Stephanie March

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Stewart Woodman Returns to the Twin Cities Culinary Scene That Disowned Him

    It's Labor Day at the Minnesota State Fair, and Stewart Woodman is vying for the public's attention. Three days earlier, he challenged fairgoers to crash his cooking demonstration with "the craziest Woodman story." No one does. Instead, the crowd eagerly lines up for a taste of his chicharron and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Hiroshima Hot Dogs: A Pop-Up of Godzilla-Sized Proportions And Japanese-Inspired Dogs

    The folks over at Libertine are hosting their first pop-up, and it could potentially be the king of all Twin Cities pop-ups. On October 24 and 25, the cheekily dubbed "Hiroshima Hot Dogs" will bring guests a selection of hot dogs dressed to the hilt in the tastiest Japanese adornments and named afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Tastemakers, TIME Magazine's "Gods of Food," and why Stephanie March is pissed

    Did you hear about that Time Magazine article? The one that named the so-called "Gods of Food"? While many of those listed were undoubtedly highly influential chefs, not one of the chefs was female. (There were four women on the list of 13 "gods," but not one was a chef.) It was an infuriating snub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Jason DeRusha cover story spawns hilarious memes

    Jason DeRusha is never one to shy away from criticism. Our cover story for this week was no exception. Minutes after it went live, he seized onto an unflattering description of his paunch and turned it into a hashtag -- #bulbouswaist.SEE ALSO: Waking up with Jason DeRushaThat led to a series of funn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Oysterfest: Third time's the charm for Meritage

    At the first Oysterfest in 2011, attendees were either crammed into Meritage or part of the spillover crowd milling about on the sidewalk. Last year, the event was marred by long lines for everything. This year, Meritage's Oysterfest expanded its footprint, brought in a bunch more shuckers, and book ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Borough team to open Coup D'état restaurant in Uptown

    So, what is one to do when your restaurant is packed every night of the week with happy customers quaffing some of the best drinks in the city while filling their bellies with your innovative menu items? Do you sit back and sigh, content to let the soft glow of success wash over you, or do you head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Watch kid chefs get experimental with their pizzas at the Mall of America

    Think back to the days of rectangle-shaped pizza sprinkled with mini pepperoni cubes that fit perfectly into your school lunch tray. Yeah, we're glad to be past that, too. What would've been your ideal kind of pizza as a kid? This weekend, you can watch kids show off their creative culinary talents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Ideal Diner remodeling and (hopefully) re-opening

    When news broke in April that Ideal Diner, a Northeast Minneapolis landmark and breakfast institution, had closed, the most common response from local diners was a regretful, "I always meant to stop in there." Well folks, in a few months time you may just have your chance to intend to go there once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    New State Fair vendor announced

    Today might be cold, but one day it will be warm and we will again fight the good fight: corn dog or Pronto Pup? A sunny bit of Minnesota State Fair news was announced yesterday. Each year the valuable food vendor real estate is fought over by local purveyors both big and small. Food trucks, fine di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Joe's Garage closing. Who's moving in?

    They had a rooftop patio with a killer summer view long before everyone was slapping a deck up on a building. Joe's Garage was always a popular spot for people (and even their pooches) to bask in the sun and grab a burger. Today, via its Facebook page and Twitter account, Joe's Garage announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Blue Plate heading to North Loop

    The Blue Plate Company is moving into a new neighborhood. The restaurant group that owns the Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, the Lowry,  Three Squares in Maple Grove, and more are known for moving into neighborhoods and bringing in a casual, comfortable dining space with approach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Cakewalk brings out top chefs to benefit Share Our Strength

    It was an evening of elegance and pastries. Share Our Strength, whose goal is to end childhood hunger, gathered many of the finest chefs in the cities to put on their annual benefit. The gala was presented by Michelle Gayer, James Beard Award nominee and owner of the acclaimed Salty Tart Bakery, in ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 23, 2013

    Raku Sushi finds success with tradition

    New Japanese fusion restaurant borrows from a few too many influences, but does traditional favorites well

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Borough and Parlour soon to open in North Loop

