Team behind Republic gastropub to transform St. Paul's Ristorante Luci into French tavern

Team behind Republic gastropub to transform St. Paul's Ristorante Luci into French tavern

Matty O'Reilly and J.D. Fratzke will be opening the doors of Bar Brigade "in the next month, or two."
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After quick rebrand, Bearcat on Loring Park abruptly closes

February 24
After quick rebrand, Bearcat on Loring Park abruptly closes
Five weeks after opening, busy restaurateur Kim Bartmann has called it quits on the Third Bird remake.
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Burger Friday: Zelo in downtown Mpls. reopens with new look, equally stunning cheeseburger

February 24
Burger Friday: Zelo in downtown Mpls. reopens with new look, equally stunning cheeseburger
An impressive burger at an Italian restaurant? Believe it. The turkey burger is similarly first-rate.
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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 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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Rick Nelson gives you his take on what's on the menu — good and bad — at Twin Cities restaurants.
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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 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 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.
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February 7

Minn. radio star Lynne Rossetto Kasper of 'Splendid Table' retiring

Her replacement? Francis Lam.
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February 6

Utepils Brewery set to open in north Minneapolis, with room to grow

The north Minneapolis brewery and taproom will celebrate its grand opening on Feb. 18 after penning the business plan in the summer of 2014.
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February 3

At Cafe Alma in Minneapolis, a stellar burger that's 17 years in the making

Restaurant Alma's casual sibling has a Thursday night-only cheeseburger that belongs on every burger fanatic's schedule.
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February 3

Chef Tim McKee leaves Parasole, joins the Fish Guys

An "evolutionary path" is how the James Beard award-winning chef sees his new role as a seafood wholesaler.
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February 2

St. Paul's Original Coney Island restaurant opening Saturday -- for one day only

The historic downtown restaurant and bar, dormant since 1994, is popping open for the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Yes, Coney Island dogs are on the menu.
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February 2

Hot restaurant events this week: Ngon's pig dinner, Sioux Chef pop-up and much more

All the Twin Cities' best food and drink-inspired events over the next two weeks.
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February 1

Acclaimed St. Paul restaurant, Strip Club Meat & Fish, to close

Tim Niver and J.D. Fratzke's eatery will shutter after a decade in operation.
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January 31

New doughnut shop coming to City Center in Minneapolis skyway

Cardigan Donuts is expected to open in May.
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January 30

Grand Cafe to temporarily close, undergo remodel and ownership change

The 10-year-old restaurant is shutting its doors on Feb. 5 and reopening March 1.
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January 26

The Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis still has a table in honor of Mary Tyler Moore

There's still time to enjoy a taste of TV history.
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January 25

Lyndale Tap House owner to open NY-inspired Italian sandwich shop in NE Mpls.

Geno's will debut next month.
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January 24

Sneak peek at remodeled Lexington as it readies for reopening

The new era at the Summit Hill institution begins next month; see photos from the remake.
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January 20

Our food critic taste-tested McDonald's new Big Macs – and lived to tell the tale

Rick Nelson goes all Marilyn Hagerty on us and drops by his local McDonald's to review the new line of Big Macs.

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