Tim McKee

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    July 30, 2014

    Jamie Malone is out at Sea Change with a new venture on the way

    Yesterday afternoon was abuzz with news that Jamie Malone will be leaving Sea Change by the end of the week. Taking her place is longtime sous chef Ryan Cook, who has been working under Malone's leadership for the past four years. See also: Signature Dish: Jamie Malone of Sea Change

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    April 29, 2014

    Bill Summerville, managing director and part-owner, says farewell to La Belle Vie

    When you're entering La Belle Vie, several things catch your eye. There's the elegant chandelier dripping with crystals, the stately lounge with plush carpet and a swanky bar, and often, there is a tall man with dark hair, elegantly dressed, awaiting your arrival. Bill Summerville, wine expert and m ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Gather's guest chef-in-residence for September 2013

    Once again, it's time for the a change of the reigns at Gather. The Walker's D'Amico-owned restaurant features monthly tastings of their chef-in-residence's cuisine, and this September is no different. See also: The Lynn on Bryant blends elegance and coziness

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    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    January 9, 2013

    Union: Amazing dining from the top of the town

    Hennepin's newest multilevel hotspot has outstanding cocktails, thoughtful food, and a lively vibe

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Charlie Awards solicits votes for favorite dish

    Here's an election we can all agree on. The Charlie Awards celebrate the best in Twin Cities food. Last year the awards recognized such local restaurant successes as the D'Amicos (Lifetime Achievement), Tim McKee (Outstanding Chef), and Piccolo (Outstanding Restaurant). For its second ... 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 28, 2012

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

    ​The 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

    February 10, 2012

    Top 10 romantic restaurants in the Twin Cities

    ?The theater of dining is an excellent way to set the stage for an encore, maybe even a standing "O" that extends far into the following day. The only thing you need other than a willing partner is a restaurant up to the task. A perfect date-night dinner is a delicate balance of fine food, complimen ... 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 29, 2011

    Il Gatto: happy hour of the week!/ilgattominneapolisIl Gatto: an upscale urban happy hour ​Has enough time finally passed that we can mention Il Gatto without referring to it as the restaurant that replaced Figlio? It certainly has its own identity by now, under the firm direction of local rainmaker and ... More >>

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    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

    June 7, 2011

    Top 5 restaurants near the Guthrie for dinner before a show

    Meet Minneaplis / Flickr​If you're headed to a show at the Guthrie this summer, why not start the evening with a pre-theater meal downtown? That way, you can park early, enjoy a relaxing dinner, and ensure that your stomach won't start rumbling somewhere in the middle of the second act. While ... 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:

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    February 10, 2011

    JP Samuelson's Sopranos: Website up, now hiring front-of-house positions

    SopranosDo you want to work for JP Samuelson's newest restaurant?​It looks like JP Samuelson's upcoming restaurant Sopranos Italian Kitchen is coming along. Samuelson tweeted last week, "menu is almost done, hope to b open by late march website is up, heres the link to get o ... More >>

  • 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. ​At 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    March 24, 2010

    Bradstreet, Solera, and more: Happy hours for grownups

    Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget

  • 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

    March 3, 2004

    Salt: A Battery

    Great chefs know it: Quality salt adds taste and texture

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    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

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    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

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    May 2, 2001
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    May 3, 2000