• Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Citizen Cafe in Standish Neighborhood to Become Pilgrimage Cafe

    The buzz is true: The beloved little Standish neighborhood Citizen Cafe is no more. Husband and wife duo Michael and Seaen MacKay ran the restaurant together for six years, and served the sort of crowd-pleasing, scratch comfort food that attracts a neighborhood following -- a sloppy Joe encased in p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Twin Cities Residents Successfully Petition Against Offensive Chino Latino Billboard

    When subjected to a rape joke, we generally have a few options: walk away, confront the "comedian" directly, administer a slap-o-sense to the face, or mix and match any combination thereof. But what can we do when a rape joke is plastered on a billboard near a busy intersection, flaunting its insen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Unideli will now offer bicycle delivery service Thursday through Sunday

    It's Sunday night and you're alone in your dorm room, too hungry to do homework and too lazy to cook. In your food-deprived delirium, you're struck with a vision of the city's best ramen being delivered to your door by a gravelly voiced biker named SK. You're not dreaming. On Thursday, Unideli, U ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 16, 2014

    Soberfish brings Thai-Japanese fusion to Seward

    The new restaurant treads familiar waters in the old True Thai location

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Fasika vs. Blue Nile: Battle of the Berbere beef

    Minnesota is for carnivores. Steaks, burgers, and brats paired with some kind of bread and some kind of side are staples of our summertime diet. But it's easy to get caught in a rut and tire of the too-familiar options and too-familiar variations. This week we're breaking out of our Midwestern habi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Chipotle to donate 50 percent of sales today to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

    For gorillas' sake, eat a burritoPlanning lunch for today? Area Chipotle restaurants will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Como Zoo. Here's what you have to do:See Also:Baby giraffe at Como Zoo is cuteBest Burrito: Bangkok Burrito at World Street Kitchen

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Borough & World Street Kitchen make Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants list

    Well, the time has come and Bon Appetit magazine's Andrew Knowlton has published his list of the 50 best new restaurants in the United States. It should come as no surprise that Minneapolis has nabbed not one, but two spots on the illustrious list; downtown's Borough and Uptown's World Street Kitche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Rock the Garden: Grub Roundup

    Not only did the music rock. Not only did Low launch an epic one-song set. Not only did we endure a torrential downpour, rock the parking ramp and revel in the Husker Du and Sugar-peppered Bob Mould setlist. We also ate very well.See Also:Low's one-song set at Rock the Garden totally ruledMetric at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Dave Ayers: Tim Carr always put the art first and let the rest be damned

    Many in the local and global music community are mourning last week's loss of Tim Carr, an esteemed local music writer who went on to sign the Beastie Boys, Megadeth, and countless others in an impassioned career. He worked throughout the U.S. and eventually shifted his projects to Thailand, where h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Chino Latino's ad for new menu: Is it racist?

    Following the recent rollout of a new menu featuring Indian-inspired cuisine, Parasole-owned Chino Latino is getting some backlash.To introduce its "New India Street Sheet" menu items like cauliflower pakora, vindaloo pork, and paneer omelette, the Uptown fusion restaurant released an ad containing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    World Street Kitchen: A first look

    After years of searching, working cramped in a truck, planning, plotting, and writing menus, the Wadi brothers opened the doors to the new World Street Kitchen. The same concept from their wildly popular food truck has found a home in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood. While chef Sameh claims they are conti ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2012

    Behind Laos's yellow rain and tears

    A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Best pumpkin dishes in the Twin Cities, part 2

    Ah, mid-autumn. The time of year best marked by your level of annoyance with people who are still talking about how great it is that pumpkin lattes are back. But savvy foodies know there are so many more interesting uses for this in-season squash than as a syrupy synthetic shot in your morning coffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    World Street Kitchen Uptown releases more details on the Wadis' new restaurant

    As the days grow shorter and the weatherman threatens us with the white stuff, we're cuddling up to a cozy press release we just received promising that we will not have to spend another cold season without the hearty comfort of a Yum Yum Bowl.World Street Kitchen, the truck from Saed and Sameh Wadi ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 5, 2012

    Cheap eats around the Twin Cities

    A dozen different dishes for under $10

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Rock-It Bike Delivery: Bringing cupcakes, booze, and mice to your door

    See Also:City Pages introduces the Minneapolis Food Delivery MapIf you have ever spent time in New York, L.A., or other food-centric major metropolises, you've probably enjoyed the speed and convenience of the bike messenger services that are so popular there. For everything from important documents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo, Great Waters cask dinner kick off May this Week in Food

    It's (almost) May, and our week in food reflects this most welcome month: Cinco de Mayo cooking classes and a new chef at Gather just to name a few. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January 2012

