• Restaurants

    April 30, 2014

    Hen House Eatery rules the roost

    The new restaurant hatches in downtown Minneapolis where Peter's Grill used to sit

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Top 5 spicy bar bites in St. Paul

    As much as we're supposed to cheer for Boreas, King of the Winds, at the climax of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, it's hard not to want to hang with the Vulcan Krewe. Their mischief, roaring fires, shenanigans, and predilection for drinking seem more our speed. Also, they're trying to kill winter, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    How to dominate eggnog, classic and with a twist [RECIPE]

    Twas the day before Christmas and all through the city, the decorations were lit, everything was so pretty. The presents were wrapped with (varying degrees of) care and the table was set for a feast we would share. The roads, they were frightful -- the highways a mess -- it's a wonder we didn't coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    The Hipshaker at Ward 6: A drink of the week for the kid in you

    Hipshaker Ward 6 $7 A burger and fries with a shake to wash it down. Is there any such iconic fast food trio that can speak better to the innocence (and the lightening-fast metabolism) of youth? Wouldn't you like to throw old-person things like "points" or your "glycemic index" to the wind and sl ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 28, 2011

    Little Szechuan brings fiery Chinese to St. Louis Park

    New location ups the ante when it comes to decor

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Current Restaurant now open at Afton House Inn

    Andy LienCurrent owners Dan & Dave Jarvis​As the St. Croix river waters rise, the Afton House Inn's new restaurant name is more apt. The Current is also serving more up-to-date food options than standard bar fare.Brothers Dan and Dave Jarvis, whose family owns the Inn, have completely renovate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Free Muddy Paws Cheesecake tasting on Wednesday

    Muddy Paws CheesecakeReese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Muddy Paws will be one of the 20 flavors available at Wednesday's cheesecake tasting.​Muddy Paws Cheesecake owner Tami Cabrera has done a lot of funky things to cheesecake, but it was the Nerds candy request that gave her a moment's pause. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Whipahol: 5 best uses for alcoholic whipped cream

    Alcohol whipped cream = fun!​We heard about "whipahol"--alcohol-infused aerosol whipped cream--a few months ago, back when it wasn't yet being sold in Minnesota. Lo and behold, a recent trip to Surdyk's found a whole stash of Cream brand whipahol in multiple flavors (chocolate, caramel, vani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Drink of the Week: The JJ

    You've heard the Local sells more Jameson than any other bar in the world, right? We find out how it' ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 6, 2008

    Going Stag

    Kim Bartmann's latest venture updates the supper-club concept for the green era

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2006

    The Importance of Burgers

    Can frugal carnivores eat locally, humanely, and well? Dear Dara finds out.

  • Restaurants

    February 22, 2006

    Mugs of Good Cheer

    If winter has finally started to seem unjust, it's time for a hot toddy

  • Restaurants

    June 18, 2003

    117 Is The Magic Number

    St. Paul cheesecake baker Muddy Paws aims for world supremacy, one flavor at a time

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    May 9, 2001
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    March 8, 2000
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    October 7, 1998