For those of you whose hearts stopped beating earlier this week when it was announced that craft cocktail pioneer, Bradstreet Craftshouse, was closing up shop with the sale of the Graves Hotel, you can breathe a sigh of relief. We learned late yesterday afternoon that while they'll indeed be closing ... More >>
It's still possible for Mark Andrew to become the next mayor of Minneapolis in the same way it's still possible for the Vikings to make the playoffs this season -- in other words, it's not happening anywhere outside a mathematical model.SEE ALSO: Hodges and Andrew exchange harsh words, sort ofThat's ... More >>
After weeks of voting, internet pollers have spoken. A list of the top 10 best hotel bars has been compiled by USA Today and among those voted to be the best of the best is Minneapolis hotel bar, Bradstreet Crafthouse. Bradstreet is located on the ground floor of the Graves Hotel located on Fir ... More >>
It's a given that Minnesota-based music lovers will eventually see a live show at one of the best venues in the country, First Avenue. The hundreds of silver stars on the gritty black walls of the club provide but a small sampling of the legendary bands passing through, and Prince assuredly put the ... More >>
Nick Offerman, better known to the Internet and the general television-viewing public as the woodworking, mustache-growing, meat-loving, Tammy-fearing character Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation, was recently in Minneapolis doing a comedy set and a few musical numbers at Mill City Nights. Most ... More >>
It feels like we've been hearing about Humble Pie, the remodel of Gigi's Cafe in Uptown, for the better part of a year, but a recent hire to the Bartmann family of restaurants may help move that project forward. Bruno Oakman, former chef of downtown St. Paul's long-running Italian eatery Pazzalua an ... More >>
Food trucks bring new eats to the street
Refunds arrive for Thrifty Hipster Matthew Dowgwillo's angry guests.After nearly two weeks of outcry, incensed guests of Thrifty Hipster's "Shanghaied" New Year's Eve party are getting refunds. Several party-goers who complained to City Pages about long lines, no booze and missing entertainment ... More >>
Whisky Park wants to un-Shanghaied you.Whisky Park owners Phil Immerman and Gene Suh heard about the catastrophic Thrifty Hipster-sponsored New Year's Eve party from patrons griping at their happy hour. "We just heard everything that happened," says Immerman. "New Year's was such a fun time ... More >>
In the aftermath of a truly terrible New Year's party, OM is closed.In the wake of a disastrous New Year's Eve party hosted by Thrifty Hipster's Matthew Dowgwillo, it has become clear that OM -- the party's original venue -- has closed. Owner Vikram Uppal had been silent as to the status of his ... More >>
Thrifty Hipster Matthew Dowgwillo: Forgive him?New Year's Eve revelers told us they got screwed by Thrifty Hipster owner Matthew Dowgwillo. He sold them on party at downtown's OM restaurant called "Shanghaied," complete with contortionists, gambling and geisha girls. But at the last minute, the ... More >>
Fibonnacci BlueAmerica's pastime gets politicalChanting "Stop the Hate! Move the game!" protesters crashed a quarterly meeting of Major-League Baseball owners at the Graves Hotel yesterday, demanding that the All-Star game be moved from Arizona unless the state repeals its controversial new i ... More >>
A peek inside Envision: Artopia Spring 2010
Cliche at Envision - Photo by Stacy Schwartz Envision Artopia unofficially kicked off Fashion Week on Saturday at the Graves Hotel with a show that superseded last year by a noticeable margin and truly delivered the goods when it came to style, production, and overall charm. We'll post a more ... More >>
l'etoile runs down their top 5 events this weekend.
Ignite Models Inc. and City Pages joined forces this year to present Envision Artopia, a collaborative art and fashion gala at the Graves Hotel. Featuring local designers, boutiques, fashion mavens and more, this event is sure to be a fashion week highlight. Why not get a spring preview of the ... More >>
Sea Change, Anchor Fish & Chips among favorite new spots
Ah yes, a Democratic victory party in a city that reelected a mayor with 74 percent of the vote after an Election Day that brought out only 20 percent of the city's residents.
Sample signature drinks from the '20s made with original ingredients
Leaving decisions to the chef takes away the pressure
Acclaimed local chef Doug Flicker has finally rolled out his own menus at Mission American Kitchen
After the controversy over the size of its tallest building was resolved in a compromise last summer (reduced from 13 stories to ten, at 112-feet high), not much has been heard about the grand Mozaic project that will significantly change the face of Uptown.