Sara grew up in the Twin Cities, in the northern suburbs of St. Paul and attended Mounds View High School before venturing into Wisconsin for college and work. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying print journalism and working at the student newspaper, The Spectator. During that time, she interned at the local paper in Eau Claire before heading off to Washington, D.C. for an internship at The Washington Post.
After graduation, she completed an internship at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, before accepting a full-time position. For more than two years, she covered local government — and the Green Bay Packers, of course — for the newspaper before heading back to Minnesota.
Sara was a graduate of the ThreeSixty program in 2001 and now serves on its advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Tom and their adorable dog, Doug.
Being located inside a popular mall and being considered a “hotel restaurant” — two things that can go hand-in-hand with dining only for convenience and necessity. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar had both hurdles to overcome when they opened earlier this spring.
Minneapolis is home to not one, but two of the best bakeries in America — at least according to The Daily Meal’s latest report.
If there’s anything the kiddos love more than their favorite Disney stars, it’s when those same Disney stars strap on a pair of skates and hit the ice. This year, when Disney On Ice comes to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this December, they’ll have plenty of familiar faces, beyond the stars, in tow.
Two brothers with a passion for food left their respective warm-weather climates behind in order to open their first establishment in their home state. Luckily for us, they’re bringing some of that warmth back with them — on a globally influenced menu.
It started out as a distraction — a way for Amy Thielen to put off writing the multitude of papers waiting for her and instead, immerse herself in the flavors she adored to cook for the friends she loved. It’s almost funny then, that she finally gave into her cooking when she had the fewest distractions possible.
It’s not often that a downtown Minneapolis restaurant celebrates 10 years in business so when one is lucky enough to do so, it certainly calls for a celebration.
Ice cream enthusiasts, rejoice! It’s time to celebrate another delicious destination to get a scoop of one of Minnesota’s tastiest treats.
At the end of his one-man show, Billy Crystal answered the question many may have been wondering — after being on Broadway, why bring the show only to Minneapolis?
The latest new foods offering came Wednesday at the Target Center, where Chef Wayne Skjelstad previewed the new food offerings awaiting hungry Timberwolves fans this season.
Earlier this year, powerhouse singer Sarah Brightman put plans in motion to become the first recording artist to venture into space. Brightman said her passion for space exploration began when she was a little girl, watching the very first moon landing on her family’s black-and-white TV.
It’s been called one of the best new plays of the year. And so far, it seems Twin Cities audiences agree. Tribes, now playing at the Guthrie Theater, is the story of a young man born deaf who’s raised in a loud, opinionated, sometimes misguided family, who has never learned sign language.
She makes some of the best pastries in town, is on the receiving end of critics’ highest praise and has spent plenty of time rubbing elbows with culinary legends and celebrity chefs, alike.
You likely know her name because of the countless number of accolades she’s earned for her top-notch pastries. But what you may not know about Michelle Gayer is that she’s kind of a badass.
It may not feel like it, what with 80-degree temperatures this week, but hockey season is upon us. As the Minnesota Wild prepares for its opening night on Thursday, the cooks of Levy Restaurants at the Xcel Energy Center are busy cooking new creations for fans.
Turns out, Dorothy, from ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Nothing but a trouble-making farm girl that ruined everything. That’s right. We were lead to believe she was nothing more than an innocent, naive lost child from Kansas, just trying to find her way home somewhere over the rainbow. But we know better now.