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Hector Ruiz

  • Restaurants

    March 5, 2014

    La Fresca is Grand Avenue's latest star

    Chef Hector Ruiz nails it with his restaurant in Kingfield

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    First look: La Fresca

    For Hector Ruiz, life in South Minneapolis is Grand. The chef is owner of three restaurants -- Cafe Ena, Rincon 38, and now, La Fresca -- all located on Grand Avenue, all within blocks of each other. His latest venture opened last weekend, promising nuevo Mexican cuisine, and we stopped by for a fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon December '13

    NOW OPENCocoa & Fig6807 York Ave., EdinaEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge (City Pages review)2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisHoney & Rye Bakehouse4501 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis ParkKeen Eye Coffee (City Pages coverage)2803 38th St. E., MinneapolisLake & Irving - (City Pages First ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon November '13

    NOW OPENBang Brewing2320 Capp Rd., St. PaulBrau Brothers Brewing Taproom910 E. Main St., Marshall Cocoa & Fig6807 York Ave., EdinaEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge (City Pages coverage)2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisHoney & Rye Bakehouse4501 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis ParkKeen E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Where to dine with the dead for Dia de los Muertos

    What would you give to have just one more meal with a departed loved one? How fantastic would it be to have the chance to pull together a feast to celebrate that life? As Dia de los Muertos, the celebrated Day of the Dead, approaches with all its rituals and celebrations of the dearly departed, here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon October '13

    NOW OPENBang Brewing2320 Capp Rd., St. PaulEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisThe Hideout3301 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisIzzy's Ice Cream - new Mill District location1100 2nd St. S., MinneapolisKitty Corner Cafe806 Washington Ave. SELake Monster Brewingavailable on t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 11, 2013

    Fall restaurant openings: A season of promise

    New eateries in the Twin Cities emerge with a change of seasons

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon September '13

    NOW OPENBluestem Bar & Table (City Pages review)2610 Lyndale Ave. S., MinneapolisThe Buttered Tin (City Pages review)237 E. 7th St., St. PaulThe Hideout3301 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisIzzy's Ice Cream - new Mill District location1100 2nd St. S., MinneapolisKitty Corner Cafe806 Washington A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Vo's Vietnamese will take over former El Meson space

    Ever since Hector Ruiz's beloved tapas restaurant El Meson closed in the fall of 2012, neighborhood residents and food scenesters wondered who would take over the space. The tiny storefront is outfitted with a full kitchen, obviously, but could just as easily be turned into an office or retail store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    La Fresca: A new concept from chef Hector Ruiz

    It's been less than a year since chef Hector Ruiz shuttered his Uptown restaurant El Meson, and since then he's not only continued to operate his other longstanding concept -- Cafe Ena -- but he's also launched a new restaurant, Rincon 38, that has been met with critical praise. Now he's set to bark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Rincon 38's Pulpo: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 6

    When Hector Ruiz's Rincon 38 opened just a few months back on the corner of 38th & Grand in Kingfield - an increasingly popular intersection for gourmands and they restaurants they frequent - we expected to enjoy some small bites and some Spanish wines. What we didn't expect was to become such f ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 9, 2013

    Rincon 38 shows that less is more

    The new tapas restaurant packs a lot of flavor into small plates

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Rincon 38: A first look at the south Minneapolis tapas spot

    The new little neighborhood tapas restaurant is brand new but feels familiar. Fans of the departed El Meson will find a few fondly remembered flavors. The interior is brightly lit and warm with blue-tiled accents. Chef Hector Ruiz, who owned El Meson as well as the nearby Cafe Ena has poured his pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Rincón 38 opens, bringing tapas to south Minneapolis

    Many mourned the loss of  south Minneapolis's El Meson, but now, from the ashes of the closed restaurant, rises Rincón 38, the newest eatery from chef Hector Ruiz. Rincón 38 opened its doors Wednesday to much anticipation. Rincón 38 boasts a small-plate selection containing Spanish, Ita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    El Meson closes

    Longtime Lyndale mainstay El Meson is closing its doors. The announcement was made this morning on the homepage of its website. El Meson was the recipient of the City Pages 2011 Best Tapas award. It is known not only for their tapas, but also for its paellas and sangrias.

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  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    RIP Indio

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    First Pizza Nea, now Indio--is 1221 W. Lake ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008
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    June 2, 2008
  • Restaurants

    May 21, 2008

    Indio: Beyond the Burrito

    Mexican food goes upscale on Lake Street

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