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  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Bands Can No Longer Afford to Practice in NYC

    When Josh Copp moved to 248 McKibbin Street, he joined what the New York Times called "an instant artistic fraternity that is all but extinct in New York." That same 2008 profile made the building in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, briefly famous as a post-graduate animal house where residents partied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Event Shows Why You Should Eat "Trash Fish" and Where You Can Get It

    They've been called trash fish by some, fringe fish or rough fish by the more euphemistically inclined, but the significance is the same: Because of our grocery store bias for familiar species like salmon and cod, other species -- mullet, scup, invasive carp -- are largely left off the table. If yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Agra Culture brings fast-casual healthy to Uptown

    The fast-casual restaurant model has exploded over the last decade, with new chains and concepts popping up faster than you can say "top-gaining market share." But many of these quick-service newcomers have featured not-so-healthy stuff on their menus. Agra Culture Kitchen & Press in Uptown has take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Grand Old Day, 6/1/14

    Grand Old Day with Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, General B and the Wiz, White Iron Band, and Heiruspecs Grand Avenue, St. Paul Sunday, June 1, 2014 Grand Old Day was shaped, but not defined, by Sunday's overcast and rainy weather. Though the showers in the morning and early afternoon kep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Angel Olsen: I'm a humanist

    After stints in St. Louis and Chicago, Angel Olsen's wanderlust has swept the rising folk-rock singer to a life in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Initially gaining traction as a weirdo member of Will Oldham's (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) pajama-clad band, Olsen secured a deal with Bathetic R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Dong Yang vs. Hoban: Bulgogi blowout

    To paraphrase noted poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of grilled meat." While Minnesota lifers know another snowstorm is not inconceivable, burgers, brats, and juicy steaks on the grill are just around the corner. If you haven't scraped your gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Q&A: Five Friends Food, makers of the Fresh Bar

    Try telling Will Handke, Mike Steffan, Austin Hinkle, Ross Pomeroy, and Tom Johnson that friends shouldn't go into business together. The five 20-somethings grew up together in Mankato, MN, separated for college, then came back together in 2012 to bake up to 2,000 granola bars per week under the nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Minnesota's camel milk black market

    It felt like a drug deal. "Stay in the car. I'll be right back." We were sitting in the back of a limousine, our fingers crossed that this would be our last stop. It had been three days, and we hadn't seen a trace of the elusive substance. "Turn the music up. What CD is he playing?" We nodded our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Taylor Griffin of Duluth allegedly carjacked elderly good Samaritan

    From the "Assuming the charges are accurate, how do these people sleep at night?" file:SEE ALSO: Laura Ness, wife of Duluth mayor, rushes to aid man who was shot in head outside Whole Foods Duluth resident Taylor Griffin, 19, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree aggravated assault, auto theft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: September 23-27, 2013

    This week we took a half-step into fall. Sure, we love hitting our favorite food trucks in the lingering 70-degree days of late summer, but we're also getting antsy for pumpkin beers, apple picking, and Oktoberfest. Here's a list of the best of this week's Hot Dish stories.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Twin Cities music fans of the week: Screamales edition

    [Editor's Note: In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise will showcase fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.] Event:Screaming Females with Waxahatchee, Tenement, and Frozen TeensLocation: Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Date of Discovery: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Zula Juice delivery service: 5 questions for owner Renee Peters

    In the last few years, the Twin Cities have seen a major boom in the craft beer industry, but recently a new wave of beverage is stealing focus: Raw, fresh-pressed juice.Whole Foods and the Wedge Co-op have sold fresh fruit and vegetable juices for some time, but the major trend on the coasts is bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Laura Ness, wife of Duluth mayor, rushes to aid man who was shot in head outside Whole Foods

    As she left Whole Foods and walked toward her vehicle around 8:30 Tuesday night, Laura Ness, wife of Duluth mayor Don Ness, heard an argument. Then she heard a gunshot. But instead of running away, she ran toward it.SEE ALSO: Duluth man allegedly tossed Molotov cocktails from roof of Shanty Bottle S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2013
  • Movies

    February 27, 2013

    Jack the Giant Slayer rules

    A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Duluth flooding sets zoo seal free downtown [PHOTOS]

    The Lake Superior Zoo is one of the hardest-hit victims of the torrential rainfall and subsequent flooding that has the Duluth area on lockdown today.According to the Duluth News Tribune, the zoo's Polar Shores exhibit, which housed seals and a polar bear, has been completely flooded out. The zoo's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Grand Old Day 2012: Solid Gold, the Soviettes, and hot dog eating contest

    Billing itself as the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, St. Paul's Grand Old Day is once again set to put plenty of smiles on the faces of Twin Cities music fans this summer, as 16 local bands will perform on six separate stages on Sunday, June 3 from noon until 5 p.m. This year also feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Social House in Uptown: A first look

