Emily Newhall experiments with new recipes each week and keeps a mile-long list of restaurants to visit. By day, she is a proofreader and editor for a creative agency in St. Paul. Ever dedicated to Minnesota, Emily was raised in Minnetonka, attended Carleton in Northfield, and now lives in South Minneapolis. She is always impressed by fresh custard-filled doughnuts, perfectly spiced Indian curries, and restaurants that offer more than one vegetarian dish.
Daniel Klein of The Perennial Plate hunts morels on video, a glowing review of the new Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique, five restaurants that should run food carts, and Saturday is the US Postal Service’s annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive — to participate, place non-perishable food in a bag near your mailbox for pickup.More
Tonight, Alex Roberts, chef at Restaurant Alma, was named Best Chef: Midwest at the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. He beat out Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery, Lenny Russo of Heartland, Gerard Craft of St. Louis-based Niche, and Colby Garrelts of Kansas City-based Bluestem. Recipients, according to the foundation, must have been a working chef […]More
Last night, the James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its 2010 Media and Book Awards. They include Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (Minnesota Monthly) for “Chardonnay Uncorked” under the category “Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer,” and Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern) under the category “TV Food Personality.” Also, Chow.com (which includes the Supertaster […]More
Praise for Bloomington’s Shantytown Bar and Grill (check out our review here), some good reasons to invest in a compost bin, Iggers enjoys everything at El Nuevo Rodeo and celebrates that it’ll stay in business, Kate NG Sommers snaps some fairy tale-esque shots during her first morel forage, the Minneapolis Farmers Market on Nicollet Mall […]More
Grab your handwarmers, baseball fans! It’s almost time for the second annual Crispin Iceball Adventure Series, Jan. 30 at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. The free outdoor St. Paul Saints game is presented by Crispin Cider. And there’s another reason — besides watching chilly baseball — to freeze your toes off: Proceeds from food vendors […]More
George Foreman visits and hits up Matt’s Bar, Brasa, and Gasthof zur Gemütlichkeit; Metro names its favorite breakfast joints; The Well Fed Guide To Life heads to Red’s Savoy Uptown; Aaron thinks The Loop’s pizza is worth it on their half-off nights; and the Strib dishes on the Golden Fig’s events in honor of National […]More