As per usual, the online community has been eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will make the cut for the current round of Bravo TV's Top Chef; a reality TV series that pits chefs from around the country against each other in a variety of culinary challenges in order to win the title of 'Top Ch ... More >>
The Bizarre Foods star diversifying into a food truck might have sounded on the surface like an attempt to cash in on a fad. For one, Andrew Zimmern seems a touch too busy these days to be working a tiny line in a truck. Instead, this new venture with the eye-popping decor carries his message of alt ... More >>
Reviews of two new casual eateries
Chef Josh Brown has been working in the kitchens of the D'Amico company for almost all of his culinary career. In the kitchen at Gather in the Walker, he's stepping out from behind the burners for the first time and garnering critical acclaim as he does so. Yesterday we chatted with him abo ... More >>
Featured local chefs rotate through the kitchen
Gather at the WalkerWhen it was announced that D'Amico would be replacing celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's 20.21 at the Walker Art Center, everyone seemed to have an opinion. Today is your chance to form a firsthand opinion on how they're doing. Gather opens at 11:30 a.m. today. Rather than g ... More >>
D'Amico ousts Wolfgang Puck from the Walker. "It's true," says Richard D'Amico, when asked about Heavy Table's anonymous report that his restaurant group would be ousting 20.21 from its prime digs at the Walker Art Center. D'Amico says he was recently approached by a Walker consultant, alon ... More >>
Lisa GulyaToday we continue our talk with Chino Latino's executive chef, Tuan Nguyen. Nguyen, who has worked at Goodfellow's in Minneapolis and Wolfgang Puck Café in Las Vegas, is no stranger to the dangers of restaurant work. "I learn from my mistakes," says Nguyen, so he doesn't mind shar ... More >>
Noticed the new Chino Latino billboards? No, they're not as outrageous/enraging as its past campaigns. These billboards feature the supersized eye of the restaurant's new executive chef, Tuan Nguyen. Nguyen, Chino Latino's first Asian executive chef, joins the restaurant 25 years into his car ... More >>
St. Paul's most lauded restaurant thinks big
Image by tao_zhynIt's a long weekend for most of us here in the Twin Cities, and in many ways the next three days mark the end of summer. It's your last chance to check out the Minnesota State Fair, and for some it's the last weekend before school starts up again. But fear not: There is still ple ... More >>
Grilltastic. Hustle chubs--summer is fast coming to a close. Get the last taste of summer's splendor and spend one last night at the Walker's Open Field. Sip on martinis, enjoy free cake, and learn about the land speed velocity of your average kite flyer this Week in Food. Monday 8/30 Get it ... More >>
Tracy O via Flickr.comThis week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.
photos by Michelle Leon A lunch bento box.With a recently opened patio with stunning views of downtown Minneapolis, and a lovely Asian fusion menu by Wolfgang Puck, this is a destination to be added to the list of places to go before summer's end. With an impressive craft cocktail selection, an ... More >>
Art by Curtiss AIt's another strong weekend for free stuff to do. There's dance parties like Wants vs. Needs, and parties including the Red Stag Block Party. Music and art will collide with a gallery show featuring Curtiss A, and the Soap Factory hosts an expo dedicated to the best in comic, zine ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.com Do you like art festivals? We have about 30 happening this weekend. Do you like free music? Yeah, we have that too. How about hot, molten iron? Yep. A giant board game bigger than the people in it? That's happening too. It's an epic week for free stuff happening in M ... More >>
Chris Bohnhoff PhotographyThe chef as still life. 20.21's resident chef Asher Miller is as comfortable making the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry out of chocolate as he is whipping together a rest stop lunch on the weekend. But at the end of the day, this chef prefers a heap of mango salsa and ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.comBeing broke is never a problem with Freeloader Friday. In this edition we have tons of really cool stuff to do. Including experimental theater, steampunk art, several art festivals, and a very special screening of Footloose. Be sure to practice your "seven degrees of ... More >>
(Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.
(Photo by stuartpilbrow) This week Freeloader Friday is all about street festivals. We have Dakota Fest, Highland Fest, and not one, but two awesome Bastille Day celebrations. Add in some live music and tons of other stuff, and you have a completely free weekend.
(Antigravity by Violeta Rotstein. Featured at the "Soo Fuze" gallery show at the SooVAC) This week we've got an ongoing party celebrating pop punk, a day-long zinefest, dragon boat races, and a naughty art show at Cult Status Gallery.
Fourth of July weekend promises to be a good one. This week in Freeloader Friday we have free fireworks, free film fests, free events for families, and more.
(Photo by -Marlith-)This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.
(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 >>
(Image by zzzack) This week in Freeloader Friday we have a '90s-themed dance party, a day-long skateboarding festival, World Cup bars, and a free blues fest.
(Pictured: Last year's MOSAIC street fest)This weekend we have a party on the Walker lawn, a new music venue in Uptown, and two free street fests for kids.
www.blogs.walkerart.org Walker Open Field June 3 - September 5 For years, I've been complaining that Minneapolis doesn't have something like Madison's Memorial Union Terrace: a city-wide "hang-out," a summertime gathering place with food, drink, entertainment, nature, etc. that draws anyone ... More >>
Nick and Eddie dishes up the recipe for one of its classic desserts
They make it, you take it and bake it. HomeMade Pizza Co. is coming to Calhoun Commons.
Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat
Auriga has closed—and so have Five and Levain. Is Minneapolis over?
2006 was a tasty, tasty year. Dara goes through her memory book and anoints the stars.
Jean Georges sets up shop across from Solera while Soho hipsters attempt recapture of Loring Park
20.21, the Walker's hotly anticipated Wolfgang Puck restaurant, is very good in many ways, but not great
The Walker Art Center's addition inspired lunchboxes, stormtroopers, Transformers, and more from talented readers
Surviving the crush, teasing an oracular virtual dolphin, and making sense of the Walker Art Center's reopening party
Sweet compliments all around, except for one big spoonful of medicine to make the sugar go down
NorthCoast, the first of two planned California-accented restaurants, debuts swimmingly