Mesa Pizza, long the late-night slice purveyor of choice for U of M students, will soon have a bit of competition. Pizza Studio, a rapidly expanding national chain of fast-casual, build-your-own pizza joints is heading to Dinkytown this fall. See also: PizzaRev, a Buffalo Wild Wings-backed pizza jo ... More >>
Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the coolest, most intriguing part of Twitter is the way it makes us music lovers able to connect with what our f ... More >>
Last week, PizzaRev, a fast-casual pizza chain from California, opened its second Minnesota location in Edina. Buffalo Wild Wings -- which recently invested in Minnesota's Rusty Taco chain -- owns the franchise rights to PizzaRev in Minnesota, as part of its effort to diversify within the fast-casua ... More >>
After a bad weather-filled Home Run Derby, we're turning our attention to a kind of bad weather we like to have around: Minnetonka's Bad Weather Brewing Company and specifically, its flagship brew, Windvane. See also: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA offers a lighter, citrusy IPA experience
Craft beer haven the Four Firkins, currently operating a single 2,200-square foot store in St. Louis Park, has announced the location and details of their upcoming second location. If all goes according to plan, this second store, bordering Woodbury near Best Buy and Buffalo Wild Wings off the I-94 ... More >>
What would you do for a free plate of Buffalo Wild Wings every week for a year? Would you stand outside their new Edina location hours before they open, like a tech fiend awaiting the newest generation of iPhone? If so, you and 99 other guests stand a chance at winning a book of 52 coupons (one for ... More >>
Look out, Punch Pizza. PizzaRev, a new Chipotle-style pizza joint hailing from California, will open its first Minnesota location in Hopkins on May 14. PizzaRev offers quick, make-your-own pizzas at a lower price than Punch, but whether it stands up in quality remains to be seen. See also: Viking ... More >>
Pizza and football go together like lutefisk and church dinners -- one just doesn't feel right without the other. In recent years, some of the sport's biggest stars have latched on to certain pizza chains, dividing pizza fans in the same manner as football fans. Peyton Manning works with Papa John's ... More >>
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 >>
One unfortunate patron got a whole lot more than wings, beer, and sports during a recent trip to Buffalo Wild Wings. SEE ALSO: Buffalo Wild Wings' profits are blazin' On Monday, Reynold Pratt's attempts to chat up the man sitting next to him at the bar in B-Dubs' West St. Paul location were rebuffed ... More >>
In the mood for a beer fest this weekend? Of course you are. If you missed out on tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin, there is a fest you can hit right here at home. Last summer's Minneapolis Beer Fest is making a comeback with a new name and a new location. Now sporting ... More >>
On August 11, 1992, the Mall of America first swung open its doors and became the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex, changing Minnesota forever. Now, on this August 11, the behemoth mall will celebrate its 20th birthday with plenty of free eats, including a custom-made cake by Buddy ... More >>
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal just released its annual list of the Minnesota brands with the top 10 Facebook likes. In the social media age, Facebook likes are a good proxy for evaluating where brands stand with their customers. Sure, dollars and cents they aren't, but a strong social me ... More >>
Dan Nalepka, a rig operator for the Minneapolis Fire Department, helped win a charity wing-eating contest at Buffalo Wild Wings in Roseville earlier this week. The "Wing Challenge" event is an annual competition between Minneapolis and St. Paul firefighters designed to raise food donations for the ... More >>
Minnesota VikingsIn another step toward a dystopian future, Ramsey County wants to sell parking lot naming rights.First we had the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Then, in order to capitalize on revenue from naming rights, we had Mall of America Field at the Metrodome.Soon, if Ramsey County officia ... More >>
After successfully completing one phase of testing at a Toronto store, Buffalo Wild Wings announced plans to launch a second phase of testing of its proposed tabletop iPad ordering system at an undisclosed Minneapolis branch, reports Computer World.Buffalo Wild Wings, the largest Minneapolis ... More >>
BW3 had a hot 2011. What's hotter than BW3's blazin' sauce? The Minneapolis-based company's stock, that's what. Buffalo Wild Wings' profits soared 34 percent during the the fourth quarter of 2011, surpassing analysts' expectations. In total, the company killed it all 2011 long, with net income gr ... More >>
Mankato Brewery brings locally brewed beer to MankatoThe new breweries just keep on coming in this exploding Minnesota beer scene. Last week saw the launch of the Minneapolis-based and Belgian-inspired Boom Island Brewing Company at Pig and Fiddle, the Edina beer pub recently opened by the ow ... More >>
Mark RobertsBeer fests abound this month in the Twin CitiesGrab your goblets and get a good protein base in your gut. It's going to be a marathon month for beer fans in the Twin Cities. Every weekend holds something big, including two Saturdays with two events each. This Saturday kicks it off ... More >>
Where does Goldy go to grab cheap game-day grub?A reader writes: I remember when Benchwarmer Bob's was still open. They would offer $0.50 burgers during the Gopher football games. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that offers such specials during the Gopher Games anymore?
