The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Macanda is on 294 Grove Lane East in Wayzata. Macanda’s creators also run another popular restaurant in Wayzata, Josephina.

Dining at New Restaurant Macanda is Not Worth the Dollars

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

Macanda, a new restaurant on Lake Minnetonka that serves “an eclectic mix of global flavors in a traditional Mexican structure,” didn’t disappoint. However, after seeing the sizable check, I realized...

TikTok’s latest trend, the butter board, inspired Payton Smith ‘24 to make her own version.

Trendy Boards Create a Fun, Interactive Eating Experience

Payton Smith, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

Whether it’s through Pinterest, TikTok or Instagram, you’ve probably noticed the new trending boards. Despite the different concepts, they all center on one thing: food. The trend takes a wooden board...

Easy Apple Cider to Warm You Up

Easy Apple Cider to Warm You Up

Cleo Kilpatrick, Photo Editor October 28, 2022

It’s that time of year, the leaves are reddish orange and the weather is a little brisker. This is the perfect time of year for apple cider. This warm flavor filled drink reminds my taste buds of fall...

Abbott Spiller ‘24 builds
himself a power bowl featuring spiral pasta and
ground pork with red sauce.

Power Bowls Supplement Lunch

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech Editor October 28, 2022

This year, Taher Corporate Chef Chris Loew brought the Power Bowl Station to the lunchroom. Located in between the two main lunch lines, the station offers an entirely different meal than what is on the...

Fast-casual chain Wahlburgers partners with Impossible Foods Inc. to serve the Impossible Burger at their restaurants.

Alternative Burgers Provide Options

Yoni Zacks, Sports Editor September 29, 2022

As someone who keeps kosher, I used to get jealous when I would go out to eat with my friends and they would get hamburgers while I would be stuck with still great, but less desirable options. However,...

Sweetgreen’s emphasis on quality ingredients is apparent in their salads and bowls, like the kale used in their Caesar salad.

Battle of the Salads: Crisp & Green vs. Sweetgreen

Sam Tomczik and Zoey Ueland September 29, 2022

Crisp & Green, the popular and expanding Wayzata based salad chain which first opened in 2016, is facing its first big competition: Sweetgreen. Sweetgreen, which first opened in Washington, D.C. in...

Simple Bases with Personalized Toppings Offer Best Breakfast Before Big Day

Simple Bases with Personalized Toppings Offer Best Breakfast Before Big Day

Charlotte Palmby and Sophia Peterson , Contributing Writers June 1, 2022

Everyone has their specific foods they like and dislike. Some people like salty things, some like sweet. But in the morning before school sometimes there just isn’t enough time to eat those homemade...

The frothy top of the drink is its signature feature which happens from the high pouring angle technique.

Relaxing Malaysian Winter Drink

Daria Haner, Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

You have just arrived home after a long day at school and extracurriculars, dreading your upcoming evening of homework and that essay that you completely forgot about. Rather than directly sitting down...

Trader Joes Delicious Favorites

Trader Joe’s Delicious Favorites

Emily Rotenberg and Sage Marmet , Editor Emeriti February 3, 2022

I was introduced to the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix by one of my good friends. One day I heard her talking about how much she loved the mix so I knew I had to try it. I have always loved pumpkin bread...

Size small drinks are compared from left to right: hot chocolate, ice black coffee, green tea lemonade, and iced chai latte.

Comparing Coffee Shop Chains: Caribou vs. Starbucks Face-off

Allyson Jay and Lilly Anderson , Managing Editor and Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

The ongoing famous debate: Caribou vs Starbucks. Which is better? We ventured out to Edina, MN where we compared two different drinks: hot chocolate and iced black coffee. For each of the drinks, we purchased...

Embrace Jewish Culture Via Various Foods, Tastes

Embrace Jewish Culture Via Various Foods, Tastes

Sage Marmet and Emily Rotenberg December 15, 2021

Food is a very important part of being Jewish. It allows us to learn about and appreciate the culture and traditions of our ancestors while simultaneously connecting us to Jews around the world. Because...

Ginger Cookies Deck the Kitchen Counter

Ginger Cookies Deck the Kitchen Counter

Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor December 15, 2021

In celebration of the Holiday season and in preparation for my Winter Break Christmas festivities, I set out to make a classic and — hopefully near perfect — ginger cookie. I’ve always loved ginger...

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