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From takeout tacos to walk-up window chicken tenders to michelada buckets, here are 31 newbies to try.
10/28/2020

From takeout tacos to walk-up window chicken tenders to michelada buckets, here are 31 newbies to try.

Lots of places have closed since COVID-19 arrived in Minnesota... but a frankly shocking number of new spots have opened, too. (And more are getting…

No, seriously…
10/28/2020

No, seriously…

I. The Omen…

Addressing layoffs as they are, and the conditions that brought them about—tidy, messy, or likely forever somewhere in b...
10/27/2020

Addressing layoffs as they are, and the conditions that brought them about—tidy, messy, or likely forever somewhere in between—lends the restaurant industry a legitimacy and nuance its peers in labor take for granted.

A couple months ago, when Greg Hoyt, owner of Rustica Bakery, announced a quasi-merger with Rose Street Patisserie’s Bread Lab, run by internationally…

A most auspicious torch has been passed in Northeast! 🥪 ❤️ 🍲
10/26/2020

A most auspicious torch has been passed in Northeast!
🥪 ❤️ 🍲

“The torch has been passed, and someone new has the keys to our mobile kitchen,” began the folks at Sociable Cider…

Minnesota thanks you for your service, Duke.
10/23/2020

Minnesota thanks you for your service, Duke.

The present moment might be made of monumental garbage, but thanks to the Washington County Historical Society's Twitter account, at…

18 years was a good, long run for this sushi institution.
10/21/2020

18 years was a good, long run for this sushi institution.

Buried in today’s news that the retail hub FKA Calhoun Square would henceforth go by “Seven Points”…

It’s not the food itself that’s raising the most eyebrows. It’s the letters included with it…
10/20/2020

It’s not the food itself that’s raising the most eyebrows. It’s the letters included with it…

Some Minneapolis residents have been on the receiving end of an unexpected gift arriving at their homes this week.

Thanks to Claire Corvaisier, a native of France's Brittany region, the centuries-old tradition of pairing crepes and cid...
10/20/2020

Thanks to Claire Corvaisier, a native of France's Brittany region, the centuries-old tradition of pairing crepes and cider will soon gain a new audience.

Finding Claire Corvaisier of Breizh Crêperie, soon to be located inside Minneapolis Cider Co., wasn’t a pre-planned thing – even though, as the…

RIP, legend. 😢
10/20/2020

RIP, legend. 😢

After decades in Dinkytown, the Purple Onion is calling it quits. …

Ope!
10/16/2020

Ope!

Doesn’t it seem as if “Minnesota nice” loses a little more of its sheen with each passing year?…

You're gonna need this carryout-only 'za in your life ASAP.
10/15/2020

You're gonna need this carryout-only 'za in your life ASAP.

When Franz Gilbertson, aka the proprietor of south Minneapolis’s Good Times Pizza, stumbled on the former Peter Pan dry cleaner space fresh after…

Could breweries, restaurants, and coffee shops become the new (old) factory floor -- providing liveable pay and benefits...
10/14/2020

Could breweries, restaurants, and coffee shops become the new (old) factory floor -- providing liveable pay and benefits to anyone willing to work? Unite Here is betting on it.

I. The Latte Line…

Is it, uh, big enough?
10/13/2020

Is it, uh, big enough?

The journey was paved with potential hazards, but a Minnesota man emerged victorious from Monday's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. …

Aching for a pre-flight cocktail experience? Scratch that itch without leaving town at Cora's Lounge.
10/13/2020

Aching for a pre-flight cocktail experience? Scratch that itch without leaving town at Cora's Lounge.

According to research from the Martin County Historical Society and the Fairmont Pioneer Museum, after flying a Stinson-Detroiter monoplane solo over Hall Lake,…

Pairing stiff drinks with coffee is just one way Lyndale's caffeinated rascals intend to weather the coming winter…
10/12/2020

Pairing stiff drinks with coffee is just one way Lyndale's caffeinated rascals intend to weather the coming winter…

While taking a bold stance on systemic fascism, Minneapolis’s Misfit expanded its business model beyond “just” coffee to offer alcohol,…

*giggles*
10/09/2020

*giggles*

Look.

