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  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Chef Ian Gray talks goats, Park Tavern, and his favorite meal at Leeann Chin

    Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7th, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Minneapolis woman shames catcalling douche with hilarious Craigslist "Missed Connection" ad

    Are you the kind of douchebag who shouts sexist comments at random women you see walking on the street in Minneapolis?SEE ALSO: Craig Newmark speaks about "Craigslist Killings" at victim's memorial If so, this clever Missed Connection ad may have been written about you.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Wisconsin pride parade canceled after council member goes on anti-gay rant

    Wausau's first gay pride parade, scheduled for tomorrow, has been canceled because of concerns about anti-gay sentiment in the community.SEE ALSO: Gay Applebee's employee brutally beaten, asked not to return by manager because of negative PR The decision to cancel comes just over a week after Wausau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Timberwolves reportedly eyeing Block E for new practice facility

    A downtrodden black hole of a real estate development and a struggling, seemingly snakebitten professional sports franchise -- some might say it's a perfect match.THE BACKSTORY: Block E blight: There's only one business left insideAccording to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report, the Timb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Female Strib reporter goes to woman-starved northwestern NoDak, hilarity ensues

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Signature Dish: Solera's chef Jorge Guzman

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    AMC Theater, one of Block E's last tenants, seemingly on way out

    ‚ÄčOne 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    September 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Hard Rock Cafe to close September 30

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Trashiest Breastaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Saffron's Sameh Wadi: Chef Chat, Part 1

    photo by Saed WadiSameh Wadi​Saffron'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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Block E Applebee's closes

    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 >>

  • Movies

    February 23, 2011

    Owen Wilson in Hall Pass

    Farrely brothers fulfill their raunch quotient again

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Twitter Poll: What should be done with Block E?

    Block E in 2007‚ÄčIn 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    July 21, 2010

    The Depot at First Avenue and Green Mill's Twisted Fork

    Casual, chef-driven eats in the Twin Cities

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010 launches sweet iPhone app

    popular local art calendar gets an iphone app!

  • Restaurants

    June 10, 2009

    Burger Jones, Five Guys, Smashburger

    The Twin Cities can has cheezburger?

  • News

    June 3, 2009

    Rare Hib disease increases in Minnesota

    Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?

  • Restaurants

    April 8, 2009

    Bibo hits sweet spot between casual and elegant

    Eagan restaurant completes triad of Italian spots owned by Frank Marchionda

  • News

    September 24, 2008

    Simon Says

    Motivational speaker Russell Simon made a career out of imploring teens to steer clear of drugs and alcohol. So why did he go on a drunken, meth-fueled rampage?

  • Restaurants

    June 4, 2008

    Go Get Sauced

    The upscale North Side restaurant shows how the neighborhood is changing

  • Arts

    April 2, 2008

    Rabbit Hole: Smart and soulful

    The play tracks a couple's struggles to cope with the loss of a child

  • Restaurants

    January 17, 2007

    No Flash, All Pan

    The Modern and its hardworking Chef Phillip Becht define what it really means to be a Midwestern cook

  • Music

    August 16, 2006

    Cold Rock a Party

    Why Heat rap better without men

  • Restaurants

    June 28, 2006

    Nasty, Brutish, Shortish

    Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down

  • News

    August 3, 2005

    Sprawl Of The Wild

    Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota

  • News

    September 8, 2004

    Bush Bash

    Live from NYC: Hundreds of thousands of protesters, 20,000 cops, and one coronation

  • Restaurants

    December 24, 2003

    A Very Big Year

    2003: The year everything got Big, in both ambition and execution, but pandering lurked darkly in the background

  • Columns

    September 24, 2003

    A Hummer Changes Everything

    Test-driving the SUV for bad people

  • Restaurants

    August 20, 2003
  • Feature

    November 1, 1999