On the Fourth of July, six brave souls competed at the Depot Tavern to see who could eat the most Diamond Dogs in 10 minutes.
The event, hosted by Bobby Kahn, featured six contestants going up against City Pages' Best Hot Dog of 2012--quarter-pound dogs wrapped with pepper bacon and deep fried, and ... More >>
We hope your Fourth of July was filled with fireworks, lakes, and righteous barbecues. While you were busy doing all that fun stuff, here are a few stories you might have missed.~Take a tour of Maruso Street Food and Cocktails and read our review.~As the St. Paul Library hosts movie n ... More >>
Heat caused Highway 29 near Eau Claire to buckle yesterday, creating a steep bump that allowed motorists to do their best Evel Knievel impression.One Knievel-worthy stunt was captured on video by a motorist who had stopped to simply take a photo of the buckled highway. Not realizing her phone's came ... More >>
Ginger beet gin & tonic
Rhubarb vodka smash
Right now, the Twin Cities have that sultry tropical vibe, so we thought you would appreciate a rum cocktail to complement the heat. This one is a variation on the Mojito, with basil playing the role of the mint while adding a more complica ... More >>
There's nothing like a mid-week holiday to break up your Week in Food -- especially if you're going to be a contestant in the Depot's annual hot-dog-eating contest. We've also got a Fourth of July picnic on a farm, lessons in how to throw a dinner party, a farmers market baking contest, and more on ... More >>
It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Rana May, the West Bank comedian (who actually doesn't live on the West Bank anymore), so hilarious. Is it the scribbled graphs she makes to accompany her "informative" speeches on why we never should have had the American Revolution because England is awe ... More >>
Across Minnesota, 43 people died in July traffic accidents.July was the deadliest month of 2011 on Minnesota roads, with 43 traffic deaths across the state. August isn't starting out all that well, either.In just the first week of August, 13 people died in car accidents, making for the third dead ... More >>
DNR Facbook PageInterstate State Park is open and enticing.The shutdown was rough on Minnesotan outdoorsmen and women. No boat or fishing license renewal. Closed state parks. A minefield of poop outside of locked public restrooms.
Well, it's all over now. And starting this morning, the Departmen ... More >>
The deadline for a solution is tonight at midnight.If you're planning your Fourth of July weekend, you should keep in mind what will or won't be available if the state government shuts down on Friday. In total, 75 different state agencies will be affected, with 46 set to shut down altogether.
Wh ... More >>
A Minnesota-made menu will cause foodie fireworks this 4th!Planning your Fourth of July cookout? Us too!
We recommend celebrating with a simple, Minnesota-grown menu of flame-kissed meats, fresh-picked produce, pie, and beer.
Here's what to buy and where to shop.
With festival season ramping up in the Twin Cities, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake has announced that they'll be entering the outdoor concert market this season with a newly constructed, 8,357-capacity amphitheater that will open with a free show on July 4.
ZyckoAndy Faris ran Taste of Minnesota into Bankruptcy.Five more people filed claims yesterday against the company that botched the historic Taste of Minnesota festival on Harriet Island and drove it into bankruptcy.This year's Fourth of July weekend event was a complete debacle. A combination of ... More >>
Via WikipediaRuth Stewart nibbled on some cake and tippled a MargaritaHer hearing's going, although her friends seem to think her memory's OK. Still, on Ruth Stewart's 105th birthday -- she was born on the Fourth of July -- she needed a frozen concoction to help her hang on.
Here's a woman w ... More >>
No matter where you went over the Fourth of July weekend, no matter what you did, no matter where you watched fireworks, we're 99.99 percent certain you never saw anything like this. (And, yes, it's what it appears to be. Check out the sequence here.)
Photo: Thirteen of Clubs/FlickrWas your Fourth ... More >>
(Photo by Sarah Nienaber)Fourth of July isn't complete without the Soap Factory's Ten Second
Film Fest. This year's amateur filmmakers have slaved away on their
camera phones, iPods, laptop cameras to create films so succinct you
don't need more than a blink of an eye to appreciate them.
It's the Fourth of July! We assume you made your run to the liquor store and bought illegal fireworks during the week, because who wants to do that once the weekend's in full swing? Now, tons of good shows isn't something unique to Fourth of July weekend in the Twin Cities, but there's so much ca ... More >>
Michelle LeonIt's your patriotic duty to drink this
If ever a holiday was worthy of its own cocktails, Fourth of July is the clear winner. On a day spent sitting on blankets in the grass with friends and family with a cooler full of snacks and brewskis--not to mention the fireworks overhead-- ... More >>
Fourth of July it up!
Getting ready for some sky rockets in flight? So are we, there's Jell-O to be molded, flag cakes to be Cool Whipped, and watermelons that need to be halved and jagged around their edges. But before we get to that we want to make sure you didn't miss some of the great st ... More >>
My favorite illegal fireworksThe Fourth of July, or Independence Day as I began calling it once I hit adolescence and wanted to say things not in rural colloquialisms but with an air of sophistication - think "Febrooary" not "Febyaray," "Attacks on the World Trade Center," not "NineEleven," a ... More >>
Photo by Elli RaderHallelujah for hump day. Here's a sampling of the music content that you'll find in the print edition of this week's City Pages, which hits stands today.Ryan Paul & the Ardent prepare for EP-release By Rob van AlstyneWe talk to the evolving singer-songwriter about his tumul ... More >>
(Photo from Cliche's Crosswalk Fashion Show by Cody Lidtke)
If you're more into fashion than fireworks you should definitely check
out this Sunday's Fourth of July sale at Cliché. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
the boutique will be selling threads discounted at
More acts have been announced for the Taste of Minnesota this upcoming 4th of July weekend, and while some nights look a bit dismal (Gin Blossoms AND Counting Crows on the same night, oh my), the Friday night lineup booked by 89.3 the Current is shaping up to be amazing. Over the weekend, Taste a ... More >>
While Wisconsin is used to Minnesotans flocking over the border to get fireworks illegal in their own state, one store was bombarded with angry customers and Muslim groups who said their "Run Hadji Run" fireworks were flat-out racist.