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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Filet mignon at the Hanger RoomA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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
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
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 >>
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
January is traditionally the season of restaurant closings, and this one's no different. We took a big hit...
Want to feel better about the economy? Check out this list of restaurant projects in the works.