Today's comment of the day goes to Cynthia Gerdes, one of Hell's Kitchen's co-founders, who weighed in our post about her bar and restaurant's support of Minnesota's recent minimum wage increase to answer some questions.Here's what she said:
Though restaurants like the River Oasis Cafe in Stillwater and the Blue Plate family have made no secret about not being fans of Minnesota's first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade, one downtown Minneapolis restaurant has embraced it.Pat Forciea, marketing director for Hell's Kitchen, tells u ... More >>
Happy Spring, everyone! Isn't it lovely to feel the sun's rays on your pale skin, to turn down your tired radiator, and to watch your Uptown garden begin to grow? Oh wait, this is Minnesota, the land of two seasons: excessively hot and dangerously cold. According to every radio station within a 30-m ... More >>
It's that time of year when love is in the air and we're blinded by the glare of red and pink hearts wherever we look. Yup, Cupid is back and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you're celebrating single-style this year, no big deal and no pressure. But if you're attached, you'd best be p ... More >>
No matter how cold it gets down here, we always know Embarrass, MN probably has it much worse than we do. Tomorrow, temps there are supposed to dip as low as 38 degrees below zero -- equivalent to the surface temperature of Mars. Hell's Kitchen announced today that they are offering some respite for ... More >>
Not ones to relegate the New Year's Day hangover brunch to one day only, perennial favorite downtown breakfast spot Hell's Kitchen is planning to kick off 2014 with its very own national Bloody Mary week, from January 1 through January 6.So what does this mean for us, tomato-based drinkers? Basicall ... More >>
Angel Food has come across a little problem, and they're looking to you to help solve it. If you've been anywhere in, on, or around the internet lately, you've probably heard a little something about the recent pastry craze that's sweeping New York. The Cronut, a hybrid offspring of a doughnut and a ... More >>
After nearly two and a half years of hosting regular late-night shows, Hell's Kitchen is scaling back on live local rock. While the potential remains for one-off shows, the regular series booked by Mike Siddall will not continue. Instead, the restaurant and venue is focusing on dance nights and calm ... More >>
As the hour for the historic vote drew near, Hell's Kitchen were the first to raise their hands and offer the opportunity for a same sex couple to celebrate their marriage at the restaurant, for free. People clamoured for the opportunity, other businesses jumped on the bandwagon in a fit of rainbow ... More >>
As supporters for marriage equality gather at the capitol, Hell's Kitchen has made an interesting offer. As supporters and opponents have engaged in debate, Hell's Kitchen has been a vocal supporter for the equal rights of their friends and staff to have the right to make their committed relationshi ... More >>
Alternative meats are starting to come back into vogue these days and Downtown Minneapolis hotspot Hell's Kitchen is hitching a ride on the alt-meat bandwagon in a big way. As of late last week the restaurant started serving kangaroo steaks as one of their regular dinner time meal options. According ... More >>
.This weekend Hell's Kitchen is celebrating Easter as only Hell's Kitchen can; with a slurry of live music and food specials. On Easter Sunday, downtown Minneapolis's Hell's Kitchen is serving a special dinner event featuring live music from Minneapolis blues man Javier Matos and some holiday walley ... More >>
Deleter is that enigma that can't be categorized. The Minneapolis group has released a single each week during the month of March for their EP A/B Series. The new album constantly keeps the listener on their toes, incorporating slivers of sound that come and go, recognizable, yet mutating before the ... More >>
Ah, yes, Valentine's Day. Maybe you're the hopeless romantic type, and you've had this night all planned out for you and your special someone since October, and if that's the case, jolly good for you. More likely, though, you just remembered, like, two days ago that this stupid holiday was happeni ... More >>
Are you going to Hell for the apocalypse? If you do, you'll at least get a nice dinner and a glass of champagne out of the deal. To celebrate (if that's the proper word) the end of the Mayan calendar and the ostensible end of the world, Hell's Kitchen will be going out in style with a party on Frid ... More >>
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Playing hide and seek is like one of those breathless dreams of being endlessly chased -- but entirely in real life. The stakes are usually pretty low in most H&S games, but the Minneapolis post-rock trio Hardcore Crayons takes it to the extreme in their new video for "Sarcasmic," a single off t ... More >>
If you're looking for a new way to get over the midweek hump, Hell's Kitchen has recently created a new option. Hopping on the same bandwagon as other major Twin Cities restaurants, Hell's Kitchen is invading the craft cocktail scene: From 9 p.m. until close every Wednesday night, you can head down ... More >>
In honor of its 10th year in business and to celebrate the opening of Angel Food Bakery (the official Grand Opening will be held over Mother's Day weekend), Hell's Kitchen is hosting a customer appreciation brunch this Sunday, May 6. Last year Hell's Kitchen promised that if it could reach its goal ... More >>
This weekend in music is a throwback with Freedy Johnston in St. Paul and Social Distortion across town with a sold-out show. The rest of the heavy-hitters are also performing on Friday with Haley Bonar co-headlining with Peter Wolf Crier, while Rogue Valley performs a free show at the U of M, and r ... More >>
Related:Lovely Dark on nature and Territories' evolving soundsTwo of the lovelies in area percussive folk-rock troupe Lovely Dark recently showed up at Hell's Kitchen, the site of this weekend's album release show, to sample the goods for a new episode of the restaurant's In the Kitchen series. In t ... More >>
We've reported, speculated, and anticipated it for months, but it looks like downtown eatery, music venue, and one of our very favorite breakfast places, Hell's Kitchen, will finally open its much-buzzed about bakery, Angel Food, in two week.Here are details on opening day and what it will be servin ... More >>
This is a weekend to explore new bands that are experimenting with new sounds. New pieces are created daily; included in this weekend's CD releases are Chastity Brown's highly anticipated album, Ghostmouth's brash collection, along with Janiva Magness and Josh Mogck's contributions to new music.
