Andy’s (Surreal) Garage AKA Mabuhay

Jucy Lucys. Spaghetti and meatballs. Asian buffet. Sunday brunch. Breakfast served all day. Authentic Filipino cuisine. Chicken and Ribs. Wings. Catering. All this… and more… appears to be in store at the old Andy’s Garage location at 1825 University Ave. in St. Paul. The overall thrust of the signage seems to be that Kenny’s Chicken […]


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 […]