Love Minneapolis’ Spoonbridge and Cherry? Now you can eat it
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by scarfing an edible replica of the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture at Gather by D’Amico at Walker Art Center.
The dessert is available through the summer as a special item on the menu and includes a chocolate mousse dome on a chocolate shortbread, a chocolate almond cake filled with cherry cheesecake and a bittersweet-chocolate tart drizzled with cherry compote.
To finish it, a marzipan cherry is perched atop a spoon made of molded chocolate.
America’s Best Cities for Pizza
No. 1 Chicago
No. 2 Providence, RI
No. 3 New York City
No. 4 Philadelphia
No. 5 Boston
No. 6 Minneapolis/St. Paul
Readers may have just discovered the Twin Cities’ array of classic and quirky pizzas: the metropolis climbed nine slots since last year. Punch Pizza, with several locations, has serious VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana) street cred, while Pizza Luce interprets the dish more loosely, offering a “western pizza” with scrambled eggs, bacon, and peppers for brunch. The hottest newcomer is artisan-style Pizzeria Lola, opened by a Korean-American chef and featuring a short-ribs-powered Korean BBQ pizza.
No. 7 San Diego
No. 8 Savannah, GA
No. 9 Nashville
No. 10 Kansas City, MO
No. 11 San Francisco
No. 12 Portland, ME
No. 13 San Antonio, TX
No. 14 Portland, OR
No. 15 Austin, TX
No. 16 Houston
No. 17 Memphis, TN
No. 18 Los Angeles
No. 19 Baltimore
No. 20 Orlando, FL
James Beard Foundation: Kramarczuk’s is an “America’s Classics”
The James Beard Foundation has reaffirmed what Twin Citians have known for years. Namely, that Kramarczuk’s is worthy of joining the fraternity of “America’s Classics.”
The culinary foundation announced today that the northeast Minneapolis landmark is the recipient of one of five annual “America’s Classics” honors, which are given to restaurants “that have timeless appeal and are beloved for quality food that reflects the character of their community.”
What a fitting tribute to the source for cabbage rolls, dumplings, sauerkraut-smothered house-made sausages, savory crepes topped with horseradish-fortified sour cream, kielbasa, bratwurst (an iconic Target Field favorite) kolaches and other trademark menu items, all of which have been luring hungry Minnesotans to northeast Minneapolis for nearly 60 years.
Supper with Shakespeare: The Evolution of English Banqueting
Thursday, December 13, 2012—Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tudor Room (325) and Gallery 332
Dextrose truck parked on a Minneapolis street advertising candy as a delicious food. (1938) via Minnesota Historical Society
Candy Is Delicious Food, Enjoy Some Every Day!
Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities
Unbeknownst to him, James Norton started the research for his newest book, Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities (Globe Pequot Press), long before its recent publication. Norton, the editor of The Heavy Table and who also has written for City Pages, Minnesota Monthly, and Chow.com, drew on his five years of eating all over the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to develop a snappy yet comprehensive overview of the most noteworthy restaurants, markets, and unique culinary offerings.
Recipes, road trips, and recommended food blogs — Norton covers them all. Paging through the book, out-of-towners will be amazed at the variety of food-fueled experiences this area has to offer, while we locals can boast of the tasty bounty we get to enjoy any day of the week.
via Heavy Table.
Very cool, way to go James!
Went to Lions Tap this weekend
Made my first ever visit to Lions Tap in Eden Prairie over the weekend. If you’ve never been to Lions Tap, here’s the menu…hamburgers, french fries, pop & beer. That’s it. Don’t ask for a chicken sandwich, salad or dessert, they don’t serve that. I’ll say it again…hamburgers, french fries, pop & beer.
Lions Tap has been around forever and are quite famous for their hamburgers. I got the California Cheese with an order of their fries, and I will say it was a tasty little burger. The burger itself isn’t all that big, but it had good flavor and the price was fairly moderate. Not the greatest hamburger I’ve had, but if you have never been and are in the area, it is worth checking out.
Plus there is this awesome painting hanging in their dining room.
I could stare at it for hours.
Wow, the Heavy Table listed all the just opened/coming soon restaurants in the Twin Cities today. Visit their site to see the full list.
