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Mpls. coffee shop adds 2nd location, touts cheeky 'Starbucks PSL' look-alike

The latest Five Watt Coffee shop expands to cocktails, food and a tongue-in-cheek fall favorite remake.


Here's a twist: Minneapolis chef replaced by chef he replaced

After a 10-year run, Patrick Atanalian has left the kitchen at Sanctuary. His replacement is his predecessor, Gary Stenberg.


New North Loop restaurant opens in former Gardner Hardware building

Nolo's Kitchen in Minneapolis.

Nolo's Kitchen debuted on Monday; Basement Bar is coming Oct. 20.


Tiny Nicollet Mall crepe shop to reopen after hearing Super Bowl pitch

Upon reflection (a week in France helped) and encouraging words from the Super Bowl host committee, owner Al Lenne is giving his tiny creperie another shot.


Nicollet Mall reconstruction closes once-popular crepe shop, owner says

"At first I was mad," said La Belle Crepe owner Alain Lenne. "Now I'm just tired of it."


New seafood restaurant, fish market by acclaimed chef opens next week

Chef Tim McKee gives us a sneak peek inside his one-of-a-kind project in St. Paul's Lowertown.


Goodbye, summer: Four restaurants in Twin Cities parks are closing for season

Seasonal restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul parks are getting ready to hibernate. Hurry in.


Former Cafe Maude space in south Minneapolis will be California fusion restaurant

The new restaurant, called Book Club, will feature California fusion and do a lot of takeout.


Burger Friday: Single-patty sensation takes flight at the Bird on Loring Park

The breakfast-and-lunch remake of the Third Bird also cranks out phenomenal fries.


Celebrate National Coffee Day with these 5 new Twin Cities shops

Just another excuse for your java-filled mid-day office exodus.


Bulldog NE closing, will reopen with new owner and new name

After 11 years, longtime chef Kevin Kraus will take the restaurant and bar into the next era.


O'Cheeze food truck opening a cheese bar in St. Paul food hall

Officers line up at the O'Cheeze food truck for a special event at Minneapolis City Hall.

When it arrives next spring, look for 50-plus cheeses, plus beer, wine and cocktails.


Tattersall Distilling to open new cocktail room at MSP Airport

Tattersall will debut its second location next year.


One of Uptown's largest restaurants closing to make way for new Pourhouse

Coup d'Etat will shutter its doors on Oct. 1, setting the stage for a new Pourhouse.


New 'hidden' Japanese whiskey bar opens above Kado No Mise in North Loop

The small, second-floor lounge features rare bottles of Japanese-made whiskey, and can be accessed through the sushi restaurant below.


Argentinian seafood restaurant going into former Upton 43 in Linden Hills

Chef Danny del Prado's latest project will debut next month.


Famous for burgers and malts, St. Paul's beloved St. Clair Broiler will close

The diner will serve its last hamburger on Sept. 30


Golden's, a Lowertown deli classic, closes its doors

The restaurant's bagel stand at the St. Paul Farmer's Market will remain.


Chef Lenny Russo takes reins at St. Paul’s Commodore after closing Heartland

The six-time James Beard Award nominee comes on board next week.


Burger Friday goes to the Minnesota State Fair

It's all about the $2.25 burger at the Midway Mens Club, one of the fair's great bargains.