Matt Kempf

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Mississippi Mushrooms launches Kickstarter to expand fungi operations [VIDEO]

    Growing produce can prove quite a challenge in Minnesota, but local urban farm Mississippi Mushrooms is up to it. In fact, they're expanding. Using the increasingly popular foodie-dream-funder Kickstarter, University of Minnesota agriculture grad Ian Silver-Ramp and his team of growers are aimi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    First Look: The Mill Northeast

    A huge wall of windows lends a modern feel to the new Mill Northeast, but around the corner the sleek bar and booths have a cozy neighborhood vibe. Where the old Mill City Cafe was all dimly lit exposed brick, this spot is wide open and filled with natural light. There are a few menu items that are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    The Mill Northeast has an opening date

    When Mill City Cafe closed, fans mourned the loss of this Northeast Minneapolis spot, beloved for its fantastic patio, cozy ambiance, and support of local art. But now owner Mandy Zechmeister has announced that her restaurant is just about ready to reopen its doors, as the Mill Northeast, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Cafe Maude Loring Park: A first look

    The awning is familiar, but the interior is a bit more Loring Park in decor than the original southwest Minneapolis location of Cafe Maude. A golden fabric with tie-dye effect crowns the bar, wrapping around it and drawing the eye deeper into the restaurant, where plush, gold fabric cushions decorat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Alexis McKinnis

    The Strib sex columnist on where not to put your food.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Now Open: Il Gatto

    Cat's outta the bag: Parasole replaces Figlio with Il Gatto tonight!