The Ramen Attacks lines were epic. By some accounts, people waited, with varying degrees of patience, for over four hours to get a bowl of those coveted noodles. At Zen Box Izakaya the winter wait time has been reduced drastically. Chef and owner John Ng just returned from a culinary tour of Japan a ... More >>
Artisan ice cream maker finds a home and inspiration at Verdant Tea Room
Vining, Minnesota native Karen Nyberg is currently aboard the International Space Station, and in recent weeks, she's gotten in the habit of snapping pics of earth from way up high and sharing them on Twitter.SEE ALSO: Astronaut snaps picture of Twin Cities from space [PHOTO] Nyberg, who is working ... More >>
The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>
On a mid-November morning last year, as the sun was still coming up, a woman wearing a long, dark jacket wandered onto Interstate 94.It was a horrifying sight to drivers on their commute to work, many of whom had to veer quickly out of the way to avoid hitting her."Everyone was kind of swerving a ... More >>
Schugel in real life and in CG (wearing a dunce cap).WCCO reporter James Schugel is having one hell of a week. First, he breaks a story about a butcher shop in Chinatown selling dog meat that turns out to be super false. Then, the mistake goes viral. Next the Asian American Journalists Associati ... More >>
Agwa de Bolivia is made from the same source as cocaine.Agwa de Bolivia comes with an all-caps WARNING! that it's made from only the finest Bolivian coca leaves. The signature ingredient is apparently shipped "under armed guard" from Bolivia to Amsterdam where it's stripped of the psychoactiv ... More >>
A first in his career and a first for China, Bob Dylan set off on a tour of Asia this week. Finally after the typical government crackdown that prevented him from playing there a year ago he finally got the go ahead starting with a gig in Taiwan last Sunday and the highly anticipated performance ... More >>
riNux via Flickr.com Food & Wine has a slideshow of some of the world's weirdest restaurants. The spots seemed aimed to kill diners' appetites, whether it's eating on the can (Modern Toilet in Taiwan), in the can (a prison in Italy), or ordering off a coffin-shaped drink menu (Christon Cafe i ... More >>
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