The hard-driving Americana rockers the Rockford Mules decided to call it quits almost a year ago now, but bassist Craig Peck tells Gimme Noise that an unfortunate event has led to a fortunate, one-night reunion. In late June, their friend Tom Ebel -- who played in Doghouse Roses with Erik Tasa from ... More >>
The lowdown on a dozen brand-new trucks hitting the streets this summer
Nation-wide, the Twin Cities are famous for our ingenious skyway system, but only people who have really navigated those above-ground mazes understand that they are also a veritable treasure trove of fantastic cheap eats. We discovered a new favorite this year at Ipotli, a fast-casual Indian restaur ... More >>
Yesterday, the preliminary 2012 violent crime stats for Minneapolis were reported far and wide and everywhere in between.SEE ALSO:-- Downtown Mpls: Robberies first half of 2012 have more than doubled compared to last year -- Mpls mob beatings: Couple describes 7th and Marquette attack, first of two ... More >>
It's a boozy Week in Food, as we've found firkin tappings, wine tastings, and cordial samplings take up many of the events this first week of December. Remember to layer all these drinks with some Christmas cookies... 12/4 Celiac suffers don't have to forgo the deliciousness that is Pizza Luce than ... More >>
These last few temperate weeks feature no shortage of weekend events around the Twin Cities, but if you're feeling, say, more Enlightenment than Renaissance, consider instead a visit to the Carlos Creek Winery this weekend for a Grape Stomp and Fall Festival. Live music, chainsaw carving, come ... More >>
See also: Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities With these trucks, trailers, and stands popping up faster than frogs at a fly fair, it's hard to keep track of who has been where, when, and what was worth eating. After our hard-to-narrow-down Top 10 list, we wanted to give some love to the new truck ... More >>
A Lake Street bistro and skyway grab-and-go will spice up your whole day
We heard a few people remarking, "Sushi from a truck?" suspiciously behind us, but we were too busy eagerly delivering another bite into our mouths to answer. Instead we waved enthusiastically with chopsticks before turning back for another dish to devour.The Sushi Fix truck is the realization of a ... More >>
It's clear that a lot of love and care went into the new Bloomy's food truck. If the tender-as-a-mother's-love roast beef wasn't enough, there's also the chronicle that owners Katie J and Ryan Bloomstrom maintained on their blog. Katie's writing is so candid and charming it's hard not be pulling for ... More >>
After watching its Cloverfield-camera-style truck video, the anticipation mounted as we waited for a first sighting of the new truck for Stanley's in Northeast. Stanley's on Wheels peddles comfort foods such as braised meats atop buns or nachos. We found it on Marquette in downtown Minneapolis and j ... More >>
Kirk Kubousek says that he and his wife, Melissa, traveled from their home in Plymouth to downtown Minneapolis for a night out together on St. Patrick's Day when they were attacked by a mob of about 10 young males. The couple had just finished dinner at Rosa Mexicano and were headed back to their ro ... More >>
Thanks to my eagle-eyed friend, we saw a new food truck out on Marquette this week. A sliver of bright yellow peaking out behind the another truck. Turns out this was the first day of business for Nancy Yang and her crew at the new Golden Tummy. The jolly Buddha seems to say, "Hello! ... More >>
As news of another mob beating circulated yesterday -- the seventh in downtown Minneapolis since February 3 -- we heard from a lot of people increasingly concerned about their safety when out and about downtown in the evening.All seven attacks have occurred after 7:30 p.m., with four happening befor ... More >>
We wrote yesterday that last weekend seemed to have come and gone without another mob beating in downtown Minneapolis. Unfortunately, we spoke too soon.Last Saturday at about 11:30 p.m., a group believed to consist of four juveniles assaulted two victims in quick succession in front of the Foshay To ... More >>
After a balmy weekend, we can say spring fever is in full effect. After months of only a few hearty souls hitting the streets, the food trucks are slowly rolling out of their respective garages. This week is shaping up to be the first with more than one or two out and available for lunch. While i ... More >>
As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
The Melismatics' songs aren't simple at all. They're intricate, jumping from one thought to another, and yet, they're easily adaptable to the most conservative of ears. This, of course, is the Minneapolis band's cardinal accomplishment.Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be comp ... More >>
Taking a cue from Atmosphere's quick-selling second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour, onetime Atmosphere tourmate Prof announced today that he will head out on a mostly regional tour next month, hitting four Minnesota stops along the way. Given Prof's wild success over the past year (he easily so ... More >>
Gastro Truck: Still open.The food truck season is almost over. Last Wednesday was the last food truck court in St. Paul, and today is the final food truck rally until spring. But even as many food trucks shut down for the winter, others are staying open, and some are just getting started. We ... More >>
Protest notches first arrest and first victory
Protesters are sitting in the middle of the intersection.Roughly 1,000 protesters marched from Peavey Plaza to Wells Fargo this afternoon in an attempt to storm the Wells Fargo Center lobby.But when they arrived they found the doors to the bank were locked with Minneapolis police guarding all ent ... More >>
Food trucks bring new eats to the street
First Subo, now this?The rumors started swirling this afternoon, and the Star Tribune confirmed it: The Inn, which opened late last fall, is shutting its doors. Co-owner Tim Niver told the paper that he doesn't blame the restaurant's tucked-away 10th Street at Marquette location, citing the ... More >>
Mark your calendar for a weekend getaway.Looking for a weekend getaway idea? The Great River Road Wine Trail is hosting a three-day Local Foods-Local Wine Weekend on June 3-5, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. The Great River Road Wine Trail consists of 10 wineries near the Mississippi River ... More >>
Hot on the heels of their record release party(where incidentally no record was released), Mark Mallman and his band, Ruby Isle, are giving away their electro-tribute rendition of the Guns N' Roses classic, Appetite for Destruction.
Andy LienInn from the coldStep inside the Handicraft Guild building just off Ninth and Marquette. Shake the snow from your hair, rub your hands together as the feeling starts to return to your fingertips, and return the smile that greets you at the door of the recently opened Inn. Chances are goo ... More >>
Chef Shack paved the way for a crop of new street food vendorsMost of the food carts have been put away for the season--even street food pioneer Chef Shack is skipping Holidazzle this year. But a few brave souls, such as Fork in the Road, have been serving through the snow, and several others ... More >>
Saint Croix Vineyards wine tastingAnyone with preconceived ideas about Minnesota wines is probably re-evaluating those notions if they were part of Saturday's first-annual Savor Minnesota event at Canterbury Park, which featured the best of Minnesota wine, food, and beer. Though the exhibitor ... More >>
Their first run to a Big Ten Tournament title game earned them a trip to the Big Dance. Get your bracketology on.
A new Vescio's restaurant is replacing Cafe di Napoli in downtown Minneapolis.
Free yourself this weekend.
Blind taste a flight to see how Morgan Creek Vineyard's new Ten Thousand Vines stacks up against a French Pinot Noir and a Spanish Grenache blend.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
The skyway burger joint offers free coffee or orange juice with the purchase of one of its new breakfast options.
With the AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Larry Millett hijacks the parade of homes
Welcome, friend, to the booming field of "subprime" mortgages. Think you can't afford a house? You're probably right, but that won't stop us from putting you in one!
Madhubani art makes its debut at Khazana
Keeping an appointment with fatherhood
Cyclists angered by a Minneapolis plan to ban bikes from Nicollet Mall hope to convince the City Council that planners haven't really looked for other solutions.
In 1973 she was fearless. Graceful, original, expensive, strong--and her daddy was a daredevil.