• Calendar

    January 15, 2014
  • Arts

    January 8, 2014

    Walker Art Center is ready to go Out There again

    A new generation of artists showcase their work in 2014's New World Visions

  • Restaurants

    October 23, 2013

    Nico's Taco goes for authentic Mexican fare

    With a few tweaks, this new Hennepin Avenue hotspot could be a hit

  • Movies

    July 24, 2013

    Drama and drugs hit the road in Crystal Fairy

    Michael Cera delivers a great, dickish performance

  • Articles

    July 10, 2013
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    March 6, 2013

    In No, ad men take on a dictator

    Political thriller re-creates the courageous TV campaign against Augusto Pinochet

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Valentine's Day music roundup: Seven options for the unprepared

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    October's fest streak continues this Week in Food

    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. 10/8 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    August 22, 2012

    Somos Peru shines, sometimes

    Amazing dishes overshadowed by an unreliable menu

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    10,000 Licks' Sarah Newberry: Five Questions

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    November 16, 2011

    Rosa Mexicano leaves a lot to be desired

    Mexican fare disappointing even on the good china

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Catalina's Restaurant in St. Anthony: a first look

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Todd's Salsa: The new face of local salsa

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    National Strawberry Month: Five ways to celebrate

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Metrodome Collapse: 10 other stadium disasters

    Mottaqi Stadium, Iran​What 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Buddy Guy at the State Theatre, 10/16/10

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Buddy 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Wine Sale Week: Surdyk's fall blowout includes free tastings

    Surdyk's big fall sale: Here are in-store tastings and 10 recommendations on what to buy​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    A great wine club for free

    Mike ThomasThomas Liquors Wine Education series​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Stub & Herb's is going loco for local beer

    ​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

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    What kind of wine drinker are you?

    John GlasSerious wine geek wines​To 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Wine 101: Who made your wine--and why it's important

    St. InnocentTemperance Vineyard Site​Can 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Surdyk's sale begins today: Here are 5 recommendations

    tsuacctnt / Flickr​Surdyk'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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Chilean wines: fabulous, inexpensive picks from the Rapel Valley

    Vina Siegel​Chile 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.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: March 22-26

    Drink some wine or drive to taste some wine and then store it using a crazy new gadget. Check out what we learned reading this week's Hot Dish.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Chilean wine: Top 5

    Picking up some wine for the weekend? Consider buying Chilean.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Experience Hendrix obliterates The Orpheum

    Guitar Gods stop by on St. Patrick's Day to share some Hendrix tunes.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Weekend movie guide: See it or flee it?

    You've got 10 bucks and two hours, and you don't want to waste any of it. We can help.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood play all the hits at the Xcel

    The two icons shared the stage and the spotlight.

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2008
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    May 7, 2008
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    January 23, 2008
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    December 5, 2007
  • Restaurants

    September 5, 2007

    Meal of Fortune

    New Nuevo Latino Restaurant Café Ena Is Occasionally Delightful, Occasionally Sloppy—So Ask Yourself, Do You Feel Lucky?

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    1/22 Morning Communiqué

    The Dutch Party for Animals has a mouse problem, unsigned UK band hits the charts, Chile expands "casual Friday," the imag ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2006

    Reviews You Can Use

    Want to put your newfound wine smarts to the test? City Pages' guest taster issues his recommendatinos for bottles sure to please.

  • Columns

    May 4, 2005
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2005

    We've got a sawbuck on Claudio Hummes

    Who are the oddsmakers pegging as the next pope? The 115 Cardinals gathered at the Sistine Chapel to pick a new pope have held their first ballot, but no winner emerged during day one of the conclave. This means that there's still time to thrown down some money on who will win the papal sweepstakes ... More >>

  • Arts

    September 15, 2004

    Prole Dance

    In Trece Lunas' latest show, the revolution will not be organized

  • Books

    November 19, 2003

    The Moviegoer

    Alberto Fuguet renounces Latin America's magical past for its media future

  • Restaurants

    December 12, 2001
  • Arts

    April 14, 1999

    Reeling In the Mpls./St. Paul International Film Festival

    Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world

  • Restaurants

    March 24, 1999
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    December 30, 1998
  • Feature

    September 1, 1998
  • Feature

    January 21, 1998

    Welfare Cheats

    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."

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    November 5, 1997
  • Arts

    June 25, 1997

    Politics & Poetics

    The Postman Rings Twice: José Carillo and Alex Podulke in Burning Patience

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    March 12, 1997
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    February 17, 1997
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