By now our lovely regular readers are familiar with Voice Places, the listings engine behind all of City Pages' restaurant reviews and calendar picks. Today that engine got a lot more powerful, with a new design that brings even more content to the fore. See also: New Hot Dish Feature: The "Vocali ... More >>
Each year as the frozen Minnesota tundra begins to thaw, we bring you our annual Best of the Twin Cities issue, chock full of the finest in arts, food, drinks, shopping, and more. Though our new Best Of installment is still a few months away in April, we're getting ready for it now. We know you're ... More >>
Customer loyalty is big business, but how annoying is it to keep track of your visits (and potential free food) with a dozen stamp cards in your wallet or tags on your keychain? It's much easier to rely on your trusty smartphone to track your visits to the places you drink and dine most frequentl ... More >>
Todd MulvihillThe Arboretum's Toast & Taste in the Gardens celebrates summer cuisine.Who's got the best digs for a garden party? The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, of course, and it will be hosting its annual Toast & Taste on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. The arboretum recruits several ... More >>
Check in on Facebook, get free Chipotle!Is Foursquare so last July? Chipotle is partnering with Facebook Places to offer free burritos this Saturday. Here's what you need to do: Check in at any Chipotle location on Saturday using Facebook Places (or navigate to touch.facebook.com on your smar ... More >>
Yelp Foursquare Facebook = Google HotpotGoogle is getting into the restaurant rating biz, with its new launch of Hotpot, a sort of Yelp/Foursquare/Facebook mash-up linked to Google Places. Google maps already aggregate ratings from other rating websites like Citysearch and OpenTable, bu ... More >>
So you've got Conan, Kanye, and Colbert on your feed. You were one of the first 1,500 people to follow Aziz Ansari. You're keeping tabs on everyone who ever wrote and performed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. But one thought may cross your mind every so often: What am I missing? Twitter lends it ... More >>
Image by William Hook If you're a regular commenter on a website, from Gawker to Livejournal to Secrets of the City, then you probably have some cyberspace friends. You know, those people that make you laugh when they comment, the ones who make the point you wanted to more succinctly, and whos ... More >>
Photo by Dewey Koshenina When Baratunde Thurston took the stage in the Hilton ballroom at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association summit yesterday, he led with a Jucy Lucy joke. "I'm in the place where they put cheese inside a hamburger," he said. "Doesn't that offend like 90% of th ... More >>
Gary on TV.WineLibrary.com"The larger the crowd, the more I curse," admitted the man who would be the highlight of yesterday's big marketing conference at the downtown Hilton. Wine entrepreneur and lovably crass motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk kicked off The Minnesota Interactive Marketing A ... More >>
Kate N.G. Sommers I love breakfast. More so, I love it when someone else makes me breakfast on a Sunday morning while I sit back and reminisce about the evening prior. Often my grumbling stomach wins early on, and we end up frequenting the breakfast establishments in our own neighborhood. O ... More >>
Parasole Passport to Uptown from Cities 97 Radio on Vimeo. Parasole really has its promo-mojo going in this video--you might want to hit the mute button--but it is worth watching if you've ever wanted to catch a glimpse of Parasole CEO Phil Roberts or B.T. from Cities 97 (uh, B.T. are those pinup ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenPoor Prince. He can't go anywhere these days without a string of tweets popping up and outing his whereabouts. (Including, um, ours.) About 20 minutes before Janelle Monae started her set last night at the Varsity, a pair of security guards quickly ushered Prince out of a whi ... More >>
And so it begins.
It worked for Betty White, right?