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  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    8 Best Bets for Local Candy This Halloween

    Halloween isn't just for kids anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean you want to gorge yourself on fun-sized Snickers, Pixy Stix, and Skittles (but, hey, no judgement if you do). Check out the offerings from these Minnesota candy makers that will take your holiday to the sublime, whether you're ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014
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    July 31, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Tickle Torture is getting national attention with a stylish new video from his forthcoming EP. We've also got a bumper crop of new vids from Dessa, Fog, Stereo Confession, P ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 23, 2014

    The Copper Hen brings country charm to Eat Street

    The homey, if inconsistent, cafe and bakery has potential

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Bauhaus Brew Labs, Northeast's colorful new brewery, opens tonight

    The latest northeast Minneapolis brewery will open its doors today at 3 p.m. Bauhaus Brew Labs, just up the road from 612Brew, brews German-influenced beers with an American craft twist. The brewery will be serving Wonderstuff Neu Bohemian Pilsner, Wagon Party West Coast Style Lager, and Stargrazer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Ky Guse gives us the gist of GYST, an upcoming fermentation bar on Eat Street [VIDEO]

    Miso. Kimchi. Kombucha. These are all fermented foods that were unrecognizable to the average diner a decade ago, but have since worked their way into our regular diets. Yes, they might smell a little strange and taste a little strong, but these pungent items are probiotic powerhouses, doing more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Pride in Concert at Loring Park, 6/28/14

    Pride in ConcertWith Betty Who, Thea Austen, Thelma Houston, Steve Grand, and moreLoring Park, MinneapolisSaturday, June 28, 2014There were many kinds of people represented at the Pride Festival. It almost seemed like a safe space State Fair. PDA is not stigmatized, talking openly and frankly about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    "Common Man" Dan Cole documentary is on Kickstarter [TRAILER]

    A documentary project promising a behind-the-scenes look at Minnesota's most esoteric radio personality is in the process of raising funds on Kickstarter.As of yesterday, Common Man: The Ego Has Landed had raised just over $2,000 toward filmmakers Gregg Holtgrewe and Matthew Deery's goal of $15,000. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    I Self Devine and MN musicians join Cuban artists in new documentary

    With the intention of creating cultural dialogue and social interchange through collaborative art, the US Cuba Artist Exchange is in the midst of an ongoing mission to bring together both local and Cuban artists from a variety of mediums. As documented by 612im for an upcoming film about the project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Sisyphus completes Kickstarter for beer mural and reveals artists' sketch

    Sisyphus Brewing, after launching a Kickstarter campaign last month to fund a mural on their exterior wall, has surpassed its goal, securing $8,836 for local artists Jawsh and Adam Turman to carry out the mural design pictured above. See also: Sisyphus Brewing launches Kickstarter for mural [IMAGE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Sisyphus Brewing launches Kickstarter for mural [IMAGES]

    Sisyphus Brewing, slated to open near Loring Park later this spring, has launched a Kickstarter to fund a mural on their exterior wall. The mural would face the I-94/I-394 interchange, and the Kickstarter aims to raise $6,000 for local beer artists Adam Turman and Jawsh to collaborate on the paintin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Johnny Questionmark: Writing a great song over a terrible beat isn't going to win people over

    It's hard to categorize John Haine, aka Johnny Questionmark. The performer has the heart of a hip-hop artist, yet creates backing tracks that invite the listener to take a quick breath and dive in. On his new album Falling in Like, Johnny cultivates songs that has the same wooziness as you'd feel af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Extraction Coffee Co. brings cold brewed coffee to your doorstep

    The milkman is a quaint symbol of times gone by, but we've got other delivery services in mind. As we gear up for a spring spent sipping iced coffee on the patio, we have our sights trained on Extraction Coffee Co., a new cold brewed coffee delivery service.After a successful Kickstarter campaign la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Birchwood announces closing date for remodel

    The time has come, Birchwood fans. Seward's Birchwood Cafe has announced its temporary closing date as part of a Kickstarter-funded remodel. In an announcement made on the restaurant's blog, the Birchwood told its loyal patrons, "The countdown is ON and we've set our closing date for final construct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Northbound Smokehouse makes USA Today's Best Brewpubs list

    Just when we thought the smoke had cleared from a week of Twin Cities bars blowing up on the national scene, another one goes and finds its way onto another selective list. This time, Northbound Smokehouse in South Minneapolis has landed on to USA Today's list of the 20 best brewpubs in the U.S.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    James Norton talks about The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food

    Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Heavy Table's Secret Atlas release parties and tasting events

    Fellow local food blog The Heavy Table has just released their first book The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food, and they're throwing a few fun events to promote it.The book was funded entirely by a successful Kickstarter campaign wherein backers who pledged at the $100 level were allowed to con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    South Minneapolis distillery-to-be launches Kickstarter to get off the ground

    Nils C. Collins and Brian Nackerud want to make artisan vodka, rye whiskey, black cherry rum, and aquavit with local twists -- think Minnesota wild grapes, chokecherries, and juniper berries. First, though, they need a still, and like many foodies with business dreams lately, they've turned to Kicks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Are craft spirits the next big thing in the Twin Cities?

