Labor Day

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Stewart Woodman Returns to the Twin Cities Culinary Scene That Disowned Him

    It's Labor Day at the Minnesota State Fair, and Stewart Woodman is vying for the public's attention. Three days earlier, he challenged fairgoers to crash his cooking demonstration with "the craziest Woodman story." No one does. Instead, the crowd eagerly lines up for a taste of his chicharron and ... More >>

  • Movies

    October 15, 2014

    Men, Women & Children despairs at our Wi-Fi world

    Jason Reitman's latest is a snapshot of today's cultural disconnection

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Festival Palomino at Canterbury Park, 9/20/14

    Festival Palomino with Trampled by Turtles, The Head and the Heart, Low, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Spirit Family Reunion, The Apache Relay, Hooray For the Riff Raff, Field Report, Erik KoskinenCanterbury Park, ShakopeeSaturday, September 20, 2014Like an animal hoarding away food for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Southwest LRT takes step forward with Minneapolis, Met Council agreement

    It might not seem like much to those who haven't followed the project closely, but the proposed Southwest LRT line took a significant step forward yesterday with the announcement of an agreement between Minneapolis and the Met Council about how the line will move through Minneapolis.Minneapolis offi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Badger Hill Brewing is moving to Shakopee, opening taproom

    Badger Hill Brewing is moving into its own space later this year, setting a tentative goal to open doors in Shakopee by Labor Day. The brewery, founded in 2011, is currently sharing space with Lucid and Bad Weather in an alternating proprietorship, a business arrangement in which the separate busine ... More >>

  • Movies

    March 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Five more shows we want Prince to take over

    Last week, Minnesota's Purple Yoda, Prince, took over The Arsenio Hall Show for one of the greatest hours of television ever broadcast. Between this excellent appearance and taking Fox's New Girl to a whole other level of cool a month ago, it's been scientifically proven that Prince equals televisio ... More >>

  • Movies

    January 29, 2014

    Labor Day is a total con

    The Jason Reitman-directed film doesn't show any of his signature wit or charm

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Station 4 staying closed for rest of 2013, will reopen as two smaller venues

    St. Paul punk and metal venue Station 4, which has been closed since June, is receiving a lot more than just a ventilation upgrade according to its ownership. Last week, a post on the club's Facebook page suggested that it would be reopening as a "blues venue," and a "Save Station 4" page appeared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Harbor View on Lake Pepin opens today, a sure sign of spring

    While the weather predictors may still be claiming that the cooler temperatures aren't going anywhere, the team behind Harbor View Cafe, on the shores of Lake Pepin, is moving along with spring. The restaurant, like their locally sourced food, is seasonal. They've been teasing fans with pictures of ... More >>

  • Arts

    February 27, 2013

    Elemeno Pea takes on class war

    When a working-class woman meets a trophy wife whose marriage is crumbling, the results are both funny and heartbreaking

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Remembering Levon Helm of the Band

    Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    SNL's Seth Meyers cracks joke about Jamie Kuntz's 65-year-old "boyfriend" [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO: Jamie Kuntz kicked off NoDak college football team after kissing boyfriend during gameLast week, we shared the story of Jamie Kuntz, an 18-year-old who was kicked off the North Dakota College of Science football team over Labor Day weekend after he was seen kissing his 65-year-old boyfrien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Inspired by City Pages' horoscope, couple bakes 'Unicorn Poop' cookies

    Minneapolitan Jessica Burdette was reading City Pages over Labor Day weekend when she stumbled upon this life-changing message in our horoscope section by Rob Brezny: "You need more magic in your life. ...Consider getting the process started by baking some unicorn poop cookies."According to her boyf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Shellac's Todd Trainer on Minneapolis drummers, and today's music climate

    See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceBob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's PartiesHard to believe 20 years have gone by since heavy rockers Shellac formed in Chicago in 1992. It began with engineer and guitarist Steve Albini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Gin 101 and more fair fun this Week in Food

    During State Fair season, the Week in Food practically writes itself; after all, who wants to miss out on all that short-term greasy goodness? Fear not though, we've got plenty of other things to recommend if you've hit critical mass regarding food on a stick. 8/27 It doesn't get much more Minneso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: State Fair, Yeasayer, A. Wolf & Her Claws

    It's the last full weekend of August, summer is drawing to an end, but the music isn't. The Minnesota State Fair is back with various acts playing until Labor Day. Aby Wolf will take 7th Street Entry stage in celebration A. Wolf and Her Claws vinyl release. Meanwhile Yeasayer will be rocking the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Minnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testicles

    If you're an annual State Fair habitue, it's easy to get bored with the more than 450 foods from 300 concessionaires. So every year the State Fair tries to shake things up by introducing a few new things-on-a-stick and other edibles. Last year's offerings included the universally beloved sweet corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Eli's LB Sidecar, an end-of-the-season drink of the week

    Eli's adds an inspired twist to the traditional sidecar​LB Sidecar$8.75Eli's Food and Cocktails1225 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis612.332.9997Now that Labor Day has come and gone, drinkers tend to instinctively move from the clear liquors to the browns. The Hot Dish is not quite ready yet, so we settl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Dan Oskey, Best Bartender and now businessman, Part 2

    Joy SummersDan Oskey dispensing drinks and good will.​Dan Oskey has been featured in local media, recognized by City Pages as the area's Best Bartender, and reigned behind the bar of St. Paul's Strip Club Meat & Fish since the day they opened.  Nowadays his work can also be found on the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Maroon 5 & Train at the State Fair Grandstand, 9/5/2011

