Saturday, May 30, 2009

Femaya at Victor's 1959

One of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis is in the Kingfield neighborhood, Victor's 1959 Café For anyone who has visited this eclectic Cuban restaurant knows that the flare doesn't stop with the food on the plate, nor the decor on the table, walls, employees, it extends out the door (where patrons often wait in a line on the weekends to get to this treat) and to the walls outside.

When I stopped at this location recently I talked with one of the staff who informed me about the one mural painted on the wall outside. The mural, entitled Femaya is an afro-latino painting done in the summer of 2003 by visiting [from Cuba] artist Lydia Aguilera Sanchez.
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Femaya (above); Unknown below; both taken on 05.23.2009
3756 Grand Ave S Minneapolis (Grand Avenue S & W 38th Street)

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