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Step Inside This New Restaurant Inspired by a Southeast Asian Bike Trip

Sweet Chow offers quick service fare to the North Loop Chef John Krattenmaker might be best known for his Minnesota-Nordic food at the American Swedish Institute’s Fika or more recently as part of the Cafe Alma team, but his newest restaurant has a menu stacked with dishes from an entirely different part of the globe. Show More Summary

Celebrated St. Paul Chef Heads Out to Wayzata

Lenny Russo will be the Hotel Landing’s new food and beverage guy Lenny Russo made his name at St. Paul’s beloved and now shuttered Heartland, cooking with local ingredients long through the cold winter season back when that was a revolutionary approach. Show More Summary

Pretty, But Cursed Restaurant Location Gets Yet Another New Name

Now, the Goodfellows/Forum/Il Foro space will be Fhima’s Minneapolis Chef David Fhima has taken over the glittering, mirrored, art deco restaurant space at the base of Minneapolis’ City Center that has been home to several eateries over...Show More Summary

Theo Wirth Park’s New Cajun Eatery Gives Yet Another Reason to Look Forward to Summer

Cajun Twist will open at The Trailhead Theodore Wirth Park’s newly constructed facility, The Trailhead is partnering with Cajun Twist to provide gumbo and jambalaya to park goers on the North side. Cajun Twist began as a catering venture by Teóna Washington in 2015. Show More Summary

City’s First Axe Throwing Bar Is Opening in Northeast, Because Of Course It Is

The alcohol and axe craze lands in Minneapolis’ brewery district Read enough headlines these days and it’s enough to make a person want to throw something sharp or have a beer. Ontario-based Bad Axe Throwing will kill both of those birds with one flung blade with the company’s 17th location opening at 2505 Kennedy St. Show More Summary

Traci Des Jardins, Ludo Lefebvre, Jeremy Fox and Daniela Soto- Innes Are Coming to Cook in Minneapolis

The next chefs for Gavin Kaysen’s Synergy Series Gavin Kaysen’s North Loop restaurant, Spoon and Stable has announced the next round of celebrity chefs arriving in town to cook for his charitable Synergy Series. Traci Des Jardins, Ludo...Show More Summary

Quick Service Southeast Asian Eatery Is Almost Open in the North Loop

Plus, Midtown Global Market gets some soul food and a vegan food truck is coming Mama D’s Southern Kitchen is cooking up Soul food as Midtown Global Market’s newest tenant. The food stall is chef Destiny Brooks’s first physical restaurant, but she has been running her own catering business since 1996. Show More Summary

8 Excellent Downtown Minneapolis Happy Hours

Dollar oysters, 2 for 1’s, mystery beers, mini burgers and more What better way to celebrate the end of another workday than with a drink and a snack? Make sure that hard-earned paycheck doesn’t go to waste and swing by one of these downtown Minneapolis happy hours. Show More Summary

Royal Foundry Craft Spirits Will Distill Old English Style

North’s new distillery has ambitious plans The Twin Cities is set for another addition to its already vibrant craft cocktail scene with the soon-to-be-open Royal Foundry Craft Spirits. The Facebook page promises, “A new distillery that...Show More Summary

New St. Paul Restaurant Intends to Build an Answer to Chef Burnout

just/us is a collaborative effort on 7th Street in St. Paul A restaurant intended to turn the industry on its head has opened in the old Red Lantern location at 465 Wabasha Street North in St. Paul. just/us has its sights set on becoming, “The antithesis to the restaurant industry,” says Nate Docken, the brains behind the project. Show More Summary

James Beard Awards Announces Semifinalists With Plenty of Love for Twin Cities Chefs

Jamie Malone, Alex Roberts, Anne Kim and more are recognized This morning the James Beard Award Semifinalists were announced and there were heaps of love sent in our direction with noticeably more female chefs and women-owned restaurants being recognized. Show More Summary

Heavy Table Says New Nye’s Waters Down a Classic

The review of the classic bar reboot It’s not fair to judge a new restaurant by the iconic one it replaced, that is unless the owners make the controversial decision to use the same name, invoke those involved and are the same people that tore down the original. Show More Summary

Duluth’s Historic Coney Island Reborn as Martha’s Daughter

From pop up to restaurant: Nyanyika Banda begins serving Wednesday Nyanyika Banda has acclaimed New York restaurants WD-50, Empéllon Taqueria and Mission Chinese on her resume, but she made her name in the Twin Ports hosting popular pop ups inside the Red Herring Lounge. Show More Summary

Minnesota’s First Cat Cafe Opens This Friday

The Cafe Meow has cats and coffee ready to go The highly anticipated merging of feline and caffeine lovers is about to open up in Uptown as The Cafe Meow readies to make its debut this Friday February 16. All the rescue cats have been...Show More Summary

Grand Avenue Party Spot Closure Makes Way for Second Red Rabbit

The Wild Onion will close and Luke Shimp’s restaurant will take over It’s been about twenty years of free birthday drinks and bloody Mary’s at 788 Grand Avenue, but as of March 31, the Wild Onion will close. The popular restaurant and...Show More Summary

Como Pavillion’s New Restaurant Could Open this Spring

The restaurant whisperer Matty O’Reilly strikes again The restauranteur behind Republic, Red River Kitchen, Delicata and Bar Brigade is again expanding his small eatery empire with the addition of the Como Park Pavillion, the historic building on Como Lake. Show More Summary

Daily Dim Sum Now Served on University Avenue

Tapestry Restaurant in the former Mai Village will fill dim sum void Dim Sum, the a la cart style of Chinese dining, usually featuring rolling carts of small bites has never been easy to find in the Twin Cities. Tapestry Restaurant,Show More Summary

Essential Twin Cities Pizza Restaurants

Slice by ooey, gooey slice Everyone has an opinion when it comes to the perfect pizza. Thin crust/thick crust/whole wheat or even fried crust? Should the shape be a traditional triangle or a Minnesota-made square? How much and how seasoned should the sauce be? Then there are the myriad of toppings available. Show More Summary

It Sure Looks Like Andrew Zimmern Is Opening a New Restaurant

The celebrity chef hosted a banging party when he was in town. Is he planning something else? Andrew Zimmern was in town Super Bowl weekend for a massive party that appeared to hint at plans for a restaurant to come in the future. The...Show More Summary

Which Celebrity Ate Best in the Bold North?

Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Pink - even Joe Biden dined here over the weekend The Super Bowl hangover is here and it is real. For one glorious week Minneapolis was a midwestern La La Land where celebrities cruised local Target aisles,...Show More Summary

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