Tim McKee's freethinking new restaurant has rakish charm
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Spanish eatery offers more than just a great rooftop
A benefit with good tasteOrganizers 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 >>
It's a Japan grand slam
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 >>
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 >>
Piccolo, Travail, and more
It's a restaurant intervention
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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!