When Sameh Wadi told his father he wanted to go to culinary school, his first response wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement. “It was a shock. He had no idea. I mean, no idea,” he said. “My father said, ‘Oh sh–, you’re going to be flipping burgers for the rest of your life. That was his initial reaction.”
Alex Roberts may be a highly accomplished chef with a James Beard Award under his belt and several successful restaurants, but his grace and humility when it comes to leaving a mark on the culinary world is what propels him into true greatness.
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.
LL Cool J, the actor and Grammy Award winning recording artist, is in the Twin Cities for the Kings of the Mic Tour. LL Cool J stars in the CBS show NCIS: Los Angeles but, during the summer months, he’s focusing on music.
Beyond the headbanging rock hair and the heavy metal T’s, there will be a familiar face in the crowd. Minneapolis native Danny McHugh will be among the rock concert cast otherwise known as “Rock of Ages,” which kicks off Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.
When The Angels’ Share kicked off the 2013 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival last month, screenwriter Paul Laverty was in attendance to see both opening night screenings sell out.
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.
When Mary Poppins flies into Minneapolis on her trusty umbrella — yes, fingers crossed she won’t be swept up in yet another April snowstorm — she’ll bring one of our own home.
It’s taken Butcher and the Boar’s Jack Riebel 30 years of cooking, but he finally feels like he’s arrived.
Get out your leg warmers and slouch your cut-off sweatshirt — “Flashdance, the Musical” is taking over Minneapolis.
Butcher and the Boar’s Jack Riebel is in the midst of celebrating 30 years of cooking and while he’s worked just about every position over the course of his career – breakfast cook, smoothie maker, salad cook, executive chef – he said working the line is where he loves to be.
The Host, a new film directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) from a for-now standalone book by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, stars Max Irons and Jake Abel. Here are some excerpts from our conversation.
For only three performances, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will come to the home of Spam Town USA.