From Nov. 19-23, Barbette will offer a special four-course prix fixe menu that pairs with Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau-Villages 2009. The meal will include caramelized onion pissaladiere with nicoise olives and chevre, butternut squash soup with lamb meatballs, braised red deer shanks or seared arctic char, and red wine-poached pears with mascarpone, pistachios, and lavender honey. […]More
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.
Simple, Good, and Tasty recommends you become a food adventurer by eating something new, chowhounds discuss the best ethnic desserts around town, Well Fed Guide to Life hits Ginger Hop, Girl Friday loves the atmosphere and rockstar staff at OM, and Stephanie March reports that Landon Schoenefeld is leaving Sea Change to open Haute Dish […]More
Brau Brothers Brewing Company is hosting two beer-related events this weekend in Lucan, MN. On Friday, 6:30pm, at The BrauHaus, there’ll be a four-course dinner with beer pairings for $25. Call 507.747.2796 for reservations. On Saturday from 11am to 8pm, the brewery is throwing HopFest [PDF], a festival with beer, food, and live music. Admission […]More
Some upcoming classes on gluten-free sweets, soups, and salads from Food Snobbery, a wild rice primer (plus wild rice soup) at Green Your Plate, Rachel reports that Punch Pizza is coming soon to the U, Anna from True Thai describes the True Thai menu items most popular with her strongest, fittest clientele, and bloggers weigh […]More
November’s Simple, Good, and Tasty local food dinner will be held at Spoonriver (750 S 2nd St., Minneapolis) on Nov. 1 at 7pm. Chef Brenda Langton will discuss her approach to food and cooking, and Nan Bailly of Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings will discuss her family’s vineyard and wine. Tickets for the three-course meal […]More
Aaron eats pizza at Chatterbox, Madeline Island’s The Pub, and Sauce Spirits & Soundbar, Scate lists her favorite burger joints, Teddy finds some rare ingredients at Marx Foods, Simple, Good, and Tasty gushes over the latest Harmony Valley produce, and, if you’ve got several hundred thousand dollars to spare, you could be the proud owner […]More
In honor of its first birthday, buying club / “real food” warehouse Traditional Foods Minnesota is hosting a barbecue party Saturday from 10am to 3pm. It’ll be grilling grass-fed pork chops and bison burgers, as well as beef patties from Thousand Hills Cattle Company. Members and non-members are welcome [hat tip to reader Kris].More