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Park Square's New Play Highlights Winey Customers and Life

Servers especially will appreciate the humor in the Park Square Theater’s latest production, Sometimes There’s Wine, a two-woman play about relationships fueled by wine.

The Hosts With the Most (Culinary Gigs) in Town Return to the Charlies

The Charlie Awards is pleased to welcome back the all-star food-reporting team of Jason DeRusha and Joy Summers as hosts of the 2019 Charlie Awards, Sunday, January 27, at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis

October 17 is Deadline for Charlies Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Charlie Awards were kicked off September 17 at the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka. If you weren't able to make it, use this QR code on your phone's camera to nominate your favorites.

Why Denmark Has Some of the Best Restaurants in the World

To prepare for my two-week trip to Denmark, my daughter, who was going to there to teach for a year, gave me the book, How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark. I didn’t open it until after I had spent a week in Copenhagen and was wowed by the food.

A menu rebirth at Bardo

As Remy Pettus places the plate of chevre agnolotti with sweet corn, bacon and English peas on the table, the chef and owner of Bardo explains this is the fifth iteration of the pasta dish, an evolution that illustrates his overall approach to running his restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis.

It’s all fun and games until the nominations are in

Plan to join us at the kick-off for the Charlie Awards Monday, September 17, at the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka, from 4 to 6 p.m.. Have a glass of wine or a beer from Bang Brewing, one of the finalists in last year’s Beverage Innovator category. Missing the MN Fair’s fare? Nosh on cheese curds, mini donuts, pizza (including a special Charlies-inspired pizza) and the obligatory veggie tray.

Charlies Season Kicks Off with Nomination Party Sept. 17

Monday, September 17 is the first day the Twin Cities food and beverage community can nominate their peers for the 2019 Charlie Awards at the official Charlies kickoff at the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka from 4 to 6 p.m.

Let the Coronation Begin…

Join us to kick-off the Charlie Awards season Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Big Thrill Factory, 17585 MN-7, Minnetonka. Come for the food, the alcoholic beverages and to nominate the 2019 Award finalists-but stay for the bowling. We promise to make the drive worth your time.

Chef David Fhima Charms at Cooking with the Stars Fundraiser

“I’m the anti-boil chef,” the charismatic David Fhima told the hungry donors gathered in Perspectives’ Kids Café’s kitchen Monday night (June 27) to watch and learn as he prepared a seafood/rice dish. He’s also anti-olive oil for sautéing and anti-frozen peeled shrimp (the machines they use to de-shell them tend to scrape off a layer that leads to less flavorful shrimp) and also anti-salting food prematurely.

High School Students Receive Scholarships from Hospitality MN

The Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation held its annual scholarship luncheon May 23 at the White Bear Country Inn in White Bear Lake.

Case Study: Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Tip Pooling

Foodservice News covered the Surly case back in March, but as part of our library of resources for restaurant owners, we wanted to post this thoughtful look at the case by attorney Ansis Viksnins of Monroe Moxness Berg in Minneapolis.

Shea Design Celebrates 40 Years in Style

With a little help from its friends, Shea Design celebrated 40 years with heavy hors d’oeuvres and heavy-weight clients.
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