• Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Hit-and-run, stabbing, shooting mark unusually violent weekend in Whittier

    This summer, crime has reemerged as a huge issue in north Minneapolis -- not that it ever went away in the first place.This past weekend, however, was marked by a string of unusual violent crimes in south Minneapolis's Whittier neighborhood.See also:Scott Lipe charged with murder nearly six years af ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2014
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    May 30, 2014

    Ask Hot Dish: Where can I find bao in the Twin Cities?

    We at Hot Dish love helping eaters find the perfect dining or drinking experience. In a new ongoing series, we'll be answering your most pressing food- and drink-related questions. If you've got a query, email us and you might see your question and our answer here. Dear Hot Dish, I'm seriously c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Karmel Square Somali shopping mall in south Mpls partially collapses [PHOTOS]

    Around 8:45 this morning, a third-floor addition under construction at the Karmel Square shopping mall at 2910 Pillsbury Ave. in south Minneapolis collapsed, knocking out power in the area and resulting in the evacuation of about 25 people from the building. No injuries were reported.The shopping ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    This year's Uptown Talks was all about the food

    This year's Uptown Talks event, hosted Tuesday night by the Uptown Association, paid special attention to the area's bustling restaurant community. In addition the wide array of businesses present, there were also 19 area restaurants, bakeries and other food related businesses serving up tasty sampl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2013
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    December 12, 2013

    Somali businessman Fuad Ali shot dead on Pleasant Avenue in Whittier

    Just before 1 a.m. yesterday, police responding to a report of shots fired found a man lying on the 2600 block of Pleasant Avenue South with a gunshot wound. The man, identified by the Star Tribune as 31-year-old Fuad Ali, was later pronounced dead at HCMC from his injuries.STILL UNSOLVED: Award off ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2013
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    October 21, 2013

    Award offered for information about mysterious Whittier murder

    Michael Portlance's brother is now offering $2,500 for "information that leads to the arrest & conviction" of someone in connection with Portlance's death.SEE ALSO: Demarcus Chaney arrested for Whittier stranger rapePortlance, 58, was found dead lying near a fence in the 2600 block of Nicollet A ... More >>

  • Arts

    September 18, 2013

    Can local artists turn Block E around?

    Made Here initiative aims to breathe life back into the empty building

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Pizza Lucé Block Party with Motion City Soundtrack, 8/10/13

    Motion City Soundtrack w/After the Burial, Bloodnstuff, Haphduzn, Frankie Lee, and Sean Anonymous Pizza Lucé Downtown, Minneapolis Saturday, August 10, 2013 After going on hiatus last year, the 10th annual Pizza Lucé Block Party returned last night with to celebrate 20 years of Pizza Lucé. The d ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 7, 2013

    Bluestem Bar & Table thrives on organic fare

    The new endeavor from French Meadow hides behind its greatest draw: A responsibly sourced menu

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Demarcus Chaney arrested for Whittier stranger rape

    A few weeks after releasing World of Wireless security stills showing two men Minneapolis police characterized as "persons of interest" in connection with a June 24 stranger rape in the Whittier neighborhood, Minneapolis police say they've made an arrest.THE BACKSTORY: MPD releases images of Whittie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    New late night dining spot to take over old Azia space on Eat Street

    It's looking as though a new restaurant could open up in the old Azia space at the corner of 26th Street and Nicollet Avenue. A new report from the Southwest Journal announces that plans are well underway for Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge, a new late night dining spot set to featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    MPD releases images of Whittier stranger rape "persons of interest" [PHOTOS]

    This afternoon, the MPD released security images of two "persons of interest" in a Whittier stranger rape that happened early in the morning of June 24. RELATED: MPD sends out alert after two stranger rapes reported this week in Whittier area Later that same day, the men attempted to sell the victim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Mr. Mustachio's, a food truck chat

    Things are always changing out on those mean streets of Minneapolis, and the street-eats cuisine is constantly evolving. Trucks and trailers come and go (mostly new ones keep coming). One truck has recently undergone a change. We recently visited Mr. Mustachio's under the mistaken impression that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Haphduzn: I've kind of got a lot of experience with struggle

    Haphduzn recently dropped his debut album Whittier Alliance, a collaboration with Wide Eyes' producer Dimitry Killstorm, and it sits comfortably in the pantheon of the Rhymesayers artists with whom he recently got off tour. A brutally honest and personal record, the straightforward raps come from a ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 6, 2013

    My Thrifty Valentine

    Seven suggestions for a romantic date night in the Twin Cities under $50

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Chef's Day Off: Where Carrie McCabe-Johnston of Nightingale likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Ten Stories About Prince that are better than fan fiction