How might this week's collapse of federal aide for restaurants be manifesting in policy here at home? 🧐
10/09/2020

How might this week's collapse of federal aide for restaurants be manifesting in policy here at home? 🧐

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The votes revealed 76 percent were in favor of unionizing, yet the movement failed.
10/08/2020

The votes revealed 76 percent were in favor of unionizing, yet the movement failed.

Wednesday afternoon, workers in the front of house and kitchen at Surly Brewing Company participated in an election conducted by a third party…

As local visionaries lean into this sustainable, nutritious fare that's enjoyed all over the world, are we willing to ri...
10/07/2020

As local visionaries lean into this sustainable, nutritious fare that's enjoyed all over the world, are we willing to rise to it and crunch down on it?

Unless you’ve had your head under a rock for the last week (or year) or so, there’s a good chance you’re concerned about what the…

The pandemic hasn't *helped,* of course.
10/06/2020

The pandemic hasn't *helped,* of course.

And things at Birch’s Lowertown had been going so… fine… too!…

You might expect an odd ball, sentimental documentary; what you get is ‘Uncut Gems’ set in small town Minnesota, with on...
10/06/2020

You might expect an odd ball, sentimental documentary; what you get is ‘Uncut Gems’ set in small town Minnesota, with onion rings in place of bling.

The Ringmaster starts out simply enough before it bends and folds in on itself, impossible to untangle—not wholly unlike the onion…

Hello to you too, Dr. Biden!   👀
10/05/2020

Hello to you too, Dr. Biden! 👀

While her husband, presidential hopeful Joe Biden, quarantined like a respectable adult, Dr. Jill Biden stepped up and out on the campaign trail this past…

Sammy's Avenue Eatery  #2 is getting a brand new neighbor! 🤤
10/02/2020

Sammy's Avenue Eatery #2 is getting a brand new neighbor! 🤤

Northeast Minneapolis is about to get a new spot tailor-made to heal, nourish, and energize your body and soul… Its name? Veganista. …

The 24 recipes contained in the digital cookbook were hand picked to nourish both body and soul, seeing us through this ...
09/30/2020

The 24 recipes contained in the digital cookbook were hand picked to nourish both body and soul, seeing us through this unique time of stress and hardship.

Now that we’ve found ourselves in month seven of the coronavirus pandemic, our home cooking endeavors could have taken…

Former employees at Gandhi Mahal say the harassment they encountered there was unique compared to elsewhere in the resta...
09/28/2020

Former employees at Gandhi Mahal say the harassment they encountered there was unique compared to elsewhere in the restaurant industry.

Gandhi Mahal has long had a reputation in the Twin Cities for promoting social justice and environmental sustainability. Owner Ruhel Islam has said…

As the seasons change, the folks behind the Red Cow have  created a totally new dining experience for us.
09/24/2020

As the seasons change, the folks behind the Red Cow have created a totally new dining experience for us.

In mere days, the Twin Cities is set to discover what it’s like to, erm, graze a food hall, without that last part……

Why do *these* cookies so accurately reflect America's psyche? We asked an expert.
09/23/2020

Why do *these* cookies so accurately reflect America's psyche? We asked an expert.

What do you think is the most captivating (legal) cookie available on the market right now?

Why use precious fridge space for anything but Minnesota's finest brews? 🍻✨
09/23/2020

Why use precious fridge space for anything but Minnesota's finest brews? 🍻✨

I drank a lot of beer in the last year. Odds are good you did, too.

Could this be the Twin Cities' most wonderful, yet under-sold soup?
09/22/2020

Could this be the Twin Cities' most wonderful, yet under-sold soup?

It took nearly six months to find this gem amidst Minneapolis’s food delivery scene, but now that I have… I ask you, reader,…

The magical place closed its doors forever on Sunday night.
09/21/2020

The magical place closed its doors forever on Sunday night.

"I am very sad to announce that tonight will be the last night for Bardo, after which we will be closed for good,"…

“I have always loved the excitement behind craft breweries,” says Folly's owner, who is hellbent on bringing that feelin...
09/18/2020

“I have always loved the excitement behind craft breweries,” says Folly's owner, who is hellbent on bringing that feeling to specialty coffee.

