The time has come for another season of the Fox Network's hit reality cooking show, MasterChef. This season get ready to root for the home team as six home chefs from Minnesota will enter into the culinary battlefield along with many others from around the country in an effort to take home the much ... More >>
Have you got a restaurant dream? Is it a concept that would work well inside a mall? Ever wonder what Tyler Florence looks like really up close? Your time has come. The Food Network is throwing out the nets, hoping to catch its next cooking competition hit. Here is your chance for a close-up:
It's a common chef's game, late at night after the burners are snuffed and a short glass of something strong is poured. Throbbing feet cool at the edge of a bar rail and the game begins: "What would your last meal be?" There was even a Top Chef episode where famous chefs like Lidia Bastianich ... More >>
This spring, two bigwigs of the food world will come to Minneapolis to meet, greet, and talk about eats. Renowned chef, author, TV host, and one of the most recognizable figures in food, Anthony Bourdain, will take the stage at the State Theater with local hero Andrew Zimmern, writer, media personal ... More >>
Last December, the temperamental host of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy Fieri, and his crew rolled through Minnesota filming new episodes of their show. One of their stops was Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in Stillwater. That episode will be airing for the first ti ... More >>
The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>
This week we're profiling pastry guru John Kraus of Patisserie 46. In part 1, we met the chef and his wife (who opened their dream bakery in 2010), and were treated to a behind-the-scenes account of Kraus's win at the Food Network Chocolate Challenge. Now we jump to the early stages of his career, ... More >>
This is the final chapter in our interview with Daniel Green. In part 1, we found out how a healthy diet helped him conquer his weight problem. And in part 2, we learned how he broke into the TV business. We now pick things up just as his career is taking off.
For years, Green never found work ve ... More >>
It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from TheDaily.com re ... More >>
Guy Fieri features Nye's on the Food Network's hit show tonightNye's Polonaise Room is being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight.The famed local establishment can add tonight's appearance on the Food Network's hit show to a long list of press accolades, including appearances on Good M ... More >>
We're celebrating the 112 Eatery's seventh birthday by featuring its chef de cuisine, Dennis Leaf-Smith. Yesterday, we learned how he cut his teeth as a young chef, first in local kitchens and then out west (click here to read part 1 of our conversation).
Today, he tells us how he ended up at the ... More >>
Mike KooimanGuy Fieri responds to this City Pages cover storyGuy Fieri is firing back at this week's City Pages cover story, which chronicled the rise of the Food Network's hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and the collapse of Fieri's relationship with its producer, David Page.
In a form ... More >>
Today New York foodies remember what it felt like to discover Santa Claus doesn't exist, and both the unmasker and the unmasked are from Minnesota. Star Tribune Taste editor Lee Svitak Dean snatched away the anonymity of the popular Tweeter "Ruth Bordain" when she saw a man tweeting in synch wit ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain gets grumpy on Paula Deen. Was the summer heat and humidity going to celebrity foodie heads? For whatever reason, the last few months have been especially rife with famous-types doing regrettable food-related tweeting, including Alec Baldwin's diss of an Upper West Side Starb ... More >>
Guy Fieri's show will move on without Page Productions.The Food Network has resolved its lawsuit with a Plymouth, Minnesota, producer days after claiming he wished death on staff members, sources confirm to City Pages.
Page Productions filed a lawsuit against the Food Network last May allegi ... More >>
Drool a moat around that sandcastleAs graduation processions pass and Saturday-night wedding dates begin to loom, we've decided it safe to declare this season summer. Sultry long nights, lethargic cabin trips, and charcoal-scented sizzling meats are upon us. Because leisure pairs so beautif ... More >>
Guy Fieri's show under legal firePlymouth-based Page Productions, which has been producing the hit show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives for the Food Network for four years, says it's getting burned by the television network.
The Business Journal reports that Page filed a lawsuit against the Foo ... More >>
NBC has launched its search for America's Next Great Restaurant, playing Sundays on channel 11 at 7 p.m. in the local market. The job of four culinary celebrities (chef Bobby Flay and Steve Ells, founder of the Chipotle chain among them) over the next few weeks is to winnow the concepts--Wok: ... More >>
Lisa GulyaToday we continue our talk with Chino Latino's executive chef, Tuan Nguyen. Nguyen, who has worked at Goodfellow's in Minneapolis and Wolfgang Puck Café in Las Vegas, is no stranger to the dangers of restaurant work. "I learn from my mistakes," says Nguyen, so he doesn't mind shar ... More >>
Noticed the new Chino Latino billboards? No, they're not as outrageous/enraging as its past campaigns. These billboards feature the supersized eye of the restaurant's new executive chef, Tuan Nguyen. Nguyen, Chino Latino's first Asian executive chef, joins the restaurant 25 years into his car ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Steph Hedrick of Jack's"I call the burger the gateway drug of the restaurant," says Steph Hedrick, executive chef of Jack's, a south Minneapolis restaurant and coffee shop. Read on to find out why Hedrick takes such pride in the burger at Jack's and how she hopes to ... More >>
Barbette, one of Kim Bartmann's restaurants loved for its french friesToday we present the final part of our interview with Minneapolis restaurant owner and manager Kim Bartmann. (You can read part 1 and part 2 here.) Bartmann talks about future plans for her six Minneapolis eateries and exp ... More >>
Martin OuimetThis is the last installment of our interview with baker Solveig Tofte, whose baked goods and quick laugh will go public again in mid-March when Tofte opens her own bakery/breakfast spot, Sun Street Breads. Today Tofte reveals her pyromaniac side and shares a recipe with readers ... More >>
Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurantToday we continue our talk with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant in south Minneapolis. (Here's part 1 of the interview.) Saunders, who first entered the Twin Cities restaurant scene as a server, tells us about a clums ... More >>