Had a memorable meal in Minneapolis lately? Chances are good that Bill Summerville had something to do with the experience. After leaving his long-held post as managing director and sommelier at La Belle Vie this past spring, Summerville has been in project mode. He partnered with chef Erik Anders ... More >>
Sunday is the 4th annual Charlie Awards at the Pantages Theatre, where food industry pros are honored by their peers in formal, ceremonial, celebratory style. Some sneak peeks for this year's festivities include chef Steven Brown of Tilia and a band of mates literally banging on pots and pans, and c ... More >>
A big name and an even bigger personality in the world of food has passed away. Brian Nelson is the name on every chef's lips this morning as word spreads that Nelson, wholesale manager and veteran Coastal Seafoods fishmonger, has died. See also: Coastal Seafoods turns 30: Chef Chat, part 3
NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Bull Run Coffee (in former Anodyne Coffeehouse space) 4301 Nicollet, Minneapolis Buster's on 28th (re-open after re-model) 4204 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi 251 1st Ave. N., ... More >>
Last week, Epicurious named Gavin Kaysen's Merchant one of the most anticipated fall restaurant openings in the country. Small wonder, as the return of this Minnesota native and former executive chef at the Michelin-starred Cafe Boulud in New York represents a pretty big win for the Minneapolis food ... More >>
Buckle up your seatbelts Minneapolis, because the James Beard Foundation is coming to town in a big way. On Sunday, October 5, the Red Stag Supper Club will host a benefit dinner for the foundation, and the event roster is filled to the brim with top chefs from across the Twin Cities. The host chef ... More >>
NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Aki's Bread Haus Bakery (City Pages First Look) 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis Buster's on 28th (re-open after re-model) 4204 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis Cafe Zentral Soo Line Building, Marquette & 5 ... More >>
If you're not ready to say goodbye to Twin Cities food and music festivals just yet, say hello to this year's Chipotle Cultivate Festival, coming up on August 23 at Loring Park. The event will be host to six celebrity chefs, including Minnesota's own Jamie Malone and Andrew Zimmern, among others, a ... More >>
NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Aki's Bread Haus Bakery (City Pages First Look) 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis Cafe Zentral Soo Line Building, Marquette & 5th, Minneapolis Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi 251 1st Ave. N., Minneapoli ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon was abuzz with news that Jamie Malone will be leaving Sea Change by the end of the week. Taking her place is longtime sous chef Ryan Cook, who has been working under Malone's leadership for the past four years. See also: Signature Dish: Jamie Malone of Sea Change
Pop-up restaurants are more and more common these days in the Twin Cities, but it's not too often (or ever, really) that we get to see a restaurant completely transform itself for a limited-time-only event. In a recent announcement on their Facebook page, the masterminds behind downtown Minneapolis' ... More >>
Nothing goes better with a bucket of fried chicken than a side of mashed potatoes -- unless, of course, there's a good bottle of bubbly around. That's the scenario dreamt up by Erik Anderson and Bill Summerville for their latest pop-up, Ernie's Fried Chicken, slated to run Sundays at Travail startin ... More >>
One of the tastiest charity events of the year is right around the corner. Every year, the best pastry chefs in the Twin Cities come out to support Share Our Strength in their fight against childhood hunger.This year, in addition to having the confections of pastry chefs like Diane Yang of La Belle ... More >>
He's appeared on the cover of Food & Wine magazine, been featured on PBS's The Mind of a Chef, and has dazzled the food world with his creations at Nashville's Catbird Seat. He left the acclaimed restaurant at the end of the year, and now Erik Anderson is once again calling Minneapolis home.&nbs ... More >>
We've known for quite a while that the Twin Cities has a culinary scene worth the national accolades it's been receiving. In its third issue, Fool, the newest magazine currently taking the culinary world by storm, has reached out to a global conclave of chef's, food critics, and journalists in order ... More >>
As the summer is finally starting to get underway, Madden's Resort in Gull Lake is getting ready for their annual Food & Wine Experience, and this year it's going to be a doozy. The resort will play host to not only a local roster of culinary heroes, but they'll also be bringing in a variety of ... More >>
Each year Food & Wine Magazine anoints a collection of chefs across the nation as the best, new up-and-comers. Historically it's been a career springboard for many leaders in the culinary world. Locally, past winners have included Stewart Woodman of Heidi's and Erik Anderson, late of S ... More >>
Steve Kramer, frontman for the genre-defying Twin Cities group the Wallets, has died. He was found in his hotel room Saturday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He was 59.Kramer and the Wallets released two original albums via Twin/Tone in the mid-'80s, including the cele ... More >>
He once was ours. Erik Anderson, who until this time last year was the head chef at Sea Change, has gone on to be named one of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs. Anderson had run the kitchen at Sea Change under Tim McKee. Before that he had worked at Doug Flicker's Auriga.Anderson had come to the Twin ... More >>
The James Beard award semifinalist list was announced today, and on the list were some familiar names. The awards were established in 1990 and named for chef, food writer, and celebrated lover of life, James Beard. The awards are the highest honor available to food professionals. Part of why the ... More >>
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. When Tim McKee opened Sea Change in 2009, it came with a pledge of sustainability: to use seafood secured in a manner that wouldn't damage the environment. We Minnesotan ... More >>
We've spent this week talking with Sea Change's new chef de cuisine Jamie Malone. (To catch up read part one here and part two here). After growing up in St. Paul, she traveled the world before attending Le Cordon Bleu. After culinary school, she landed in the kitchen with Stev ... More >>
Joy SummersChef Jamie Malone takes the lead at Sea ChangeIt was recently announced that the chef de cuisine title at Sea Change, the sustainable seafood restaurant at the Guthrie, would be handed over to an insider, Jamie Malone. After flying in chefs from around the country to try out, Sea Chang ... More >>
Cookies for a causeSure, you can go out to eat for going-out-to-eat's sake, but this week offers the chance to justify your expenditures in two ways: theme dinners or fundraisers.
