• Movies

    December 19, 2012

    Rust and Bone: A melodramatic whale of a tale

    From dismemberment to boxing, preposterous plot points make up this French film

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Beaujolais Nouveau Day: Celebrate at Barbette

    In America, there's a certain Thursday in November that wine drinkers look forward to. This is also true in France, but the holiday is a week earlier and it doesn't involve as much food, but it does involve a lot more wine. The point is, this Thursday is Beaujolais Nouveau Day! When the clocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Top 10 wine bars in the Twin Cities

    Spending an evening at a great wine bar is one of life's most elegant, refined, and enjoyable dining experiences. Whether you're rediscovering a favorite wine; exploring little traveled regions, wineries, or varietals; seeking a perfect match of food and beverage; or just relaxing in good company, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    A last gasp for food trucks this week in food

    A trip to Alsace via Edina's Salut​Let's get right to it: The best part of this week in food is a last chance to get your fill of the popular food trucks next Saturday. Sure, it's going to cost you $125 (for charity!), but might we float the idea that it's worth it for one last paper boat of I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Eric "Big E" Austin: Chef Chat

    Courtesy of Eric Austin​If you follow the local food scene at all, you'll surely recognize chef Eric "Big E" Austin's name. Known for both his sophisticated neo-soul fare and some very public endings to multiple business partnerships, Austin has made his presence known in the Twin Cities since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Corner Table, Green Ox "whole hog" dinner and cookbook signing

    Mike Phillips of Green Ox teams up next Tuesday with Corner Table's Scott Pampuch to host a "whole hog" dinner​Next Tuesday, local chefs Scott Pampuch of Corner Table and Mike Phillips of Green Ox will celebrate being featured in a new butchers' cookbook. And how better to celebrate than by go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Worst Wines of the Year (so far...)

    ​I sample over a thousand wines a year (yes, I spit many, for the sake of my health and liver), and very few wines are what I deem undrinkable. My dad, for example, loves his Tisdale Merlot, which is usually on sale at Morelli's in St. Paul for $2.00. I consider it drinkable, especially for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Meritage hosts Tour de France dinners

    Having recently returned from a trip to Paris, the Kleins are serving a "Tour" of regional menus.​If you're wondering what to to with your newly free schedule after the World Cup watching dries up, check out Meritage's lineup of Tour de France-themed dinners, designed to "tour" the food and wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Zipp's Spring Wine Tasting going down tonight

    Wash down your fancy wine and cheese with a PBR at tonight's wine tasting at the Eagles Club.

  • Restaurants

    June 3, 2009

    Pardon My French, Volnay Bistro bring Paris to the Twin Cities

    Local French cafes will make you say, "Ooh la la!"

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Drinking Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Pie Jello-Shots

    turkeythumb.jpgCookbooks of the Year

    If you buy only two this year, let it be these

  • Restaurants

    May 25, 2005

    Wide World of Whine

    Controversial documentary 'Mondovino' just might drive you to drink

  • News

    July 18, 2001

    The Gay '40s

    A man named Flaming Youth cruised the tearooms, drag weddings hit Lake Minnetonka--and everyone remained cloistered in the closet: An excerpt from Ricardo J. Brown's memoir of gay life in old St. Paul