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  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Pastry Chef Alicia Hinze talks Cupcake Wars, ice cream, and the Buttered Tin's first year

    In just under a year, The Buttered Tin's pastry chef and co-owner Alicia Hinze has seen her restaurant become a beloved part of St. Paul life. On a recent Saturday morning, with the place packed with customers inside and out, Hinze took time out to chat about her inspirations, her baby (the restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in West St. Paul

    Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best places to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Jamie Malone of Sea Change on her Esquire piece, kitchen fires, and days off

    Don't bother asking chef Jamie Malone of Sea Change what it's like to be a girl in the kitchen. She won't answer. Instead, refer to the piece she recently published on Esquire's new food blog, "The Spill," in which she addresses issues of gender inequality in the kitchen. "I work as hard as I can an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Stephanie Kochlin talks St. Paul pride, her Iron Fork competitors, and hatred of foams

    Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the event, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The Buttered Tin: A first look

    Monday morning, the doors opened on a new neighborhood breakfast spot on St. Paul's Seventh Street. The Buttered Tin is a collaboration between a pastry chef and a public relations professional who share a passion for great food.See Also:Best Bartender: Jesse HeldTop 10 Best Breakfasts

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Butcher and the Boar announces new pastry chef

    Butcher and the Boar has announced the hiring of a new pastry chef, replacing opening chef Sara Botcher (who left to open Black Walnut Bakery). Rachel Slivicki hails from North Dakota, but was most recently working at the renowned Mindy's HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago.See Also:B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Signature Dish: Victory 44's Chef Erick Harcey

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Signature Dish; The Kenwood's Chef Don Saunders

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 9, 2013

    Rincon 38 shows that less is more

    The new tapas restaurant packs a lot of flavor into small plates

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Local Chef Challenge invades Mall of America this weekend

    Inside the Mall of America tundra, the knives will be sharp, the ingredients strange, and the chefs ready for an all-out throwdown. The annual Chef Challenge competition from Minnesota Monthly magazine pits many of the area's top chefs against one another to win the title and an oversized check. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Signature Dish: Cafe Levain's chef Adam Vickerman

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Zeke's Unchained Animal will be bringing pizzas and burgers to Longfellow

    Does no one appreciate the chain? Everyone is looking to get off one, from the "off the chain" restaurants on Guy Fieri's television show to Tarantino's Django, and now Zeke is breaking lose in south Minneapolis. A new restaurant with an unusual name is coming to the Longfellow neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    James Beard benefit dinner brings out the star chefs

    Last night, on the bluffs in Mendota Heights, the James Beard Foundation, in conjunction with Le Cordon Bleu and Mpls/St.Paul magazine, hosted a benefit dinner in which eight of the Twin Cities most regarded chefs prepared a multiple-course, roaming tasting menu. Guests could nibble their way from k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    It's fantastic Fair time this Week in Food

    It's the Week in Food we wait for all year: Minnesota State Fair time. But man cannot live on grease alone, so we've packed this week's listings with everything from fair events to charity happy hours so you can spread out your gorging. 8/21 Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 the Edina Barnes and Noble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Minnesota Cooks events at the State Fair: Celebrating 10 years

    See also:Minnesota Cooks brings something rare to the fair - gourmet cookingMinnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesFor the last 10 years Minnesota Cooks, a local organization affiliated with the Minnesota Farmers Union, has held cooking demonstrations, discussions, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Smoothies to judge and farms to tour this Week in Food

    Classes, cruises, farm tours, smoothie-offs ... variety is truly the spice of life this Week in Food. 7/17 Sometimes in summer when it's 12 billion degrees out all we want to eat are appetizers and finger foods. If you feel the same way, get thee to "Kitchen Basics with Kate: Easy Appetizers" at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Maruso Street Food & Bar brings international flavors to downtown Minneapolis

    Maruso executive chef Andrew Garrison's pedigree includes Fugaise and Cirque du Soleil Those of you who frequent downtown Minneapolis may have noticed something new nestled between Bar Fly nightclub and Lure Showclub near Eighth and Hennepin. Maruso Street Food & Bar is the newest addition to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Local Chef Challenge crowns a winner

    ​If the Food Network's two top-rated competition shows decided to set down in a nice Midwestern town, their spawn would have been the yearly Local Chef Challenge, which played out this weekend at the Mall of America. Some of the most talented toques were selected to go head to head with a box of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Pastry chef John Kraus of Patisserie 46: The sweet life, part 2

    This week we're profiling pastry guru John Kraus of Patisserie 46. In part 1, we met the chef and his wife (who opened their dream bakery in 2010), and were treated to a behind-the-scenes account of Kraus's win at the Food Network Chocolate Challenge. Now we jump to the early stages of his career, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Fish Smart sponsors seafood "throwdown" at Kitchen in the Market

    ​The competition was fierce and the seafood sustainable at Monday night's Seafood Throwdown, which pitted the top two seafood chefs in town for a battle royale of the bivalves. Chef Robert Wohfeil of Oceanaire and chef Jamie Malone of Sea Change went head to head with a basket full of secret ingre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Bar La Grassa has Italian galore for under $12

