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  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Herbivorous Butcher to Host "Sausage Party" Pop-Up at Flip Phone Dance Party

    Herbivorous Butcher is hosting a sausage party. No, it's not that kind of sausage party. This is a locally-produced handmade vegan sausage party. Got it? No? Well try some samples for free at this vegan butchery's pop-up, on November 26 at 9:30 p.m. at Flip Phone Dance Party at Honey. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Prairie Dogs Lands Brick and Mortar in Lyn-Lake

    Tobie Nidetz has finally confirmed it: Prairie Dogs has a new Lyn-Lake home in the former Gray House space at 610 W. Lake St. "We're working out the final lease stuff over the next couple of weeks, and we're looking at a mid-December opening," the specialty hot dog purveyor says. See also: Prair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Prairie Dogs Takes Second Crack at Kickstarter to Open Brick-and-Mortar Spot

    If at first you don't succeed, drop back, wait a few months, and then throw up another Kickstarter campaign. That's what the folks at Prairie Dogs have done in an attempt to get their high-end, handcrafted hot dog and sausage location off the ground. Last fall, the Prairie Dogs folks had initially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Local Entrepreneurs Launch HoodStarter, a New Crowdfunding Website

    HoodStarter, founded by Twin Cities-based entrepreneurs Justin Ley and David Bergland, is the newest addition to the world of online crowdfunding. Whether your neighborhood needs a new business or your new business needs a neighborhood, this Kickstarter-inspired website is here to help. See also: A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Local mushroom hunter launches Kickstarter for wild maitake mushroom jerky

    There are two types of vegans: those whose diets revolve around soy and wheat-gluten based meat alternatives, and those who forgo trying to turn soybeans into chicken patties. For the former category, chowing down on gluten-based vegan jerky like Primal Strips is no biggie. But if you're gluten-free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Sisyphus Brewing in Loring Park will open its taproom Friday

    Residents of Loring Park and comedy fans, the time has arrived: Sisyphus Brewing, the craft brewery from local comedian Sam Harriman, will open at noon on Friday, July 11. Located near the Walker and Loring Park at 712 Ontario West, the new brewery has a unique set-up, featuring onsite only consumpt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Andrew Broder announces first Fog album since 2008

    Minneapolis musician Andrew Broder plays shows and records with some of the most talented artists in the area (most notably with 2011 Picked to Click winners, the Cloak Ox), but his experimental project Fog has been on hiatus since 2008. Broder's creative fires are rekindling for a new Fog album, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Chef Doug Flicker on balancing serious eats at Piccolo and summer fun at Sandcastle

    Doug Flicker is a chef about town. His beloved fine-dining eatery Piccolo continues to push boundaries in molecular gastronomy, while his casual beach joint Sandcastle has Kickstarted its way into a successful second season. At the start of next month, he'll head up a foraging dinner at Star Thrower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Meatball Emergency, another ambulance-centered food truck, launches Kickstarter

    Here in Minnesota, we approach each meal with a sense of urgency. So too does Meatball Emergency, this year's second local Kickstarter project centered on turning an ambulance into a food truck. "We were looking at food trucks on Craigslist and [ambulances] came up. There were a couple of them, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Bauhaus Brew Labs is crowdsourcing ideas for new taproom with a hilarious video

    Bauhaus Brew Labs, the northeast Minneapolis brewery set to open this summer, is seeking ways to make their headquarters "a veritable beer lover's utopia," says head brewer Matt Schwandt. Those unique touches, though, come at a cost for the start-up business. "While we've raised enough money to buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Mississippi Mushrooms launches Kickstarter to expand fungi operations [VIDEO]

    Growing produce can prove quite a challenge in Minnesota, but local urban farm Mississippi Mushrooms is up to it. In fact, they're expanding. Using the increasingly popular foodie-dream-funder Kickstarter, University of Minnesota agriculture grad Ian Silver-Ramp and his team of growers are aimi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Little Man: This record breaks down the walls between fan and artist

    When was the last time you heard a voice like that of Little Man's Chris Perricelli? Bewitching and hypnotic, the singer fronts the Minneapolis rock band with his magnetic aura. The group's newest album Original Face is full of nuance and smart construction and is coming out on vinyl due to a succes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Cajun 2 Geaux food truck to open Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines

    The food-truck-gone-brick-and-mortar trend continues this week as Cajun 2 Geaux launches a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new north-metro location, Bistro La Roux. They're currently planning to offer the same Cajun-inspired fare that can be found on their truck, but with the addition of loc ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2014

    Travail and the Rookery return triumphant as ever

    The team behind the Robbinsdale culinary powerhouse has done it again

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Kickstarter for amazing aerial drone photos of Minneapolis

