The sun is finally out, baseball is in season, and well, so is hockey, but let's talk about the sunshine. The sunshine and the beer. This weekend in beer happenings, the Seven Corners brewpub Town Hall Brewery is opening its doors for the first time in 2014 after a lengthy remodel. They'll open to ... More >>
The one upside of the sub-zero temps we are currently experiencing is that a windchill advisory is a very good excuse for holing up at home, preferably with a mix-and-match sixer of craft beers. Our local winter seasonals come in a range of styles, but all have depth, fragrant spice, and, true to th ... More >>
Law enforcement is on the hunt for a man who has been terrorizing Twin Cities fast food restaurants by forcing employees into freezers before robbing the establishments.SEE ALSO: Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer The most recent incident happened early this mornin ... More >>
Chick-Fil-A fans forsook the comfort of their warm beds last night and camped out in front of two brand new Chick-Fil-A locations in Maple Grove and Coon Rapids. These bleary-eyed chicken fans were hoping to be among the first 100 customers in line when the stores opened up at 6 a.m. this morning, a ... More >>
Lonny Roseland admits he's the homophobe who kept vandalizing the gay-friendly Pilgrims United Church in Maple Grove. But on his Facebook page, he admits much more.THE BACKSTORY: So this is the homophobe who kept vandalizing gay-friendly Maple Grove church... [PHOTO] Since creating a Facebook profil ... More >>
Remember that guy who kept writing shit like "Church of Sodom" and "Church of Gomorrah" on Maple Grove's Pilgrims United Church because it supports gay marriage? He was caught on camera egging the church on Sunday morning (watch the footage here), and, thanks to a number of tips, later identified by ... More >>
Less than one month after Sunday parishioners at Maple Grove's Pilgrims United Church of Christ were greeted with "Church of Sodom" and "Church of Gomorrah" tags, pretty much the same thing happened again.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage seeks removal of fair vendor who said she spit in Vote Yes guy's lemo ... More >>
-- 1:15 p.m. update -- I-94 eastbound is now fully reopened -- Traffic on westbound I-94 near just east of Rogers is ground to a halt following a 10 a.m. accident involving two vehicles.Details are scant at this point, but according to the State Patrol, five people were injured in the "serious accid ... More >>
Over the weekend, the exterior of the progressive Pilgrims United Church of Christ in Maple Grove was defaced with anti-gay messages.SEE ALSO: Uptown 'Vote Yes' billboard is vandalized, MN for Marriage draws absurd conclusions [PHOTO] Vandals spray painted "Church of Sodom" and "Church of Gomorrah" ... More >>
The Blue Plate Company is moving into a new neighborhood. The restaurant group that owns the Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, the Lowry, Three Squares in Maple Grove, and more are known for moving into neighborhoods and bringing in a casual, comfortable dining space with approach ... More >>
Embattled Maple Grove hockey coach Gary Stefano won't be returning next year.SEE ALSO: Maple Grove hockey player says he graduated from the "college of porn"Stefano reportedly informed his players of the news following Maple Grove's season-ending loss to Centennial last night.