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. It's big. It's boisterous. It's a little bit of Manhattan's Mulberry Street brought to the Midwest. Welcome to Nancy St. Pierre and Isaac Becker's Bar La Grassa. "Bar L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Sea Change's Raw Bar boasts $12-and-under beauties

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. When Tim McKee opened Sea Change in 2009, it came with a pledge of sustainability: to use seafood secured in a manner that wouldn't damage the environment. We Minnesotan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Christmas is coming this Week in Food

    Sharpen your cooking skills​It's the homestretch before Christmas, so everyone's hustling to get their last-minute shopping and cooking done before the big day. Take time out from the madness to check out one of these great (and relaxing) food opportunities before hunkering down for full-on fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Technique: A first look at the student-run restaurant's new location

    Le Cordon BleuVeal shank with risotto is one entree option at Technique.​Technique, the student-run restaurant serving three-course meals for only $10, recently moved to its new location out of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Mendota Heights. It is one of 14 Technique locations foun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Technique offers student-prepared three-course meals for $10

    Le Cordon BleuTechnique serves halibut with a side of tomatoes, peas, and corn and fava bean succotash.​Formerly the Minnesota Room, Technique is a restaurant staffed by students at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Mendota Heights. Technique offers a three-course lunch for $10, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Jamie Malone of Sea Change: Chef Chat, Part 3

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Jamie Malone of Sea Change: Chef Chat, Part 1

    Joy SummersChef Jamie Malone takes the lead at Sea Change​It was recently announced that the chef de cuisine title at Sea Change, the sustainable seafood restaurant at the Guthrie, would be handed over to an insider, Jamie Malone. After flying in chefs from around the country to try out, Sea Chang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Ian Pierce of 128 Cafe: Chef Chat, Part 1

    ​Neighborhood favorite, comeback kid, and a leader in the Twin Cities food truck revolution, 128 Cafe has done it all with chef Ian Pierce behind the burners. The 128 Cafe was a Merriam Park institution when it closed in June 2007. Jill Wilson and her husband, Andrew, swooped in and revitalized th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Jason Blair of Red Stag Supperclub, Chef Chat Part 1

    ​Jason Blair is a Minnesota guy through and through.  Growing up in Delano, one of his first jobs was working at a hometown pizza joint.  From there he started down a culinary path that has led through some of the most beautiful, lush parts of the country, only to find himself right back ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Midtown Global Market's Winter in the City event warms frigid foodies greenhouse for the foodie's soul​Remember summer? That fabled time when the weekend brought long, languid ambles through the Mill City Farmers Market, full of food samples, chef demos, and throngs of fellow food lovers picking through the freshest seasonal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Thom Pham hosts Oscar nominations this Week in Food

    We'll see these guys in hell. ​It's a star-studded Week in Food with Thom Pham hosting an Oscar nomination breakfast at his Wondrous Kitchen and Chino Latino honoring this year's hottest celebrity--the rabbit. Tuesday 1/25 Thom Pham hosts an Oscar-worthy celebration to benefit the Aegis Foundat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 1

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​ Two years after closing Fugaise, chef Don Saunders is running his own restaurant again. Saunders' week-old restaurant, In Season, is located across the street from Cafe Maude in south Minneapolis. The philosophy behind the food is in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Chris Stevens of Blackbird: Chef Chat, part 3

    Michelle BruchChef Chris Stevens is back in the kitchen. ​ Blackbird Chef Chris Stevens spends 80-hour work weeks at his restaurant, but there was a time not too long ago when he had real vacation time. In fact, he was perfectly happy working in mosquito control before his partner Gail Moll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Iron Fork chef competition fires up tomorrow. Win free tickets today!

    Food as blood sport. ​Six of the Twin Cities' top chefs will engage in a culinary shootout tomorrow night at City Pages' annual Iron Fork competition--and you can win a pair of tickets for free. Star chefs from Piccolo, Chef Shack, and Barbette, among others, will show off their skills in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Salty Tart's Michelle Gayer: Chef Chat, part 2

    Lisa GulyaMichelle Gayer of the Salty Tart bakery​ Today we bring you part 2 of our interview with Michelle Gayer, chef-owner at the Salty Tart bakery in Minneapolis's Midtown Global Market. (Here's part 1.) Today Gayer talks about why she likes making pastries more than bread and her favorite dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Iron Fork Competition seeks contestants

    So you think you can cook?​You slay your own deer. Confit your own ducks. And think nothing of whipping up a 7-course meal at home on a Tuesday night. Here's your chance to test your culinary mettle against some of the Twin Cities top chefs at the upcoming Iron Fork competition sponsored by Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    'Iron Fork' chef competition fires up Thursday

    Sample dishes from 25 top restaurants at the City Pages event, where chefs from Cosmos, Saffron, Solera and more will be slaving over a hot stove.

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2008
  • Restaurants

    May 5, 2004

    The Seventh Dimension

    Mai Village boasts the best part of Vietnam's food, art, and architecture, and its long meals with family

  • Restaurants

    September 17, 2003

    Gallic Counterculture

    A bad year for U.S. Francophiles? Not in Minneapolis.