New Loring Park spot embraces cocktails and dinner dishes
The awning is familiar, but the interior is a bit more Loring Park in decor than the original southwest Minneapolis location of Cafe Maude. A golden fabric with tie-dye effect crowns the bar, wrapping around it and drawing the eye deeper into the restaurant, where plush, gold fabric cushions decorat ... More >>
What do you get when you cross a Mexican holiday, a historic horse race, and the best drink mixers in the business? A room full of giant hats, refreshing cocktails, and one inexplicable guy in a kilt. The Northstar Bartenders Guild held its latest bash in a posh loft with 180-degree views of downtow ... More >>
Cafe Maude's owner Kevin Sheehy is eying a new space that would bring Cafe Maude a little sister of sorts, according to Rick Nelson's blog at the Star Tribune. Sheehy expressed his thoughts on moving by saying, "When it comes to expanding, I've always thought, 'Do I go to Maple Grove or Eden Prai ... More >>
In the service industry the celebration of New Year's isn't really what it should be, even though it's a big money night for everyone on the job. You work twice as hard, and you make twice as much, but when you're done you most likely won't be in much of a mood to celebrate. If you do, that celeb ... More >>
Local mixologists literally wrote the book on making great cocktailsThe celebration of the cocktail continues as bars all over town are mixing up their own bitters and infusing everything in sight with herbs, berries, and branches. People are chipping their own ice shards and buying seltzer ... More >>
Cafe Maude's Bronx Cocktail Bronx Cocktail $10 Cafe Maude 5411 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.822.5411 Its been said that there are no new cocktails, only new ways of making old ones. I don't believe that's true, but I am always impressed when someone takes a drink I know well and really makes i ... More >>
Joy SummersWhy hello there, you Handsome DevilThe Mill City Museum was filled with the sounds of cocktail shakers vigorously agitating booze and ice cubes Thursday night as fans of fine liquors converged to celebrate the release of Johnny Michaels's North Star Bartenders Guild book, Northstar Coc ... More >>
One of the best bartenders in the Cities has a book party, and you're invitedHere's a party guaranteed to have a dearth of Zimas available. Craft cocktail wizard Johnny Michaels is releasing his first book. Available from Borealis, the book will retail for $20. The Northstar Bartenders Guild is a ... More >>
The Vieux Carre: Back to stayAbout 15 years ago, a renaissance started in the cocktail world, and it's stronger than ever today. All around the world bartenders are dusting off vintage drink books, discovering recipes long since forgotten and finding that many popular cocktails began as somet ... More >>
Eden Prairie restaurant merges sports and great eats
Chili MargaritaToday, September 15, is Mexican Independence Day and Mexico's 200th birthday--that's right, their bicentennial--giving us an ideal opportunity to raise a glass to our friends south of the border. Here are a few tasty recipes for your toast.
Michelle LeonThe Last Word from Heartland.The Last WordHeartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market289 E. 5th St., St. Paul651.699.3536The new Heartland space creates a fullness to Lowertown's dining scene, with its menu changing daily to reflect availability of locally sourced meat and produce ... More >>
courtesy of Tommy BegnaudTommy, its been great getting to know ya! Today we conclude part 3 of our series with chef Tommy Begnaud, who has created a new summer menu at Town Talk Diner. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of our discussion here.
A creation at Town Talk Diner. The team won with ingredients like lavender vapor, avocado, and fireLast night, the Town Talk Diner team held onto its crown as Iron Bartender--their second consecutive win. The competition, held at Hell's Kitchen each Sunday since May 2, pitted the Cities' b ... More >>
courtesy of Adam Harness This summer, nothing is more important than getting your relax on. With this in mind, we have been checking in with local mixmasters to find drink recipes that are sparkling fresh, luscious, and make you look like a pro. Adam Harness, who is constantly kicking ass ... More >>