Highland Park (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Best of the Twin Cities 2014: Food and drink categories

    Finally, the big day is here! The Best of the Twin Cities 2014 issue hits newsstands today, chock-full of the metro's crème de la crème in shopping, services, recreation, and yes -- restaurants. Hot Dish gathered up all of our many food and drink winners for you to check out in one handy locatio ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Vikings' Matt Kalil to bring Pieology Pizza to Minnesota

    Pizza and football go together like lutefisk and church dinners -- one just doesn't feel right without the other. In recent years, some of the sport's biggest stars have latched on to certain pizza chains, dividing pizza fans in the same manner as football fans. Peyton Manning works with Papa John's ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Joan Schmitt and Susan Dunlop of Joan's in the Park talk Open Table awards and steak

    It's been nearly two years since we first visited Joan's in the Park, a charming neighborhood bistro in Highland Park run by two industry veterans, Joan Schmitt and Susan Dunlop, who have years of steakhouse experience between them. Together they took on the rather daunting task of creating a menu t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 13, 2013

    7th Street Social is hit or miss

    The new St. Paul eatery jumps between highs and lows

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    October 29, 2013

    The unhappy tale of Chatterbox's happy hour lobster

    The Chatterbox Pub unveiled a new happy hour menu two months ago. It included new food and drink specials, as well as $2 off everything on their regular beer and wine list. Much of the new menu is familiar happy hour fare: chili cheese fries, pork sliders, pub pretzels. But at the Highland Park a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Black Joe Lewis: If you like cheap, go listen to Miley Cyrus

    You really couldn't pick a better mascot for this oasis of the freaky in the Lone Star State than Black Joe Lewis, whose guitar-driven rhythm and blues sound crackles with down-home warmth and a few traces of heady psychedelia. Formerly known as Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, the group has tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Seventh Street Social now open in St. Paul

    One of St. Paul's most anticipated fall restaurant openings happened without much pomp or circumstance yesterday afternoon. Seventh Street Social, a new contemporary comfort classics eatery that is in no way associated with Eat Street or Northeast Social, is now officially up and running in Hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    7th Street Social coming soon to Highland Park

    Renovation is underway 7th Street Social, a new bar and restaurant moving into the old Casa Vieja space in St. Paul's Highland Park. MSP Magazine says Tobie Nidetz, a restaurant consultant who has worked with his fair share of local spots like Ike's Food & Cocktails, the Sample Room, and Ry ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2013
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    December 26, 2012

    Lynden's Soda Fountain busted for selling candy cigarettes

    The charming and authentic Lynden's Soda Fountain in St. Paul's Highland Park area announced via Twitter that it will no longer be stocking their retro sweets shelves with candy cigars or cigarettes. Apparently there is a hard and fast legal reason that you rarely see them sold at gas stations, swee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Punch Pizza expanding to Woodbury

    Punch will be expanding its mini empire of seriously good Neapolitan-style pizzas when it opens its eighth store in Woodbury, the company announced on its Facebook page. Punch says it has signed the lease and expects to open in June. Here's where you can find it.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Chef's Day Off: Where Susan Dunlop of Joan's in the Park likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 12, 2012

    Colossal Cafe lives up to its name

    From small digs in Minneapolis to a big place and bigger flavor in St. Paul

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Summit Backyard Bash is Saturday

    Last year Summit Brewing Company celebrated 25 years of beer with a blowout in the brewery's backyard. This year they turn 26. Seems like a good excuse to throw another party. And party is just what the folks at Summit plan to do. This year's Summit Backyard Bash happens Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Beer Dabbler Highland Fest and All Pints North Beer Fest this Saturday

    Saturday is a big day for beer fests. In the Twin Cities the Beer Dabbler returns for the fourth annual Highland Fest event in St. Paul. For those up north or headed up north there's the first ever All Pints North festival in Duluth, sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Tickets are still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Paul Summers, missing St. Paul man, found dead

    Paul Summers, 50, disappeared from his mother's Highland Park home Sunday. He was found dead this morning, according to City Pages contributor and sister-in-law Joy Summers.Summers was the son of the late Judge Joseph Summers, original co-host of Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac" program.

