12 Twin Cities Chefs Named James Beard Award SemifinalistsTwelve chefs from 10 Twin Cities restaurants have been honored as semifinalists for the restaurant world’s most prestigious awards from The James Beard Foundation.
Survey Rates Minneapolis Among Top 10 Best For Food TrucksThe food truck scene is still relatively new in the Twin Cities, but that didn't stop one survey from ranking our trucks among the nation's finest curbside eats. The survey from Merchant Cash USA ranked Minneapolis as the seventh-best city in the U.S. for food trucks, just behind San Francisco.
Man Charged With Setting Fire At Somali Eatery Makes Court AppearanceA Minnesota man accused of setting a fire that heavily damaged a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks has made his first appearance on a federal complaint. Twenty-five-year-old Matthew Gust, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, is facing charges of malicious use of an explosive device and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence.
Best 2015 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’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.
Chiang Mai Thai Reportedly Closing In DecemberAnother restaurant is reportedly closing in Minneapolis after many years as an Uptown neighborhood staple. According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Chiang Mai Thai will close on Dec. 23 following 17 years in Calhoun Square.
DeRusha Eats: Campiello, Fine Italian In Eden PrairieIn a low-profile, strip mall surrounded by Eden Prairie corporate headquarters, D'Amico's Campiello Restaurant has been quietly creating great Italian food for more than twenty years. Executive chef Chris Dmochowski's food is classic, rustic Italian.
Minneapolis Businesses Fight Back On Working Families AgendaThe push back could be felt in Minneapolis City Hall on Mayor Betsy Hodges' controversial Working Families Agenda. On Friday, about 75 business owners packed into a conference room to explain why the proposed ordinance is a bad idea and would hurt small business.
List Of Minneapolis Restaurants Closing Is GrowingThe list of well-known restauranteurs in Minneapolis who are calling it quits is growing. Vincent A. Restaurant, a popular white table cloth restaurant announced it's closing its doors for good. That comes soon after the announcement that La Belle Vie, the most formal restaurant in town, will also close before year's end.
Hodges Says Working Families Agenda Won’t Focus On SchedulingMayor Betsy Hodges announced Wednesday that the controversial Working Families Agenda will not currently seek to change how Minneapolis businesses schedule their employees.
Vincent A Restaurant To Close At Year's EndAnother of the most respected restaurants in Minneapolis has announced it will be closing its doors. On Wednesday, Vincent A Restaurant said that it would be serving its last meal on New Year's Eve.
La Belle Vie To Close This Month; Owner Cites Working Families OrdinanceA shocker in the Twin Cities restaurant scene. Dara Grumdahl, restaurant critic for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and host of WCCO Radio's Off the Menu, says La Belle Vie will be closing later this month. Owner Tim McKee was notifying his staff Thursday afternoon.
After Devastating Fire, Dorset Restaurants Will Need New Blood To RebuildThe town of Dorset was put on the map when a 3-year-old became mayor, but it has long been visited by people around the state who travel to the Restaurant Capitol of the World.