Tim McKee

  • Restaurants

    August 27, 2014

    Libertine brings spark to former Cafeteria space in Uptown

    Tim McKee's freethinking new restaurant has rakish charm

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    August 1, 2014

    Libertine brings roasted meats and great service to Uptown

    From announcement to opening, it only took a matter of weeks for noted chef and restaurateur Tim McKee to take over Uptown Cafeteria and introduce a new, more sophisticated concept. During construction they kept the rooftop patio -- one of the chicest in this neighborhood -- open for business and ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Chef Tim McKee dishes on his new Uptown restaurant, Libertine

    If the last few years have seen a boom in the North Loop's dining options, this year might be Uptown's time to shine. And with restaurants like Coup d'Etat and Hammer & Sickle, plus nearby World Street Kitchen and the newly opened Heyday, it's no surprise that the big dog himself, James Beard Aw ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    New restaurant coming from Tim McKee and Parasole

    It was back in 2011 that Tim McKee first joined Parasole as VP of Culinary Development. In that time, he has worked with them on several restaurants, bringing in chefs from his stable of talent to run the kitchen at Chino Latino and Il Gatto and helping open several other restaurants like Uptown Caf ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Win tickets to Monday's HOTlist event

    This Monday evening some of the most talented culinary minds will be gathering at the Guthrie Theater to raise money and awareness about childhood hunger. As these folks so often do, they will be bringing the fruits of their labor to share with ticket holders. While tickets are still available for p ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Thomas Keller and Bouchon Bakery coming to La Belle Vie

    Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel of Bouchon will be stopping in town to promote their new Bouchon Bakery cookbook along with a little help from local celebrity chefs Andrew Zimmern and Tim McKee. A very special book signing will take place at La Belle Vie, and you're invited.See Also:2013 Best Des ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    La Belle Vie throws fabulous birthday fête

    La Belle Vie, widely recognized as the pinnacle of Minnesota fine-dining threw itself a birthday party to celebrate its 15 years, inviting the well-to-do to mix with the well-known chefs both present and past who have contributed to the success of this storied restaurant.  The Hot Dish was luck ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: February 25-March 1, 2013

    And again we find ourselves at the end of another fine week of food and drink news from the Hot Dish. Here are a few of the week's top stories.~We continue the tasty countdown of our 50 favorite dishes with choice picks from Cajun 2 Geaux, A Cupcake Social, and French Hen.~Go&nbs ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    La Belle Vie turns 15: An interview with Tim McKee

    The most lauded restaurant in Minnesota is turning 15 years old this year. In honor of the event, La Belle Vie's James Beard Award-winning chef Tim McKee is hosting a party on Sunday, March 24. A collection of chefs who have passed through the kitchen in both its current and the original Stillwater ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    James Beard Award semi-finalists announced

    Today the James Beard Award semi-finalists were announced. The food world's annual answer to the Oscars recognizes the best in the business. Winners carry the proud title throughout their career. Past local honorees include the likes of Isaac Becker, Alex Roberts, and Tim McKee. This year's list inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Jim Christiansen of Union: Chef Chat, part 1

    We almost lost him. A local boy, born and raised, chef Jim Christiansen garnered great reviews as a chef and a member of Tim McKee's team. However, when Il Gatto, where he was chef, went under, he followed a former coworker to work for a while in Denmark, at the famed Noma.  Hungry diners need ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Masu Sushi and Robata at Mall of America: a first look

    See also:Masu Sushi Mall of America has an opening dateBest Japanese Restaurant: Masu Sushi & RobataMasu Sushi & Robata goes the extra mile for happy hourTurn your head away from the steady stream of shoppers and it's not hard to imagine that the new Mall of America restaurant is the Nordeas ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Masu Sushi Mall of America has an opening date

    See Also: Masu Sushi makes list of best new American sushi restaurantsBest of the Twin Cities: Best Japanese Restaurant -- 2012 Dining options at the mega mall are about to get a little hipper. The Best Japanese restaurant of last year is getting a suburban sibling. The menu will be nearly identica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Sea Change's Raw Bar boasts $12-and-under beauties

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. When Tim McKee opened Sea Change in 2009, it came with a pledge of sustainability: to use seafood secured in a manner that wouldn't damage the environment. We Minnesotan ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    La Belle Vie offers exquisite fare for $12 or less in the Lounge

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. Tim McKee's fingerprints are scattered around the Twin Cities. And we all eat better because of it. The first Minnesotan to be anointed Best Chef: Midwest by the James Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Masu Sushi to open in former Soul Daddy space at Mall of America

    ​Mpls/St. Paul Magazine broke the news that popular Northeast sushi joint Masu Sushi and Robata, a restaurant created under the guidance and consultation of Tim McKee, will open a second location. Interestingly enough, it's slated to make its home at the former Soul Daddy space in the Mall of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Out of the Inn--where are they now?

