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Tropical Smoothie Café Eyes Minnesota Expansion

Tropical Smoothie Café positions itself as a healthier option in the fast-casual segment with flatbreads, sandwiches and wraps to go along with classic and “Superfood” smoothies, which is why company execs believe the concept is a perfect fit for an active, outdoor-focused Twin Cities metro population.

A Toast to Meritage’s 10 Years in St. Paul

When Russell Klein laps the dining room of his iconic St. Paul French brasserie and oyster bar, Meritage, to check on his guests, it’s inevitable that someone will stop him to gush, “This is my favorite restaurant,” to which he often replies dryly, “Sometimes it’s mine, too.”

Server Speak: When Work and School Worlds Collide

When Work and School Worlds Collide

Summertime Is When the Reporting is Easy

Every profession has its share of odd requests. As a journalist I get press releases that illicit a response that ranges from “YES, Yes, yes” to “OK, that’s useful” to “really?“

News: Circus Comes To Town

Upstairs Circus brings new meaning to the phrase “craft cocktail.”

Industry Ink

Reed Allen Evavold is part of the four-chef dance at Tenant, a great new dining experience in the old Piccolo location.

Shake Up at Schools and Other News

Well, this may be small potatoes in the big scheme of adolescent life, but for students at Eastern Carver County Schools, personalizing their food is just another way the district is “personalizing learnings.”

How to Draw an Artist out

We were so enamored Artist Lisa Troutman's style that we asked her to draw her answers to a Q&A we usually receive written answers to.

Culinary Curiosities: The Origin of the Sandwich

Sandwiches are a staple of modern American life. Whether it’s an egg McMuffin for breakfast, tuna salad for lunch or a hot French Dip for dinner, most of us will eat at least one (or maybe more) a day.

Touring the MSP Airport’s New Eateries

Just like a neighborhood restaurant should reflect its neighborhood, an airport should reflect its city’s cuisine—or cities in the case of MSP airport.

Stickney Hill Farms Gears Up Production With New Facility

The label says Stickney Hill Dairy, but the goats, who at one time were the local supplier, no longer hang around waiting to be called into duty.

Chef’s Dish: Keven Kvalsten at FireLake Grill

Keven Kvalsten went to France to pursue professional bike racing, and returned with a passion for French cooking.
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