Lexington (Kentucky)

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Hiroshima Hot Dogs: A Pop-Up of Godzilla-Sized Proportions And Japanese-Inspired Dogs

    The folks over at Libertine are hosting their first pop-up, and it could potentially be the king of all Twin Cities pop-ups. On October 24 and 25, the cheekily dubbed "Hiroshima Hot Dogs" will bring guests a selection of hot dogs dressed to the hilt in the tastiest Japanese adornments and named afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Garth Brooks World Tour Unveils Four Minnesota Shows

    The last time Garth Brooks performed in Minneapolis, Bill Clinton was in office. After many years away from public life, the country entertainer is slowly coming back to live stages around the country with his wife, Trisha Yearwood. So far, he's announced strings of shows in Chicago, Atlanta, Jacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Corner Table chef Thomas Boemer talks fried chicken, Alain Ducasse, and Revival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Josh Thoma and partners to bring back the Lexington with Jack Riebel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Former owner buys back the Lexington in St. Paul

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    The Lexington is up for sale... again

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The Lexington closing temporarily for remodel

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Mother's Day brunch round-up

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Looking for last-minute New Year's Eve reservations? Look no further!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Taylor Swift unveils 2013 U.S. tour -- St. Paul in September

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Grand Old Day 2012: Solid Gold, the Soviettes, and hot dog eating contest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Cupcake Bakery cancels plans for Grand Ave. location

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Mojo Monkey Donuts: a first look

    Sweet treats arrive on West Seventh​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Twin Cities among America's most active

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Twins sign Tar Heels shortstop in 2011 First-Year Player draft

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    A Grand Old Day guide to the best eats

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Bradlee Dean uses "suicide prevention" to raise money for anti-gay ministry

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Michele Bachmann returns to New Hampshire, where the Revolutionary War didn't start

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2011

    Michele Bachmann fails American Revolution history

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 10

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    We Are the Willows kick off tour at the Varsity tomorrow night

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Faces Mears Park has your Christmas dinner covered, this Week in Food.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    The Grand Sandwich is now delivering

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 8

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Twin Cities No. 1 for medical devices, 8th on quality of life

    Minneapolis: we love being on lists​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Grand Old Day: A guide to the best eats

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    The Lexington's Martini: drink of the week

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    March 24, 2010

    Bradstreet, Solera, and more: Happy hours for grownups

    Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Isaiah Vinson, age 17, struck and killed by St. Paul city truck

    Police are now saying he was pushed into the roadway, most likely as a result of horseplay.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Chanhassen Dinner Theatre sold

    The new owners of the 41-year-old theater include two longtime employees and a theater management company.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Bachmann signs her health care independence declaration

    At a press conference, she signs a poster board printed in a way made to mimic the Declaration of Independence.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Lookbook, One For the Team plan tours

    Lookbook will sweep the East Coast, while OFTT is donating tour proceeds to the Red Cross for Haiti relief.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Baby Dee anounces new album, tour

    The mysterious singer songwriter will release an album in 2010 on Drag City, and will play the Cedar this April.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Thanksgiving specials: Where to eat out for Turkey Day

    T-Day dinner alone doesn't have to be a bottle of Wild Turkey. Check out these local restaurants' Thanksgiving offerings.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Tornado reported near downtown Minneapolis, warnings continue in metro area

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in parts of Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. This warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Thanksgiving, restaurant-style

    turkeythumb.jpgThe Idiot Gets His Swerve Back

    Hey folks. Bucking the idiot would have put you 9-5-1 in games last week, which would still only be the third-best outcome in the four times we've toted it up thus far. For those keeping score, my season mark now stands at 25-34-1, and if you excise the inexplicable hiccup from two weeks back, when ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 3, 2005

    Al Fresco, Refreshed

    Twin Cities purveyors make it easy to reinvent the picnic

  • Music

    July 13, 2005
  • Music

    September 24, 2003

    New York State of Mind

    The Fever play pure Gotham City rock--so what if people hear it in New Jersey?

  • Restaurants

    July 10, 2002
  • Restaurants

    April 4, 2001
  • Restaurants

    March 8, 2000
  • Restaurants

    July 14, 1999
  • Books

    March 24, 1999

    Road to Nowhere

    Highway? Park? Highway with a park on top? The fight over St. Paul's Ayd Mill Road gears up--again.

  • Arts

    August 21, 1996

    Stargazers in Cyberspace

    Confessions of an On-Line Fan Club Junkie

  • News

    November 29, 1995

    An Unsentimental Education

    A week on the inside with the students and teachers of Wayzata High and St. Paul Central.

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