When you're entering La Belle Vie, several things catch your eye. There's the elegant chandelier dripping with crystals, the stately lounge with plush carpet and a swanky bar, and often, there is a tall man with dark hair, elegantly dressed, awaiting your arrival. Bill Summerville, wine expert and m ... More >>
And the good news just keeps on rolling in for Minneapolis restaurants. In their latest bout of regional attention, Midwest magazine named both Butcher & the Boar and the Prairie Kitchen & Bar to its list of best new Midwest attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The list is a ... More >>
The man charged with fatally shooting someone in a Millennium Hotel room earlier this year pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder Wednesday. Brian Vincent Griffin, a 33-year-old from Dayton, Minnesota, was smoking meth in the hotel room with three other people last February, according t ... More >>
Today, we conclude our interview with pastry chef John Kraus. In part 1, we heard stories from his competition days, and in part 2, we watched him cut his teeth in the kitchens of London. In part 3, everything comes together, and the craft he's worked so hard to hone helps him create the life for ... More >>
Brian Vincent Griffin, a 33-year-old from Dayton, Minnesota, has been charged in Minneapolis's first homicide of the year. According to the charges, Griffin was smoking meth with three others in a room at the Millennium Hotel early Saturday morning. Griffin got up as if he was leaving, but inste ... More >>
"I like to think of it as retro-meets-futuristic," General Manager Jake Uttich says of the decor at the gorgeous new location of The Oceanaire Seafood Room. "Like where the Jetsons would want to come to have dinner." The space, on the corner of 6th and Nicollet, does feel very much like the dinin ... More >>
The game is won on the field. Some bits of advice are impossible to follow to fruition. "The game is won on the field, Mallman." This is the kind of hodge-podge rhetoric that makes so much sense, you end up feeling like shit about yourself because you can never live up to it. Life is not won. If ... More >>
A crowd of hundreds walked and fought its way down Nicollet Mall Saturday night.A series of fights broke out after a teen dance party in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday night, causing wild scenes on busy streets, and leading to the arrests of three participants.Early news reports called the acti ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenWith only a couple of weeks left until the release of their reunion record, Mockingbird Time, the Jayhawks are flying into overdrive with a series of promotional shows, downloads, and appearances, including a recent stop at Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion last wee ... More >>
Oceanaire's Rick KimmesSo what's the big deal about this Copper River Salmon we've been hearing about? To get the scoop, the Hot Dish went to Oceanaire general manager Rick Kimmes to find out more about the bounty from this Alaska river and what makes it so delish. He not only educated us but gra ... More >>
Gourmet pizza for mozzarella lovers
Uptown Theatre, starts Friday
Holiday oysters on the cheap! After Manny's abandoned the Hyatt for its splashier W address, Oceanaire has been steadily holding down 1300 Nicollet without a whole lot of notice. But here's something to get your attention: The multiple "best"-winning seafood spot is offering $1 oysters all da ... More >>
Thinking about getting a tattoo? This your opportunity to succumb to the ink. There's no better time to say yes to that full sleeve or tiny ankle tat because this weekend Minneapolis will be teeming with over 200 of the world's best tattoo artists.
Spicer has the pleasure of getting hit in the face by professionals.
Legendary steakhouse now serving breakfast, lunch
The Avenger: Pete Barry goes after those "who live off the misery of others"
Snub leaves protest group wanting answers—and breakfast
Manny's Steakhouse, the second of our most essential Minnesota restaurants, is prosperity incarnate
First woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Domino's Pizza founder's holy city, Hyatt takes heat for racist conference, sex and corruption in the U.N., the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The lush wonders of Bill Daley's illustration gallery
The all-but-forgotten art of service is equal parts craft, dedication, and benevolent management
'Lost in Translation' revels in the beautiful nowhere
Patti Smith nominates Ralph Nader; Penelope Houston stumps for Howard Dean; Liz Phair endorses copulating barbies
Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?
Paying for Dick Cheney to stump for local GOP
Even a Food Scene in Full Flower Can Use a Little Gilding
Twin Citizens go for the gusto--any way we can
Reporters, police, and protesters dream Seattle's nightmare
Aquatennial hits Minneapolis where we live
The Minneapolis Police Department wants to make wearing a gas mask
Can Twin Cities boxing fight its way back into the fistic spotlight?
For aliments without cure, hope remains the eternal elixir
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
Minneapolis City Council members go to great lengths to keep meeting private so they can discuss... nothing?