The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>
Los Amigos Invisibles have the kind of sound that puts the dance in the pants of six-year-olds and 60-year-olds alike. It's irresistibly funky, a sort of crazy Latin-jazz fusion that happens when you blend smooth disco with salsa instincts. For years, the band and press have been calling this unique ... More >>
Arcwelder December 23, 2011 Turf Club, St. Paul Arcwelder is viewed as one of the bands from Minneapolis who never made it. They were on the cusp, and then the landscape changed and they were left out in the cold. In the end, however, they have aged better than most of their contemporaries. They g ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Hot?Michele Bachmann was named the 50th hottest woman in politics by Complex magazine yesterday, joining a distinguished class of objectified politicians from around the globe. Sexist though the magazine's list is, Complex tries its best to offer salient political commentar ... More >>
Style over substance in Uptown
South Minneapolis gets spicy
Check out Samba, Curry 'N' Noodles, and Aji
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 >>
At the Salty Tart, chef-owner Michelle Gayer runs a kitchen that's "mostly girls," an anomaly in the restaurant world. Today, in the third part of our interview with her (here are parts 1 and 2), she talks about what it's like to "hang with the boys," why she thinks women are better at cooking, and ... More >>
Now open. See the slideshow.With the closing of the beloved Azia and A21 Anemone Sushi on Eat Street, Thom Pham takes on a new endeavor of epic proportions. Renovating the space that last housed Zake, Wondrous Azian Kitchen is bright, spacious, colorful, and fun. With a sign out front that ... More >>
www.wonderousmpls.comStep right up and get your dim sum!The bright, Vegas-style sign at 6th and Hennepin is all aglow: Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen is open. The deep red color scheme and antique artifacts suggest a throwback to mid-century Chinese-American restaurants like Minneapolis's ... More >>
(Photo by stuartpilbrow) This week Freeloader Friday is all about street festivals. We have Dakota Fest, Highland Fest, and not one, but two awesome Bastille Day celebrations. Add in some live music and tons of other stuff, and you have a completely free weekend.
The breakfast of soccer (viewing) championsDon't sit at home (or worse, go to work) and watch tomorrow's 9 a.m. World Cup doubleheader of USA vs. Algeria and England vs. Slovenia over soggy Cheerios and lukewarm coffee when plenty of local bars are opening their doors bright and early for die ... More >>
Drinking soda increases your chance of getting pancreatic cancer says a new University of Minnesota-led study.
The District 6 congresswoman holds forth with some startling, and questionable, assertions.
Singapore Airlines and the Dubai-based Emirates rank tops for airline food according to a new Zagat poll.
Three-quarters of fusion pioneers Return to Forever make a return to traditional jazz for a packed house.
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges' Atlanta restaurant wins a "spectacular" rating from Food & Wine.
Blotter has all the weird local news fit to print
The eatery celebrates 75 years
Travel the spice route to 27th Avenue
What do you get when you cross the cuisines of Ethiopia and Singapore? Good things. Very good things.
Restaurant Massacre in St. Paul; Top-Secret Most-Ambitious-Restaurant-Ever Debuts in Minneapolis—What a Season!
Meet the Iraqi Angelino and observant Jew who returned to 19th-Century Ukraine by way of Australia
If 40 distributors each work with between 30 and 200 chateaus, bodegas, collectives, estates, wineries, or what have you--how many separate bottlings are available in Minnesota?
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
With nothing in common but uncommonly good food, two far-flung wonders are revealed
NorthCoast, the first of two planned California-accented restaurants, debuts swimmingly
2003: The year everything got Big, in both ambition and execution, but pandering lurked darkly in the background
Fighting Spielberg's battles from your bean bag
Dear Dara answers questions, both asked and unasked, about the foods you seek
Why is Governor Tim Pawlenty leaving Minnesota film out in the cold?
Reliable Malaysian favorite establishes new Hiawatha outpost, with Ethiopian accent
The Lament of a Foodie on Tombstone Pizza Island
While Western art cinema draws the flashbulbs at Cannes, contemplative works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong leave the festival glowing in klieg lights from the East
Sole-glo: Elisabeth Esselink smiths a post-pop pap paradise