Ah, yes, Valentine's Day. Maybe you're the hopeless romantic type, and you've had this night all planned out for you and your special someone since October, and if that's the case, jolly good for you.
More likely, though, you just remembered, like, two days ago that this stupid holiday was happeni ... More >>
Another week in October, another series of epic, not-to-be-missed festivals this Week in Food -- make space in your stomach and your weekend.
Sun Street Breads is hosting its first beer dinner (you read that correctly) tonight by featuring a "A Road Trip Down Highway 61" with heaps of Fulton ... More >>
Even though summertime food in Minnesota is all about fried stuff, things on sticks, and treats by the bucket, on the hottest and stickiest days, after you've plucked the last greasy cheese curd from its paper tray, there's just one iconic treat that refreshes as much as it delights: a good old-fash ... More >>
Mo PerryCatalina's Restaruant is now open in St. Anthony
In mid-July, the run down pizza joint in the inauspicious strip mall across from IHOP on 37th and Stinson, where St. Anthony, Columbia Heights, and Northeast Minneapolis converge, gave way to a shiny new storefront.
Sensing opportuni ... More >>
Todd's Salsas are the latest locally made products to enter the realm of all-natural foods. The label boasts that it's gluten free, with no added sugar or preservatives, and even reminds you to recycle the glass bottle. These salsas are handcrafted in small batches with all the ingredients being ... More >>
May is National Strawberry Month. First bred in Brittany, France, around 1740 from plants harvested in eastern North America, Chile, Argentina, the garden strawberry is known for its fragrance, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweet, sometimes tart taste. Whether eaten fresh or in prepare ... More >>
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBuddy Guy and Quinn SullivanOctober 16, 2010State Theatre, MinneapolisFor a taste of Minnesota's finest seasonal weather and the Midwest's greatest portrayal of the blues, it would be safe to say the best place to be this past Saturday evening was in downtown Minneapolis a ... More >>
Surdyk's big fall sale: Here are in-store tastings and 10 recommendations on what to buyWhen you pull into the Surdyk's lot on a Saturday afternoon during it's big sale, you'd think you were trying to find a parking spot in downtown New York. There's a reason for that: Surdyk's offers not onl ... More >>
Mike ThomasThomas Liquors Wine Education seriesThere are several wine clubs in the Twin Cities, though many are more focused on socializing than on pouring wines with any character or providing educational instruction. But one very good wine club is offering you a chance to learn about South ... More >>
In a move that may ruffle some feathers, Stub & Herb's has announced that they are choosing to abandon many of their popular out-of-state beers, and instead shift to a hardcore focus on local brews. News broke from the horse's mouth on the message boards over at beeradvocate.com:
John GlasSerious wine geek winesTo me there are three types of wine drinkers: the wine drinker, the wine snob, and the wine geek. Wine drinkers are the largest of the three groups, and they are the most likely to try a new wine bar, buy a glass of South African chenin blanc at a restaurant, ... More >>
St. InnocentTemperance Vineyard SiteCan you name five wine producers? Many casual wine drinkers might mention Robert Mondavi, Sutter Home, Beringer, Coppola, or Kendall Jackson. But what about Monchhof, St. Innocent, and Felsina? In the fourth of a series of Wine 101 topics (which includes terro ... More >>
tsuacctnt / FlickrSurdyk's is a Twin Cities institution and has been serving consumers since 1934. Today through Saturday, Surdyk's Heart Healthy Sale is offering 20 percent off all of its wines.
In 1979 Surdyk's moved to its current Northeast location and over the years expanded its busine ... More >>
Vina SiegelChile is home to amazing value wines and is creating a reputation for producing wines to rival Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Vitis vinifera grapes were planted by the Conquistadors back in the 16th century, but it has only been recently that their wine has been exported in volume.
Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders nailed it the other day when he said: "The major banks have made huge sums of money in Asia, and now their loans are turning sour. Well, that's what free enterprise is about--sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose."