Today, President Obama comes to Minneapolis for an overnight trip. It's his second trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes this year. (Check out our humorous post about the first here.)He'll be at a private fundraiser hosted by Sam and Sylvia Kaplan tonight, and tomorrow, the president will deliver a speec ... More >>
Mark your calendars, Minnesota: June 26, 2014, is officially the day our commander-in-chief bit into the food of the gods we call the Jucy Lucy. Spotted at Matt's Bar enjoying the Twin Cities' classic cheese-stuffed burger, President Barack Obama may have just escalated the cold war between Matt's ... 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 >>
Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
On this most freezing of days, Minnesotans could be excused for mistaking Twitter for the Weather Channel, as everybody and their sister is chiming in with their best #StupidCold-related material.RELATED: For Christ's sake, Florida The cold snap is all fun and games -- as long as you're inside and/o ... More >>
Dine al fresco with the help of these Twin Cities restaurants, just remember to bring your own basketBy Emily Weiss
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we kick things off with the first installment of Wiping Out Thousands' new video blog project, Crossing Wires, which aims to intimately and awesomely capture live pe ... More >>
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 >>
Lake Harriet has Bread & Pickle, Minnehaha Falls has Sea Salt, and Lake Calhoun has Tin Fish. Lake Nokomis is arguably just as popular and beloved warm-weather recreation destination, but somehow it had been overlooked as a site for a small waterfront eatery. That is, until last summer, when the ... More >>
The weather might be cartwheeling between sunny 60-degrees and forecasts of flurries, but a more consistent sign of spring started showing its reassuring face last week: Nice Ride's lime green bikes, back on the street for their fourth season. Along with the seasonal re-launch comes some upgrades fo ... More >>
Steve Kramer, frontman for the genre-defying Twin Cities group the Wallets, has died. He was found in his hotel room Saturday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He was 59.Kramer and the Wallets released two original albums via Twin/Tone in the mid-'80s, including the cele ... More >>
Friday is the night of tribute shows. We Are Not Ween rocks the mainroom of First Avenue, while The Big Pink performs their annual homage to The Band's last show known as "The Last Waltz". If you're in St. Paul, stop by the Amsterdam to hear Jonny James & the Hall of Fames cover The Be ... More >>
It's the second weekend of August and the weather will be playing a crucial role with the myriad of outdoor events this weekend. Friday evening, The Harriet Island Bandshell is hosting another movie and music night featuring Bloodnstuff and Is/Is followed by a showing of Army of Darkness. The Big Wu ... More >>
The Twin Cities will be steeped with indie-rock this weekend with The Shins at the Orpheum Theatre and Leslie Feist opening the MN Zoo's Music in the Zoo series. Cute pop band Bella Ruse will be leaving Minneapolis for Columbus soon, so make sure to catch their free show at the Lake Harriet Bandshel ... 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 >>
"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."-Richard Nelson Bolles
"In summer, the song sings itself."-William Carlos Williams
"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends."-Richard Rorty
Rarig Center, home of Radio KThose whippersnappers at Radio K have a lovely habit of inviting some pretty great artists to their studio (among other things). Their output is constant, and since it has been a spell since we gave them a look-see, we're doing just that.
Photo by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf CrierMedia sponsor Vita.mn has been slowly revealing its four-night run of Music & Movies nights at the Lake Harriet Bandshell this August, and last night they finished announcing the last of its Friday night events. This year, the Star Tribune-owned weekly w ... More >>
Instead of coming back from the long Fourth of July holiday weekend to find a renewed sense of respect among Minnesota's lawmakers seeking an end to the shutdown, we instead heard that someone tried to burn down Gov. Mark Dayton's former home near Lake Harriet. "To say that it's politically moti ... More >>
The first official weekend of the summer is here! Let's do this!
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Slow Food happy hour! Pick up a pint. No need to feel inadequate now that summer's bounty has arrived; this week in food is filled with classes and lectures sure to make all your dishes winners thanks to plenty of educational events.
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 >>
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 >>
Great food abounds near the Chain of LakesNow that spring has finally kicked winter to the curb, activity on Minneapolis's Chain of Lakes is swarming with those gratefully relieved of cabin fever. Releasing all that pent-up energy is bound to work up an appetite, but who wants to cut the day ... More >>
One last hurrah for winter? Lake Harriet this morning.Yes, that's snow you're seeing out the window, through the windshield wipers or under your feet this morning -- on April 20. We wouldn't want to classify it as a bona fide storm, and we're glad that it's probably the last gasp of winter ... More >>
A healthier hash!Normally we like to go to Zumbro Cafe in Linden Hills for breakfast and fuel up for a walk around Lake Harriet with eggs Benedict or flapjacks. But when all those carbs and cholesterol feel like too much, we turn to the chicken wild rice hash.
[UPDATE: Jorg Pierach contacted us to say that the new opening date is now slated to be March 19 and that they are still fine-tuning many details]Tilia now slated to open March 19Linden Hills, and all of the Twin Cities' dining community, has been anxiously awaiting the opening of Tilia in the o ... More >>
Pizza joint opens in former Xerxes Market space
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 >>
Sea Salt an option for new eats on Lake Harriet.
Teenagers on the North Side getting gunned down. Rich versus poor. Lake Harriet versus Plymouth Ave. The blame game. Keith Ellison, savior/demon. Murderapolis, summer 2006. Somalis on the defensive. Bar fights, street hassles, the basketball hoops taken off the backboards at Painter Park, which has ... More >>
Sea Salt, the new-ish restaurant in the Minnehaha Park Pavilion, serves fresh fish, unbelievably priced
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