For local beer lovers, this weekend is flush with tastings, openings, live music, and more. Starting Friday, ENKI Brewing will host a tap takeover at JJ's Coffee in Eden Prairie. In St. Paul, the Minnesota Museum of American Art is hosting a screening of the beer documentary The Love of Beer and gl ... More >>
Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, has announced she'll lead this year's legislative effort to let you buy booze and bring it home on Sundays.Sunday sales is more popular than any Minnesota elected official, but for whatever reason, the effort to legalize liquor stores on the Lord's day has failed y ... More >>
F&H Acquisition Corp. has hit hard times. The Wichita-based company that owns 35 Champps Americana restaurants including several in Minnesota, has fallen into considerable debt and recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reports the Wichita Business Journal.F&H acquired Champps in 200 ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: KARE reports that Henderson was also arrested for possessing a controlled substance: #Vikings LB Erin Henderson was arrested for DWI and possession of a controlled substance according to EP Police.-- KARE 11 (@kare11) November 27, 2013 At 5:54 a.m. on November 19, Vikings linebacker ... More >>
There's a great scene from the third season of Mad Men in which Don Draper meets with the developers of Madison Square Garden, who are in desperate need of a public makeover. Plans to raze Penn Station and replace it with an arena have been met with hostility. The ad man gives his advice: "If you ... More >>
With locations in Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maplewood, Plymouth, and Gull Lake, Jake's City Grille knows what its customers love. But how do they transfer their casual neighborhood hangout vibe to the downtown city sidewalks? We stopped by the new food truck Jake's Street Grille for a little downtown Min ... More >>
From ales and porters to stouts and lagers, we're crazy about craft beer. And this week, we're especially excited because it's American Craft Beer Week. To celebrate this week-long festival of tasty libations in our neck of the woods, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild are presenting 10,000 Minutes o ... More >>
The repercussions from the Michael Brodkorb-Amy Koch sex scandal will felt in the bank accounts of MNGOP Senate staffers this legislative session.SEE ALSO: Last year, MNGOP Senate staffers couldn't even eat lunch without getting in troubleYesterday, the DFL-controlled Senate approved new pay rates t ... More >>
There are usually two kinds of breathalyzers. One: questionably accurate pocket models that drunk people pass around as a party trick, and use to laugh about how drunk they are. Two: the calibrated ones police use in field sobriety tests -- likely accompanied by pleas about being fine to drive -- th ... More >>
It's November, which means the great food fest of Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It's time to get those knives sharpened and plan those shopping lists. Here is a collection of classes for novices, experienced cooks looking for a twist on tradition, parents wanting to get the kids involved, and ev ... More >>
If you spent the weekend snacking on brains zombie-style, it might be nice to mix up the menu a bit and explore something a little less ... raw. Fortunately this Week in Food is packed with options, including City Pages' own Iron Fork competition.
Wine and coffee bistro keeps it plain and simple
The pilot of the vintage MiG-21 is reportedly okay after his plane's crash landing into Flying Cloud Airport around 10 a.m. Thursday. Eden Prairie spokeswoman Katie Beal said the pilot, who hasn't been identified, came into the landing too fast because the parachute used to land collapsed. The plane ... More >>
Like Jamie Oliver, the Anoka-Hennepin county school district, and any character in The Real Ghostbusters, we've been following the trail of slime, specifically "pink slime," or ammonia-exposed beef filler that federal authorities still attest meets food safety standards, which has been making its ... More >>
Her photo was the honeypot local law enforcement couldn't resist
Supervalu announced plans today to cut 800 employee positions across the country, including 200 in Minnesota. The company, based in Eden Prairie, has been struggling for the past couple of years: In 2010 and 2011, the company cut 650 employee positions either through layoffs or by leaving open p ... More >>
NOW OPENColossal Cafe(2315 Como Ave, St. Paul)Rosa Mexicano (City Pages Review)(609 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)Little Szechuan (City Pages Review)(5377 West 16th St., St. Louis Park)West Bank Diner(324 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis)Five Guys Burgers and Fries(8360 3rd St N., Oakdale)Eat Street Pi ... More >>
