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.”
It’s the summer’s biggest fashion event in Minneapolis and this year, it’s ready to shine even brighter. Macy’s Glamorama, with the theme, “Fashion In A New Light,” will take over downtown Minneapolis this Friday with the music of Sheryl Crow, performances by Cirque du Soleil and of course, some of the biggest names in fashion showing off their fall looks.
The only pair more complementary than The Moral Omnivore’s Beet Slider and Portobello Mushroom Fries is the duo that pioneered the ecological food business.
One of the best ways to explore a city is by eating your way through it. At least, that’s the motto of a mother-daughter duo from Stillwater that’s been showing off their beloved city – one plate at a time.
In case it wasn’t already abundantly clear, this is Beyonce’s world — and we’re just living in it.
Anyone who was still on the fence about that statement left the Xcel Energy Center Thursday night completely convinced.
When it comes to culinary kitchens, you could say Christian Orosz has perfected the art of a mobile meal. From sharpening his skills in England, he went on to cook on the high seas from the kitchens of private yachts. Jumping ship (pun intended), Orosz is now the proud owner of not one but two food trucks in the Twin Cities.
Thomas Kim, also known as The Left-Handed Cook, said he always finds it amusing how often he fields the question, “You lived in Los Angeles and you moved to Minnesota? Why?” For Kim, it was simple — a great food scene, plus plenty of awesome music venues made the decision quite easy.
Besides his classic fedora, the one accessory you’re sure to find on pop singer Bruno Mars is a sweet pair of shades. Knowing this fun fact, the marketing department and PR wizards at the Xcel came up with the idea to give the soulful singer a pair of locally made shades when he visits this weekend.
The story may be one you’re familiar with but there’s plenty to draw you in to the Guthrie’s production of Pride and Prejudice. For starters, they’re bringing in a big name with local ties — “Mad Men’s” Vincent Kartheiser.
When you eat at Scratch food truck, you’re enjoying the flavors of Geoff King’s heritage. From his mother’s kitchen and his grandmother’s recipes to his family’s dining room table, the food you order from this bright and cheery food truck are straight from the heart.
Chef Teddy, as he’s known, fled his war-torn country of Ethiopia as a young man, seeking refuge in Djibouti. In order to earn a living, he relied on the recipes and techniques instilled in him from watching his mother and began cooking in order to survive.
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.
“This is a play that’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen before.” That was the early promise from War Horse’s lead actor, Alex Morf, when I talked to him earlier this week. After seeing the performance Wednesday night during the show’s debut at the Orpheum Theatre, I can’t help but completely agree.
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.