Robbinsdale is quickly gaining a lot of national attention and this time it has nothing to do with the Travailian revolution that's been going on over there. This week, USA Today named St. Petersburg Restaurant & Vodka Bar to its list of the 10 best vodka bars in the country. See also: ... More >>
Robb Jones ambles into Saffron in the early afternoon and immediately takes command of his bar, simmering simple syrups and prepping herbs and brews. His cocktails are carefully built from extensive knowledge; he reads everything he can get his hands on about the craft. Our 2013 Best Barte ... More >>
Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>
Don't beat yourself up too much, single fellas -- a new study by the Are You Interested? online dating site concludes that Minneapolis women are some of the pickiest online daters in the country.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first date live-tweeted by City Pages bloggerThe study analyzed 450,000 "interactio ... More >>
The irrepressible Kanye West is gearing up for a fall tour in support of one of 2013's most-discussed albums, Yeezus. From the frequent Justin Vernon collaborator who not only claims "I am a God" and to be the next Steve Jobs, this'll be a trek to remember. Hurry up with his damn croissants! This co ... More >>
On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>
Minnesota might be nice, but a new study concludes that Minneapolis is actually quite naughty.SEE ALSO: Woodbury and Edina are top extramarital affair locales in Twin Cities, says AshleyMadison.comThe City of Lakes rated as the third-most sinful city in the nation in the Movoto real estate blog's li ... More >>
The Wolf Pack trilogy ends right where it began
According to RealAge Test data, Twin Cities residents are some of the healthiest, most rested, and calm people in the country.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis has one of the nicest tree canopies in the country, U.S. Forest Service study saysAnd as a result, our metro is one of America's youngest -- at least in ... More >>
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>
See Also:Lady Gaga dumps Target over anti-gay donationsLady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center, 8/30/10Slideshow: Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy CenterEven if Lady Gaga isn't super pleased with Target, she isn't going to take it out on Minnesota. The pop queen has just unveiled extensive tour plans for the No ... More >>
See Also:The Who Sell Out--ReallyOne of the loudest, most boisterous (and oldest) rock acts in the business, the Who, has just revealed details for their first tour in four years to touch North America. A stop in Minneapolis at the Target Center is included.The 1973 double album Quadrophenia gets sp ... More >>
Steve Horner's latest battle in the war against Ladies' Night turned out to be a dead end. Earlier this month, Horner called brimming with optimism to report that the Nevada Equal Rights Commission was going to facilitate mediation between him and several Las Vegas casinos, which he had filed compl ... More >>
The Twins open their 2012 campaign this afternoon in Baltimore. Coming off last year's injury-plagued last-place finish, there's less optimism about the team's chances this year than any season since Ron Gardenhire took over as manager in 2002.Only two years removed from an AL Central-winning campai ... More >>
Earlier this week, North Dakota's tourism department spent a couple days trying to market the state as a Las Vegas-style hookup destination.That went over about as well as anyone who has spent five minutes in Fargo would imagine. Within 48 hours the ad, which was meant to run in newspapers and ma ... More >>
We've spent this week talking with Sea Change's new chef de cuisine Jamie Malone. (To catch up read part one here and part two here). After growing up in St. Paul, she traveled the world before attending Le Cordon Bleu. After culinary school, she landed in the kitchen with Stev ... More >>
At the conclusion of a summer that will have seen nearly every major touring pop act stop through the Twin Cities, two of the most omnipresent forces in hip hop will cap things off on October 8 when Jay-Z and Kanye West bring their tour to the Target Center in Minneapolis. In a coy avoidance of t ... More >>
www.breastaurants.comA new uniform company claims to be "The Breast in the Business!"Breastaurants--yep, that's really a word--are big business. While casual chains like Applebees and such have been slumping, restaurants that hire busty women to serve their beers and burgers while wearing pee ... More >>
Jeff KubinaWhat happens in Minneapolis, stays in Minneapolis.A series of developers have gambled on the Block E development, and lost. But Bob Lux, whose Alatus LLC bought the seemingly jinxed property last year, likes his chances with an idea that hasn't been tried: A luxury casino. It's a ... More >>
Zagat's declares them manly and tasty.Manny's Steakhouse, housed in the W Minneapolis Hotel, proves that hotel fare in the Twin Cities need not be boring or bland. Zagat listed the Best Hotel Restaurants in 25 Big Cites (in the U.S.) and Manny's came out on top in Minneapolis. USA Today picked up ... More >>
Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Riccardo Tesci's art for their freshly announced single "H.A.M." seems a love-it-or-hate-it type situation. Rotts, nautical stars (remember high school, when the seniors started to get tattoos?), scopa crowns, and platinum does not a consensus make, apparently. All up in that ... More >>
A pint of prevention is worth...uh....nevermind.The Daily Beast collected statistics on alcohol use and abuse to rank the nation's most drunk metropolises. Minneapolis ranked 11th, based on the following data:
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Burger battleWhen we spotted Smashburger's Sin City Burger--a decadent burger designed to recall the gluttony of Las Vegas--we wanted to know: How does it stack up against our local hero, er, burger, the Twin Cities Smashburger? Read on to see what we decided.
This week we have artwork by John Lennon, a birthday party for Lili's Burlesque, and a good, old-fashioned hangar dance. Jump and jive.
Back for more conspiracy smackJesse Ventura told us last year that if his show, "Conspiracy Theory," got the green light for a second season, he was going to blow open the whole Kennedy assassination plot. Looks like he may get his chance. TruTV has ordered up another eight installments. Go ... More >>
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