James Beard

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Tim Fischer Returns to Minnesota to Lead Cosmos, Cask Cookhouse, & Releve

    Tim Fischer, a James Beard Award nominee himself, has the aura of Beard surrounding him. The Minnesota born and raised chef ("My parents moved us up to the lake when I was 10," he says, and by "the lake" he means Brainerd) headed to the Culinary Institute of America as soon as he turned 18. Like an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    More details on the Salt Cellar, the Lenny Russo-influenced steakhouse heading to St. Paul

    You might know him as the Forager Chef. Or you may know him as Lenny Russo's former sous chef at Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market. But soon you'll know Alan Bergo as the executive chef at St. Paul's forthcoming modern steakhouse, the Salt Cellar. See also: Red Stag to host Friends of James ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Red Stag to host Friends of James Beard benefit dinner

    Buckle up your seatbelts Minneapolis, because the James Beard Foundation is coming to town in a big way. On Sunday, October 5, the Red Stag Supper Club will host a benefit dinner for the foundation, and the event roster is filled to the brim with top chefs from across the Twin Cities. The host chef ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    The Left Handed Cook: A first look at new Midtown Global Market stall

    Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are challenging preconceived notions about what a stand inside Midtown Global Market is capable of creating. Bearing no resemblance to most other grab-and-go spots in the city, it will soon be opening what's best described as a micro-restaurant. Fine-dining quality, comfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern wins James Beard Award

    Minnesota food celebrity and TV show host Andrew Zimmern has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Show on Location. His popular Bizarre Foods show is now in it's seventh season, with new episodes airing on the Travel Channel Mondays at 8 p.m. The James Beard Awards are known as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Gastro Non Grata and CSA selections this Week in Food

    We're inching toward farmer's market season, and the proof is in this week's events: from a CSA fair at Seward Co-op to the opening of Mill City Museum's new "Growing Strong: How Farmers Markets Nourish People, Communities and the Planet" exhibit, the veggies are in the air this Week in Food. 4/17 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Paul Berglund of The Bachelor Farmer: A chef in the making, part 1

    Since opening its doors last summer, The Bachelor Farmer has become one of the Twin Cities' it dining spots. Owned by Eric and Andrew Dayton (sons of a certain hockey-loving governor), it's been lauded locally and nationally, and last month it received a James Beard semifinalist nod for Best New Res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    James Beard Award finalists include Twin Cities names - Updated

    ​The James Beard award semifinalist list was announced today, and on the list were some familiar names. The awards were established in 1990 and named for chef, food writer, and celebrated lover of life, James Beard. The awards are the highest honor available to food professionals. Part of why the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Author Gabrielle Hamilton and the Surly Mild release this week in food

    January ends with a Week in Food that begins at the library and ends in a steaming pot of homemade chili. Sounds about right to us.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat with the Bizarre Foods czar, Part 1

    ​After traveling the globe, conquering the world one plate at a time, Andrew Zimmern brings the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods home to roost. This season, which premieres Monday, Zimmern focuses entirely on food in the United States. To kick off the season, he's highlighting food from Minnesota. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Good deeds, a beer dinner, and afternoon tea this week in food

    Food Day arrives at Coffman Union​In the lead-up to everyone's favorite candy-laden holiday it can't hurt to embrace some healthier activities before you go full-on gut-rot. Thankfully this week in food brings both the first Food Day at Coffman Union and a great charitable opportunity at Soler ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Jamie Malone of Sea Change: Chef Chat, Part 1

    Joy SummersChef Jamie Malone takes the lead at Sea Change​It was recently announced that the chef de cuisine title at Sea Change, the sustainable seafood restaurant at the Guthrie, would be handed over to an insider, Jamie Malone. After flying in chefs from around the country to try out, Sea Chang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Corner Table's Scott Pampuch: Chef Chat, Part 3

    Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner Table​Today is our final installment in our conversation with chef and restaurant owner Scott Pampuch in the kitchen of his restaurant Corner Table. (Read parts 1 and 2 here.) He's been buzzing through his kitchen the entire time, and finally the sausage is r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    James Beard Awards accepting nominations

    Beard gets out the vote!​Minneapolis is coming off a 2-year winning streak at the James Beard Awards, with Tim McKee and Alex Roberts taking home the Best Chef Midwest title in 2009 and 2010, respectively. If you'd like to nominate someone deserving of that award or another (best new restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Salty Tart's Michelle Gayer: Chef Chat, part 2

    Lisa GulyaMichelle Gayer of the Salty Tart bakery​ Today we bring you part 2 of our interview with Michelle Gayer, chef-owner at the Salty Tart bakery in Minneapolis's Midtown Global Market. (Here's part 1.) Today Gayer talks about why she likes making pastries more than bread and her favorite dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Celebrity Chef Tour comes to Minneapolis

    A foodie's dream come true.​Dining at the James Beard House in New York City is an experience very few people enjoy. Since chances are slim that any of us will ever be invited, the next best thing is happening in Minneapolis on Thursday: The Celebrity Chef Tour creates the experience of those dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Spoonriver's Brenda Langton: Chef Chat, Part 2

    A.J. OlmscheidSpoonriver owner Brenda Langton outside the Mill City Farmers Market​Today we bring you the second part of our chat with longtime Twin Cities restaurateur and chef Brenda Langton. (Here's part 1 if you missed it.) Langton talks more about her upcoming Spoonriver cookbook, the imp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Heartland now open in new Market House digs

    Heartland is back, in a big way!​ So far, the Hot Dish hasn't made a big deal about Heartland's move from St. Claire and Fairview to its new Lowertown digs. There was supposed to be a bigger dining room, an adjacent food market, a more bustling location, and so on...okay, cool, great, sure. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Cafe Maude's Burke Forster: Chef Chat

    courtesy of Burke Forster Cooking to the Reggae beat.​Burke Forster, head chef at Cafe Maude, has a culinary history rooted in a legendary Minneapolis brunch spot, "My first job was at Poulet on 26th and Lyndale [the space that is now Common Roots], my aunt owned the restaurant, and I was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Tommy Begnaud of Town Talk Diner: Chef Chat, part 3

    courtesy of Tommy BegnaudTommy, its been great getting to know ya!​ Today we conclude part 3 of our series with chef Tommy Begnaud, who has created a new summer menu at Town Talk Diner. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of our discussion here.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Now Open: Il Gatto

    Cat's outta the bag: Parasole replaces Figlio with Il Gatto tonight!

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    James Beard Awards finalists announced

    See which locals made the short list for this year's foodie Oscars...

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Tim McKee set to revive the Guthrie's restaurant

    Hooray! The La Belle Vie chef is set to reinvent the Cue space this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    FireLake brings Minnesota elk to NYC

    elk2(2).jpgFireLake chef Paul Lynch will debut his cooking for the James Beard House in NYC today.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Where the Locals Eat? Not in my book.

    A new guidebook that's not worth the paper it's printed on.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008
  • Restaurants

    May 2, 2007

    Cheap is the New Hot

    Got Champagne tastes and a Grain Belt budget? Welcome to the Minneapolis of your dreams.

  • 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

    March 14, 2001
  • Books

    December 18, 1996