The chefs of Travail are riding the crest of a crazy beautiful wave. At what seems to be their golden hour, this merry band of culinary mischief makers cannot be stopped. Here's a quick catch up on where they've been and what we can expect to see next.See Also:Oysterfest: Third times the charm for M ... More >>
Robert Ladwig, a 29-year-old Coon Rapids resident, has been charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy who was taking a flute lesson from him.SEE ALSO: Robbinsdale Cooper hall monitor busted having sex with student when her dad walked in The incide ... More >>
The summer of 2013 got off to a very stormy start in the Twin Cities.Early during the morning of June 21 and again later that night, the metro was hit by windy first-day-of-summer thunderstorms that left cars crushed, houses damages, and hundreds of big old trees uprooted. At least 500,000 Xcel Ener ... More >>
Aaron Porter shows little concern for health and personal safety in the pursuit of his musical passions. The Prizefighters' guitarist and frontman recently took a pilgrimage to Kingston to explore the roots of the island's rich musical history. "I did the two things that you're not supposed to do if ... More >>
There are a few things you'll want to know before heading out to Pig Ate My Pizza, the new restaurant in the former Travail space (also owned by the same guys). First, parking is easy on main street, but the entrance is actually in the back, past the dumpsters and through a short, pig art-adorned ha ... More >>
We distill what local watering holes serve up the best Scotch, gin, tequila, vodka, and more
The name Total Trash breeds expectations that band's output will be loud, gnarly, and ugly. Verily, these Minneapolis punks scream and thrash their way through 60-second train-wrecks about slutty girls and blowjobs. It's not music for the squeamish -- and that's meant as a compliment."I really like ... More >>
Since the "shall issue" permit law went on the books a decade ago, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has recorded five instances of permit holders justifiably using a firearm. During that same timeframe, permit holders have committed 124 firearm-related crimes.RELATED COVERAGE:-- More Minnesotans ... More >>
As the three-day weekend looms, it's time to scrape off those grates and get ready for grilling. The key to a carnivorous cookout is a high-quality cut of meat. While it's not hard to pick up a chub of hamburger from any old grocery mart, buying meat from a butcher shop not only ensures quality but ... More >>
Cop killer Ronald Schneider won't be getting out of prison anytime soon. Schneider, a 70-year-old convicted of murdering a Robbinsdale police officer in 1985, is one of just a few men currently in the Minnesota prison system unaffected by the 1993 law mandating life without parole for killing a cop ... More >>
When going about making dinner reservations, what are the factors you typically consider? Style of food, ease of parking, and table availability all share equal power in the decision-making process, but a new study conducted by a Washington, D.C., think thank reveals information that may make you ... More >>
The James Beard award semifinalist list was announced today, and on the list were some familiar names. The awards were established in 1990 and named for chef, food writer, and celebrated lover of life, James Beard. The awards are the highest honor available to food professionals. Part of why the ... More >>
Steven E. Meyer marks the city's 31st homicide of the year.A 36-year-old Eden Prairie Man was fatally shot this this weekend in north Minneapolis, marking the city's 31st homicide of 2011. Steven E. Meyer was shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon and died hours later at North Memorial Medi ... More >>
The local range and shop hosts "Girls with Guns" expo.
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>
Piccolo, Travail, and more
Meanwhile 15.7 percent of graduates default
Travail too busy? Try Nonna Rosa's next door.If you drove all the way up to Robbinsdale and found the lines too long for a table at the new gastropub, Travail, your next best bet is to head down the block to the cozy Nonna Rosa's. It's not the kind of restaurant that's necessarily worth the ... More >>
Skin art for local foodies
It's been a busy month in restaurant news... OPEN Olive's, Marine on St. Croix Travail Kitchen and Amusements, Robbinsdale Surdyk's Flights, MSP Airport Heartland (move to Lowertown), St. Paul Simple Sandwich, Minneapolis Moe's Burger Heaven, St. Paul Patisserie 46, Minneapolis
OPEN Haute Dish, Minneapolis Aster Cafe (under new management, Matty O'Reilly of 318 Cafe), Minneapolis Nonna Rosa's, Robbinsdale CLOSED Cooqi, Minneapolis Rizzo's (aka Il Vesco Vino), St. Paul Porky's Northeast, Minneapolis
Charles StewartMaybe Charles Stewart, a guy with rap sheet that includes convictions for drug offenses and unlawful possession of an assault weapon, wasn't the best person to punish his 4-year-old son for misbehaving at day care. The 31-year-old Mounds View man has been charged with felony ... More >>
OPEN Raku, Edina Amore Coffee West, St. Paul Darby O'Ragen's, Minneapolis (former J.J.'s Dry Dock) Caribe, St. Paul (transition from Jay's Cafe) Forum, Minneapolis (former Goodfellow's) Swirl Wine Bar, Afton (w/Afton House Inn) Ringo's, St. Louis Park Tavern Grill, Blaine Twisted Fork, St. P ... More >>
Police also identified the victim as Pierre Fischer of Fridley.
Michael Adail is facing the prospect of a dozen years in prison after an alleged attack in Robbinsdale.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
The Gopher women impressively advance in the NCAA while the fallen fellas look toward to a most fruitful 2010.
Brett Johnson celebrates a long local life in Minnesota rock 'n' roll
The upscale North Side restaurant shows how the neighborhood is changing
A tour of Twin Cities weird with musician Mike Gunther
Fifteen-year-old Gary Parker was the 26th of Minneapolis's 49 homicides last year—and one of the 54 percent of black male victims whose killings went unsolved.
Lars Larson and the subterranean network of the local hip-hop
Dear Dara answers questions, both asked and unasked, about the foods you seek
Battling beat Gregory Corso retires to the dead poets society
All Dennis Williams wanted was a job with the city of Minneapolis. After five years of bureaucratic torture, what he ended up with was three months in jail and a shot at serious prison time.
A purloined sculpture of Henrik Ibsen is finally on the verge of returning to Como Park
Thirty-five years ago teen rock like the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird" caught a wave across the prairies--and rode it into adulthood
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?