• Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    A spicy take on Minnesota cuisine heads to Marcy-Holmes next month

    It's time to shatter the stereotype that Minnesota has bland food. On September 5, local hot sauce and salsa manufacturers, restaurants, and food trucks alike will team up to celebrate spice and show how the frozen Twin Cities likes to heat up. See also: Free 2,000-person dinner to take place in Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Free 2,000-person dinner to take place in Frogtown next month

    Artist Seitu Jones loves his Frogtown 'hood, and it shows. His latest work, Create: The Community Meal, will bring together neighbors, artists, food producers, and advocates to break bread on Sunday, September 14, at a free 2,000-person dinner that will stretch along a half-mile of Victoria Street. ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 30, 2014

    Where to dine, drink, and snack along the Green Line

    Our zone-by-zone best restaurant bets from Minneapolis to St. Paul

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Anti-LRT protest on Green Line's opening day was a bust

    Steve Ellenwood blames it on the rainy weather. Others would probably identify other scapegoats. But whatever the reason, the anti-LRT protest Ellenwood organized for the Green Line's opening day was a dud. (Read the backstory here.)When we spoke to Ellenwood last week, he said he hoped up to 200 pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 85, Daily Diner Frogtown's chicken and waffles

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. You may not have heard much about Daily Diner when it opened in Frogtown earlier this year. It's not owned by a big name chef, there's no smoked ice in their drinks, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Twin Cities racial map shows minority populations concentrated in urban core [IMAGE]

    Using 2010 census data, a map showing the racial breakdown of the Twin Cities doesn't contain many surprises. To take a couple examples, the metro's African American population is concentrated in North Minneapolis, while the highest concentration of Asians is in Frogtown.SEE ALSO: Judgmental Mpls ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Red Stag announces 7th annual Block Party lineup

    As the weather heats up, block party season is in full swing here in the Twin Cities. And typically one of the best free music festivals in the area, the Red Stag Block Party, has just announced the lineup they have planned for their big day. On Saturday, August 3, from 5-10:30 p.m., Red Stag will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar, murdered over pool table dispute, charges say

    According to prosecutors, 22-year-old Cheng Vang shot and killed Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar in Frogtown, shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning after the two got into a dispute over a pool table rental.THE BACKSTORY: Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar in Frogtown, killed inside his own barBoth Van ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar in Frogtown, killed inside his own bar

    :::: UPDATE :::: Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar, murdered over pool table dispute, charges sayEarly Sunday morning, 45-year-old Vone Moua, owner of Malina's in Frogtown, was shot and killed inside his own establishment, and two others were injured. Neighborhood residents told Fox 9 that both of th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 29, 2013

    The Daily Diner feeds body and soul

    The Union Gospel Mission diner gives back to the Frogtown community one delightful meal at a time

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Daily Diner Frogtown: A First Look

    The interior of the new Daily Diner Frogtown pops with color and art. There's a chalkboard wall with a painted mural (made to look like chalk) celebrating the surrounding community. An overhead art installation is actually a topographical map of the neighborhood. Like the room around it, the staff a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Lily the black bear gives birth to two cubs live on webcam [VIDEO]

    Early Saturday morning, internet sensation Lily the black bear gave birth to two cubs at the North American Bear Center in the woods near Ely, Minnesota.SEE ALSO:-- Frogtown black bear shot and killed by DNR-- Hibernating bears have remarkable wound healing capabilities, finds Minnesota researchers- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Frogtown black bear shot and killed by DNR

    Around 12:30 Sunday morning, residents of St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood saw a black bear roaming around the area.The bear's journey to the heart of the city must've been an interesting one. Dave Garshelis, bear research biologist for the DNR, said the two nearest bear populations -- western Wisco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Little Mekong: St. Paul's answer to Eat Street?

    ​This weekend, Mai Village Vietnamese restaurant on University Avenue was the site of a ribbon-cutting ceremony that kicked off the citywide campaign to rebrand the eastern end of the Central Corridor light rail line as an East Asian business district called Little Mekong,  reports MPR N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Anthony Schmitz, former CP food critic, talks about his new book, Valentine's Cafe

    A new novel about the most romantic restaurant, ever.​Anthony Schmitz has held a variety of jobs during his career, including serving as City Pages' editor and its restaurant critic. Since that time, he's turned out several novels, including Darkest Desire: The Wolf's Own Tale (Ecco), Lost S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Minnesota History Center hosts St. Paul food and pub crawls this summer

