Emily Weiss

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    5 Most Over-the-Top Desserts in the Twin Cities

    In the past few years, the trend in desserts and patisserie has been all about going small. Terzo has a plate of miniature Italian cookies and espresso. Travail does an impressive sampler of its best little bites. Burch offers tiny treats for just 25 cents. When diners said they wanted "a little s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Agra Culture to Open Location in the MIA, as Stock and Badge Pulls Out

    It's not much of a surprise that Grain Stack, the second project behind the Stock and Badge team that put together south Minneapolis's now defunct Parka, is out at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. But what's taking its place is somewhat unexpected: Agra Culture, the socially health-conscious resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Heyday's Lorin Zinter on what makes a good server and why he covets criticism

    Open for only a few months, Heyday is easily an early contender for best new restaurant of the year. In addition to the exceptionally well conceived and executed menu, the Lyn-Lake restaurant also offers exemplary service. Co-owner, front-of-house manager, and La Belle Vie alum Lorin Zinter gives th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Happy Gnome and Republic named two of the best beer bars in America, again

    Last week, Draft Magazine put out its annual list of the 100 best beer bars in America and this year two Twin Cities bars have again made the grade: Minneapolis's Republic and St. Paul's Happy Gnome. This is the fifth year in a row that the Happy Gnome has made the brew-centric list and it also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Top 10 Bloody Marys in the Twin Cities, Part 2

    Last week we published our first installation of the various superlative bloodies around town. Some were thick, some were smoked, some were stacked, some involved a D.I.Y. spirit, and others involved spirits other than vodka. You have waited with bated breath and now we're ready to reveal our final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Top 10 Bloody Marys in the Twin Cities

    The Bloody Mary: Some like it hot, some like it extra hot, and some like it with an entire meal's worth of garnishes piled on top. From the stacked to the spicy to the newest out-of-the-box spin on this breakfast cocktail, we've sipped our way through the cities' best Bloody Marys and rounded up the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Duck fat-fried hot dogs with foie gras at Prairie Dogs' second pop-up

    It was total tubesteak takeover last night at First Course in south Minneapolis. Prairie Dogs, a pop-up restaurant/experiment from consultant Tobie Nidetz and chef Craig Johnson, offered up a full menu of lavishly topped Vienna beef hot dogs and a few of their own handcrafted sausages.The two are us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    October 7, 2013

    Keen Eye Coffee now open in Standish-Ericsson

    Just kitty-corner to well-loved brewpub Northbound Smokehouse, Keen Eye Coffee quietly opened two weeks ago in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood. The shop is making its home in the same space that was once Tillie's Bean, one of southeast Minneapolis's few independent coffee shops at the time it clo ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Nightingale now welcomes early birds

    When Nightingale opened last October, the Whitter Neighborhood rejoiced. So did all of the hungry night owls in Uptown who finally found a really good kitchen that is open until 1 a.m. And not just good, the food and atmosphere have been very well-reviewed by everyone, including our own Emily Weiss. ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2012

    Winter Guide to the Twin Cities 2012

    The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Aebleskiver breakfast and Mother's Day brunch at the Danish American Center

    "These are like the perfect marriage of a pancake and a doughnut hole," said my dining companion, splitting open her fifth or sixth or seventh (it's hard to keep track at an all-you-can-eat affair) aebleskiver, the spherical Danish breakfast food that is sometimes referred to more simply as a pancak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Local D'Lish kicks off winter farmers market this Saturday

    Emily WeissMeet your maker(s) at the indoor winter farmers market​ Good news for industrious sous chefs, weekend dinner party hosts, and smug couples in the metro area: The farmers market is back. Saturday, November 19, marks the first indoor winter farmers market of the season, hosted by th ... More >>