Kim Bartmann

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    The Third Bird Nests in Loring Park With an Ambitious and Impressive Menu

    It feels like deja vu all over again at the Third Bird in Loring Park. For starters, it was almost exactly two years ago that we came to this same address to check out the then newly opened second outpost of Cafe Maude. But like Nick and Eddie before it, the restaurant, cocktail lounge, and sometim ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Bird Bath at the Third Bird Is a Margarita for Scotch Lovers

    Bird Bath at the Third Bird $12 We confirmed that Kim Bartmann's the Third Bird is a worthy new tenant in the revolving door of restaurants that have made their home along Loring Park (look for a full review next week). It has a prevalent bar area, views overlooking the park, and a hip, laid-back s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Red Stag to host Friends of James Beard benefit dinner

    Buckle up your seatbelts Minneapolis, because the James Beard Foundation is coming to town in a big way. On Sunday, October 5, the Red Stag Supper Club will host a benefit dinner for the foundation, and the event roster is filled to the brim with top chefs from across the Twin Cities. The host chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    The Third Bird gives comfort food the highbrow treatment

    The Third Bird, the latest addition to Kim Bartmann's veritable restaurant empire, feels like a secret club house. Its entrance is situated in an alleyway off Harmon Place, no signage indicating a restaurant. Understated furnishings elicit a too-cool-for-school vibe, and the staff treats customers w ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014
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    August 11, 2014

    Tiny Diner and Seed Savers join forces for Tomato Tasting Party

    Think tomatoes all taste the same? Think again. On August 31, Tiny Diner, nonprofit Seed Savers, and Twin Cities-based seed production group Seed Sages will host their first Tomato Tasting Party. Event goers will be able to taste test over 40 not-your-average-tomato varieties. See also: Tiny Diner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Kim Bartmann on her new Loring Park endeavor, the Third Bird

    Kim Bartmann, the unstoppable restaurateur who brought us Red Stag, Pat's Tap, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Barbette, and most recently Tiny Diner, is at it again with the Third Bird, a Loring Park joint set to open the third week of August. The Third Bird was an unexpected endeavor for Bartmann, inspired by ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 9, 2014

    Tiny Diner has big dreams in Minneapolis

    Kim Bartmann’s place in Powderhorn is a diner on a mission

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    First Look: Tiny Diner has big potential

    The latest addition to Kim Bartmann's ever-evolving eatery empire (Red Stag, Pat's Tap, Kyatchi Sushi, Barbette, etc.) is a mini restaurant on a major mission.Tiny Diner is not only bringing all-day, all-organic meals to Powderhorn, they're working to be as self-reliant and sustainable as possible, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    New window decals will show diners which restaurants recycle

    Kim Bartmann's Barbette is the first Minneapolis restaurant to receive a new window decal that lets consumers know which businesses recycle. Hennepin County introduced the window decals on June 11 as a way to encourage participation in commercial recycling programs. Businesses that recycle food scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Kim Bartmann has new Loring Park restaurant in the works

    Kim Bartmann, the restaurateur behind Bryant Lake Bowl, Pat's Tap, Barbette, and Red Stag, has a new Loring Park restaurant in the works, Eater Minneapolis reported last Tuesday. A tipster informed the publication that a proposal for this week's Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission's publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Kyatchi: Sustainable sushi coming to south Minneapolis

    The sustainable seafood trend shows no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by the new sushi restaurant heading to south Minneapolis. Kyatchi promises to use only responsibly fished ingredients, and the team behind this venture knows a few things about seafood.See Also:Best Sushi 2013: Sushi FixFish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Mason's Restaurant & Barre now open in the Cowles Center

    In the old Masonic Building at Sixth and Hennepin, now part of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, a new restaurant serving sophisticated American bar food and takeaway deli sandwiches (from their M To-Go area) quietly opened earlier this month. They're doing everything from morning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Bread & Pickle's battle for beer

    Lake Harriet's lakeside dining destination Bread & Pickle is in a debate with the city over details of the restaurant's proposal to offer beer and wine. Though the city supports the idea for B&P to acquire a beer and wine permit, the conflict arises from the area in which the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: December 3-7, 2012

