It's easy to get caught up in the excitement over the Northeast Brew District, the many new beers on the market, and the wonderful festivals across the state. However, the beer business isn't just taking off in taprooms and at festivals; the booming business is affecting all sectors, notably retail. ... More >>
Minnesotans, the time has come (at least for now) to shed your heaviest winter coats, soak up a few rays of early spring sun, and enjoy a weekend of fresh brew happenings across the Twin Cities metro, marked by pilsners and anniversaries. Pig & Fiddle is celebrating the new pilsner series from Sche ... More >>
It's officially cold. That means it's time to bring your drinking indoors. Luckily there are some good options for doing just that this weekend.Top billing goes to Gastro Non Grata this Sunday at Triple Rock Social Club. Starting at 6:00 p.m., Surly Brewing will be on hand supplying brews, and ... More >>
It's not just kids in school who make social media blunders -- it's also the candidates who hope to serve on the local school board.Raj Gandhi is taking heat this morning for a photo he posted to his own Facebook page in which he dresses in a neon green, Borat-like mankini.
Hold on to your arteries, everybody. Jake's Wayback Burgers is bringing its Triple Triple Burger to Woodbury this month. See Also: Top 5 Cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger Day
Three-man show is a fast-paced interpretation
George Takei, the former Mr. Sulu who has reinvented himself as an internet wunderkind, yesterday shared the funniest picture to come out of Minnesota's gay marriage legalization.See also: Marriage Equality Senate Vote: People and ScenesBest Signs at the Senate Vote for Marriage EqualityLabelin ... 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 >>
As we climb over heaping mounds of snow, locking arms as we try not to fall, we Minnesotans will not be deterred from sampling the local food scene. Here are this week's top food stories from the Hot Dish. ~Kieran Folliard's 2 Gingers Whiskey hits the big time after being acquired&nbs ... More >>
Punch will be expanding its mini empire of seriously good Neapolitan-style pizzas when it opens its eighth store in Woodbury, the company announced on its Facebook page. Punch says it has signed the lease and expects to open in June. Here's where you can find it.
SEE ALSO:-- When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, new U of M study finds-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date in their own tweets-- Minneapolis is a great city for bald single men, study saysMarried and looking to hook up? If you live in Woodbury and Edina, you're mo ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Forest Lake school bans Taylor Gang shirts because 'name is code word for marijuana use'If it is indeed the case that full-body outfits are cool in South St. Paul, then we must ask: What the frack isn't cool in South St. Paul?A recent police blotter item out of Woodbury is so weird that it ... More >>
There is one Target store in the country where employees will soon hold a unionization vote -- Valley Stream, New York.There is one Target store in the country closed for six months or more of remodeling -- Valley Stream, New York.Coincidence? Gawker's Hamilton Nolan thinks not.
You may have heard that newspaper are dying, but the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations report shows that for the time being at least, the Twin Cities' major dailies are still alive and kickin'. The report shows that total circulation for both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press, including digital v ... More >>
Anders Broman scored the second-most points in Minnesota high school history on Saturday, yet somehow, his team lost.Broman, a 6'1" junior guard at Lakeview Christian Academy in Duluth, said afterward that the loss to Melrose "was a bittersweet game."There's nothing bitter about Broman's skills, ... More >>
The sad story of Jimmy the cat is prompting some Woodbury residents to say they are "embarrassed" to live in the city. Jimmy, a diabetic, grey-striped tabby, was killed on December 9 at the Woodbury Animal Humane Society, days after the death of his owner, Woodbury resident Mary Ray. There was ju ... More >>
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.
Harrison Salisbury: The original smoking advocate at the University of Minnesota. A University of Minnesota student group is trying to push the anti-tobacco agenda a step further and ban all smoking across campus by 2013. The Student Health Advisory Committee sent a letter to newbie college pres ... More >>
Woodbury's former Chickadee Cottage is now Carmine's.The former home of Chickadee Cottage in Woodbury has been reborn as an Italian joint called Carmine's. The Pioneer Press reports that owner Brenda Hafiz is a first time restaurateur, but her husband, Richard, is an owner of Deja Vu, Gay 9 ... More >>
Target employees voted not to unionize.At least now the Target employees in Valley Stream, N.Y., know how to get raises, free coffee and donuts, and a renovated lunch room: Just offer to snitch on the union trying to organize fellow employees. That's the gist of a petition just filed with th ... More >>
Bill Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day in Woodbury.Bill Pulkrabek, a Washington County Commissioner who played a key role in launching Rep. Michele Bachmann's political career, has been jailed on suspicion of domestic assault -- including strangulation. The 41-year-old real estate broke ... More >>
FacebookThis isn't one of Noirjean's victims, but the internet is still a terrible place.You can crank your Facebook privacy settings as high as you want, but it won't do any good if someone gets access to your account. Let that happen, and you might soon find yourself staring at your private ... More >>
The nicest restaurant in Woodbury is no longer. Though it admittedly didn't have much in the way of competition, Aperitif was the nicest restaurant in Woodbury. The place abruptly closed, the Pioneer Press reports, likely due to the financial troubles of its owner, St. Paul developer Jerry Tr ... More >>
It's tea time in Woodbury!Can you believe that just a decade ago, most Twin Citians wouldn't have known bubble tea from bubble gum? The Tea Garden is already eight years old, and it just opened its sixth location, a shop in Woodbury called the Steepery Tea Bar. Steepery offers more than 50 v ... More >>
Photo: bubzillionLovelyHere's something that the Twin Cities suburbs of Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Woodbury, Eagan and Apple Valley all have in common besides cul-de-sacs: They all made Money magazine's Top 20 "best small cities" list for 2010. Eden Prairie placed first in the country because o ... More >>
Did the paper get suckered by candidate Tom Horner's press machine?
One of the Cities' best burger joints opens in the east metro today.
Most of the outages are in the east metro and Xcel Energy plans to have all power restored by lunch time.
If you're in the Woodbury area, be on the lookout for a 75-year-old woman in yellow, floral-patterned pajamas, glasses, and New Balance running shoes.
A Plainview, Minn. dairy cooperative has voluntarily recalled some of its products in light of a salmonella scare.
The Woodbury City Council banned targeted residential picketing, which provoked an outcry over the squelching of First Amendment rights. But as it turns out, the state banned targeted residential picketing 16 years ago.
After City Pages exposes a local nuclear power plant operator with a fake diploma, his bosses reluctantly give him the ax
Think outside the basket this year
Twin Cities purveyors make it easy to reinvent the picnic
Even lesbians can learn to love Long Island.
Ask not for whom the balloons toll...