It's official: One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis now employs one of the best pastry chefs in Minneapolis. In a pairing that makes so much sense, the Bachelor Farmer announced yesterday that Khanh Tran has joined its team.See also:Best Desserts 2010: Cosmos
On Sunday, Carrie Lucking, the executive director of the liberal nonprofit Alliance for a Better Minnesota, wished death upon the two teams competing on the Amazing Race (facetiously).SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison deletes 'Nothing like coke addicted James Brown to close GOP convention' tweetAs you'd expec ... More >>
First Thursdays at the Walker Art Center are always an excellent excuse to soak in some stunning works of art and experience the culinary expertise of not one, but two talented chefs. Admission to the museum is free from 5 to 9 p.m. and Gather by D'Amico, that giant robot-head-looking restaurant a ... More >>
Tim Poe, the America's Got Talent singer whose battle injury claims were disputed by the Minnesota National Guard, was cut from the show last night. Poe sang George Strait's "The Chair" at the Las Vegas finals before he was booted rather anticlimactically from the competition."I don't know that he h ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about GOP U.S. Senate endorsee Kurt Bills' jaw-droppingly bad campaign film trailer. New evidence suggests he may have felt compelled to try and upstage his Republican primary challenger, David Carlson.Carlson -- a 30-year-old, reportedly twice-divorced former Marine Corps Ser ... More >>
America's Got Talent singer Tim Poe is now claiming to be divorced from reality as an explanation for why he told a false story about being wounded in combat. Last week, Poe told the TV show's judges that he was injured in a grenade blast while serving in Afghanistan, causing him to stutter. The nex ... More >>
If it really is all about the economy, stupid, then President Obama's reelection prospects are more precarious this morning than they were yesterday. Obama is in the Twin Cities today. He'll give a speech at Honeywell's Golden Valley facility this morning before heading downtown for a string of fund ... More >>
After Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl defected for its direct competitor Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monthly put out a national call for food writers and critics to submit their work. They needn't have looked further than their own pages, where Rachel Hutton recently wrote a fascinating  ... More >>
This week, we're profiling Paul Berglund, executive chef of The Bachelor Farmer. In part 1 of the series, we learned about his childhood in St. Louis, his introduction to the exciting flavors of Spain, and his career in the U.S. Navy. When it came time for him to leave the military, he began consi ... More >>
Since opening its doors last summer, The Bachelor Farmer has become one of the Twin Cities' it dining spots. Owned by Eric and Andrew Dayton (sons of a certain hockey-loving governor), it's been lauded locally and nationally, and last month it received a James Beard semifinalist nod for Best New Res ... More >>
BravoChef Morgan Wilson may soon be getting his just dessertsMorgan Wilson, a former finalist on the Top Chef: Just Desserts, has been indicted on felony child pornography charges. Wilson appeared on the first season of the reality cooking competition, a spin-off of the popular Top Chef series wh ... More >>
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Anthony Bourdain gets grumpy on Paula Deen. Was the summer heat and humidity going to celebrity foodie heads? For whatever reason, the last few months have been especially rife with famous-types doing regrettable food-related tweeting, including Alec Baldwin's diss of an Upper West Side Starb ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterBrother Ali joins the roster for next weekend's "Northside" benefitAn overwhelmingly diverse and talented roster of Twin Cities musicians will assemble at the State Theatre next Sunday, June 12, for "Northside: A Twin Cities Community Benefit," and with the latest add ... More >>
What's that you say? All you want for Christmas is to not be Travis Barker? That's easy; wish granted! Unless, of course, you are Travis Barker, in which case: too bad, so sad. You're always gonna look like a skate rat ghoul. Anyway, let's take a gander at what happened in the world of music last ... More >>
Photo via flickr.comHalloween is just a few days away, and if you think you have an original idea for a costume, you might want to think again. There are a handful of get-ups out there that are going to be super-common. We've put together a list of costume don'ts and things to try instead ... More >>
Former Hills star Lauren Conrad is considered a fashion icon to many, so it only makes sense that she will be visiting the Mall of America, a retail hub with multiple GAP stores. You can meet her today as she's be signing copies of two recently published books in front of Best Buy.
1988, Los Angeles. Poison's Open Up and Say...Ahh! peaks at #2 on the American charts. By the end of the next year the band will have become one of the top five best-selling hard rock bands of the 1980s, behind Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Gn'R and the Crüe. It don't get better than this.
This week, Straub checked yet another event off his list and presented his goods at the holiday fashion show, "Tis the Season to Glitz and Glam" at the W Hotel.
The most adorable Project Runway contestant will be promoting his new book.
Paula announced--via Twitter!--that she will no longer be an American Idol judge.
American Idol judges gave Jesse Langseth one more chance to prove herself during the show's wild card round, but her last performance just wasn't enough for her to advance to the Top 12.
University of Minnesota student Casey Carlson fell pretty flat last night and was quickly pummeled by the judges. Only her hotness can save her now.
Minnesota comic Chad Daniels drops his new CD at Acme this week.
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