    ​NOW OPENColossal Cafe(2315 Como Ave, St. Paul)Rosa Mexicano (City Pages Review)(609 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)Little Szechuan (City Pages Review)(5377 West 16th St., St. Louis Park)West Bank Diner(324 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis)Five Guys Burgers and Fries(8360 3rd St N., Oakdale)Eat Street Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Gai Gai Thai brings feisty street fare to the farmers markets

    Try Gai Gai Thai's green curry rice and Thai iced tea. ​On some of these summer days when it's been hot as Bangkok at 9 'o clock in the morning, we figure, Why try to beat it, when we can join it? Such weather is just an excuse to indulge in the Southeast Asian street eats of farmers' market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Gen. Vang Pao candlelight vigil tonight in St. Paul

    WikipediaThe venerated Gen. Vang Pao in the early '60s.​Last night, news arrived from California that Gen. Vang Pao succumbed to a 10-day battle with pneumonia and died at the age of 81. Though decades have passed since he lead the Royal Army of Laos in guerrilla combat during the Vietnam W ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2010: The highlights

    Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Mee Moua is homeless

    Mee Moua surprised local politicos when she announced her retirement from the Minnesota Senate​When Mee Moua announced last May she was retiring from the state Senate, no Hmong American held a higher elected office in the country, and the news caught a lot of people by surprise. But what no o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Parasole's Top 10 most offensive billboards

    Funny or Die: Parasole billboards​While working on this week's Dish column on Uptown Cafeteria, the Hot Dish was admittedly a little disappointed not to see an edgy ad campaign associated with Parasole's newest eatery. Talking to CEO Phil Roberts and VP Kip Clayton recently, we learned that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Dandelion Kitchen cooks up farmer fare

    Michelle BruchDandelion Kitchen launched at farmers' markets this summer​Fresh off a yearlong bike expedition from Prague to Bangkok, the owners of Dandelion Kitchen are still on wheels. The Farmers' Market vendor is parking a bright yellow trailer in front of the IDS building on Nicollet Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Dawn Droulliard of Fabulous Catering: Chef Chat

    courtesy of Dawn Drouillard​ Dawn Droulliard, chef and owner of Fabulous Catering, is not your average chef. Formerly a singer in the bands Interstate Judy and That's What You Get, Droulliard has a rocking style that has translated itself into her kitchen.After moving to the Twin Cities in 1991, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Freeloader Friday August 14-16

    Check out what's fun and free this weekend.

  • Restaurants

    September 3, 2008

    Asian Oasis

    Ronin Sushi Cafe offers relief in the fast-food desert of Lakeville

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    The Hot Dish Preview: 7/4/08

    Hot Dish
    A sneak preview of tomorrow's City Pages Hot Dish food newsletter.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    First Look: Kindee Thai

    Kindee Thai
    Fans of non-intimidating Thai food should jog, not stroll, over to the Mill District's Kindee Thai.

  • Restaurants

    May 28, 2008

    Hmong market Is a Rare Food Adventure

    International Marketplace quietly offers cuisine treats

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

    One only has to tune in to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

    One only has to tune in to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservatio ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2007

    Final Refuge

    Karen immigrants describe their harrowing journeys from the brutality of Burma to sanctuary in St. Paul

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2007
  • Columns

    August 15, 2007
  • Columns

    July 18, 2007
  • Restaurants

    May 23, 2007

    Great Thai Outliers

    Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007

    4/23 Morning Communiqué

    Baby boomers may enter old age in worse health than their parents, fruity cocktails might be good for you, Snoop Dogg almost backs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    2/7 Morning Communiqué

    Malay Muslim returns home after getting on the wrong bus 25 years ago, the Wonder Spot closes, Ted Haggard declared gay-free, the to ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 28, 2006

    Nasty, Brutish, Shortish

    Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down

  • Columns

    March 15, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2005

    8/29: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Jack Sparks responds to Diablo Cody's State Fair post at the Other Side of Country. THESE DAYS Thailand's leader is trying to ferret out a government minister who allegedly had a penis enlargement, saying news of it is aff ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 17, 2004

    Extraordinary Joe

    Thailand's Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul makes films too big and beautiful for plot

  • Movies

    August 25, 2004

    The Accidental Tourist

    Surveying China with Hero cinematographer Christopher Doyle

  • Restaurants

    August 25, 2004

    Heartland Cooking, With Fish Sauce

    Cooking instructor Supatra Johnson connects the dots from southeast Asian farmers to you

  • Restaurants

    December 18, 2002

    'Tis a Gift to be Simple

    Holiday treats from local farmers and food artisans

  • Movies

    February 6, 2002
  • Restaurants

    January 16, 2002

    News of the Weird

    Proof That Inmates Sometimes Take Over the Asylum

  • News

    August 12, 1998

    Silent Scream

    A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.

  • Music

    May 27, 1998

    Yes Future!

    Ousia breaks up. Ana Voog leaves her bedroom. The mother ship of knob-twaddling electronic music descends for a local showcase.

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