Inside the Mall of America tundra, the knives will be sharp, the ingredients strange, and the chefs ready for an all-out throwdown. The annual Chef Challenge competition from Minnesota Monthly magazine pits many of the area's top chefs against one another to win the title and an oversized check. Thi ... More >>
When President Obama spoke in North Minneapolis earlier this month, he characterized his proposed semi-automatic rifle ban as "one thing we can do" to reduce gun violence and thereby save lives. But the numbers suggest a ban of that sort might have minimal impact.SEE ALSO: Would guns in the audience ... More >>
This Week in Food begins with pho and ends with pie, the ideal bookends to the final week in September. 9/27 Mississippi Market offers the chance to meander through Southeast Asian cooking in an entirely gluten-free fashion at Thursday night's class "Cooking Southeast Asian Flavors." The distinct ... More >>
:: ORIGINAL POST :: 2:50 p.m.A water main broke under Nicollet Mall this afternoon, raising concerns that the street could collapse. WCCO anchor Jason DeRusha tweeted the above picture of workers pumping water from under the street."[I]t's 10 times worse underground," DeRusha wrote.
A national roving blogger conference has selected Minneapolis for its next meeting. The conference, called TECHmunch, Includes a panel of such local food writing celebrities like Rachel Hutton, Jason DeRusha, Zoe Francois, Andrew Zimmern, and more. With a meal from food trucks and a reception ( ... More >>
If the Food Network's two top-rated competition shows decided to set down in a nice Midwestern town, their spawn would have been the yearly Local Chef Challenge, which played out this weekend at the Mall of America. Some of the most talented toques were selected to go head to head with a box of s ... More >>
After a whirlwind couple of months, Kevin Kathman promptly packed up his knives--and staff--and left Jack's yesterday morning. Our review was published just two weeks ago. The implication when Kathman took over the kitchen was that he would one day take over ownership of the entire re ... More >>
What began as a simple cake walk soon transformed into a sort of sweet vision quest for WCCO newsman Jason DeRusha. "I just don't know how I'm going to get this thing home," he remarked as the cake he'd won from event organizer and James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer loomed beh ... More >>
Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the MarketKitchen in the Market, the commercial kitchen and class space, is giving you a chance to cook alongside some of the Twin Cities' best-known chefs. The market has announced it is pairing with some of the area's top chefs and local food celebrities for ... More >>
The charity event includes a FREE tasting open to the publicOn Sunday, October 30, many of the best-known chefs in the Twin Cities are partnering with Dragsmith Farms at Solera to host a dinner celebrating the local harvest to benefit those who have a hard time putting food on the table. We ... More >>
A benefit with good tasteOrganizers had told the chefs to plan on about 350 people, but they were blown away by the crowd that attended last night's so called "Ramen-Off" competition, where local chefs vied for the title of best noodle soup. They might have guessed they were on to something when ... More >>
Whipping up desert.KARE 11 weather stud Sven Sundgaard is shirtless on the cover of the latest Lavender magazine -- with an apron, and smudged with brown goop that's supposed to be chocolate pudding. It looks like good clean fun to us. But to read the Strib's gossip columnist, you'd think th ... More >>
Jason DeRusha: Speechless.Maybe it was because he was updating his Twitter feed, or his Facebook status, or his blog, or penning another food column for that fancy magazine across town, but for whatever reason, WCCO's Jason DeRusha forgot to update his TV script this morning -- and hilarity e ... More >>
Travel ChannelWatch Zimmern eat bizarre foods and help the homelessAndrew Zimmern has been encouraging everyone via tweets to watch the San Francisco episode of Bizarre Foods tonight to help out 100,000 Homes Campaign, a charity organization that battles against homelessness. For every viewe ... More >>
Jason DeRusha on Twitter: Ventura's a fan.We know what it's like when that gravely voice reaches out and grabs you through the telephone. It's Jesse Ventura. And he wants to talk. Today, though, he wanted to talk with Jason DeRusha at WCCO. The Body had a Good Question. And DeRusha happily ... More >>
Photo: RickDon Shelby and Jason DeRusha pass the hamA ham sandwich has come between WCCO's Good Question-man Jason DeRusha and anchorman Don Shelby. Shelby scorned social media during a broadcast for being little more than a lunchtime gossip tool. DeRusha took to his blog to say, more or less ... More >>
Photo: DeRusha/twitpixFirefighters in DeRusha's homeWCCO's Jason DeRusha found himself the subject of a bona fide news story during the Saturday evening thunderstorms when his Maple Grove home was struck by lightning. DeRusha was watching TV with his wife when they heard the crash, and throu ... More >>
Chef J.D. Fratzke, at left, with his Strip Club cohorts Tim Niver and Aaron Johnson. Since summer's already booking up fast with graduations and weddings and camping trips, you should think about making plans for Monday, July 19th, when chef JD Fratzke and his Strip Club cohorts are donating ... More >>
Photo: PerfectPorridgeCould he win? Good questionWatching from the sidelines as Fox 9's Robyne Robinson draws a boat load of media buzz after being asked to be Matt Entenza's running mate in the governor's race, WCCO's Jason DeRusha weighed in yesterday with some humor. The Good Question man ... More >>
You voted for your favorite people, places and things in the Twin Cities, and now you can see the result. Here are City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Choice Award winners.
The WCCO reporter isn't sure these are good questions.
If you don't care for it, ignore it. It's not a Good Question, the WCCO newsman tells readers of his blog.
There's no such thing as a secret in Jason DeRusha's book.
People have always been willing to pay for news, Mike Klingensmith says.
Will Dennis Douda add "Best Weather Broadcast By A Non-Meteorologist" to his rack of Regional Emmys?
These folks did well in the Aughts, and you can't have them, Hollywood. At least not for keepsies.
The TV news guy posts "A short video from our trip to LeSeur to commune with nature and kill birdies."
Trompeter finds herself on the other end of a news story as she and boyfriend David Abzill prepare for a going-away party.
Is it high-quality journalism to run an interview with a controversial columnist and not challenge her opinions?
In case you're wondering why you may have trouble accessing Twitter this morning, it's because Twitter is, well, all a-twitter with the news.
Featuring Don Shelby!
Friends, strangers pull for official day for WCCO's "Good Question" anchor
Foursquare application helps you keep up with where your friends are eating, drinking, and hanging.
The ubiquitous DeRusha might get a whole day to himself.
You're probably feeling pretty mighty riding that blessed bike around town. Perhaps a little invincible?
That new HD TV you just bought to watch sports and animal documentaries? You might regret it when you turn on the local TV stations and see our newscasters at work.
WCCO's Jason DeRusha discovers that expiration dates are more of an art than a science.