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    May 23, 2014

    Weekend brew round-up: Lake Superior taproom and Boom Island tastings

    It's time to break down those Art-A-Whirl stages and get back to brewing and serving beer in Twin Cities (and Greater Minnesota) taprooms. This weekend brings tasting events from various brewers around the metro. Boom Island will be at Richfield Liquors on Lyndale on Friday and at Hanover Liquor a ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

    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 >>

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    December 1, 2010
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    November 1, 2010

    The Hanger Room: Take a photo tour of the cozy new steakhouse

    Filet mignon at the Hanger Room​A visit to the Hanger Room is like a mini road trip. This cozy little getaway in nearby Willernie, neighbor to Mahtomedi, is both cozy and elegant. By dry-aging its beef in house, the Hanger Room has created its own niche, one that uses the finest in sustainable loc ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    The Hanger Room's Blood of Christ: a bold craft cocktail in an out-of-town hideaway

    Michelle LeonThe Blood of Christ​ Blood of Christ$9The Hanger Room310 Stillwater Road, Willernie651.429.1477On a quaint main street in Willernie (pop. 523), bordering Mahtomedi, you will find this cozy new steakhouse. The Hanger Room is a lovely spot to have a sip--close to the cities, yet feeling ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon October '10

    Tons of restaurant openings took place last month.​OPEN The Hanger Room, Willernie Poor Richard's Commonhouse (formerly Majors), Bloomington Burkhara Indian Bistro, Wayzata Gorkha Palace, Minneapolis Rice Paper, Edina Darbar Indian Grill, Minneapolis (former Indio) BLVD Kitchen and Bar, Minnet ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Top 5 spots to celebrate Oktoberfest

    It's not yet October, but it's time to fest!​What do desperate hausfraus, meter-long bratwurst, and dachshund races have in common? They're all part of upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations in the Twin Cities. So squeeze into your lederhosen and polish your steins: Here are several German-beer-d ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    The Hanger Room brings a classic steakhouse to Willernie

    Coming soon.​It was an auspicious task--turning a bowling alley into a fine steakhouse--but Nick Miller, co-owner of the Happy Gnome, was up to the task. His newest venue, the Hanger Room, is near completion.Despite the usual delays, a September 27 opening is tentatively planned for the restaurant ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon September '10

    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 >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon August '10

    It's been a busy month in restaurant news...​ OPEN Olive's, Marine on St. Croix Travail Kitchen and Amusements, Robbinsdale Surdyk's Flights, MSP Airport Heartland (move to Lowertown), St. Paul Simple Sandwich, Minneapolis Moe's Burger Heaven, St. Paul Patisserie 46, Minneapolis

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    July 2, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon July '10

    ​ OPEN FACES, St. Paul (David Fhima reboots LoTo) Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group, Minneapolis I Love This Bar & Grill (Toby Keith's deal), St. Louis Park Depot at First Avenue, Minneapolis D'Amico's PARMA 8200, Bloomington Sauce Pizza & Wine, St. Louis Park Mango Tango, Brooklyn Center

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    June 2, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon June '10

    ​ OPEN Haute Dish, Minneapolis Aster Cafe (under new management, Matty O'Reilly of 318 Cafe), Minneapolis Nonna Rosa's, Robbinsdale CLOSED Cooqi, Minneapolis Rizzo's (aka Il Vesco Vino), St. Paul Porky's Northeast, Minneapolis

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    May 4, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon May '10

    ​ 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 >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon April '10

    ​ OPEN Cake Eater Bakery, Minneapolis Cafe Kem, Minneapolis (Eat Street) Fusion, Minneapolis (former Zeno) Kieran's, Minneapolis (moves to Block E) Hubert's Cafe & Sports Bar II (replaces NBA City in Target Center) Amici Pizza & Bistro, Minneapolis

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    February 4, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon February '10

    January is traditionally the season of restaurant closings, and this one's no different. We took a big hit...

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    January 27, 2010

    2010 Restaurant Preview

    Want to feel better about the economy? Check out this list of restaurant projects in the works.

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    November 5, 2008
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