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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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How To Eat Healthy Dining Out At Chain Restaurants

We are about a week into the New Year and already many of us who made resolutions to eat better are finding it harder to do than we imagined.

01/09/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Have To Choose Between Coke, Pepsi?

The seemingly never-ending battle between Coke and Pepsi bubbled over Thursday when Pepsi signed an exclusive deal with Golden Valley-based Buffalo Wild Wings. And when we go out to eat, it’s always one or the other.

12/12/2013

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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

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Restaurant Alma, La Belle Vie Top Zagat’s Local Picks

Zagat has just released its annual guide to America’s best restaurants, and if you’re looking for the best meal in Minnesota, you’ll have to head to Northeast Minneapolis. Click here to read the full top 10 list.

12/04/2013

Off The Menu Items

Off Menu Items: See What You’re Missing Out On At Popular Restaurants

You may be missing out on some fabulous food simply because it’s nowhere to be found on the menu. We talked to several Twin Cities restaurants, coffee houses and fast food chains that all boast off-menu items.

11/26/2013

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DeBlog: Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals

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.

11/26/2013

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