New York Times best selling author and forefather of the modern movement against industrialized food is coming to the Twin Cities for a one-night-only event to promote his newest book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation. The event will be held May 2 at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Pa ... More >>
It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>
Some people just refuse to learn lessons, apparently. SEE ALSO:-- Woman cited for driving in MnPASS lane with hipster-looking mannequin as passenger [PHOTO]-- Urinal Cake Man: Strangest anti-drunk driving campaign ever?Abdul Khalid Hakeem Malik-El, also known as Keith Edward Montgomery, was pulled o ... More >>
Who has the best Twin Cities tube steaks?While the Twin Cities may not exactly be Chicago where hot dogs are concerned, we've still managed to establish a pretty diverse sausage scene. There are a few familiar faces on this list of Top 10 best places to grab a wiener, including past City Pages Be ... More >>
Beth Dooley coaches cooks through her new bookA surprisingly un-holidayed week of food events is in store for those looking to get out and get cooking (and drinking).
Swing by St. Paul's Wine Thief and Ale Jail Tuesday night to experience a tasting courtesy of Wisconsin's Capitol Brewe ... More >>
Several new outposts for popular Asian eateries opened this month.NOW OPEN
Little Szechuan St. Louis Park
Osaka Golden Valley
Grand Szechuan Plymouth
Rare Steak and Sushi
Blue Ox Coffee (38th & Chicago Ave.)
Salad Days can be yoursPam Powell, an alum of Brenda Langton's Cafe Kardamena and owner of the Salad Girl Organic Dressings line, has a new cookbook out. Salad Days outlines a few salad-making basics--a useful guide to the various green types, plus tips on washing and storing produce, and sto ... More >>
Shea DesignMill Valley Kitchen coming to the Ellipse building.More details have arrived regarding the new Mill Valley Kitchen, scheduled to open June 7 in the Ellipse on Excelsior development in St. Louis Park.
If you missed the first announcement, the restaurant is named after the Marin Co ... More >>
Tony WebsterThe storm uprooted this massive tree in North Minneapolis.Parts of of North Minneapolis looked like a war zone by Sunday evening after a tornado touched down inside city limits, killed one person, injured more than 30, damaged about 100 homes and snapped trees like they were tooth ... More >>
Hail injuriesWell, the nice weather didn't last long, did it? Less than eight hours after a serious break in the cold streak -- to the tune of 88 degrees -- we're getting pelted by chunks of ice across the metro (even at Target Field). Guess we should be used to it by now, right? Here's a video f ... More >>
The Sopranos move into Ringo's grave.Kaskaid Hospitality, parent company of the CRAVE restaurant chain, is having a busy winter. After recently taking over Palomino's space downtown, the Talebi brothers are planning to launch Sopranos Italian Kitchen with chef J.P. Samuelson, most recently of ... More >>
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, open since last year in St. Louis Park, has been described by one yelp.com reviewer as "Think LoneStar Steakhouse meets Hooters," and by another as "Sucky seriously Sucky food." David Allan Coe has been described as a tongue-in-cheek liberal redneck gay ... More >>
After he was booked, Swanson smiled for reporters.Police say 17-year-old Michael Richard Swanson took his parents' jeep in St. Louis Park on Nov. 15, stole a gun from their cabin, drove to two gas stations in rural Iowa, and gunned down two employees for cash and cigarettes.
He provoked out ... More >>
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below.
Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
Warm up! Two coffee shops and a tea bar opened this month.
Steepery Tea Bar (783 Radio Dr., Woodbury)
Peace Coffee (33rd and Minnehaha, Minneapolis)
Jack's (former Java Jacks at 46th/Bryant, Minneapolis)
Dogwood Coffee (Calhoun Square, Minneapolis)
Falafel King, (former Porky's on Centra ... More >>
Dear Catholic-school newspaper journalists: it gets better.The editors of the Knight Errant knew things were going to get a little hot when their latest issue dropped last Thursday.
The student newspaper at the St. Louis Park Catholic school Benilde-St. Margaret was going to include a staff ... More >>
The least surly thing at Four Firkins: Bryan Buser, amiable answer guyThe Four Firkins in St. Louis Park is Minnesota's first specialty beer store, and after talking to store manager and beer connoisseur Bryan Buser, we're not sure we can ever crack a Natty Ice without some serious guilt. In ... More >>
Jarso Johannes Adem: Part of the problem.Jarso Yohannes Adem has admitted he threw battery acid on his former girlfriend in St. Louis Park because he couldn't handle her rejection
It's the kind of growing violence we usually read about coming out of places like Afghanistan, South Asia or Afr ... More >>
Majors reboots as Poor RichardsJust a week ago, the Bloomington location of local mini-chain Majors Sports Cafe closed down. Next week, on September 8, it'll reopen as Poor Richard's Commonhouse, a colonial American-themed pub. The similar-sounding tavern, or "commonhouse" concept has done we ... More >>
~Per their Facebook page, Town Hall Brewery has signed a lease for a second location at 48th and Chicago and are working on a fall opening. Located right by Cafe Levain, Ba-Gu, The Parkway Theater, Pepito's, Town Hall will add an extra eclectic element to the already hopping area. Plus, their ... More >>
Coming to the southwest suburbsPlans for a third light rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie have won approval from the Met Council.
The 14-mile, $1.25 billion Southwest Corridor route will run through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park and link up downtown with the ... More >>
This week, do something special for all the ladies of the world. According to Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, an exhibit in its last week at the Bell Museum, women provide almost half of the world's agricultural labor. View photos, track food as it travels from field to fork, and learn other ... More >>
We lost our patience long ago with this never-ending battle for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat still sitting empty, but now even Sen. Amy Klobuchar is showing she is going to be pretty ticked off in a couple weeks.