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    September 11, 2014

    6 Wisconsin Cheeses to Try and Where You Can Find Them in the Twin Cities

    Cheese makers from America's Dairyland brought back a haul of awards from the recent American Cheese Society awards, held in Sacramento, California earlier this summer. In dozens of categories -- such as "Rindless blue-veined, made from goat's milk" and "aged cheddar, aged over 48 months, all milks" ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    Public Kitchen and Bar does upscale American standards in Lowertown

    Sandwiched between Barrio and the now-closed Bin Wine Bar, Public Kitchen and Bar in the historic Noyes & Cutler building is a polished, expansive brunch, lunch, and dinner spot -- with a downstairs lounge to boot. The upscale American eatery opened quietly in St. Paul's Lowertown last week. See al ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Top 10 wine bars in the Twin Cities

    Spending an evening at a great wine bar is one of life's most elegant, refined, and enjoyable dining experiences. Whether you're rediscovering a favorite wine; exploring little traveled regions, wineries, or varietals; seeking a perfect match of food and beverage; or just relaxing in good company, T ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012
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    May 25, 2012

    Lowertown plans for new bars, bakery, and restaurants

    It's a Saturday morning after a successful trip to the St. Paul Farmers Market. You got your fresh flowers, snap peas, and bunches of basil, but now you've worked up an appetite and are craving a sit-down breakfast that doesn't leave grease on your spoon. Sorry, Mickey's -- not always in the mood to ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Top 5 happy hours in Lowertown

    Looking out on Mears Park​When the Hot Dish hangs in St. Paul, generally a visit to a few Lowertown haunts ensues. Whether on the search for a glass of wine or a decent nibble, the options are getting better in this 'hood every year. But our goal is beyond just good food and drink--we want a barga ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Chilango Cantina coming soon to Lowertown

    More new restaurants are crowding into Lowertown St. Paul.​Rebecca Illingworth launched Bin Wine Bar in Lowertown St. Paul about this time last year, and she's already looking to open a second restaurant, Chilango Cantina, around the corner on East Seventh Street. touched base with Illingworth ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Bin Wine Bar: Happy hour of the week

    The beautiful bar at Bin​Bin Wine Bar400 Sibley St., Suite 150, St. Paul651.224.9463Hours and Details:Daily, 4-7 p.m.Buy 2 cheeses, get 1 free$4 La Baronne Rouge and La Baronne Blanc wines by the glass$3 Grain Belt and Grain Belt LightMears Park has a variety of spots where you can grab a drink an ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: October 4-8, 2010

    Bin Wine BarPot Brownie (get it?)​Hello, readers. We have really enjoyed giving you the Dish all week long with so many food and drink happenings in our little world. Here are a few highlights of this week's news:~Now is the season to stock up like little squirrels for the winter, time to buy a wh ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Pot brownie sparks interest

    Bin Wine BarGet high legally--on chocolate, anyway​That got your attention, didn't it? While you won't get anything except a sugar high from Bin Wine Bar's terra cotta-wrapped dessert, its novelty doesn't show signs of fading anytime soon. "In the last two weeks, I've probably sold a couple hundre ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    "Pop-Up Parks" proposed for St. Paul restaurants

    Removable outdoor seating proposed in St. Paul.​Yesterday, at Bin Wine Bar in Lowertown, city officials and business owners discussed a collaborative effort to address a lack of outdoor seating. Looking to duplicate efforts in San Francisco and New York, San Francisco architect Riyad Ghannam was i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Bin Wine Bar: Now Open

    A photo slideshow gives a sneak peak into the new Lowertown wine bar.

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    February 4, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon February '10

    January is traditionally the season of restaurant closings, and this one's no different. We took a big hit...

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    January 6, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January '10

    More openings than closings this month--plus lots on the drawing board. A nice way to kick off 2010!

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    December 11, 2009

    Coming Soon: Bin Wine Bar

    St. Paul nightlife's taking off: Lowertown's getting a wine bar.