Bridgette Reinsmoen

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  • 11 months ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Back in the bad old days of the late 1800s, the Minneapolis riverfront was a rougher place than it is now. Prostitution was largely tolerated in the red-light district, and among the madams running the show there was Mattie St. Clair, a notorious ...

  • It can't be easy stepping into the shoes vacated by a nearly century-old institution. Peter's Grill had been operating in downtown Minneapolis for 99 years when it closed last summer, and this March, the new Hen House Eatery opened in its place on...

  • 3 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Every year, the list of new foods to anticipate at the Great Minnesota Get-Together is overwhelming. No sane fairgoer would attempt to eat them all. But it is possible to get a broad sampling in a short amount of time without overdoing it. What fo...

  • 4 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Pub food is on tap at the new Crooked Pint Ale House on Washington Avenue. Its space most recently housed the 501 Club, but that venue didn't attract enough indie-rock fans to its business- and sports-oriented corner of downtown. The new venture i...

  • 4 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Downtown St. Paul has a lot going for it: beautiful architecture and urban parks, some truly great restaurants, Wild hockey games and big-name concerts at the Xcel, and yes, even some nightlife, especially in Lowertown. But until recently the area...

  • 5 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Lowertown has officially arrived. When new wine bar Bin held an opening celebration on February 13, Mayor Chris Coleman was in attendance, so even politicians are acknowledging the importance of reviving downtown St. Paul's long-sleepy nightlife s...