Variety Dining Blogs

Bad Waitress relaunches northeast Minneapolis location with new chef, menu and cocktails

The new concept will go live on Friday, Nov. 24

Surly Brewing rolls out new food menu for its massive beer hall

New food at Surly Brewing.

The brewery's totally remade lineup features dishes such as oysters on the half shell and oven-roasted trout.


In Frogtown, Joshua Broyles and his mother, Linda, talked about the death of John Broyles near the spot where he grew up playing.

How to combat St. Paul violence? Neighbors take differing views

Short-staffed Mpls. Health Department juggles growing inspection caseload
Tevlin: Luverne vets' last toast to fallen comrades is bittersweet
Minneapolis park police to be outfitted with body cameras

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A play-calling example provided by Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, along with terminology explanation:
Formation and motion: Red Left Switch Tight Close Z Right
Protection: Sprint Right G
Route concept: U Corner Halfback Flat

From Grant to Zimmer, Vikings play-calling has come a long way

Wild's four-game winning streak ends with 3-1 loss to Capitals
Windy City blues: Turnover-prone Gophers shut out at Northwestern
Shuster clinches record-setting fourth U.S. men's Olympics curling team

Windmills dot the landscape as a farmer harvested corn near Alden, Minn. Scenes like this have caused residents south of the area such as Dorenne Hansen to become more vocal in their opposition to the proposed project.

Wind project in southern Minnesota gets pushback

In holiday twist, Best Buy is selling Barbies, while Penney's hawks TVs
Chuck & Don's owners selling company to employees
Disaster claims soar in year of calamities

Why North? We have our reasons.

Domestic-abuse reforms are blueprint for addressing abuse of elderly
Sack cartoon: How Trump looks on Franken
Readers Write: Abuse of the elderly, changing a lake's name, relocating the homeless during the Super Bowl

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who sued network boss Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, at the home of her lawyer in Montclair, N.J., in 2016.

'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis

What will Olga Viso's legacy be? Her final year at the Walker was telling
Denzel Washington like you've never seen him before
In praise of the lowly cranberry, a manifesto for change

How Trump looks on Franken

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken held a roundtable discussion while touring Green Central Park Elementary School in October.

Hit by scandal, Franken faces questions about ability to do job

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal
The next legislative session is going to be strange
Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'

Air Force Gen. John Hyten is pictured in 2016.. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2017, the top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

No, a planet (still) is not about to destroy the Earth, weary NASA scientist says
'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic Church
Disaster claims soar in year of calamities

In an undated photo provided by the Argentine Navy, the submarine ARA San Juan docks in Buenos Aires. Argentine military ships and aircraft searched off the coast of the country for the submarine, which has been missing for three days, officials said.

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

Sinn Fein's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years
Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned
Climate conference in Bonn places big bet on the power of peer pressure

A play-calling example provided by Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, along with terminology explanation:
Formation and motion: Red Left Switch Tight Close Z Right
Protection: Sprint Right G
Route concept: U Corner Halfback Flat

From Grant to Zimmer, Vikings play-calling has come a long way

Craig: How McVay has the Rams partying like it's 1999
Scoggins: Hulk? Monster? Vikings' NT Joseph swallows opponents whole
Double trouble: Diggs-Thielen tandem creates matchup nightmares

Dallas Mavericks' J.J. Barea

NBA Insider: Barea helped lead relief effort for his native Puerto Rico

Wolves' Butler isn't bothered by missing shots
Mixing it up: Tyus Jones giving Wolves chemistry off the bench
Wolves-Detroit gameday preview

Minnesota Wild defenseman Mike Reilly (4) and defenseman Matt Dumba (24) battle for the puck against Washington Capitals right wing Alex Chiasson (39) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wild's four-game winning streak ends with 3-1 loss to Capitals

Dubnyk sits out vs. Capitals for 'mental break'
Sunday Q&A: Wild forward Matt Cullen
Capitals nix Wild's season-high win streak

On "Saturday Night Live," Sen. Al Franken was a focus of the Weekend Update segment.

'SNL Weekend Update' tears into 'SNL' alum Al Franken over sexual misconduct accusation

Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with multiple organ failure
An 'Incredibles' sequel is coming 14 years after the original
Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

Nye's is making a comeback: Same owners opening Nye's Piano Bar in same location

"It's going to be Nye's 2.0," the co-owner says.


Burger Friday: A meatloaf patty melt lights up the North Loop's Fulton Brewery

A brewery's top-flight chef retrieves a recipe from his resume and makes almost-burger magic.


New 'world cuisine' restaurant filling massive Rosa Mexicano space in downtown Mpls.

Prime Six will debut in mid December.


Sneak peek: Linden Hills gets Argentinian seafood restaurant, cocktail bar

Martina, from former Burch chef de cuisine Daniel del Prado, debuts on Thursday.


Mpls. diner Nighthawks joins the Kim Bartmann family of restaurants

Nighthawks, in the post-Landon Schoenefeld era, will change management.