St. Paul's Trotter's Cafe & Bakery was dishing up regional foods long before the local food movement gained its foothold. Through the years, the restaurant's owners have maintained their dedication to local and organic foods, even in the midst of expansion. What started in 1989 as a whole grain bake ... More >>
It's true. We love coffee. And the only thing we love more than coffee is free coffee. Fortunately for those of us who love the brew that comes with zero dollar signs attached, Spyhouse will be participating in a special two-week-long pop-up where they'll be serving up -- yeah, you guessed it -- fre ... More >>
A lot has changed for David Hussman since 1985. For starters, he got a haircut. From 1985 until 1990, Hussman was known as Nicci Wikkid, the guitarist of Minneapolis-based hair metal band Slave Raider. Now, he's the owner of a brand new coffee and wine bar in south Minneapolis. See also: Sex, Dru ... More >>
Italian Duet Icehouse $9 The brunch-going masses may gorge and slurp on overblown bloodies and fishbowl sized mimosas, but not you. You are refined. You exercise sophisticated restraint. You, however, still like to get a buzz on at breakfast time. The Italian Duet at Icehouse was made for you. S ... More >>
Coffee snobs, grab your mugs. Shawn Person, of Moonshine Coffee, is in the midst of readying a space at 2386 Territorial Road, near the corner of Raymond and University, to become a kind of community kitchen for the coffee roasting set. Roundtable Coffee Works will have a storefront where you can ... More >>
Big news for Alma fans and coffee lovers alike: Chef Alex Roberts has purchased the building that houses his flagship fine dining restaurant, Restaurant Alma, and will be expanding operations to include a new casual cafe concept.See also:Lyn 65 by Alma alum Ben Rients coming soon to Richfield
The Twin Cities might already have an unofficial capitol for our leather scene, but not everyone who is a part of, or curious about, that community is into bar-hopping. Leather & Latte co-owners Greg Wisa, lecturer and author of a popular kink blog, and Luke Wallrich identified the nee ... More >>
Bathed in early morning sunlight, Spyhouse Coffee at the corner of Broadway and Central in Northeast Minneapolis is bustling. "They only just opened yesterday," a customer in line remarks. "Really? I thought they'd been here longer," her companion replies. Already at home in the converted warehouse ... More >>
The owners of Shish have taken over the former Grand Sandwich space and given it a complete overhaul. We poked our heads inside of Grand Avenue's newest restaurant by the Macalester campus.
Long gone are the days when hot cocoa was simply a way to pacify a sugar-deprived child on a frigid winter day. The hot refreshment has graduated to adulthood, and it's now easy to find hot chocolate in so many varieties that practically any taste can be satisfied. With another cold front on the wa ... More >>
MNGOP Senate District 24 candidate Vern Swedin thinks Democrats are rats, and likes to make teenage girls cry at Starbucks. Other than that, we're sure he's a great guy and a worthy successor to the impressive legacy left by Mike Parry, the outgoing District 24 Senator.SEE ALSO: Vern Swedin, MNGOP's ... More >>
In late June, Matt Call, a 24-year-old musician and barista, was nearly killed when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of Lyndale Ave. and 24th Street. He was left with two broken legs, a fractured pelvis, and broken vertebrae.SEE ALSO: Police ask for help finding hit-and-r ... More >>
He may share his famous great-uncle's last name, but where legend Ernest Tubb was all adorably hokey honky-tonk, Lucky Tubb's style is situated closer to the outlaw snarl of Hank III. The two not only share a similar family lineage -- both carry on their family traditions just as well as they stray ... More >>
Last year, Minnesota was named the Most Hipster State. We would've assumed 'Sota's hipsterness is concentrated in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, but a new list put together by Travel Leisure suggests that's not the case.Either that or both lists should be taken with a grain of salt. Actually, that's ... More >>
Maybe you hadn't quite hit coffee-drinking age, or perhaps you were just very fond of artificial peach flavoring, but if you remember feeling impossibly fancy ordering a creamy French soda or lightly effervescent Italian soda at whatever coffee shop happened to be closest to your junior high, you ... More >>
As we approach the new year dreaming of what's to come and meditating on the days that have passed, let's celebrate with sumptuous feasts and perfect drinks, toasting to all of our blessings.Here are a few of the week's top stories.~Get the latest scoop on the local restaurant scene with our Mont ... More >>
Iconic coffee shop gets new digs
Turtle Bread's newest locationLongfellow neighborhood residents recline in the early summer sun sipping coffee, chewing pastries, lulled by the rhythmic scraping of potters across the street creating rustic works of art. The newest Turtle Bread outlet opened its doors this month in south Minneapo ... More >>
Minneapolis and Edina get new java-based joints
Kei TerauchiLove at first sipMy angel, my all, my Dogwood macchiato, You are the true one, my dearest. Unlike the monstrous and saccharine Starbucks concoction that dares to call itself "macchiato," you are true to your name. Yes, just a stain of steamed milk to enhance your creaminess a ... More >>
Muddy Waters iconic coffee cup will float down the street this spring.We always thought Muddy Waters could endure anything. The longtime 24th and Lyndale coffee shop has survived its customers through their punk phases, rave phases, and boho phases for more than 20 years. It even survived a B ... More >>
With school back in session, there's plenty of live music for the under-21 crowd
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