When Terry Heidemann heard about the no-confidence vote the youth hockey association planned to take yesterday regarding Maple Grove boys varsity coach Gary Stefano, he felt compelled to get in touch and tell us about the ordeal his son went through while playing for a Maple Grove youth team this se ... More >>
The Osseo-Maple Grove youth hockey association is apparently dissatisfied with the way a scandal involving the high school team was handled, prompting two unusual motions to be placed before board members.SEE ALSO: Maple Grove hockey player says he graduated from the "college of porn" The first is a ... More >>
LeAnn Sargent, a Maple Grove councilwoman since 1991, will continue to serve on the council despite being charged with stealing thousands and thousands of dollars from her dying dad and lying about it under oath.SEE ALSO: Maple Grove High School hockey scandal: Rumored player sex tape called "The Sh ... More >>
The Facebook profile of a junior player on the Maple Grove High School boys hockey team said he graduated from the "college of porn" and works at the Chippendales Strip Club in Las Vegas. His profile was changed over the weekend and the porn and Chippendales references were removed.THE MAPLE GROVE H ... More >>
Yesterday, Maple Grove High School officials held a news conference to talk about how the school is responding to a scandal that resulted in suspensions for 13 players and for the head coach, Gary Stefano.SEE ALSO: Maple Grove high school hockey scandal reportedly involved player sex tape Officials ... More >>
Original post published 8:17 p.m. on January 18 -- update at bottom.Reports are circulating tonight that the Maple Grove high school hockey scandal involved a player who took part in a sex tape. The suspensions of multiple players and the head coach have been publicly announced, but the reasons why ... More >>
Robert Christopher Baker used to work as a substitute teacher at the Osseo and Maple Grove high schools. Either he was crazy when he started working there or he had a breakdown sometime after starting, because he lost his job in January after making obscene statements about district employees and ... More >>
Frozen yogurt with self-serve toppings? Driving 25 miles to Maple Grove was certainly not out of the question for me to check out this phenomenon. Tutti Frutti has stores in several other states, but this seems to be the only store in the Twin Cities. Here's what we found:
Two-Buck Chuck could be coming to UptownTrader Joe's is close to finalizing a deal for a store on the corner of 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Lyn-Lake, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
The Lodge becomes an urban country bar.Gene Suh, owner of The Lyndale Tap House, debuted his second bar/restaurant last week, by opening Whisky Park at 15 S. Fifth St. in Minneapolis (former home of the Lodge). The new spot was conceived as an urban country bar, with the metro's largest selec ... More >>
Chez Arnaud via FacebookBonjour, Maple Grove!For years, finding French pastry in the Twin Cities meant your choices were pretty much limited to Patrick's French Bakery and the cafe in the Sofitel. But recent openings have been spreading macarons all over the metro, most notably with the arriv ... More >>
Maynard's owners are bullish on Maple Grove.Joining the ranks of Blue Plate's Three Squares, Parasole's Pittsburgh Blue, etc., co-owners of the local Maynard's eateries Excelsior and Rogers are slated to open a restaurant called Malone's Bar and Grill in Maple Grove's burgeoning restaurant ro ... More >>
www.fabianseafood.comIowans buying Fabian Seafood in the 1980s.The Fabian Seafood Company of Galveston, Texas (about 300 miles west of the BP spill), is in its 33rd year of driving trucks of fresh seafood--wild-caught Gulf shrimp, blue crab, oysters, and more--to the Twin Cities and selling i ... More >>
wikimediaTequila does four-courses in Maple Grove. We don't normally come across events we think are worthy of telling Minneapolitans or St. Paulites to haul out beyond the beltine, but here's a reason to get yourself to Maple Grove: Pittsburgh Blue's tequila dinner on Tuesday, October 5. I ... More >>
The world's greatest?Regular Hot Dish reader and Fuddruckers fan (I know this describes a lot of you) Sam sounded the alarm last week when he noticed the always-busy burger joints seemed to be disappearing. The Bloomington and St. Louis Park locations had replaced their bright yellow signs wi ... More >>
(Image by The Cleveland Kid) This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.
Minnesota Rep. Rick HansenState Rep. Rick Hansen is backing a bill aimed at making the ice safer in our State of Hockey. HF3512 would require all existing indoor ice arenas to have Department of Health-approved electronic carbon monoxide monitoring devices by January 2011, along with alarms a ... More >>
Maybe phone numbers and waxing tips will be exchanged.
If United's announcement last week that fatties have to pay double to ride their planes wasn't enough to make you skip out on a grease-ball meal this weekend, maybe this weekend's crazy fast food violence will be enough to curb your appetite.
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Three new west metro restaurants help diners break away from the national chains
Dave & Buster's Has 32,000 Square Feet of air-conditioned zombie-shooting, Jäger-shooting, skee-ball-shooting, and yeah, pretty good fried stuff too
Revolution at the Strib? The Star Tribune's continuing quest to be all things to all people--or at least more things to more people in Maple Grove--will soon result in a redesign, according to reader representative Kate Parry's latest column. The change afoot is based on research done by a journal ... More >>
Design revolution, that is The Star Tribune's continuing quest to be all things to all people--or at least more things to more people in Maple Grove--will soon result in a redesign, according to reader representative Kate Parry's latest column. The change afoot is based on research done by a journ ... More >>
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