Bull Run Corporation

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon November '14

    NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press in the MIA (City Pages Coverage) 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis Bistro LaRoux (from the owners of Cajun 2 Geaux food truck) Circle Pines, MN Bull Run Coffee (in former Anodyne Coffeehouse space, City Pages coverage) 4301 Nicollet, Minneapolis Buster's on 28th ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon October '14

    NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Bull Run Coffee (in former Anodyne Coffeehouse space) 4301 Nicollet, Minneapolis Buster's on 28th (re-open after re-model) 4204 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi 251 1st Ave. N., ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon September '14

    NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Aki's Bread Haus Bakery (City Pages First Look) 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis Buster's on 28th (re-open after re-model) 4204 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis Cafe Zentral Soo Line Building, Marquette & 5 ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    The Nokomis Farmers Market finishes its maiden season this week

    With just three market dates, the Nokomis Farmers Market debuted on a trial basis this summer. Offering a mid-week evening market in June, July, and August, this south Minneapolis venture is definitely bringing the neighborhood out to eat, shop, and be merry, but the final installment this Wednesday ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon August '14

    NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Aki's Bread Haus Bakery (City Pages First Look) 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis Cafe Zentral Soo Line Building, Marquette & 5th, Minneapolis Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi 251 1st Ave. N., Minneapoli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon July '14

    Got a tip on a restaurant opening, closing, or coming soon? Email us! NOW OPENAgra Culture Kitchen & Press2939 Girard Ave. S., MinneapolisAki's Bread Haus Bakery2506 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisBlack Coffee & Waffle Bar (City Pages First Look)1500 Como Ave. SE, MinneapolisBogart's Doug ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    BREAKING: Anodyne Coffeehouse in Kingfield is closing; Bull Run Coffee moving in

    Anodyne Coffeehouse, a neighborhood favorite for coffee-lovers, vegans, vegetarians, and Kingfield denizens, will serve its last cup of joe and its final bowl of fancy oatmeal on June 29. See also: Bull Run Coffee in Lyn-Lake to expand

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    June 18, 2014
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    June 11, 2014

    Get buzzed on coffee, chocolate, and tea at this weekend's Caffeine Crawl

    Whether it's tacos, beer, or some other comestible best enjoyed to excess, 'tis the season of crawling. On June 14, people of the Twin Cities will be able to experience their morning cup of Joe and then some as Minneapolis hosts its second annual Caffeine Crawl. See also: The 10 best breakfasts ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014
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    June 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon June '14

    Got a tip on a restaurant opening, closing, or coming soon? Email us!NOW OPENAki's Bread Haus Bakery2506 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisBogart's Doughnut Company (City Pages First Look)36th St. W. & Bryant Ave. S., MinneapolisBrasserie Zentral (City Pages coverage)505 Marquette Ave. S., Minnea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Bull Run Coffee in Lyn-Lake to expand

    Ever since its inception in 2011, Bull Run Coffee Bar has been the unofficial clubhouse of the Lyn-Lake/Carag neighborhood. For good reason: Their expertly brewed Arabica beans are the vehicle for a carefully curated menu of house drinks, as well as coffee standards that keep traditional-minded cust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Animal rights activists voice concern about Minnesota bull run

    The Great Bull Run is bringing its version of Spain's Running of the Bulls to Minnesota for the first time this summer, and animal rights activists aren't happy about it. The goal of the event is for participants to out-sprint 18 angry bulls over a quarter-mile course. More than 2,000 people have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    First Look: Five Watt Coffee in Kingfield blends coffee and cocktail bitters

    Just over a week ago, the Kingfield neighborhood welcomed Five Watt, the newest addition to Minneapolis's flourishing coffee scene. Five Watt, owned by former Bull Run Coffee Bar employees Caleb Garn and Lee Carter, is a community-oriented coffee house serving specialty drinks concocted by Carter an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Extraction Coffee Co. brings cold brewed coffee to your doorstep

    The milkman is a quaint symbol of times gone by, but we've got other delivery services in mind. As we gear up for a spring spent sipping iced coffee on the patio, we have our sights trained on Extraction Coffee Co., a new cold brewed coffee delivery service.After a successful Kickstarter campaign la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Five Watt Coffee coming soon to Kingfield

