Eden Prairie

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Jourdan Myers: Life's not a pop song

    Earlier this year, Minneapolis singer Jourdan Myers was fed up with the Midwest's harshest winter in decades. She picked up copies of new album, Ruin Me With Love, and headed east for North Carolina. Fast forward to the end of summer, and Jourdan is back in the Cities to officially release Ruin Me W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Urban Growler opens, Canterbury Park Beer Festival, tap takeovers, and more

    Looking for a beer-loving experience outside of the usual urban parking lot or outdoor tent? How about at the race track? This Saturday you'll have your chance to go try some beers while you try your luck, at the Canterbury Park Beer Fest. Sample beer from national and local breweries such as Excels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Prairie Dogs will host its first 10-day-long hot dog pop-up next week

    Prairie Dogs is best known for one-night-only stints at places like First Course Bistro, where they transform a restaurant into their very own sausage sanctuary for a day. This time, they're extending their stay. Starting June 16, pop-up pros Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz from Prairie Dogs will ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Weekend brew round-up: Burning Bros. taproom, ENKI tap takeover, and more

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    MNGOP Rep. Jenifer Loon says her Sunday sales bill is all about local control

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Champps Americana's parent company files for bankruptcy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Vikings' Erin Henderson suing state over 6 a.m. DWI arrest

    :::: 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Jake's Street Grille: a new restaurant-run food truck

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    DFL cuts MNGOP Senate staffers' salaries; Bakk cites cost of Brodkorb lawsuit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Local company IntoxBox aims to lower DUIs via breathalyzers in bars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Thanksgiving cooking class roundup

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    It's Iron Fork time this Week in Food!

    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.

  • Restaurants

    August 8, 2012

    JJ's offers cafe fare without frills

    Wine and coffee bistro keeps it plain and simple

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Russian fighter jet crashes in Eden Prairie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    "Pink slime" no longer sold at Eden Prairie-based Supervalu family of stores

    ​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 >>

  • News

    February 22, 2012

    Is Anne Marie Rasmusson too hot to have a driver's license?

    Her photo was the honeypot local law enforcement couldn't resist

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Supervalu cutting 800 jobs, 200 in Minnesota

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January 2012

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Adrian Peterson confesses to seatbelt violation via Twitter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Newsweek: 9 Minnesota high schools among best in U.S.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Coca-Cola Freestyle machines have arrived!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Sen. David Hann calls Archbishop Nienstedt a socialist for caring about the poor

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Rock Bottom taps Fire Chief Ale this Week in Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Minneapolis declares snow emergency [UPDATES]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Best foodie sports bars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Peeking into the Herb Box at Life Time Fitness

    Preparing dishes for a VIP Reception at Herb Box in Lifetime Fitness​Earlier 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.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Minnesota Majority poll watchers accuse themselves of voter fraud

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Punch Pizza's big cheese, John Puckett, on the secrets of his success

    Punch Pizza​John 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Prairie Ale House coming soon to Eden Prairie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Top 10 ways to save money while eating out

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Anthony Gonzalez and 4 others busted for slapping police horses

    Photo by Tambako the JaguarFive guys slapped around some horses, but not the cops riding them​Looking 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Met Council approves light rail from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie

    Coming to the southwest suburbs​Plans 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Eden Prairie hopes to trick residents into buying more booze

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Rifftrax live tonight at local movie theaters

    Mike, Crow and Tom Servo of MST3K take part in a live simulcast lampooning of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Edible Twin Cities talks local ice cream, barbecue

    Edible Twin Cities makes us want ice cream now. Want! Now!

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Storyhill and Romantica headline Concert for Katherine

    Ann Reed is also slated to play the benefit concert Sunday night for Katherine Ann Olson.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day: Line Updates

    You have between now and 8 p.m. to stand in a really long line for your free scoop. Let's use the internet to make the process more efficient.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    State senator asks for investigation into $15,000 AG doors

    Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Jealousy: Wisconsin man bites off part of rival's ear and lip

    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.

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    My (Very Good) Life as a Dog

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    Local pet stores have inevitably joined restaurants, clothiers, and clubs in catering to the new rich. Bonejour (at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007

    Hometown companies rate high in customer satisfaction index

    The University of Michigan released their American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) on Tuesday for the fourth quarter of 2006. So, how did our hometown corporations fare?

  • Restaurants

    August 23, 2006

    Carrot Invitational

    How do chefs think, and why do they do what they do? A challenge involving the humblest produce reveals all.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2005

    11/23: Morning Communique

    PZ Myers vs. Dilbert creator, Fox refuses to air anti-Alito ad, Christmas lights turned up to 11, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2005

    11/17: Morning Communique

    Chemical weapons used in Falluja, pubs in Irish nursing homes, salmon-flavored soda, dancing dogs, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...

  • Music

    December 1, 2004

    Aneuretical: When You Were a Kid

    Minnesota Music CD Review

  • News

    November 13, 2002

    The Mall Where You Talk To God

    Faith, salvation, and End Times in suburbia: Inside Grace Church.

  • Restaurants

    March 7, 2001
  • News

    April 10, 1996
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