Homegrown Minneapolis: Five Observations

Homegrown Minneapolis is designed as “an initiative to develop recommendations for the City of Minneapolis to improve sales, distribution and consumption of fresh, locally grown foods.” The project is confusing, ambitious, and has the potential to be tremendously important. Structured as a series of advisory committees working in concert with Mayor R.T. Rybak’s office, the […]


2009 James Beard Foundation Awards Nominations

Those who follow the gastronomic equivalent of the Oscars may find the following piece of information interesting: the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists have been posted. A few Upper Midwestern rising (or shining) stars to consider… OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR Larry D’Amico and Richard D’Amico, D’Amico & Partners, Minneapolis OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT Lucia’s Restaurant, Minneapolis BEST NEW […]