When Chef Thomas Boemer assumed the helm at Corner Table in south Minneapolis, he transformed this neighborhood eatery to a destination restaurant. Three years later, the chef with a pedigree that includes a stint at Alain Ducasse's Mix in Las Vegas, has shepherded the restaurant to its new location ... More >>
For the past few months, we've noticed increased activity inside the Lexington, the historic restaurant that has stood empty on the corner of Lexington and Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Now we have confirmation that when she springs back to life, it will be under the guidance of some accomplished and ex ... More >>
Word rolled in late last week that a former owner of the Lexington, one of St. Paul's most classic, high-end eateries, has purchased the restaurant once more. Rick Webb, who operated the restaurant in the 1990s, has yet to announce his plans for the St. Paul landmark this time around.Once considered ... More >>
What was once a venerable St. Paul dining institution has struggled to find its place in the modern restaurant scene. The Lexington closed their doors in May to undergo remodeling as ownership changed hands. The Pioneer Press is reporting that the sale has now fallen through.See Also:The Lexington c ... More >>
The Lexington, a longtime St. Paul supper club institution, has been sold to unidentified (though the Star Tribune says they are industry vets who are "widely known") new owners, reports the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal. Starting tonight, the restaurant will be shuttered for a few ... More >>
Did Mother's Day sneak up on you this year? Still want to make good with mom, but worried you missed the reservation window of opportunity? There are a few spots available at mom-approved restaurants around town and if you can't make it for the early shift remember that Sunday night dinner is usuall ... 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 >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
Billing itself as the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, St. Paul's Grand Old Day is once again set to put plenty of smiles on the faces of Twin Cities music fans this summer, as 16 local bands will perform on six separate stages on Sunday, June 3 from noon until 5 p.m. This year also feat ... More >>
After months of zoning board meetings, pushback from the Summit Hill Association and almost $20,000 in architectural fees, Kevin Vanderaa, owner of Cupcake Bakery, told the Pioneer Press he is scrapping plans for a second store.The new Cupcake Bakery, which was supposed to be on Grand betwee ... More >>
Sweet treats arrive on West SeventhThe smiling monkey beckons you inside to a sunny storefront shop and an array of artisan sweets. Mojo Monkey Donut, the former Rudie's Coffee shop on West Seventh in St. Paul, between Randolph and Lexington, has been transformed from dark punk to bright chic. Th ... More >>
We'll do anything for exercise. We'll even run in Snowmageddon.The Twin Cities may not be home to the most exercise junkies in the country. That title goes to Seattle. Nor do we habour the greatest number of layabouts. Lexington takes the cake there. But according to Men's Health magazine, M ... More >>
As if expecting their middle-infield problems to continue into the distant future, the Minnesota Twins signed University of North Carolina Tar Heels shortstop Levi Michael as the 30th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The man from ... More >>
Forget the hot dogs. How about a mac and cheese fritter or lamb kabob?If you're planning to join a few thousand of your closest friends for Grand Old Day in St. Paul on Sunday, food will no doubt be a big part of the experience. You'll find the ubiquitous corn dogs and cheese curds, of course ... More >>
Bradlee Dean, the man behind the ministry.When Julia Miller pulled into the BP station on Lexington and St. Anthony in St. Paul last month, she was immediately approached by a young man from an organization called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. While Miller pumped her gas, th ... More >>
Blame the speech writers!Michele Bachmann is a force of nature when it comes to raising campaign cash. She busted all kinds of fundraising records in her 2010 race for re-election to Congress. She hauled in $2.2 million in the first three months of this while teasing everyone with the idea sh ... More >>
Bachmann flunked history the last time she was in New Hampshire.It looks like Michele Bachmann is headed back to New Hampshire for a meeting with tea partiers to try and figure out if she might make a credible presidential candidate. Uh oh. The last time this happened she told two differen ... More >>
Bachmann fails history again.Someone go find the dunce cap. Michele Bachmann tackled American history again in public, and once again gave America good reason to laugh at Minnesota. She's already flubbed the history of the Founding Fathers and forgotten slavery. This time around, in a heav ... More >>
The Blacksheep Cafe in Springfield, Illinois is one of the shpookiest places I've played. It's all boarded up on the outside and is all graffitti'ed up on the inside. It's like shredder's lair If it weren't for Kirk and Dustin's tunes being so nice I would have been shakin' in m ... More >>
It's only been two months since Peter Michael Miller of We Are the Willows wrapped up his solo tour across the East Coast, and he's already itching to get back in the van for another stint on the road. We Are the Willows will play a tour kick-off show tomorrow night (Thursday, January 6) at the V ... More >>
Some brandy with your Alexander? The Twin Cities are alive with holiday festivities. Learn the ABCs of beer, trade in the roast beast for General Tao's tofu, and sip on brandy and cognac this Week in Food. Monday 12/20 You drink enough of it--you should try to get to know it. Learn the ABCs of ... More >>
Look deep into my olives and tell me what you see When Dan Esrig graduated with a degree in geography from Macalester College last year, he realized what he wanted was in his own back yard. He wanted to open a sandwich spot that would serve the student's need for late night, affordable food ... More >>
So, the last part of the trip was a bit rag-tag. That is to say, the shows were set up pretty last minute and were kind of at random places. Like in Lexington, Kentucky I played the reception for a play called Marx In Soho in which Karl Marx comes back from some kind of afterlife (wei ... More >>
Minneapolis: we love being on listsWe love our place in lists, and we just topped a good one: we're number one for developing medical devices and technology, says Business Facilities Magazine in its July/August issue. The magazine also ranks Minneapolis 8th in the nation for both quality of life ... More >>
thunderchild5.Just one of the many food options at Grand Old Day.Get ready to drink, eat and drink some more this Sunday at Grand Old Day. In its 37th year, Grand Old Day offers six music stages, a parade, fitness events, and over 80 food vendors. Feed the street foodie in you with some clas ... More >>
Steve Neuharth Martini$6.95 and up for premium ($5 at happy hour)The Lexington1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul651.222.5878websiteI hear many a gripe about bars who call anything and everything poured into a martini glass a martini. At The Lexington, they have been calling icy cold, straight up, ve ... More >>
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