Since we created a homemade variation of traditional aquavit last week (and in honor of this week's City Pages cover story on Scandinavian cuisine) we thought you might dig a Nordic appetizer that highlights those aquavit herbal notes. Starting with a basic recipe for pi ... More >>
One of the best moments from last year's Meritage Oysterfest was when newcomer Holly Carson joined chefs Jack Riebel and Vincent Francoual to show the boys how a lady can get down on the oysters. Carson, the diminutive chef who rules the raw bar at Sea Change, flexed some impressive arm mu ... More >>
"I like to think of it as retro-meets-futuristic," General Manager Jake Uttich says of the decor at the gorgeous new location of The Oceanaire Seafood Room. "Like where the Jetsons would want to come to have dinner." The space, on the corner of 6th and Nicollet, does feel very much like the dinin ... More >>
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list.
When Tim McKee opened Sea Change in 2009, it came with a pledge of sustainability: to use seafood secured in a manner that wouldn't damage the environment.
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The Twin Cities may not be renowned for its fresh seafood, but we do have some respectable options when it comes to sushi. With the Japanese culinary staple becoming more and more ubiquitous, it helps to have an idea of which places consistently offer the freshest, tastiest sushi. A hot dog is oft ... More >>
Chef Jamie Malone has been working at Sea Change off and on for years but
recently was promoted to head of the kitchen as the chef de cuisine. Yesterday we spent some time chatting with the chef about her early career and world travel (catch up here.) Today we talk to her about farme ... More >>
Chef Jamie Malone has working at Sea Change off and on for years, but recently was promoted to head of the kitchen as the Chef de Cuisine. Yesterday we spent some time chatting with the chef about her early career and world travel (catch up here.) Today we talk to about farmers market ... More >>
By the low, blue light reflected from the Discovery Bay exhibit, Fish Smart, the Minnesota Zoo's sustainable seafood effort, will host its first major event: Fish Bites. Hosted by Sue Zelickson on Thursday, October 13, local celebrity chefs like Stewart Woodman of Heidi's, Russell Klein of Merita ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidA full-day fest at Meritage's Oyster Bar. Tickets go on sale today for Meritage's first annual Oysterfest, a daylong celebration of the shuckable beasts to take place on Sunday, October 9.
If you can't tell a Kusshi from a Kumomoto, this is your chance to taste various East an ... More >>
Grand View LodgeThe historic lodge offers contemporary dining.When you hit the Brainerd Lakes this season, you don't have to spend the trip subsisting on fish fry. The Grand View Lodge in Nisswa--one of Minnesota's best-loved up north resorts--recently upgraded its dining options by opening a ... More >>
Meet Minneaplis / FlickrIf you're headed to a show at the Guthrie this summer, why not start the evening with a pre-theater meal downtown? That way, you can park early, enjoy a relaxing dinner, and ensure that your stomach won't start rumbling somewhere in the middle of the second act. While ... More >>
Mo PerrySucculence on a plate
Yes, this appetizer costs more than most entrees at other restaurants. And yes, it is worth every penny. Some restaurants slap together a little crab meat, 12 eggs and a ground-up box of Ritz crackers, and call it a crab cake. Not The Oceanaire.
No sir. The ... More >>
It's like Maine in MinnesotaA word of advice for a lobster boil: Surrender your dignity and strap on your bib, because it's gonna be a messy night. It's not often the opportunity for a full-on lobster boil with all the trimmings presents itself in our landlocked region. And it's even more unlikel ... More >>
abrowncoat via Flickr.comMinnesota may not be seaside, but the restaurants on the shores of Lake Calhoun and Minnehaha Falls still serve delicious fish tacos. Here's how the tilapia tacos at the Tin Fish and Sea Salt Eatery compare.
Crude oil on the half shell?A TV station in North Carolina is reporting that a young diner out to dinner with his family in Mooresville found a tar-like substance in his raw oyster. Though the oily pitch hasn't been confirmed as crude oil, the owner of Vinnie's Raw Bar, who gets his oysters f ... More >>
At La Belle Vie, you can't go wrong with the halibutWhen you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the ... More >>