"It's kind of like being in a fishbowl," real estate broker-turned-restaurant-owner Carol Marks muses while squinting up at the ray of light flooding into the dining room of Public Kitchen & Bar in Lowertown. "People can see right into the restaurant while they're crossing over the skyway so we thou ... More >>
Sandwiched between Barrio and the now-closed Bin Wine Bar, Public Kitchen and Bar in the historic Noyes & Cutler building is a polished, expansive brunch, lunch, and dinner spot -- with a downstairs lounge to boot. The upscale American eatery opened quietly in St. Paul's Lowertown last week. See al ... More >>
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 >>
It might not get you there as quickly as you'd like (at least at first), but the recently released opening day schedule for Green Line LRT indicates the train will indeed take you home after you close down the bar. Though the initial plan was for trains to only run until about 1 a.m., Metro Transit ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week is Halcyon, an unfiltered American pale wheat ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company out of Manhattan, Kansas.Though Tallgrass now brews this one year round, Halcyon has all the trappings of early summer: a light and lively body, beautiful hazy golden color, and a whole corn ... More >>
Punk and metal venue Station 4 has been closed since last June, and now the whole building at 201 4th St. in St. Paul's Lowertown district is up for sale. Gimme Noise is no real estate blog, but a listing like this couldn't help but pique our interest.Compared to last year's Medusa offering, this bu ... More >>
If there's one thing we love here in the Twin Cities, it's our burgers. With several restaurants touting their own "perfect" variations on the classic sandwich, it's about time somebody set up a Thunderdome-style competition to see who really does have burger bragging rights. The Sanneh Foundation, ... More >>
The season's most anticipated restaurant openings
-- Update at bottom -- Eat your heart out, North Loop -- a new study put together by RealtyTrac ranks downtown St. Paul's Lowertown area as America's top hipster zip code. SEE ALSO: 10 Things hipsters couldn't ruin in the '00s But fret not, Minneapolis hipsters (whatever that term means), because yo ... More >>
There's a new little bakery and breakfast spot headed for Lowertown in St. Paul. The endeavor comes from Alicia Hinze, a pastry chef who has competed on and won Cupcake Wars, and Jen Lueck, a marketing and PR professional who specializes in working with restaurants. The two are St. Pa ... More >>
It's a little outside the downtown, Eat Street, and Lowertown haunts where we usually find ourselves out for dinner, but Acqua in White Bear Lake has gained a well-deserved following over the four short years it's been open, boasting chef fans like Susan Dunlop of Joan's in the Park. Inspired by its ... More >>
New Lowertown Line series takes a closer look at live local music
The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro
Not only do the good folks at MN Original continue to have revealing profiles of Minnesota artists featured regularly on their programs, but lately they have also broadcast many stirring live performances from local musicians as part of the show as well. Astronautalis, Mason Jennings, the Suburbs, S ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- St. Paul Saints move one step closer to building Veeck-land in Lowertown-- St. Paul Saints to become St. Paul Aints on Minnesota Atheists nightMinneapolis got Zygi-land -- St. Paul is getting Veeck-ville.Today, Governor Mark Dayton awarded the Saints $25 million out of the $27 million th ... More >>
With this weekend's River's Edge Music Festival, next weekend's Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and the just announced Wabasha Days Saint Paul, the city that always sleeps is starting to really look alive for music fans.Presented by Lowertown Dutch-inspired pub the Amsterdam Bar and Hall and 89.3 the Cur ... More >>
Throughout the spring, we've chronicled the Vikings' efforts to secure public funding for a new football stadium, which we've dubbed Zygi-land.With the legislature recently approving a funding plan for the nearly $1 billion Metrodome-site stadium, it appears the Vikes' effort will pay dividends. And ... More >>
We'll miss you, sunny days of summerDay by day our favorite street finds are dropping out of the game. A few intrepid souls like Nate of Natedogs and the vivacious ladies of Fork in the Road plan to stay out all winter long. Others, like Lisa Carlson and Carrie Summers of the Chef Shack, will lea ... More >>
Washington Avenue location expands Zen beyond the skyway
What do we want? BRAINS! When do we want 'em? .....BRAINS!That's right, the time is nigh for throngs of eager young partiers to don their rattiest zombie apparel for the 7th annual Zombie Pub Crawl, which for the first time this year will expand to cover both St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood and ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekSarah Young at the Lowertown Fest in July 2010Talk about a once-in-an-eon job posting: Cloud Cult is spreading the word that they are looking to hire a new cellist to replace Sarah Young, who left the band at the tail end of last year to focus on her family life (her husband, f ... More >>
Julie Keller, EmbersThis Friday marks the start of the 30th year for the Saint Paul Art Crawl. What began as a small gallery hop in the artists' studios of Lowertown and downtown has grown to encompass much of the city, from Harriet Island, to Grand Avenue, to the University/Raymond area of tow ... More >>
Removable outdoor seating proposed in St. Paul.Yesterday, at Bin Wine Bar in Lowertown, city officials and business owners discussed a collaborative effort to address a lack of outdoor seating. Looking to duplicate efforts in San Francisco and New York, San Francisco architect Riyad Ghannam was i ... More >>
Pop! fizzles outThe recently shuttered St. Paul Pop! location will be permanently closed, according to the Pioneer Press . The restaurant occupied the corner of Sixth and Wabasha for two years in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood, following the demise of its predecessor, Fhima's--another restaura ... More >>
Photo: PizzaLuce.comHere's what's hot at Pizza LuceWhen you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the ... More >>
We're a little late to this party, but it looks like the Lowertown Music Festival in St. Paul has booked a handful of prominent local indie bands and one international artist for an outdoor concert on July 31. The full lineup includes Mason Jennings, Cloud Cult, Tapes 'n Tapes, Peter Wolf Crier, ... More >>
Stunning is the scope of Heartland's move to Lowertown, from its current location at 1806 St. Clair Ave. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, scheduled to open on Thursday, July 15, 2010, will be in the Market House building, a 1902 warehouse across the street from the St. Paul Farmer's ... More >>
Since we are going to have sushi in Lowertown, why can't we also have sushi in a tube? Guess what, you can have it all.
(Work by Greg Gossel)This week we have the epic Saint Paul Art Crawl (now with live music from Soundcrawl!), MN Fashion Week events, and art openings featuring naked people and pop culture (not all in one spot).
"There is no more art in this than a lump of poop." Northeast Minneapolis: Save yourself from a $100,000 mistake.
Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.
The owners of Woodbury's American Burger Emporium have opened a burger joint in downtown St. Paul.
It's time to rethink the wisdom of depriving ourselves come January
Perennial pleasers Udupi and Tanpopo are even better following their rebirths
It's been a bad year for Lucky Jeremy, but bad years make great albums