    "Oh, you live in Minnesota? You must know Prince." This post is for anyone who has fielded an asinine inquiry like that one at some point. Minneapolis resident Charlie Pauken had heard enough ludicrous questions about his relationship with the Purple One from friends back in his old home of Bowling ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2012
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    November 14, 2012

    Nightingale lures Twin Cities night owls

    New Uptown hotspot brings a host of daytime and late-night options to the table

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    North Coast Nosh VI brings meats and treats to the American Swedish Institute

    This weekend Heavy Table hosted the sixth installment of its North Coast Nosh series, an event that features a large array of local food purveyors dishing up a variety of samples to hungry ticket holders. North Coast Nosh VI was held at the American Swedish Institute in the Whittier neighborhood of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Nightingale on Lyndale now open

    After a successful and very hush-hush soft opening on Monday evening, Nightingale, a new late-night spot in Whittier focused on drinks and small plates, officially opened its doors to the public at 4 p.m. Tuesday.Here's a sneak peek at what's on the menu:See also:Nightingale: A new late night spot c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Bike, crawl, and drink your way through this Week in Food

    This Week in Food is a standout thanks to its range of unique events. Whether you like a picnic with your outdoor opera or boozing your way down the streets of historic White Bear Lake, we're confident you'll find an activity to suit your appetite. 8/15 Drink your way through historic downtown Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    The Nightingale: a new late night spot coming to Whittier

    See also:Top 10 late-night restaurants in the Twin CitiesAn old grocery space in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis is getting a late-night facelift, courtesy of partners (both in business and life) Jasha "J.J."Johnston and Carrie McCabe-Johnston, reports the Southwest Journal. Sandwiched betw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2012
  • Restaurants

    March 21, 2012

    Eat Street Social a great new hangout off Nicollet

    The fantastic drinks trump the decent food

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    It's election night in Minneapolis

    Cleveland LeaderTwo special elections for legislative seats happen tonight in Minneapolis. ​"Election 2012" doesn't just refer to November 6.Ready or not, two Minnesota legislative seats, both in Minneapolis, are actually up for grabs tonight. One is House District 61B, which includes the south Mi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 7, 2011
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    October 21, 2010

    Lowry Hill Walking Tour of Healy Homes

    Trilby Busch​ This Saturday, architectural history buffs can enjoy an informal walking tour and photo shoot in Lowry Hill. Organized by a couple of researchers who have been studying master builder T.P. Healy, who designed and built houses for Minneapolis's high society in the late 1800s, the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2010
  • News

    June 16, 2010

    The Killer of His Daughter's Mother

    A Cunning American Boy Becomes a Mexican Cartel Soldier and East L.A. Executioner

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Tavola Fresca dinner series: gourmet in the garden

    ​Interested in eating a gourmet meal al fresco, but not interested in cooking it yourself? Then consider attending one of the new monthly backyard dinners called Tavola Fresca hosted by local chef/gardening guru Nick Schneider. The dinners will each focus on a different region of Italy, inspir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Trader Joe's vs. the Wedge (& Hum's)

    An update from the Whittier neighborhood meeting: Is the corporate retailer asking for special favors that could give it an unfair advantage over independent shops?

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Mortgage crisis: is help on the way?

    A proposed Minneapolis program would offer homebuyers a $10,000 bonus toward buying houses in 18 neighborhoods. It's not all the help the market needs, b ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2007

    Sabri's Second Act

    After 19 months in federal prison, controversial developer Basim Sabri is once again raising a ruckus

  • Music

    September 29, 2004

    Grizzly Adams Meets Tom Waits

    Ben Weaver's strange, eerie music captures old worlds

  • Restaurants

    July 21, 2004

    Space Cadets

    A new Lyn-Lake pizza joint combines do-gooding, fun, and pizza to charming effect

  • Columns

    January 21, 2004

    Not Drowning, Waving

    On working and wondering

  • Restaurants

    June 25, 2003

    Lyn-Lake Conquers the World

    A long-awaited mom-and-pop shop redefines Minnesota highbrow

  • Restaurants

    February 14, 2001
  • News

    October 4, 2000
  • Books

    August 9, 2000

    School's Out

    It's elementary: Money talks

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    Money Pit

    Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapoliss grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.

  • News

    April 12, 2000
  • Books

    March 8, 2000

    Hook, Online, and Sinker

    Minneapolis neighborhood honchos are betting on Tyrone Reed's dot-com dream. But is there an operator error?

  • Books

    July 14, 1999

    Bump and Grind

    An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions

  • Feature

    March 4, 1998

    Open 'Til Close

    D'Or to Door: Punk pioneer Terry Katzman and Garage D'Or Records prepare to relocate after more than a decade on Nicollet Avenue.

  • News

    March 12, 1997

    How Little Asia Was Born

    Bad city planning in the late 1970s led inadvertently to Nicollet Avenue's rebirth as the most vital ethnic

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