    What has happened to the talented staff since the Inn closed its doors?​Certain restaurants create a mythology that lives on long after the lights have gone out. These restaurants become a symbol of a special place and time, a nostalgia that inspires late-night tales over too many cocktails of "Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Charlie Awards honor Twin Cities restaurants and food professionals

    ​The stage was set with a long white-linen-covered table, holding gleaming covered trays.  Beneath them were the trophy plates inscribed with the names of the winners for the Twin Cities' first annual Charlie Awards. Organized by preeminent foodie Sue Zelickson with the help of wonder produce ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 7, 2011

    Solera's sun rises again

    Spanish eatery offers more than just a great rooftop

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    July 22, 2011

    Eat Ramen Help Japan event raises money for tsunami victims

    A benefit with good taste​Organizers had told the chefs to plan on about 350 people, but they were blown away by the crowd that attended last night's so called "Ramen-Off" competition, where local chefs vied for the title of best noodle soup. They might have guessed they were on to something when ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    Top 5 restaurant breakups

    Universal PicturesIf Jennifer Aniston were Tim McKee, then who would Vince Vaughn be?​Valentine's Day is a celebration of love. But then, it's hard not to think about relationships that have gone sour. Let's open up a box of chocolates and take a stroll down memory lane of top five Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    What restaurants are the Twin Cities missing?

    Kris DrakeNow that Subo's closed, we need a place for Filipino-style grilled snapper!​While Twin Cities restaurants offer an abundance of some global cuisines, they're missing some critical dishes--and entire regions. Here are five types of restaurants the Hot Dish finds sorely lacking, severa ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010
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    October 27, 2010

    Tim McKee revamps Il Gatto's menu

    It's a restaurant intervention

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Tim McKee consulting for new Masu Sushi & Robata

    www.labellevie.usMcKee does Japanese.​Our James Beard Award-winning Best Chef Midwest, Tim McKee, has been busy not just operating his own eateries (La Belle Vie, Solera, Sea Change, etc.) but consulting with other local restaurateurs to improve their businesses. In addition to his current g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Celebrity Chef Tour Minneapolis: the slideshow

    Tim McKee's grilled lamb ribeye ​A legendary feast took place at Solera last Thursday as a multitude of culinary superpowers combined forces at a benefit for the James Beard Foundation--supporters of all things educational and extraordinary about food. Nine chefs. Nine courses. Here is the team: T ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Celebrity Chef Tour comes to Minneapolis

    A foodie's dream come true.​Dining at the James Beard House in New York City is an experience very few people enjoy. Since chances are slim that any of us will ever be invited, the next best thing is happening in Minneapolis on Thursday: The Celebrity Chef Tour creates the experience of those dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Josh Thoma accused of financial mismanagement; out at Barrio, La Grassa

    ​Rick Nelson reports a big scoop on a local restaurateur accused of "cooking the books." Josh Thoma--James Beard Award winner Tim McKee's partner in La Belle Vie, Solera, and Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque, who more recently entered partnerships with the white-hot Barrio (with McKee) and La Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Urban chicks & Solera with the Gang

    After a month or so of anticipation, our chicks finally arrived! They are the cutest little buggers you've ever seen, and I'm soaking it up because they won't be this cute for long. I have much more information about the joys of chick rearing at Fork, Knife and Spoon, but I had to share the newest ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 30, 2009

    The best new Twin Cities restaurants of 2009

    Sea Change, Anchor Fish & Chips among favorite new spots

  • Restaurants

    October 7, 2009

    Sea Change's Tim McKee brings sustainable seafood to the Guthrie

    Award-winning chef presents creative dining options at the "theatery"

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Patio seating has high price

    Are restaurant owners being assessed excessive fees for outdoor seats?

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    This week's "Best of Hot Dish"

    This week featured Hot Dish revealed some hot dish having to do with the weinermobile.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    James Beard Awards finalists announced

    See which locals made the short list for this year's foodie Oscars...

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Surfrider's guerrila ad campaign targets seafood eaters

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    You'd better hope their "Catch of the Day" doesn't make it to your plate.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Tim McKee set to revive the Guthrie's restaurant

    Hooray! The La Belle Vie chef is set to reinvent the Cue space this ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    The Hot Dish Preview: 8/29/08

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

  • Restaurants

    July 23, 2008

    Smalley's Jamaican Barbeque: Jerked around

    A trip is sometimes like finding buried treasure, and sometimes like walking the plank

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    March 22, 2006

    Have It All, Eat It Too

    La Belle Vie is back: Momentous, stately, and the best restaurant in the history of Minneapolis

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    October 5, 2005

    Really Fine Dining

    Minneapolis is a-changin', and the restaurant scene will never be the same

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    August 27, 2003

    Celestial Solera

    Long-awaited Tapas bar outshines the sun

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    June 18, 2003
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    March 26, 2003
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    March 14, 2001
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    August 16, 2000
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    May 26, 1999
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    April 29, 1998

    C'est La Belle Vie

    I had become emotionally involved with the turnip ravioli--giddy, protective, strangely proud. You've got to taste this, I kept telling my dinner companions. But only one bite. Back off!

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