Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant Saffron Closing In DecemberA popular Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Minneapolis is closing its doors for good next month.
Minnesotans Enjoying Above-Average Temps OutdoorsNo matter where you went today, wasn't hard to find people outside -- things were unseasonably warm across the state, with temperatures hovering in the low 40s.
Mike's Mix: Babur And The Long Road AheadEvery week, Mike Augustyniak delves into the local craft cocktails scene and comes up with a new drink you can make at home. This week, he's checking out Saffron and their "Turkish coffee"-themed drink.
Saffron, WSK Chef Sameh Wadi Discuses New CookbookWhile Sameh Wadi kept things hopping at Saffron and World Street Kitchen, he was also writing a cookbook. Jason DeRusha talks with Sameh about "The New Mediterranean Table."
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Sameh Wadi, Part 2Cooking was such a large part of Sameh Wadi's upbringing it's somewhat shocking that the young and budding cook never considered it a career path until much later in life.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Saffron's Sameh WadiWhen 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, <em>no</em> 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."
Curiocity: MN Restaurants, Chefs Named James Beard SemifinalistsWe've all known the kind of stellar restaurants and chefs we've been blessed with here in the Twin Cities. But as the semifinalist list for the 2013 James Beard Awards prove, the rest of the country is taking notice.
DeRusha Eats: World Street KitchenWorld Street Kitchen in Uptown was born as a food truck, and is now all grown up.