The newest Twin Cities celebration of sudsRumors have been swirling for months about the Minneapolis Beer Fest, but information has been hard to come by. It was almost as if the sponsors wanted to keep it a secret. The rumors were that it would be big. The first person to mention it to me, a ... More >>
Free wings! Free wings!Now that football season is officially back on, Buffalo Wild Wings is giving away free wings to celebrate. Back in March, the Minnesota company promised six free wings to anyone who signed its Facebook petition to end the NFL lockout. The promise came with a caveat: th ... More >>
One of the holy trinityThe temps are forecasted to get outrageous today, so in honor of all the blue skies and hot weather, the Hot Dish celebrates the three main tenets of good, old-fashioned summertime fun: beer, wings and trucks (well, at least according to us). Here's some of the fine stories ... More >>
Buffalo Wild Wings has started the summer off with some spicy-hot profits: shares of the company are at an all-time high. The stock hit a share price of $68.38 two days ago, more than 50 percent up from stock prices last year, says Matt DeFrisco of Lazard Capital. Yesterday, stock rose even ... More >>
If the NFL lockout ends by July 20, you can get free wingsBuffalo Wild Wings has stepped things up a notch in its attempt to get this year's football season back on track: The Minnesota-grown company is offering six free wings to anyone who likes its petition to stop the NFL lockout on Facebo ... More >>
Eat wings and help tornado victimsEat dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, June 1, and a portion of your bill will go to help the victims of the north Minneapolis tornado. The local company announced that it will donate 10 percent of money spent on food and nonalcoholic drinks at its ... More >>
Sally Smith didn't quite sell enough wings last year, so she took a pay cutSally Smith is known for doing whatever it takes to make her company, Buffalo Wild Wings, successful. And last year, apparently that meant a massive pay cut. Documents filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on ... More >>
Perhaps no local company will be more affected if the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL stay home this season than Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant chain--a favorite locale for eating wings while watching sports, as we documented in our recent cover story, "The Wing to Power"---st ... More >>
The news is just out: Buffalo Wild Wings, a local company, is the seventh-fastest-growing restaurant chain in the nation. We just wrote about how wings are all the rage in our cover story, Wing to Power. Looks like in 2010, Buffalo Wild Wings' 732 restaurants grossed $1.7 billion in sales, ... More >>
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Wings: They're worth big money.Buffalo Wild Wings has hit a speed bump in its fast-paced quest to spread spicy bar food across North America. A Canadian competitor has filed a lawsuit accusing the Minnesota company of trademark infringement. Buffalo Wild Wings is adding to its empire of 700 ... More >>
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>
More Thai, wings, and French pastry arrived in the Twin Cities this month. OPEN Hazel's NE (2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis) Naviya's Thai Kitchen (2812 W 43rd St., Minneapolis) Cocina del Barrio (5036 France Ave. S., Edina) The Herb Box (Eden Prairie Lifetime Fitness) Buffalo Wild Wings (200 ... More >>
BW3s is back at the U!After a decade-long absence, Buffalo Wild Wings will return to its rightful home: a spot on the U of M campus. In the mid-1990s, when the franchise was still known as BW3s--the original name was Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck--the Ohio-founded business had one lone location ... More >>
Get your wing on tonight at the Minneapolis DepotThe chicken wings and desserts will be flowing like manna tonight at the Depot Minneapolis, as over 25 local restaurants provide their wares in honor of the 17th Annual Tubman's Wing Ding. Tubman, named for Harriet Tubman, is a local organiza ... More >>
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It looks like the chickens are coming home to roost for Buffalo Wild Wings. After two years of rapid growth, Minnesota's high-flying casual dining company warned investors this week that its first-quarter sales were flat compared to the previous quarter, and April's numbers would be even wors ... More >>
The Minneapolis-based chain offers a 40-cent chicken wing promotion in NYC. Thousands of on-holiday high schoolers descend. Pandemonium ensues.
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