• Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Minneapolis moves toward deregulating bathrooms, allowing everyone in single-stalls

    An ordinance change that would deregulate single-stall bathrooms in Minneapolis is sailing through the City Council process and should receive final approval next week.The ordinance, which is the work of council member Andrew Johnson, would leave the choice of whether to have unisex bathrooms to ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    New window decals will show diners which restaurants recycle

    Kim Bartmann's Barbette is the first Minneapolis restaurant to receive a new window decal that lets consumers know which businesses recycle. Hennepin County introduced the window decals on June 11 as a way to encourage participation in commercial recycling programs. Businesses that recycle food scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Styrofoam food containers officially banned in Minneapolis

    Styrofoam containers have officially been banned in Minneapolis -- again. The law, actually a re-updated version of a Styrofoam ban that passed two decades ago but was never enforced, will take affect on Earth Day, April 22, of next year. The renewed ban on the non-recyclable, non-reusable, and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Minneapolis restaurant owners react to proposed Styrofoam ban

    Last Monday, the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee approved an ordinance that would effectively ban the usage of Styrofoam cups and to-go containers at Minneapolis restaurants. The ordinance will go before the full City Council this week and, if approved, plastic foam containers w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Andrew Johnson's ordinance would ban Styrofoam containers in Mpls

    Did you know Minneapolis already has an ordinance on the books banning Styrofoam containers? Before he successfully ran for City Council last year, neither did Andrew Johnson."When I was campaigning I would come back late at night and go through city ordinances because when I had worked with the Lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Rock for Democracy Block Party 2012 lineup

    See Also:Zoo Animal's Holly Newsom: I thought Departure was going to be a dudVan Stee on Krautrock, origins, and tonight's Local Current LiveHeiruspecs' Sean McPherson talks music copyright with expert Peter DiColaWith election season ratcheting up, it's inevitable that some political fever is spill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Love Your Lunch Day today at two food trucks

    See also:Top 10 Street Eats in the Twin CitiesHola Arepa Ginger Lemonade [RECIPE]Fork in the Road truck is a labor of loveReusable container company Aladdin is sponsoring Love Your Lunch Day tomorrow. Nationwide, food trucks will be participating by handing out their goodies in reusable containers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 5

    ‚ÄčI don't know about you, but usually the first thing I say in the morning is some inflection of the word "fuck." 

  • Restaurants

    June 29, 2011
  • Restaurants

    June 22, 2011

    Bread & Pickle upgrades concessions at Lake Harriet

    Barbette executive chef created the menu

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Dolsot Bibimbap at Dong Yang Oriental Food: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 31

    Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone pot​It may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    10 memorable McDonald's discontinued menu items

    Ever try an Onion Nugget?​As we researched this week's cover story on Buffalo wings, we stumbled across all kinds of fun facts--including some fast-food products that were flash-in-the-pan ideas, or generally ill-advised. Perhaps some of these blasts from the past even made an appearance in yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Shakey's cancels plans for Minnesota pizzerias [UPDATED]

    Shakey's cuts Minnesota out of its expansion plans. ‚ÄčAre you sitting down? Do you have your inhaler on hand? Please try not to panic, but Hot Dish is going to have to break some bad news: Shakey's pizza has scrapped its plans to return to Minnesota. You've lived without its paper mustaches, play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Reporter Briana Bierschbach on the politics of the taco salad

    Ace political reporter Briana Bierschbach is fueled almost entirely by taco salads.​Briana Bierschbach, a staff writer for Politics in Minnesota, considers the Capitol building in St. Paul a second home during the legislative session, which explains her poetic tweets about the Capitol Cafe's t ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2010

    Car Carols

    Christmas rides shotgun

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Paciugo Gelato in MOA--the best Italian ice cream in the Twin Cities?

    "I scream, you scream, we all scream for...gelato!"​The Twin Cities are definitely ice cream towns--wherever you go, you always seem to be within a cone's toss of a scoop shop. But gelato, the Italians' favorite frozen dairy treat, can be hard to come by locally, and somehow never tastes as lu ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2010

    Cloud Cult's incredible journey brings them back home

    First Avenue to host nationally acclaimed local band

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Reporter's notebook: Skinny-dipping into history

    Answering your most revealing questions about Minnesota's nude capital.

  • News

    July 8, 2009

    At CONvergence, the weird gets weirder

    Minnesota's gathering of the geeks turns into the (LAN) party of a lifetime

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Change the World for Ten Bucks

    You are what you do. A new book offers easy tips for change--and a few food-related facts.

