Maker's Mark

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    First look: Travail and the Rookery

    Beck is thumping through the speakers as chefs move swiftly about the giant open space. Sodas are being bottled and carbonated by hand. A grown man in a teddy bear hat furiously digs in a low cabinet, practically climbing inside to retrieve more linens. A wild-goateed fellow sharpens knives, furious ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 2, 2013

    Tangiers goes for the speakeasy vibe

    The North Loop lounge is more about drinking than dining

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Nightingale: A first look

    We wasted no time dipping in to the new late-night spot Nightingale just off 25th and Lyndale. Nestled between Tree House Records and Bulldog, the Nightingale fits right in with this Mother Nature-inspired block of businesses. The new restaurant features small plates, late-night food hours, and some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Bryant-Lake Bowl's Imaginary Friend, a very real drink of the week

    Your imaginary friend is calling.​Imaginary Friend$8Bryant-Lake Bowl810 West Lake St., Minneapolis612.825.3737Need someone to warm you up, now that fall has clearly taken up residence in the Twin Cities? Bryant-Lake Bowl has the brown-liquor pal for you.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Jason Blair of Red Stag Supperclub, Chef Chat Part 2

    Chef Jason Blair at Red Stag Supperclub​We continue our chat with chef Jason Blair of Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast Minneapolis, the first LEED certified restaurant in the state.  After working in nationally acclaimed restaurants all over the Pacific Northwest (and Alaska) Jason's experien ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 10, 2009

    Burger Jones, Five Guys, Smashburger

    The Twin Cities can has cheezburger?

  • Restaurants

    August 20, 2008

    Big E is Back

    The popular soul food chef's new venture brings New Orleans to South St. Paul

  • Restaurants

    November 14, 2007

    Regular Paradise

    Manny's Steakhouse, the second of our most essential Minnesota restaurants, is prosperity incarnate

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Mo in Minnesota

    Tongue-in-cheek commentator and pop culture guru, Mo Rocca, recently made a visit to the Twin Cities to film a segment at the site of the 2008 Republican National ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 16, 2005

    Coffee Shops with Benefits

    Light- or dark-roast? Far more intriguing choices--like booze!--await at a new generation of coffeehouses.

  • Restaurants

    August 30, 2000