Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.First Ave and 7th Street. It's a loaded sentence because to anyone who follows sports o ... More >>
NOW OPENBang Brewing2320 Capp Rd., St. PaulEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisThe Hideout3301 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisIzzy's Ice Cream - new Mill District location1100 2nd St. S., MinneapolisKitty Corner Cafe806 Washington Ave. SELake Monster Brewingavailable on t ... More >>
Two Twin Cities bakeries craft pastries so good they deserve to last forever
Yesterday, janitors who clean Target stores announced a two-day strike motivated by what they regard as inadequate pay and benefits, especially in comparison with what janitors who clean Target's corporate headquarters receive.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. Paul Walmart: "If I lose my job it d ... More >>
It looks as if this is finally happening. Spring has fought through those epic snowbanks and is finally forcing its way back into our backyards. Farmers markets are making a comeback. One starts today, while others have had to push back their opening date for the first time ever. Here is a guide for ... More >>
Today we speak in defiance of this ridiculously lame excuse for a spring. We speak of that sunshine colored truck that usually would be parked outside the IDS building on the sidewalk along Nicollet Mall. We speak of freshly-made sodas with bright ingredients and nose-tickling carbonation. We speak ... More >>
Fast-casual menu packs in lots of bold flavors without hurting your wallet
:: ORIGINAL POST :: 2:50 p.m.A water main broke under Nicollet Mall this afternoon, raising concerns that the street could collapse. WCCO anchor Jason DeRusha tweeted the above picture of workers pumping water from under the street."[I]t's 10 times worse underground," DeRusha wrote.
If you happen to be in downtown Minneapolis today and tomorrow about lunchtime (or if you really like ice cream and want to make the drive), a Dove ice cream truck will be on hand passing out free ice cream bars. Here are details, and what else you can get for free.
The city's appeal to demolish Peavey Plaza in Nicollet Mall was approved by a City Council committee Thursday, meaning the 37-year-old park is one step closer to destruction. Designed in the 1970s by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, the city's plan to completely replace Peavey with a slick, n ... More >>
Cameraman mulls legal action
Rogue Valley is a Minneapolis-based theatrical folk-pop band who are currently on tour. On the road are drummer Luke Anderson, bassist Paul Engles, keyboardist Joey Kantor, guitar/vocalist Chris Koza and guitarist Peter Sieve. Their tour diaries are written by Koza and edited by Sieve. The road ... More >>
From footballer to cookbook author to barista, the multitalented Jared Allen.Caribou Coffee Co. has mostly been concentrating on expanding its franchise business lately, but it opened its first company-owned store since 2008 yesterday, near the site of a shuttered Caribou in Gaviidae Commons ... More >>
Image by tao_zhynIt's a long weekend for most of us here in the Twin Cities, and in many ways the next three days mark the end of summer. It's your last chance to check out the Minnesota State Fair, and for some it's the last weekend before school starts up again. But fear not: There is still ple ... More >>
Michelle BruchReal-fruit smoothies are now selling outside the Central Library.Seafood refugees from Louisiana have come to help launch the Sophea Fresh Fruit stand in downtown Minneapolis. "My grandfather is a fisherman," said Anna Dien, an employee at the family-owned food stand. "They st ... More >>
Michelle BruchCruz'n Cafe is the mall's newest coffee stop. Staff at the Cruz'n Café street cart are working long hours outside Central Library, pouring coffee early in the morning and serving pulled-pork sandwiches at night. You might have seen the food truck, formerly called Mochas to Go ... More >>
Michelle BruchFrom the fair to the mall: Minnesota-raised turkeys.A State Fair staple is now open for lunch on Nicollet Mall, serving slow-roasted turkey drumsticks and giant turkey sandwiches. You can't miss it--the Turkey To Go truck is in a prime spot at Eighth and Nicollet. (At the Stat ... More >>
Michelle BruchDandelion Kitchen launched at farmers' markets this summerFresh off a yearlong bike expedition from Prague to Bangkok, the owners of Dandelion Kitchen are still on wheels. The Farmers' Market vendor is parking a bright yellow trailer in front of the IDS building on Nicollet Ma ... More >>
A.J. Olmscheid Sustainable-farming enthusiasts put their muscle where their mouth is, as they put it, when they join crop mobs, groups of urbanites who spend a day working on small sustainable farms. The Twin Cities Crop Mob, part of the group Fair Food Fight, recently hauled hay, cleaned br ... More >>
This weekend doesn't have to be a turkey. Check out this list.
Dressed as colonial pirates, no less.
Time to chug some milk (or get a milky substance all over your upper lip) for a sexy photo op. The "Got Milk" mustache mobile is heading to Minneapolis Tuesday, so don't miss this opportunity.
As part of a worldwide event Saturday involving 2,712 cities, towns and municipalities in 83 countries, Minneapolis will dim many of the city's most notable lights to make a statement about climate change.
For the third year in a row Minnesotans have drunk themselves into the record books.
The recession can bite it
A search for Minneapolis's best rooftop dining
A moving Target: Local retailer creates new jobs...in Bangalore, India
The all-but-forgotten art of service is equal parts craft, dedication, and benevolent management
Offering upscale midwestern classics, the New Dakota is a welcome addition to downtown Minneapolis
In a sad, familiar pattern, Mollycuddle release their best album, then break up
What's new in clubland? An intimate downtown dance floor; a new home for Jitters; and a gay "theme bar" in Nordeast
A pricey new library in downtown Minneapolis has boosters of the underfunded branches seeing red
Connie Francis meets Nurse with Wound on the unruly turntables of DJ Ts
How five loudmouth newsies built an information dynasty.
Last Friday, on a balmy afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, our thoughts turned to spring,
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.