Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Today, fans around the world will be celebrating the arrival of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 -- a young and playful wine fresh off the vines from the southernmost tip of Burgundy. See also: Twin Cities Wine Guru, Bill Summerville, on His Collection for Sp ... More >>
The writer of Crash brings a puzzle-piece plot back to the big screen, but it's not much fun
Russell and Desta Klein's European-style dining empire expands
We've heard many times in recent years about how great a place Minneapolis/St. Paul is for college grads. We grant there's a bit of a chicken-or-egg thing going on here, but now there's better evidence than ever that smart young folks are taking the notion of moving here seriously.LinkedIn recently ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a new video from the Sudden Lovelys, a hard-working duo out of Nordeast Minneapolis who are set to release a new album in March. We're als ... More >>
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 >>
Mouthwatering French cuisine makes it big in St. Paul
The latest screen adaptation mostly plays it safe while trying to be gritty and realistic
Writer-director-actress takes on everything that's wrong with movies—and she's bringing Chris Rock
Julie Delpy revisits some friends and neuroses from 2 Days in Paris
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Film delivers lobotomized entertainment to battle Febrary's doldrums
Big-ticket exhibit brings Michelangelo and Vermeer to Twin Cities.
If your electricity bill went up, you'd like to assume it is because it costs more to create the same amount of power than it did the year before. Not so.
More news about the bike sharing program. It's awesome.
Indie rock auteurs grace the Cedar Cultural Center this November.
Love Relocates a Great Chef to Minnesota and the Mall's Napa Valley Grille
CITY PAGES BLOGS Bob Smith declares war on Minnesota state government over the cigarette tax at No Force No Fraud. A little cat photo-blogging and the amazing things you can do with Reddi-Whip at Pussy Ranch. THESE DAYS The U.S. military has hired Halliburton Co. for nearly $5 billion in new wor ... More >>
The largest distributor of African music outside Paris is closing its Manhattan store and relocating its American offices and warehouse to New Jersey. "It's sad in that we won't have a retail shop, anymore," says Stern's Music U.S. manager Ken Braun, who blames skyrocketing real estate prices. " ... More >>
Francophile cabaret singer Andrea Leap storms the BLB
A local artisan bakery reinvents the croissant