St. Louis Park's Punch Bowl Social is 'adult's Chuck E. Cheese's' with better food

St. Louis Park's Punch Bowl Social is 'adult's Chuck E. Cheese's' with better food

At fun-loving Punch Bowl Social, the emphasis is on good times and vaguely Southern fare.

World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

February 21
World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub
The Happy Gnome will attempt to break the record set by a Colorado bar.

4-star restaurant owners buying one of Minneapolis' last 3.2 dive bars

February 20
4-star restaurant owners buying one of Minneapolis' last 3.2 dive bars
One of the city's last 3.2 beer joints is going to become Bull's Horn Food and Drink.
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February 22

Sonoma wines worth a serious taste

While exploring new wines, don't forget about earlier ones that are still worth a taste.
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February 21

Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Pay for a hotel in your own backyard? With so many tempting new options, why not?
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Rick Nelson gives you his take on what's on the menu — good and bad — at Twin Cities restaurants.
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February 18

Wine of the Week: Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs Brut

Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs Brut For those of us who like to have a dead-of-winter party, some inexpensive bubbles are a necessary non-evil.…
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February 17

Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis mixing Girl Scout cookies into pies, malts

Embrace the Thin Mints- and Samoas-induced sugar shock at this restored 1957 diner.
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February 17

Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

What happens when two Twin Cities restaurant titans relocate to Wisconsin? Magic.
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February 17

3 more great places to dine in La Crosse

Charmant Hotel A 119-year-old candy factory has been brilliantly reborn as a great-looking 67-room getaway, run by the same forward-thinking company behind the Hewing…
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February 17

Fabled Vincent Burger lives! On Monday, anyway, at the Local downtown

Chef Vincent Francoual has been serving his namesake burger at Cooper in St. Louis Park for nearly a year. Now he's test-driving it downtown.
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February 17
A large crowd of“Day Without Immigrants” participants filled much of the inside of the Minnesota State Capitol.

100-plus businesses shut down in solidarity with immigrants

The Twin Cities response, part of a one-day national boycott, attempted to show how vital newcomers are to the U.S. economy.
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February 16

Twin Cities' best restaurant events this week: Brews, barbecue and Pardi Gras

Big foodie and beer parties coming our way, including Bock Fest, Winterfest and the pork extravaganza Cochon 555.
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February 15

Mexican taco emporium, Mercado, replaces former Marche restaurant in Uptown

One of Jester Concepts' Uptown projects has changed names and transitioned its identity from French bistro to Mexican taco emporium — and now a Twin Cities craft syrups company is involved
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February 15

Downtown East's McKinney Roe serves up a showy room, familiar menu 

REVIEW: At McKinney Roe in downtown Minneapolis, a crowd-pleasing menu is served in a splashy setting. But when there's a stab at a signature dish, the results don't quite jell. | ★★ out of 4 stars
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February 15

Dumpling serves up 'funky and interesting' Asian fare in south Minneapolis

Co-owners got start selling banh mi to coffee shops.
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February 15

13 Minn. chefs, 2 eateries among James Beard Awards semifinalists

The annual awards, the so-called "Oscars of the food world," recognize and celebrate excellence across 21 chef- and restaurant-related categories. The category that garnered the most local names? Best Chef: Midwest.
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February 15

Minneapolis' Le Meridien Chambers hotel ditching its upscale restaurant for more casual concept

"It's going to be a neighborhood restaurant for downtown," chef Mike Rakun said. "I love downtown, and I want to make it a restaurant where I'd want to go."
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February 14

Bad Waitress opens new NE Mpls. location with star bartender making cocktails

Johnny Michaels, considered Minnesota's godfather of modern cocktailing, is leading the bar program.
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February 13

Prior Lake bakery invites you to write a valentine the old-fashioned way — on a typewriter

The free event allows customers to write a valentine on several old-school typewriters.
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February 11

Popular Spring Lake Park soda shop with 1,300 flavors adds bottling operation

A new bottling machine has added another wrinkle to the popularity of Blue Sun Soda Shop.
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February 10

9 Twin Cities bars and restaurants where you can warm up by a great fireplace

Cold and hungry? No problem when a restaurant warms you up with a blazing spot to recover and relax.
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February 10

Burger Friday: Double it up at Skee-Ball hot spot Punch Bowl Social in St. Louis Park

The Shops at West End newcomer knows its way around the diner-style, double-patty cheeseburger.
February 10

Hot restaurant events of the week: Sip 'n' paint, babetenders, sausage-making

Your calendar looking a little light on activities? Never fear, our roundup of the Twin Cities’ best food-and-drink-themed events will have you sipping, munching and…

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