Tim McKee

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Chef Josh Brown of Gather welcomes Travail's chefs into his kitchen; celebrates second anniversary

    Chef Josh Brown of Gather by D'Amico -- the sophisticated modern-American restaurant located in the Walker--has got quite a bit piled up on his plate. In addition to handling all the regular head chef stuff, Brown also heads up Gather's innovative Chef-in-Residence program, where on the first Thursd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Top 10 craft cocktail bars in the Twin Cities

    There's never been a better time to be a drinker. It's become almost mandatory for every new restaurant of a certain price point to employ a master mixologist behind the bar. These days you can't swing a shaker without smacking over a few bottles of handmade bitters. While the craft cocktail movemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque on 'funniest episode ever' of 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'

    Last December, the temperamental host of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy Fieri, and his crew rolled through Minnesota filming new episodes of their show. One of their stops was Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in Stillwater. That episode will be airing for the first ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Fish Smart sponsors seafood "throwdown" at Kitchen in the Market

    ‚ÄčThe competition was fierce and the seafood sustainable at Monday night's Seafood Throwdown, which pitted the top two seafood chefs in town for a battle royale of the bivalves. Chef Robert Wohfeil of Oceanaire and chef Jamie Malone of Sea Change went head to head with a basket full of secret ingre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Bar La Grassa has Italian galore for under $12

    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. It's big. It's boisterous. It's a little bit of Manhattan's Mulberry Street brought to the Midwest. Welcome to Nancy St. Pierre and Isaac Becker's Bar La Grassa. "Bar L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    50 tasty reasons to love Minnesota food

    Photo: Steve Neuharth, Michelle LeonReason No. 11: Chefs like Doug Flicker at Piccolo create food that doesn't just impress--it inspires. ​When Anthony Bourdain last year told his TV audience on No Reservations that his experience at Doug Flicker's south Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo was "far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Letter of the Day: Solera's Reboot

    Change: It's hard, people!​Today's Letter of the Day comes in response to last week's blog post, Solera reopens: Ben Graves gives details on the new menu and decor:

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Chino Latino's Tuan Nguyen: Chef Chat, part 3 [RECIPE]

    Lisa GulyaChino Latino's executive chef Tuan Nguyen tells the secret to his baby back ribs​Chino Latino's executive chef, Tuan Nguyen, is an award-winning chef. Outside work, he is also a typical Minnesota guy and dad: While Nguyen is passionate about "pushing the envelope" with Chino Latino's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Derik Moran of Nick and Eddie: Chef Chat, part 1

    photos by Michelle LeonHis goal: to make good food accessible to all. ‚ÄčAt 24 years old--a time when most of us are/were still getting lost and found--Derik Moran is celebrating his 14th year in the kitchen. Starting at the age of 11 at a small resort in Wisconsin, he moved into fine dining at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Sea Change's Erik Anderson takes our questions

    Sea Change's head chef has known his way around a kitchen since he was a wee suburban tot.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    James Beard Awards semi-finalists announced

    Lots of local contenders named for the prestigious national restaurant awards! Drummroll please...

  • Restaurants

    November 21, 2007

    Complicated Dining

    Saffron, the most buzzed-about Middle Eastern restaurant in the history of Minnesota, offers unique pleasures if you know how to order

  • Restaurants

    December 24, 2003

    A Very Big Year

    2003: The year everything got Big, in both ambition and execution, but pandering lurked darkly in the background

  • News

    May 1, 2002
  • Restaurants

    March 6, 2002

    What's Good for the Goose

    Tasting menus near and far, or what I did on my Winter vacation

  • News

    May 3, 2000