The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
It's hard to imagine living during Prohibition times. What would it have been like to be a bartender waking up on July 1, 1918, and finding that your profession was now illegal?
On that day, sometimes referred to as the "thirsty first," many U.S. bartenders moved to cities like London, Milan, a ... More >>
Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New Yo ... More >>
This is just about the MOST PITCHFORK THING we've heard about in a great while, but bear with us, it also seems pretty cool. Ye Old P4k announced today that they will be taking a swing at their first solo-run festival abroad (they have previously collaborated with Barcelona's Primavera Sound Fest ... More >>
Joy SummersHold the ketchup, pass the Bearnaise Everything tastes better in French. Admit it. Would you rather eat mayo or aioli? A loaf of bread or a baguette? Velveeta or a little fromage? French fries or pommes frites? I rest my case.
For French cuisine in the Twin Cities, it's hard to ... More >>
Written by Zach Zins of Chooglin'Previously: Volume OneBORDEAUXBordeaux turned out to be the best town and best show yet. We rolled in early evening, got our hotel rooms, and wandered off into the city. The Garonne river splits Bordeaux in two, and the government buildings, museums, c ... More >>
Written by Zach Zins of Chooglin'Arriving in ParisTours begin in a haze. There are the stresses of planning, packing, and leaving work; there's the sadness of leaving your spouses, lovers, friends, and family behind; and all is cut with the excitement of seeing new places and playing for new fa ... More >>
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you areHappy snow day and Presidents' Day.
Just as the American mosaic is composed of people with different backgrounds and ideas, each of our presidents presents a unique gastronomic portrait.
Let's take a look at five presidential food favor ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Joan Ida at Highland Grill, St. Paul
For years, chef Joan Ida has worked in the kitchen of local fine-dining restaurants, from Goodfellow's to Triä to Porter & Frye. (Asked when she started at Goodfellow's, her first gig, Ida replies, "That would put an age on me an ... More >>
If you cannot afford the trip to Moscow to see Les Flammes de Paris in person at the Bolshoi, do not fret. The Heights Theater is presenting the world-renowned two-part ballet in HD tonight on their popular silver screen for just $15--a far cry from the thousands you might spend trying to get you ... More >>
While heading home from a date in Berlin with Rhymesayers artists Freeway and Jake One, local hip-hop duo Big Quarters stopped in Paris and took a moment to recreate a classic Run-DMC photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. See below for Big Quarters' take on the photo (with special guest DJ Todda) as w ... More >>
Having recently returned from a trip to Paris, the Kleins are serving a "Tour" of regional menus.If you're wondering what to to with your newly free schedule after the World Cup watching dries up, check out Meritage's lineup of Tour de France-themed dinners, designed to "tour" the food and wi ... More >>