You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, our sibling paper pals at Dallas Observer have got some advice for you, and managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of their favorite things to do is preten ... More >>
There's an expanded menu at the new restaurant, but Smack Shack's lobster is still the main event
Today, a multitude of shiftless youth are in New Orleans to consume copious quantities of alcohol, ogle members of the opposite sex, don ludicrous costumes, become well-acquainted with NOLA PD jail cells, and just generally have an incredible time. Your correspondent is not among them -- and prob ... More >>
The game is won on the field. Some bits of advice are impossible to follow to fruition. "The game is won on the field, Mallman." This is the kind of hodge-podge rhetoric that makes so much sense, you end up feeling like shit about yourself because you can never live up to it. Life is not won. If ... More >>
Jonathan Rubio-Segura is a murderer, at least according to Hennepin County jurors.Jurors deliberated for five hours before deciding Jonathan Rubio-Segura's fate in his murder trial this afternoon. The verdict: guilty. Rubio-Segura was hanging out in downtown Minneapolis last spring, drunk, when ... More >>
Hennepin CountyJonathan Rubio-Segura killed Anthony Gale in March 2010.Jonathan Rubio-Segura is living two nightmares. The 27-year old is on trial this week for second-degree murder after he drunkenly punched Anthony Gale in the face outside a downtown strip club in March 2010. Rubio-Segura's su ... More >>
Eric Austin via FacebookBig E. posing at Viva Brazil.Drama continues to follow chef Eric Austin, better known as Big E. A few months ago, he partnered with the owners of a forthcoming Brazilian restaurant in Uptown, supposedly set to open this week. But today, Austin announced that he's no ... More >>
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Ben Fink via Saveur.comSouthern truffles make perfect indulgences.While rowdy revelers from around the country gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, we sat here anticipating more snow and wishing the temperature would at least hit the 40s. Although Lent started this week, we think even the man abo ... More >>
Lu LippoldWhen you order the gumbo at Dixie's, you get a warning During the Mardi Gras time of year, when people in New Orleans are dancing and drinking and generally behaving in a very un-Minnesotan manner, northerners might decide to loosen up enough to try a mysterious Louisianan food like ... More >>
Big E is back!After his departure from Bourbon Street Steakhouse a few years back, the Twin Cities most lauded and notorious soul food chef Eric Austin, aka Big E, has been keeping a low profile--well, aside from a brief stint in CJ's gossip column where a bride and groom accused him of flaki ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzSting brought the biggest, and clearly the most accomplished, backing band of his storied career along with him to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Monday night, with England's Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra sitting in with the venerable singer, who completel ... More >>
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