    The North Loop dining options continue to expand. There is an intriguing new restaurant and bar taking shape at the foot of the ElseWarehouse building. Borough and Parlour is being run by two up-and-coming chefs and a big-name craft cocktail mixer, who already have our mouths watering.See also:Smack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Meritage Oysterfest: Long lines & a lot of oysters at second-annual event

    They came, they saw, they slurped, and often, they stood in line. Meritage hosted its second-annual Oysterfest with sold-out crowds. The restaurant was all hands on deck, with everyone taking a shucking station, including chef-owner Russell Klein and the celebrity chefs who came to compete in the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl leaving Minnesota Monthly for Mpls/St. Paul magazine

    ​Twitter was sent a-flutter yesterday afternoon when Andrew Zimmern announced that Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl would be leaving Minnesota Monthly for its rival, Mpls/St. Paul magazine."Hopefully you heard it here first. @deardara Moskowitz Grumdahl is leaving Minn Mo and joining mspMag #awesome," Zimm ... 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 29, 2012

    Replacement for ill-fated Il Gatto space announced

    ​That kind of prime real estate couldn't sit vacant for long. After the public stumble for the Parasole Group, when It closed Il Gatto, whispers quickly began that a chain restaurant would take over the space.  Today on her blog for MSP Magazine, Stephanie March revealed who will be moving in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Fish Smart sponsors seafood "throwdown" at Kitchen in the Market

    ​The competition was fierce and the seafood sustainable at Monday night's Seafood Throwdown, which pitted the top two seafood chefs in town for a battle royale of the bivalves. Chef Robert Wohfeil of Oceanaire and chef Jamie Malone of Sea Change went head to head with a basket full of secret ingre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Kitchen in the Market to host 'Seafood Throwdown' competition

    ​Two of the top seafood chefs in the city will be going head to head in a culinary battle to the finish. Both chefs are relatively new to their head toque positions. Jamie Malone is still only into her first (official) year as chef de cuisine at Tim McKee's Sea Change in the Guthrie Theater.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat with the Bizarre Foods czar, Part 2

    ​Local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern is bringing his wildly successful Bizarre Foods home to Minneapolis. The premiere episode of this all-American season, premiering Monday on the Travel Channel at 9 p.m., features Minnesota foods.  (It's the second episode he's filmed in his h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Chef's Night Off: Cook with the area's top chefs

    Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the Market​Kitchen in the Market, the commercial kitchen and class space, is giving you a chance to cook alongside some of the Twin Cities' best-known chefs. The market has announced it is pairing with some of the area's top chefs and local food celebrities for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Scott Pampuch to host 'In Search of Food' TV show

    Joy SummersReady for his closeup​Chef and restaurateur Scott Pampuch surprised fans when he announced this summer that he was leaving his Kingfield neighborhood restaurant, Corner Table, to cook at Bloomington's Minnesota Valley Country Club. Turns out, the outspoken local food advocate was far fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Turtle Bread in downtown Minneapolis closing Friday

    Turtle Bread is toast downtown​Downtown Minneapolis office workers will have to find another go-to spot for their sandwiches, soups, artisan breads, and pastries when the skyway Turtle Bread closes on Friday. Turtle Bread owner Harvey McLain confirmed a report from Stephanie March at Minneapo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Street Eat Awards crowns the best curbside cuisine in the city

    ​The scent of mini donuts that wafted past the gates at the TCF Bank Stadium last Saturday had nothing to do with football. Instead the scent was emanating from the road warriors at the Chef Shack: their signature dessert of fried dough tossed in an alluring mix of spices that include cinnamon, su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Fair Food Fight Night parties with beef and beer

    Fork the power, people!​Back in the '90s, the kids sucked on pacifiers and went to warehouse raves. In the 2000s, they're dancing in photography studios while discussing animal welfare, competing in an organic meat raffle, and sipping locally brewed beer. This Friday, July 23, from 6 p.m. till "w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Now Open: D'Amico Kitchen at Chambers

    Chambers Hotel has reinvented and resurrected.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Monthly mags report on local Burgermania

    MSP and MnMo critics weigh in on the Smashburger...and 100 other patty/bun/condiment combos.