•The Kenwood, 2115 W 21st St, Minneapolis | 612.377.3695
•Cafe Maude at Loring, 1612 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis | 612.767.9080
•Murray’s, 26 S 6th St, Minneapolis. Open again after remodel. | 612.339.0909
•Little Tijuana, 17 E 26th St, Minneapolis | 612.872.0578
•Eat Shop Kitchen / Bar, 16605 County Rd 24, Plymouth | 763.270.5929
•Yogurt Lab, 80 8th St S, Minneapolis (IDS Center skyway) | 612.886.3084
•Copper Pot Indian Grill, 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis | 612.331.6677
•Glory :Days. 500 5th Ave NW, New Brighton. Revamped sports bar from :D-Spot owner. | 651.633.2226
•Five Guys, 2300 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis | 612.224.9161
•Foxy Falafel, 791 Raymond Ave, St. Paul | 651.243.0813
•Indeed Brewing, 711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis | 612.643.1226
•People’s Organic, IDS Center Crystal Court (80 S 8th St), Minneapolis | 612.208.0021
•Lone Oak Grill, 3010 Eagandale Pl, Eagan | 651.789.2081
•Spice Thai Cafe, 7704 160th St, Lakeville | 952.997.7423
•Bon Vie Cafe / A Piece of Cake, now combined at 485 Selby Ave, St. Paul | 651.846.0016
•Pizza Luce, 800 W 66th St, Richfield | 612.767.8603
•El Burrito Mercado, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis (Midtown Global Market)
•Masu Sushi & Robata, Third Floor, Mall of America | 952.896.6278
•Somos Peru, 6009 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis. | 612.244.3400
•Rusty Taco, 522 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis | 612.278.5630
•Nadia Cakes, 11650 Fountains Dr, Suite 207, Maple Grove | 763.575.8885
•Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub, 2724 E 38th St, Minneapolis. Opens next week. | 612.328.1450
•The Gray House, 610 W Lake St, Minneapolis. Opens in September.
•Nightingale, 2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Opens in September.
•Bar Louie, 1348 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis. Opens in September.
•Northgate Brewing, 3134 California St NE, Minneapolis. Opens for growler sales in October. | 612.234.1056
•Sabbai Cuisine, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis (Midtown Global Market) | 952.233.5662
•Well Seasoned, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis (Midtown Global Market) | 612.886.2489
•Azia Market Bar & Restaurant, 2550 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis | 612.813.1200
•Smack Shack, Washington Ave N and 6th Ave N, Minneapolis.
•The Belmore, 25 4th St N, Minneapolis. Opens this fall.
•Blue Door Pub, 3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis. Opens this fall.
•Republic, 3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Opens late fall.
•The Lynn on Bryant, 50th St and Bryant Ave, Minneapolis. Opens this fall.
•New Bohemia, 233 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
•Tangiers Eatery and Lounge, 116 First Ave N, Minneapolis.
•Dangerous Man Brewing, 1300 2nd St NE, Minneapolis | 612.209.2626
•The Original Just Turkey Restaurant, 3758 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis
•Yogurt Lab, 5007 France Ave S, Minneapolis; 309 SE Oak St, Minneapolis
•Rincon 38, 3801 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis | 612.408.7063
•Fitger’s Brewhouse, 107 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012.
•Burch, 1942 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Isaac Becker’s planned steakhouse in old Burch Pharmacy; opens in late 2012 / early 2013.
•World Street Kitchen, 2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012.
•612 Brew taproom, 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012.
•Union, 733 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Opens in November.
•Origami, 1352 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis. Moving from Minnetonka location; opens Dec. 1.
•Unnamed Kim Bartmann restaurant, 1014 E 38th St, Minneapolis
•Mill City Cafe, NE Minneapolis. Still searching for new location.
•Rocky and Shem’s Ice Cream Shoppe, 56th St and Chicago Ave, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012 / early 2013.
•Sandcastle, Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis. Doug Flicker’s concessionaire restaurant at the lake. Opens spring 2013.
Minnesota’s First Gastro-Poster Sale
via Heavy Table, click pic for deets
Tootie’s On Lowry
Today’s lunch was the Black & Bleu Burger at Tootie’s on Lowry. And let’s be clear about one thing, Tootie’s is a dive bar/restaurant in the North Side of Minneapolis (Lowry & Upton) that has somehow managed to survive for decades in a neighborhood that shifts from being “not bad” to “sketchy” depending on the year, and without any sort of cosmetic updates to their interior as other restaurants around North die off.
Their burgers are fantastic.
If Victory 44 or Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den are as far into the North Side that you travel, you need to correct this mistake and check out Tootie’s.
Like I said, nothing fancy, but damn good burgers can be found here.