Restaurants

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Founder Of Zorbaz Dies Of Throat Cancer

The man who started the popular Zorbaz restaurant chain has died after a long battle with throat cancer.

08/18/2015

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MAC Approves New Retailers, Restaurants In MSP

The wait for new retails space is over for Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. The Metropolitan Airports Commission approved a set of new retail and restaurant offerings to go into Terminal 1, according to MPR.

08/18/2015

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New Restaurants, Shops Could Soon Be Coming To MSP

Passengers traveling through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could soon have new food and shopping choices.

08/05/2015

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Bon Appétit’s List Of Best New Restaurants Has 3 From Minnesota

If you’ve eaten at Hola Arepa, Spoon and Stable or Heyday in recent months, you’ve sampled one of the nation’s best new restaurants. According to Bon Appétit magazine, all three are among the 50 best new places to get a meal throughout the nation.

08/04/2015

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Mpls. City Council Works To Curb Post Bar Close Crime

The city of Minneapolis is looking for ways to curb the violence in the downtown area after bar close. The Star Tribune reported a proposal at City Hall would let businesses get a special license so they could keep offering food and entertainment after 2 a.m.

07/17/2015

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5 Best Places To Eat Near The 2015 MLB All-Star Game

Visiting Cincinnati for the 2015 MLB All-Star game? Here are some can’t-miss food stops to add into your travel itinerary.

07/08/2015

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Egg Shortage Cutting Into Restaurant Profits, Menu Items

Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it’s even on the menu.

06/21/2015

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Spoon & Stable Named Among Top 5 Most Exciting New U.S. Restaurants

Minneapolis celebrity chef Gavin Kaysen’s popular North Loop restaurant Spoon and Stable was just named one of the most exciting new restaurants in America.

06/04/2015

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Lawmakers Debate Bill To Cut Minimum Wage For Tipped Employees

The Minnesota House is debating a bill that could cut the minimum wage for some tipped employees.

04/22/2015

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New Mpls. Takeout Container Rules Go Into Effect On Earth Day

Wednesday is Earth Day, and new rules on restaurant takeout packaging will go into effect in Minneapolis.

04/21/2015

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House Passes Bill Allowing ‘Wage Freeze’ For Workers With Tips

Lawmakers worked late into the night Monday to pass a bill that would keep some Minnesota workers from getting a pay raise this summer. Just before midnight Monday, the Republican-led House passed legislation that let employees pay a minimum wage of $8 an hour to workers who get more than $4 per hour in tips.

03/24/2015

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Survey: Mpls. Restaurant-Goers Are Over Bacon

What was once a popular menu item here in Minneapolis is now apparently on its way out. The restaurant guide Zagat asked people here how they felt about bacon. Half of those surveyed said they were “over it” as a food trend.

01/21/2015

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Chain Restaurants To Post Calorie Counts On Drink Menu

In recent years, calorie counts have become more present than ever before at restaurants. Now, alcoholic beverages are joining the list.

12/18/2014

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After 9 Months, Uptown’s Boneyard Is Closing

Boneyard, a southern-style restaurant that opened in Uptown just last spring, is soon closing its doors for good. According to a post on its Facebook page, the restaurant’s final day will be Dec. 24. That’s when renovations will begin to transform the space, on 2841 Hennepin Ave. South, into a third Salsa A La Salsa location.

12/16/2014

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Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In Minnesota

It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.

12/05/2014

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Minneapolis Votes To Scrap 70/30 Law

Voters in Minneapolis have chosen to eliminate the 70/30 law, which restaurant owners have called archaic and harmful to their businesses.

11/04/2014

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Behind The Ballot: 70/30 Law Up To Mpls. Voters

Minneapolis restaurant owners hope voters will get rid of a law they say is keeping them from moving forward. The 70/30 Law is affecting restaurant owners like Molly Broder. “I have Broders’ Cucina Italiana, that’s our deli, I have Broders’ Pasta Bar and Terzo Vino Bar,” Broder said.

11/03/2014

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Cut Food-Liquor Ratio Ordinance

The city of Minneapolis has gotten rid of a liquor law that’s been in place for decades. The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-0 Friday to scrap the old ordinance that required restaurants to make 60 percent of their revenue from food and cap alcohol sales at 40 percent.

09/19/2014

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Family: Original Owner Of Matt’s Bar Dies Day Of Obama Visit

Family members say that the original owner of Matt’s Bar passed away mere hours before President Barack Obama’s visit to the long-standing Minneapolis establishment. According to family, Matt Bristol died Thursday morning.

06/26/2014

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Voters To Decide Whether To Roll Back 70-30 Rule

Minneapolis voters will get the final say on the proposed changes to the city’s liquor laws. Currently, restaurants in residential neighborhoods have to follow the 70-30 rule, which means their sales have to be made up of at least 70 percent food and no more than 30 percent alcohol.

06/06/2014

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The World’s 10 Weirdest Restaurants

We rounded up some of the world’s most outlandish restaurants. Check out these 10 eateries take weird dining to the next level.

02/27/2014

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Restaurants Petition Against 70-30 Liquor Laws

Some Minneapolis restaurants are pushing to change their liquor laws. The problem is, the laws are tied to the city charter, so it’ll take a referendum to do it.

02/19/2014

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MN Chefs, Restaurants Get James Beard Semifinalist Nods

There’s no denying the culinary prowess coming out of Twin Cities kitchens today. Several Minnesota chefs and restaurants are consistently recognized on a national scale — and by the prestigious James Beard Award Foundation.

02/19/2014

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Cold Snap Has Chilling Impact On Economy

It’s a busy Friday afternoon at Parc Boutique in northeast Minneapolis. Racks full of women’s fashions greet the customers. But Parc’s owner, Thao Nguyen, says the recent cold snap has hurt her in-store sales. “It’s harder for people to come into the shop,” Nguyen said. Just like how tornadoes and hurricanes disrupt economic activity, there is also a steep cost to our cold weather. The lower the temperature drops, the fewer of us venture outside to shop, dine and recreate.

01/24/2014

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Exactly What To Tip (Or Better, Not Tip) Around The World

Check out this guide to tipping in countries across the world, so you’re prepared come tip time on your next vacation.

01/16/2014

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