• Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Bonny Doon founder and renegade winemaker Randall Grahm in town to talk terroir

    Calling all highbrow wine folk! Randall Grahm, the original Rhone Ranger who named his wine after a French law prohibiting flying saucers from traveling over certain vineyards and put Ralph Steadman's art on his bottles, is coming to town. He's one of the most compelling winemakers in the country a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Tux meets Tracht at GAI's annual dinner and wine event

    On Saturday, the Germanic American Institute will host its annual black-tie wine tasting and dinner event. Wearing their finest, guests will stroll up to a bona fide mansion on Summit Avenue and eat like kings... or Kaisers. The five-course dinner, prepared by Haus chef Katrin Erdmann of Hanover, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Top 10 wine bars in the Twin Cities

    Spending an evening at a great wine bar is one of life's most elegant, refined, and enjoyable dining experiences. Whether you're rediscovering a favorite wine; exploring little traveled regions, wineries, or varietals; seeking a perfect match of food and beverage; or just relaxing in good company, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Top 5 Thanksgiving wines

    Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. Food and football. The meal is built around turkey, but it's the side dishes, traditional to your family and friends and as varied or exotic as your friends and family, that make the meal. Thanksgiving Day dinner offers wine lovers a unique challenge as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Beaujolais Nouveau is coming: Here's where to celebrate like the French

    All Beaujolais is not nouveau, bit it's a reason to have a good timeNovember 17! Mark your calendar. The third Thursday of November is the traditional debut of the world's freshest, least pretentious wine: Beaujolais Nouveau. One of the best places to celebrate this year may be at the Jeune Lune Ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    5 wines for Valentine's night in

    Folie à Deux WinesWine can determine fun and sexy, or sweet and romantic​Cooking at home for Valentine's Day? It's not a bad idea, considering it's one of the busiest and thus potentially nightmarish days for restaurants. Even if you aren't a master chef, a well-chosen bottle of wine can mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Rosé a terrific, affordable spring choice

    It's not Boone's Farm, it's not white zinfandel, it's rosé! And you should drink some.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    5 Great Bottles: Wines under $15, plus a Zipp's coupon

    Looking for more bang for your buck in a bottle? Zipp's L ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 7, 2005

    Countless Crispy Critters

    Dear Dara confronts the French-fry issue

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    October 26, 2005

    Loto Lowdown

    New Lowertown restaurant caters to everyone and no one--in the same place

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    December 8, 2004

    Single Malt: Innumerable Bottles

    The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look

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    July 14, 2004

    Vintage Bargains

    One more reason to toast: Half-price wine nights have caught on all over the Twin Cities

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    February 5, 2003
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    October 31, 2001

    Cooking by Numbers

    New American Grill Food: A Lowbrow Concept Sparks Predictable Results

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    December 6, 2000
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    August 30, 2000