Highland Park (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Mac's vs. Cecil's: The Reuben rumble

    How far can a little greatness take you? Does one great scene make a great film? Does one song make a great album? Does one great ingredient make a great dish? This is the conundrum we face this week. Behold the Reuben, the most delightful hot sandwich around. Each bite is alternately sour and ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2013

    The Real Houseboats of the Mississippi

    Floating with the live-aboards at the Watergate Marina and the St. Paul Yacht Club

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Blind Shake's Mike Blaha: The microphone can't hear you look cool

    Photo by Milena SivertsonOur ongoing series Behind the Boards has led Gimme Noise to visit the Twin Cities' most distinguished studios and talk with the engineers responsible for recording some of our favorite albums.This week we met with the Blind Shake's Mike Blaha, already a unique figure for ado ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2013

    Urban cavers fight over turf and free speech

    How an exploration dispute between academic Greg Brick and Action Squad's Gabe Carlson became a vicious legal battle

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Santana's Shape Shifter U.S. tour dates launch in Minnesota

    It no longer feels like yesterday (it was 1999, people) that guitar impresario Carlos Santana kicked his career into a new gear with the collaborative album Supernatural. Sure, Rob Thomas had plenty to do with it, but the Santana legacy is alive in a way that has grown past a crusty classic rock sla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Top 10 coffeehouses in the Twin Cities

    ​The second wave of coffee awareness has seized the Cities.  Where once we happily sipped diner swill for $1.50, when we were introduced to Starbucks the coffee snob revolution began. Now we have single-cup brewing of fair trade beans and elegant surroundings in which to savor them.  We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 6

    ​Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Kopplin's Coffee moving to Merriam Park

    A.J. OlmscheidKopplin moves its coffee--and hot chocolate--across town. ​Andrew Kopplin, proprietor of Kopplin's, announced news that's been long in the making: He's moving his Highland Park coffee shop across town to Merriam Park. The new spot, on the intersection of Cleveland and Marshall, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Twins fans ready to believe anything good about Joe Mauer?

    He's got his doubters, but Mark Rosen is sticking with his story.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Food Fight: Bagels

    Bagels can be about as different as night and day but we put a couple head to head anyway.

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2005

    The Great Steak Hunt

    Taste-testing the best real dry-aged steaks for sale locally reveals a lucky, lucky, steaky, steaky metropolitan area

  • Restaurants

    January 29, 2003

    Flurries of Curries

    Reliable Malaysian favorite establishes new Hiawatha outpost, with Ethiopian accent

  • Restaurants

    June 13, 2001
  • Restaurants

    April 25, 2001
  • News

    March 22, 2000

    The Paper Trail

    What you won't read in the morning paper about how the news gets delivered

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • Books

    June 23, 1999

    The Cars of St. Bonifacius

    One licensed cab for every three people--and not a fare in sight: Welcome to the Panama of the North

  • Feature

    January 1, 1999

    Like a Prayer

    How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education

  • Restaurants

    November 11, 1998
  • News

    August 5, 1998

    The Last Block Party

    Pig's Eye Parrant bootlegged here 150 years ago. Then came the robber barons, the great wars, the spaghetti junctions, and the exodus to the suburbs. Its glory days gone, St. Paul's Brewery District tries upscaling--and evicting renters who don't belong.

  • Restaurants

    May 6, 1998

    The Alchemist

    Brian McElrath's Zinfandel-Balsamic Vinegar Truffle is so potent and rich it seems almost meaty.

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Saint Bore

    In Ward 3, home to one of St. Paul's two hotly contested City Council campaigns, the race parallels the mayoral contest. Incumbent Mike Harris has been drawing fire from his challenger, DFL endorsee Randy Schubring, for defending "the special interests of

  • News

    June 4, 1997

    Come to Pappas

    Stacked up against Bobbi Megard (left), state Sen. Sandy Pappas (right) appeared feisty and ambitious