In its newest iteration, Corner Table ventures down South -- geographically, a few blocks down Nicollet to 46th, and in influence, further into the deep culinary traditions of the American South. Cradling Boemer’s signature crispy pork belly, for instance, is a tart and tangy chow chow, a pickled relish popular in the South, and the country fried rabbit served over a sweet potato waffle -- a brunch standout -- is a twist on the fried chicken and waffle craze. Brunch itself is new to Corner Table, and executed with a pro's grasp of the sweet-savory balance, as in the Doughnut Benedict, one of six Benedicts on the brunch menu, which combines molasses toffee glazed doughnuts, salty pork belly, and poached eggs. Corner Table does not have a liquor license, but the team has whipped up a few aperitif-based cocktails for brunch, including a Michelada, a savory bloody Mary-like drink made with Pilsener and the extremely tart and refreshing Rhubarb of the Moment made with rhubarb shrubs, a dry spring cava, and lemon peel. The new set-up also features two patio areas, elegant decor, and much improved acoustics by way of a cozy, tall-backed booths. PHOTOS BY ALMA GUZMAN
Glam pop rockers Neon Trees lit up a packed First Avenue with a massive LED stage set as the all age crowd soaked it all in and never stopped grooving. New Jersey's Smallpools and duo Nightmare and the Cat opened it all up. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on June 23, 2014
The Minnesota Street Rod Association held the annual Back to the 50s car show at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Classic car collectors and enthusiasts came out to celebrate their love of vintage autos, with some even clad in old-school rockabilly fashion. PHOTOS BY PATTY GROVER on June 21, 2014
In the middle of a parking lot lay 25,000 pounds of rotting tomatoes... Once the gate was swung open -- signaling the start of the 2014 Tomato Royale -- a few hundred people could not wait to cover each other with the smelly red fruit. PHOTOS BY RYAN SIVERSON on June 21, 2014
An estimated 4,500 people showed up to watch, or take part in the first-ever “Great Bull Run” in Minnesota. Many brave souls entered the quarter mile dirt track, most equipped with a GoPro or cellphone, with hopes to capturing a selfie with one of the bulls. PHOTOS BY RYAN SIVERSON on June 21,...
We got a few brave souls to try out some natural beauty products... namely, food. Take a step-by-step peek behind the scenes as our models got covered in everything from oatmeal to sour cream.
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Despite the threat of rain, thousands of Twin Cities music fans packed the Walker Art Center's Open Field for the first two-day Rock the Garden with Spoon, Guided by Voices, Dessa, Kurt Vile, and Valerie June performing. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on June 22, 2014
Saturday's Rock the Garden kicked off with two local favorites, Lizzo & Jeremy Messersmith. A sun-soaked set from Best Coast was next, followed by the always energized Matt & Kim, with headliners De La Soul bringing the day to a close. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on June 21, 2014
An undisputed fan favorite, it seemed inevitable that food truck Hola Arepa would spin its meals on wheels into a full-fledged restaurant. Start with the arepitas -- lightly fried arepa dough filled with chevre, chopped peppers, and served with quince jam -- and then move on to the shiitake...
The sun finally came out and so did folks ready to enjoy the weather after a gloomy start to the weekend. People got to check out art, food, music, and more near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. PHOTOS BY PATTY GROVER and TAHIEL JIMENEZ on June 15, 2014