Wanna add some serious voltage – and knowledge – to your morning? Rob Bathe and his super caffeinated crew at Folly Coffee’s got you covered.…

Three new drool-worthy dining destinations – each unique in scene and cuisine – just debuted in the Twin Cities.
09/17/2020

Three new drool-worthy dining destinations – each unique in scene and cuisine – just debuted in the Twin Cities.

Ever dreamt of enjoying one of the best parts of MSP's airport without the steep price of a ticket or hassle of flying (especially right now)?…

To rebuild and maintain its character, Lake Street would have to attract the attention of a specific kind of money that ...
09/16/2020

To rebuild and maintain its character, Lake Street would have to attract the attention of a specific kind of money that understands the ideology of the area—what it’s done for new Americans since the turn of the 20th century, how much fight it’s got left.

I.

Ali Elabbady, the show's creator, describes it as 'Parts Unknown' and 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' plus tacos.
09/15/2020

Ali Elabbady, the show's creator, describes it as 'Parts Unknown' and 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' plus tacos.

Twin Cities DJ, enthusiast, and creator Ali Elabbady (aka Egyptoknuckles) has given us a gift that triple-dips to satisfy music fans, foodies, and…

What the heck?
09/14/2020

What the heck?

One day we’ll wake up and the bad surprises will end……

Through September, when you score apples, you'll also be helping bees… and our food chain! 🍎🐝✨
09/11/2020

Through September, when you score apples, you'll also be helping bees… and our food chain! 🍎🐝✨

“Apple lovers have gotten used to seeing First Kiss at the State Fair these past two years, but with the fair canceled this…

This year's winner of City Pages' Best Beer Selection award  just left the Twin Cities.
09/10/2020

This year's winner of City Pages' Best Beer Selection award just left the Twin Cities.

If HopCat Minneapolis had to dip out of the Twin Cities, at least they did it with class? …

"I am proud of the self-determination our team has shown by taking on the responsibility of organizing to make Fair Stat...
09/10/2020

"I am proud of the self-determination our team has shown by taking on the responsibility of organizing to make Fair State better,” said CEO Evan Sallee.

What's that thing DJ Khaled always says? Another one?

“It started very practical. I had just piles and piles of broken, chipped, cracked plates from Upton 43 that we were goi...
09/09/2020

“It started very practical. I had just piles and piles of broken, chipped, cracked plates from Upton 43 that we were going to reuse at Willard’s,” the former barkeep says of his humble (albeit gilded) artistic beginnings.

Ask anyone who’s worked in a restaurant, and they’ll say the same thing: Dishes break constantly. You kind of get used to it.…

"I’m just thankful that nobody got hurt in a terrible way, but it was a very traumatic experience for our kids, for the ...
09/09/2020

"I’m just thankful that nobody got hurt in a terrible way, but it was a very traumatic experience for our kids, for the guys that work nights," says Olga Shogren of A Baker's Wife. "What do you do?”

On September 1, Lowbrow owner Heather Bray called her handyman about boarding up a window that had been smashed in an attempted robbery…

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From takeout tacos to walk-up window chicken tenders to michelada buckets, here are 31 newbies to try.
No, seriously…
Addressing layoffs as they are, and the conditions that brought them about—tidy, messy, or likely forever somewhere in between—lends the restaurant industry a legitimacy and nuance its peers in labor take for granted.
A most auspicious torch has been passed in Northeast!
🥪 ❤️ 🍲
Minnesota thanks you for your service, Duke.
18 years was a good, long run for this sushi institution.
It’s not the food itself that’s raising the most eyebrows. It’s the letters included with it…
Thanks to Claire Corvaisier, a native of France's Brittany region, the centuries-old tradition of pairing crepes and cider will soon gain a new audience.
RIP, legend. 😢
Ope!
You're gonna need this carryout-only 'za in your life ASAP.
Could breweries, restaurants, and coffee shops become the new (old) factory floor -- providing liveable pay and benefits to anyone willing to work? Unite Here is betting on it.
Is it, uh, big enough?
Aching for a pre-flight cocktail experience? Scratch that itch without leaving town at Cora's Lounge.
Pairing stiff drinks with coffee is just one way Lyndale's caffeinated rascals intend to weather the coming winter…
*giggles*