Chatterbox pubMidtown Minneapolis2229 E. 35th St.; 612.728.9871Linden Hills4501 France Ave. S.; 612.920.3221Highland Park St. Paul800 Cleveland Ave. S.; 651.699.1154websiteHours and details:7 days a week, 2 -5 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m.-close50% off all tall microbrews$4 glasses of wine; $18 bot ... More >>
Looks like spring has brought a flurry of creativity with five local bands releasing albums this weekend starting with The Shiny Lights, who pulls members from many of other local bands in town. Other CD releases include The Lower 48, Pennyroyal, Big Villain, and Dave Olson; that's enough new music ... More >>
It's (almost) May, and our week in food reflects this most welcome month: Cinco de Mayo cooking classes and a new chef at Gather just to name a few. Enjoy!
The Northstar Bartenders Guild creates dazzling cocktail experiences. From the kickoff for Johnny Michaels's cocktail book to the after-New Year's party, these events are packed with fantastic beverages, elegant bites of food, and a cache of extraordinary personalities.This year they're combining tw ... More >>
What else is there for your foodie friends to do in the winter other than read, eat food, and read about food? Probably not much. Food books, therefore, are the perfect gift. Here's our selection of the best in local food books--available at independent book stores citywide. Minnesota Lunch: ... More >>
Tom PilcherMarnie Stern July 3, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Experimental guitar player Marnie Stern took a break from her high-profile opening gigs with the Flaming Lips on Sunday night at the Entry to burn through a shorter set of newer material with her noisy trio. Stern's impressive f ... More >>
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and drink!Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and makes a great excuse to eat Mexican food. Here are a few of the most interesting celebrations taking pl ... More >>
I'd like my free burrito, pleaseSport a lip sweater and you can eat for free today at Zantigo. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo the Mexican fast food chain is handing out free Chilito, their chili-cheese burrito to anyone sporting a 'stache. Facial hair fail? No problem, simply d ... More >>
Toast Salut's wine dinnerStart the month on a strong learning curve in a week filled with educational opportunities related to life's most important beverages: beer, wine, and milk.
Photo: Thirteen of ClubsPowderhorn Park: A neighborhood meeting and a peace vigil are planned. People of good will have worked hard to make Powderhorn Park a safe oasis for families and a hub for the arts and recreation, but it seems like there's always someone ready to try and drag the neigh ... More >>
Image: WikipediaDora the Explorer had an excellent adventure with Tom Emmer.Poor Dora the Explorer. All she wants to do hang with Diego and Boots the Monkey. But instead, the Nick Jr. cartoon character is getting dragged into the Minnesota governor's race. Nick Espinosa, who also goes by the ... More >>
What's more French than ratatouille?Bastille Day, the French national holiday, is tomorrow, and even though Americans have little reason to celebrate the French Revolution, we can always use another excuse for a holiday (see Cinco de Mayo). We may be thousands of miles from France, but it doe ... More >>
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A bit unconventionally, I ate a Smashburger for breakfast last Friday. While chain burger joints are not in my normal tour of Twin Cities restaurants, I was invited to attend a social media breakfast there, and since I had only tried the place once back when it opened, I accepted the invite. ... More >>
MAK faces her toughest test yet, but could make history
We live on a diverse planet.kate sommerstres leches cake Rather than belatedly eat Mexican food on May 6, my new friend Kate Sommers and I decided to try the Ecuadorian restaurant on 29th and Central for a little post Cinco de Mayo lunch. We thought we were in for normal Ecuadorian cuisine, ... More >>