Austin, TX has become the mecca for performing artists of all genres. The Twin Cities will have a strong presence in the land of hipsters mixed with corporate sponsorships and industry professionals. For those that can't make the trip down south, catch them this weekend before they ma ... More >>
A stellar group of local musicians have put together a show at Hell's Kitchen on March 30 to help raise money and awareness for Minnesotans United For All Families, a wide-ranging alliance of community and business leaders throughout the state who are working to defeat an amendment on the bal ... More >>
At this point, anyone with a computer and a random craving could declare any day on the calendar to be National Pizza Day, or National Rhubarb Day, and social media being what it is, the world would believe it in a matter of hours. But when we learned that today is National Peanut Butter Day, we th ... More >>
Unless you're Bobby McFerrin, you can probably understand the oxymoronic comfort that comes with being sad. There's solace to be found in the drawn shades, the blanket piles, and the tears. Few understand this better than Nona Marie and the Choir. The harmony-fueled side project of Dark Dark Dark ... More >>
So this is the new year And I have no resolutions For self assigned penance For problems with easy solutions - Death Cab for Cutie
We first reported that Hell's Kitchen was considering expanding its business with a bakery, and now plans are moving forward. The downtown stalwart with the eclectic decor will be branching out beyond sausage bread and enormous cinnamon rolls to include cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and bread. H ... More >>
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold. Settle down with some local music this weekend.
Take time away from shopping and eating this weekend to enjoy some shows.
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Every show this weekend is Halloween-themed... make sure you have a costume ready.
"Oh how I feel alive and through autumn's advancing / We'll stay young, go dancing."-Death Cab for Cutie
"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."-Richard Nelson Bolles
For National Hamburger Month: A taste test of non-beef burgers at Hell's Kitchen and Uncle Frankie'sTo celebrate Hamburger Month, the Hot Dish has been sampling various burgers around Minneapolis. We've tested black bean burgers on the West Bank and veggie burgers on Lyndale Avenue. In this ... More >>
Nick Haas and his band-mates have taken jazz and put a modern spin on the old standards. The trio is gearing up for their CD release at Minneapolis's quirky and delicious Hell's Kitchen. Share in the musical experience this Friday, May 21st.
"What's the point of going out? We're just going to end up back here anyways." - Homer Simpson
Hell's Kitchen seems like an appropriate place to celebrate Admin Professionals DayAccording to our handy wall calendar, today is Administrative Professionals Day. Apparently our bosses don't have the same calendar, as the morning has passed like any other in a haze of drudgery and thankles ... More >>
"Vinyl will always survive. Hopefully indie records stores can too." - Mark TrehusIt's been almost forty years since Oar Folkjokeopus first opened its doors on 26th and Lyndale. The storefront has outlived the 8-track, the cassette, and the cd as the dominant musical forms pushed by an industry ... More >>
Minneapolis has no shortage of venues. However, the city also has no shortage of quality bands in search of a stage either. Popular downtown restaurant Hell's Kitchen recently threw their hat into the venue ring, seeking to better utilize their stage and sound system. The restaurant prides ... More >>
Kei TerauchiFluffy, tangy, sweet, and everything nice"You wanna treat?" Within my dog's limited human vocabulary, the word "treat" has a special meaning. His eyes twinkle. And with his tail wagging, he opens his mouth slightly, panting a steady rhythm. A pool of drool starts in the sides of ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerCharlie Parr with Jeff Mitchell January 29, 2011 Hell's Kitchen, Minneapolis When Hell's Kitchen moved its location into the garden-level space formerly occupied by Rossi's a couple years ago, it not only gained more room for tables and booths as well as a new dinner me ... More >>
Lisa GulyaLemon ricotta pancakes at Hell's Kitchen If cabin fever sets in during this family-focused long weekend, brunch is the perfect excuse to escape. This week's food fight features two spots serving ricotta pancakes, light and sweet, easier to swallow than relatives' relentless remembe ... More >>
Photo by Wijadi JodiNadine DuboisNadine Dubois, director of the vintage striptease company Lili's Burlesque Revue, and Tony Perello present this Halloween edition of Carnivale of the Bizarre at Hell's Kitchen. The interactive experience runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. this Sunday, and features a vari ... More >>
I hit Hell's Kitchen and find the fare sinful and divine at the same time.