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    August 14, 2013

    Twin Cities chef becomes cheftestapant on Bravo's Top Chef New Orleans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    AZ Canteen's Cabrito burger: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 33

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    May 2, 2012

    The Hole, Uncle Moe's open near U of M

    Reviews of two new casual eateries

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Chef Chat with Josh Brown of Gather Part 2

    ​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 >>

  • Restaurants

    August 3, 2011

    Gather by D'Amico opens in the Walker

    Featured local chefs rotate through the kitchen

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Gather: A first look inside D'Amico's new restaurant at the Walker

    Gather at the Walker​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    20.21 closing, D'Amico confirmed for Walker Art Center food service

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Chino Latino's Tuan Nguyen: Chef Chat, part 2

    Lisa Gulya​Today 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Chino Latino's Tuan Nguyen: Chef Chat, part 1

    ​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 >>

  • Restaurants

    September 29, 2010

    Heartland launches ambitous complex in Lowertown

    St. Paul's most lauded restaurant thinks big

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    8-bit music fest, Hotel dance night: Freeloader Friday

    Image by tao_zhyn​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Russell Klein gets French on Rosh Hashanah and the Walker grills The Week in Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Dance Band, Sex Ed Rocks: Freeloader Friday

    Tracy O via​This week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    The new patio at 20.21--the slideshow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Art by Curtiss A, Wants vs. Needs: Freeloader Friday

    Art by Curtiss A​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Uptown Art Fair, Lutefisk Sushi D: Freeloader Friday

    Mykl Roventine via​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Asher Miller cooks quail at a rest stop

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Footloose, Red Hot Art Fest: Freeloader Friday

    Mykl Roventine via​Being 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Urban Cowboy, Minne-Motor Fest: Freeloader Friday

    ​ (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.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Bastille Day celebrations, Minneapolis Aquatennial: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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. 

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

    ​ (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.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Fourth of July, Ten Second Film Fest: Freeloader Friday

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Nerd Party, Public Display of Affection Night: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    BBQ Blues Fest, Cult Sisters 5: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.  

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Grand Old Day, the Walker's Open Field: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Walker Open Field: the museum's backyard bbq starts in June​ 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 >>

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    February 24, 2010
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    February 23, 2010

    Nick and Eddie's butterscotch pudding: Restaurant Recipes

    Nick and Eddie dishes up the recipe for one of its classic desserts

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Coming soon: HomeMade Pizza Co. - Calhoun Commons

    They make it, you take it and bake it. HomeMade Pizza Co. is coming to Calhoun Commons.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Tuesday is the new Friday

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    Great date night deals break up the routine without breaking th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    GG Allin: The Ouija Interview

    gg_allin.jpgLocal freelancer employs blasphemous occult technology to converse with legendary poo-eater.

  • Arts

    April 18, 2007

    Hot Mama

    Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat

  • Restaurants

    January 31, 2007

    Then There Were None

    Auriga has closed—and so have Five and Levain. Is Minneapolis over?

  • Restaurants

    January 3, 2007

    Ten Most Wanted

    2006 was a tasty, tasty year. Dara goes through her memory book and anoints the stars.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    City Planner: Friday 10/20

    The return of Walker After Hours means one thing: The return of the Targetini!

  • Restaurants

    September 20, 2006

    Minneapolis on the Hudson

    Jean Georges sets up shop across from Solera while Soho hipsters attempt recapture of Loring Park

  • Restaurants

    September 21, 2005

    Good Enough

    20.21, the Walker's hotly anticipated Wolfgang Puck restaurant, is very good in many ways, but not great

  • Art

    May 4, 2005

    What the Hell Does the Walker Look Like Contest Winners

    The Walker Art Center's addition inspired lunchboxes, stormtroopers, Transformers, and more from talented readers

  • Arts

    April 20, 2005

    Lost and Found

    Surviving the crush, teasing an oracular virtual dolphin, and making sense of the Walker Art Center's reopening party

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2005

    Monkey business

    The new Walker building has lots of spectacular angles and a robot monkey's face on its exterior. Oh, yeah: It has art inside, too. At a Walker press preview earlier this week, Walker Art Center Director Kathy Halbriech said the new building is "about relationships." The Center's irregular design d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2005

    The Walker Without Walls

    Or at least office furniture and ugly Teflon exterior The new Walker Art Center opens April 17, and if the opening were anything like Star Wars, we'd be setting up camp outside the steel cube for three weeks. Not only to be the first to check out the expanded exhibit space (10.000 square feet), whic ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 12, 2005

    The Best Restaurants of 2004

    Sweet compliments all around, except for one big spoonful of medicine to make the sugar go down

  • Restaurants

    August 4, 2004

    Wayzata Ways

    NorthCoast, the first of two planned California-accented restaurants, debuts swimmingly

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