As we start to prep our backyards, clean off the patio furniture, and roll out the grills (okay, maybe that's a little premature, but it will happen soon), suddenly burgers are on the brain. They are deceptively simple -- just meat and bun -- and yet perfecting one can take years of practice and twe ... More >>
It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>
These days, aspiring Minnesota teachers have to pass the Teaching Licensure Exam in order to get a license. That's reasonable enough, but the exam's results suggest the process isn't working as it should.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities has far and away the largest black-white unemployment gap, says new study
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Longtime Twin Cities radio personality George Chapple, known affectionately by his friends and fans as Dark Star, was found dead at his Minnetonka home earlier today. He was 66 years old. Dark Star worked at WCCO-AM for a quarter of a century, echoing the plainspoken, honest voices of the passionate ... More >>
'One-fifty-four! One-fifty-four!'That's not exactly the stuff of legends, but it represents the national ranking of Edina High, Minnesota's top high school according to Newsweek's new list of America's best 1,000 public high schools.This year's list focuses on "schools that have proven to be the mos ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle - open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisEat Street Social&n ... More >>
After seeing his campaign video, how could any Minnetonka High School student not vote for Ryan Hedblom for president of the student body? After all, if the Minnetonka student president race is anything like the campaigns that took place in my high school, then it's not like there are serious, polar ... More >>
OPENAida2208 W 66th St., Richfield Butcher and the Boar (City Pages preview)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisD Spot new location near Battle Creek1993 Burns Avenue, St. PaulDroolin' Moose9424 Lyndale Avenue S., BloomingtonEat Street Social (Cit ... More >>
OPENColossal Cafe in St. Paul (City Pages review)Eli's East Food & Cocktails (City Pages review)Eat Street Social (City Pages preview)Eat Street PizzaThe Hole Sports LoungeOceanaire (new location)Turkey To Go (Minneapolis skyway)Uncle Moe's Deli and DraftsWest Bank DinerWhich Wich
NOW OPENBoom Island Brewing 2207 N. 2nd St., MinneapolisOn tap at Pig & Fiddle and Eli's East. For sale at Four Firkins and Ale JailColossal Cafe (City Pages Preview)2315 Como Ave., St. PaulEli's East Food & Cocktails (City Pages Preview)815 East Hennepin Ave., MinneapolisK ... More >>
Dennis Leaf-SmithThe 112 Eatery turns seven years old this month. So in its honor, we're sitting down with chef de cuisine Dennis Leaf-Smith, who was there on opening day.
Leaf-Smith is a local, growing up in Minnetonka. And although we know his work from 112 and Café/Bar Lurcat, he actuall ... More >>
Sweet treats arrive on West SeventhThe smiling monkey beckons you inside to a sunny storefront shop and an array of artisan sweets. Mojo Monkey Donut, the former Rudie's Coffee shop on West Seventh in St. Paul, between Randolph and Lexington, has been transformed from dark punk to bright chic. Th ... More >>
Stephen Hemsley, CEO, runs the 11th most-hated American company.United Health, the Minnetonka-based healthcare corporation, is officially among the least popular companies in the country. The healthcare denier -- oops, healthcare provider -- came in No. 11 on a list of the 19 most hated companies ... More >>
Seen this guy? Give MPD a call.A burglar with a taste for bling has been hitting up some high-end homes using what Minneapolis police are calling sophisticated tactics in Minneapolis, Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata and Plymouth.
Sophisticated he may be, but he wasn't smart enough to evade at le ... More >>
WakameEat sushi, help earthquake victimsCNN and BBC switched their 24-hour coverage from Japan earthquake to Libya last week, but the hardship for survivors is far from over. Behind the news coverage of the nuclear crisis in Fukushima are hundreds of families in evacuation shelters, as well as fa ... More >>
The economy claims another victim.Borders, the bookseller, has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while now, hamstrung by online competition and the recession, so its Chapter 11 filing is hardly a surprise.
That doesn't make the news any easier for employees at four of the company's ... More >>
www.bramblewoodtreats.comBramblewood Treats offer the perfect way to celebrate National Shortbread DayJust when you thought the holidays were over, along comes National Shortbread Day to help you break those newly minted resolutions. Yes, January 6 is dedicated to the noble shortbread, a bu ... More >>
Matt Damon plays a jobless man from Minnetonka in a new PSA for Feeding America.Being an unemployed husband, and father of two kids, is no laughing matter. But Minnetonka's Steve Gallagher and Hollywood hot shot Matt Damon have teamed up for a PSA on fighting hunger that tries to offer a smil ... More >>
Haskell'sHaskell's Wine Sale on NowWine shop sale week continues with the annual Haskell's Fall Sale. I hope you were able to attend the free tasting last Saturday. A lot is going on at Haskell's over the next month. Here are some of the events, plus recommendations on great wines to look fo ... More >>
Image by chefranden on FlickrThere are a lot of reasons it sucks to be poor. And a new study has just added one more: poor people die younger.
Craig Helmstetter of the Wilder Foundation mapped the life expectancy of people in the Twin cities in a new report.
www.fabianseafood.comIowans buying Fabian Seafood in the 1980s.The Fabian Seafood Company of Galveston, Texas (about 300 miles west of the BP spill), is in its 33rd year of driving trucks of fresh seafood--wild-caught Gulf shrimp, blue crab, oysters, and more--to the Twin Cities and selling i ... More >>
Coming to the southwest suburbsPlans for a third light rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie have won approval from the Met Council.
The 14-mile, $1.25 billion Southwest Corridor route will run through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park and link up downtown with the ... More >>