    It seems like every other city block boasts a new craft beer brewer. Could the next craft trend be micro distilleries? There are several hopefuls moving forward around the metro area, now that lawmakers have lowered the fee for distilling permits from over $30,000 to the more manageable neighborhood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Why we need to keep the Artists' Quarter open

    Dave King is the drummer and composer for the Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Dave King Trucking Company, and Halloween, Alaska. This essay is based upon Dave's conversation with City Pages music editor Reed Fischer. As an old-school jazz club, the Artists' Quarter is a model that's dying in America. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Duck fat-fried hot dogs with foie gras at Prairie Dogs' second pop-up

    It was total tubesteak takeover last night at First Course in south Minneapolis. Prairie Dogs, a pop-up restaurant/experiment from consultant Tobie Nidetz and chef Craig Johnson, offered up a full menu of lavishly topped Vienna beef hot dogs and a few of their own handcrafted sausages.The two are us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Leather & Latte, a kinky new coffee shop coming to Uptown

    The Twin Cities might already have an unofficial capitol for our leather scene, but not everyone who is a part of, or curious about, that community is into bar-hopping. Leather & Latte co-owners Greg Wisa, lecturer and author of a popular kink blog, and Luke Wallrich identified the nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: September 9-13, 2013

    This week we traveled in search of restaurants coming soon, and eateries we could really sink our teeth into around the North Loop. Here are some of the top stories from Hot Dish.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Travail plans a pop-up restaurant for North Minneapolis

    Travail's co-owners Mike Brown, Bob Gerken, and James Winberg have been keeping busy this summer, but somehow between all the sauce-slinging and smoke-spooning at Pig Ate My Pizza, barbecuing at their block party, and planning the upcoming Rookery, plus return of the re-vamped Travail (whew), the tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Mike Midwestern: It's very therapeutic for me to write songs

    If you have a weakness for mellow folk-pop, look no further than Mike Midwestern. The singer-songwriter with the average-Joe mentality has been chipping away at a new record, his follow-up to 2010's Inhibitors. The new album, titled Oh My Soul, is a 12-track collection of tender, sparse folk tunes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Coming soon: The Buttered Tin

    There's a new little bakery and breakfast spot headed for Lowertown in St. Paul. The endeavor comes from Alicia Hinze, a pastry chef who has competed on and won Cupcake Wars, and Jen Lueck, a marketing and PR professional who specializes in working with restaurants. The two are St. Pa ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2013

    Usonia refresh their sound and spirits

    Switching to synth-laden melodies, the Minneapolis band release their sophomore album

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    John Mark Nelson seeks support for new album on Kickstarter

    John Mark Nelson, the latest darling of the local music scene, has been churning out new music with a furor ever since the 2011 release of his debut album Still Here. Since then, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter has released a second album, Waiting and Waiting, and is currently in the process of re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Donut Cooperative calling it quits

    It's been a wild two-year ride for the team behind the Donut Cooperative. What began as a passion for a great doughnut made with sustainable ingredients became an ambitious shop built and loved by its members.  See Also:Kickstarter helping launch local eateriesDonut Cooperative finally opens

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Virtual CH on triplicating himself, Kickstarter, and Queen

    Many independent bands utilize the DIY method these days, but Minneapolis artist Chris Harrington takes it to another level with his new project, Virtual CH. With the new band, Chris engineers, produces, and plays all of his own music -- nothing too out of the ordinary, but the songwriter also tripl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Lucy Michelle starts Kickstarter for solo album, Attack of the Heart

    Lucy Michelle, a name often associated with her bandmates the Velvet Lapelles, has decided to strike out on her own for a solo project. Titled, Attack of the Heart, the project is expected to see the light of day next year.In January, Michelle is heading out to play a bi-weekly residency at Hollywoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    St. Paul Classic Cookie Company will not reopen

    After a truly valiant effort to keep its doors open, St. Paul Classic Cookie company announced via its blog that it won't be able to continue operating at its current retail location.  It isn't the first business that was forced to close after light rail construction and detours made travel dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Bob Mould funding See a Little Light documentary via Kickstarter

