It's easy to get caught up in the excitement over the Northeast Brew District, the many new beers on the market, and the wonderful festivals across the state. However, the beer business isn't just taking off in taprooms and at festivals; the booming business is affecting all sectors, notably retail. ... More >>
Hennepin County officials have announced Marion Guerrido won't face felony charges in connection with a November 21 crash that left the vehicle she was driving submerged in a St. Louis Park retention pond and resulted in the death of two young children.Guerrido didn't have a driver's license at the ... More >>
Shaniece Thompson, 25, is the mother of two of the children who ended up submerged in a St. Louis Park pond following a crash Thursday morning -- five-year-old Zenavia Rennie, who died, and and six-year-old Zarihana Rennie, who remains hospitalized and is reported to be unresponsive.THE BACKSTORY: F ... More >>
:::: UPDATE (November 22) ::::Two of the children -- Zenavia, 5, and Alarious, 7, have died. The other three remain hospitalized with serious injuries. Alarious was driver Marion Guerrido's son. Zenavia wasn't Guerrido's child, but was the daughter of her boyfriend. (Guerrido is the mother of t ... More >>
Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7th, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the ... More >>
Last week, Bill Lindeke posted a blog on Streets.MN entitled "Does New Minneapolis Architecture All Look The Same?"To answer this worthwhile yet maddeningly subjective question, Lindeke surveyed three architects. Their responses ranged from the stoic to the adamant, and even drew a reference to a ce ... More >>
Unfortunately for him, the man with the greatest (legal) name in the world is back in the news.SEE ALSO: Robin Hood busted stealing computers from St. Louis Park tech store Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-bop-bop is facing felony charges in connection with a July 20 traffic stop in Washington County, Iowa ... More >>
These excellent metro eateries have been around for a while, but if you haven't paid them a visit, you should
At about 6:00 p.m. on Thursday night, reports from area residents starting rolling in about a fire breaking out at a building near 54th and Lyndale Avenue South in the Diamond Lake neighborhood. According to Fire Marshal Perry Ebner, the exact source and cause of the fire are still unknown, reports ... More >>
It's a boozy Week in Food, as we've found firkin tappings, wine tastings, and cordial samplings take up many of the events this first week of December. Remember to layer all these drinks with some Christmas cookies... 12/4 Celiac suffers don't have to forgo the deliciousness that is Pizza Luce than ... More >>
Orrin Hager of St. Louis Park faces up to seven years in prison for trying to exact some vigilante justice from kids who allegedly stole Halloween candy from his son.MORE ST. LOUIS PARK CRIME:-- Robin Hood busted stealing computers from St. Louis Park tech store-- St. Louis Park man busted driving w ... More >>
See Also:William DeVogue claims to be Bob Dylan's first sonBob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for Tempest, his 35th studio albumWith the recent announcement of a new album and forthcoming St. Paul show, the local adulation for Bob Dylan shows no sign of dying down anytime soon. And th ... More >>
Robin Hood was busted stealing.That's no surprise -- after all, he's known for robbing from the rich and giving from the poor -- but the circumstances this time were a little bit different. Instead of a bow and arrow, he was armed with a demagnetizing tool. And instead of gold or silver, this time h ... More >>
Minneapolis artist William Hessian can always find time for art. The St. Louis Park native has toured the country, taught during an annual residency in Jamestown, North Dakota, and masochistically spent two full days crouched inside a 4x4 box during extreme humidity at the Red Hot Art Festival. ... More >>
Thanh Do: Your Lemongrass-tini is waiting"St. Louis Parks weekends are about to get allot [sic] more fun!" Thom Pham of Thanh Do and the Wondrous Azian Kitchen tweeted on Wednesday. "Big news in store... stay tuned!" The big news is that Thanh Do recently got a full liquor license and full b ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Republic, Wise Acres, and more opened this month.NOW OPEN Republic (221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis) Candy Alley (4813 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis) Casper & Runyon's Nook (reopened at 419 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul) Bullfrog Cajun Bar (1111 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis) Bread & Pickle (Lake Harri ... More >>
A second Sweets, the loss of legendary lutefisk at Pearson's, and more... NOW OPEN Pollo Campero (1570 Robert St., West St. Paul) Sweets Bakeshop II (4747 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis) Urban Eatery (2730 West Lake St., Minneapolis) Boiler Room Coffee (1830 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis) n ... More >>
The return of Heidi's, the loss of Liberty, and more...OPEN Heidi's (2903 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis) The Lowbrow (42nd/Nicollet, Minneapolis) Andiamo Ristorante (1629 Lena Ct, Eagan) University Buffet (225 University Ave. W., St. Paul) Pasta Zola (Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie) Hima ... More >>
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>
Courtesy of TheBeezKneezDeliversMmmmm honey and a bee costume to keep you warm...It's the first Best of Hot Dish for the new year, and the restaurant openings and scandal are practically boiling over. That's a good thing, as it will keep our minds off the chilly temps and persistent precipitation ... More >>
The fast-food revolution starts here?By tomorrow evening, we'll know whether the workers at 10 Minneapolis Jimmy John's sandwich shops have made history as the first American fast-food workers to unionize their workplace.After years of intermittent underground organizing capped by a high-prof ... More >>
The world's greatest?Regular Hot Dish reader and Fuddruckers fan (I know this describes a lot of you) Sam sounded the alarm last week when he noticed the always-busy burger joints seemed to be disappearing. The Bloomington and St. Louis Park locations had replaced their bright yellow signs wi ... More >>
As our food blog, Hot Dish, reported last week, a restaurant chain that recently opened a shop in St. Louis Park called Sauce Pizza has ordered Lyn-Lake's similarly titled Sauce Spirits and Soundbar to change its name. Because the restaurant is a chain, it had already trademarked the name Sauce a ... More >>
Last weekend, Toby Keith opened his eighth I Love This Bar & Grill at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. The measurements are impressive: the 14,700 square-foot restaurant has a capacity of 850, and 38 HDTV monitors for viewing sporting events. There's live music (Tues-Sun) and dancing- ... More >>
It looks like the chickens are coming home to roost for Buffalo Wild Wings. After two years of rapid growth, Minnesota's high-flying casual dining company warned investors this week that its first-quarter sales were flat compared to the previous quarter, and April's numbers would be even wors ... More >>
What's left after the movie attains cult status? "Two Gentlemen of Lebowski," written in The Bard's English.
Minnesota's most popular seasonal IPA goes on sale Monday.
A big ole glass of love.
If you feel like all you heard this week was E. coli, E. coli, E. coli, well, we're not going to tell you to overlook it, but we wrote about some other stuff too.
Restaurants offer shiny new take on their beloved predecessors
The assault included "kissing, fondling, digital penetration, and attempted penile penetration."
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Ali Teymouri, 31, has now been charged with "delivering adulterated food," which is a misdemeanor and could lead to up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
No sign of a recession at popular Greek restaurant
Think outside the basket this year
The Icy Shores give their small screen debut the red carpet treatment
Was it something in the water? Kraig Johnson talks about the unlikely rock incubator of the west metro and leading his own band.
Everyone applauded when the attorney general took a neo-Nazi letter writer to court. But is he pushing the constitutional envelope?