Even though voting occurred amid a polar vortex that has many of us wearing decidedly unsexy long undies and thermals, St. Paul has been named the "Best Romantic North American Getaway" by 10Best/USA Today.SEE ALSO: LOL at this New York Times article about the Minneapolis dating sceneSt. Paul someho ... More >>
The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>
Photos by Jayme HalbritterBeirut December 2, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis There is a lonesome beauty in Beirut's music that permeates everything, making you feel like you're driving through the desert at sunrise on a cold October morning. Zach Condon and company have built what was a proje ... More >>
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
A millionaire friend once told me, "Mallman, you have two options in this world: crazy busy or dead poor." I corrected him: "Try the music business, you'll be both."
Kimberly Hull was set graduate in a few weeks from the University of Minnesota.This rotten, cold, damp April was no match for more than 100 bike riders who turned out yesterday evening for a memorial ride through Dinkytown in honor of Kimberly Hull, the U of M student who died last week when ... More >>
Extra virgin...honey?Move over EVOO, it's time for EVH to get the attention it deserves. Raw, or extra virgin honey, like this jar from Wolf Farms in western Wisconsin, is not heated or filtered--the unprocessed stuff may contain cappings wax, bits of propolis and pollen--and along with it all ... More >>
Spicy meatballs of love...The simple joy of a gently spiced meat sandwich filled with hummus should not be overlooked, especially when you can survey its beautiful contents through the deli glass before they meet their enrobing pita. Add to that a cheery person who assembles your lunch with a kin ... More >>
A plate of Kowloon Bay in Stadium Village. It's hard to contain one's excitement for summer foods as winter finally, reluctantly gives way to spring. We want fried catfish po'boys, State Fair corn dogs, and above all to grill, baby, grill! But while it's snowing in April, it's easy to forget what ... More >>
Is that a whole blackberry?Emily and Taylor Harris's Cake Eater has become a neighborhood hang, serving breakfast and pastries in their charming day-glo orange trimmed building. The cupcakes are still important, but have lost their primacy in the wake of Sheela Namakkal's departure for Chicago. W ... More >>
New Prague's finest dairyThere are so many things to love about Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream -- the charming returnable one pint bottles, its MOSA organic designation and its local roots to name a few. But honestly, they have us at the cap of cream, which we like to call butterfat. The thick ... More >>
Curry, Vietnamese-style, at Gangchen.Gangchen restaurant, at 18th and Nicollet, is an unexpected, but useful hybrid, combining pan-Asian fare with a surprisingly hoppin' bar scene--the place stays open 'till 2 a.m. every night! Gangchen is billed as a Tibetan restaurant, but there aren't many me ... More >>
The Benedict 2.0 at Tilia.We started this list with one of the most humble breakfast foods and we're ending it with one of the most refined: the corn bread waffles Benedict at the new Tilia in Linden Hills. Chef Steven Brown and crew bring a fresh take to this iconic dish by serving the eggs on ... More >>
This ain't just mango and white chocolate...It used to have a name that fit into the DSM, because there are so many flavors cohabitating in this seemingly simple candy from River Chocolate Company. However, proprietors Allen Whitney and Deirdre Davis didn't want to offend, so they rechristened th ... More >>
We'd rather have a biscuit in the oven than a bun!When it comes to biscuits, the Americans have the English beat: ours have a rich, flaky, buttery crumb while theirs offer just a plain, hard crunch--dunking 'em in tea is practically a necessity. Like the bagel, the English muffin, or other sliced ... More >>
Veggies fryer = deliciousnessYou've just completed a seriously competitive shuffleboard session, or perhaps you've been taking in the spring plumage of those imposing and numerous geese. Or did you ride your bike across the Irene Hixon Whitney bridge, or hike into the wilds of downtown to get y ... More >>
Mo PerryIf only all fast food were this freshWith the burgeoning local food truck scene, the Twin Cities may finally be catching up to other parts of the country, where Chipotle is far down the list of places to go for fresh, quick, authentically Mexican tacos. But even in the dead of winter ... More >>
Mo PerryYou'll never touch Creamette againImagine if all your life, the only cheese you'd ever eaten was Kraft American Singles. That was your entire notion of what cheese could be: shiny, florescent squares of solidified molten plastic, which you happily ate for ignorance of other options. ... More >>
Anne Rucker Burger Jones brings on the salt!Salty caramel is certainly all the rage, and why not? It's delicious! Unfortunately, few places are willing to take this scrumptious flavor combination to the salty extreme. Not any more thanks to Burger Jones. Their sal ... More >>
Michelle LeonOver at Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, when it comes to locally sourcing meat and produce, there is no messing around. So when you see the words "Kansas City" on the menu, this might cause a bit of head-scratching. But according to chef Lenny Russo, the Kansas C ... More >>
Walking through the food vendors at St. Paul's Hmong Village is a feast for the senses. First, take in the sight of all the dishes: slabs of lacquered ribs, fish wrapped in banana leaves, vibrant tri-colored teas. Then there's the scent of lemon grass and ginger, and the sound of conversation in ... More >>
Anne Rucker Delicious and quick at the airport! Who knew?No one really likes the airport. Parking, security lines, delays and long flights all add to the stress of traveling. Luckily, Surdyk's Flights Wine Market & Bar at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport has ... More >>
A Cunning American Boy Becomes a Mexican Cartel Soldier and East L.A. Executioner
She's the one on the Greyhound busEnding a week of wild web buzz, DFL candidate for governor Matt Entenza has picked former Fox 9 anchorwoman Robyne Robinson as his running mate. And as promised, he made the announcement via Twitter: "It's my distinct pleasure to announce Robyne Robinson @ro ... More >>
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
Freeze Frame: the arresting images of Minneapolis photographer and New York art star Alec Soth
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Former Minnesotans Say the Twin Cities Cultural Scene Is Insular. Insecure. Unprofitable. Out of Touch. What Does It Mean to Live in an Artists' Paradise If Everyone Wants to Leave?
Ex-middleweight Paul Johnson's fight to unionize pro boxers
Minnesota loggers take the U.S. Forest Service and the tree-huggers to court on the unlikeliest of gripes