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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Jill Wilson of the 128 CafeLong 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 >>
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 >>
In search of the best meal on wheels
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 >>
Donuts for breakfast, tacos for lunchThe 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 >>
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 >>
Chef Shack expands its family once again--meet the newest addition this Sunday.
Chef Shack has a new sibling...coming soon!
The local mobile kitchen is making headway using social media and tweeting about their treats.
Saturdays at Mill City, Sundays at Kingfield and, coming soon, an as-of-yet undisclosed Thursday evening locale...
They'll be open on Sundays, too. More grass-fed beef hot dogs for all!
The recession can bite it
The grande dame of French dining in St. Paul gives its fabulous fare a new look
For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée
Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style
Minneapolis's restaurant scene is reborn—again!—This time with big money and farm-positive ideals.