    It's been another incredible week here at the Hot Dish, as the spirit of the season fills our hearts and homes. Here are but a few of the week's top stories. ~We visit one of Minneapolis's finest Mexican markets, La Alborada, and have the slideshow to prove it.~Tiny Diner, Kim Bartmann's latest ven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Tiny Diner, Kim Bartmann's new restaurant, is taking shape

    Prolific restaurateur Kim Bartmann, whose hip neighborhood locales include Bryant-Lake Bowl, Cafe Barbette, and Red Stag Supper Club, among others, is moving ahead with another new venture.  Her new restaurant will be green, not unlike Red Stag (which was the first LEED-certified restaurant in ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    Bike, crawl, and drink your way through this Week in Food

    This Week in Food is a standout thanks to its range of unique events. Whether you like a picnic with your outdoor opera or boozing your way down the streets of historic White Bear Lake, we're confident you'll find an activity to suit your appetite. 8/15 Drink your way through historic downtown Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Bruno Oakman joins Bartmann family of restaurants

    It feels like we've been hearing about Humble Pie, the remodel of Gigi's Cafe in Uptown, for the better part of a year, but a recent hire to the Bartmann family of restaurants may help move that project forward. Bruno Oakman, former chef of downtown St. Paul's long-running Italian eatery Pazzalua an ... 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    November 9, 2011

    Pat's Tap intersects pub food and high-end gastrofare

    Pub offers trending local beers and one great bacon burger

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon September '11

    Blue Plate's Lowry and the Bachelor Farmer were this month's big openings.​NOW OPEN The Public House (former N. Washington Cafe) Amsterdam (former Pop! St. Paul) Adagio Cafe and Espresso (former Dragonfly) Urban Bean II (former Muddy Waters) Bachelor Farmer (Dayton bros.) The Lowry (Blue Plate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Best cheap eats in the Twin Cities

    Living on the cheap can be super sweet at Yarusso-Bros.​Knowing how to live frugally does not make you a granny who separates two-ply toilet paper. Being thrifty nowadays means you are crafty and wise. Plus, it's too hot to cook at home. So here are a few places where you can eat well while sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon July '11

    This month was rough for closings...​NOW OPEN RedRosa Italian Grille Asian Taste Pandolfi Indian Garden Wilde Roast The Six15 Room Cru in Grand View Lodge Gather Kinsen Mill Valley Kitchen

  • Restaurants

    June 22, 2011

    Bread & Pickle upgrades concessions at Lake Harriet

    Barbette executive chef created the menu

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Refreshing New Summer Drinks

    Urban Eatery's Uptown Girl is one of 2011's best new summer drinks!​Summer comes with its standard beverage list: mint juleps, gin and tonics, lemonade. But if this week's weather is any indication, this season's going to be a scorcher--you're going to want as may icy sippers as possible on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon June '11

    Republic, Wise Acres, and more opened this month.​NOW OPEN Republic (221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis) Candy Alley (4813 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis) Casper & Runyon's Nook (reopened at 419 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul) Bullfrog Cajun Bar (1111 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis) Bread & Pickle (Lake Harri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon May '11

    Forum goes to the grave, but Rachel's *finally* opens...​NOW OPEN Morgan's New World Tavern (14201 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville) The Nicollet (1931 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis) Glory Days Bar & Grill (500 Fifth Ave NW, New Brighton) Modern Times (3200 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis) Sugar Pop (MSP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon April '11

    Stabby's departs as Stillwater comes alive with dining options...​ NOW OPENShanghai Bistro 324 S. Main St., StillwaterFirst National Green Room 215 S. Main St., StillwaterSoprano's Italian Kitchen 5331 W 16th St., St. Louis ParkCowboy Jack's2801 Southtown Dr, BloomingtonAmerican Burger Bar825 Henn ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2011

    Meg Tuthill aims to regulate patio dining in Minneapolis

    City councilwoman says it's too loud in Uptown

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Restaurants fight City Council move to restrict outdoor dining

    City Council wants to tighten restrictions on outdoor dining and drinking.​In the depths of winter, it can be hard to remember the pleasures of drinking a beer at an outdoor table, watching the world go by. But with the City Council threatening to tighten restrictions on outdoor dining, hundreds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon March '11

