Once upon a time, there was a funny little hidden place, a place that even the most fearless gastronauts didn't always know about. First, one had to drive to Columbia Heights -- a far-flung place in itself-- and then locate the odd little grocery in the strip mall there. Then, just when diners thou ... More >>
The Diocese of Winona released the names of 18 priests Monday, adding to a growing list of suspected pedophiles throughout the state and confirming what some attorneys and clergy already knew: For decades the Rev. Thomas Adamson moved from parish to parish in the shadow of sexual abuse. "It is a d ... More >>
Ever wonder what a bartender looks like out in the wild -- not behind a bar? Their eyes squint, unaccustomed to the bright mid-day sun, their tender skin exposed to the elements quickly turns rosy, and their biceps flex -- conditioned from shaking so many cocktails. What doesn't change from their no ... More >>
Two bills designed to reduce the amount of time mentally ill offenders spend in jail awaiting treatment passed a Senate committee last week, and will now head to the floor. One of the bills would mandate that the Department of Human Services transfer the offender out of jail within 48 hours of a j ... More >>
Earlier today, 23-year-old Alberto Palmer was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Brittany Clardy. Police say Clardy, an 18-year-old St. Paul woman, was working as a prostitute at the time of her murder. She was found dead in a vehicle that had been towed to a Columbia ... More >>
-- UPDATE AT BOTTOM: Original post published 1:47 p.m. -- Authorities have arrested Alberto Palmer, 23, in connection with the death of Brittany Clardy, the 18-year-old St. Paul woman who was found dead inside a car at a Columbia Heights impound lot last month.SEE ALSO: Corey Thomas gets 34 years fo ... More >>
In control of the House and Senate following November's election, DFLers promised heading into this legislative session to focus on jobs and the economy. But first, they're taking care of the really important stuff -- like banning smoking during theatrical productions.FROM JANUARY: DFL Rep. Tina Lie ... More >>
Chiles, chutneys, and chicken feet make for unique, delicious holiday treats
A dozen different dishes for under $10
New Northeast spot has a lot to make diners happy, including the prices
Royal Orchid, which formerly had a location in Roseville in addition to its spot in the skyway of downtown Minneapolis, has reopened on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights after being closed in Roseville for the past year and a half. This is a welcome development for the stretch of Central Avenue th ... More >>
Diverse menu items made from scratch
Yesterday, with a mostly party-line 40-23 vote, the Minnesota Senate approved the controversial Defense of Dwelling and Person Act, a bill that broadens the rights of property owners to use deadly force. Since the House passed a version of the bill last year, the legislation should soon reach the ... 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 >>
It's summer, and everyone is throwing their hats in the restaurant ring. Sure, some opt for the small step--a food truck or stand--while others go whole hog (love that phrase) and roll out something big and all-encompassing. This edition of Best of Hot Dish offers a healthy slice of "Now Open" fo ... More >>
Amu's Madras replaced by Indian Garden.Once again, the metro's ground zero for South Indian food has a new name on a not-so-different menu. A few years ago the space was Udupi, then Nala Pak, then, last fall the former Udupi crew, including the head chef, came back to reopen the space as Amu' ... More >>
Photo fromTria RestaurantSuburbanites need patios tooAs a follow-up to yesterday's post about the top 5 under-the-radar restaurant patios in the Twin Cities, we thought we'd show the suburbs a little love today. While places like Maynard's in Excelsior and Grumpy's Bar and Grill in Rosevill ... More >>
Gorkha Palace, Darbar India Grill, and more
If you cannot afford the trip to Moscow to see Les Flammes de Paris in person at the Bolshoi, do not fret. The Heights Theater is presenting the world-renowned two-part ballet in HD tonight on their popular silver screen for just $15--a far cry from the thousands you might spend trying to get you ... More >>
Matthew Eric Linngren's run from the law is over.Matthew Eric Linngren, a former church youth director convicted of distributing child porn, has been arrested in California. He was one of the notorious 10 included in our Minnesota's Most Wanted list. Although U.S. Marshals originally marvele ... More >>
Indian food is back in the former home of Nala Pak!The "open" sign is lit once more at 4920 Central Ave. in Columbia Heights, former home of the famed Indian eateries Nala Pak, and, before that, Udupi. This time, the new joint, Amu's Madras Cafe, has an antithetical neighbor: Sonic. The buil ... More >>
The Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights is, without a doubt, one of the most glamorous movie theaters in Minnesota. And though they regularly show first-run movies at this antique single-screen theater, it's often more exciting to catch one of their second-run films.
Twenty-four-year-old Tirso Cruz Gomez of Columbia Heights came after the Grumpy's bouncer with a knife early Sunday morning. Now the question is, did the bouncer act with reasonable force when he shot Gomez dead?
Updated: Minneapolis police told the Star Tribune late Monday that a bouncer at Grumpy's Bar and Grill shot Tirso Cruz Gomez dead early Sunday morning after Gomez came at the bouncer with a knife. The Hennepin County Medical examiner identified 24-year-old Gomez as the man police found dead ... More >>
This week's bonus A-Lists include free dance performances in a rose garden, local fashion in the Grainbelt Brewery, and the return of the early '90s.
This week is another big one, and the overflow is glorious. In this week's A-List Extra we have awesome MN Fashion parties, a mansion party sure to trip you out, and more.
Photo: minnemomIn 1920, streetcar ridership in the Twin Cities was 238 million. Today, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum's Como‑Harriet Streetcar Line and Excelsior Streetcar Line are all that remain of the once mighty system. And Friday, the Minneapolis City Council may have made another mode ... More >>
The owner of Ganache Truffles explains what the hell he's thinking by bringing thyme-flavored truffles to Sunday's Taste of Chocolate event.
Sonic is putting down firm Minnesota roots.
The spot aims to take Indian food upscale, but communication gaps can detract from the tasty cuisine
Minnesota's smoking ban is putting local hookah bars out of business
Dear Dara takes on the salty, savory, occasionally even burning issue of olive bars in our time
Two new restaurants reinvigorate what was a seriously depressing local Indian food scene
The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look
Perennial pleasers Udupi and Tanpopo are even better following their rebirths
Nestled in the middle of the Twin Cities, the tiny trailer-park city of Hilltop (pop. 766) has been getting shoved around since the day it was born
The Rolling River music and movies festival goes through a divorce
The Heights Theater's love of cinema's abandoned technologies is larger than life--as is their upcoming 70mm film series
The season's first snowfall brings out the high culture in all of us
The ambitious Heights Theatre stretches to bring upscale cinema to an audience outside of Uptown
Was it Leland Stauch's buildings that Columbia Heights officials were after--or his tenants?