On this glorious morning, the eve of National Margarita Day, you might be asking yourself, "Can't I drink tequila, triple sec, and lime every day? Shouldn't I? Doesn't one?" The answer is yes, yes, and yes. But today, we take time to recognize the stars and standouts, the margaritas that don't just ... More >>
Finding yourself in the Sunday brunch "where do we go?" situation with a big group of people is always kind of a logistical nightmare. One person is off gluten, another person requires a full bar, someone else is in the mood for Asian...where can you tick all the boxes off the list and know every di ... More >>
The holidays are on their way and so are the relatives. Before we settle in for the glut of food and family, let's mix a drink, shall we? We sat down with our resident mixologist and teacher, Shawn Jones of Parlour to discuss the history of this great cocktail. He, along with Best Bartender (and his ... More >>
Underachiever Eli's Food and Cocktails $7.50 Eli's just gets it. From the fact that almost all the menu items are draped in bacon, gourmet cheese, or house-cured meats to the fact that you can get any of these items past 8 o'clock on a weekday, Eli's has had the upscale, classic comfort food thing ... More >>
Though it happens without fail every year, the temperature dip always seems to throw everyone for a loop. Co-workers obnoxiously compare notes on how long it takes them to scrape their windshields. Parents complain about having to buy yet another pair of snow boots for their still-growing kid. Eager ... More >>
The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro
See Also: 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 >>
The margarita is a classic, no doubt about it. The earliest published recipe we can find is in Esquire magazine in 1953. The recipe called for tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime. As everything else does, this drink evolved in various ways, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse ... 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. It's a chilly January evening, but the soft yellow walls, honey-colored wood, and blond exposed brick at Restaurant Alma make it feel warm and cozy. We're sitting at the ... More >>
Le Cordon BleuVeal shank with risotto is one entree option at Technique.Technique, the student-run restaurant serving three-course meals for only $10, recently moved to its new location out of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Mendota Heights. It is one of 14 Technique locations foun ... More >>
All this could be yours. It's officially two weeks until Thanksgiving day, and if you're in the position of hosting but lack the culinary skills to pull it off, you might call this gut-check time. Luckily the Twin Cities have an array of classes that can get any novice up to speed on practica ... More >>
Burgers, oysters, and whiskey complete the "man food" circle
Lane Zamprey by Jeff RogersLane Zamprey $8 The Lowry 2112 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 612.341.2112 Autumn is here, and our palates for both food and cocktails are shifting from the lighter to the darker. This week's Drink of the Week finds a happy middle with the Lane Zamprey at the Lowry. This ... More >>
W Hotel's Truth or Consequences.When the 24th of July rolls around, it's once again time to put on your party hat and celebrate National Tequila Day. While an old-school margarita made with that weird sweet-n-sour mix is fine and dandy (in fact perfect when you're feeling lazy), here are a few wa ... More >>
Corpse Reviver #2As Halloween approaches, we want to make sure you have the proper cocktails to party down, spooky-style. Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you have to drink some nasty concoction like the Floating Eyeball or Bloody Brain. These vintage recipes are quite delicious and styli ... More >>
Our best of the year countdown continues with our top 5 drink of the week selections of 2009.
Booze is poured liberally, but the bite is neutralized by the expertly proportioned saccharine.
Yes, chile-infused tequila, pineapple, cilantro, and a tiny beer all in one rollicking cocktail. Sometimes the truth is worth the consequences, no?
Making truffles is easy, just don't go trying to yak on the phone at the same time.
The popular soul food chef's new venture brings New Orleans to South St. Paul
Enjoy the pleasures of the flesh in St. Paul
If winter has finally started to seem unjust, it's time for a hot toddy
High-quality sipping rum is coming soon to a glass near you
Fugaise has sky-high ambitions and the kitchen skills to match
New Caribbean joint has James Bond feel, with spice
Vintage chef Patrick Atanalian dances on the bleeding edge of the culinary avant-garde, pushing past the current "fusion" trend into a world where everything in sight has fused and become surreal.