• Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    The Sample Room's Kyle Gage and Francis Taylor O'Brien: "Take the time to do it right"

    The Sample Room has been a fixture of the Northeast food scene since opening their doors 12 years ago (practically thirty in restaurant years). How do head chefs Kyle Gage and Francis Taylor O'Brien keep the menu interesting while staying true to their concept? We sat down with Gage, O'Brien, and ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Mpls native Tim Torkildson fired from Utah school for blogging about homophones

    Tim Torkildson was born in Minneapolis and lived here through his mid-20s, save for a stint working as a circus clown in Florida. (Seriously.) In fact, he even spent three semesters at the University of Minnesota.After that, Torkildson bounced around, including stints in Thailand working both as a m ... More >>

  • Movies

    April 16, 2014
  • Restaurants

    September 18, 2013

    Sweet Science Ice Cream's good chemistry

    Artisan ice cream maker finds a home and inspiration at Verdant Tea Room

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Top 10 chicken wings in the Twin Cities

    Fried food and football go hand in hand. There is nothing like settling in for the big game with a big basket of crispy chicken goodness. We scoured the Twin Cities and decimated the local wet nap supply in search of the very best chicken wings around. You want spicy? We have one that will tear the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon January '13

    OPENBeacon Public House (City Pages review)615 Washington Ave. SE, MinneapolisBullpen Sports Saloon395 Robert St. N., St. PaulBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon December '12

    OPENBeacon Public House615 Washington Ave. SE, MinneapolisBullpen Sports Saloon395 Robert St. N., St. PaulBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. &am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon November '12

    OPENBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. & Hwy. 110, MendotaButter Bakery in new location3700 Nicollet Ave. S., MinneapolisCafe Maude at Lorin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities

    People called them a fad, but as a new truck or trailer seems to pop up every day, it's hard to argue with the popular food delivery system. Many of these new street food purveyors are serving food just as good and sometimes better than stand-alone restaurants. We'll admit it; we are smitten with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Amy Senser received special treatment from justice system, report says

    Amy Senser received special treatment from the criminal justice system when she killed True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong last August, according to a report published by the Pioneer Press. Senser killed Phanthavong last August, failed to report herself to law enforcement as the driver of the vehi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Top 10 sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities

    The Twin Cities may not be renowned for its fresh seafood, but we do have some respectable options when it comes to sushi. With the Japanese culinary staple becoming more and more ubiquitous, it helps to have an idea of which places consistently offer the freshest, tastiest sushi. A hot dog is oft ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 3, 2011

    Gather by D'Amico opens in the Walker

    Featured local chefs rotate through the kitchen

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    On's Thai Kitchen Nam Thok: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 59

    An off-menu variant of Nam Thok at On's. ​Sure, On's Thai Kitchen on University Avenue offers the usual suspects: spring rolls, green curry, pad Thai. But it's worth exploring the further corners of the menu's authentic, home-style Thai cooking and considering lesser-seen dishes such as Pad-Ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    M.anifest and Justin Schell reflect on their trip to Ghana and forthcoming documentary

    Photo by B FRESH​After returning home from a month-long adventure in Ghana (and being featured in City Page's Year in Music review) filmmaker Justin Schell and artist M.anifest sat down with Gimme Noise to discuss the impact of their experiences, life-changing interactions with M.anifest's grandfa ... More >>

  • Movies

    January 5, 2011

    Meek's Cutoff among the films to watch for in 2011

    Also, Scorsese drops 3-D bomb with Hugo Cabaret

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 4

    ​This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 2

    Photo by Erik Hess​While the rest of us slept last night, tucked away warm in our beds, Mark Mallman continued laboring away during the first overnight lap of his Marathon 3, which continues through Sunday.We're picking up where we left off last night to find out how the Marathon is going so far - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain charms at the State

    The lauded bad boy of the culinary world talked smack about his competitors, offered his tips on travel, and, of course, complimented the Twin Cities' food scene.

