Thursday, the Laborers' International Union of North America wrapped up its second day of picketing outside Ridgedale Shopping Center, calling on workers to swap tools for signs. Organizers say for months they've been gathering evidence of safety violations on construction sites that are accessible ... More >>
Instagram user orbeq took the above photo this morning.ANOTHER COOL PHOTO: Lightning flashes over UptownHis sunrise shot was taken from an office park in Minnetonka near Highway 169 and the Crosstown.
A man was shot dead by Minnetonka police around 8:30 last night in one of the garages at the Claremont Apartment building at 10761 Smetana Road.SEE ALSO: Minnetonka principal says yoga pants expose too much "leg and backside," requests crackdown A resident called police to report the presence of a w ... More >>
Minnetonka's Lucid Brewing has announced that Surfside lager will be seeing six-pack release and distribution this month, focusing on the area surrounding their western home suburb. The German-styled lager is named after Surfside Park in Mound, Minnesota, and its release falls in line with Spirit of ... More >>
After officially closing its Minnetonka location on December 29, Origami Sushi reassured fish fans that it still plans to increase its presence. Its Uptown location at the ground floor of the new MoZaic building on Lagoon Avenue is expected to open in early February, reports the Southwest Journal.Se ... More >>
:::: Check Blogger this afternoon for "Minnetonka 'bans' yoga pants: Top 10 funny tweets" ::::In September, a Minnetonka-area parent wrote a letter to Minnetonka Patch decrying the fact that more and more girls are wearing sexy-fitting yoga pants to school."What's next? Bikinis in biology?" Jay Corn ... More >>
As we told you about earlier today, Minnetonka High School Principal Dave Adney yesterday sent a letter to parents requesting that they encourage their daughters to leave bun-hugging yoga pants in the closet.SEE ALSO: Minnetonka principal says yoga pants expose too much "leg and backside," requests ... More >>
Just shy of three weeks ago, The Gray House, a new husband-and-wife-owned gastropub in Lyn-Lake, quietly opened in the space that was formerly home to beloved Italian restaurant Risotto.What's the story with the couple running the show, and what can you expect to see on tap and on the menu? Here are ... More >>
Carl "Chip" Isaacson, owner of the downtown eatery Ike's Food and Cocktails, famous for its monster 20-ounce, salad-in-a-glass bloody Mary called the Weekender, recently announced plans to expand his empire to Minnetonka.
Two-Buck Chuck could be coming to UptownTrader Joe's is close to finalizing a deal for a store on the corner of 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Lyn-Lake, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
A trip to Alsace via Edina's SalutLet's get right to it: The best part of this week in food is a last chance to get your fill of the popular food trucks next Saturday. Sure, it's going to cost you $125 (for charity!), but might we float the idea that it's worth it for one last paper boat of I ... More >>
Half a goal?Baseball players break bats all the time. Basketball players have been known to shatter backboards now and then. Football players sometimes get their helmets knocked off. But have you ever seen a hockey puck hit so hard it breaks in two? Right. Thought not.
Big city not required for big taste
Treating yourself to chicken tikka.What would I have to do to get a little tandoor in my kitchen, to supplement the workhorse Caloric? I could cook up skewered meats and puffy disks of hand-patted naan, while warming up the whole house with the oven's 900-degree heat. Or, I suppose, I could j ... More >>
A new suburban concept from the founder of Champps and Redstone (photo courtesy Facebook).Dean Vlahos, the founder of the suburban stars Champps and Redstone, has opened a new eatery called BLVD Kitchen & Bar on Wayzata Blvd. in Minnetonka. Mpls. St. Paul magazine attended the opening party a ... More >>
Mapping out the best places to eat in ExcelsiorWe love to cycle to quaint, lakeside Excelsior to take a dip in Minnetonka or to catch a flick at the movie theater. But we'd never made it back home without something to eat. Here are our top 5 spots to refuel.
After a long run, this Turkish bistro on Wayzata Boulevard--one of Minnetonka's few ethnic eateries--has called it quits. We'll miss the kebabs and the spinach pie, the eggplant salad, and the pita dips. Fortunately, Istanbul's replacement will be a tasty-sounding Indian joint--watch for mor ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidThe latest happy hour for humans and dogs, or "Yappy Hour," at Pairings in Minnetonka offers thirst-quenchers and nibbles for dogs and owners alike. The Yappy Hours, which take place twice a month on Monday nights, might surprise unsuspecting diners with a patio full of pooches, ... More >>
Who's taking this guy to Yappy Hour at Parings? Where should I pick up picnic fare? I'm a big fan into the one-stop, food and off-sale beer/wine shops Surdyk's and Pairings. Just make sure you're bringing the alcohol somewhere that's okay. (I think Mpls. parks only allow 3.2 beer in cans.)
Via WikipediaDeer ticks: Remember what they look likeToday's the last day of school for kids in Minneapolis this year. Time to get outside, take a dip in the lake, a walk in the woods, and -- oh, yeah -- worry about Lyme disease. According to the Minnesota Lyme Action Support Group, our stat ... More >>
There's lots of learning on the menu this week from French cooking to how to eat local to being vegan. Avoid brain overload with plenty of wine and beer tastings, as well as tequila. Mm . . . tequila. Monday, 5/24 We don't care where the wine comes from, as long as we've got a full glass. I ... More >>
Thank goodness the south Minneapolis location remains...
There's never a dull moment for the members of Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Another Trader Joe's pops up in the Twin Cities.
The opener isn't only bad news for the rats of the forest. The hunters are also at risk and this weekend turned deadly for one man. A teen was also shot.
Another Trader Joe's is joining the stable, this time around in Minnetonka.
Cold weather means it's time for comfort food.
Pairings Food and Wine Market uniquely combines a great selection of sandwiches, salads, pastas and pizzas with the flexibility to walk into their wine shop to pick up a nice bottle or beer to pair with your meal.
They make it, you take it and bake it. HomeMade Pizza Co. is coming to Calhoun Commons.
It's summer. Why not test-drive some weather-appropriate dietary changes. You can start with raw lasagna.
After a two-year hiatus, the Minnetonka burger joint is back.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
An update on the raid by federal officials at the Petters Group headquarters in Minnetonka this morning.
On July 27, a man entered Action Check Cashing on Excelsior Boulevard in Minnetonka at roughly 5:50 p.m. and handed a note to an employee. "Put $2,500 in a bag," it read.
Arkansas mayor wants sex for water, first bear in Germany since 1835, Amazon's one-click patent under review, pro-carbon dioxide campaign, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Experimental theater for the short-attention span set
How cruising the western suburbs can lead to a great rock band, and other secrets from a Jeep tour of the Twin Cities with the Hold Steady's Craig Finn
Apple Orchards offer productive fall foliage; lessons in hybrid development
Copeland's orphanage to open at Supertarget
Suburbia solves its deer problem--efficiently, neatly, and discreetly