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
One of the tastiest charity events of the year is right around the corner. Every year, the best pastry chefs in the Twin Cities come out to support Share Our Strength in their fight against childhood hunger.This year, in addition to having the confections of pastry chefs like Diane Yang of La Belle ... More >>
-- 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 >>
Longtime St. Paul jazz institution the Artists' Quarter is shutting its doors at the end of the year. According to a Star Tribune report, the club was forced to end a three-decade run after its rent doubled in recent years.The basement venue -- named City Pages' Best Jazz Club this year -- is locate ... More >>
As the St. Paul Saints gear up to move into their new Lowertown digs in time for the 2015 season, the city of St. Paul is beginning to plan for the redevelopment of the Midway Stadium site.SEE ALSO: Midway Stadium documentary captures storied ballpark's twilight [VIDEO] One factor making that effort ... 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
Well, that was fast. With very little notice and a very quick turnaround time, the Bullfrog Cajun Bar next door to Butcher and the Boar on Hennepin has transitioned to become the Bulldog Downtown, the latest outpost to join the Northeast, Uptown, and Lowertown locations.Here are more details on the ... More >>
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:Colossal Cafe St. Paul: A First LookColossal Cafe expands to St. PaulBest Pancake: Colossal Cafe Colossal Cafe, breakfast darling and Best Neighborhood Cafe in St. Paul, announced this week that it is also adding dinner service to its St. Paul location. After securing a beer and wine list, ... 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
Rock club also offers an unusual menu
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 >>
Michelle LeonHeartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market is now open.With much buzz and anticipation, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market recently opened its doors. In the century-old Market House warehouse in Lowertown, a revolution is taking place as Lenny Russo plays master improvise ... 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 >>
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.
As reliably as the sun rises and sets and the local lakes freeze and thaw, restaurateur/chef David Fhima opens and closes restaurants. This time, he's taking back control of LoTo in Lowertown, St. Paul, which he ceded to Lifetime Fitness awhile back and remaking it as FACES, serving a menu of ... More >>
(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.
No, not all at the same time.
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