It's still hard to believe that such a giant in the food world was taken so soon. Influential restaurateur and chef Charlie Trotter passed away suddenly last year, and locally, some leaders in fine dining knew they wanted to honor the man who gave the culinary world so much. Beginning today, the che ... More >>
We knew they were working on securing a location for the a new restaurant concept, but J.D. Fratzke and Tim Niver, owners of St. Paul's wildly popular Strip Club Meat and Fish, were mum on details. Now, the Star Tribune is reporting that they are set to sign a lease in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborh ... More >>
Downtown's favorite haute 'diner' celebrates their venture into mid-toddlerhood as the restaurant known for its own distinct take on Midwestern cuisine turns three-years-old this weekend. The restaurant will be celebrating with a special five-course tasting menu composed of several of their classic ... More >>
Downtown Minneapolis's Millennium Hotel has undergone a $22 million renovation. Part of the spruce-up includes a new restaurant and bar. They have plans to use some local purveyors and have plenty of Minnesota brews on tap. It's the cooking technique that has us raising a skeptical eyebrow.
Take a bite out of the Twin Cities' best dining gems with a little help from City Pages. Today, the Restaurant Guide 2013 hits newsstands with hundreds of must-try restaurants around the Twin Cities. Here's a preview. See also: Download our new, improved (and awesome) City Pages app!
It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>
After a short, sweet, and successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the additional $25,000 it needed, the Lynn on Bryant in Lynnhurst has officially opened its doors to the public. Even in its earliest days of development, the surrounding community seemed to embrace the concept of this restaura ... More >>
The movement of street food to brick-and-mortar buildings continues with overachiever Erica Strait bringing her Foxy Falafel to St. Paul only weeks after launching her food truck. While looking for a new commercial kitchen space this summer, she happened upon the neighborhood bistro space that ... More >>
Wellman's will replace the downtown DrinkThe space that was once home to the downtown location of Drink won't be empty for very long. Wellman's Pub, an Iowa-based bar and restaurant chain with two locations in Des Moines, will open its first Minnesota store on the busy corner of North Fifth Stree ... More >>
Now that the damage from the fire that ravaged the beloved Blackbird and Heidi's restaurants has been cleaned up, a new eatery has announced it is ready to move in. The space at 50th and Bryant in southwest Minneapolis will soon be home to a pub called George and the Dragon, Minnesota Monthly rep ... More >>
Debbie TallenNow you don't have to wait for dinner to get your Italian on.Rinata, "a little piece of Italy in Uptown," has been pleasing guests and critics alike since its opening on Hennepin Avenue in 2008 with its affordable but excellent Italian cuisine. Fans had to content themselves with ... More >>
Eat Street is going to get Social this fall. Northeast Minneapolis hotspot Northeast Social is opening a new restaurant on 26th and Nicollet, where the Caterpillar Lounge and Tacos Morelos used to be. The new location will be called Eat Street Social. The plan is to keep the flavor of Northeast So ... More >>
A new Szechuan in the 'burbsWhen 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 >>
Grand View LodgeThe historic lodge offers contemporary dining.When you hit the Brainerd Lakes this season, you don't have to spend the trip subsisting on fish fry. The Grand View Lodge in Nisswa--one of Minnesota's best-loved up north resorts--recently upgraded its dining options by opening a ... More >>
Mo PerryThe hip new downtown Crave opens tomorrowThe ever-expanding Crave empire celebrates the grand opening of its most ambitious location yet tomorrow. All traces of former occupant Palomino are long gone, and the space has been given a fresh makeover. Walls have been torn down to create ... More >>
More complex flavors, fancier platings
Chef Don Saunders makes his comeback
Sarah NienaberWill Andiamo succeed where Bibo's bruschette and braised lamb shank failed?Lazy Lightning perused the Eagan City Council's upcoming agenda and noted that a new restaurant is set to replace the former Bibo restaurant run by the Marchionda family, owners of Buon Giorno and I Nonni ... More >>
Bin Wine BarGet high legally--on chocolate, anywayThat got your attention, didn't it? While you won't get anything except a sugar high from Bin Wine Bar's terra cotta-wrapped dessert, its novelty doesn't show signs of fading anytime soon. "In the last two weeks, I've probably sold a couple hundre ... More >>
The Strip Club crew takes over Subo.Coinciding with Subo's recent closure comes the announcement that its space will become a new restaurant called The Inn, run by Tim Niver and Aaron Johnson, owners of The Strip Club in St. Paul and founders of the revived Town Talk Diner. The pair are partn ... More >>
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Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style
Vintage chef Patrick Atanalian dances on the bleeding edge of the culinary avant-garde, pushing past the current "fusion" trend into a world where everything in sight has fused and become surreal.
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