In just a few short hours, everyone and their mom will be sporting their finest Old Navy American flag t-shirt and taking pictures of fireworks that they will never look at again. Independence Day has arrived.While everyone has his or her own way of celebrating the Fourth of July, the one thing that ... More >>
Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station, but when you get up early enough or make plans to meet friends, breakfast becomes an event. Instead of chancing your poached eggs on an amateur, wasting calories on anything less than ... More >>
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See Also:Adrian Peterson appears in court looking dapper, says he's "200 percent innocent"Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson may have started training camp for the 2012-13 campaign on the physically unable to perform list, but he's taking reps in a new video by North Minneapolis rapper Smart ... More >>
The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>
Photo Credit: Susan PowersAuthor, chef and blogger, Zoe Francois sets up a shot in her kitchenAuthor of the wildly successful ...in 5 Minutes a Day cookbooks and accomplished pastry chef Zoë François has been traveling the country promoting her latest book with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, Artisan ... More >>
Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>
Maybe you've been serving the same boring turkey dressing at Thanksgiving for years and you're ready to break out of your rut. Or maybe you'll just enjoy watching Aunt Martha gag when you tell her, after dinner, what her two helpings of stuffing were made from. Either way, here are five real Thanksg ... More >>
Glory Days Bar and GrillIn 2011, it's difficult to understand where the concept of the sports bar originated. With multiple and massive flat-panel HDTVs in just about every bar or restaurant in town--regardless of theme or philosophy--it's not easy to remember a time when the sports bar could ... More >>
But Nicollet Avenue hot spot could do more with its concept
Not making his own phone call meant Bob missed out on La Grassa's deliciousness.Another catfight went down two Saturdays ago in the ongoing and ever-more-ridiculous war between restaurateurs and tweeting foodies. The Star Tribune recounts Bar La Grassa's social media nightmare surrounding Bob H ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nato ColesNato Coles has been involved in the Midwest DIY scene for several years, first gaining notoriety with Milwaukee's Modern Machines before moving to Brooklyn and recently settling in Minneapolis. In his first year in the Twin Cities, Coles has established the "borderline ... More >>
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 >>
Jim Thome at the batStarting about the time his Labor Day home run hit the flag pole at Target Field, everyone's been expecting big things out Jim Thome and the rest of the Twins as they head into their playoff run this week against the Yankees. We've named Thome our Twin of the month. Sport ... More >>
Fans of the Minnesota Twins are clearly flying high after our beloved local 9 clinched the Central Division title late Tuesday night (their 6th title in 9 years). And, perfectly timed to celebrate the occasion and to get all of us psyched for the postseason (as if we weren't, already), avid Twins ... More >>
Get this man some FritosIf you wake up to The Current during weekday mornings, then you probably have breakfast with Steve Seel, who hosts the 6-10 a.m. show with Jill Riley. But what does Seel, a guy who gets up before the sun, nosh on?
Chris Bohnhoff PhotographyThe chef as still life. 20.21's resident chef Asher Miller is as comfortable making the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry out of chocolate as he is whipping together a rest stop lunch on the weekend. But at the end of the day, this chef prefers a heap of mango salsa and ... More >>
Photo: DotBenjaminThe true price of a deep-fried Twinkie on a stickDo you look around at the State Fair and think, hmm, "sturdy Midwesterner" doesn't seem to do justice anymore to folks in line for deep-fried Twinkies on a stick? You're on the right track. Twenty-five percent of Minnesotans ... More >>
Last weekend, Toby Keith opened his eighth I Love This Bar & Grill at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. The measurements are impressive: the 14,700 square-foot restaurant has a capacity of 850, and 38 HDTV monitors for viewing sporting events. There's live music (Tues-Sun) and dancing- ... More >>
This week, Kate snacks chez Stewart Woodman and hits up Chris Olson's Evolution of Food dinner.
Are the steamed sponge cakes really a step up from deep-fried? America's Finest News Source reports...
Won't eat sushi? What if it's made with Swedish fish?
We put Lynne Rossetto Kasper's latest to the test
Well, Carlos Silva certainly shut me up yesterday. Here's his line: five full innings, five hits, one run, walk, strikeout. He wasn't brilliant or dominant and started off looking like a meltdown waitin ... More >>
On the brink of what will likely be make-or-break matchups against Chicago and Detroit, a main question mark for the Twins is--surprise!--their starting rotation.
The language you speak may determine your math skills, Arlen Specter contemplating suing the president, Vancouver residents can pay their parking meters by phone, the Twinkie cookbook, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Remember this time last year when everyone was falling all over themselves predicting a World Series trip for the beloved Twinkies? Safe to say it's been a long year since then.
I've never been a fan of Bradke Ball--the guy had one great season, his stuff would be better-than-good only if he were left-handed, he rarely shows the tougher-than-nails determination to be a true staff ace--but it's hard not to feel a little sorry for him these days. Last night's pathetic suppor ... More >>
And why the AL Central won't be so kind in '05 The tragedy of the weekend for the Twinkies was the prospect of losing Carlos Silva for half, or maybe all, of the season. That's since been reviewed, and the injury to his right (pushoff) knee has been deemed less serious, but it's still a bad sign: ... More >>
Opening pitch is less than an hour away for the Twinkies, so it seems like the only time to note the remarkable pre-season hype bestowed upon the team. Just two months ago, Peter Gammons was on Sportscenter saying the number three story of the season--behind the Yankees-Sox rivalry and the steroid ... More >>
You might be a few moronic multiple-choice answers away from the prize of a lifetime. Or not.
The sad, strange case of Darren Odell and the sorry state of our insanity laws
With American Movie, director Chris Smith finds the heart of cinema in the unlikely environs of Milwaukee
Wrestling with the popularity of our most incredible--and most American--sport