Mario Batali

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Russell and Desta Klein's Brasserie Zentral has an opening date and is now taking reservations

    Downtown Minneapolis will soon be home to a new concept from Russell and Desta Klein, the team behind Meritage in St. Paul. Inside the historic Soo Line building, the couple is working on a restaurant complex -- complete with a brasserie, skyway-level cafe, wine bar, and wine and cheese sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Dennis Leaf-Smith of 112 Eatery: Chef Chat, Part 2

    We're celebrating the 112 Eatery's seventh birthday by featuring its chef de cuisine, Dennis Leaf-Smith. Yesterday, we learned how he cut his teeth as a young chef, first in local kitchens and then out west (click here to read part 1 of our conversation). Today, he tells us how he ended up at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 2

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​Today we continue our talk with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant in south Minneapolis. (Here's part 1 of the interview.) Saunders, who first entered the Twin Cities restaurant scene as a server, tells us about a clums ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Great movie and dinner combos for a night in

    Theater prices are for suckas​Dinner and movie nights don't have to break the bank.  Sometimes after a long week it's even easier to whip up a quick meal at home, load up an old flick, and snuggle into the couch, plush and cozy.  Save a little cash and take these suggestions for an ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Broders' Michael Rostance: Chef Chat, Part 3

    A.J. Olmscheid​Today we wrap up our talk with Broders' executive chef, Michael Rostance. (Here's parts 1 and 2 for the latecomers.) In this installment, Rostance shares stories about eating eyeballs, hanging out with Mario Batali's dad and messing up a meal for the shah's wife.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Piccolo's Doug Flicker: Chef Chat, part 3

    A.J. Olmscheid​This is the third and final part part of our chef chat with Piccolo's Doug Flicker. (Here's part 1 and part 2 if you missed them.) Read on to find out how Flicker transformed from a kid who ate ring baloney sandwiches to a chef who has cooked at the James Beard House in New Yor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Top Food Trends of the Decade via. the Food Channel

    From Acai to DIY, is there anything they missed?

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Tim McKee scores Beard Award for Best Midwestern Chef

    La Belle Vie Chef Tim McKee wins the James Beard Award for Best Midwestern Chef.

  • News

    December 27, 2006
  • Restaurants

    June 28, 2006

    Nasty, Brutish, Shortish

    Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down

  • Restaurants

    November 6, 2002

    Water Sliding in New York

    From hot dogs to headcheese: A Midwesterner's guide