India Pale Ale: The name alone brings location to mind. It's a beer of varied style and story. From floral West Coast ales to malt-forward British IPAs and fruity-nosed Belgian IPAs, each IPA has a sense of place in its recipe. Minnesota IPAs are no exception. We sipped our way through this most po ... More >>
Don't bother asking chef Jamie Malone of Sea Change what it's like to be a girl in the kitchen. She won't answer. Instead, refer to the piece she recently published on Esquire's new food blog, "The Spill," in which she addresses issues of gender inequality in the kitchen. "I work as hard as I can an ... More >>
Today, New Brighton resident Neal Zumberge was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting up a couple who lived next to him Monday evening following a dispute over their habit of feeding deer in their yard, among other beefs.According to the charges, ... More >>
This year's harvest promises to be better than the last
KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
A taste of Minneapolis burger joint Zeke's Unchained Animal and St. Paul taqueria Tacos, Nachos, and Beer
In their White Bear Lake apartment around 3:30 a.m. last Tuesday, Carlos Houston's girlfriend confronted him about a hickey on his neck she didn't give him. But Carlos was drunk and unapologetic, telling her that if she thought the hickey was something, she should get a load of the photos of other w ... More >>
Nearly three years after he was roughed up and arrested for allegedly swiping free samples from the White Bear Township Cub Foods, 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $375,000 in damages.SEE ALSO: Camera unlawfully taken by Ramsey County deputy: "If I end up on YouTube, I'm ... More >>
Upset with her Apple Valley neighbor, Branda Sanchez devised a creative scheme to get back at her: signing her up for 23 magazine subscriptions to the tune of $520.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake neighbor from hell is a Met Council executive assistantBut police eventually figured out that Sanchez, 50, was ... More >>
Mouthwatering French cuisine makes it big in St. Paul
This week marks 10 years since the national release of Minneapolis rock heroes Flipp's Volume. Known for their incredible promotional stunts, the band celebrated the release by playing full concerts in three lucky fans' garages in one day. I happened to be one of those lucky fans. Ten years later, I ... More >>
The return of Heidi's, the loss of Liberty, and more...OPEN Heidi's (2903 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis) The Lowbrow (42nd/Nicollet, Minneapolis) Andiamo Ristorante (1629 Lena Ct, Eagan) University Buffet (225 University Ave. W., St. Paul) Pasta Zola (Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie) Hima ... More >>
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>
courtesy of David LaRochelleMinnesota author David LaRochelle illustrates children's books and pumpkins. See a slideshow of LaRochelle's amazing artIf your idea of carving pumpkins involves the typical triangle eyes and a crude gap-toothed smile, prepare to have your mind expanded. David LaRo ... More >>
(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>
OPEN Raku, Edina Amore Coffee West, St. Paul Darby O'Ragen's, Minneapolis (former J.J.'s Dry Dock) Caribe, St. Paul (transition from Jay's Cafe) Forum, Minneapolis (former Goodfellow's) Swirl Wine Bar, Afton (w/Afton House Inn) Ringo's, St. Louis Park Tavern Grill, Blaine Twisted Fork, St. P ... More >>
Gordon WeaverGordon Weaver, who's now been convicted twice of killing his wife in 1999 at their White Bear Lake home,
The land of 10,000 lakes, hockey rinks and ski trails will be well represented in this winter's Olympics.
Discarded album revives forgotten chapter of Minneapolis music history
A rundown of restaurants that opened, closed, and are coming soon
Ville Thao and John Vang: Asians don't just want to party with Asians
An interview with the comedy curators of horrible (and hilarious) VHS castoffs.
Openings were few, but there's a lot of cool stuff on the drawing board...
A massive slew of openings this month, from Anchor Fish & Chips to Lyndale Tap House...
Only a few closings and lots great to anticipate this month...
For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée
DFLers gain lege seats in the 'burbs, courtesy, in part, of TakeAction Minnesota
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the
The miserable stories you long to hear from the people you never want to call
With French food and Belgian beers, St. Paul's new Margaux puts a little spring in the city's step
Picked to Click XV
Homegrown shortbread and scone baker Amy Goetz makes her mark with sugar, spice, and everything nice
Three Minnesota gems with ice cream cakes and frozen pies prove you can have your cake and lick it too
Andersen Windows had $2 billion in sales last year. And next year, a new Pawlenty administration program will give the company a big tax break.
The Twin Cities-based Northwest Area Foundation has a $450 million endowment to use on charitable programs. So why has it been nearly invisible for years?
Your faithful scribe pursues ghost-of-Christmas-present Paul Magers
A whiff of today's teen spirit
Churning out creamy goodness in Hope, Minnesota
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
Swelling monsterplexes. Bankrupt chains. Cutthroat competition. A glut of screens leaves the national and local movie-theater business reeling.
Instead of a 12-year prison sentence, Judge James Campbell gave an attempted murderer a few months in the workhouse. And he can't understand why everyone's so upset about it.
In the murky underground of patriots, tax resisters, and cash-strapped working stiffs, Karl Granse's basement is Law Central. Now he's about to watch his most famous
Battling Satan: Anti-Manson activists praying last week at the Metrodome