• Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Paul Greenberg: How American Seafood Can Change the World and What You Can Do

    What Michael Pollan is to land-food, Paul Greenberg is to seafood. His books, which examine the way average consumers have feasted through what was once the ocean's bounty, have landed him on the New York Times bestsellers list. Greenberg's newest book, American Catch, paints a clear portrait of Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    7th annual Fish Bites event celebrates sustainable seafood

    Seafood lovers have a vested interest in the Minnesota Zoo's message: Sustainably sourced fish and fruits de mer are the future -- or else. At the 7th annual Fish Bites event, this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, eight Twin Cities chefs will gather to celebrate ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Aquaponic urban farm takes over former Hamm's Brewery building in St. Paul

    Urban Organics, one of the nation's largest aquaponic farms, has opened for business in the former Hamm's Brewery building in St. Paul. All six floors of the building will eventually be utilized by Urban Organics's aquaponic system and 18 3,500-gallon tilapia tanks will be scattered throughout. At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Fish Bites: MN Zoo and top chefs raise awareness for sustainable fish

    Last night the Minnesota Zoo hosted its second annual Fish Bites; an event focused on raising awareness around the issue of sustainable seafood. Over 150 people showed up to the event, which featured nine of the Twin Cities' top chefs. Each chef prepared a dish using sustainable seafood, allowing gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Meritage Oysterfest is back for a second year

    Last year it was a day of beer, wine, sunshine, hundreds of bivalves, and one epic oyster-shucking contest. The bar has been set high, but this year's Oysterfest is sure to be a good time for anyone who loves those briny, fresh, sloppy kisses from the ocean. This year is gearing up to be bigger, bol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Minnesota Zoo Farmers Market features Fish Smart chefs

    One of the newest farmers markets to pop up in the Cities is the one found in the Apple Valley parking lot outside the Minnesota Zoo. We stopped by to have a peek and a taste of the goodies available. We found the usual, beautiful Minnesota bounty, but then we spotted something unexpected.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Meritage announces art contest for 2nd annual Oysterfest

    Meritage is beefing up its bivalve bash. This week, the French Brasserie and Oyster Bar kicked off an art contest to accompany its second annual oyster-o-rama. Between now and May 1, artists are invited to submit original works for Oysterfest 2012. The winning design will be used online, printed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Kitchen in the Market to host 'Seafood Throwdown' competition

    ​Two of the top seafood chefs in the city will be going head to head in a culinary battle to the finish. Both chefs are relatively new to their head toque positions. Jamie Malone is still only into her first (official) year as chef de cuisine at Tim McKee's Sea Change in the Guthrie Theater.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Fish Bites event hooks top chefs for seafood dinner at MN Zoo

    ​By the low, blue light reflected from the Discovery Bay exhibit, Fish Smart, the Minnesota Zoo's sustainable seafood effort, will host its first major event: Fish Bites. Hosted by Sue Zelickson on Thursday, October 13, local celebrity chefs like Stewart Woodman of Heidi's, Russell Klein of Merita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Meritage Oysterfest: Tickets on sale today to the shuckable feast

    A.J. OlmscheidA full-day fest at Meritage's Oyster Bar. ​Tickets go on sale today for Meritage's first annual Oysterfest, a daylong celebration of the shuckable beasts to take place on Sunday, October 9. If you can't tell a Kusshi from a Kumomoto, this is your chance to taste various East an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Coastal Seafoods Turns 30: Chef Chat, part 2

    Lu LippoldOver 50 kinds of fish are for sale at Coastal Seafoods​The life of a chef is very glamorous. It must be so, or there wouldn't be 10 gazillion TV shows on the subject. Coastal Seafoods' general manager, Tim Lauer, had been a chef for years, living the high life, when he was mysterious ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 11, 2009

    Oyster extravaganza!

    Valentine's weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Surfrider's guerrila ad campaign targets seafood eaters

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    You'd better hope their "Catch of the Day" doesn't make it to your plate.

  • News

    July 21, 2004