It's a season chock full of beertivities, starting Friday afternoon with the opening of Insight Brewing in Southeast Como. The new brewery has a large taproom and will be pouring five beers, including cask porter and bitter varieties, so get there early to try them out. O'Cheez (Friday) and El Taco ... More >>
This week's beer of the week is Rainmaker from Steel Toe Brewing in St. Louis Park. The beer is a double red, offering a deep amber in color with a flavor just as robust as the name and color imply. It's brewed with caramel and dark roasted malts and, per Steel Toe's website, "a torrent of hops." Th ... More >>
The Shops at the West End are cashing in on the beer boom in a big way. Joining Cooper Irish Pub, Figlio 2.0, and who could forget, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar (and Grill? Maybe Toby is just lukewarm on the grill part), is a new outpost of a California-based bar chain called Yard House.See Also:Lit ... More >>
On Saturday, the bakery case was stocked with cinnamon and caramel rolls. On Sunday, the doors were locked and a note was taped to the door. Just nine short months after opening their doors, Taste of Love Bakery are scaling back their operations. That's the bad news. The good news is that they ... More >>
-- Original post from afternoon of May 22; updates at bottom -- One 4th grade student at St. Louis Park's Peter Hobart Elementary School is dead, one remains missing, and two others were taken to the hospital following a mudslide earlier today at Cherokee Park in St. Paul.According to the Pioneer Pr ... More >>
It's a great weekend to venture out in your coats and hats and mittens and scarfs and boots and thermals and woolens and enjoy the local food and drink scene. Here's what's happening this week from the Hot Dish. ~Go wing-dingity crazy with our picks of Top 10 chicken wings, and weigh in on your ... More >>
A group of St. Louis Park residents have been outspoken in their opposition to the preliminary plan for the Southwest LRT route, as it would reroute freight train traffic from south Minneapolis through their community.SEE ALSO: Business community comes out in support of Southwest LRTThe group, Safet ... More >>
There is no better cure for your political hangover than the latest local food and drink news. Here's what's been happening this week at the Hot Dish. ~Legendary Uptown hotspot Figlio has been resurrected in St. Louis Park. Take a tour and read our review.~We share a cornucopia o ... More >>
Valentine's Day is long since over, and gifts of flowers wilted days ago. If you're on the hunt for discounted chocolate, though, look no further than Trader Joe's. Its 32-piece boxes of assorted chocolates are selling for $4.99, a steal if we ever saw one. Flavors include sea salt caramel, yello ... More >>
New location ups the ante when it comes to decor
Two-Buck Chuck could be coming to UptownTrader Joe's is close to finalizing a deal for a store on the corner of 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Lyn-Lake, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Muddy Paws chocolate peanut butter cheesecakeNext Tuesday, November 29, just about the time you've finished stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers, Muddy Paws Cheesecake will be offering you dessert: Free samples of its cheesecake. Muddy Paws is holding its 19th annual tasting a ... More >>
This lamely decked-out car was used in a St. Louis Park shooting.St. Louis Park police are asking for the public's help in trying to find the man responsible for a burglary and shooting that took place last week.For the case, which left a St. Louis Park homeowner with a gunshot wound, cops have a ... More >>
Toast two years with 2 GingersTraditionalists insist the proper gift for a second anniversary is cotton. The look, the feel ... the only problem is, it's lacking in drinkability. Cooper Pub and Restaurant at the Shops at West End is celebrating in better style. Today, in honor of Cooper's second ... More >>
Day boat scallops and grass-fed beef anchor healthy entrees
The last leg of the Cedar Lake Trail is open.Twenty years after the Cedar Lake Park Association set the plan in motion, a two-lane bicycle freeway has finally opened to connect St. Louis Park with the Mississippi River. The last mile was a $9 million pain in the neck, too. The Minnesota Twin ... More >>
Cheap eats at Northeast Social!It's happening again: Restaurant.com is offering huge discounts on their gift certificates when you enter the code EXCLUSIVE at checkout. What does 80 percent off mean? We just nabbed a $25 gift certificate to the Northeast Social Club for $4!
That was quick!100 tequilas weren't enough to keep Ciento in business. The Mexican eatery opened this summer in a former Majors off of 394, just north of St. Louis Park's booming West End, and already Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine is reporting that it's closed. Initial reports put Ciento a di ... More >>
Jana FreibandCrave St. Louis Park's sushi counter.The old workhorse, Palomino, is finally being put out to pasture. The Star Tribune reports that the ever-expanding local chain, Crave, plans to take over the prime downtown Minneapolis space by next spring.
Coming soon to St. Louis Park: Le Crepe Nanou, Wine Loft, and Huey's 24/7 DinerSt. Louis Park's West End shopping complex is already a restaurant mecca, home to Cooper, Crave, Ringo, Rojo Mexican Grill, Sauce Pizza and Wine, and Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. If those aren't options ar ... More >>
Many of us, our friends over at Hot Dish not excluded, have buzzed about Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, which opened earlier this summer in St. Louis Park. "I hear they have a mechanical bull!" "Mechanical bull?!?" "Down-home Southern comfort food? Say what?" "Will Toby really put a bo ... More >>
Yes you CAN!If you impulse bought a bushel of beautiful-looking beets at last weekend's farmers' market or your garden exploded with too many tomatoes, don't fret. Ana Micka's new book, The Fresh Girl's Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving, is here to help you process and store your summer su ... More >>
drinkerific Japalac $8.95 Crave West End www.craveamerica.com 1603 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park 952.933.6500 website The renaissance of classic cocktails continues, this time at Crave in St. Louis Park. From the alternate universe that is the West End complex, this drink is a bit of a ta ... More >>
Every Monday, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant--it's up to you to guess which one. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (be sure to leave your email address--it won't be visible), will be entered into a pool and periodically we'll draw names and award a few ... More >>
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