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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the MarketKitchen 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 >>
Joy SummersReady for his closeupChef 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Conscionable vegging outCatch 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 >>
Kate N.G. SommersTickets 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 >>
Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner TableToday 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 >>
Chef Pampuch in his kitchen at Corner TableWe 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 >>
Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner TableSpend 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 >>
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 >>
Brenda Langton of Spoonriver will host the eventOnce 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 >>
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 >>
Mike Phillips of Green Ox teams up next Tuesday with Corner Table's Scott Pampuch to host a "whole hog" dinnerNext 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 >>
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 >>
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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Hillary KlineSarah McKenzie's chosen reading materialCelebrating 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 >>
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 >>
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