Oh, the weather outside. It's not yet frightful, but it's no longer completely delightful. But we hardy folk are not deterred by winter temps. We're smart enough to recognize that coziness is a limited-season indulgence too, one we prefer to partake in with fantastic food and boozy beverages. T ... More >>
We distill what local watering holes serve up the best Scotch, gin, tequila, vodka, and more
The Goldilocks restaurant space at the base of Le Meridian hotel has had a bit of difficulty finding the perfect fit. First, nationally known chef Jean Georges Vongerichten came and went, then the D'Amicos tried their hand. Now we know the third restaurant that will move into the downtown Minneapoli ... More >>
Cossetta's overhaul hopes to wake up the city's sleepy downtown with classic Italian cuisine
After 42 years, the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota might finally come to a close
Sharpen your cooking skillsIt's the homestretch before Christmas, so everyone's hustling to get their last-minute shopping and cooking done before the big day. Take time out from the madness to check out one of these great (and relaxing) food opportunities before hunkering down for full-on fa ... More >>
A taste of Provence in St. PaulWe like the idea of starting our week off with a vodka dinner (who couldn't use a drink on a Tuesday night?) and ending it with a swank afternoon tea at the St. Paul Hotel (who couldn't use a dainty finger sandwich on a summer afternoon?). There are also plenty ... More >>
Day boat scallops and grass-fed beef anchor healthy entrees
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 >>
The Ellipse is getting a new restaurant this summer.The Ellipse luxury apartment development that seemingly sprang up overnight at the corner of France Avenue and Excelsior has a new ground-floor restaurant in the works: Mill Valley Kitchen, named after the Marin County, California paradise j ... More >>
Some brandy with your Alexander? The Twin Cities are alive with holiday festivities. Learn the ABCs of beer, trade in the roast beast for General Tao's tofu, and sip on brandy and cognac this Week in Food. Monday 12/20 You drink enough of it--you should try to get to know it. Learn the ABCs of ... More >>
Digital CrushChristopher Janice 4eva Local fashion designer and Project Runway castoff Christopher Straub had a whirlwind day last Sunday when he debuted his sky-inspired line at the St. Paul Hotel just minutes after being struck on the head by a falling spotlight at rehearsal. Straub took one ... More >>
MyLifetime.comHe might have been voted off Project Runway in 2009, but Shakopee native Christopher Straub is a total winner in our book, getting ready to debut 24 looks at the St. Paul Hotel this Sunday in what is sure to be a Fashion Week highlight. We talked to Straub over the phone this week ... More >>
How to entertain visiting relatives *and* have some good eats? Start planning now...
Treat others as you treat yourself: Buy a $100 gift card to The St. Paul Grill, Pazzaluna, Restaurant Max, Tria, or Enjoy!--and receive $100 in free cards.
Should we be sent back to the kids' table with a sippy cup?
It's the anti-festival festival.
At Memorial Cemetery in Roseville, sentiment rules
The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.
Radio Free Chicago: Studs Terkel holds down the microphone at WFMT in 1978.