Buffets Inc.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Dear Wisconsin: Minnesota Wants a Divorce

    Dear Wisconsin: I remember when we met at that barn dance 150 years ago. The other states were so stuck up. New York was all "Look at me!" And California was all "I like your shoes. Not." Texas got drunk on wine coolers and did what Texas always does: try to pick a fight with the smallest guy in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    No country for old buffets: The new and somewhat improved Old Country Buffet

    If Old Country Buffet ever had grace, it certainly fell from it by the mid-2000s. The restaurant struggled on quality control, competition from other buffets, and a changing dining mentality that didn't always prioritize all-you-can-eat ribs over the taste and flavor of said ribs.Then in early 2013, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    All You Can Easter: A guide to the Easter buffet

    Easter comes but once a year, and it should be circled with three markers on the calendar of any aspiring buffet buff. If done right, Easter is a unique opportunity to eat your weight in ham, fettuccine, seafood, and desserts. If done wrong, you'll end up at the kids table of an Old Country Buffet p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon August '11

    Several new outposts for popular Asian eateries opened this month.​NOW OPEN Viva Brazil Little Szechuan St. Louis Park Osaka Golden Valley Grand Szechuan Plymouth Rare Steak and Sushi Blue Ox Coffee (38th & Chicago Ave.) Asia Bistro Catalina's, Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    University Buffet, a Chinese food glutton's paradise, opens near Capitol

    Lu LippoldOne of the many shrimp options at the buffet​My fortune cookie at the University Buffet said, "Think about your own mistakes rather than blame on other's faults" (sic). Had I not received this advice, I might have tried to blame someone for the soggy wontons in the soup or that weird ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Breastfeeding moms stage Old Country Buffet nurse-in

    by unforth​Lactating mothers of the Twin Cities, unite! Last week Bethany Morton was asked to leave the Old Country Buffet in Maplewood after the management decided it couldn't handle her breastfeeding her baby at the restaurant. But Morton had the law on her side, and through a Facebook page she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Bethany Morton says Old Country Buffet booted her for breastfeeding

    Naked sushi at the now-defunct Temple​Most restaurants don't offer naked sushi, but that doesn't mean that diners might not encounter a bare breast from time to time. State statute 145.905 authorizes mothers to breast feed in public. It reads: "A mother may breast-feed in any location, publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Birthday Suits play Animal Rights benefit tonight in the Entry

    Even if you don't like the music, Michael Vick will be barbacking as part of his parole agreement. Ba dum ching, try the peppersteak.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008
  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Drawing Dead

    Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.

  • Music

    September 22, 2004
  • News

    June 9, 2004

    Put Your Best Face Forward

    Why nothing bad ever happens at City Hall

  • Columns

    March 31, 2004

    Growing Up

    Kids don't follow: The real school of rock

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    Local Legends

    Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou

  • News

    July 17, 2002
  • Books

    July 10, 2002

    A Road by Any Other Name

    Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?

  • Music

    April 3, 2002

    They Might Be Giant

    The big sound of Howe Gelb and company

  • News

    March 14, 2001

    Spare Me

    We bowl for colitis and rock for Christ

  • Books

    November 29, 2000

    Have We Got a Deal for You!

    City Pages solves the Twins ballpark conundrum

  • Books

    January 12, 2000

    The Moviegoers

    The Bloomsbury Movie Guide series celebrates the fine art of cinematic obsession

  • Restaurants

    October 20, 1999
  • News

    May 14, 1997

    Widow's Lament

    In 1956, Anna Elisabeth Colsch married a GI from the Frankfurt Army base and followed him to Minneapolis. He died in a car crash a few years later. Or so she was told.