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 >>
Governor Dayton's sons open first-rate restaurant
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.
(Pictured: Artistic hopeful Jamie Lynn)We've watched reality show contestants compete for money, for marriage, and for mediocre modeling careers. In Work of Art, the Next Great Artist, talented creative types will demonstrate their genius through weekly challenges. Should they win, they will have ... More >>
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.
Schwan's is now delivering five different Top Chef-featured frozen entrees to peoples' doors.
The most adorable Project Runway contestant will be promoting his new book.
Can Ralphie May bring big laughs to Burnsville?
Minnesotan Jesse Langseth didn't get enough votes last night to make it into the Top 12. But she still has a chance at one of the three wild card spots.
Minneapolis's Jesse Langseth had her big moment in the spotlight last night on Fox's American Idol. Langseth sang "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes.
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.
Our hometown hero Casey Carlson officially made it into American Idol's Final 36, despite screwing up!
Despite America's attempt to bastardize the Leonard Cohen song, Romantica gives it new life
At Children's Theatre Company through October 28.
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He's toxic, she's slipping under The Federlines' hotly awaited UPN reality show finally has an official title: Britney and Kevin: Chaotic. I'm not sure what's so "chaotic" about long days spent smoking Reds, scarfing Flamin' Hot Cheetos and shopping for Von Dutch swag at Kitson, but Britney seems ... More >>
Well it hapened. The thing I thought would never hapen. My mom was nice to me? Nope, she's still acting like her Tampex is stuck. I got a bra? Not yet, tho I do my special exercises every night. Dad and Megan got a divorce? I WISH! No the thing that hapened was Constantine Maroulis got voted off ... More >>
The Surreal Life, simians, and squirrels as rabbits VH-1 has announced the cast for the fifth season of The Surreal Life, which includes Perfect Strangers' Bronson Pinchot, America's First Human Made Entirely from Botox Janice Dickinson, the Apprentice's Omarosa, and Carey Hart. (Unfortunately, thi ... More >>
I know youv'e all herd the news by now. Mario Vasquez (the cute spanish guy!!!!11) quit American Idol. Rumor has it he is a Lesbian. I dont care if he is or he isnt, I will still ask my mom to buy his CD when it comes out. I am Preesbaterian and we dont mind if pepole are gay, only if they do not ... More >>
WB news flash: Attractive young women want to make it in Hollywood
Reality TV makes nice to a MILF, puts the fun in fundamentalist
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