Dave Anderson

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Famous Dave's CEO John Gilbert resigns after 18 months

    Famous Dave's, the Minnetonka-based BBQ franchise, announced yesterday that CEO John Gilbert has resigned after 18 months with the company. Ed Rensi, the former president of McDonalds, has been chosen as Famous Dave's interim Chief Executive Officer in Gilbert's place. Rensi served as the presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Today is Famous Dave Anderson BBQ Party Day!

    "May you always be surrounded by good friends and great barbecue," says Dave Anderson over the phone in lieu of a goodbye. But he's earned the right to those coined phrases: Dave Anderson, a.k.a. Famous Dave of Famous Dave's BBQ, has an abundance of two very important things: ribs and enthusiasm. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Famous Dave's offers free eats to all Daves!

    There's still time to get your name changed to Dave!​Famous Dave's third "Dave's Day" takes place this year on Sunday, August 14, when all customers showing a valid ID with the first name of Dave, David or Davy receive a free entrĂ©e (maximum value of $15) at participating locations nationwide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Famous Dave's vs. JJ's: A David and Goliath BBQ comparison

    Does this man make the best ribs in MN?​There's great historical resonance to the story of David and Goliath. We love to root for the underdog, the little guy, especially us Vikings fans (at least we've had years of experience doing it). So when the idea came to compare the biggest BBQ joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2005

    Local do-gooders make good

    Minor 7 Studios and Pop for Charity are preparing to release Friends with Benefits, a 16-track collection of unreleased songs by Twin Cities bands. The proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The acts are mostly indie-pop and folk-tinged and include the Owls, Mike Gunther, Heavy Sleeper, ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2004
  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

  • Restaurants

    December 6, 1995