J.P. Samuelson

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Figlio to host summer beer series

    Figlio, in its new incarnation at the Shops at the West End in St. Louis Park, is partnering with some favorite local breweries to host a summer beer series, featuring monthly tastings and food pairings from Figlio's executive chef J.P. Samuelson. The events will take place on Thursdays each month t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 7, 2012

    Figlio returns with old favorites

    The former Uptown institution gets a St. Louis Park makeover

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Figlio makes a comeback

    See also:Primebar opens in Il Gatto spaceIl Gatto ClosedIl Gatto replaces FiglioJust a week after the old space was reopened as PrimeBar, the phoenix of Figlio rises from its original Uptown location and heads for the suburbs. Yesterday it was announced that Parasole sold the brand to the owners of ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 18, 2011

    Sopranos Italian hits some high notes

    J.P. Samuelson joins the Crave team

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Letter of the Day: Solera's Reboot

    Change: It's hard, people!​Today's Letter of the Day comes in response to last week's blog post, Solera reopens: Ben Graves gives details on the new menu and decor:

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Top 5 restaurant breakups

    Universal PicturesIf Jennifer Aniston were Tim McKee, then who would Vince Vaughn be?​Valentine's Day is a celebration of love. But then, it's hard not to think about relationships that have gone sour. Let's open up a box of chocolates and take a stroll down memory lane of top five Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Sopranos Italian Kitchen to replace Ringo's with JP Samuelson at the helm

    The Sopranos move into Ringo's grave.​Kaskaid Hospitality, parent company of the CRAVE restaurant chain, is having a busy winter. After recently taking over Palomino's space downtown, the Talebi brothers are planning to launch Sopranos Italian Kitchen with chef J.P. Samuelson, most recently of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Celebrity Chef Tour Minneapolis: the slideshow

    Tim McKee's grilled lamb ribeye ‚ÄčA legendary feast took place at Solera last Thursday as a multitude of culinary superpowers combined forces at a benefit for the James Beard Foundation--supporters of all things educational and extraordinary about food. Nine chefs. Nine courses. Here is the team: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Taste of the Nation HOTList has a hot list of chefs

    ‚ÄčThe annual Taste of the Nation HOTList takes place at the Guthrie on June 24 and features the cooking/shaking of 15 favorite Twin Cities chefs and mixologists. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the local dining scene, so if you have yet to dine at, say, Bar La Grassa, Cafe Maude, or the Strip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    MPR's Midmorning talks food with MSPMag, Strib

    Kerri Miller talks Twin Cities dining with local food critics Rick Nelson and Adam Platt.

  • Restaurants

    August 23, 2006

    Carrot Invitational

    How do chefs think, and why do they do what they do? A challenge involving the humblest produce reveals all.

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    June 8, 2005

    Chef Driven

    What a difference a chef makes: Marianne Miller, newly established at Bobino, turns an old reliable into a new joy

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    April 14, 2004

    Raising Cane

    If C&H is the only sugar in your kitchen cabinets, you've got some sweet surprises in store

  • Restaurants

    November 13, 2002

    Birds Gone Wild

    From the great outdoors to your oven

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    February 7, 2001
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    January 22, 1997