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The Most Exciting Pop Ups in the Twin Cities Right Now

The most fun and fleeting way to dine. Pop-up dinners are one-time, ticketed meals that offer “experiential diners” a distinctive culinary experience. These events are growing in popularity around the nation for many reasons. Whether...Show More Summary

12 Best Bars for Bourbon/Whiskey Snobs in Mpls/St Paul

With cooler air coming our way as autumn approaches, whisk(e)y — whether it's bourbon, Scotch, rye, Japanese, or beyond — is always a warming, comforting sipping libation option. Mark Twain said, "Too much of anything is bad, but too...Show More Summary

What’s Happening Inside Restaurant Alma

Tracking the restaurant’s re-opening and the new cafe. It will likely be just a few more weeks of anticipation as we all eagerly await the reopening of Minneapolis’ beloved Restaurant Alma and the birth of it’s more casual sister, Alma...Show More Summary

Top 12 Mexican Restaurants in the Twin Cities

One of the best things about the multifaceted, richly traditional cuisine from our neighbors to the South, is that it hits the spot any time, day or night. Be it chilaquiles for breakfast, simple street tacos for lunch, smoky mole smothered...Show More Summary

The Salt Cellar is Rechristened Fitzgerald’s

The Cathedral Hill eatery goes more casual. Taking a cue from the neighborhood’s most famous resident, the erstwhile Salt Cellar is ready to come roaring back to life later next month. Today the Madison Group announced that Fitzgerald’s will replace the summer shuttered Salt Cellar at the corner of Selby Avenue and Western Avenue in St. Show More Summary

Stewart’s and Herbie’s On the Park Are Open

All the new and coming soon restuarants in the Twin Cities. A new chapter has begun at 128 Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul’s Merriam Park. Stewart’s softly opened over the weekend with a limited food menu, but a full bar. Starting tomorrow, the restaurant that was once the 128 Cafe will be open for real. Show More Summary

The Greatest Cocktail Bars of Downtown Minneapolis

Where everybody knows your name and your poison. Cocktail menus. Nearly every bar, nightclub and restaurant in downtown has them; but are all created equal? Most certainly not. The fresh juices, homemade syrups, small-batch bitters,Show More Summary

Barbary Fig Will Close After This Weekend

Grand Avenue’s 28-year old Mediterranean eatery decides it’s time to bow out. Owner Brahim Hadj-Moussa, 61 told the Pioneer Press that it was time for him to get out of the restaurant industry. With refreshing candor he told restaurant...Show More Summary

Valuable Strategies for Ideal Date Nights in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Affordable dining for romantics. There are a handful of restaurants around the Twin Cities that offer up fantastic, cheap date night deals where for one low price a couple will have the choice of two entrees, a dessert or appetizer, and the added bonus of two drinks. Show More Summary

14 Sushi Restaurants Worth Seeking Out

The Twin Cities has a sushi scene that focuses on quality and sustainability above anything else. Whether you're looking for a proper sit-down omakase (chef's choice tasting menu) experience, a grab-and-go variety of maki (rolls), or...Show More Summary

The Artichoke Dip Dream is Alive and Well in Bayport

What’s opening this week. The Wilder Scratch Kitchen is now open in Bayport. The chef and owner is Jeffery Lundmark who ran the kitchen at Stillwater's wine bar Domacin for several years. Serving updated comfort foods the menu promises...Show More Summary

Meritage Chef and Owner Stops Fight Outside His Restaurant

"You don't hit people." Not on Russel Klein's watch. It was late Friday night outside Meritage when Chef Russell Klein and sommelier Nicolas Giraud were enjoying a post service dinner when, according to a Facebook post, they observed a male/female couple approaching on St. Show More Summary

A Bakery With a Full Bar: What Every Neighborhood Needs

Augustine Bakery & Bar from the Happy Gnome team will provide just that in St. Paul. The Happy Gnome’s owner Tony Andersen and pastry chef Hollis Roads are in the process of revamping a former laundromat on Selby Avenue (across the street from Taste of Thailand) to accommodate what to some may seem like the perfect marriage: pastries and booze. Show More Summary

The Smoking Cow Competes in National Breakfast Battle

Chef Ian Gray's entry is a tasty nod to the season. Thomas’® Breakfast Battle: Food Truck Edition launched on September 12, pinning 50 food trucks nationwide against one another in a battle to create signature breakfast recipes featuring Thomas'® English muffins or bagels. Show More Summary

The Forager Chef to Head Kitchen at Minneapolis Preeminate Sustainable Restaurant

Lucia’s has tapped Alan Bergo as new executive chef. It’s a match made in locavore heaven. Alan Bergo, who was most recently the executive chef at the now shuttered Salt Cellar has signed on to take over the kitchen at Lucia’s in Minneapolis. Show More Summary

Dine with Naomi Pomeroy and Local Duuk Returns!

On Thursday October 6, James Beard Award winning chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland will be at the North Loop landing ground for celebrity chefs: Spoon and Stable. She’s bringing her new cookbook Taste & Technique and collaborating with Gavin Kaysen on a special dinner celebrating the book’s launch. Show More Summary

Where to Eat Pizza on the Farm

Beautiful countryside, freshest of ingredients and a roaring fire. The movement toward a meaningful connection with the source of our food continues to flourish. We tour local farms, dutifully pick up our weekly CSA deliveries, and quiz servers about the origin of everything from cheese to coffee beans. Show More Summary

Essential Ramen of Minneapolis

Slurp. There is nothing like that first, fall facial received from a steaming bowl of ramen noodles. It's safe to say that Minneapolis was a little late to the ramen party. While other chefs were dipping into the delicious, brothy trend,...Show More Summary

The Hottest Al Fresco Dining in Minneapolis and St. Paul Right Now

The al fresco dining Heatmap is here. The fall leaves may be flying, but the sun is not done with us just yet. Dining outside in September in Minnesota carries with it a sense of urgency. Who knows how many days like this we have left?...Show More Summary

Men’s Grooming

Sorry I’ve been gone for a bit! New job, lots of biking and the surge of the Twins has kept me away from posting as much I should be. One thing worth noting is a small, relatively small and unknown shop in the Galleria. At first walk by, most people would chalk Ampersand up to tableware […]

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