    Photos by Erik Hess​Maroon 5 and TrainSeptember 5, 2011State Fair GrandstandLabor Day--always a bittersweet day for Minnesotans, marking the end to 12 food coma-inducing days.  With the hot and rainy days past, the weather was perfect for an evening with radio friendly groups Maroon 5 and Tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Labor Day Weekend concert roundup

    Photo by Erik Hess​What a weekend! We kicked summer right outta town this long Labor Day Weekend by attending as many events as we could, from Blondie at Mystic Lake to Weezer, Dr. John, and Maroon 5 at the Great Minnesota Get Together to Minneapolis dance nights Get Cryphy and Too Much Love. As w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Low release NYC subway-themed 'Especially Me' video

    ​Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New Yo ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 15, 2011

    Marine on St. Croix destination dining

    Brookside Bar & Grill, Olive's, and other must-visit places

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Former Auriga space to be reborn as a deli

    Loopnet.comThe Auriga building has sat vacant for years...​The former home of Auriga, at 1930 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis has been shuttered for four years, slowly decaying--graffiti on the building, weeds in the parking lot--all the while. Fortunately, a new team of restaurateurs plans to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Block E Applebee's closes

    Another tenant bites the dust.​Hopefully that Block E casino idea will fly, because it's clear that fewer and fewer businesses can succeed at the troubled downtown development. Applebee's is the latest casualty, closing its doors Sunday after being in business at the skyway location since 200 ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2011

    Buffalo Wild Wings and the triumph of the chicken wing

    How a regional delicacy took over fast casual dining

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Yankees happily face, erase Twins in ALDS

    Conspiracy theory and lament herein. Join the frustration.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    'Jim Thome At The Plate' rocks on video

    Jim Thome at the bat​Starting about the time his Labor Day home run hit the flag pole at Target Field, everyone's been expecting big things out Jim Thome and the rest of the Twins as they head into their playoff run this week against the Yankees. We've named Thome our Twin of the month. Sport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    September Twin of the Month: Jim Thome

    At least one 40-year-old jock in this town is producing.

  • Music

    September 22, 2010

    The Farewell Circuit break cliches with their Americana

    Brother's Eyes EP a melancholy batch of indie pop songs

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Chris Lundstrom can run up mountains faster than (most of) you

    Courtesy of Chris Lundstrom's blogThis guy runs up mountains faster than you run around Lake Calhoun​Minneapolis's own Chris Lundstrom just ran up an Alp. Yep, one Alp--a jaw-dropping, ski-bunny Slovenian Alp--with a slope so steep it would shred a mere mortal's calves and lungs. Lundstrom, 34, ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Jimmy Johns workers walk out for wage increase

    "Wages so low, you'll freak!"​Jimmy Johns service wasn't its usual "freaky fast" today as workers staged a brief walk out at nine Minneapolis franchise locations. The workers are forming their own union to demand better wages and working conditions, including consistent scheduling and minimum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Minnesota State Fair's Top 10 things to do

    The Great Minnesota Eat-Together​The main question we get asked when people learn we go to the MN State Fair four times each year is, "What do you do there?" When we learn that some people only go for a couple hours and then leave, we ask them, "How do you possibly see everything in such a sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Affordable wines made for grilled food

    Nothing like a steak off the grill​Most people who drink wine are not going to pop open a 2000 Chateau Montrose St.-Estephe, a 1998 Fox Creek McClaren Vale, or a 2005 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen for their casual grilling event with friends. If you do pop these open, make sure I am invited. Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Mendoberri delays opening; Sage Wine Bar seeks new digs

    Robert UlrichEat healthy and local on the go​Well, Chef Robert Ulrich didn't quite make his target date of Labor Day, but two weeks out from what should have been opening day, Mendorberri Cafe & Wine Bar looks like it will have eager locals waiting a little longer to try its eats, accordin ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2010

    Playing Their Hot Hand

    Local weather wonks are living large

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Why pay top dollar for wine? It's BOGO time!

    Haskell'sHaskell's BOGO sale: Buy One, Get One​I am amazed by the average wine drinker who pays top dollar for their wine. Many say they are having a party and need wine fast or their local wine shop is so convenient. The worst advice ever given to a wine buyer was to purchase wine at a shop r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Worst Wines of the Year (so far...)

    ​I sample over a thousand wines a year (yes, I spit many, for the sake of my health and liver), and very few wines are what I deem undrinkable. My dad, for example, loves his Tisdale Merlot, which is usually on sale at Morelli's in St. Paul for $2.00. I consider it drinkable, especially for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Mendoberri: Coming Soon

    ​The PiPress reports that Sage Wine Bar and Market in Mendota Heights (owned by he Kowalski family) is being sold to chef Robert Ulrich who was exec. chef at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis in the 90s and is currently living in Washington D.C. Ulrich plans to turn the space into a full-serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    2008 MLB Awards

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    Bread Basket closure, baseball accolades.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    When stars collide: Billy Bragg, Ike Reilly, Tom Morello converge for hootenanny

    hoot-thumb.jpgI can't think of a better way to come down from narrowly escaping a riot: Late Tuesday night, a handful of larger-than-life musicians convened at a small theater tucked away in south Minneapolis t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Oak Street Cinema closing "for the summer"

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    Email from MN Film Arts: "Oak Street to Close for the Summer. Due to major construction on Oak Street and Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Rybak's lawful assembly

    The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.

  • Restaurants

    October 19, 2005

    Hail Mary

    It's not a cocktail before noon, it's a restorative meal in a glass

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2005

    Norm's conquest

    Junior Senator's reponse to Katrina: Tax cuts for all my friends! It may have been Labor Day, but the powers that be in Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman's office were apparently hard at work devising a plan. Coleman is clearly becoming a sort of trial-balloon politician for the neo-con agenda's most egr ... More >>

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