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.
“This is a play that’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen before.” That was the early promise from War Horse’s lead actor, Alex Morf, when I talked to him earlier this week. After seeing the performance Wednesday night during the show’s debut at the Orpheum Theatre, I can’t help but completely agree.
When you spend 25 years perfecting your recipes and studying the competition, it’s no surprise when your food becomes known for being famous. The man behind the widely successful and highly popular Famous Dave’s chain — yes, there’s actually a “Famous Dave” — said he never expected to be a famed BBQ master when he started this journey but couldn’t be prouder of what he’s accomplished.
Sure, kids may say the darndest things but only a comedian would turn those adorable and somewhat humbling quotes into the title of his new book. Jim Gaffigan, best known for his hilarious, observational stand-up and his numerous TV cameos, is also juggling five kids, all under the age of nine, in a small New York apartment — it’s the perfect setting for comedy.
“There are a lot of doctors out there but there aren’t a lot of chefs.” Those were the words, coupled with a grandfather’s urge to follow one’s God-given talents, that changed the course of Alex Roberts’ life.
You never quite know when the good ol’ theater bug is positioning itself to bite an unsuspecting victim and in Andy Christopher’s case, it took him in a completely different direction.
One of the best things about the recent influx of Twin Cities food trucks is that if you wait long enough, you’ll find a truck serving something from just about every part of the world. Answering our prayers for a taste of India, newcomer Hot Indian Foods has just hit the pavement.
Some say “life is a journey, not a destination” and in the case of a certain “racing” cafe, that’s never been more true. For the owners of Café Racer, this is the true American dream.
In the wake of the gravel slide incident that rocked Peter Hobart Elementary School, many Minnesotans are looking for a way to help the students and their families, including parents of classmates. One of those parents also happens to own a cheesecake shop, with plenty of room for donations.
All that really needs to be said about this week’s food truck can be summed up in three glorious words: duck fat fries. Yes, beyond bringing the retro feel of a good ol’ fashioned drive-in to the streets of St. Paul, Neato’s Burgers has given us the precious gift of duck-fat frying, without the hefty price tag or the cross-country journey.
They may not be as ‘twisted’ in name as they used to be but one thing’s certainly for sure — this truck will put an end to your hunger.
“When did that happen?” is the question most motorists are asking Wednesday, after seeing the latest price for a tank of gas.
If there’s one person that’s critical about the work that Chef Isaac Becker has done over the years, it’s probably Isaac Becker. The James Beard Award winning owner of 112 Eatery, Bar La Grassa and Burch seems like he’d have plenty to gloat about but he said he’s a bit more “glass half empty” about his success.
In light of the recent less-than-desirable news coming from today’s cruise ships, there’s one ocean liner tha’s landed in town that everyone will want to hop aboard.
These days, Isaac Becker may be the proud owner to three outstanding Twin Cities restaurants, but there was a time, years ago, when his culinary career took a backseat to his dreams of becoming — wait for it — a rockstar.
Four chefs, three courses – but this time, there’s a lot more on the line.