  • Restaurants

    May 9, 2012

    Sparks touches on Mediterranean using wood-burning oven

    Restaurant fills old Bryn Mawr Coffee shop space

  • Restaurants

    March 14, 2012

    My Burger, Turkey To Go, and Which Wich reviewed

    A taste test of three new fast-casual restaurants

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Ford plant closure symptomatic of capitalism's ills, writes World Socialist

    ​Weeks after the last Ford vehicle build in Minnesota rolled off the Highland Park assembly line, the World Socialist Website writes that the plant's closure is symptomatic of the decline of American manufacturing. The fact that one of the world's leading sources for left-wing news and analysis pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Joan's in the Park: A first look

    ​The cozy space that St. Paul's Highland Park residents have long known as Grandpa Tony's pizzeria has been transformed into a neighborhood bistro. The walls received a warm coat of soft mustard-colored paint, and white linens cover the tabletops.  Despite having only the one large front wind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    TCF Bank robber caught on camera in St. Paul [PHOTOS]

    FBISeen this guy?​The FBI said this afternoon that a man walked into the the TCF Bank branch on Ford Parkway in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, implied that he had a gun in a paper bag, and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He either didn't know or didn't care that he was bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Tom Hackbarth reloads with gun-rights amendment

    Tom Hackbarth exercises his Second Amendment rights.​Rep. Tom Hackbarth likes his guns, especially when they're strapped to his hip outside a Planned Parenthood office while he hunts for a girlfriend he met online. So it only makes sense, really, that he'd want to ensure that his right to keep an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    The Grand Sandwich is now delivering

    Look deep into my olives and tell me what you see​ When Dan Esrig graduated with a degree in geography from Macalester College last year, he realized what he wanted was in his own back yard.  He wanted to open a sandwich spot that would serve the student's need for late night, affordable food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Tom Hackbarth won't be charged in armed search for girlfriend

    Tom Hackbarth parks at Planned Parenthood, and his career takes a turn for the worse.​St. Paul police suspected Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth of stalking and harassment the day he strapped a loaded gun to his hip, parked his pickup truck next to Planned Parenthood in Highland Park, and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Rep. Tom Hackbarth's loaded gun seized by cops near Planned Parenthood

    Hackbarth packs heat when he visits the ladies.​Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth went looking for a date the other day in a Highland Park alley, with his Smith and Wesson .38 strapped to his waist. He chose an odd place to park his pickup truck, too: The Planned Parenthood clinic lot, wher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Psycho Suzi's liquidation sale--all liquids must go--this Week in Food.

    Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. ​ Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Heiruspecs' Sean McPherson slings food recommendations

    Whether you want vegetarian Ethiopian or a solid strawberry shake, Sean McPherson has your rec.​Sean McPherson is a busy guy: When he's not working in McNally Smith College of Music's hip-hop department, he's hosting trivia around the Twin Cities with Trivia Mafia or playing with his band Heir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    DWITT: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 97: DWITT (a.k.a. David Ruddy Witt)  City: Saint Paul (Highland Park)  Years spent living in MN: 31He may not be an actual rock star, but prolific artist DWITT (David Witt) is as close as you can get without picking up a guitar. In fact, his mere association with an event usuall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Ford says no turning back on St. Paul plant closure

    Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant once built 300,000 Ranger pickup trucks a year​Despite a last-ditch, bi-partisan plea from Gov. Tim Pawlenty and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Ford Motor Company's St. Paul truck plant is now all but certain to be shuttered in 2011. The two politicos made wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Planned Parenthood announces new St. Paul HQ

    ​Planned Parenthood's Highland Park clinic in St. Paul, the frequent scene of anti-abortion protests -- and, more recently, counter-protests favoring reproductive rights -- is closing up shop. But the services it offers aren't going away. Instead, the women's reproductive health organization ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2009
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    August 17, 2009

    Circus Juventas bleachers collapse during final performance, 450 people fall

    At the end of the St. Paul youth circus's final performance, half of the audience fell as the bleachers underneath them collapsed.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Free hot dogs for Cecil's 60th, through Sunday

    We're giving you this information with the understanding that you will not start any Popeyey's/KFC-style riots, okay?

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Save some cash on your Thanksgiving meal

    We don't want anyone skipping the best meal of the year because they can't afford it.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Punch Pizza takes over the Twin Cities

    pizza.jpg Another branch of the beloved Neapolitan pizzaria opens today on Grand Avenue.

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2008
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    March 23, 2005

    Chicken Run

    The metro area's three greatest takeout chickens are revealed

  • Restaurants

    November 12, 2003

    Punch Drunk Love

    The Twin Cities' original neapolitan pizza purveyor is almost as hard to top as one of its top-flight pies

  • Restaurants

    May 9, 2001
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    May 24, 2000
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    March 15, 2000
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    March 8, 2000
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    September 29, 1999
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    July 28, 1999
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    July 14, 1999
  • Books

    June 23, 1999

    Vegetarians at the Gate

    Health-food heavyweight Whole Foods takes aim at the Uptown crowd

  • News

    March 10, 1999
  • Restaurants

    January 20, 1999
  • Books

    June 10, 1998

    Anatomy of a Storm

    Why some trees stood their ground while others toppled

  • News

    January 17, 1996

    Big Brother, Inc.

    Why are businesses spying on their own employees more and more? Because they can.

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