  • News

    December 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Hole in the Wall Fish N' Chips Hits the Spot

    DSCF0034(2).jpgAn off-the-grid shop offers fresh seafood dishes in an unusual setting.

  • Movies

    May 28, 2008

    Cheap Sex, Knockoff City

    Despite the labels and levity, big-screen Sex and the City falls short

  • Restaurants

    May 28, 2008

    The Wings of Angels

    Chelly's fried chicken treats are a little bit of heaven in Minneapolis

  • Restaurants

    March 26, 2008

    Qoraxlow: enigmatic, but rewarding

    The East African spot on Lake is irresistible

  • Movies

    October 4, 2006

    Lord Have Mercy

    'Jesus Camp' pitches its tent in the other America

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006

    New Orleans House Party: Drywall keeps fallin' on my head

    When we pulled up at East Hermes Street this morning, some city workers had the street blocked off. They were sorting through all the trash we had put ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 1, 2006

    Breaking Up with God

    First Nuzhat Haneef was a secular Pakistani. Next, she was a devout Muslim. Now she's a single, 53-year-old apostate--and she's not happy about it.

  • Arts

    July 6, 2005

    The Grappler

    Inspired by his fatherís pro wrestling career, photographer and curator Karl Raschke struggles to blur real and fake, introspection and spectacle

  • Music

    May 11, 2005

    In Da Club: Styrofoam Duck at the Hexagon bar

    One way to battle stage fright: Share the spotlight with a drug-addled duck mascot

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2005

    The Great Steak Hunt

    Taste-testing the best real dry-aged steaks for sale locally reveals a lucky, lucky, steaky, steaky metropolitan area

  • Sports

    March 16, 2005

    When You Wish Upon a Starlet

    WB news flash: Attractive young women want to make it in Hollywood

  • Movies

    February 2, 2005

    Extreme Sundance

    T&A and the ol' Ultra-V make for the ideal American film festival

  • Restaurants

    January 26, 2005

    Horizontal Hunger

    Three of the best lunch options in the Minneapolis skyways prove you can get restaurant quality on the run

  • News

    August 11, 2004

    The Real Grand Excursion

    A hardy band of travelers light out for the big easy

  • Arts

    July 28, 2004

    Book 'Em

    Lit 6 give a story-readin' lesson to the beer-drinkin' crowd

  • Restaurants

    June 16, 2004

    Asian Stars Du Nord

    Two fascinating Asian restaurants, one Korean, one Taiwanese, bloom in the northern suburbs

  • News

    February 18, 2004

    The Mall of Somalia

    Minneapolis's own slice of Mogadishu

  • Music

    January 7, 2004

    Fox News

    How wigs, karaoke, and Fargo birthed So Fox

  • Restaurants

    November 5, 2003

    Crepe Show

    These eastern European cafés may tout their crepes, but you'll stay for the old world comfort foods

  • News

    October 2, 2002

    A Junkie's Work is Never Done

    Ever since his first jolt of painkillers 17 years ago, Curt has been meaning to get clean. Soon.

  • Arts

    June 19, 2002

    The Real Thing

    From flesh satellites to cities of styrofoam: The fine art of faking it

  • News

    September 19, 2001

    The View from Here

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.

  • Arts

    August 15, 2001

    Wormley's Black Period

    In the Eighties he was a rising art star on the downtown gallery scene. In the Nineties he was a stalwart of independent exhibition. Today Bill Wormley is sick, broke, and unsure why he should keep painting.

  • News

    August 15, 2001

    Give me an R! Give me a T!

    Happy to be compared to St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, R.T. Rybak wants to use Minneapolis's top office to sell the city

  • News

    November 29, 2000

    Count Your Blessings

    The lessons of Thanksgiving-- and forgetting them all by Friday

  • News

    October 11, 2000

    Using the Old Noodle

    Twin Citizens go for the gusto--any way we can

  • Music

    November 10, 1999

    Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash

    Storming the stage with postpunk pirates Lifter Puller

  • Feature

    July 1, 1998

    Hi-Dee-Ho NYC

    Miss Richfield 1981 makes her debut in the Big Apple

  • Feature

    March 11, 1998

    The Book Scout

    No job? No personal hygiene? No permanent address? No problem. Today's rare-book trade is the sort of wild treasure hunt that can transform an ordinary hobbyist into a full-time bottom feeder.

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