    Drones aren't just a terrifying military technology, they're also allowing amateur tinkerers to take amazing photos of the city we love.One of them is Tony Koop. But he recently suffered a potentially career-ending loss when his expensive Phantom drone experienced a "flyaway" when he was showing it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    New mobile pizza bakery to hit the streets this summer [VIDEO]

    This summer, a mobile wood-fired pizza company is coming to the Twin Cities, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. WildEarth WoodFired Mobile Pizza Bakery will tie together three Minneapolis favorites -- mobile food, pizza, and locally sourced ingredients. See also: Viking's Matt Kalil to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Sandcastle launches Kickstarter to add soft serve next season

    I scream. You scream. We all scream for soft serve. Oh, wait. Well we do if it's served on the beachfront, which sounds particularly glorious right now, in the midst of yet another snow emergency, and we definitely do if it's all dressed up with fruit and sweets and cereal topping combos from D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    First look: Travail and the Rookery

    Beck is thumping through the speakers as chefs move swiftly about the giant open space. Sodas are being bottled and carbonated by hand. A grown man in a teddy bear hat furiously digs in a low cabinet, practically climbing inside to retrieve more linens. A wild-goateed fellow sharpens knives, furious ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    WholeMe: a new grain-free, gluten-free, and seriously full of flavor line of snacks

    Do you ever find yourself over-thinking breakfast, desperately seeking the healthiest option and instead landing in food paralysis? Half an hour later you find yourself bleary eyed with a discarded wrapper from a less-than-healthy choice crumpled like so much willpower beside your listless arm.Bread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen finds a home on Eat Street

    This week, the couple behind the farm-to-table bakery, the Copper Hen Cakery, has announced that they've not only found a home, they've expanded their plans to include a full-service restaurant. Chris and Danielle Bjorling announced late last week, on the page of their successful Kickstarter ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Bars Bakery to open a second location

    Working in downtown St. Paul just got a little bit sweeter.Bars Bakery co-owners Kara Younkin Viswanathan and her mother Sandi Younkin, who was the original founder and previous owner of Swede Hollow Cafe, have announced that they are expanding their operation. The pair have their sights set on a sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    New food truck in the works from MasterChef contestant

    Does this face look familiar? It might if you saw him make it into the top 10 as a contestant on the last season of MasterChef, where he gained a reputation as a superb sauce-maker with a flair for making simple food into complex, composed plates. Or maybe you know him as your friendly neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The state's first brewing cooperative setting up shop in Northeast

    Cooperative business practices are about as Minnesotan as flannel and craft beer, so it's no surprise that construction on the state's first member-owned brewery and taproom, Fair State Brewing, is now underway. See also: South Minneapolis distillery-to-be launches Kickstarter to get off the groun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The Copper Hen Cakery: Cutesy Kickstarter for scratch-made cakes

    Sweet fans are swooning over all the new bakeries popping up this year. Next on deck is the Copper Hen Cakery from a husband and wife duo who are baking scratch-made goodies with farm-fresh ingredients. Their breakfast blueberry and bacon cupcakes aren't the only thing these two have cooking; they a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    nICE Mug Kickstarter Promises a Perfectly Frosty Beer

    Finding ways to combine beer drinking and freezing temperatures is practically a state pastime here in Minnesota. It's no surprise then that the guy behind nICE Mug's reusable frozen mugs is based in Minneapolis. "This is a Minneapolis product -- born, bred, and developed," says Glenn Auerbach, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    UMAMI by Travail will open next week

    It's been a banner week for the folks behind Travail. First they killed their Kickstarter campaign, raising their goal amount of money in just over five and a half hours. (By now, they're almost up $100,000 above their original goal). Now, they've gotten the all-clear from the health department to o ... More >>

  • Movies

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Prevail Travail! The gastro-wunderkinds take to Kickstarter, plus more details on their next pop-up

    From smashing down walls, to building a pizza joint to hosting pop-ups all over town (including the forthcoming pop-up Umami), the chefs behind Travail have hardly been taking it easy. This morning they launched their next step in edging toward re-opening Travail in its new location. It's a Kickstar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Rabbit Hole kicks off Kickstarter campaign

    Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are bringing a little art and Seoul to their new restaurant. The two are working furiously to make their dream restaurant a reality, but they're need just a little help to get there. They've created a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds and share some delicious perks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Caroline Smith creates Kickstarter campaign for her new album

    Over the past year, Caroline Smith has been creatively reworking and restyling many different facets of her band. She's brought a confident, soulful edge to her acoustic folk pop, while bringing in talented back-up singers Lizzo (from the Chalice) and Hannah Von der Hoff to fill-out her songs as wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Bob Dylan sculpture could be coming to Duluth

    In person, Bob Dylan is just over 5'6". But a 12-and-a-half-foot likeness of him might soon tower over Duluth if a new $160,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal. Sculptor Tom Page is spearheading the project, dubbed Dylan by Duluth, which is meant to "capture Dylan in his earlier years, as he s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Butter bakery moving to new location, seeks funding through Kickstarter

