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 >>
Yesterday, Gov. Mark Dayton held a joint Capitol news conference with DFL and MNGOP legislative leaders.SEE ALSO:-- Senate Majority Leader-elect Bakk responds dismissively to pro-marriage equality email -- MNGOP Rep.-elect Cindy Pugh is worried about "An illiterate, disengaged and lazy electorate" W ... 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
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 >>
Fro-yo fever in an ice cream town
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 >>
Keep your eyes on the road and yours hands on the wheel.She denies the allegations, but police and prosecutors have lined up a case against Amanda Elizabeth Manzanares that makes her out to be the poster child for what can happen when you trick yourself into thinking you can text and drive sa ... 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 >>
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.
Dusenberry has some high-powered legal help.Brett Favre claims he's never met Stephanie Dusenberry, the Eden Prairie massage therapist who claims the now-retired quarterback sent her lewd text messages in September. The Eden Prairie police say they have no record of a report that Dusenberry ... More >>
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 >>
The Scott County Historical Society's mission is to search, save, and share its history and cultural heritage. As a result, the society hosts many events, programs, and projects throughout the year including Kids Kraft, archival projects, and museum exhibits. But all of this needs funding, of ... 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 >>
Vikings tight end is ready for the Saints
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 >>
The new Blue Plate special? Italian fare.The Blue Plate restaurant group, long known for its neighborhood grills serving turkey burgers and beer-battered green beans--Highland Grill, Edina Grill, Longfellow Grill, etc.--has a new Italian concept in the works for the St. Paul space recently va ... 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 >>
That's the third highest amount spent by any member of the House of Representatives last year.
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?
Flamboyant restaurateur finally focuses on giving diners what they want
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.
An Eden Praire family man-slash-YouTube sensation is "Cooking for Dads."
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.
Readers respond to Best of the Twin Cities
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