Carrie Summer

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Chef Shack finds a permanent home in Seward

    Though the novelty of getting Indian-spiced mini donuts from a big red truck still has not worn off for us, there is a wonderful comfort in knowing that we can now get these perfect little treats just about any time we want. That's right: Chef Shack has gone brick and mortar.Following the trend of m ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Chef Shack announces Bay City opening event

    The preeminent Twin Cities food truck is moving into its winter weekend digs. The former River Bay Cafe in Bay City, Wisconsin, has been given a facelift and a shine. When can we expect to taste Chef Shack's delights in its new space?See also:Chef Shack opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant2011 ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities

    People called them a fad, but as a new truck or trailer seems to pop up every day, it's hard to argue with the popular food delivery system. Many of these new street food purveyors are serving food just as good and sometimes better than stand-alone restaurants. We'll admit it; we are smitten with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Cake Walk was a sweet success

    ​What began as a simple cake walk soon transformed into a sort of sweet vision quest for WCCO newsman Jason DeRusha. "I just don't know how I'm going to get this thing home," he remarked as the cake he'd won from event organizer and James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer loomed beh ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Chef Shack named one of America's 'most creative' food trucks

    ​Many of us are well aware that we can get amazing, global cuisine handed directly to us from the windows of our local food trucks, but now the rest of the nation is sitting up and taking notice. Chef Shack, already named one of Bon Appetit's Top 10 Lunches at Farmers Markets and one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Five favorite Twin Cities food trucks

    Brent SchoonoverOur favorite meals on wheels!​Food truck season is in full swing. Now, if only the weather would cooperate! Here are five of our favorite street eats well worth braving the dreary damps.

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    May 24, 2011

    Food truck food court every Wednesday in St. Paul

    Jill Wilson of the 128 Cafe​Long lines of smiling faces braided together as they stretched out on the downtown city sidewalks across from City Hall last Wednesday in downtown St. Paul. It wasn't long before menu items were being erased from boards as they sold out. Jill Wilson watched the crowds a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Top 5 St. Paul street eats

    Baby got Shack!!!​ This week's Dish column takes a look at street eats in St. Paul. In a quest to find the best, we downed all manner of veggie burritos, sweet corn fritters, Reuben bratwurst, pineapple sno-cones, and more. Here are the top five dishes we found in St. Paul. (Click the link to ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 8, 2010

    Street food takes over the Twin Cities

    In search of the best meal on wheels

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    August 30, 2010

    Chef Shack in contention to be Food Network's favorite food truck

    Chef Shack could be #1 with your help...​Chef Shack, pioneers of the local street food scene, have been nominated one of America's Favorite Food Trucks in the Food Network's contest. Now it's up to the voting public to push one sidewalk vendor over the top. If Chef Shack wins, they'll receive $10, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Chef Shack debuts at 5th and Hennepin

    Donuts for breakfast, tacos for lunch​The smell of Indian-spiced mini-doughnuts in the steaming core of downtown Minneapolis is not a trick: The Chef Shack has set up shop at the corner of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue and is offering its trademark doughnuts, tacos, Arnie Palmers, and even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Chef Shack dreams big with new plans, Minneapolis roll-out

    From their humble trailer to our happy bellies.​ Chef Shack, brought to you by our favorite ladies of summer, chefs Carrie Summer and Lisa Carlson, bring our Cities the many joys of street food that we have been sorely missing. With meat and produce from area farms, Chef Shack's upscale burgers an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Chef Shack III debuts at Uptown Market

    Chef Shack expands its family once again--meet the newest addition this Sunday.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Chef Shack II makes its debut

    Chef Shack has a new sibling...coming soon!

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    July 28, 2009

    Chef Shack builds business and fans with social media

    The local mobile kitchen is making headway using social media and tweeting about their treats.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Chef Shack expanding its reach

    Saturdays at Mill City, Sundays at Kingfield and, coming soon, an as-of-yet undisclosed Thursday evening locale...

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Great news from Chef Shack!

    They'll be open on Sundays, too. More grass-fed beef hot dogs for all!

  • Restaurants

    December 31, 2008
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    October 8, 2008

    Forepaugh's gets tres sexy menu makeover

    The grande dame of French dining in St. Paul gives its fabulous fare a new look

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008
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    June 18, 2008

    Chef Shack brings curb appeal to summer eats

    For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée

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    February 21, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
  • Restaurants

    November 1, 2006

    Cue the Applause

    Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style

  • Restaurants

    June 14, 2006

    River City Rebirth

    Minneapolis's restaurant scene is reborn—again!—This time with big money and farm-positive ideals.