A few weeks ago, we highlighted the hashiest hash browns and bonniest Benedicts in St. Paul. Then we explored every syrup-soaked nook and cranny of the best pancakes and waffles in Minneapolis. But all you real-life Ron Swansons and Leslie Knopes weren't satisfied. You wanted the lowdown on even mor ... More >>
The suburbs are where most of the Twin Cities' wannabe cheaters live, according to new information released by Ashley Madison, which is known perhaps as the world's leading hookup site for wayward spouses.According to the site's "membership per capita" numbers, 9.1 percent of the Twin Cities' Ashley ... More >>
As the rest of the Midwest hunkered down this past winter, Minneapolis band the Parlour Suite (Inga Roberts, Joel Roberts, and Joshua Caro) felt the tug of the West Coast and warmer weather -- namely Los Angeles. Today, the band's transformation will be complete. The trio released their EP Pressure ... More >>
Sushi Fix owner Billy Tserenbat's enthusiasm is infectious. It's hard not to find yourself raising high a sip of sake and toasting, "Kampai!" at any given moment inside his restaurant on Lake Street in Wayzata. He bounds from kitchen to table, engaging each customer about the various dishes he' ... More >>
When it comes to medical marijuana -- or any relaxing of pot laws whatsoever -- Gov. Mark Dayton has said, "I don't think we need another drug operating in our society."SEE ALSO: MNGOP spent $10,500 on study that supports legalizing medical marijuanaHe's also said he wouldn't sign a bill legalizing ... More >>
The new juice bar boasts all-organic, all-local drinks made without bladesBy Emily Weiss
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 >>
Yael GrauerIt's hard to go wrong with chocolate truffles.It's true what they say about the way to a man's heart (or woman's heart, as the case may be) being through the stomach. Even better is delighting a food lover with something they absolutely love, but would probably not splurge on thems ... 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 >>
Michelle LeonFaces bakery offers students pizza, bread, and other favoritesComplaining about school lunches is a time-honored student tradition, but it's a lot harder for the students at Wayzata High this year. The school is teaming up with entrepreneur Kyle Hale and executive chef David Fhim ... More >>
A new suburban concept from the founder of Champps and Redstone (photo courtesy Facebook).Dean Vlahos, the founder of the suburban stars Champps and Redstone, has opened a new eatery called BLVD Kitchen & Bar on Wayzata Blvd. in Minnetonka. Mpls. St. Paul magazine attended the opening party a ... 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 >>
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 >>
Chalk up a win for the victims of Tom Petters' $3.5 million Ponzi scheme: His 6,300-square-foot home at 655 Bushaway Road in Wayzata is under contract to a buyer for $5 million, according to papers filed by the bankruptcy trustee in the case. While $5 million may sound like a lot, it's actu ... 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.
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
A 24-year-old west metro man admitted in court this morning that he repeatedly raped a 20-year-old woman near the University of Minnesota camp ... More >>
One in every 81 births here is an autistic child — twice the national average
The grandpa of all rockrags has been relaunched online by Wayzata entrepreneur Bill Sagan's rock memorabilia website Wolfgang's Vault, based in San Francisco, with Williams himself advising the editorial office out of Encinitas.
A brief bio of the man who hosted Bachmann and Bush earlier this week.
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.