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  • La Fresca is Grand Avenue's latest star

    Chef Hector Ruiz nails it with his restaurant in Kingfield A few titles immediately spring to mind when we talk about trilogies: Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, that Magnetic Fields concept album. There are a great many trilogies in film, literature, and music, but restaurant trilogies? Those are harder to come by.

  • First look: La Fresca

    For Hector Ruiz, life in South Minneapolis is Grand. The chef is owner of three restaurants -- Cafe Ena, Rincon 38, and now, La Fresca -- all located on Grand Avenue, all within blocks of each other. His latest venture opened last weekend, promising nuevo Mexican cuisine, and we stopped by for a first bite.

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