    Courtesy of Max Martin Banh mi, one of the many delicious eats guests will get to try on the Food Crawl.​History teachers always say that history can be fun and exciting, but sometimes that's hard to remember when you're slogging through pages and pages of readings. This summer, the Minnesota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    University Avenue's best Asian restaurants

    Restaurants worth fighting LRT construction.​This week's Dish review dubbed On's Thai Kitchen on University at Snelling in St. Paul as a restaurant worth enduring the hassle of LRT construction (Work is now being done between Emerald and Hamline, with the 'dozers moving on to the rest of Universit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Ngon's locavore happy hour of the week

    MN wine and a turntable​Ngon Vietnamese Bistro799 University Ave., St. Paul651.222.3301Hours and Details:Monday - Friday, 3-6 p.m. $5 appetizers/small platesMonday - Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.$2 off Minnesota wines, $1 off Minnesota beersBecause Twin Citians vorac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Open Minds Open Mic aims to revivify Frogtown next week, feat. special guest Eyedea

    ​Next week a new artistically focused open mic project serving the perpetually overlooked Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul is launching with one simple goal: to foster Saint Paul's performing arts scene. Open Minds Open Mic is a project spearheaded by longtime host Shahbaz Shah (and many friend ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2010

    Johnny Howard ousted from Frogtown Football

    He can't get an explanation for end of 20-year job

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Mayor Chris Coleman offers insider's guide to great St. Paul eateries

    Mayor Coleman hits neighborhood haunts​St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is gearing up for his city to host one of the most food-tastic events in the state: the newly revamped Taste of Minnesota. While you may find the mayor lurking near the Barrio taco truck this weekend, the rest of the year he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Rename Frogtown to Little Mekong?

    ​Maybe, reports the Twin Cities Daily Planet's David Kong. Va-megn Thoj, the Asian Economic Development Association executive director, is leading an effort to create a catchy new nickname and identity for the stretch of University Avenue between Dale and Rice streets in St. Paul -- and the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Wing Young Huie's Photo Salon resumes

    Love photography? Check out this class.

  • Restaurants

    December 31, 2008
  • News

    December 17, 2008

    St. Paul deploys effective weapon against frisky felines

    Is the reign of feral cats over in the Twin Cities?

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2008
  • News

    October 10, 2007

    The MnDOT Motto

    A day late, a dollar short, and the wrong address

  • Restaurants

    June 27, 2007

    Pho K.O.

    Ngon Bistro defies all conventional wisdom and opens in Frogtown with elegance to burn, wine for the ages, and the best beef pho in town

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2006

    Wonders of the internet: First we shame the hookers, then the politicians

    Since 1997, the St. Paul Police Department has been posting on the internet the names and pictures of people who have been arrested on prostitution charges. From the outset, this exercise in public humiliation has been questioned on grounds of both morality and utility. Granted, some john from Maple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2005

    No Respect for the Little Giant

    St. Paul's "Steel" Will Grigsby--the best Minnsota boxer of his generation and arguably the best in several decades--will be fighting for a world title on Saturday evening. Neither the Star Tribune nor the Pi Press has seen fit to make notice of this. This is inexplicable. The 108-pound Grigsby ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 21, 2004

    The Mission

    Making book with Carolyn Cone

  • Restaurants

    May 5, 2004

    The Seventh Dimension

    Mai Village boasts the best part of Vietnam's food, art, and architecture, and its long meals with family

  • Arts

    January 29, 2003

    Resident Evil

    Lying politicians, pompous villains, and the wrath of a single mom

  • News

    December 4, 2002
  • News

    April 17, 2002

    One Night in Bangkok

    A Hmong supper club in St. Paul attracts young hipsters, caters to old-school immigrants, and pisses off the neighbors

  • News

    January 30, 2002
  • Arts

    July 18, 2001

    The Canvasser

    Community activist Cy Thao plans to tell the story of the Hmong people in a series of 50 paintings--and may one day speak for them in elected office

  • News

    July 11, 2001
  • News

    February 28, 2001

    So you want to be a public servant?

    You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.

  • Restaurants

    February 21, 2001
  • Books

    February 14, 2001

    Take Me for a Ride

    Why City Pages won't be using this space to write about racial profiling from the cops' perspective

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    Arrested Development

    City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.

  • Arts

    April 5, 2000

    Cat's Cradle

    Choreographer Deborah Jinza Thayer rearranges the cords of communication

  • Restaurants

    September 1, 1999
  • News

    April 28, 1999

    It's Not Easy Being Green

    Many clients can't afford it. Builders are leery of it. When will ecologically sound housing reach the mainstream?

  • Music

    April 9, 1997
  • Books

    February 12, 1997
  • Music

    November 6, 1996



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