Thanksgiving brings loads of festivities, and of course, food. Each November, my immediate family heads to Illinois to spend time in my great-uncle’s basement. A space that is essentially a 1970s-time capsule. Wrapped in chocolate brown paneling and adorned with frilly, paisley curtains in shades of tangerine and mustard, this small entertainment room holds down the fort for over 30 of our other family members come turkey time.
Year after year, we line up to get all the fixings—using the dazzling pool table as a makeshift buffet station for all the juicy turkey, mashed potatoes and heaping servings of savory gravy. (To note: It is all cleaned in record time to start the annual pool tournament.)
Whether we’re there for the food, family or festivities, it is a time that reminds us all of the importance of coming together.
In this issue, we explore the different ways in which our community comes together through shared interests. In Woman-Owned Shop Six for Good Brings the Goods, writer Hanna McDaniels talks to the women behind the newest addition to The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Six For Good. This brick-and-mortar location features six brands that support six different philanthropic causes across the Metro.
In OMNI Brewing Opens New Wine Concept in Rosemount, I connect with Zack Ward, one of the founders and head brewer at Omni Brewing, about the company’s new venture into wine. Opening its offerings to another beverage type, the brand wanted to extend its comfortable, laid-back atmosphere to wine connoisseurs with the help of their new location in Rosemount.
Happy Thanksgiving, readers!