Bar La Grassa

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    The 5 best places to eat after the All-Star Game

    After months of anticipation, the day of the MLB's All Star Game has finally arrived. Whether you're lucky enough to have tickets, or you're just hanging out in Downtown Minneapolis to enjoy the spectacle, odds are that at some point you're going to need some food. While some 30-odd bars have been g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 84, Bar La Grassa's gnocchi with cauliflower and orange

    By now, most of us know Bar La Grassa serves up a mean Italian menu, paired with a top-notch wine list and served in a cozy, elegant atmosphere. This spot has been a favorite since it opened in 2009 and while most -- if not all -- dishes come highly recommended, the gnocchi with cauliflower and ora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Top 10 Places to Eat in the North Loop

    As its ubiquitous, chic loft condominiums suggest, the North Loop is quickly becoming a hot spot for trendy Minneapolitans. Bordered by the new Twins Stadium to the southwest, Hennepin Avenue to the southeast, Plymouth Avenue to the northwest, and the Mississippi River to the northeast, the heart o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Isaac Becker and partners to open new steak house

    Celebrated chef Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery and Bar La Grassa fame and two partners--his wife, Nancy St. Pierre, and real estate developer/restaurateur Ryan Burnet (Barrio and Bar La Grassa)--have announced they are opening a new restaurant in south Minneapolis. The new venture will be a steak house ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Bar La Grassa has Italian galore for under $12

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. It's big. It's boisterous. It's a little bit of Manhattan's Mulberry Street brought to the Midwest. Welcome to Nancy St. Pierre and Isaac Becker's Bar La Grassa. "Bar L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Ridiculous celebrity foodie Twitter spats

    Anthony Bourdain gets grumpy on Paula Deen. ​Was the summer heat and humidity going to celebrity foodie heads? For whatever reason, the last few months have been especially rife with famous-types doing regrettable food-related tweeting, including Alec Baldwin's diss of an Upper West Side Starb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Ask the Critic: A 40th birthday and the Eddie Vedder ukulele tour

    ​We're headed to Minneapolis for the 4th of July weekend to celebrate a 40th birthday and to see the Eddie Vedder Ukulele tour (kinda random, but we are!). Any good restaurant recommendations? Would be great if there was something really special for the birthday, but also just any great, local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Bob Harper from Biggest Loser (rightly) denied a table at La Grassa, gets bitchy on Twitter

    Not making his own phone call meant Bob missed out on La Grassa's deliciousness.​Another catfight went down two Saturdays ago in the ongoing and ever-more-ridiculous war between restaurateurs and tweeting foodies. The Star Tribune recounts Bar La Grassa's social media nightmare surrounding Bob H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Bar La Grassa named a Top 10 New Restaurant by Bon Appetit

    Steve NeuharthBar La Grassa brings home top honors from Bon Appetit​You can add this national honor to the many accolades Bar La Grassa has received since opening  last year: Bon Appetit has named BLG one of the Top Ten New Restaurants in its September 2010 issue. The Hot Dish spoke with Bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Taste of the Nation HOTList has a hot list of chefs

    ​The annual Taste of the Nation HOTList takes place at the Guthrie on June 24 and features the cooking/shaking of 15 favorite Twin Cities chefs and mixologists. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the local dining scene, so if you have yet to dine at, say, Bar La Grassa, Cafe Maude, or the Strip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Josh Thoma accused of financial mismanagement; out at Barrio, La Grassa

    ​Rick Nelson reports a big scoop on a local restaurateur accused of "cooking the books." Josh Thoma--James Beard Award winner Tim McKee's partner in La Belle Vie, Solera, and Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque, who more recently entered partnerships with the white-hot Barrio (with McKee) and La Gra ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 30, 2009

    The best new Twin Cities restaurants of 2009

    Sea Change, Anchor Fish & Chips among favorite new spots

  • Restaurants

    December 9, 2009

    Bar La Grassa: Trendiest table in town

    Isaac Becker brings new pasta bar to North Loop

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Drink of the week: Bar La Grassa's White Spider

    Bar La Grassa masters cocktail subtlety.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Coming Soon: Bar La Grassa

    Exciting news! Isaac Becker and wife, Nancy St. Pierre are partnering with Josh Thoma to open a restaurant in the former home of Babalu. 112 LBV = We Can't Wait!!