Solveig Tofte

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Weekend Pop-Up to Try: Black Walnut Bakery at One on One

    We've been waxing poetic about Sarah Botcher's pastries since she first started Black Walnut Bakery in 2013. After a brief hiatus earlier this year, Botcher is back with a pop-up bakery at One on One bike and coffee shop, and if you know what's good for your pastry-loving, bread-fiending palate, you ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 3, 2014

    The best dining secrets around the Twin Cities

    Our favorite hidden culinary gems in the metro

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Big names and a few surprises at this year's Share Our Strength cakewalk

    One of the tastiest charity events of the year is right around the corner. Every year, the best pastry chefs in the Twin Cities come out to support Share Our Strength in their fight against childhood hunger.This year, in addition to having the confections of pastry chefs like Diane Yang of La Belle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Honey and Rye Bakehouse now open in St. Louis Park

    For Honey and Rye Bakehouse co-owners Emily Ackerman and Anne Andrus, food has always been part of their foundation. "We met in 6th grade during lunch," says Ackerman. "Our friend Lyndsey brought our two groups of friends together. We were sitting across the lunch table from each other." Years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Sun Street Breads scraps dinner service

    After roughly a year of serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sun Street Breads' staff finds themselves "stretched too thin" and has announced they'll be scrapping dinner service. Though Sun Street's focus has always been on the bakery, they brought on chef Annette Colon to create the Thursday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 sandwiches in the Twin Cities

    The venerable sandwich has long been lauded as the ultimate portable meal, and yet the best sandwiches are well worth sitting down for and lingering over. We've eaten our way through umpteen slices of rye, torpedoes of baguettes, and towers of toast (not to mention the meats-and-cheeses situation) t ... 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

    November 1, 2011

    Sun Street Breads: Now serving dinner

    Dinner will be served starting November 10​Kingfield neighborhood darling Sun Street Breads announced that it will now be adding extra hours and a new chef in order to serve their patrons dinner.  The bakery opened earlier this year to rave reviews and fast-forming lines. The delicious bread ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 25, 2011

    Sun Street Breads making Minneapolis a baking Mecca

    Nicollet Avenue bakery uses ingredients like house-made granola and locally brewed beer

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Sun Street Bread's Chai Tea Soda: A bubbly, spicy drink of the week

    Bubbly brown soda​Chai Tea Soda$2.50Sun Street Breads4600 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis612.354.3414Our particular version of this bubbly, spiced concoction was made to order by Martin Ouimet, partner of beloved baker Solveig Tofte at their new eatery/bakery at 46th and Nicollet. The Hot Dish rolle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Ten tips from chefs to help you cook more in 2011

    dane brian via​If you've resolved to cook more in 2011, you're in luck: The Twin Cities boasts a wealth of chefs with advice at the ready, and they have more to say than just, "Eat out." (Though they wouldn't mind if you did, of course.)The Hot Dish took chefs' tips for home cooks f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Sun Street Breads' Solveig Tofte: chef chat, part 3

    Martin Ouimet​This is the last installment of our interview with baker Solveig Tofte, whose baked goods and quick laugh will go public again in mid-March when Tofte opens her own bakery/breakfast spot, Sun Street Breads. Today Tofte reveals her pyromaniac side and shares a recipe with readers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Sun Street Breads' Solveig Tofte: chef chat, part 2

    Martin OuimetBaker Solveig Tofte​Today baker Solveig Tofte, formerly of Turtle Bread Company, explains her dream for turning Minneapolis into "a baking mecca." She also shares her picks for the best baking cookbooks, in part two of this week's chef chat. (Read part 1 here.)

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Sun Street Breads' Solveig Tofte: chef chat, part 1

    Martin OuimetBaker Solveig Tofte, making use of her weaving skills​ Solveig Tofte's baked goods are familiar to fans of Turtle Bread Company and Tofte's farmer's market stand, Sun Street Breads. Recently, Tofte announced she would leave Turtle Bread to take Sun Street from summer staple at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Sun Street Breads by Solveig Tofte coming soon

    www.sunstreetbreads.comSun Street takes its farmers market stand four seasons!​After getting her feet wet with a stand at the Kingfield Farmers Market, Solveig Tofte, Turtle Bread's longtime head baker--and fourth-place finisher in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie international artisan bak ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 30, 2002

    Crescent Mooning

    A local artisan bakery reinvents the croissant