Jim Smart

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Mill City Cafe to return as the Mill NE

    Wild rice pancake fans have cause for rejoicing! Last May the Mill City Cafe closed its doors but promised fans it would not be forever. The Northeast restaurant has finally found a new home and will be going by a new name. We spoke with owner Mandy Zechmeister about the new location.See also:Mill C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cafe Maude looking to expand to Minneapolis

    ​Cafe Maude's owner Kevin Sheehy is eying a new space that would bring Cafe Maude a little sister of sorts, according to Rick Nelson's blog at the Star Tribune. Sheehy expressed his thoughts on moving by saying, "When it comes to expanding, I've always thought, 'Do I go to Maple Grove or Eden Prai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Lisa Hanson resurfaces, opening Mona

    ​Lisa Hanson, onetime chef de cuisine at Corner Table, will be opening Mona in downtown Minneapolis. Hanson has most recently been running her own Mona Lisa catering, and she will likely bring her passion for local, sustainable farming and deft culinary skills to an underutilized corner of downtow ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2011

    Letters to the Editor: Mad About Us

    Readers respond to Best of issue

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Heidi's coming to Lyn-Lake, Stewart Woodman shares details

    photo courtesy Heidi'sRIP Heidi's 1.0, welcome Heidi's 2.0!​Stewart and Heidi Woodman have finally made their long-awaited announcement: Heidi's will reopen in the former Vera's coffee shop at Lyn-Lake. After learning that reopening in their 50th and Bryant location, which was destroyed by fire l ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 5, 2002

    The Emperor's New Digs

    A supper-club oasis in a sea of sports bars