The Sample Room has been a fixture of the Northeast food scene since opening their doors 12 years ago (practically thirty in restaurant years). How do head chefs Kyle Gage and Francis Taylor O'Brien keep the menu interesting while staying true to their concept? We sat down with Gage, O'Brien, and ma ... More >>
Our zone-by-zone best restaurant bets from Minneapolis to St. Paul
Gosling and Refn re-team for more arthouse violence
Many in the local and global music community are mourning last week's loss of Tim Carr, an esteemed local music writer who went on to sign the Beastie Boys, Megadeth, and countless others in an impassioned career. He worked throughout the U.S. and eventually shifted his projects to Thailand, where h ... More >>
Fried food and football go hand in hand. There is nothing like settling in for the big game with a big basket of crispy chicken goodness. We scoured the Twin Cities and decimated the local wet nap supply in search of the very best chicken wings around. You want spicy? We have one that will tear the ... More >>
OPENBeacon Public House (City Pages review)615 Washington Ave. SE, MinneapolisBullpen Sports Saloon395 Robert St. N., St. PaulBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Ca ... More >>
Fast-casual menu packs in lots of bold flavors without hurting your wallet
OPENBeacon Public House615 Washington Ave. SE, MinneapolisBullpen Sports Saloon395 Robert St. N., St. PaulBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. &am ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
OPENBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. & Hwy. 110, MendotaButter Bakery in new location3700 Nicollet Ave. S., MinneapolisCafe Maude at Lorin ... More >>
People called them a fad, but as a new truck or trailer seems to pop up every day, it's hard to argue with the popular food delivery system. Many of these new street food purveyors are serving food just as good and sometimes better than stand-alone restaurants. We'll admit it; we are smitten with th ... More >>
Featured local chefs rotate through the kitchen
An off-menu variant of Nam Thok at On's. Sure, On's Thai Kitchen on University Avenue offers the usual suspects: spring rolls, green curry, pad Thai. But it's worth exploring the further corners of the menu's authentic, home-style Thai cooking and considering lesser-seen dishes such as Pad-Ph ... More >>
It's almost that time, bass fanatics. Woody McBride's second takeover of First Avenue in six months goes down in just one week. Next Friday, more than 60 DJs will descend upon the club and play some of the funkiest, ear-splitting, heavens-opening tracks known (or not known) to man for nearly 10 ho ... More >>
Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.
Name translates to "food for a king"—so is it?
Wherein six Minnesotans brave the Mekong River, whirlpools, and dysentery in a leaky boat with a lawnmower engine held together by toothpaste and cardboard and live to tell about it
The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
Cooking instructor Supatra Johnson connects the dots from southeast Asian farmers to you
Longhairs and jazzbos give radiohead a new face
While Western art cinema draws the flashbulbs at Cannes, contemplative works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong leave the festival glowing in klieg lights from the East
Leonardo DiCaprio stumbles back to shore in The Beach
Connie Francis meets Nurse with Wound on the unruly turntables of DJ Ts
Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.