With Andrew Combs and Martin Devaney
Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
April 8, 2013
Caitlin Rose has the type of easygoing, affable Southern charm that can win over any audience. But more importantly, she's got the songs that can silence and stun any crowd as well. Both of those en ... More >>
Minnesota is known for lots of things. Lakes, casseroles, and an intentional lack of eye contact immediately come to mind. What Minnesota in not particularly known for is cheese. That's been the hallmark of our neighbors to the east since the borders were drawn. Whitney McChane is on a one ... More >>
Vending machine raw meat, coming right up.Vending machines have really evolved. No longer are you limited to simply buying gumballs, candy, and soda. But the selection of foods you can buy from a machine has gotten a bit extreme. Here are 10 examples of the weirdest vending machine offerings, ... More >>
A first in his career and a first for China, Bob Dylan set off on a tour of Asia this week. Finally after the typical government crackdown that prevented him from playing there a year ago he finally got the go ahead starting with a gig in Taiwan last Sunday and the highly anticipated performance ... More >>
Stabby's departs as Stillwater comes alive with dining options...
NOW OPENShanghai Bistro 324 S. Main St., StillwaterFirst National Green Room 215 S. Main St., StillwaterSoprano's Italian Kitchen 5331 W 16th St., St. Louis ParkCowboy Jack's2801 Southtown Dr, BloomingtonAmerican Burger Bar825 Henn ... More >>
nytimes.comQuote Hamlet in China and you'll get censored, says the New York Times.The New York Times, the great Gray Lady of journalism, is getting called out over an apparently imaginary event in a recent story on Chinese censorship.
The story kicks off with an anecdote about a Chinese entr ... More >>
After being barred from performing in China by the Ministry of Culture last year for unknown reasons, Bob Dylan has received the go-ahead to perform two dates in April. It will mark the first time Dylan has performed in mainland China in his five-decade-long career.
Is this man too controversial for China?Bob Dylan hasn't given up on China.
A year after refusing Dylan permission to play tour dates in Shanghai and Beijing, China's Ministry of Culture is reviewing an application for the Minnesota-born folk singer to schedule two shows in the country this ... More >>
WikipediaBest Buy's Shanghai store, above, is one of nine that closed up shop today.Stateside, Minnesota-based Best Buy has become the 800-pound gorilla of electronics retailing, but over in China, the company's big branded stores are extinct. It announced today that it was closing all nine o ... More >>
Despite being the middle of Chinese New Year, or "Spring Festival" as it is known in China, this past Wednesday night was a harsh cold one in downtown Minneapolis. That didn't stop a smattering of music lovers to brave the climate to hear and witness the sounds of the Guqin (or "Chinese Zither") ... More >>
Henry Chan continues to expand his east metro sushi empire. On the heels of the Kitchen's closure, the Pioneer Press reports that restaurateur Harry Chan is planning to open another Shanghai Bistro in its place. The site is in Stillwater's Grand Garage building and is known for its spacious p ... More >>
carldunniii via Flickr.comSuch magical wordsWe've all been there: nights when the idea of cooking dinner or venturing into the dark, teeth-chattering cold to grab a meal sounds about as enticing as hitting the gym at 5 a.m. At times like these, there's no phrase quite as magnificent as "We de ... More >>
Thrifty Hipster Matthew DowgwilloOur story on Thrifty Hipster Matthew Dowgwillo, and his shambles of a 'Shanghaied' New Year's Eve party downtown, touched a nerve in the comments section.
At first, revelers who bought tickets and promises of gambling, contortionists and Geisha girls complained t ... More >>
Where will you ring in the New Year? Made your New Year's Eve plans yet, or are you procrastinating? If you caught yesterday's Week in Food post, you already heard about a couple of options: Tour de Farm hosts its final meal of 2010 in a heated, hundred-year-old barn at Star Thrower Farm in G ... More >>
George Eastman HouseOm rings in the New Year with contortionists. Roll into 2011 in style--poppin' bubbly with the Saints on an ice dragon luge. We've got all that and more this Week in Food.
Before you pack up the tree and tinsel, take some time out for a spot of holiday tea. The ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Joan Ida of the Highland GrillIn today's wrap-up of our interview with Joan Ida, executive chef at Highland Grill, Ida talks about her favorite cookbooks, reminisces about her grandmother's pancakes and explains how joining the kitchen staff at Goodfellow's, her firs ... More >>
The spicy new kid on the LynLake blockMove over, Zen, Szechuan Spice has taken over your old digs in LynLake. Open since August 9, it focuses on Szechuan flavors with the greatest hits of Chinese-American cuisine thrown in for good measure. Owner-chef ChangFu Xue has worked in China and New Yo ... More >>