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After a Year, Lowertown Restaurant Gets Remodel and More in This Week’s Food News

Tim McKee’s got a new job and there’s drama at a Japanese eatery. In an odd turn of events, OxCart Alehouse, the young pub in St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood has temporarily shuttered for a refresh with promises of re-opening in the spring. Show More Summary

Where to Meet Your Besties for Galentine's Day Greatness

It's only the best day for best girlfriends, the whole year over. Let us all embrace our inner Leslie Knope and grab the Ann (or several Anns) in our lives and hit the February 13 brunch circuit. For those uninitiated, Galentine's Day...Show More Summary

Where to Eat Downtown Saint Paul

Covering our capital city's downtown dining favorites. To say the dining scene in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul has fantastically evolved over the last few years would be a huge understatement. In particular, our capital city, downtown specifically, is getting really, really good. Show More Summary

The Strip Club Meat & Fish Will Close Forever This Summer

Chef J.D. Fratzke and Tim Niver will turn out the lights July 1. After a few moments of small talk Tim Niver, a king of hospitality in the Twin Cities dining room draws a long breath before uttering the phrase he’s likely said more times than he would like to today, “We’re closing the Strip Club.” Chef J.D. Show More Summary

Where to Eat in Lyn/Lake

There's a lot to discover in this thriving Minneapolis neighborhood. Lyn-Lake is the aptly named neighborhood found at the intersection of Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street in Uptown,and a huge part of the rock n' roll soul that makes up Minneapolis. Show More Summary

Minneapolis Wine and Cheese Shop Expands Into the Butchery Business

France 44 takes a note from its St. Paul shops; adds more meat, cheese and food options to Minneapolis. A full-service butcher counter and a bevy of prepared food options are coming to France 44 Cheese Shop, the gourmet deli within France 44 Wines & Spirits in South Minneapolis. Show More Summary

After 10 Years This Neighborhood Eatery Will Dance Into Memory

Grand Cafe in Southwest Minneapolis will shutter February 5. It was 10 years ago when Mary and Dan Hunter took ownership over the cafe on Grand Avenue filled with blonde wood and a prominent kitchen. Since then, the kitchen has hosted...Show More Summary

Wurst and Bier Coming to West 7th

New Bohemia opens seventh location, this time in St. Paul. New Bohemia Wurst and Bier House, the sporty sausage and brew eatery where one can score a soft pretzel the size of a small child, is slated to open its seventh, and largest restaurant on, appropriately enough, West 7th Street. Show More Summary

Bottle Rocket in Mac Groveland Eyes Valentine's Day Opening

The latest restaurant from the Blue Plate restaurant group is almost ready for opening. It's a familiar address off a quiet section of St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul's Mac Groveland neighborhood that is almost ready to re-open to the public as a new neighborhood eatery. Show More Summary

Where to Eat In Nokomis East

The neighborhood of Nokomis East is a small town with everything you need, down-to-earth and culinary rich if you know where to look. A neighborhood that's quietly building its lineup of restaurants and craft beer haunts, from the delightfully...Show More Summary

16 of the Best Date Night Specials in Mpls/St. Paul

Date nights come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and price points. A quiet, childless dinner shared between spouses complete with a bottle of vino, friends meeting face to face (put the phone away people) over a couple of pints, or even daddy/kiddo night out, sharing burgers and organic soda. Show More Summary

Handcrafted Noodles and Fiery Food Land in the North Loop

Jun brings scratch-made Szechuan cuisine to the North Loop. Jun, the North Loop sister to suburban Roseville’s Szechuan, has opened in Minneapolis at as one of the only truly authentic Sichuan style Chinese restaurants in the area. Now...Show More Summary

An All Day Eatery Heads to Mill City & the Hot Dog Guys Find a New Home

All the food news you need to know for this week. As the condos keep popping up like gigantor prairie dogs in Minneapolis, restaurants follow with plans to feed all the new dwellers. The latest such place is Smith & Porter opening in the Mill City district of downtown Minneapolis opening on January 24 at 428 South 2nd Street. Show More Summary

The Lexington Is Taking Reservations Right Now

The long-awaited St. Paul restaurant will re-open. Contain your amazement, the rumors are true this time: the historic Lexington restaurant on the corner of Grand and Lexington Avenues in St. Paul is almost ready to re-open. On Saturday...Show More Summary

11 Healthy Restaurants that Won't Make You Hate Your Life

Winter has the Twin Cities in its biting, bitter grip, and all we want to do is eat. Ok, that’s not really any different than any other time of the year, but in the cold months we tend to gravitate even more toward the fat-filled, carb-loaded soul-satisfying foods that warm our bellies and our hearts. Show More Summary

Loring Park Restaurant Switching Gears

Bye Bye The Third Bird, Hello Bearcat Bar The address 1612 Harmon Place has seen its share of restaurants over the years from Nick and Eddie to Cafe Maude and now The Third Bird will pass into history. The restaurant served it’s final meal last night. Show More Summary

There's Trippy Mini-Golf, Science Ice Cream and Pork in This Week's Food News

The Keg and Case plans for the former Schmidt brewery are heating up with the announcement that beer and ice cream have been added to the lineup (already including Five Watt Coffee, Hola Arepa and a new concept from Corner Table/Revival...Show More Summary

Where to Eat Inside Midtown Global Market

You can't leave hungry. Let’s face it: shopping is an indoor sport in Minnesota. For one of the most diverse shopping experience in the Twin Cities, pop into Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, where beautiful objects from around the world are found in shops brimming with color and texture. Show More Summary

Where to Eat Along Selby Avenue in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill Neighborhood

There are plenty of delicious options inside this historic neighborhood. Cathedral Hill has long been known for its stunning archetecture and small town feel at the edge of bustling downtown St. Paul. The quiet streets, some still cobblestone, are dotted with gorgeous old homes that have looked much the same since the city's early days. Show More Summary

Grant Achatz, Sean Brock and More Are Coming to Spoon and Stable

The second year of the Synergy Series is kicking off in style. “Synergy, by definition, is a collaboration,” Spoon and Stable’s Chef/Owner Gavin Kaysen explains in a gorgeous video announcing Synergy Series 2017, a follow-up to the hugely successful run last year. Show More Summary

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