E. Katie Holm

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Saguaro Attempts a New Kind of Mexican Cuisine in Southwest Minneapolis

    Mexican food is the great culinary unifier. Fire-roasted meats, fresh salsas redolent with lime, toothsome ground corn, the familiar starchiness of beans, rice, and tortillas: These things taken together can be like a salve for the sometime austerity of life. And yet, Saguaro isn't that kind of Mex ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Where to Eat on Payne Avenue, St. Paul's New Dining Destination

    St. Paul's Payne Avenue is shaping up to be a restaurant strip worth a second, third, and even fourth look. Something of a latecomer to the gentrification game, the city's East Side has long been blighted by vacant and boarded homes, symbols of declining industry. But thanks to some forward-thinki ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Slurp That Spaghetti! Where to Celebrate National Pasta Day in the Twin Cities

    Sure, it's easy to boil some water, toss in some spaghetti, and open up a bottle of sauce at home... but there's something divine about the perfect plate of pasta while you're out on the town. The snap of al dente tendrils of bucatini, the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of ravioli, meaty and rich Bé ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    The Third Bird Nests in Loring Park With an Ambitious and Impressive Menu

    It feels like deja vu all over again at the Third Bird in Loring Park. For starters, it was almost exactly two years ago that we came to this same address to check out the then newly opened second outpost of Cafe Maude. But like Nick and Eddie before it, the restaurant, cocktail lounge, and sometim ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Try Vegan Marshmallows, Cheeses, and Meats at the Third Annual Twin Cities Veg Fest

    Whether you've chosen a meat-free diet for health or ethical reasons, you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy at the third annual Twin Cities Veg Fest at the Coffman Memorial Union on September 28. The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., will feature four speakers, three ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    30 best breakfasts in the Twin Cities

    Editor's Note: We have painstakingly researched breakfast across the Twin Cities one bite at a time for the past few months and have compiled our findings here for you. Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station. But when you ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    The 10 best milkshakes in the Twin Cities

    It's perfect milkshake weather: too hot for most of the heavier classic desserts (sorry chocolate lava cake), but not so hot that you just ask for a refill of water at the end of a meal. Shakes and their close relatives, malts, are best consumed with a classic diner burger or taken to-go for a quick ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    From ramen to pies, the best Twin Cities food trucks that don't exist yet

    How do you know you're deep in the throes of food truck season in the Twin Cities? Weekday lunch hours are spent trolling Nicollet Mall for the one truck you've yet to try. Farmers market shopping trips are easily sidetracked by paper boats full of bacon-wrapped tots. You've become an expert at scou ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    The 10 best breakfasts in St. Paul

    Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station, but when you get up early enough or make plans to meet friends, breakfast becomes an event. Instead of chancing your poached eggs on an amateur, wasting calories on anything less than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon June '14

    Got a tip on a restaurant opening, closing, or coming soon? Email us!NOW OPENAki's Bread Haus Bakery2506 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisBogart's Doughnut Company (City Pages First Look)36th St. W. & Bryant Ave. S., MinneapolisBrasserie Zentral (City Pages coverage)505 Marquette Ave. S., Minnea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Edina

    Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best plac ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Food truck guide 2014: The best new and returning mobile kitchens in the Twin Cities

    Our ever-evolving food truck scene has undergone yet another wave of transformation. Back in its infancy, the main challenges facing these vehicular restaurants were getting proper permits and finding available street parking. Then came the success stories, the kooky concepts, the carts, the on ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    5 best breakfast spots in St. Paul

    If you roll out of bed in the Saintly City, you'll find several spots to tickle your tastebuds first thing in the morning. From biscuits covered in milk gravy to crispy cured bacon, we've scoured St. Paul and rounded up the very best places to go for breakfast.See also:Top 10 meatballs in the Twin C ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2014

    How They Met 2014

    Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    Hangover banishment: Our picks for the best New Year's Day brunch

    The epic nature of your hangover can only be expressed in an obscure Ukrainian dialect. Mistakes were made. The only way to battle this unjust punishment dealt by our favorite frienemy is to get some breakfast in that belly, stat. We've rounded up the five best places to ease the pain of that brown ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Top 5 chicken and waffles in the Twin Cities

    Just a few weeks back, we published a list that named "haute" chicken and waffles as one of the 13 most overcooked food trends of 2013. To clarify (and to pre-emptively combat any cries of hypocrisy that this Top 5 might provoke), that food trends list was compiled by writers from our team as well a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    The Left Handed Cook to move into the Rabbit Hole

    Kim and Melgaard had hinted that their new restaurant, the Rabbit Hole, would soon serve lunch, though we didn't realize the Left Handed Cook would be coming over to serve it. Indeed, Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard have decided to close their first venture, the Left Handed Cook, by the e ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Thomas Kim of the Rabbit Hole talks design, brunch, and being "non-traditional"

    It's been a very busy few years for Thomas Kim. He's moved cities, become a new dad, and opened not one but two successful restaurants with partner Kat Melgaard -- the Left Handed Cook and just recently the Rabbit Hole, both in the Midtown Global Market. With two eateries so close to each ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Top 10 foods and drinks to indulge in this winter

    Oh, the weather outside. It's not yet frightful, but it's no longer completely delightful. But we hardy folk are not deterred by winter temps. We're smart enough to recognize that coziness is a limited-season indulgence too, one we prefer to partake in with fantastic food and boozy beverages. T ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Top 10 wildest game dishes in the Twin Cities

    Who got game? We do, apparently.It used to be that bison was about the wildest thing you'd find on a menu in the Twin Cities, but as leaner alternative proteins gain popularity, our local chefs have learned to perfectly prepare everything from pig to pigeon. So now that hunting season is underway, w ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    The Rabbit Hole, coming soon from the team behind The Left Handed Cook

    E. Katie HolmThomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are hard at work on their next projectThomas Kim speaks haltingly at first, taking sidelong glances at partner Kat Melgaard. She smiles, nods, and occasionally fills in the end of a sentence. The two are a little dazed -- the result of a whirlwind tour throug ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon June '13

    NOW OPEN Burch Steakhouse (City Pages review) Corner of Franklin & Hennepin, Minneapolis Black Walnut Bakery (City Pages preview) Pop-up and at Minneapolis Farmers Market Daily Diner Frogtown (City Pages review) 615 University Ave., St. Paul Hello Pizza (City Pages review) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Top 15 places to eat with kids in the Twin Cities

    For parents who love good food, finding a restaurant that they and their kids will enjoy is like finding gold. The criteria can be formidable: The atmosphere should be fairly casual and noise-tolerant, so kids and adults can relax; the menu should offer simple and familiar food for kids but sophis ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

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

    OPENCopper Pot Indian Grill10 S 5th St., MinneapolisDilla's Ethiopian1813 Riverside Ave. N., MinneapolisEl Burrito MercadoInside Midtown Global MarketFoxy Falafel (City Pages coverage) 791 Raymond Ave., St. PaulFika at the American Swedish Institute (City Pages review)2600 Park A ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

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

    OPENBirdhouse (City Pages review)2516 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisDevil's Advocate (City Pages review)89 S. 10th St., MinneapolisDilla's Ethiopian1813 Riverside Ave. N., MinneapolisEl Burrito MercadoInside Midtown Global MarketFoxy Falafel -- opens August 3791 Raymond Ave., St. ... More >>