Charlie Trotter

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    La Belle Vie to honor Charlie Trotter with special menu all this week

    It's still hard to believe that such a giant in the food world was taken so soon. Influential restaurateur and chef Charlie Trotter passed away suddenly last year, and locally, some leaders in fine dining knew they wanted to honor the man who gave the culinary world so much. Beginning today, the che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Tastemakers series continues this Wednesday

    After the last rolicking Tastemakers series, the bar has been set high for Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine's panel series. Wednesday evening, they are once again gathering those who lead by example, this time to discuss what it takes to run your own successful business. Even better? They're bringing s ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Michelle Gayer of the Salty Tart: Chef Chat

    When the James Beard Award semifinalists were announced this week, it was no surprise that Michelle Gayer was listed among nods for Outstanding Pastry Chef. We've recognized her Salty Tart as our Best Bakery and the Beard Awards have nominated her in the past.   Her career began as a dish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Cake Walk benefits Share Our Strength

    ​The Taste of the Nation Minneapolis is holding a cake walk with James Beard Award-nominated chef Michelle Gayer. Gayer's Salty Tart bakery in the heart of Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis churns out delicious confections, beautiful breads, and stacks of buttery cookies every day. The chef beg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Top 5 beach reads for foodies

    Drool a moat around that sandcastle​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Salty Tart's Michelle Gayer: chef chat, part 3

    At the Salty Tart, chef-owner Michelle Gayer runs a kitchen that's "mostly girls," an anomaly in the restaurant world. Today, in the third part of our interview with her (here are parts 1 and 2), she talks about what it's like to "hang with the boys," why she thinks women are better at cooking, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Sweet Spot: Salty Tart's take-and-bake cookies

    These dark chocolate delights are worth turning the oven on for, even in the sweltering summer heat ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 28, 2006

    Nasty, Brutish, Shortish

    Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down

  • Restaurants

    January 28, 2004

    Pop Sensation

    Local boy comes home from the Culinary Institute of America to make good in Nordeast