Minneapolis's claim to guinea pig fame can be traced back to August 11, 2013, when 81 people wound up in the hospital with suspected salmonella poisoning after eating guinea pig, among other things, at the Ecuadorian Independence Festival. The market owner was given a $1,000 fine for serving tainted ... More >>
The group finally release third album Machista
A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their "work"
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
Empanadas are a great idea for a food truck. Little fried-dough flavor pockets are easy to eat on the go, and the filling options are endless. MidNord food truck is the first mobile food vendor to specialize in these little treats, but that's only part of the story. These empanadas come to Minnesota ... More >>
Janell MarieIt's all change these days for Holly Newsom and the band she calls Zoo Animal. A few months ago, her longtime bandmates, bassist Tim Abramson and drummer Thom Burton, both left the group. The tireless songwriter has responded with an excellent new EP, Departure, a record she claims sh ... More >>
He offered empty promises but had secrets of his own
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Selva Surreal is band's sophomore offering
Local Don Juans use Mystery Method
Courtesy of TheBeezKneezDelivery.comKristy Allen, worker beeIf you happen to see a giant bee riding a bicycle through Minneapolis, it may not necessarily be a hypothermia-induced hallucination. It could just be the owner of the Beez Kneez making her weekly deliveries of honey to her customers ... More >>
Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
Roasted to carbon negative perfectionTiny Footprint Coffee's tag line is "Small steps to big climate change," and the new company is doing quite well purveying what they call carbon-negative beans. Recently landing impressive coffee service contracts with Gustavus Adolphus College and Medtronic, ... More >>
Michelle Bruch Much of the bakery at Seven Stars Coffee House comes from family recipes. The stay-at-home moms that opened Edina's newest coffeehouse don't live far from the shop at Amundson Avenue in Edina. That's a good thing, because they're making bagels from scratch every morning. "I ... More >>
We live on a diverse planet.kate sommerstres leches cake Rather than belatedly eat Mexican food on May 6, my new friend Kate Sommers and I decided to try the Ecuadorian restaurant on 29th and Central for a little post Cinco de Mayo lunch. We thought we were in for normal Ecuadorian cuisine, ... More >>
Two eateries among few serving South American cuisine
Richfield Police Chief Barry Fritz was among those who were on hand for the Washington press conference.
Man is something magical to write home about
Lake Street's Los Andes Makes the High-Altitude Cuisine of Ecuador and Colombia Accessible, Affordable, and Awfully Good
Immigrant dreams, dirty dancing, and the revolution: Meet the new Latin hip hop of Maria Isa and Danny y Elliot
As the Latino population soars, Alberto Monserrate builds a media empire
A trifecta of impending restaurant openings, and one departure
You swore you'd never watch a hemophiliac raise the spirit of a dead cat again. And then the Fringe Festival returned.
Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
A new INS policy might make all the difference in the world for a child with a birth defect
Another turf battle in another city park
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.