Tobie Nidetz has finally confirmed it: Prairie Dogs has a new Lyn-Lake home in the former Gray House space at 610 W. Lake St. "We're working out the final lease stuff over the next couple of weeks, and we're looking at a mid-December opening," the specialty hot dog purveyor says. See also: Prair ... More >>
If at first you don't succeed, drop back, wait a few months, and then throw up another Kickstarter campaign. That's what the folks at Prairie Dogs have done in an attempt to get their high-end, handcrafted hot dog and sausage location off the ground. Last fall, the Prairie Dogs folks had initially ... 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 >>
Prairie Dogs, the pop-up hot dog joint aptly named for the wee pop-up animal, is now looking for a permanent home. The craft-made sausages and gourmet hot dogs from chefs Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz will soon be regularly available, as the pair have taken to Kickstarter to drum up some capital fo ... More >>
From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback
Attention West Metro eaters, the gourmet sausage guys from Prairie Dogs are planning to pop up in your neck of the woods. Tobie Nidetz and Craig Johnson have announced their next one-night-only location.See also:Prairie Dogs pop up at First Course [MENU]Duck fat fried hot dogs and foie gras at Prair ... More >>
It's going to be a real sausage fest this weekend as Prairie Dogs, a gourmet hot dog pop-up restaurant, plans its third appearance.This time they'll be taking over Birch's Restaurant (not to be confused with Burch Restaurant) on Wayzata Blvd. in Long Lake, MN during this Sunday's Vikings game.See Al ... More >>
It was total tubesteak takeover last night at First Course in south Minneapolis. Prairie Dogs, a pop-up restaurant/experiment from consultant Tobie Nidetz and chef Craig Johnson, offered up a full menu of lavishly topped Vienna beef hot dogs and a few of their own handcrafted sausages.The two are us ... More >>
One man has helped open dozens of successful area restaurants, including Rye Deli. The other flourished with small plates at a wine bar after learning the art of fine dining at D'Amico restaurants. What do you get when you bring these two minds together? You get a Prairie Dogs pop-up, of course.See ... More >>
Walking Shadow Theater Company's latest show visits a buttoned-up Victorian England
The late-afternoon light was spilling through the wall of windows at the new location of Spill the Wine. An early happy hour crowd had already begun to collect inside the new restaurant space at the corner of Bryant Avenue and West Lake Street. Wine glasses were softly clinking as plates were delive ... More >>
A battle of the sexes
Priest and nun square off over molestation accusation
at the Torch Theater
After the birth of her son, Stacia Rice decided to take some time away from the stage. She returns for the first time in more than a year this week in Dangerous Liaisons with her own Torch Theater at the Minneapolis Theater Garage. And while having a child hasn't changed her process, it has affec ... More >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
Girl Friday Productions
With festival season ramping up in the Twin Cities, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake has announced that they'll be entering the outdoor concert market this season with a newly constructed, 8,357-capacity amphitheater that will open with a free show on July 4.
Play takes a hard look at wasted lives
Petronella YtsmaNo shit, Sherlock: Craig Johnson as Oscar Wilde and Steve Hendrickson as Sherlock Holmes chew the fatFriday night was the opener for Sherlock Homes and the Case of the Jersey Lily at Park Square, and it was impressively close to a full house for an early-summer night out. The show ... More >>
Kris Nelson playes troubled Raskol character at MN Opera Center
A new production of 'Richard III' paints an intimate portrait of Shakespeare's famous villain
A new production revisits 'Our Town' and finds seriousness amid the sentimentality
Shakespearean meanie gets the stripped-down treatment at the Loading Dock
Joking Apart nails Ayckbourn's 'Norman Conquests'
The Governor's all for cleaning up Minnesota's lakes and rivers, provided it can be done for free
Lying politicians, pompous villains, and the wrath of a single mom
Amid all the carnival barking of the fringe, we tell you which tent shows deserve your ten bucks
Park Square players: Executive director Stephen Lockwood and artistic director Richard Cook.
Imagine All the People: David Mann speaks the wisdom of John Lennon in Glass Onion.
A selective roundup of this year's Fringe Fest high- and low-lights