Mario Batali

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Third Bird's Lucas Almendinger on Multiple Career Paths and Starburst-Glazed Foie Gras

    Each week, we'll interview one of the chefs participating in our2014 Iron Fork competition. On November 6, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient. Tickets are on sale now Lucas Almendinger, of the ne ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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