Hats off to Taqueria La Hacienda, which was just named Small Business of the Year by the Neighborhood Development Center. The small Mexican eatery off Lake Street has been in business since 1999, though it’s been working with the NDC as far back as 1997.

PaSee and Kay Yang, owners of North St. Paul’s Hmong House, were also honored with a Community Impact Award by the NDC. The restaurant, which received rave reviews from foodie extraordinaire Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl in March, opened only 10 months ago.