Though it happens without fail every year, the temperature dip always seems to throw everyone for a loop. Co-workers obnoxiously compare notes on how long it takes them to scrape their windshields. Parents complain about having to buy yet another pair of snow boots for their still-growing kid. Eager ... More >>
After years of searching, working cramped in a truck, planning, plotting, and writing menus, the Wadi brothers opened the doors to the new World Street Kitchen. The same concept from their wildly popular food truck has found a home in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood. While chef Sameh claims they are conti ... More >>
Singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding made history when she received a Grammy Award in 2011 for Best New Artist. Up against
music greats Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Drake, and teen
favorite Justin Bieber, it was Spalding who walked away with the Grammy, making
it the first tim ... More >>
Kramarczuk's, the classic Eastern European-style deli in northeast Minneapolis, hosted its third-annual Kielbasa Festival on Friday and Saturday. For two days, the parking lot of the local sausage haven was filled with people under a tent dancing to live music, drinking beer, and meeting new friends ... More >>
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list.
Tim McKee's fingerprints are scattered around the Twin Cities. And we all eat better because of it. The first Minnesotan to be anointed Best Chef: Midwest by the James Be ... More >>
Rare Steak & SushiThe name has changed, but the menu's similar. The new owners of the Grand Hotel have been making a few changes, including recently upgrading the lobby lounge to the Six15 Room. As of a few weeks ago, management said that the upstairs Zahtar restaurant would be staying the sa ... More >>
After five years, version 2.0 debuts.After a 10 day shutdown, the five-year-old Saffron Restaurant & Lounge reopened this week debuting a made-over interior and a brand new menu.
Chef and co-owner Sameh Wadi says the reboot started with a desire to replace the restaurant's big, bulky tables ... More >>
It's time to Meat up, non?Salut Bar Américain - St. PaulFrog Bar917 Grand Ave., St. Paul651.917.2345Hours and details:Carnivore's Dilemma: Daily, 4 p.m. to close$5 The Balls, slow-cooked beef rib, steak tartare, cordon bleu nuggets, sausage grinder, house-cured bacon sliders$9.95-$13.95 Sandwich ... More >>
A row of dazzling tea infused liquorsSure it's cozy and cute up in the Aster Cafe, but it's kinda cold and you don't feel like making the trip. That's fine, but you'll be missing out on their tea-infused booze. Sitting neatly up behind the bar, the liquors' jewel and amber tones speak to you, lea ... More >>
Preserved lemons add zest!Preserved lemons look pretty, add a piquant flavor, and are oh-so-simple to make, provided you have the patience.
The Moroccan/Middle Eastern condiment keeps practically forever and can come in handy in all sorts of seasoning applications.
Here's what you'll need ... More >>
"Troubled Waters" e-mails detail the story behind the public fiasco.In response to Minnesota Data Practice Act requests, the University of Minnesota unloaded a deluge of e-mails on reporters over the weekend related to the college's decision to cancel the "Troubled Waters" documentary last mo ... More >>
We still miss Pak Zam Zam, but we're excited about Marrakech.This may help ease the pain of losing Pak Zam Zam on Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis: A new joint called Marrakech Moroccan Cafe & Grill opened in its place a few weeks ago. The owner is from Morocco and specializes in cooki ... More >>
The day garlic breath is forgiven. Kings Wine Bar celebrates its first birthday this month, and it's not the only one offering wine specials. This week, enjoy plentiful wine deals and dinners, as well as opportunities to learn more about permaculture, canning, and how to grow 6,000 pounds of prod ... More >>