The buzz is true: The beloved little Standish neighborhood Citizen Cafe is no more. Husband and wife duo Michael and Seaen MacKay ran the restaurant together for six years, and served the sort of crowd-pleasing, scratch comfort food that attracts a neighborhood following -- a sloppy Joe encased in p ... More >>
If your idea of a perfect bowl of ramen features rich porky broth with fatty slabs of pork belly bobbing around, you're not alone. Tonkotsu ramen, or pork bone ramen, is a chef's -- and diner's -- darling. But in their ongoing, epic quest for the perfect bowl, Zen Box owners John Ng and Lina Goh h ... More >>
Shonen Knife are hitting a major career milestone later this year when they return to the Twin Cities. The garage rockers from Osaka, Japan, have a September show at Turf Club marking their 1,000th since forming in 1981. They plan to celebrate with a special set list with founding member Atsuko Yama ... More >>
The experimental music series runs Mondays through July
Daniel Klein, chef and filmmaker, had moved to Minnesota with the idea of opening his own restaurant to promote farm-to-table cooking. When he realized that we already had a wealth of chefs doing just that, he turned to his other passion, filmmaking. He and girlfriend Mirra Fine created the Pe ... More >>
We may not have Lollapalooza, but there are still plenty of bands in the Twin Cities this weekend. This Friday Dosh releases his new 7" at the 7th Street Entry while Haley Bonar takes on the Turf, fronting the new wave band Gramma's Boyfriend. Be sure to hang around First Ave and the Entry Satu ... More >>
Dishes from pierogies to bahn mi are under $10
With the change in weather, there is a need to shake off the winter blues and socialize more. Headlining the Dakota fresh off their tour is Davina and the Vagabonds, while Guster share the stage at The Pantages with comedian Jeff Garlin. If you don't have tickets to the First Aid Kit at the Cedar Cu ... More >>
Cinephiles who appreciate a 110-137 BPM range take note: The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think concert film is in movie theaters for an exclusive one-night showing Wednesday, February 1. Popcorn-rockin' beats? You bet. And the best thing about this news locally is that Gimme Noise has a pair of tick ... More >>
Council Bluffs Police DepartmentGiving new meaning to the phrase, "lost dog."A mysterious hot dog man showed up in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, giving new meaning to the phrase "lost dog." The Daily Nonpareil newspaper reports that one morning earlier this month, the local police departme ... More >>
Style over substance in Uptown
Who makes the Twin Cities Top Ramen?It's never too hot to eat ramen, especially if the soup has been made by a chef vs. ripped out of a plastic package and warmed up in the microwave. So get to the Twin Cities first ever ramen-off on Thursday, July 21 at Create Catering Dining Studio. Vario ... More >>
One-man-masked-band Hastings 3000 is in the midst of his first tour, which will find him jetting out to the West Coast, Hawaii, and Japan. Here's the third installment of his tour diary (first installment here, second here). Check back over the next two weeks for more updates from his tour.
STF sticks up for frogs.Frog legs enjoyed a certain level of kitschy popularity about 30 years ago, appearing regularly in Twin Cities buffets. But today, only a few of our restaurants serve the amphibs on their daily menus, and scant others offer them as seasonal specials. Perhaps it's because ... More >>
Corner Table's idea of diner and a movie means a three-course meal followed by a documentary films about conscientious eating: The restaurant is pairing up with the Cooking MN Meetup Group (local group that meets twice a month for dinner/drinks/education and chats about food and drink) for t ... More >>
Every '70s rocker's "first favorite band" Kiss is known for being outlandish, over the top, dirty old man-like and typically first of a kind for many things. Kiss coffeeshops, blood in their comic book ink, or doing an online press conference for their fans, as they did Tuesday in full make-up ba ... More >>
Bruce ChristiansonLocal writer Heather McElhatton is no stranger to the seductive power of food. The author of the popular book Pretty Little Mistakes released Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single last year, a book in which the main character is often found running for the nearest Cinnabo ... More >>
Trocaderos shuts its doors, Phoenix makes the Varsity sweat & next week's best new releases.
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The Japanese rice drink is only one of the joys
Acid Mothers Temple sing a swan song for the land of the setting sun
Perennial pleasers Udupi and Tanpopo are even better following their rebirths
Well-reasoned rants on mayonnaise, plagiarism, and the hoped-for demise of the pretend seaside
Wolf Eyes: The brutal cacophony of lunatic noisemakers
'Spirited Away' resurrects the master of Japanese animation
Proof That Inmates Sometimes Take Over the Asylum
Pedestrian traffic: Godzilla is smaller than the sum of its parts.
Perhaps it's best to say that Saji-Ya has entered a period of rest after its long spate of medal-winning in the early '90s.