Amy Thielen

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Local chefs celebrate their James Beard Award nominations

    On Tuesday the news broke that several local chefs were nominated for James Beard Awards. We reached out to everyone to see what exactly one does to toast this honorable recognition. The most common answer? Working. Typical. Here's what they had to say.See also:Twin Cities' chefs among the James Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Twin Cities chefs among the James Beard Award finalists

    They are the biggest awards for the food business. The James Beard Award finalists were announced this morning and we were thrilled to see some of our local food leaders and friends make the list.See also:Amy Thielen brings rustic fare to Food NetworkChef Chat: Salty Tart's Michelle Gayer

  • Restaurants

    March 12, 2014

    Amy Thielen brings rustic fare to Food Network

    The Minnesota-based chef puts simple, Midwestern cuisine in the spotlight

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Who's got the Munchies? Icehouse, Izzy's, and Surly nominated for people's choice awards

    Who's got the munchies? 2014 marks the third anniversary of's the Munchies: People's Choice Food Awards. This national awards event is headed up by none other than local celebrity chef, Andrew Zimmern, and this year three Twin Cities businesses have made it to the final round. Now it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Gather announces next chefs in residence for free first Thursdays

    The first Thursday of every month is always a good excuse to get some culture in at the Walker. Not only do they waive admission, but their elegant D'Amico-run restaurant, Gather, invites notable chefs in to make and share a couple of bites of food -- completely gratis. Gather has just announced the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Minnesota's Newest Food Network Star Debuts Saturday

    We're used to eating local, but what about watching local? This weekend Amy Thielen, a Minnesota-grown chef with a New York pedigree will premiere her new show, Heartland Table, on the Food Network.See Also:Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat: part 1, 2

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: September 9-13, 2013

    This week we traveled in search of restaurants coming soon, and eateries we could really sink our teeth into around the North Loop. Here are some of the top stories from Hot Dish.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    James Beard Awards finalists announced

    ​The field has further narrowed, and we have two Twin Cities chefs among the final contenders for the James Beard Awards' Best Chef Midwest. Drumroll, please........: