Emily Utne

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    The 10 best breakfasts in Minneapolis

    Last week we took a tour of the best breakfasts in St. Paul, and after all the comments claiming that we "missed" restaurants that are actually in Minneapolis (ahem), we decided that yes, we needed to make things right with the world. So this week we're hopping across the river to give St. Paul's si ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Top 10 donuts in the Twin Cities

    For those of you in valiant pursuit of a better beach body this year, you're officially out of the woods with this most recent cold snap; for those of you who weren't, as you were. The season of indulgence kicks off somewhere right around now, and when it comes to treats, nothing satisfies quite lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    A video history of Is/Is

    The past week has seen City Pages shining a light on one of the Twin Cities' more underrated rock bands, three-piece act Is/Is. In fact, we put them on the cover of the newspaper with an in-depth story about their unique adventure out to Joshua Tree National Park, which you can still grab a copy of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Two weeks after the Solstice Storms, restaurants that lost power still recovering

    Starting on Thursday, June 20, and continuing through the weekend, the solstice storms swept through the Twin Cities, tearing down more than 2,000 trees in Minneapolis alone and knocking out power to more than 600,000 Xcel Energy customers -- including many local restaurants.For restaurants, being w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Top 5 frozen yogurt shops in the Twin Cities

    It's finally that time of year to bid winter a quick adieu and welcome in summer with open arms. We can dig those sandals and swimsuits out of the depths of closets in a dreamy anticipation of long, hot, sunny days ahead. And what better way to bring in the new season than by indulging in a heaping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Ed Ackerson on Flowers Studio: We let stuff come to us

    There might be as many recording studios as there are venues in the Twin Cities -- from the world famous to basement operations. In our new series, Behind the Boards, Gimme Noise will introduce you to some of the extraordinary talent that helps create the sounds that make our Cities famous. Flowers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Twin Cities musicians on Christmas music at its best and worst

    Each December, you can bet your bough of holly that if a retail space has a PA system, it will pause its cheaply licensed Muzak in favor of Christmas' more expensive, but consumer-enabling, catalogue. Radio stations will cease regular programming for weeks, often witnessing an increase in listenersh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

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

    OPENBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. & Hwy. 110, MendotaButter Bakery in new location3700 Nicollet Ave. S., MinneapolisCafe Maude at Lorin ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

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    October 5, 2012

    Top 10 craft cocktail bars in the Twin Cities

    There's never been a better time to be a drinker. It's become almost mandatory for every new restaurant of a certain price point to employ a master mixologist behind the bar. These days you can't swing a shaker without smacking over a few bottles of handmade bitters. While the craft cocktail movemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

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

    OPENBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulCafe Maude at Loring (City Pages first look)1612 Harmon Pl., MinneapolisCopper Pot Indian Grill10 S Fifth St., MinneapolisCow Bella Gelato1700 Grand Ave., St. PaulEat Shop Kitche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon July '12

    OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. Ninth St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle -- open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis Birdhouse (City Pages preview)2516 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisCowboy Jack's126 Fifth St. N., MinneapolisDevil's Advocate ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Muddy Waters' new bar and happy hour are an Uptown classic

    Muddy Waters2933 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis612. 872.2232; Muddy Waters websiteHours and details: Every day from 3-5 p.m.$2, $3, and $4.50 select pintsWines by the glass, ranging from $2.50 to $4A happy hour menu with options ranging from $3 to $11We stopped by for happy hour at Muddy Waters r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon May '12

    ​OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle - open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisEat Street Social&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Picked to Click extended interview: blood&stuff

    Photo by Emily Utne​blood&stuff is the new band of Ed Holmberg and Dylan Gouert. These ex-Economy Team members perform headbanging, mind-blowing rock shows. Holmberg sings powerful, classic-sounding vocals, while playing stunning bass and guitar. Drummer Gouert plays Dave Grohl-inspired hard a ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Emma Berg talks local fashion and personal inspirations

    ​Chances are you have seen Emma Berg around Minneapolis with her signature Louise Brooks-style jet black bob. Emma is one of the Twin Cities' most fashionable ladies, and one of our most unique women's wear designers. She chatted with City Pages about her start as a designer, her inspiration, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Jane Belfry, local stylist extraordinaire, talks high fashion

    Jane Belfry: young stylist extraordinaire​ Jane Belfry was not even close to 21-years-old when she first visited Paris, not with her parents and not with school, but to work as a high-fashion stylist. It seems a story right out of a shiny Hollywood movie like the one they made about ("but not r ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2009

    Picked to Click 2009: Red Pens voted Twin Cities' best new band

    Celebrating the 10 winners of this year's best-new-bands poll

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    First Communion Afterparty get Saucy

    They're not from the future, but they definitely have some kind of time traveling space pod.

  • News

    June 17, 2009

    Six Twin Cities designers make Minnesota summer stylish

    We challenge local fashion's best to create an outfit based on the season

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2008

    Over the Weekend: May 9-11, 2008

    Reviews from the weekend, including Talib Kweli, Action vs. Action, and the Kills.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    Breakfast of Champions: 12/24

    Dear Santa, It's been a memorable year here at the Pages even though my year only had two months in it. Besides wrapping up the new content on the site (since I know you're going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Van Morrison like you've never heard him

    We all know the feeling of obligation. We all wish we could have responded like Van Morrison did. MP3s filled with spite and hilarity inside!

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Breakfast of Champions: 11/28

    Besides the stories from our print issue and related web-exclusive content, we bring you an update of Boy, Interrupted, our ... More >>