Tyge Nelson

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2014

    Culinary adventures with strange foods in the Twin Cities

    We bite into uncharted territory from testicles to urchins

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    U2 tickets, a ramen contest, and wind-brewed beer this week in food

    Drink Finnegans, win U2 tickets, feel good about yourself​Will eating Minnesota-made ramen help Japan? What does beer brewed via wind power taste like? Will I be attending the U2 concert for free? All of these pressing questions can be answered by delving into this week in food; after all, tha ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 2, 2011

    The Inn a welcome respite for downtown diners

    Part fine dining, part neighborhood pub

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Inn: A tour of the bar and menu, part 2

    Andy LienChef Tyge Nelson & Tim Niver​ The food menu for the Inn is intentionally simplistic, listing entrees and few ingredients.  "There are five usual dishes on any menu," Tim Niver explains. "Chicken, beef, pork, fish, and veg. We have each of those."  Eschewing the resume-like m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The Inn: a tour of the bar and menu with Tim Niver

    Andy LienInn from the cold​Step inside the Handicraft Guild building just off Ninth and Marquette. Shake the snow from your hair, rub your hands together as the feeling starts to return to your fingertips, and return the smile that greets you at the door of the recently opened Inn. Chances are goo ... More >>