Greg Johnson

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Slurp That Spaghetti! Where to Celebrate National Pasta Day in the Twin Cities

    Sure, it's easy to boil some water, toss in some spaghetti, and open up a bottle of sauce at home... but there's something divine about the perfect plate of pasta while you're out on the town. The snap of al dente tendrils of bucatini, the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of ravioli, meaty and rich Bé ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Public Kitchen & Bar Offers Power-Lunching and People-Watching in St. Paul's Lowertown

    "It's kind of like being in a fishbowl," real estate broker-turned-restaurant-owner Carol Marks muses while squinting up at the ray of light flooding into the dining room of Public Kitchen & Bar in Lowertown. "People can see right into the restaurant while they're crossing over the skyway so we thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Public Kitchen and Bar: More details about the upcoming Lowertown spot

    Carol March has had a passion for the hospitality business ever since her first job in the industry at Ciatti's in the Galleria. While her career later took a turn into the real estate business, she always dreamed of returning to hospitality. When she toured the historic former home of Woods Chocola ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Tornado Sun God: Photo Of The Day

    The Greek god of the Sun. See the similartity? (Work with us here.)​The Storm Gods got their twister on the other evening, ripping up a garage in St. Michael, scaring the bejeebus out of Twins fans at Target Field and pelting the Twin Cities with enough golf ball-sized hail to give a car insur ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Playing Favorites

    New rules could bring patronage jobs back to St. Paul. Say hello to boss Kelly.

  • News

    April 19, 2000

    Off Beat

    As the Tongues Wag, and Think Thin

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • News

    October 16, 1996


    A new generation of AIDS drugs called protease inhibitors is having dramatic effects--perhaps even pointing to the day when AIDS will be a manageable chronic disease like diabetes. But for a lot of people who had readied themselves to die,