It feels like deja vu all over again at the Third Bird in Loring Park. For starters, it was almost exactly two years ago that we came to this same address to check out the then newly opened second outpost of Cafe Maude. But like Nick and Eddie before it, the restaurant, cocktail lounge, and sometim ... More >>
New Loring Park spot embraces cocktails and dinner dishes
There's never been a better time to be a drinker. It's become almost mandatory for every new restaurant of a certain price point to employ a master mixologist behind the bar. These days you can't swing a shaker without smacking over a few bottles of handmade bitters. While the craft cocktail movemen ... More >>
Life keeps getting better for Twin Cities cocktail lovers. New and exciting craft cocktails are being conceived, and classic cocktails are being rediscovered. No list of classic cocktails would be complete without the martini.It's clean, elegant, sexy, and its simplicity is part of it genius. The ... More >>
Cafe Maude's Bronx Cocktail Bronx Cocktail $10 Cafe Maude 5411 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis 612.822.5411 Its been said that there are no new cocktails, only new ways of making old ones. I don't believe that's true, but I am always impressed when someone takes a drink I know well and really makes i ... More >>
The Vieux Carre: Back to stayAbout 15 years ago, a renaissance started in the cocktail world, and it's stronger than ever today. All around the world bartenders are dusting off vintage drink books, discovering recipes long since forgotten and finding that many popular cocktails began as somet ... More >>
If you don't know, you should...What can you say about a cocktail that teaches you how to pronounce Cynar and ushers you into a world where ice preparation is a serious endeavor? Not to mention the feel of it sliding down your throat sip by sip and the smooth back of the fino sherry. Or the fact ... More >>
A recent visit to Cafe Maude revealed the reason the Armatage Room's website recently went offline: The popular Southwest Minneapolis restaurant's annex/party room is closed. When the Armatage Room debuted nearly two years ago, we loved its comfortable chic: the velvet curtain in the entryway ... More >>
Alma GuzmanNo longer on the menu...This pan-roasted duck breast is no longer on the menu at 5416 Penn Ave. S., as the former Cafe Maude annex, the Armatage Room, transforms to a new restaurant. The project, called In Season, marks the return of chef Don Saunders, who several years ago cooked ... More >>
Courtesy of Burke ForsterHe fed trout eyeballs to his kidsToday we conclude our chat with chef Burke Forster of Cafe Maude. Forster has created a new lunch menu at Maude, bringing his love of farm fresh ingredients prepared in lovely simple ways to the table. You can read part 1, and part 2 o ... More >>
The annual Taste of the Nation HOTList takes place at the Guthrie on June 24 and features the cooking/shaking of 15 favorite Twin Cities chefs and mixologists. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the local dining scene, so if you have yet to dine at, say, Bar La Grassa, Cafe Maude, or the Strip ... More >>
Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget
Barley and Butter--the scotch drink people who don't like scotch need to try.
Dinner and a no-show?
Café Maude is hotter than an oven on fire in the center of the sun—so good luck getting in there