Gavin Kaysen may keep a cool head, but this Minnesota native is busy working on one of the most anticipated restaurants of the fall of 2014, right here in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Kaysen, former executive chef at the acclaimed Café Boulud in NYC, took some time to talk with us ab ... More >>
Flashback to 1995. A young Gavin Kaysen is at work. He's slicing fresh tomatoes by the case. One by one, they fall under the spell of his knife. Lettuce is on the block next. It's almost lunchtime in the business district, and he's anticipating a busy rush. Prepping for a steady stream of h ... More >>
Get your clicking finger ready, because Food & Wine magazine is looking to the general populace to determine America's favorite food city, and yes, Minneapolis is one of the options. (Sorry St. Paul, maybe next time.) See also:Pat's Tap and Pig & Fiddle make Food & Wine's list of be ... More >>
Big changes are afoot at Butcher & the Boar. This morning, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine reported that executive chef and part-owner Jack Riebel had left the critically acclaimed, foodie-favorite restaurant. We reached Riebel, who is currently on vacation in Charleston, to discuss what the news means fo ... More >>
If Travel Leisure's reader survey can be believed, Twin Cities residents have their collective noses higher in the air than just about anybody.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" That's because the survey ranked MSP as the fourth-snob ... More >>
The coaching biography of new University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Rich Pitino contained a falsehood at each of his last four jobs, according to Patrick Reusse.SEE ALSO: U of M to spend money on study investigating whether it spends too much moneyReusse, who isn't a fan of the Pitino hirin ... More >>
Related:Cover Story: The Mad-ness in Vincent KartheiserSlideshow: Mad Men's Pete Campbell: Vincent Kartheiser Vincent Kartheiser of 'Mad Men' loves The Current, hates your blogAny Mad Men fans who did not know that Vincent "Pete Campbell" Kartheiser was a local product, you're forgiven. Gimme Noise ... More >>
At the beginning of the new year, Solera was going through some major changes. New owners and a new chef had many people holding their breath and wondering if it wasn't, perhaps, the end of an era. The initial cosmetic changes--new awnings, a revamped dining area--seemed to all be heading in the ... More >>
BravoWill a MN chef make the cut?Attention, Minnesota chefs, here's a chance to show the world your culinary skills. Bravo is now accepting applications and holding open calls for Top Chef Season 9 and Top Chef: Just Desserts 2.
We prefer grass-fed...At the Medical University of South Carolina, Vladimir Mironov, an M.D. and Ph.D, is trying hard to grow meat. Yes, you read that right--he's bioengineering the stuff--or at this point, animal skeletal muscle tissue--in a small lab in Charleston at the school. According to an ... More >>
Halloween is supposed to be scary -- something that can be forgotten while party-hopping in a sea of Lady Gagas and Mike "The Situation's." In an attempt to get back to the holiday's haunted roots, we took a walk on the dark side of history and found a whole panoply of local lost souls: murdered ... More >>
When sweet soul music leaves a sour aftertaste
Not Reviewed Here: Another 140 Fringe Plays. Sorry.
For the country boy from West Virginia, saying the right thing doesn't count for much. Keeping it real does.
Take time to stop and eat the chocolate
'The Beautiful and the Damned' meets 'The Naked and the Dead'
Peter Bogdanovich loses it at the movies with 'The Cat's Meow'
Jesus in High Heels and Nuns With Gay Habits
Paul Dandy and Ben Weaver revive a folk music of finger-clackers, empty whiskey bottles, and discarded mule jawbones
The Patriot pays tribute to a Great Man's arrogance in the name of freedom
Actor-director Kenneth Branagh enters his Love's Labour's Lost in this year's musical movie sweepstakes