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Don Saunders

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    The 2014 Iron Fork Results Are In!

    Just like it goes on TV, when the secret ingredient was revealed at last night's 9th annual Iron Fork competition, all six chefs and their attending sous chefs stormed the table to arm themselves with their edible weapons of choice. See also: Chef Pat Weber Talks Top Chef, Spam, and Not Doing "So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Chef Drew Ledo on His Iron Fork Grudge Match and Anthony Bourdain's Life Advice

    Each week, we'll interview one of the chefs participating in our 2014 Iron Fork competition. On November 6, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient. Tickets are on sale now. In the small, often overloo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Erick Harcey of Victory 44 Shares His Ruthless Tactic for Iron Fork 2014

    Each week, we'll interview one of the chefs participating in our 2014 Iron Fork competition. On November 6, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient. Tickets are on sale now. Easily one of the most nota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Don Saunders on Climbing the Ranks, Opening the Kenwood, and Training for Iron Fork

    Each week, we'll interview one of the chefs participating in our 2014 Iron Fork competition. On November 6, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient. Tickets are on sale now. If you're a lifelong resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Red Wagon Pizza finds new home in the former In Season location in south Minneapolis

    It's practically a truism that you can never have too much pizza, (seriously, you can never have too much pizza) and with that, comes the announcement that Minneapolis's favorite mobile pizzeria has finally found a brick and mortar location to call home. Last week, Red Wagon patriarch, "Pizza" Pete ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 12, 2014

    Best Twin Cities Valentine's Day desserts

    Sweet treats for your sweetheart

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Pearl will not take over chef Don Saunders's In Season location

    Chef Don Saunders of The Kenwood just announced that his new concept restaurant slated to take over the old In Season location will no longer be moving forward. See also: In Season closing for the summer, will resurface this fall

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Twin Cities chefs dish on the foie gras controversy

    Foie gras... It's the ultimate symbol of silken, rich, culinary decadence, but beyond that, it has moved into the forefront of Twin Cities culinary conversation. A heated debate has sprouted around what many claim to the be the apex of luxury ingredients. When it comes to fancy, high-end, expensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Farm in the City celebrates farm to fork cuisine for the third year

    It's that time of year again, friends. Farm in the City tickets are now on sale, and we recommend getting yours now while the getting's still good. Farm in the City is an annual event -- now in its third year -- that celebrates our unending love of local food culture while raising money for the Yout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Signature Dish; The Kenwood's Chef Don Saunders

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    In Season closing for the summer, will resurface this fall

    Culturally and historically, we think of spring as the time for rebirth, renewal, and re-emergence, but apparently in the Twin Cities restaurant world there's a burgeoning movement to make fall the season for cleaning out the cobwebs and debuting new concepts.  See also: Best Restaurant for Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Chef's Day Off: Where Lisa Hanson of Mona likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Sameh Wadi named Gather's first Chef-in-Residence for 2013

    Gather by D'Amico at the Walker Art Center will once again run its popular Chef-in-Residence series, in which the restaurant invites a local chef to create two new dishes on Gather's menu on Thursdays throughout the month that chef is hosting. Gather just announced its late winter/early spring lineu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Chef's Day Off: Where Jim Kyndberg of FireLake Grill likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: November 26-30, 2012

    It's been another special week at the Hot Dish during this holiday season. We've got all the latest food and drink news, right here. Check out a few of the week's top stories.  ~Because French fries are made for lovin', these are our picks for the Cities' top 10, as well as a gra ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 10, 2012

    The Kenwood merges cafe and destination dining

    Chef Don Saunders brings a culinary Midas touch to his newest venture

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    The Kenwood: A first look

    Two construction workers were standing outside contemplating the menu. "I... I just want a sandwich," said one. They were looking for the little cafe that once graced this space."Looks kinda fancy," replied his friend. Eventually they chose to give it a shot. I'm guessing they were glad they did. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Maruso Street Food & Bar brings international flavors to downtown Minneapolis

    Maruso executive chef Andrew Garrison's pedigree includes Fugaise and Cirque du Soleil Those of you who frequent downtown Minneapolis may have noticed something new nestled between Bar Fly nightclub and Lure Showclub near Eighth and Hennepin. Maruso Street Food & Bar is the newest addition to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Minnesota Monthly names Rachel Hutton as new food critic

    After Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl defected for its direct competitor Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monthly put out a national call for food writers and critics to submit their work. They needn't have looked further than their own pages, where Rachel Hutton recently wrote a fascinating  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Don Saunders taking the helm at Kenwood Cafe

    ​If you're still depressed about Northeast losing its French accent when Fugaise closed, and if you haven't yet had the opportunity to get to In Season in Armatage, then you've been sorely lacking your recommended dose of chef Don Saunders and his exquisite, seasonally focused cuisine. So it's par ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 23, 2011

    In Season takes over Armatage Room on Penn

    Chef Don Saunders makes his comeback

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Restaurant closings of 2010--some we'll miss, others we won't

    May these restaurants Roast In Peace.​This past year saw the closure of many restaurants we'll miss--and others we won't. We've compiled both lists here: Most Regrettable Restaurant Closings of 2010 • Pak Zam Zam We'll miss the chapli kabab, chicken biryani, and the best dal in town. • Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 3

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​In the final part of our interview with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant, he shares the recipe for his favorite dish from the restaurant's opening menu. He also reveals his idea for a cooking show. "Believe me," Saund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 2

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​Today we continue our talk with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant in south Minneapolis. (Here's part 1 of the interview.) Saunders, who first entered the Twin Cities restaurant scene as a server, tells us about a clums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 1

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​ Two years after closing Fugaise, chef Don Saunders is running his own restaurant again. Saunders' week-old restaurant, In Season, is located across the street from Cafe Maude in south Minneapolis. The philosophy behind the food is in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    In Season from Don Saunders coming soon

    Alma GuzmanNo longer on the menu...​This pan-roasted duck breast is no longer on the menu at 5416 Penn Ave. S., as the former Cafe Maude annex, the Armatage Room, transforms to a new restaurant. The project, called In Season, marks the return of chef Don Saunders, who several years ago cooked ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Fugaise closing March 14

    East Hennepin will lose its fine-dining gem in a few weeks.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008
  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Foodie Fight

    Travel Channel food star and local restaurant critic Andrew Zimmern throws down with a celebrated chef and two famous restaurant critics

  • Restaurants

    November 30, 2005

    Ambition Accomplished

    Fugaise has sky-high ambitions and the kitchen skills to match

  • Restaurants

    July 20, 2005

    Talk Of The Town

    A trifecta of impending restaurant openings, and one departure

  • Restaurants

    October 13, 2004

    Really Fine Dining

    St. Paul's newest fine dining restaurant, a rebours, blends the art of bakery on Grand with a finesse all its own

  • Restaurants

    March 26, 2003
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