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.
Curiocity: Q&A With Designer Richard Beckel On Amelia's DressThey say, "do what you love" and "follow your passion." But not all of us listen. Or in Richard Beckel's case, it just takes some time.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Jamie Malone, Part 2Chef de Cuisine Jamie Malone opened up about her late-night cravings (and also last meal desires) in the second portion of our two-part interview.
Curiocity: One Two Three Sushi To Open In MinneapolisOne Two Three Sushi is a new take on the typical raw fish counter. In a similar process to Subway or Chipotle, this sushi spot offers customizable rolls where the diner chooses their ingredients and it's made right before their eyes.
Curiocity: Shhh, 'Book Of Mormon' -- You Had Me At 'Hello'From the get-go, fresh-faced, wide-eyed young men in crisp white shirts and perfectly tightened black ties promised to share the story of a book -- a book that would change our lives. Well, mission accomplished, boys.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Jamie Malone, Part 1As Chef de Cuisine of Sea Change, Jamie Malone is turning seafood into works of art -- and receiving high accolades for doing so.
Curiocity: A MN Cowboy Is Making Rodeo HistoryIt isn't everyday that you meet a cowboy living in Minnesota. But it's even more rare when that cowboy is making strides as the only one in his profession -- in the history of the sport.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Steven Brown, Part 2Steven Brown has proven that simple ingredients and an easy approach -- both in the kitchen and out -- can make for some extraordinary results.
Curiocity: Q&A With The Star, Director Of 'Aida'A new collaborative partnership between Hennepin Theatre Trust -- and their marketing prowess -- and a favorite local theater company, Theater Latté Da, takes the best of our Twin Cities talent and brings it to a larger spectrum.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Tilia's Steven Brown, Part 1For Steven Brown, it all began with Betty Crocker. That iconic red-and-white cookbook started the spark that eventually spun into being named "one of the best cooking talents this town has ever produced."
Curiocity: Best Entertainment Quotes Of 2012It was quite the year in our local arts and entertainment scene – we were roasted by Jeffrey Ross, we welcomed a fleet of new food trucks, got glamorous at Glamorama and were mooned by Madge herself.
Curiocity: All Caught Up In 'Catch Me If You Can'The life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. is perhaps the most shocking upon realizing its truth. While most of us were learning to drive and thinking about college, Frank was ditching his pilot uniform for a doctor's lab coat, while shoving millions in counterfeit money into an empty suitcase.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Doug Flicker, Part 2Last week's <a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/12/04/curiocity-a-chefs-profile-of-doug-flicker-part-1/" target="_blank">Part 1 of our profile of Doug Flicker</a> focused on his humble beginnings and the journey that led him to this point in his career -- running a restaurant that's been given a perfect score by a number of critics.
Curiocity: 'Elf' Strays From Film, But Provides Festive FunPicking a favorite moment from the movie "Elf" is what I imagine it's like picking a favorite child -- impossible.
Curiocity: 'Catch Me If You Can' The Musical Heads To Mpls.A teenage runaway, in search of a new, glamorous life, successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, cashes millions of dollars in forged checks and dodges the FBI -- all before hitting puberty. Still, the strangest part of this story? It's true.