Andy Parrish, deputy campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage -- the leading group pushing the defeated Minnesota marriage amendment -- is apparently having a hard time accepting that a majority of Minnesotans don't want to enshrine a same-sex marriage prohibition into the state constitution.SEE ... More >>
This morning, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's so-called individual mandate is constitutional. Perhaps the big surprise was that Chief Justice John Roberts unexpectedly sided with the court's liberals.You probably already know that, but the information may co ... More >>
In a video that was posted to the official YouTube channel for the MNGOP House caucus, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, compares food stamp recipients to wild animals. She later tweeted an apology for her comments and had the video removed, but the clip, embedded below, is preserved in the fossil ... More >>
Austin developed what would become the formula for Big E's on the deck of his apartment.Minneapolis chef Eric Austin is known best as the owner of Big E's, a popular soul food restaurant he left in 2005 after a fight broke out in the kitchen (read more in this week's cover story).
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Courtesy of Eric AustinIf you follow the local food scene at all, you'll surely recognize chef Eric "Big E" Austin's name. Known for both his sophisticated neo-soul fare and some very public endings to multiple business partnerships, Austin has made his presence known in the Twin Cities since ... More >>
Eric Austin via FacebookBig E. posing at Viva Brazil.Drama continues to follow chef Eric Austin, better known as Big E.
A few months ago, he partnered with the owners of a forthcoming Brazilian restaurant in Uptown, supposedly set to open this week. But today, Austin announced that he's no ... More >>
Eric AustinBig E., aka Eric Austin will cook Brazillian.Big E, a.k.a. Eric Austin, is on his way back! Apparently the soul food chef created the menu for Viva Brazil at 913 W. Lake Street, and will head the kitchen for the first six months. Austin told Jeremy Iggers that the restaurant is expecte ... More >>
Big E is back!After his departure from Bourbon Street Steakhouse a few years back, the Twin Cities most lauded and notorious soul food chef Eric Austin, aka Big E, has been keeping a low profile--well, aside from a brief stint in CJ's gossip column where a bride and groom accused him of flaki ... More >>
www.bigesoul.comThe last place you want your name to show up: CJ's column.I wish I were telling you that Big E had resurfaced in a new kitchen, serving up his killer neo-soul fare. Unfortunately, the latest news with E has to do with his name coming up in CJ's StarTribune gossip column.
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