Minnesota Spoon: Sameh Wadi’s last meal

“First you pour the arak,” insists Sameh Wadi. “Then you add the water. And only then do you add the ice.” Outside the windows of Jon Wipfli’s kitchen, the first big winter snow sits thick on a pair of spruce trees. It is an unexpected setting for a round of arak—a Middle Eastern version of … [ Read more]

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Sameh Wadi announces Ice Cream annex of WSK

Saffron owner/chef and authority on Palestinian cuisine Sameh Wadi announced that he’ll be opening an ice cream shop called Milkjam adjacent to his wildly popular World Street Kitchen on Lyndale Avenue in South Minneapolis. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s tasted the mango lassi soft serve at WSK. Demolition has already begun. [H/T … [ Read more]