opened in February. And there are more than a dozen licenses for future Hot Worx Twin Cities locations

Prohibition-style speakeasy opens in downtown Anoka

There’s a new hardware store in Anoka that doesn’t sell a single home improvement product. Instead, it’s a hidden bar reminiscent of the prohibition-era speakeasies from 100 years ago. It’s called ‘The Hardware Store’ and it’s only marking is a red light in an alley. When you walk in, there’s a wall full of vintage tools. Though the passcode can change, on this particular day you can get in by saying you’d like to buy a hammer. Inside, it feels like you stepped back in time with velvet seating and throwback portraits. As for the drinks, almost every ingredient in the craft cocktails is hand-made and don’t be surprised if the drink includes flames or even a smoker. They’re open Wednesday to Saturday.

St. Paul woman who launched her own makeup brand, lands spot on TV show

St. Paul makeup artist, Tameka Jones was furloughed early on in the pandemic. She used that as inspiration to start a makeup line, something she’d always dreamed of doing. Her line of lipsticks and lip care is called ‘Lip Esteem.’ It’s plant-based and cruelty-free. Jones found all her own ingredients based on her experiences with the brands in the market right now. She wanted something moisturizing that would last. She’s been selling her products online and at Farmer’s Markets in the Twin Cities. Now she and her makeup line are being filmed for the 6th season of the TV show ‘Small Business Revolution’ that airs on HULU and Amazon Prime. This season will air this this fall. It’s focusing on Black-owned businesses in the Twin Cities.

Tulips bloom at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The cool temperatures pushed the tulip bloom back at week at the Landscape Arboretum. But they’re blooming now, just in time for their busiest weekend of the year because of the Mother’s Day holiday. There are 39,000 tulips of several different varieties to see from the double tulip to the filled tulip. The design is planned almost a year in advance and the bulbs planted every October. The bloom will last for three to four weeks. All visitors must have a reservation to visit the Arboretum.