In just a few short hours, everyone and their mom will be sporting their finest Old Navy American flag t-shirt and taking pictures of fireworks that they will never look at again. Independence Day has arrived.While everyone has his or her own way of celebrating the Fourth of July, the one thing that ... More >>
Prairie Dogs is best known for one-night-only stints at places like First Course Bistro, where they transform a restaurant into their very own sausage sanctuary for a day. This time, they're extending their stay. Starting June 16, pop-up pros Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz from Prairie Dogs will ho ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. As the year reaches its halfway point, Local Frames takes a look back at the most fantastic, innovative videos that have come our way in 2013. Since Gimme Noise started up t ... More >>
In the old Masonic Building at Sixth and Hennepin, now part of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, a new restaurant serving sophisticated American bar food and takeaway deli sandwiches (from their M To-Go area) quietly opened earlier this month. They're doing everything from morning ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Billing itself as the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, St. Paul's Grand Old Day is once again set to put plenty of smiles on the faces of Twin Cities music fans this summer, as 16 local bands will perform on six separate stages on Sunday, June 3 from noon until 5 p.m. This year also feat ... More >>
Eric Dahl is literally eating for his education.The 21-year-old Delano native is currently in his senior year at the University of Wisconsin, where he's studying to earn a degree in computer science. Like many other students, Dahl works during the week to help fund his school costs. But the way he d ... More >>
Is this the Manliest Restaurant in America?In between advising readers on how to "Loose Your Gut" and get "Amazing Abs!", Men's Health magazine has taken on a new quest: To find the country's "Manliest Restaurant." To do so, they've nominated several standouts and put them up for a vote, inc ... More >>
Get out of my way, I'm hungry!Grandma's Marathon is this weekend, drawing thousands of participants from around the globe. From Two Harbors to Canal Park, all the usual restaurants and bars will be packed with throngs of tourists. While we love the Pickwick and Fitger's Brewhouse as much as ... More >>
Emily UtneIt's finally food truck season!Early this week, we're told, Smack Shack should be rolling its big white truck into its downtown Minneapolis parking spot at First Avenue and Fourth Street North to kick off its outdoor season. (Don't worry, Northeasters, it'll still be at the 1029 Bar ... More >>
Mo PerryEating locally sourced food never tasted so indulgentEating locally sourced food has been all the rage for quite some time now, but maybe you've eschewed the whole idea, thinking it meant stuffy, sparse plates of morally superior greens sprinkled with a few smug flax seeds. Allow me ... More >>
A perfect 10 in taste and looks...The Zuppa Englese torte at Patisserie Margo has a gorgeous multilayered construction that amazes the eyes and seems more precise and perfect than the original Italian treat. When translated, it means English soup, which one theory says came about when Italian che ... More >>
Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone potIt may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>
Joy SummersHold the ketchup, pass the Bearnaise Everything tastes better in French. Admit it. Would you rather eat mayo or aioli? A loaf of bread or a baguette? Velveeta or a little fromage? French fries or pommes frites? I rest my case. For French cuisine in the Twin Cities, it's hard to ... More >>
The elegance of eggsDoug Flicker has a reputation as one of the best, if not the best, chefs in town. Those who know food, like other chefs and serious food followers, watch his every move. He's earned that respect by cooking his food his way, even if it might not appear to be what's popular with ... More >>
Even those who have lived in New Orleans for decades, where fried chicken is an art form, might find themselves losing years of their lives trying to prepare the dish at home, always feeling some sort of disappointment at the results. It's not always easy to pinpoint what is wrong. Was the batter ... More >>
Take that, White Castle!To think that we once satisfied our late-night snacking urges with the mushy blandness of the White Castle slyder, a meal that's perfectly content to be seasoned with nothing more than steamed onions. Sure, there's comfort to be found in the squishy buns and flat mea ... More >>
Kei TerauchiFollow the finger for yummy tailsThe morning commute is a struggle. With my hair still damp and stomach empty, I head out to catch the bus at Uptown Transit Station. As I sleepily walk down on Hennepin, a sweet and inviting aroma takes hold of all my senses. I look up and see a ... More >>
Mo PerryFiery goodness to make your tongue tingleThere is something other-worldly about Szechuan Spice's chicken with double chili pepper--a haunting quality that hovers on the periphery of your memory and manifests in periodic, sudden, urgent cravings. Maybe it's the chicken, lightly crisp ... More >>
Sara RiceSunny Side Up Cafe knows the way to Santa Fe... French toast, anywayAfter a night out in Uptown, it's important to have your recovery plan in place before hitting the sack for the night so you know where to stumble to when the sun rouses you. There's no shortage of breakfast joints ... More >>
Colorful and tasty tooGood smells waft down Harmon Place when you open the doors to Dancing Ganesha and grab a seat at the bar, it only gets better. Pass by the elephant and settle in to watch the dual TV's -- one showing a Bollywood musical and the other reprising a cricket match with the West I ... More >>
(This guy escaped from Coney Island) This week we have gallery show homage to Coney Island, a benefit for MN Fashion, and free music at the Triple Rock.
A peek inside Envision: Artopia Spring 2010
We know the whole world is jealous of our shopping-eating-everything behemoth Mall of America, but do we really need another one out there?
Our regional qualifying round takes place next week to determine which iron-gutted Midwesterner will compete at Coney Island on July 4th.
Head to Stabby's for a taste of Flint, Michigan's take on a coney.
Looks like Starbury might become a Celtic after all.
A week of pummeling pop with The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene, and Walker Kong
In South Minneapolis, a last remnant of Dr. Martin Couney's freak show preemies
Oddjobs gamble on a new sound, a new city, and a new tour with DJ Shadow
Wales's Gorky's Zygotic Mynci are one with all things vast
Director Darren Aronofsky tries for the kingdom in Requiem for a Dream
Emily Carter's flirtation with drugs led her from Park Avenue to a bad marriage with the festering streets of New York's Alphabet City. Now, in a collection of stories, Carter recalls the ABCs of addiction--and spells out the terms of a new life in Minnea
Stuck in a dead-end government job? Revolving Door Career Counseling Services® can help you cash in!
Face/Off: Denzel Washington and Ray Allen in Spike Lee's He Got Game
Going Down Slowly: Kathleen Chalfant and Joanna Merlin in Yvonne Rainer's MURDER and murder.