• Arts

    September 21, 2011

    Aparna Ramaswamy vitalizes ancient Indian dance

    Her performance an offering to Hindu deities

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Now Open in the Best of Hot Dish: June 20-24, 2011

    ​It's summer, and everyone is throwing their hats in the restaurant ring. Sure, some opt for the small step--a food truck or stand--while others go whole hog (love that phrase) and roll out something big and all-encompassing. This edition of Best of Hot Dish offers a healthy slice of "Now Open" fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Amu's Madras becomes Indian Garden

    Amu's Madras replaced by Indian Garden.​Once again, the metro's ground zero for South Indian food has a new name on a not-so-different menu. A few years ago the space was Udupi, then Nala Pak, then, last fall the former Udupi crew, including the head chef, came back to reopen the space as Amu' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

    The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.​When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon November '10

    Amu's Madras, Scusi, and more joined us this month...​OPEN Whisky Park, 15 S. Fifth St., Minneapolis Malone's Bar & Grill, 12635 Elm Creek Blvd N., Maple Grove Chocolate Celeste, 652 Transfer Ave., St. Paul Hibachi Buffet, 111 E. Lake St., Minneapolis Amu's Madras Cafe, 4920 Central Ave. NE, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Amu's Madras Cafe now open

    Indian food is back in the former home of Nala Pak!​The "open" sign is lit once more at 4920 Central Ave. in Columbia Heights, former home of the famed Indian eateries Nala Pak, and, before that, Udupi. This time, the new joint, Amu's Madras Cafe, has an antithetical neighbor: Sonic. The buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    L'etoile to host Madras Plaid Summer Social at Om

    L'etoile has partnered up with OM Restaurant (401 N. First St., Minneapolis) to celebrate summer style, and most of all the wondrous world of plaid. Madras plaid originated in the 1960s in India, so Om is the perfect locale to honor this playful pattern. Om will be serving its signature cont ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 10, 2004

    Vegetarian Phoenixes

    Perennial pleasers Udupi and Tanpopo are even better following their rebirths