Ling & Louie's, an Asian fusion restaurant owned by Kona Grill founder Michael McDermott, opened its first Minnesota location along Nicollet Mall on September 2. The mammoth four-story restaurant features seating for upward of 500 guests and one of two rooftop patios in the area. We struggled to ge ... More >>
This weekend, the Nic on Fifth downtown Minneapolis luxury apartments officially opens to tenants.The building, located at 465 Nicollet Mall, represents one of the more significant additions to Minneapolis's skyline in recent years. Below the jump are a number of photos and videos shared by reporter ... More >>
Today, the Tampa Bay Times broke the news that the St. Petersburg's First Friday block party has been canceled because of bitterly cold weather.SEE ALSO: Jason DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Dan Barreiro's gripe about Snownami coverageTemperatures in the area are plummeting... all the way down t ... More >>
Though bourbon, big portions, and beer gardens may be the most talked-about attractions at Jack Riebel's Butcher & the Boar, a recent James Beard Award semi-finalist in the Best New Restaurant category, early on we also recognized there's something special going on in the pastry station. Souther ... More >>
CBS just got to tour Target's new office space on Nicollet Mall. As you may recall, this space was the old location for Let It Be Records, and a bit of a disagreement transpired when the store's owner Ryan Cameron wanted to reclaim all of his original signage. The two letters that remained in the ha ... More >>
See also:Devil's Advocate, a new restaurant, now has a name and a chefDevil's Advocate keeps it simpleWhen Devil's Advocate opened this summer, it focused on a single food item and relegated service to its sleek and cozy bar area. As colder temps set in and force more Nicollet Mall area diners indoo ... More >>
The new Minneapolis pub focuses on meatballs and beer
Baseball, beer, chocolate, charity...we're hitting all the major marks this Week in Food, and it's not even officially summer. 6/5 Start your week off right with the Wedge's class Chocolate Heaven, where students will enjoy a light meal before watching demos of ultimate chocolate chip cookies, bit ... More >>
The media tells you about bad things when they happen, but oftentimes you don't hear from us when they stop happening.With that observation in mind, this morning we phoned Sergeant Steve McCarty of the Minneapolis Police Department to get his take on why the string of mob beatings that rocked downto ... More >>
On May 2, the Minneapolis City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would restrict access to city-controlled public plazas between midnight and 6 a.m.The ordinance, originally introduced as a resolution by Council President Barb Johnson on April 13, is a response to the Oc ... More >>
Taking a cue from downtown St. Paul's Wednesday food truck court across from Government Center and the new Thursday food truck court (starting May 3) gathering on Kellogg Boulevard near Robert Street, Hennepin County is making plans to allow vendors to set up shop in the plaza outside their own Gove ... More >>
As news of another mob beating circulated yesterday -- the seventh in downtown Minneapolis since February 3 -- we heard from a lot of people increasingly concerned about their safety when out and about downtown in the evening.All seven attacks have occurred after 7:30 p.m., with four happening befor ... More >>
How could you NOT want to mess with these people?Before Pedal Pub season came to a close, Scott Ranney and his wife decided they ought to give it a try. They rounded up five other couples and drove in from their Lakeville home for a night in the city. Everything was going great on the gooney con ... More >>
Protesters are sitting in the middle of the intersection.Roughly 1,000 protesters marched from Peavey Plaza to Wells Fargo this afternoon in an attempt to storm the Wells Fargo Center lobby.But when they arrived they found the doors to the bank were locked with Minneapolis police guarding all ent ... More >>
It's true that Saturday night's 16 Big Bash 2 Dance Party, which was shut down due to rowdy behavior and which supposedly caused a "mini riot" downtown, may have gotten a bit out of hand. However, it's equally true that Big Bash 2 was probably a pretty great time before it ended; a good eno ... More >>
Dove via FacebookFollow this truck for free ice cream--if you're 18 !An ice cream truck for adults-only? Now we're talking! Dove's promotional ice cream truck is making stops in the Twin Cities today and tomorrow offering the following free indulgences: Dove ice cream bars, a five-minute ma ... More >>
DoubleTree's free cookie truck stops in Minneapolis!Since 1986, DoubleTree hotels have given each of its guests a chocolate chip cookie at check-in, as a sign of hospitality. This summer, to celebrate 25 years of cookies, the hotel is sending a cookie truck on a 10-week, 10,000-mile, 50-city ... More >>
Share the love with your Valentine this year.With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the stress of trying to impress your one-and-only may be making you wish for Cupid to hit the road this year. But don't fret. The calendar has done you a favor this year: With Valentine's Day falling on M ... More >>
Fired workers picket outside the downtown Chipotle restaurantWearing Santa hats and chanting "Justice for Latino workers," fired Chipotle workers and their supporters marched into the Chipotle restaurant on Nicollet Mall demanding an explanation for the mass firings of Latino workers from the ... More >>
Some of the zombies who made a deal with the City of MinneapolisSeven zombies accused of carrying weapons of mass destruction will be staggering to the bank shortly with a bundle of cash, courtesy of a legal settlement with the City of Minneapolis. The seven were arrested in 2006 during Aqu ... More >>
Vintage and local pieces for warm-weather months
Looking for a good power lunch spot in downtown Minneapolis? Look no further than Nicollet Mall, but choose your location wisely.
(Photo by me)It's the fourth year in a row that the downtown Minneapolis Irish pub has poured the most Jameson Irish whiskey worldwide. This Thursday they will celebrate with inebriation.
We're giving you a week's notice to get yourself down to the funkiest of Supenn Harrison's Sawatdee shops.
"There is no more art in this than a lump of poop." Northeast Minneapolis: Save yourself from a $100,000 mistake.
Loads of free stuff to do.
Scrappy the homeless puppy wants you to drink a beer.
The City of Minneapolis produced a proposal for a bike sharing program and will be presenting it at two different forums this week.
SXSW gives a girl more music than she could possibly need—but not as much as she wants
Zombies tear into capitalist culture: Living is for losers
Wednesday, 1:32 p.m., IDS Crystal Court. Dave Pirner, presumably a no-longer-part-time New Orleans resident and local hipster ...
Target sends jubilant IT workers dancing down Nicollet Mall The following email turned up in our inbox this afternoon under the snappy subject line, "Happy Outsourcing Day": TTSI Celebrates Grand Opening (5/11/05) Target Technology Services India (TTSI) celebrates its grand opening in Ban ... More >>
Let It Be Records Is Closing Faced with news that his building would be turned into 46-story condo tower later this year, Let It Be Records owner Ryan Cameron had two choices: relocate or close. "It was me who made the decision not to relocate," he says, speaking over the phone Thursday afternoon. " ... More >>
Ollies, fakies, and grinds: It's a sick thing, man.
More public art for the Red Bull and Doritos set
The Local's Kieran Folliard is no stranger to turning pieces of straw into plates of gold.