    Last November, a talented array of modern musicians (including Dave Grohl, Britt Daniel, Ryan Adams, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler) gathered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to celebrate and pay tribute to the music of Bob Mould. Those of us who weren't able to travel to the West Coast to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Fan Landers: Should I publicly out my bandmate as a mooch?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. Send your problems to he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Butter moves, Solomon's expands to Uptown, and BC2 reopens: Bakery news tidbits

    It's been a busy week or two in the world of local bakeries. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, Butter Bakery has secured the funds needed (roughly $15,000) to move its operation from 36th and Grand Ave. S. in Minneapolis to a new home on the ground floor of a building near Nicollet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    St. Paul Classic Cookie closed until further notice

    See also:St. Paul Classic Cookie Co. to celebrate grand openingHave you ever craved something sweet after polishing off your Foxy Falafel sandwich? Did you decide to nab a chocolate chip, peanut butter, or ginger cookie from the foxy truck? Then you've had a cookie baked by the team at St. Paul Clas ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 20, 2012

    Tadka and Ipotli: Go Indian for dinner, lunch, and … breakfast?

    A Lake Street bistro and skyway grab-and-go will spice up your whole day

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    David Carlson, Kurt Bills' GOP primary challenger, is also responsible for an awful trailer [VIDEO]

    Yesterday, we told you about GOP U.S. Senate endorsee Kurt Bills' jaw-droppingly bad campaign film trailer. New evidence suggests he may have felt compelled to try and upstage his Republican primary challenger, David Carlson.Carlson -- a 30-year-old, reportedly twice-divorced former Marine Corps Ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Caribe moving ahead with Kickstarter campaign for new location

    Not too long ago, Caribe, a little Caribbean restaurant whose original location was in St. Paul near University Avenue and Raymond, had to shut its doors, claiming a loss of business from light rail construction. Even after a relief loan from the city to help keep them afloat, owners Tony and Heidi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Aussie's Kebabs: From Kickstarter to city corner

    A new trailer parked near Nicollet and Ninth Street in downtown Minneapolis is bringing a taste of the world to our Midwestern streets. Owner Chris Millner has traveled the world and found a great idea in the doner kebabs of eastern Australia.We stopped by to give them a try. Lesson number one learn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Caribe Bistro closes

    ​The tiny spot on Raymond, just off of University, has been home to a few fantastic neighborhood joints--Jay's Cafe and, before that, the storied Chet's Taverna. The most recent tenant, Caribe Bistro, announced this morning that it, too, will have to leave the spot.Known for having fantastic ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2012

    Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart gets the documentary treatment

    Hart: "I got into music for philosophical reasons"

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Quietdrive release a new album for their holiday show

    ​The Twin Cities are a breeding ground for indie rock. So how does pop-punk band Quietdrive fit into the music scene? It turns out quite well, by carving their own niche. With a band name derived from the ingrained work ethic that lies within each band member, the group is constantly working ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Top 5 most underrated artists of 2011

    ​With all of the music that we consistently have at our fingertips, it's a given that in every year albums and bands that deserve to get heard and receive wider recognition frequently get buried under whatever is new or the next big thing. It's a sad cycle, and one that I'm as guilty of as any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Lucid Brewing completes first brew and launches Community Brewing Project

    Lucid Brewing wants to get people involved in the brewery​After clearing all of the regulatory hurdles earlier in the week, Minnetonka-based Lucid Brewing celebrated its first official brew day on Saturday, making it the newest addition to the exploding Minnesota craft-brewing community. Lucid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Donut Cooperative finally open for business

    The Donut Cooperative is a reality after a year of anticipation. ​The Donut Cooperative is open for business in Seward. The co-op has been on local foodies' minds since August 2010, when the group created a Kickstarter page to raise $10,000 toward startup costs. They raised over $12,000--but faile ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2011

    Haley Bonar moves back to Minneapolis

    Bonar created the stellar Golder in Portland

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    'To My Bees Knees' brings together 100 local musicians on one album

    ​Sound engineer Tom Smouse has been helping Twin Cities artists record their albums for nearly a decade, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that he decided to attempt his own foray into songcraft. With the help of 100 different local musicians, Smouse has been slowly piecing together a mass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Most anticipated restaurant openings of 2011

    ​Based on reader response, Shakey's may be the average City Pages reader's most highly anticipated restaurant opening this year. (This April in Plymouth, everybody!) Here are five other soon-to-open eateries that the Hot Dish is especially excited about.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Food blogger seeks funds for Midwestern cookbook

    A food blogger is using a new online fundraising source to get support for her new cookbook.

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