    A second Sweets, the loss of legendary lutefisk at Pearson's, and more...​ NOW OPEN Pollo Campero (1570 Robert St., West St. Paul) Sweets Bakeshop II (4747 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis) Urban Eatery (2730 West Lake St., Minneapolis) Boiler Room Coffee (1830 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis) n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon February '11

    The return of Heidi's, the loss of Liberty, and more...​OPEN Heidi's (2903 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis) The Lowbrow (42nd/Nicollet, Minneapolis) Andiamo Ristorante (1629 Lena Ct, Eagan) University Buffet (225 University Ave. W., St. Paul) Pasta Zola (Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie) Hima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January '11

    More Thai, wings, and French pastry arrived in the Twin Cities this month.​ OPEN Hazel's NE (2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis) Naviya's Thai Kitchen (2812 W 43rd St., Minneapolis) Cocina del Barrio (5036 France Ave. S., Edina) The Herb Box (Eden Prairie Lifetime Fitness) Buffalo Wild Wings (200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Barbette's Kim Bartmann: Chef Chat, part 3

    Barbette, one of Kim Bartmann's restaurants loved for its french fries​Today we present the final part of our interview with Minneapolis restaurant owner and manager Kim Bartmann. (You can read part 1 and part 2 here.) Bartmann talks about future plans for her six Minneapolis eateries and exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Barbette's Kim Bartmann: Chef Chat, part 2

    By spring, Barbette will be one of six Minneapolis eateries run by the Bartmanns​Minneapolis restaurant owner and manager Kim Bartmann has a half-dozen restaurants on her proverbial plate (we forgot to mention Gigi's in part 1 of our interview yesterday). Today she dishes about her own tastes- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Barbette's Kim Bartmann: Chef chat, part 1

    Barbette, one of the Bartmann sisters' many restaurants​Kim Bartmann is a busy woman as co-founder and manager of Barbette, Bryant-Lake Bowl, and Red Stag. And she's not showing any signs of slowing down. Bartmann's upcoming plans include opening a gastropub called Pat's Tap at 3510 Nicollet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Pat's Tap by Kim Bartmann to replace Casey's Bar

    Bar food gets an upgrade on south Nicollet.​More updates from the impending gentrification of south Nicollet: Kim Bartmann and her sister/business partner Kari are revealing details on their plans for taking over Casey's Bar, a longtime fixture at 35th Street. The Bartmanns, who operate Barb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Top restaurateurs vie for lucrative Lake Harriet concessions contract

    Will Lake Harriet keep up with the concessions Joneses?​With the success of park operators Tin Fish (Calhoun) and Sea Salt (Minnehaha Falls), more local restaurateurs are eyeing the high-profile and potentially lucrative Lake Harriet concessions contract available in 2011. Rodney White holds t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Local restaurant owner sued for nonpayment of taxes

    Kim Bartmann's current three Twin Cities restaurants will be spared from the restaurant owner's tax woes.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    New restaurant rundown for 2009

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    Here's what's in the works for the year to come...there's lots to an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    The Hot Dish Preview: 10/31/08

    Hot Dish
    A sneak preview of tomorrow's City Pages Hot Dish food newsletter.

  • Restaurants

    June 13, 2007

    Colonel Mustard

    Café Barbette solves the case of the catapulted condiment

  • Restaurants

    May 2, 2007

    Cheap is the New Hot

    Got Champagne tastes and a Grain Belt budget? Welcome to the Minneapolis of your dreams.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2005

    Like paper in fire

    Like paper in fire: Effort to stop smoking ban thwarted Last weekend to puff away inside your favorite dive The movement to stop the Minneapolis, Bloomington and Hennepin County smoking bans likely gasped its last breath this afternoon, after Hennepin County District Court Judge John Q. McShane de ... More >>

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    The Politics of Smoking

    Why a smoking ban won't work

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    May 28, 2003
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    May 16, 2001
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    April 19, 2000
  • Arts

    February 3, 1999

    Sealed With a Pink Slip

    After invigorating the local performance scene, small-theater impresario Dean J. Seal gets his walking papers

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