Alyssa Zaczek, St. Cloud Times

Alyssa Zaczek

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud, MN, United States

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Past articles by Alyssa:

We've 'Goat' our winner: The Red Goat Bar & Grill takes Best Overall Restaurant award

The Watkins bar and restaurant is a new victor in the halls of Best Overall Restaurant history, dethroning a two-time incumbent of the award. → Read More

How is progress coming along on Krewe, the Creole restaurant coming soon to St. Joseph?

Creole restaurant Krewe and bakery Flour & Flower originally planned to open in April. The owners now hope to start construction in the next 4 weeks → Read More

How this food delivery service plans to stand out in St. Cloud

Bite Squad is banking on its free-year-of-delivery promotion to bring in early customers - but you should read the fine print before clicking "Order" → Read More

Court revives St. Cloud couple's lawsuit opposing state's same-sex discrimination law

Telescope Media Group desired the right to turn away same-sex couples seeking their wedding videography services due to their own religious beliefs. → Read More

Italy-inspired 'water circus' to splash down in St. Cloud

Cirque Italia will perform in the Crossroads Center north parking lot Aug. 22-25 → Read More

Redhead Creamery wins national award for whiskey-washed cheese named for saint

The cheese was named for the patron saint of lost causes due to its accidental creation. It took second place at the American Cheese Society Aug. 2 → Read More

Giliberto's Mexican Taco Shop to open second location in downtown St. Cloud

The new Giliberto's location will open in the space formerly occupied by Quarks American Bento, which closed in May → Read More

Who's the Best Of the best? Vote for the Best Overall Restaurant in Central Minnesota

Voting for the highly competitive Best Overall Restaurant award is open Aug. 1-8 as part of the 2019 Best Of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey. → Read More

15-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs to play Minnesota Bluegrass Festival in Richmond

The 15-time Grammy Award winner and 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee will play the 3-day Richmond festival with his band, Kentucky Thunder → Read More

The must-try, most lip-lickingest new Minnesota State Fair brews: Here's our picks

What do cotton candy, dragon fruit and former Twins pitcher Glen Perkins have in common? They all helped make must-try beers for the 2019 State Fair → Read More

'Unschooling' unshackles kids from the classroom

The unschooling movement has a surprising following in St. Cloud, but what would a nontraditional learning experience mean for your children? → Read More

Rockin' Rolls bops into Crossroads Center with cinnamon rolls, edible cookie dough

Rockin' Rolls offers cinnamon rolls and bites with a variety of sauces. It will soon expand the menu to include four flavors of edible cookie dough → Read More

Paynesville man accused of child sexual assault found dead

Steven Dale Row was found dead on July 15, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office → Read More

'Birds' takes flight in Waite Park, sharing timely stories of Iraqi-Minnesotan experience

True stories from the lives of refugees and immigrants are told by 6 Iraqi-Minnesotans and 4 professional actors in "Birds Sing Differently Here" → Read More

Vote now for the 2019 Best Of Central Minnesota awards

Voting is open from July 14 through July 29. → Read More

Party on Parker's Lane: Senior community celebrates resident cat's decades of love

Parker, believed to be upwards of 19, has been adopted by a St. Benedict's employee so he can live out his twilight years in purr-fect comfort. → Read More

1 day left to nominate the Best Of Central Minnesota

It's now or never: Nominate your picks for the 2019 Best Of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey before the end of the day July 11 → Read More

9 restaurants, sweet shops and food businesses that opened this spring

Okay, so 2019 is half over: What's new for food? Here's a quick look at what we've gained so far in the world of restaurants, sweet shops and more → Read More

El Loro Mexican Restaurant opens in Sauk Rapids

The Mexican restaurant opened for business at noon Monday, 10 months after purchasing the location from Urban Lodge Brewery & Restaurant. → Read More

Is your favorite farmers market missing the produce? Blame Mother Nature

Central Minnesota's frosty road to summer wreaked havoc on produce farms - and now, farmers market customers and vendors alike are paying the price. → Read More