Like Bulldog N.E.? Try Woodbury's Tamarack Tap Room April 7

Categories: Coming Soon

Photo of Tamarack Tap Room Facebook Page
Bourbon, beer, and burgers are coming to Woodbury. Good ones!

The relative food desert of Woodbury will get more flush in a couple of weeks with the opening of Tamarack Tap Room. All that stuff you used to have to drive for? Great burgers, beer, and bourbon? They've got it. Not only that, but Bulldog N.E. chef Kevin Kraus has been quietly consulting on the menu, with 15 specialty burgers and a bunch of other cool stuff.

Some more menu sneak peeks:

See also:
Coming Soon to Woodbury: Burgers, Beer, and Bourbon

More »

Look Out, Bite Squad -- Litespeed Bike Delivery Brings Food Fast and Hot

Categories: Now Open

Photo courtesy of Litespeed Delivery Faebook Page
Anything cars can do bikes can do better

Cars are so 2008. Jean Paul Beaulieu knew it when the recession hit and his 15-year tenure at Chiang Mai Thai suddenly became far less lucrative than it once was.

As an avid cyclist will usually do in times of strife, he turned to his bike. It seemed to offer answers. He knew he needed to get out of the food industry, but not entirely, because he loved it. So, what if he could combine the two?
See also:
Rock-It Bike Delivery: Bringing cupcakes, booze, and mice to your door

More »

Bloody Mary Bill: No More Waiting for Booze at Sunday Brunch

Categories: Brunch, News

Susan Lucas Hoffman

Waking up early on Sunday morning is hideous enough. But when you need some hair of the dog urgently and no brunch place serves that particular brand of pick-me-up before 10 a.m.? There is weeping. There is gnashing of teeth. Won't anybody help?

The Minnesota legislature hears your cries.

See also:
Four New Brunches at Four Hot Spots

More »

16: Coffee and French Toast at Tongue in Cheek

Ryan Huesby
A brunch stack that makes all your decisions for you

Making the call (or let's be real, group text) to get people together and go to weekend brunch is the easy part. The hard decisions present themselves once you arrive at the restaurant and start perusing the menu. Should you go for all out carbs and sweetness with a pile of pancakes? Or choose the protein-rich route of something eggy with a side of bacon? The beauty of brunch at Tongue in Cheek in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of St. Paul (dubbed the East Side Eat Street) is that you can truly have it both ways, that is if you order the misleadingly titled Coffee and French Toast.

See also:
Tongue in Cheek twists, turns, and ultimately delivers

More »

Super Soups: Warming Bowls for the Final Wintry Stretch

Categories: Eat This

Mecca Bos
Leek potato soup at Dan Kelly's: comforting and beautiful

The steely gray of late March commands some type of action. These drab days, sad days, nothing-much-to-do days can drive one to:

A: Drink
B: Cry
C: Drink and Cry
D: Climb into bed and consume soup

"D" being the most "centered" option, the one that will worry your family the least, our advice is to do just that. A list to get us all started on the road to sound mental health.

See also:
The Third Bird gives comfort food the highbrow treatment

More »

Revival Fried Chicken and Southern Restaurant Opens Friday for Lunch

Categories: Coming Soon

Photo courtesy of Revival Facebook Page
Col. Sanders ain't got shit on this

Well, cock-a-doodle-doo! The sacred event has finally arrived. Friday at 11 a.m. marks the official opening date of the much-anticipated Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone (of Corner Table) fried chicken restaurant, Revival, in the old Corner Table space at 4257 Nicollet Ave. S.

But probably, you'll be able to recognize it by the line we imagine will be twisting around the block. Here's a sneak peek of the menu:

See also:
Corner Table chef Thomas Boemer talks fried chicken, Alain Ducasse, and Revival

More »

17: Pan Bagnat at Meritage

Sean McPherson

The pan bagnat is the stuff of picnic legend in France, a delight that, according to a New York Times recipe involves sitting on the tin foil-protected sandwich en route to your picnic destination. But don't worry if you don't have time to make a sandwich using your sit bones; at Meritage, a diner can take a seat at the bar and enjoy a pan bagnat so good that we'd sing the Marseillaise if our mouths weren't full of tuna.

See also:
18: Blackened Salmon Toro at Shag

More »

Chef Hoppin': Chefs Moving On From Barbette and Red Stag

Categories: News

Hilary Roberts
Sarah Master is leaving Barbette to open her own restaurant

Big staffing changes at two big restaurants.

See also:
Sarah Master of Barbette Shows Us How to Make the Perfect Carrot Cake

More »

Forget Your Old Faves, Here Are Some Alternative Patios to Try This Summer

Categories: The Lists

George Byron Griffiths, GBG Photography
Looking for al fresco dining downtown? Try the patio at Sea Change

Spring is here! (Well, almost.) And it's here earlier than ever, meaning you'll be jostling for real estate at all the most obvious al fresco eating and drinking places. We've got a few less conspicuous spots for you to consider.

See also:
Three New Twin Cities Eateries Up Their Neighborhoods' Appeal

More »

Is "The Danger" Up and Running at Betty Danger's Country Club?

Categories: Haute Gossip

Benjamin Carter Grimes
Seems "The Danger" is up and running -- at least for some test runs.

Ever since she opened her amped-up northeast Minneapolis country club, Betty Danger has been coy when it comes to doling out details about her eponymous eatery. For someone with so much bling, we're surprised she's such a coquette. But true artistes like to let their masterpieces speak for themselves, and Ms. Danger seems to be no different.

While the Betty Danger's website is still projecting an opening date of April 1 for her "mechanical tree" (Ferris wheel), we spotted a Facebook video with actual humans riding it and taking vids, natch.

See also:
Betty Danger's: The Tour

More »