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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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.
(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 >>
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 >>