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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
Lu LippoldOne of the many shrimp options at the buffetMy 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 >>
by unforthLactating 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 >>
Naked sushi at the now-defunct TempleMost 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 >>
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.
Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.
Why nothing bad ever happens at City Hall
Kids don't follow: The real school of rock
Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou
Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?
The big sound of Howe Gelb and company
We bowl for colitis and rock for Christ
City Pages solves the Twins ballpark conundrum
The Bloomsbury Movie Guide series celebrates the fine art of cinematic obsession
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.