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James Beard Winners With Connections to the Twin Cities

I was sitting upstairs at Tilia while the staff took turns in the back checking the live internet feed to see if their boss, Steven Brown, would walk away with the coveted James Beard Award for Best Chef: Midwest.

FSN to Produce Charlie Awards

Longtime sponsor Foodservice News has agreed to take over production and administration of the Charlie Awards—the annual celebration of the best of the food and beverage industries in the Twin Cities—from the founders of the annual event, Scott Mayer and Sue Zelickson.

Jamie Malone, Erik Anderson Are Grand Café’s New Owners

Well, the rumors are true. Jamie Malone and fellow chef and partner Erik Anderson, who have long been working on another restaurant, Brut, bought Grand Café and, after some updates, will reopen the neighborhood spot in May.

Servers in Minneapolis Average $28/Hour, MRA Survey Says

The Pathway to $15 campaign released March 27 the results of a wage survey that shows tipped restaurant employees in Minneapolis average $28.56 an hour based on their hourly wage and tips. The survey also showed that cooks average $13.89 an hour and that support employees make $12.64 an hour.

Chef Grae Nonas Wins Minneapolis Cochon 555 Title

Minneapolis has a new Prince of Porc. Grae Nonas, who came from Austin, Texas, to open Tullibee restaurant at The Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis, took the mantle during the local stop of the 2017 Cochon 555 tour.

Angel Food Bakery Wants to Keep Your Bad Ex-lovers on Pins and Needled

Want an ex-love to experience a little justified bad Juju? There’s a doughnut for that.

Ready to Return: The Lexington Sets Opening Date

Expect an elevated menu of supper club favorites and cocktails including an old fashioned, brandy slush and rum punch.

Here’s Why Diners Are Losing Their Appetites

Bonnie Riggs, a veteran researcher at the NPD Group, noticed a numerical anomaly as she examined last year’s industry traffic. It stopped halfway through 2016, then nosedived.

Restaurant Association Responds to Mayor’s Support for Higher Minneapolis Minimum Wage

The MRA’s announcement came a day after Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges issued a statement changing her position in support of a higher city-only minimum wage, which she said the city council would pass in the first half of 2017. What that wage should be, Hodges doesn’t say, but she made clear she doesn’t support a different wage for tipped workers.

‘Authentic Feel’ Drives Concept Creation at The Briar Group

What started with a few Irish pubs in Boston has grown to become The Briar Group, a collection of 14 restaurant concepts ranging from casual bar to upscale dining. And as CEO Austin O’Connor tells Franchise Times’ Laura Michaels, location and authenticity are what drive growth.

Stars of the Future Event Showcases Young Talent

Stars of the Future is a small-plate tasting fundraiser for Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation’s ProStart program held at the W Hotel in Minneapolis.

Food on Demand Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

After working on our Food on Demand media project, this editor's holiday gifts will not only be delivered by a third party, they'll be reoccurring. And her gift to you is an informative e-newsletter on this demanding and disruptive new trend for restaurants and the foodservice industry.
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