Not your average filet o' fishIt's been a busy week at Sea Change in Minneapolis. First chef de cuisine Erik Anderson was nominated by Food & Wine magazine as one of the Midwest's best new chefs, then he was recognized as one of the semi-finalists for a James Beard Award for best Midwestern c ... More >>
Nominee Erik Anderson working his kitchen magic. Since 1998, the editors of Food & Wine magazine have selected 10 up-and-comers in the restaurant world to honor on its cover each July--Stewart Woodman, Tim McKee, and Seth Bixby Daugherty among them. This year, the magazine is expanding its ... More >>
Gastro Non GrataGastro expands to a two-day affair!Gastro Non Grata has proved so successful that it's holding a two-day food and music extravaganza this weekend to benefit the Ritz Theater in NE Minneapolis. The November 12 show features chef Philip Becht (Modern Café) and Steven Brown ... More >>
Tim McKee's grilled lamb ribeye A legendary feast took place at Solera last Thursday as a multitude of culinary superpowers combined forces at a benefit for the James Beard Foundation--supporters of all things educational and extraordinary about food. Nine chefs. Nine courses. Here is the team: T ... More >>
Chef has held more restaurant jobs than many retired cooks
We at Gimme Noise think that if rock and roll was a national currency, the Minnesota economy would be through the roof. As it is, you still have to shell out some hard earned bucks, but there's plenty worth it this weekend. Here's a quick list of awesome local shows (and a few national acts we co ... More >>
courtesy of Gastro Non GrataWe want one of these, badly. In the final installment of our talk with the Gastro Non Grata guys, we delve a little deeper into the psyche of these "home cooks"--they do not like to be called chefs--and again remind you to check out Vagabond Vacation this Sunday, ... More >>
There's a lot on tap this week: swig on Shakespeare, get in a food fight, and see our own Gastro non Grata at First Ave. Enjoy your Week in Food. Monday 6/21 A Midsummer Swig: sounds like our kind of culture. Enjoy music, local food, and drinks at CodeSpace while raising money for Tales of ... More >>
The annual Taste of the Nation HOTList takes place at the Guthrie on June 24 and features the cooking/shaking of 15 favorite Twin Cities chefs and mixologists. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the local dining scene, so if you have yet to dine at, say, Bar La Grassa, Cafe Maude, or the Strip ... More >>
GASTRO NON GRATA : VAGABOND VACATION SUNDAY, JUNE 27. DOORS AT 5:30 $12 ADVANCE/$15 DOOR FIRST AVENUE, 7TH ST. ENTRY AND RECORD ROOM Gastro Non Grata plays the main room. Returning chef faves Erik Anderson, Heather Hartman, Jim Grell, and Mike Phillips will be making food (hand-ground and ca ... More >>
It's patio season--enjoy the outdoors, throw back a few brews, and dream about Bentleys, making (and feeding) babies, singing soul, and saving pennies. Welcome to your week in food. Monday 6/7 Sit back. Relax. Stay awhile. Sea Change and Gastro Non Grata invite you to chill out with their Mond ... More >>
Adding to the list of ways we love Gastro Non Grata-- the traveling food and drink circus of our dreams--tonight is the start of their new patio series as they team up with Seachange on the banks of the Mississippi. Chef Erik Anderson will be grilling fresh seafood, the beer will be a-flow ... More >>
If you've been looking for an excuse to check out this summer's new grill menu at Sea Change, Gastro Non Grata offers an introduction on Monday, June 7, 5:30-9:00 p.m. This one's a little more upscale than the typical GNG affair: There's a $5 cover, and a three-course sampler prepared by Se ... More >>
Hot Dish gets the scoop on Haute Dish from chef/owner Landon Schoenefeld.
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Award-winning chef presents creative dining options at the "theatery"
Sea Change's head chef has known his way around a kitchen since he was a wee suburban tot.
Preserved tuna salmon mousse summer vegetable tart Lagunitas beer = this go-round of Gastro Non Grata.
We couldn't be more excited! Drumroll, please...
A combination of cool-under-pressure cooking skills and an intimidating publicity photo put Radle on top of his competition.
MnMo-sponsored food and wine show going on today through Sunday.
Acclaimed local chef Doug Flicker has finally rolled out his own menus at Mission American Kitchen