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  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Mall of America's aphid population under attack from 72,000 ladybugs

    There are 30,000 air-purifying live plants, including 400 trees, in the Mall of America. And there are also thousands of aphids trying to eat them.SEE ALSO: Sarah and Bristol Palin receive a lukewarm welcome at Mall of America So officials have decided to one-up the aphids by releasing a whole shit ... More >>

  • Movies

    December 5, 2012

    Universal Soldier 4 demands you suffer

    Cheerless Day of Reckoning is an exercise in depression, gloom, and, yes, violence

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Top 10 Japanese restaurants in the Twin Cities

    One hears "Japanese food" and immediately images of raw fish clinging delicately to pillows of plump and sticky balls of rice come to mind. But believe it or not, the good people of Japan do eat more than sushi and edamame. From gyoza dumplings to soba noodle dishes in fragrant miso broths to the fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    The Twin Cities loves fast food, study finds

    ​We may be fit, but apparently Twin Citians also love fast food.According to a study by QSR (for quick-service restaurant) Magazine, from 2000 through 2010, the Twin Cities had the third-largest increase in fast-food spending of any metropolis over 1 million in population. That, combined with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Grand Szechuan opens second location in Plymouth

    A new Szechuan in the 'burbs​When the former chef at Little Szechuan decamped to Bloomington's Grand Szechuan in 2009, his decision caught the attention of the Twin Cities Chinese-language publications and the foodie press: Chef Luo Guanghe left the St. Paul stalwart and took several staff members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Buffalo Wild Wings 7th-fastest-growing restaurant chain

    ​The news is just out: Buffalo Wild Wings, a local company, is the seventh-fastest-growing restaurant chain in the nation. We just wrote about how wings are all the rage in our cover story, Wing to Power. Looks like in 2010, Buffalo Wild Wings' 732 restaurants grossed $1.7 billion in sales, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    La Velle E. Neal III, Strib sportswriter, gives Target Field's eats a thumbs up

    Courtesy of the Star Tribune​Target Field's array of different concessions has made us curious about the wider world of MLB snacks. Which is why we tracked down La Velle E. Neal III, who has been covering the Twins for the Star Tribune for 13 seasons and has visited 23 of the 30 major league b ... More >>