While it's great that someone stepped forward to revive this kitschy spot and metaphorically accessorize it with a jaunty chapeau, it also means that for new owners Emilie Cellai and her husband, Ben Johnson, winning over the audience of customers who remember the original Town Talk with a glittery glaze of nostalgia will be challenging. In its current state, Le Town Talk is an admirable revival that needs to pay closer attention to the details. Almost every dish is a good value, and the new LTT is undeniably still a fun place to hang out and feel taken care of. Perhaps the rustic meat cuts and the casualness of the execution are all part of the concept, but the je ne sais quoi needs to return for this revival to feel truly cemented. PHOTOS BY SASHA LANDSKOV
Ahh, October... the best time of the year to spot the coolest costumes around town. This year was no exception, as folks got both glitzy and gory as they went out to celebrate the season's spookiest holiday. Here are a few of the looks that haunted us the most this Halloween.
Bobby Raps, Spooky Black, Psymun, and Allan Kingdom performed to a sold out crowd at the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul Saturday night. The highly anticipated debut performance of Spooky Black did not disappoint as the crowd went crazy and sang along throughout the evening. PHOTOS BY MIKE MADISON on...
Northeast breweries hosted the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Halloween Brewery Crawl on Friday night, packing each taproom with festive folks celebrating Halloween with costumes and craft beer. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on October 31, 2014
The reunited Slowdive performed in Minneapolis on Halloween night and definitely dressed for the occasion. Low, sporting beards and sunglasses, opened the show. PHOTOS BY MARK N KARTARIK on October 31, 2014.
Low Dressed Up Like ZZ Top for Halloween
First Avenue hosted their annual Halloween party and costume contest for a sold-out crowd. Hosted by Ian Rans (of Drinking with Ian), the event drew creative costumers competing for a set of cash and ticket prizes. A bunch of local DJs supplied the music to keep the venue dancing. PHOTOS BY...
October started warm and eventually brought its signature chilly weather, but that didn't stop folks from going out and having fun. Here are some of the most memorable moments from the month. Stay tuned for our round-up of the best costumes of October 2014!
DJ Jake Rudh hosted the annual Transmission Halloween dance night with this year's theme: "Scary Monsters & Super Creeps." With a competition for best costume and spooky dance music for the occasion, the Varsity Theater drew a capacity crowd for the night. PHOTOS BY NICK KOZEL on October 29, 2014
In collaborating with local food artisans like Sweet Science Ice Cream, Tree Fort Soda, and Real Deal Chocolate, offering yoga and meditation classes, and hosting tea and cocktail tastings, Verdant Tea Tasting Room in Seward has been functioning as much more than a place to have a hot cuppa...
Insane Clown Posse returned to the Twin Cities on Saturday night, filling up Myth with Juggalos and Juggalettes ready to party the night away amidst lots of face paint and Faygo. PHOTOS BY ADAM DEGROSS on October 25, 2014
Check out our action-packed review of Insane Clown Posse at Myth.
Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae packed Skyway Theatre on Friday night to promote his chart-topping new album Anomaly. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on October 24, 2014
Don't forget to check out our full review of Lecrae at the Skyway Theatre!
The Black Keys kicked off the second leg of their North American tour at the Target Center Friday night to thousands of screaming fans. PHOTOS BY MARK N KARTARIK on October 24, 2014
Check out our full review of the Black Keys at Target Center.