A quick glance at Ben Rients's LinkedIn profile says a lot about what customers can expect of his new chef-driven restaurant, Lyn 65, located on the corner of Lyndale Avenue and 65th Street in Richfield. "Since I couldn't manually enter in my skills and expertise, they are as follows: Drinking win ... More >>
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A year to the day after Best Buy announced it was laying off 400 employees at its Richfield headquarters, the New York Post, citing unnamed sources, reports that the company is axing 2,000 managers.SEE ALSO: Best Buy hit by Banksy-style prankster "Affected workers are mostly in middle managemen ... More >>
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Richfield residents (Richfieldians?) rejoice. You're getting a new restaurant with a promising young chef-owner in just a few-months time. Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar, a new upscale American concept from Restaurant Alma alum Ben Rients, is moving into the strip mall on 65th Street and Lyndale Avenue So ... More >>
Tuesday is a particularly tough day to go to work at Best Buy's corporate headquarters in Richfield, and not just because the week hasn't even arrived at hump day yet.SEE ALSO: Best Buy ends work-from-home program Best Buy's February announcement that it'd be laying off 400 employees didn't mean the ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- As it seeks to rebound from a disastrous 2012, Best Buy's leadership has decided to end a program that allowed corporate employees to work from home and maintain flexible schedules.SEE ALSO: Best Buy: On the road to extinction? Though some workers will still be allowed to main ... More >>
Susan McCarty, took her 11-year-old nephew and his sister to Valleyfair on August 23. What a nice thing to do, right?Well, it's not so nice when you allegedly make the poor little guy spend the ride home home in the trunk of your Lexus because you're worried his wet clothes might damage the leather ... More >>
See Also: Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities Top 10 breakfasts in the Twin Cities One of the thrills of living in Minnesota in the summertime, apart from the fact that the chance of snow is quite slight, is the delight of freshly picked peas, beans, tomatoes, corn and other vegetables and fruit ... More >>
With news breaking yesterday that an officer has reported seeing a Hutchinson state trooper give pot to a Drug Recognition Expert program participant, Minneapolis officials are again disavowing any connection to the fiasco. Wednesday afternoon, Mayor RT Rybak took to Facebook and issued a statement ... More >>
Best Buy has been beseiged by bad news this holiday season. Could one of the Twin Cities' largest companies be on the road toward ending up in the tar pit of retailers along with Circuit City and Ultimate Electronics?Possibly. A Forbes piece published yesterday makes a strong case that Richfield- ... More >>
Blue Plate's Lowry and the Bachelor Farmer were this month's big openings.NOW OPEN The Public House (former N. Washington Cafe) Amsterdam (former Pop! St. Paul) Adagio Cafe and Espresso (former Dragonfly) Urban Bean II (former Muddy Waters) Bachelor Farmer (Dayton bros.) The Lowry (Blue Plate ... More >>
Testing out the new Freestyle soda machine at Davanni's.Although Coca-Cola launched its new Freestyle soda machines in Atlanta and Southern California in 2009, it took two years for the sleek, customizable drink dispensers to arrive in the Twin Cities. A computer touch-screen on the Freesty ... More >>
The economy claims another victim.Borders, the bookseller, has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while now, hamstrung by online competition and the recession, so its Chapter 11 filing is hardly a surprise. That doesn't make the news any easier for employees at four of the company's ... More >>
Cafe LatteCelebrate with a big sliceIf you haven't heard, today is officially Chocolate Cake Day--and that's all the excuse you need to celebrate with a little sweet, cakey cocoa consumption. We don't recommend tackling an entire cake on your own, but there's no harm in jumping on the bandwag ... More >>
Nick VlcekSzechuan at Tian Jin: Worth a trip to the suburbs.This week's Dish features Travail Kitchen and Amusements, whose unique, gourmet gastropub fare makes it worth the drive to Robbinsdale from elsewhere in the metro. If you live in Minneapolis or St. Paul, here are four more foodstuf ... More >>
D'Amico-owned Italian makes strides with modern dishes
Chris Bohnhoff PhotographyThe chef as still life. 20.21's resident chef Asher Miller is as comfortable making the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry out of chocolate as he is whipping together a rest stop lunch on the weekend. But at the end of the day, this chef prefers a heap of mango salsa and ... More >>
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