Deconstructed: Étouffée at Krewe

Deconstructed: Étouffée at Krewe on Mpls St Paul

If you want the most delicious New Orleans étouffée, head to St. Joseph. That’s where chef Mateo Mackbee and baker Erin Rae opened their excellent restaurant, Krewe, and bakery, Flour and Flower, in May of 2020. Ever since, they’ve been dazzling locals and travelers with N’awlins-tinted magic in the Northland.

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Harvesting the Sun

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Across the country, farmers, landowners, researchers, and solar companies are working together to harvest the sun twice: once with crops, honey, pollinators, and forage for grazing animals -- and again with solar panels. This co-location of solar and agriculture is known as agrisolar or agrivoltaics...


Restaurants to discover in Alexandria, St. Joseph

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There's plenty of delicious ground to cover along I-94 on the way to lake country.

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Black Business Spotlight: Krewe Restaurant

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Mateo Mackbee is the proud owner of the Creole restaurant Krewe in St. Joseph, MN, which is known for its grandfather gumbo, shrimp jambalaya, and red beans and rice.

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Minesota Chef Dishes ON 'Chopped' Experience

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ST. JOSEPH (WJON News) - Fans of The Food Network show Chopped saw a familiar face competing in Tuesday night's episode. Krewe Restaurant co-owner Mateo Mackbee was one of the four contestants hoping to impress the judges with his cooking.

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Four Midwest restaurants worthy of road tripping

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There's nothing like the pull of the open road, twisting and turning through breathtaking landscapes with promise of a delicious destination at the end of the journey. While back roads are dotted with charming Main Street stops and a plenty of roadside bars, there also are restaurants that are a step above expectation.

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Two Chefs Moved to Rural Minnesota to Expand on Their Mission of Racial Justice

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Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas left Minneapolis for a small central Minnesota community, where they are using their restaurant, bakery and farm to promote diversity and teach children about food.

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Black chef offers food for thought in rural Minnesota community

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MMateo Mackbee and his girlfriend Erin Lucas opened a New Orleans style restaurant in St. Joseph four days after the death of George Floyd.

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A Mardi Gras celebration awaits in St. Joseph

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Krewe Restaurant is bringing the heritage of New Orleans to downtown St. Joseph.

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About KREWE Restaurant

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With a fun atmosphere, cold drinks, and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, KREWE is a unique dining experience - especially for those with an adventurous palate.

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Minnesota chef shares his recipe for his 'absolute favorite' red beans and rice

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For Mateo Mackbee, making the classic Creole dish red beans and rice exactly like his New Orleans-based grandfather did meant one thing: Camellia brand kidney beans, which are packed and sold in Louisiana.

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Visit Greater St. Cloud Lists Black Owned Businesses to Support for Black History Month

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Krewe restaurant in St. Joseph features Cajun, Creole, Italian, Vietnamese, and Irish-influenced dishes. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Mateo Mackbee. He was recently a competitor on the Food Network Show Chopped.

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