4 years ago | Now Open
Who in their right mind would drive 90 miles for a pizza? The expense! The time! The carbon emissions! There's probably a pizza joint two blocks from your house! And yet, right-minded people seem willing to drive to Stockholm, Wisconsin, from all ...
4 years ago | Interviews
It's depressing to look at the shell of an old video store, because it reminds you of a bygone technology, which reminds you of your own mortality, which sucks. Someday Stephanie Shimp, marketing VP and founder (with David Burley) of the Blue Plat...
4 years ago | Favorite Dishes
People who worship eggplant can't understand people who despise eggplant, and vice versa. It's like theists and atheists: each side inevitably asks of the other, "Why are you such a moron?" It's probably hopeless to persuade your opponents of thei...
5 years ago | Favorite Dishes
I do not want to hear one more word about you and your cholesterol. Furthermore, I do not want you giving me that look when I say I'm having a giant slab of red meat for dinner with a side of fat-ridden fried potatoes smothered in mayonnaise. You ...
5 years ago | Food Fight
During the Mardi Gras time of year, when people in New Orleans are dancing and drinking and generally behaving in a very un-Minnesotan manner, northerners might decide to loosen up enough to try a mysterious Louisianan food like gumbo, the traditi...
5 years ago | Interviews
It's not Pike Place Market in Seattle. Coastal Seafoods employees don't shout at the customers or hurl fish at each other like footballs. They are polite Minnesotans. They hand you your nicely wrapped purchase in a friendly way. Both the Minneapol...