    After seemingly interminable construction this summer and fall, the corner of 38th and Nicollet is suddenly showing signs of new life. The beloved Blackbird Cafe has long been the anchor of one corner, and very soon (hopefully) Kyatchi will be serving sustainable sushi just across the street. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Get your caffeine fix at the Calhoun Square Coffee Festival this Saturday

    Looking to get an early jump on your weekend buzz? Calhoun Square's 24th annual Coffee Festival is going on this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature samples from 35 coffee vendors, a barista competition, and even a couple of coffee-infused beers for those who need a little downer ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013
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    September 6, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: September 2-6, 2013

    While it was time to go back to school and work after a cool Labor Day weekend, it was also time for the Twin Cities food scene to go back to business as usual, post-State Fair. Here are the best stories from Hot Dish this week:

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Rosita at Bull Run Coffee Bar: A primped and perfumed drink of the week

    Rosita Bull Run Coffee Bar $4 That occasional nip in the air, the increase of school bus bottlenecks, planners and pens on sale at the drug store instead of flip flops and sunnies: now's the time to fuel up and get things done. But that doesn't mean your coffee landscape is all utilitarian gas stat ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013
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    July 10, 2012

    How to brew iced coffee at home [RECIPE]

    The hot accessory for summer is a mason jar filled with craft-brewed iced coffee. Many of our favorite coffee shops are now selling growlers of their iced brew. The only drawback is that they take the DIY satisfaction out of the brew process (not to mention, some of these options are a bit steep in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Top 10 coffeehouses in the Twin Cities

    ​The second wave of coffee awareness has seized the Cities.  Where once we happily sipped diner swill for $1.50, when we were introduced to Starbucks the coffee snob revolution began. Now we have single-cup brewing of fair trade beans and elegant surroundings in which to savor them.  We ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    50 tasty reasons to love Minnesota food

    Photo: Steve Neuharth, Michelle LeonReason No. 11: Chefs like Doug Flicker at Piccolo create food that doesn't just impress--it inspires. ​When Anthony Bourdain last year told his TV audience on No Reservations that his experience at Doug Flicker's south Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo was "far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Twin Cities Coffee Guild website debuts as a hub for local java info

    www.twincitiescoffeeguild.comThe newest coffee klatch: TC Coffee Guild.​Gordon Bellaver, manager and part owner of Bull Run coffee shop at 34th and Lyndale, says his inspiration to start a Twin Cities Coffee Guild began one day several months ago when he was at another local coffee shop. He ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Origins Coffee and Tea brings Dogwood brews to downtown Minneapolis

    Origins Coffee and TeaFind this cart on Nicollet Mall between 4th and 5th. ​Until now, downtown Minneapolis coffee aficionados have had to make do with mass-market Starbucks, Dunn Bros., and Caribou, as the Twin Cities' premium, niche coffee shops--Bull Run, Kopplin's, Angry Catfish, etc.--are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Bull Run Coffee's Iced Nutz brings Nutella to the drink of the week

    What's in a name?​Iced Nutz$5Bull Run Coffee3446 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis612.545.5972Sure Bull Run does a swell pour-over with beans that are classier than you, but what about those days when you wake with a need for a combo of java and sweet to propel you through the morning? Can they deliver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Angry Catfish to host barista competition

    Marsha TrainerAfter winning the last latte art competition, Gordon Bellaver will judge this one.​The Twin Cities barista competition is back. This time, the late-night latte art-making event takes place on Thursday, July 14, at Angry Catfish, beginning at 10 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.). Many deta ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011
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    May 16, 2011

    Bull Run's latte art throwdown crowns a winner

    The site of some fierce competition​The huddle of plaid smokers in front of Bull Run Coffee at 10:00 p.m. was the first clue that something unusual was going on Thursday at the coffeehouse on Lyndale Avenue. As the Hot Dish crossed the threshold, a serious coffee crowd was enjoying the sounds of S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Bull Run Coffee hosts latte art throwdown

