Doug Anderson's New Place Is Open and It's Not Called Al's Super Assss Friday

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Photo courtesy of Doug Anderson
The "Real Reuben" from the French Hen/La Bas

No, its not called Al's Super Assss Friday, as promised, at least not yet. Though he does promise that it's coming.

In the meantime, infinitely quotable Anderson, restaurateur, raconteur, punk rocker, has adopted a quaint little Cathedral Hill breakfast and lunch joint called the French Hen, and he's hand-whisking hollandaise all morning. Which might just be the most punk rock thing you've heard all day.

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Sidhe, a Wiccan Brewery, Opens and Impresses in East St. Paul's Payne-Phalen

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Amanda Pruka

It's easy to paint the newly opened Sidhe Brewing Company (pronounced "she") as "the Wiccan brewery," but the new start-up isn't just a female-owned nanobrewery with an affinity for Mother Earth. It's also a much needed watering hole addition to St. Paul's east side.

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Disco Dogs, Fried Chicken, and a New Schoenefeld Burger: Nighthawks Opens Today

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Mecca Bos

Aside from being one of the most heralded local chefs, Landon Schoenefeld is also a Phish-loving hippie kid from Aberdeen, South Dakota. And also: Midwestern through and through, affable goofball, infectious laugher, quick wit, and an unmatched bouncy strutter in white kitchen clogs.

Over the years his cooking at Haute Dish (they celebrate their fifth anniversary this week) has taken on a mind of its own and risen to the ranks of cuisine -- clever somersaults of a middle America kid's staples: a greasy takeout bag of General Tso's chicken gone, you know, haute -- here it meets foie gras. At the new, hotly anticipated Nighthawks, here's what we see: casual, inviting, inclusive, and a place where the chef gets to doff any shackles and be a kid again. Here's our take on a first meal.

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Japanese Rice Bowls At One, Two, Three Sushi: The Best New Skyway Lunch

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Mecca Bos

You already knew that One, Two, Three Sushi was sort of the Chipotle of sushi -- choose your rice, choose your protein, choose your veg, and they roll it up right in front of you, just like, you know 1, 2, 3. But now they've got a new location and a new item, and it's better than their sushi, which sometimes didn't stand up to all the other good skyway sushi places already doing great work. But now they've got something much, much better, and wait for it.... It might just be better than a Chipotle burrito bowl.

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Newcomer 56 Brewing to Introduce Its Beer at Grumpy's NE Tonight

Categories: Beer, Now Open

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Loren Green

Keeping up with the newest beers and breweries in the Twin Cities is like a full-time job. Minneapolis's newest brewery, 56 Brewing, will add to your workload this week, offering a preview of their lineup at Grumpy's NE and pouring all four of their flagships at a discounted price.

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Lone Grazer Creamery Is Newest Addition to Kieran Folliard's Food Building

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Mecca Bos
Rueben Nilsson is the cheesemaker behind Lone Grazer Creamery

It was a simple dream: Reuben Nilsson wanted to make something that he could share with others at the end of the day. He went to the University of Minnesota to study food science, graduated, and knew he would make beer or cheese. He worked at the Caves of Faribault for seven years, making some of the best blue cheeses in our region. He made mention to a friend that he might want to go off on his own one day. His friend said: "I know a guy."

That guy? Kieran Folliard of Kieran's, of Three Gingers, one of the masterminds behind Red Table Meat, and now mastermind behind Food Building, a northeast Minneapolis space where food wizards come to do what they do best, and then share it with the world.

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

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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?
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Cafe Racer Colombian BBQ and Hot Dogs Now Open in Seward Clicquot Club Space

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Photo courtesy of Cafe Racer Facebook page

We like the idea of the convergence of Cafe Racer and the Clicquot Club building in Seward. Cafe Racer is one of those hardworking little food trucks that has been around for a couple of years, but you may not have heard of it -- owners Luis and Christine Patino create Colombian home-cooking favorites that Louis learned, where else, but in his grandmama's kitchen. He was a paralegal who got a wild hair to follow his heart, where else, but into the kitchen.

The Clicquot Club building has always been a coveted space for little restaurants that could (and sometimes couldn't). It's in a desirable neighborhood and cute as a button. It's formerly been the ill-fated Cake Eater Bakery, and then the Donut Cooperative. Here's to hoping the Patinos will have a more permanent stay.

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Snack Attack? Junk Food Delivery Service "Fetch My Soda" to the Rescue

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Photo courtesy of Fetch My Soda Facebook Page
Don't get up. Let Fetch My Soda fix that snack attack.

Must drinkers always, always have all the fun?

DrinkFly liquor delivery service launched last year for booze at the touch of an app when traveling isn't desirable or prudent.

But what about when other cravings strike and traveling, even to the corner store, is just as undesirable?

Fetch my Soda has got you.

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Tinto Cocina + Cantina Is Now Open and Serving Made-to-Order Tortillas

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Mecca Bos

Uptown has been desperately wringing its hands in hopes of some good Mexican food. Recent transplant Salsa a la Salsa has largely disappointed, as have Lagos Tacos and Nico's for really good, craveable tacos with a dose of authenticity. Real-deal handmade corn masa tortillas, well seasoned roasted meats, nose-running chile, and lots of fresh cilantro with shaved radish and lime. Tinto Cocina + Cantina might just be poised to fit that bill. Jesus. We pray.

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