  • Movies

    January 7, 2009

    Gran Torino: A summation of all that is Eastwood?

    Film seems one of Clint Eastwood's most personal

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Five Questions For... Bill Roehl of LazyLightning

    Pane di Genzano from breadbasketcase
    Five questions for the author of LazyLightning, a South Minneapolis food-saturated blog that isn't afraid to mix it up.

  • Feature

    April 16, 2008
  • Movies

    December 12, 2007
  • News

    October 31, 2007

    East Side Story

    Pakou Hang looks to unseat 12-year incumbent Dan Bostrom in St. Paul's most intriguing City Council race

  • Movies

    July 18, 2007

    Man Down

    Werner Herzog takes his hero-worship to Hollywood with 'Rescue Dawn'

  • News

    January 31, 2007

    The New Voyageurs

    Wherein six Minnesotans brave the Mekong River, whirlpools, and dysentery in a leaky boat with a lawnmower engine held together by toothpaste and cardboard and live to tell about it

  • News

    November 29, 2006


    Stephanie and Kelly Kinnunen didn't quit their jobs, sell off their worldly possessions, and move into a motel in order to launch a new magazine about patio furniture

  • News

    December 7, 2005

    The American Way of Torture

    Local physician and author Steve Miles examines the forensic record of U.S. abuses in Iraqi prisons

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Sugar Daddy No More

    Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers

  • Restaurants

    July 13, 2005

    Thai Uptown Style

    Tum Rup has one thing a neighborhood really needs: Good food at reasonable prices for the people who live there

  • News

    January 5, 2005

    We Heart Huckabees!

    The Everything Movie lands on all four of our film critics' top 10 lists

  • News

    December 22, 2004

    Please, Daddy, Don't Get Drunk This Christmas

    ...and stop smoking crack with Leon Spinks, plus other tales of blue yules past

  • Restaurants

    December 15, 2004

    Pucker Power

    If life gives you lemons, that's a start. But local chefs cook with a symphony of sour.

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Better to Be a Burnout Than to Fade Away

    Flunking rehab, robbing bandmates, pulling a Courtney Love: The Libertines return

  • Restaurants

    July 7, 2004

    The Late Late Show

    Every meal's a winner: An Emburger-free list of after-hours alternatives

  • News

    May 19, 2004


    As a Child, Cy Thao Crossed the Mekong from Laos to a New World. Now His Paintings Are Taking the Hmong People Home.

  • Restaurants

    April 14, 2004

    Raising Cane

    If C&H is the only sugar in your kitchen cabinets, you've got some sweet surprises in store

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    The Movie Lovers

    The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival

  • Books

    November 21, 2001

    The New Guard

    The race to replace St. Paul mayor-elect Randy Kelly illustrates how much the city's east side has changed

  • Arts

    July 18, 2001

    The Canvasser

    Community activist Cy Thao plans to tell the story of the Hmong people in a series of 50 paintings--and may one day speak for them in elected office

  • Restaurants

    December 15, 1999
  • Restaurants

    November 24, 1999
  • Restaurants

    December 2, 1998
  • News

    November 18, 1998

    Death In The Family

    First Khoua Her asked the clans for help. Then she went to the courts. By the time police found her six children dead, she'd run out of places to turn.

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998

    Unbuilding the Boxes

    U of M researcher Walter Bockting untangles the web of gender and transgender issues

  • News

    May 20, 1998

    Tigers' Keepers

    A real-life fairy tale in which the wild beasts are hunted, the jungle is a plantation, and the knight in shining armor hails from Apple Valley.

  • Feature

    May 1, 1998

    Virtual Motherhood

    Is the Internet an amazing conduit to communities of like-minded parents, or a low-fare trolley ride into the Land of Make Believe? You just might be surprised.

  • Arts

    April 15, 1998
  • News

    September 10, 1997

    Main Street

    Wing Young Huie's Lake Street portfolio.

  • News

    October 23, 1996


    Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.