NOW OPEN Burch Steakhouse (City Pages review) Corner of Franklin & Hennepin, Minneapolis Daily Diner Frogtown (City Pages preview) 615 University Ave., St. Paul Glam Doll Donuts (City Pages review) 2605 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis Gigi's Cupcakes (City Pages coverage) 7722 Olson Memorial Highway, Gol ... More >>
When the Sushi Fix first rolled into downtown, there were a few skeptical eye rolls. Raw fish? From a truck? In August? But what those sweet, unsuspecting souls didn't know is that they were one bite away from a new addiction. Soon lines twirled around the open Sushi Fix truck window like so many te ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, new U of M study finds-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date in their own tweets-- Minneapolis is a great city for bald single men, study saysMarried and looking to hook up? If you live in Woodbury and Edina, you're mo ... More >>
'One-fifty-four! One-fifty-four!'That's not exactly the stuff of legends, but it represents the national ranking of Edina High, Minnesota's top high school according to Newsweek's new list of America's best 1,000 public high schools.This year's list focuses on "schools that have proven to be the mos ... More >>
Gourmet pizza is crowded territory around here
All photos courtesy of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy.Demonstrators blame John Boehner and Michele Bachmann for joblessness in Minnesota.U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner took a trip to Minnesota's suburbs yesterday to play golf and rub elbows with some of our state's mega-rich donors. On ... More >>
Porter & Frye's Facebook pagePorter & Frye is one of four new participants in Restaurant Week this summer.Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week, which happens several times throughout the year, always offers a great opportunity to visit an old favorite restaurant that might usually be ... More >>
Not the Taj Mahal, but better than your school.Any minute now, all those families who abandoned Minneapolis and St. Paul for Edina, Minnetonka, and other assorted Twin Cities suburbs "for the great schools" are going to be sticking "for sale" signs on their front lawns, right? Nah. Just kid ... More >>
William Wanner loses a couple of key motions.Wayzata businessman William Wanner didn't want a jury to see security video from the Minneapolis Club that police say shows him sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of a neighbor in the club's hot tub. But his motion to keep the video out ... More >>
This week's coverOur cover story this week describes the varied schemes of Jason Meyer, a Rochester entrepreneur who bilked his clients out of money with promises of huge returns on lucrative investments--sometimes in gold mines.Recently, Meyer was raided by the FBI and the IRS, and he's up on ch ... More >>
Punch PizzaJohn Puckett recoiled when I referred to him as the most prolific restaurateur in the Twin Cities, "Let's hope not." But the founder of Caribou coffee and partner in Punch Pizza can claim a hand in opening over 400 stores, easily eclipsing Famous Dave and his BBQ joints at 175. The ... More >>
Image from Rainforest Action NetworkWho knew showing your rainforests love meant hanging from a skyway?If your commute through downtown Minneapolis was a little bit slow this morning, blame it on the rainforests. That's right. Four activists hung from the skyway at 3rd Street and 5th Avenue thi ... More >>
New this month: steak, pizza, baked goods, Szecuan, and tacos!OPEN Taco Party, St. Paul Szechuan Spice, Minneapolis Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen, Minneapolis Rojo Mexican Grill, St. Louis Park Franklin Street Bakery II, Edina Pizza Luce VI, Hopkins Il Premio Italian steakhouse, Mystic L ... More >>
Out: Turkey. In: India.Joginder Cheema, former owner of the Taste of India and India Palace restaurant empires and current owner of three India House restaurants in St. Paul, Fridley, and downtown Minneapolis (India Express), is bringing Bukhara Indian Bistro to the former home of Istanbul Bi ... More >>
Another day, another steaming pile.Denny Hecker just can't seem to avoid stepping in legal shit-piles. Seems like everyday we pick up the newspaper, the guy is neck deep in the stuff. Like that whole wire fraud indictment earlier this year. Or that time he was hauled off to jail for ignoring ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaThe United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth -- The Big House -- is Tom Petters' new addressPonzi schemer Tom Petters is headed for The Big House: the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. And unless his legal team can pull a rabbit out of its hat and win an app ... More >>
The two of them, their forces combined. That's all I could think about as I ate at my latest stop on the BBQ tour. I'd take a bite of the ribs - good, nice rub, firm texture. I'd take a taste of the sauce - good, pleasant mix of sweet and spice. Then I'd combine them, the sauce with the ri ... More >>
Wayzata-based matchmaker Kailen Rosenberg of Love Life Architects will be hosting a series of matchmaking happy hours at our Best Cocktails winner Prohibition on April 28, May 12, and May 26, from 5-7 p.m. According to info from Parasole, Rosenberg is "holding a search and is interviewing ... More >>
Today's the day. Disgraced Wayzata businessman Tom Petters, convicted last year of orchestrating a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme, will appear in a St. Paul courtroom and find out just how much of the rest of his life he's going to spend behind bars. Prosecutors are seeking a 335-year sentence. His defe ... More >>
Ken AvidorTom Petters hears Judge Richard Kyle sentence him to 50 years in prisonDisgraced Wayzata businessman Tom Petters, convicted last year of orchestrating a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Prosecutors sought a 335-year sentence. His defense team as ... More >>
That's the third highest amount spent by any member of the House of Representatives last year.
Mega-swindler Tom Petters will forfeit all his property to pay back his investors, a judge ruled today.
Police say the Wayzata businessman was caught on videotape molesting a 10-year-old girl in the hot tub of the swank Minneapolis Club late last year.
The Wayzata businessman is accused to molesting a 10-year-old girl at the Minneapolis Club.
The donations from an alleged child molester to a political party that promotes itself as a home for family values strikes us as problematic.
The fall of the Denny Hecker empire continues with the latest news that he has now filed for personal bankruptcy as his auto empire in Minnesota crumbles.
Local French cafes will make you say, "Ooh la la!"
Anyone on the market for a $7.8 million home? We didn't think so. But if you are, you can possibly bask in the Ponzi glory of local businessman Tom Petters.
Grab your ice cream bibs, round up a gang of friends and flex those tongue muscles. It's almost Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's.
Catch up on recent openings and closings, plus what's coming soon...
Peanut allergy sufferers have another worry: whether flying Northwest is a death wish. The airline is reinstating their peanut snacks as they continue to merge with Delta and some customers are pretty pissed off.
America's gloomy economic prospects aren't all bad. The financial meltdown is bringing ... More >>
Long Lake supper club focuses on comfort, affordability
The grande dame of French dining in St. Paul gives its fabulous fare a new look
One in every 81 births here is an autistic child — twice the national average
Diners hungry for a place to linger over their meals have a home in Kingfield
How cruising the western suburbs can lead to a great rock band, and other secrets from a Jeep tour of the Twin Cities with the Hold Steady's Craig Finn
A social worker acts as your matchmaker. Your parents can veto your beloved. Society wants you to stay chaste. That's dating life for people with developmental disabilities.
With The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, director Luis Buñuel served the have-lots their just deserts
Minneapolis neighborhood honchos are betting on Tyrone Reed's dot-com dream. But is there an operator error?
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