People love wine. People love dessert. It seems fairly logical that dessert wine would be an incredibly popular thing to put in a glass after dinner. While not exactly under-appreciated, the world of dessert wine could be described as at least a bit under-explored. Fortified wines such as Vermouth, ... More >>
Everyone in Kingfield already knows how fab Kings Wine Bar is. If you sit at a table outside or inside, or belly up to the bar, you'll see three distinct seatings happen each evening -- and a whole lot of smiling eaters and drinkers, whether it's 5:30 p.m. or midnight. But what about happy hour? Is ... More >>
Earlier this year, in a poll done by USA Today, St. Paul was named the most romantic city in America. Now, USA Today has extended that accolade a bit by including St. Paul's sister on the other side of the river, Minneapolis, in a recent round-up of weekend trips for romance. The arti ... More >>
Von Schleinitz Riesling 2008 Kings Wine Bar $9/glass, $27/bottle What else is there to do when faced with layers of sheer ice on every walking surface but granny-shuffle into the nearest neighborhood bar for some liquid relief? If that local watering hole happens to be the decidedly undivey Kings W ... More >>
Let's get real. Many of us are the wait-till-the-last-minute types when it comes to booking those special holiday reservations. Well, friends, fear that procrastination bug no longer: We've scoped out some of the Twin Cities' top restaurants that still have seating available. Whether you're loo ... More >>
Kings Wine Bar is best loved for its wine-and-dine date-night deal (Tuesdays), rousing trivia nights (Mondays) and late-night happy hour specials (Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. until midnight), but now they're throwing in lunch service for good measure. Here's more about what's on the menu, ... More >>
While the end of the State Fair can feel like a greasy death of sorts, we're happy to say this Week in Food should perk you right up thanks to a two-day kielbasa festival and Summit's 26th birthday party (among other delicious options). 9/4 If you're on a budget but still want to woo your signific ... More >>
Every morning, PJ takes his owner for a walk. It might be a leisurely stroll around Lake Harriet or a dash through the tree-lined streets of Kingfield. But PJ doesn't care terribly much--as long as they get to 46th and Grand. Because that's where his door is. When he arrives, he squints and look ... More >>
No one wants to think about Valentine's Day right after the holidays, but love is in the air this week--whether it's a love of beer, a desire for slimming soups, or a cheap date night for your sweetheart. 1/10 Kings Wine Bar has the perfect way to woo your latest: Tuesday night is its Tasting for ... More >>
A little Cahors to warm the nightCèdre Héritage 2008 $9/$5Kings Wine Bar4555 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis612.354.7928The end-of-January blues have set in, and we're tired of sampling brown liquors (for the moment). So we went looking for a sturdy, deep glass that could stand up to the cold temps ... More >>
Trish Keenan, vocalist for British electro-pop group Broadcast, passed away this morning at the age of 42 after spending two weeks in ICU battling H1N1-related pneumonia. "This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly," reads a statement from Warp Records. "A unique voice, an extr ... More >>
liewcf With the Twin Cities Book Festival comes a lot of free readings, including talks from Riot Grrrls, creative innovators, and mystery writers. It's also a good week for free shows involving thrash, metal, and other exceptionally loud and lively forms of music. Coincidence? We're not sure. Ei ... More >>
Chef Reilander handles a pig.Kings Wine Bar's chef Chad Reilander and his crew have been on the job a little over a month, and the menu shows their presence. With a slew of new lunch and dinner items, the restaurant is focusing more on main dishes but still offering small-plate and late-night opt ... More >>
Nikki MillerFire on a stick is good. Deep-fried candy bars on a stick are better. The Great Minnesota Get Together returns this week, and with everyone stretching their stomachs, digging out their fat pants, and shotgunning 2% in preparation for the all-the-milk-you-can-drink stand, it's hard to ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>
The day garlic breath is forgiven. Kings Wine Bar celebrates its first birthday this month, and it's not the only one offering wine specials. This week, enjoy plentiful wine deals and dinners, as well as opportunities to learn more about permaculture, canning, and how to grow 6,000 pounds of prod ... More >>
Hillary KlineSarah McKenzie's chosen reading materialCelebrating 20 years in business isn't just a milestone in the newspaper industry; these days it's almost a miracle. The Southwest Journal newspaper reached that landmark this year, and editor Sarah McKenzie took a break from knocking out t ... More >>
JelleS'/flickrThank you, Chick-fil-A!Hot Dishers, we hope your week has been filled with sunshine, puppies, and ice cream treats. So much is going on around the Cities that it's hard to know what to do first: The Basilica Block Party is this weekend, St. Paul has the Dragon Festival, World Cup ma ... More >>
Michelle Bruch Move over, Miller. The Lonely Blonde is on tap at Kings. There aren't many blonde ales out there on the tap line. The guys at Fulton Beer decided to fix that, and their newest drink, the Lonely Blonde, is named for its rare style. The beer that arrived last month has been a ... More >>
Photo by Jake RudhDJ Jake Rudh will continue his monthly "Music" series at Kings Wine Bar with an all-local mix tonight, which is named after the Replacements song "Left of the Dial." The photo above is just a small sampling of the albums that Rudh will pull from during tonight's three-hour set, ... More >>
(Photo by phogel) This week we have the bike-friendly art party ARTCRANK, a three-day conference exploring hip hop, and an evening dedicated to folk musician John Prine.
Kings Wine Bar in South Minneapolis has a new executive chef and an updated menu in the works.
Jake Rudh and Steve Seel will co-DJ at tonight's "Music for Restaurants."
We compiled the Twin Cities' Top 5 most memorable food stories of the year. Don't worry, the Au Bon Pain mouse isn't one of them.
The pop singer pulls a 180 and releases an album of acoustic songs.
Kingfield hangout even has its own book club
Kings Wine Bar in Kingfield opened only a few weeks ago, but I couldn't wait too long to try their Fried Green Tomato BLT!
Beer and the fair and wine and greens and the fair were on our mind this week. And the fair.