Michael Rostance

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Former Slave Raider guitarist opens Studio 2, a new Minneapolis coffee and wine bar

    A lot has changed for David Hussman since 1985. For starters, he got a haircut. From 1985 until 1990, Hussman was known as Nicci Wikkid, the guitarist of Minneapolis-based hair metal band Slave Raider. Now, he's the owner of a brand new coffee and wine bar in south Minneapolis. See also: Sex, Dru ... 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 12, 2010

    Broders' Michael Rostance: Chef Chat, Part 2

    A.J. Olmscheid​Here's part two of our chat with Michael Rostance, executive chef at Broders' Cucina Italiana and Pasta Bar in south Minneapolis. (Read part one here.) Today we talk with the veteran chef about the challenges of grilling in front of customers and why American dried pasta will never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Broders' Michael Rostance: Chef Chat, Part 1

    A.J. Olmscheid​Chef Michael Rostance has always faced the pressure to produce, but it wasn't always in the kitchen. His first career was in radio, when he worked as one of the DJs who started the Twin Cities community station KFAI. Rostance started cooking at the Black Forest Inn in Minneapolis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Barbette, La Grassa, and more: The most popular dishes at your favorite restaurants

    ​When you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities' most popular eateries, plus recommenda ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 24, 2007

    Pasta Perfection

    The readers speak: Broders' Pasta Bar is an essential Minnesota restaurant

  • Restaurants

    July 8, 1998