    Bull Run takes latte art to the limit.​Bull Run Coffee's new shop at 3346 Lyndale Avenue S. has already been open one month and will be celebrating with a grand opening party and latte art "throwdown" this Thursday. The shop will be hosting a special guest, coffee-geek guru Michael Phillips, ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

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

    Stabby's departs as Stillwater comes alive with dining options...​ NOW OPENShanghai Bistro 324 S. Main St., StillwaterFirst National Green Room 215 S. Main St., StillwaterSoprano's Italian Kitchen 5331 W 16th St., St. Louis ParkCowboy Jack's2801 Southtown Dr, BloomingtonAmerican Burger Bar825 Henn ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Cars R Coffins pedals to the hereafter this Friday

    Cars R CoffinsThe city tore up CRC's sidewalk--but still charged them for a Sidewalk Cafe License?​The local cycling community is losing one of its favorite caffeinated pit stops this Friday, when the Cars R Coffins coffee shop at 34th and Lyndale Ave. S. has its last day of service. Read th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 8, 2010

    Whisky Park, Ugly Mug, and Be'wiched Deli: Downtown delights

    Good food shows up in Minneapolis in surprising places

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    November 29, 2010

    Spyhouse upgrades its coffee offerings

    This coffee might look the same--until you taste it. ​At first glace, the inky liquid being poured in your mug might look the same, but Spyhouse has upgraded its coffee service over the past few months to more closely resemble some of the other "third wave" shops in town, such as Kopplin's, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Dogwood Coffee Co. now open in Calhoun Square

    The writing's on the wall.​Yesterday morning, the much awaited Dogwood Coffee Co. began serving single brew coffee, cappuccino, espresso and other java drinks as well as some Rustica treats at the new Calhoun Square across from Kitchen Window. Sporting an open layout, church pew seating and a wood ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Café Imports--the Twin Cities' elite coffee importer

    Good cupping crusts at Café Imports​Recently we received a cupping invitation from Café Imports, the St. Paul wholesaler whose beans fill the Clover machines of all the best Twin Cities coffee shops, and we jumped at the chance. Cafe imports knows the process from plant to cup, and the invitatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Bull Run prepares to open flagship shop next month

    Coffee connoisseurs are getting jittery over Bull Run opening​Bull Run Roasting Co submitted its Shea Architects-designed plans to the city in mid-August for its upcoming and much anticipated space in the revamped Calhoun Square, smack dab where a Starbucks used to be. Bull Run's first outpos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Bull Run vs. Kopplin's in a battle for the best cup of coffee

    Bull Run's cup of love​The Twin Cities is a coffee shop mecca with literally hundreds of places to grab a mugful. Nonetheless, local connoisseurs know there are only two real contenders in the battle of the bean: Bull Run Coffee Bar in Minneapolis and Kopplin's in St. Paul. As summer wanes, it's t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Backyard chickens & coffee cupping

    ​ This is the picture of the most exciting part of my week. For those of you who don't know, that is a chicken coop. Albeit a small coop, it will be a great way to introduce ourselves to the world of backyard chicken rearing. Now we just need to get our neighbors' permission so I can star ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Republicans pass secession resolution in 5th district

    ​A peculiar strain of crazy apparently took over the Republicans' fifth congressional district nominating convention on Saturday. The local members of the party of Lincoln passed a secession resolution on a voice vote: "Be it resolved the Republican Party of Minnesota supports nullification o ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: February 15-19, 2010

    While Chinese figure skaters and the Flying Tomato were wooing us this week, we wrote about wine, coffee, meat, and more meat.

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    February 15, 2010

    See Bull Run's supercool coffee siphon in action

    Check out our video of Bull Run's siphon brewer.

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    October 26, 2009

    Bull Run Coffee Cafe opening delayed

    Don't worry, the god shot is coming soon.

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    September 26, 2006

    Clinton's Fox News Snit Ensnares Grams in Old Criticism

    As U.S. Senator, Grams actually approved of Clinton going after bin Laden in 1998, but blunted that support with direct reference to movie "Wag the Dog."