Sheela Namakkal

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Girls Got Rhythm Fest night one at Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 5/10/13

    Girls Got Rhythm Fest night one With the Avengers, the Gateway District, the Pinsch, Total Trash Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul Friday, May 10, 2013 While our local summer festival circuit seems to grow exponentially with every passing year, the 2012 maiden voyage of St. Paul's Girls Got Rhythm ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Cakewalk brings out top chefs to benefit Share Our Strength

    It was an evening of elegance and pastries. Share Our Strength, whose goal is to end childhood hunger, gathered many of the finest chefs in the cities to put on their annual benefit. The gala was presented by Michelle Gayer, James Beard Award nominee and owner of the acclaimed Salty Tart Bakery, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Cake Walk was a sweet success

    ​What began as a simple cake walk soon transformed into a sort of sweet vision quest for WCCO newsman Jason DeRusha. "I just don't know how I'm going to get this thing home," he remarked as the cake he'd won from event organizer and James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer loomed beh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Win tickets to Share Our Strength's Cakewalk

    Cake, tunes and booze--what's not to love?On March 1, James Beard Award nominee and Best Bakery owner Michelle Gayer will be hosting a cakewalk at the Fine Line. The proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger.In addition to the Salty Tart, a few ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Sweets Bakeshop co-owner leaving

    photo by Michelle Leon for City PagesA recent expansion isn't Sweets' only change.​ We recently rejoiced about St. Paul bakery Sweets Bakeshop opening a second shop in Minneapolis. We really liked their hands-on approach to teaching students the art of fondant decorating in their School of Sweets. ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 13, 2011

    Republic at Seven Corners does bar food better

    Prices are student-friendly and there's even house-made ketchup

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Cake Eater Bakery closing July 10

    First Cliquot Club, then Cake Eater. A Seward cafe space shutters again. ​Emily and Taylor Harris posted a sad announcement about their Cake Eater Bakery and Cafe yesterday. As of July 10, they will be closing the business. Emily Harris opened the bakery with Miel y Leche cupcake queen Sheel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Republic coming soon to Seven Corners

    www.republicmn.comRaise a glass: change comes to 7 Corners. ​Change is brewing on 7 Corners, as Preston's Urban Pub (formerly Sargent Preston's) has a new owner with a familiar face: Matty O'Reilly, co-owner of the Aster and 318 Cafes. Besides Town Hall Brewery, most of the area's other bars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Cake Eater's Blackberry Pie Bar: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 4

    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 >>

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    October 13, 2010
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    May 5, 2010
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    February 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Gastro Non Grata XIII: Leftover Love

    Doug Flicker plus Left Hand Brewing equals a delicious evening!

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2009
  • Restaurants

    September 26, 2007

    Only on Saturday

    The Best Cupcakes and Barbecue in Minnesota Are Available Only a Few Hours a Week, But They're Worth Building Your Weekend Around

  • Arts

    November 9, 2005

    The Sweet Thereafter

    Galvanic punks Sweet J.A.P. split up last year, but their members have remained friends and found love in a handful of new bands

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Local Music Yearbook '04

    We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.