Scott Pampuch

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    August 1, 2014

    Modern Café will celebrate its 20th anniversary in pop-up style

    Who wouldn't want to celebrate breaking out of their teenage years? From August 5-9, Northeast's Modern Café will mark its 20th anniversary with pop-ups, DJs, cameos by the chefs of Modern's past, and a special celebratory menu. See also: Yellow Rattler at Modern Cafe: Embrace your inner cowboy wi ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Jamie Malone is out at Sea Change with a new venture on the way

    Yesterday afternoon was abuzz with news that Jamie Malone will be leaving Sea Change by the end of the week. Taking her place is longtime sous chef Ryan Cook, who has been working under Malone's leadership for the past four years. See also: Signature Dish: Jamie Malone of Sea Change

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    June 12, 2014

    Are you up for a 100-course dinner at Northern Spark?

    If you're a fan of fine dining and are heading out to the Northern Spark festival this weekend, you might want to start punching a few extra holes in your belt now. The massive Minneapolis riverfront art festival will host a 100-course dinner that spans eight hours and features 100 servings of 100 d ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Outstanding in the Field announces its 2013 Minnesota location

    Outstanding in the Field, the touring international farm dining experience, has announced where it plans to land when it hits Minnesota this summer: Singing Hills Goat Dairy. Located just about an hour south of Minneapolis, Singing Hills focuses primarily on goat-based dairy products, incl ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Solera's Jorge Guzman talks Farm in the Cities

    See also: Solera hosts second annual Farm in the Cities Jorge Guzman; many of you know him as the man behind Solera's comeback. His new menus have been met with critical kindness, and his dedication to locally sourced, sustainable products is quickly turning him into a community pillar. Perhaps les ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Outstanding in the Field dinner held at Little Foot Farm

    Guests arrived at the rural Afton farm location and parked their cars beneath apple trees. Spotted pigs grunted their greetings as they ambled around the fields, which smelled of fresh grass. The setting rolled out in dazzling shades of green, dotted by hay bales and lolling oak trees. A table was s ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Scott Pampuch, from farm to table to ... Milwaukee? UPDATED

    Scott Pampuch, the celebrated chef  who owned and operated Corner Table for seven years and a champion of farm-to-table eating, will be leaving the Twin Cities for a new job in Milwaukee. His new title will be director of food and beverage at The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee. Which means he'l ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Scott Pampuch to host viewing party for new TV series [UPDATED]

    Chef and local food advocate Scott Pampuch's star is definitely on the rise. After making one appearance on the last season the Ovation Channel's In Search of Food, Pampuch is returning for season 2, looking for sustainably raised food and the people who grow it.The enigmati ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Mona will open next week downtown

    The highly anticipated opening of Mona, chef Lisa Hanson's new restaurant and bar, is coming soon. Hanson, whose resume includes stints at Aquavit and L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon, both in New York, before coming to Minneapolis and spending some time with Scott Pampuch's Corner Table, will now be mast ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Chef's Night Off: Cook with the area's top chefs

    Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the Market​Kitchen in the Market, the commercial kitchen and class space, is giving you a chance to cook alongside some of the Twin Cities' best-known chefs. The market has announced it is pairing with some of the area's top chefs and local food celebrities for ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Scott Pampuch to host 'In Search of Food' TV show

    Joy SummersReady for his closeup​Chef and restaurateur Scott Pampuch surprised fans when he announced this summer that he was leaving his Kingfield neighborhood restaurant, Corner Table, to cook at Bloomington's Minnesota Valley Country Club. Turns out, the outspoken local food advocate was far fr ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Minnesota Sea Grant Program challenges top chefs to make herring exciting

    ​Nine chefs, including big-name cooks from Corner Table, Oceanaire, and Stella's Fish Café, will compete tomorrow for a $1,000 prize in a contest to see who can create the best entrée from lake herring caught on Lake Superior. The event takes place Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Universi ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Jorge Guzman of Solera: Chef Chat, Part 1

    ​At the beginning of the new year, Solera was going through some major changes. New owners and a new chef had many people holding their breath and wondering if it wasn't, perhaps, the end of an era. The initial cosmetic changes--new awnings, a revamped dining area--seemed to all be heading in the ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Youth Farm and Market Project recruits top chefs for fundraising dinner

    Sleep in Lucia Watson's bed, for a good cause! ​The Youth Farm and Market Project has been going 16 years strong, giving more than 500 youth ages 9 to18 hands-on training in urban agriculture--planting, growing, and selling food--in the Lyndale and Powderhorn neighborhoods in Minneapolis and t ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Not sure about a CSA? Options for busy ethical eaters

    Conscionable vegging out​Catch up with our guidelines for choosing the right Community Supported Agriculture from Friday here. If your determination was that a full share won't fit in with your summer schedule, be it financial, time or spatial constraints, there are still options out there for the ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Outstanding in the Field tickets on sale now

    Kate N.G. Sommers​Tickets are still available for Minnesota's Outstanding in the Field farm dinner event, which takes place on Tuesday, July 26, in Delano. The "restaurant without walls" event celebrates local ingredients and producers by featuring a guided farm tour followed by a family-sty ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Corner Table's Scott Pampuch: Chef Chat, Part 3

    Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner Table​Today is our final installment in our conversation with chef and restaurant owner Scott Pampuch in the kitchen of his restaurant Corner Table. (Read parts 1 and 2 here.) He's been buzzing through his kitchen the entire time, and finally the sausage is r ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Corner Table's Scott Pampuch, Chef Chat Part 2

    Chef Pampuch in his kitchen at Corner Table​We recently sat down in the kitchen at Corner Table to talk with chef-owner Scott Pampuch about all that he has in store for his restaurant, as well as what he's been through in the six and a half years since it opened.  At the start of the intervie ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Corner Table's Scott Pampuch: Chef Chat, Part 1

    Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner Table​Spend any amount of time with Scott Pampuch and you'll find he doesn't sit still for long. "I've got a pretty light prep day, and I've been wanting to make sausage. So I'm going to make sausage," he said, ducking into his walk-in cooler and returning wi ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Ian Pierce of 128 Cafe: Chef Chat, Part 1

    ​Neighborhood favorite, comeback kid, and a leader in the Twin Cities food truck revolution, 128 Cafe has done it all with chef Ian Pierce behind the burners. The 128 Cafe was a Merriam Park institution when it closed in June 2007. Jill Wilson and her husband, Andrew, swooped in and revitalized th ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Chefs for Change dinner rallies support for a homeless shelter rooftop garden

    Brenda Langton of Spoonriver will host the event​Once a month, People Serving People, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family-focused shelter, hosts a Chefs for Change dinner event, in which a local executive chef hosts a cooking demonstration and elegant dinner party to raise funds ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Scott Pampuch hooks up with Muir Glen tomatoes. What's that about?

    What's cooking at Corner Table​"So, how did you get hooked up with Muir Glen?" chef and restaurant owner Scott Pampuch was asked while whipping together a dinner featuring the California-grown tomatoes Wednesday night.  Smiling slyly, he replied, "Oh, you just wanna get right into it?  O ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010
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    December 7, 2010

    Corner Table, Green Ox "whole hog" dinner and cookbook signing

    Mike Phillips of Green Ox teams up next Tuesday with Corner Table's Scott Pampuch to host a "whole hog" dinner​Next Tuesday, local chefs Scott Pampuch of Corner Table and Mike Phillips of Green Ox will celebrate being featured in a new butchers' cookbook. And how better to celebrate than by go ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Spend New Year's Eve in a barn--at a Tour de Farm dinner

    A tasty way to ring in 2011...​Ditch the sequins for the s**tkickers this year and celebrate New Year's Eve in a barn at Tour de Farm's final dinner of 2010. Scott and Deborah Pikovsky of Star Thrower Farm in Glencoe are hosting the candlelit meal in their 100-year-old (heated) barn. Scott P ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    What counts as local in local foods?

    How do you know your strawberries came from Minnesota and not Mexico?​Many Minnesotans, from diners to restaurateurs, are developing a passon for local foods. And anyone with a taste bud can attest to superior flavor of a strawberry plucked from a Minnesota patch in June versus one trucked from Me ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    Southwest Journal editor Sarah McKenzie has the scoop on the area's food scene

    Hillary KlineSarah McKenzie's chosen reading material​Celebrating 20 years in business isn't just a milestone in the newspaper industry; these days it's almost a miracle. The Southwest Journal newspaper reached that landmark this year, and editor Sarah McKenzie took a break from knocking out t ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Galactic trivia and Prohibition love: The Week in Food

    ​ Superheroes, swingin' singles, and gut rot: It's a hot week on the Twin Cities' food scene. Think you're up to the challenge? Then belly up for The Week in Food. Tuesday 5/11Do men in spandex affect your smarts? Find out at Galactic Pizza Trivia Night, hosted by Captain Awesome and Dr. Tomorro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Is local food a fad?

    Is local food the pet rock of the millenium or something that's been around since, well, forever?

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    July 22, 2009
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    May 27, 2009

    Tour de Farm adds Walker Art Center date

    The outdoor dinners are selling out fast--here's your chance to celebrate local foods with a five-course meal overlooking the sculpture garden.

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    April 8, 2009

    Tour de Farm accepting dinner reservations

    Tour de Farm brings large, outdoor family farm dinners to eager Minnesotans.

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    March 31, 2009

    Outstanding in the Field hosts large, outdoor farm dinners

    "Restaurant without walls" is making its way to Riverbend Farm for a dinner this summer.

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    March 23, 2009

    James Beard Awards finalists announced

    See which locals made the short list for this year's foodie Oscars...

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    February 26, 2009

    "Local Chef Challenge" tickets still available

    MnMo-sponsored food and wine show going on today through Sunday.

  • News

    November 28, 2007

    Dead Meat

    Rushford turkey farmer Eric Hoiland lost everything in the floods

  • Restaurants

    September 1, 2004

    Fine Dining, with Hash Browns

    A new south Minneapolis Café redefines neighborhood dining

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    October 11, 2000