    Yael GrauerSocial House's Albunai roll: More style than substance.​Social House is exquisite. The decor, that is. The restaurant, however, may still be a bit of a work in progress. We arrived to the buzzing Uptown eatery at around 8:30 p.m. on a Thursday, and were promptly asked if we were o ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 8, 2011
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    June 2, 2011

    Graeter's ice cream--Oprah's favorite--arrives in the Twin Cities

    Graeter's name hints at its greatness!​Missing your daily dose of Oprah? Well, at least you can now drown your sorrows in a pint of her favorite ice cream, as the Cincinnati-based Graeter's recently entered the Twin Cities market. Graeter's is a super-premium, high milk-fat content product, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    N.M. Kelby talks about her new book, White Truffles in Winter

    W.W. Norton & Co.A local author's new novel channels Escoffier. ​Local novelist N.M. Kelby (In the Company of Angels and Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill are among her works) recently finished a book about the life of the famous French chef Escoffier called White Truffles in Winter. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Robert Plant and the Band of Joy at the State Theatre, 4/12/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Robert Plant and the Band of JoyApril 12, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisWhen Robert Plant opened with a funky, schmaltzy version of the Zeppelin classic "Black Dog," I was worried that the show would be a series of classic rock songs made palatable for the adult-contemporary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Whole Foods vegan greens vs. Triple Rock free bacon this Week in Food

    No matter what may come, bacon will be there. ​ The New Year has commenced. Get your 2011 eat on with vegan greens, free bacon, and cheap date night this Week in Food. Monday 1/3 With people packed into the gym like sardines this week, it's clear that losing weight once again tops the mass list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Kanye West's top three recent leaks

    ​In case you've been living inside of a Louis Vuitton handbag, Kanye West is kind of back. In a big way. As in, making himself totally unavoidable. Everywhere you turn, there he is again: popping up as an animated character on The Cleveland Show, closing out the Video Music Awards in the most bomb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Childish Films: Rock and Read screens at local libraries

    Leo the Late Bloomer​Finding kid-friendly activities that don't drain your bank account can be trickier than cleaning marker off the walls. The Minneapolis Central and the Southdale libraries have come to the rescue with Childish Films: Rock and Read. This free program geared toward youngsters age ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Martha Stewart names Lou's Fish the best in the country

    No trip to the North Shore is complete without a stop for smoked fish at Northern Waters in Duluth, Russ Kendall's in Knife River, or Lou's Fish Smoke House in Two Harbors, which was recently named the best smoked fish house in America by Martha Stewart Living. For 35 years, the shop has been wood ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2010

    Forest Mushrooms feeds growing need for fungi

    You might call it a shroom boom

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Ben & Jerry's: Free Cone Day!

    Today is the amazing, once-a-year day when Ben & Jerry's hands out free ice cream cones. Get in line early.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Yes Men take on Whole Foods

    The Yes Men take on Whole Foods CEO John Mackey with SurvivaBalls and their own version of "Oh, Mickey."

  • Arts

    October 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Soup's On: Two great recipes warm up winter

    Leek.and.potato.end.product.jpg In deference to National Soup Month, I present you with two soup recipes--Curried Leek & Potato, and Curried Butternut Squash Soup-- ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2009

    Man rams abortion clinic; buy your own skyway

    All the weird news that's fit to print in capsule-sized bites

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Duh: Poor people have less access to healthy food

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  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    New Seward Co-op is a natural shopper's nirvana

    seward lady.jpg Co-op culture blows up at Seward's new Franklin Avenue building.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Cub Goes Green

    leed.jpg A new Cub Foods store in St. Paul is set to earn the environmentally friendly LEED Gold certification.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Govt stifles growth of local food

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    Farmer Jack Hedin of Featherstone Farms in Rushford recently published a New York Times ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    The Farm That Doesnt Exist

    Critics say Target undercuts organic growers by pretending to be one of them

  • Restaurants

    October 11, 2006

    Spinach, Salad, and the Seasons

    What a dozen seasons as a shareholder in a small farm can teach even the most accomplished cook

  • Restaurants

    May 31, 2006


    Grocer-with-a-cult-following Trader Joe's will make half your dreams come true

  • Restaurants

    August 25, 2004

    Heartland Cooking, With Fish Sauce

    Cooking instructor Supatra Johnson connects the dots from southeast Asian farmers to you

  • Restaurants

    March 3, 2004

    Salt: A Battery

    Great chefs know it: Quality salt adds taste and texture

  • Restaurants

    September 10, 2003

    Mexican Revolution

    Pre-Columbian, super-authentic Mexican where eat street meets downtown

  • Restaurants

    December 4, 2002
  • Restaurants

    January 9, 2002

    Small Business, Big Cheese

    Mary Faulk Makes Magic With Sheep's Milk and Mold

  • Restaurants

    July 18, 2001
  • News

    May 2, 2001
  • Books

    March 1, 2000

    Seeds of Dissent

    Is the debate over genetically modified crops being nipped in the bud at the state capitol?

  • Restaurants

    February 16, 2000
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    July 31, 1996
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