Adrian Peterson: football player, noodle enthusiast, criminal.Adrian Peterson has once again found himself on the wrong side of the law. But as far as crimes committed by professional athletes go, Peterson will probably escape this one with his reputation in tact. Eden Prairie police busted th ... More >>
Fro-yo fever in an ice cream town
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Testing out the new Freestyle soda machine at Davanni's.Although Coca-Cola launched its new Freestyle soda machines in Atlanta and Southern California in 2009, it took two years for the sleek, customizable drink dispensers to arrive in the Twin Cities. A computer touch-screen on the Freesty ... More >>
Eden Prairie GOP Sen. David Hann is on a tear because Archbishop John Nienstedt is following Catholic social teaching and sticking up for poor people. In a vitriolic letter, he's accusing Nienstedt of endorsing "the socialist fiction that it is a moral necessity to take the property of the ' ... More >>
Do it for the kids. What do we do until fresh produce season? Drink and eat chocolate, of course. Find out how this Week in Food. Tuesday 3/8 As if you need a reason to down some pizza on a Tuesday night: Parkway Pizza, locally owned in Longfellow, donates 5 percent of its Tuesday profits to ... More >>
We'll be seeing a lot of this today.A foot of snow has fallen on Minneapolis since Sunday morning, and after putting it off overnight, the city declared a snow emergency this morning. That makes eight for the winter -- a record.Mayor R.T. Rybak said Minneapolis was waiting to see how much more sn ... More >>
Alma GuzmanAt Prairie Ale House, you can eat balls and watch football!So we here at the Hot Dish hear that there's a big football game going on this weekend, right? Viewing sports outside the home can be fun, but foodies can get stressed about suffering through the typical sports bar sustenan ... More >>
Preparing dishes for a VIP Reception at Herb Box in Lifetime FitnessEarlier this winter, the Herb Box replaced Zahtar by (David) Fhima at Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie. The Hot Dish takes a glimpse inside the new restaurant, which offers its fare to club members and the public alike.
Election Integrity Watch got its wires crossed.It was a relatively peaceful day of poll-watching by a conservative group that appointed itself Election Day big brother...aside from a few hilarious blips. All that the volunteers of Election Integrity Watch wanted was to make sure that voting sta ... More >>
Punch PizzaJohn Puckett recoiled when I referred to him as the most prolific restaurateur in the Twin Cities, "Let's hope not." But the founder of Caribou coffee and partner in Punch Pizza can claim a hand in opening over 400 stores, easily eclipsing Famous Dave and his BBQ joints at 175. The ... More >>
The Strip Club crew takes over Subo.Coinciding with Subo's recent closure comes the announcement that its space will become a new restaurant called The Inn, run by Tim Niver and Aaron Johnson, owners of The Strip Club in St. Paul and founders of the revived Town Talk Diner. The pair are partn ... More >>
Aaron Johnson, right, of the Strip Club is launching a new suburban pub! On the heels of great gastropup fare coming to the suburbs in the form of Robbinsdale's new Travail Kitchen & Amusements, Eden Prairie will be graced with a similarly casually ambitious venture from Aaron Johnson, a part ... More >>
If you're paying full price, you're paying too much.Paying too much? In tough economic times, one of the first budgetary cuts is often eating out. But with so many restaurants embracing social media and finding new ways to get customers, there's never been a better time to eat out. Here are 10 ... More >>
Photo by Tambako the JaguarFive guys slapped around some horses, but not the cops riding themLooking at their story, Anthony Gonzales, Kyle Soderberg, Matthew J. Semler, Randy D. Schock and Justin M. Mobley appear to have only one thing in common: A weird desire to slap around police horses. ... More >>
Coming to the southwest suburbsPlans for a third light rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie have won approval from the Met Council. The 14-mile, $1.25 billion Southwest Corridor route will run through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park and link up downtown with the ... More >>
If you can get your residents to drink more booze, why not do it? It will help fix up all the roads they drive drunk on.
Edible Twin Cities makes us want ice cream now. Want! Now!
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it
Ann Reed is also slated to play the benefit concert Sunday night for Katherine Ann Olson.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
We've got Mike Tyson-style human chomping, men soliciting underage girls online, fish and weed smugglers, and a whole lot of sex addictions. It's all right across the border in the cheese state.
How do chefs think, and why do they do what they do? A challenge involving the humblest produce reveals all.
Minnesota Music CD Review
Faith, salvation, and End Times in suburbia: Inside Grace Church.