Yesterday, The Awl published a story by the Star Tribune's Maya Rao about her trip to the sausage fest otherwise known as Williston, North Dakota.SEE ALSO: Legendary North Dakota: Top 8 Reasons No-Dak Is So Damn Sexy!
Williston is located in oil-rich northwestern North Dakota, a region so starved of ... More >>
In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>
One of the last tenants in the downtown eyesore that is Block E may be on its way out.Yesterday, the blighted downtown retail complex's AMC movie theater lost an appeal in federal court to extend its low-rent lease. It isn't clear whether that means the theater will negotiate a new agreement or c ... More >>
Panoramio/matchboxNDHard Rocked for nearly a decade. That giant guitar hanging off the side of Block E will strum its last chord at the end of this month. The Hard Rock Cafe--part of an international chain of eateries known more for their music memorabilia than their food--had almost a 10 yea ... More >>
www.breastaurants.comA new uniform company claims to be "The Breast in the Business!"Breastaurants--yep, that's really a word--are big business. While casual chains like Applebees and such have been slumping, restaurants that hire busty women to serve their beers and burgers while wearing pee ... More >>
photo by Saed WadiSameh WadiSaffron's Sameh Wadi has a lot on his proverbial plate. He was named as a semifinalist for the "Rising Star Chef of the Year" James Beard Award and was invited to cook at the awards ceremony this May. He's also collaborating on a family book of Palestinian cooking ... More >>
Another tenant bites the dust.Hopefully that Block E casino idea will fly, because it's clear that fewer and fewer businesses can succeed at the troubled downtown development.
Applebee's is the latest casualty, closing its doors Sunday after being in business at the skyway location since 200 ... More >>
Block E in 2007In the 80s, Block E was a raw but creative district where arty types and
punks milled about Rifle Sport Gallery and Moby Dick's bar, but the city flattened it in '88 into a parking lot.
Coming up on the 10th anniversary of its uninspired corporate reincarnation that included ... More >>