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9 Essential Twin Cities Sushi Restaurants

From the most elegant nigiri to Spam rolls The Twin Cities has a sushi scene that focuses on quality and sustainability above anything else. Whether looking for a proper sit-down omakase (chef’s choice tasting menu) experience, a grab-and-go...Show More Summary

These Restaurants Were Torn Down for Apartments

With housing at a premium, these eateries had to make room There’s a reason Minneapolis is nicknamed Teardownopolis. The city has a reputation for having a short memory and not much sentimentality for old buildings. (Just check out Lost...Show More Summary

Another Restaurant Icon to Be Bulldozed for Apartments

72 year-old Market Bar-B-Que will move to Northeast Joining the ranks of Nye’s, Jeruselum’s, Tryge’s, Villiage Wok and possibly O’Gara’s, Market Bar-B-Que’s historic location will soon be rendered into rubble as a planned apartment building takes over the current Eat Street address. Show More Summary

This Is Why It's Called Eat Street

There's a stretch of Nicollet Avenue is packed with good reasons to visit Running from North to South from downtown Minneapolis to that weird Kmart complex that needs to get torn down already, aptly named Eat Street section of Nicollet...Show More Summary

Longfellow’s Fresh Pasta Restaurant Will Open in April

Plus Victory’s ramen restaurant has a name The former home of Craftsman at 4300 East Lake Street is getting a makeover and will re-open as The Bungalow some time next month. Chef Andrew Kraft is partnering with his brother-in-law Jeremiah Dittmann and the former owner of Grand Cafe, Sam Rosen for a new pasta-centric restaurant. Show More Summary

Charges Filed in Brasa Employee’s Hit and Run Death

Son and mother suspects denied involvement in the accident Ramsey County officials have filed charges against in connection with a car versus bicycle accident that resulted in the death of Brasa employee Jose Hernandez Solano against...Show More Summary

Delightful Soft Serve Truck Finds a Permanent Home in Northeast

MN Nice Ice Cream takes over Empire Coffee address The single cutest food truck on the road has found a permanent adress as MN Nice Ice Cream announces its move into 807 Broadway Street NE in Minneapolis, according to Mpls/St. Paul Magazine. Show More Summary

Another Iconic Restaurant Could Meet the Wrecking Ball

O’Gara’s would be rebuilt at the base of an apartment building The O’Gara family has operated the bar on the corner of Snelling and Selby Avenues since 1941, but a new plan would have the building that houses it torn down and replaced with apartment buildings. Show More Summary

Northgate Brewing Abruptly Shutters

Brewery shutters due to “unforeseen circumstances” Northeast Minneapolis’s Northgate Brewing has officially closed its doors due to “unforeseen circumstances,” the company tweeted earlier this morning. Northgate’s place in the Twin Cities beer scene dates back to 2013 when it served the first pint at Grumpy’s NE. Show More Summary

Fancy New St. Paul Restaurant Tries Out Burgers for a Week

Just/us is flipping burgers, Hot Indian expands and Cochon returns! In an unprecedented move, the just-opened just/us, a collaborative restaurant on 7th in downtown St. Paul is switching its menu for burgers from February 26 through March 10. Show More Summary

10 Essential Thai Restaurants in the Twin Cities

Laarb, curry, green papayas and a pile of holy basil Tasty as pad Thai may be, there’s so much more to Thai cuisine than the ubiquitous noodle dish. Featuring a delicate balance of sour, salty, sweet, and spicy flavors and a focus on fresh ingredients, dishes include crisp salads, soothing soups, and saucy curries. Show More Summary

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

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