The days for the 400 Bar at Mall of America may be over before they ever really got started.After debuting a sign on the mall's fourth floor back in June, the ex-West Bank venue was expected to open back in July as part of a complex featuring a restaurant and the Midwest Music Museum. The museum ope ... More >>
On Thursdays and Sundays, fans of Ethiopian cuisine can add a small, but substantial buffet to their dining options. The rich stews known as wots and other entrees at Dilla's nine-dish buffet are hearty and often benefit from the extra time simmering on the buffet line. But Minnesota has some top-no ... More >>
In the wake of a recent spate of high-profile crimes, many University of Minnesota students are calling for an increased police presence, and officials say they're doing all they can to keep campus safe.SEE ALSO: U of M student says she saw creepy cop impersonator on West Bank earlier this month Non ... More >>
What he had hoped to be an interim closing has sadly proven permanent for Chai's Thai owner George Zheng. He spoke with the Hot Dish about his decision to shutter his beloved West Bank restaurant.See Also:Former Heidi's employees take to crowd-funding to replace lost wagesConfirmed: True Thai has cl ... More >>
As anyone who has walked through the Soviet Union-esque concrete jungle that is the West Bank can attest, the University of Minnesota isn't the epitome of beauty.SEE ALSO: Two U of M students caught having sex inside the Bell Museum But one of the ugliest campuses in the country? Given the prettines ... More >>
West Bank underground venue Medusa has bit the dust after five-and-a-half years. The space, located near the Cedar-Riverside LRT stop, was an extension of the vibrant house show community in the Twin Cities, and provided a grimier alternative to the traditional (and fully licensed) clubs.Because the ... More >>
The Cedar Cultural Center has long been a somewhat unsung musical jewel of the West Bank of Minneapolis. But lately, the venue has been receiving some well-deserved praise for consistently hosting compelling, eclectic performances by genre-bending bands and musicians that run the gamut from indie-ro ... More >>
It's hard to believe with the reputation it now holds that there was a time when the Twin Cities wasn't booking too many hip-hop acts. Once we were still flyover country to many of the national touring acts, and the local underground scene had yet to rise to prominence and prove the power of homegro ... More >>
See Also: West Bank Music Festival lineup and schedule Would you listen to Red Fox Grey Fox? If you know Peter Miller, you probably know him as the frontman for local band We Are the Willows. Miller's jarring falsetto, as child-like as it is haunting, sweeps listeners along in wistful, dreamy songs. ... More >>
Related:Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueAnyone who has ever seen a show within the cozy confines of the Cedar Cultural Center knows that the West Bank music venue is one of the best rooms in town. And now, for the fourth year in a row, the club will bring the music outside to their ... More >>
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Every Twin Cities resident with taste buds can attest to the fact that we have one of the most vibrant and varied restaurant scenes in the country. In fact, it may be a little too varied- How is a regular person supposed to be able to afford sampling from all of the amazing local ... More >>
WikipediaThe Central Corridor light rail will cross the Mississippi on the Washington Avenue Bridge.Driving back and forth between the East and West Bank campuses at the U of M is about to get trickier, because crews are going to start lane closures on Saturday related to light rail construct ... More >>
Playwright Aditi Kapil juggles dishes from many culturesLocal playwright Aditi Kapil is in a unique position: Her new play Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Tale will be staged simultaneously next month at Mixed Blood Theater and Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut. The play, an international fab ... More >>
Soon-to-be homeless theater at helm of two festival performances
photo via Bedlam Theatre's Facebook pageWord came through yesterday that the Bedlam Theatre has received notice to vacate its current home on the West Bank due to long-planned development initiatives. The theatre has been operating under a month-to-month lease since moving into the building in 20 ... More >>
Newcomers prepare to release their first CD
The posting on the Bedlam's site is rather brief and mysterious, but color us intrigued: A cast of performers will present the work of Radiohead "in an intimate cabaret style with lots of special surprises" this evening at the West Bank theater space. Not to be confused with local Radiohead cover ... More >>
Saying goodbye to the Prairie Home Companion musician
Music and food from Landon, Cornbread, and Caddilac, plus beers from the makers of Hell or High Watermelon Wheat and Brew Free or Die IPA.
No, not all at the same time.
City Councilwoman Lisa Goodman says binge drinking is a problem among minors
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Make room for an extra helping of cynicism
What bugs Jimmy more than the sun? Winter. That’s what.
Whiskey Junction closed its doors at the end of last year after drowning for months in red ink and acrimony. But last week the Minneapolis City Council granted a liquor license to new owner Tom O'Shea.
Put on the robe, light up the firepit. We're having a pagan ritual tonight.
Anyone who's spent a decent amount of time hanging out in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis knows Patrick Ashang. For years the Nigerian-born flower salesman has been a fixture in area watering holes like the Viking Bar, the Red Sea, and Palmer's Bar, notable for his ever-present grin.
Is the Minneapolis Park Board considering selling a prime parcel on the Mississippi?
Is the American press wearing a blindfold? Is the European press anti-Zionist? From Donald Macintyre in today's edition of the Independent (U.K): "Israeli settlers poisoning our sheep, say West Bank farmers" Earlier in the month, the story actually warranted balanced coverage in the Jerusalem ... More >>
Why a smoking ban won't work
A DJ for every club, a mic for every stage: Five days in our own hip hopolis
Ah, the fall rituals of the Prairie!
Developers visit the Gas Works and see a plush high-rise, but neighbors envision a meadow
Wings of desire: Melissa Hronkin explores artistic vision and beekeeping in her installation The Absurd Hero: test flight #2
The education bill's dead; long live the education bill