Columbia Heights

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 53, Filfillah's shawarma

    When in search of some scrumptious Middle Eastern grub, it really seems to be word of mouth we rely on. Filfillah Market and Restaurant in Columbia Heights is no different. Their shawarma is some of the best you'll find in town -- if you're one of the lucky ones in the know. See also: Foxy Falafel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon November '12

    OPENBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. & Hwy. 110, MendotaButter Bakery in new location3700 Nicollet Ave. S., MinneapolisCafe Maude at Lorin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Joseph Kadlec swerved car at passing motorcyclists, shot one in face outside PD

    God forbid you encounter 71-year-old Cambridge resident Joseph Kadlec when he's behind the wheel, but if you do, don't try and pass him.SEE ALSO: In span of hour, two elderly Stillwater drivers accidentally hit gas pedal, cause separate wrecksKadlec has been involved in six road rage incidents since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Eric King attempts to steal 19-inch TV by stuffing it in his pants; almost gets away

    ​Some people think baggy pants look cool, others prefer them because they're more comfortable than tighter-fitting alternatives.But Columbia Heights resident Eric Lee King apparently likes baggy because he can stuff things inside his pants then walk out of stores without paying for them. You know, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Holly Boyd, convicted Chihuahua killer, has died

    Holly Boyd was found in her apartment bathroom.​When news broke that Holly Boyd had killed her tiny Chihuahua puppy in a fit of anger, it sparked outrage from dog lovers across the globe. When she was sentenced to 45 days in jail, animal advocates cried foul yet again. No matter how bad she may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

    The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.​When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2010

    Minnesota's Most Wanted Criminals

    Have you seen these fugitives?

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    February 17, 2010

    Joe Gustafson lives above the law in north Minneapolis

    Former Hell's Angel is about to get taken down

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Local Music Yearbook '06

    Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.

  • Movies

    June 7, 2006
  • Movies

    February 15, 2006

    Revival Meeting

    Can rep cinema's old-time religion be resurrected in the soulless Netflix age?

  • Movies

    June 8, 2005
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2005

    The wheels on the bus go round and round

    Overheard on the #11 bus from downtown Minneapolis to the northern suburbs. One speaker is a poised, heavyset woman in a short, short, short miniskirt and a tight black sweater. She has a mane of well-groomed curls lacquered under a headband. The bus driver is a middle-aged man, a standard-issue tro ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2004
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    November 10, 2004

    Bambi Must Die

    The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer

  • Arts

    November 3, 2004

    You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman

    In 'Venus of Mars,' all the men are women, all the women are strong, and All The Pretty Horses are somewhere in between

  • Arts

    September 18, 2002

    Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

    Audiences chew on a film-fest twofer: Central Standard's indie films and Sound Unseen's musical movies

  • News

    April 17, 2002

    One Night in Bangkok

    A Hmong supper club in St. Paul attracts young hipsters, caters to old-school immigrants, and pisses off the neighbors

  • News

    March 14, 2001

    Take 5

    It's better than HBO! Riding the mean streets of Minneapolis on Metro Transit's busiest bus route.

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    The People v. Minneapolis

    A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen

  • Arts

    August 18, 1999

    Woman Walks Into a Bar...

    Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license

  • News

    August 4, 1999
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    May 19, 1999

    The Ring Cycle

    Can Twin Cities boxing fight its way back into the fistic spotlight?

  • News

    September 9, 1998

    Rack 'em up

    All Jimmy "The Kid" Wetch wants is to play in peace---the rack, the cue, and the cool green felt. But there are so many distractions.

  • News

    April 16, 1997

    The End of Rita

    Margarita Tolchinskaya left behind a budding professional career and a ravaged homeland when she emigrated from the former Soviet Union to join her brother in St. Paul. Three years later, she wound up dead in the back room of the family laundry where she

  • News

    October 30, 1996

    The Shape of Things to Come

    Races to watch in the metro area.