    The south Minneapolis bakery Butter is looking to move to a new, bigger location, and it has taken to the crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter to help with the expansion. Butter, now on the 3500 block of Grand Avenue, hopes to move into a bigger space to increase both its kitchen and dining areas, which ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Perennial Plate to launch world tour

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Baxter area brewery turns to Kickstarter for cash

    Another soon-to-be Minnesota microbrewery has joined the Kickstarter craze. Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter, Minnesota, could even be called a picobrewery, with plans to start brewing beer in 40-gallon batches. The small system is basically a pilot brewery for an eventual expansion. The idea is to build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Aussie's Kebabs' Chris Millner, bringing Australia's favorite snack to the Twin Cities

    If you were in St. Paul Sunday and on the lookout for something satisfying, unique, and a little bit spicy to fuel your Grand Old Day activities, you may have spotted Chris Millner in front of Dixie's on Grand manning his food truck Aussie's Kebabs. Millner is one of the dozen or so new  food t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    The Goondas set up Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new record

    The raucous, good-time rock 'n' roll quartet the Goondas have been entertaining Twin Cities music fans for years now. So much so, that they were voted the Best Live Band in City Pages' Best Of 2011 issue. And the boys are finally ready to record their second full-length album, but first they need a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Caribe moving to Northeast? Owners make their case on Kickstarter

    In the last year we've written about several successful food businesses that all started with seed money from Kickstarter backers. Food trucks like Aussie's Kebabs and Bloomy's Roast Beef, farmers market vendors like 10,000 Licks, and full-scale restaurant additions like Hell's Kitchen's recently op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Yeti Records closing their shop to launch a Mobile Record Store

    Beloved neighborhood record shop Yeti Records will sadly be moving out of their space on 35th and Nicollet by the end of the summer, and transitioning to a Mobile Record Store akin to the business model of Jack White's Third Man Records Rolling Record Store. And while the idea of their brick and mor ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 25, 2012

    So You Want to Start a Food Truck

    Owners share tricks of the mobile-kitchen trade

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    10,000 Licks' Sarah Newberry: Five Questions

    Even though summertime food in Minnesota is all about fried stuff, things on sticks, and treats by the bucket, on the hottest and stickiest days, after you've plucked the last greasy cheese curd from its paper tray, there's just one iconic treat that refreshes as much as it delights: a good old-fash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    FrozBroz ice cream venture begins fundraising

    ​How would you like a double scoop of vodka, blueberry, and basil ice cream? What about a small dish of luscious goat cheese ice cream spiked with black pepper grape syrup, studded with salty, crispy pita chips? The FrozBroz can hook you up. Erik Powers and Ben Solberg began their new enterprise a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    The Cloak Ox raising money for record at Nick and Eddie this Friday

    ​The local band the Cloak Ox had a ripping 2011. After all, they won last year's City Pages "Picked To Click" by a landslide as one of the most promising band's from our fair State. As any reader of Gimme Noise can attest, we've covered them extensively as they maintain their status as one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Bloodnstuff play Best New Bands showcase tonight, need help finishing their debut record

    ​Local noise-rock duo Bloodnstuff (or Blood&stuff?) are not only gearing up to play tonight's Best New Bands showcase at First Avenue, but they are also feverishly trying to put the finishing touches on their highly anticipated debut album. Singer/guitarist Ed Holmberg and drummer Dylan Gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    What restaurant are you dying to try in 2012?

    ​It's a new year, and there is no dearth of new restaurants opening in the Twin Cities. In 2011, we anxiously awaited the arrival of the Kickstarter-funded Donut Cooperative, welcomed Steven Brown and the fabulous Tilia, and covered every move made by the Dayton brothers as they prepared to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Bemidji Brewing needs a kickstart

    Bemidji Brewing is state's newest brewery-to-be​For the Minnesota craft-beer world there's yet another new kid on the block; or at least on its way to the block. From up there near the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi comes the announcement of Bemidji Brewing Company. The brewery's three p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Take Cover release "The Dreamer & The Realist" at Station 4

    ​The Dreamer and The Realist, the aptly titled album is a reflection of what Minneapolis band Take Cover represents: young men emerging into a new discreetly discerning sound.  Written with certainty, lyrics such as "bottom line is that in order to make it today, you gotta mean it more" (from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Dada Trash Collage releases new 7-inch and reveals east coast dates

    Looking At The Ground cover art​Dada Trash Collage was nothing short of prolific in 2010. After releasing a Rain War EP and the full-lengths Neighbors and Cool Waves Bad Days the recent Twin Cities expat has continued his insane level of productivity in 2011 by unleashing a brand new 7-inch with B ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2011

    Wishbook using to fund their debut

    Funding minimum must be met or money disappears

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