New craft beer restaurant taking flight at MSP

Craft beer lovers from around the world are about to be treated to some of Minnesota’s finest at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Stone Arch, a new Minnesota craft-beer restaurant that will be located in the former Chili’s space in the airport mall, near the entrance to Concourse F, is on pace to open this summer […]

Origami Restaurant Closing in Downtown Minneapolis

Origami Restaurant announced today that it will be closing its doors in downtown Minneapolis on December 23. The authentic sushi and Japanese cuisine restaurant opened 26 years ago and has since raised the bar for sushi establishments in the Twin Cities and around Minnesota. It says its Uptown location will remain open. Here’s the full release: […]

St. Paul City Council to vote on loosening liquor license laws for restaurants

St. Paul restaurants, new and established, may soon have an easier time obtaining a full liquor license. On Tuesday, November 10, the St. Paul Charter Commission passed an amendment to the City Charter that would allow more licensed restaurants an opportunity to obtain a full liquor license. The catch? The city will have to redefine what it means to […]

The Blue Door Pub is Opening a Third Location

The Blue Door Pub is opening a third location just north of the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus, reports Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Blue Door’s co-owner Jeremy Woerner confirmed the company signed a lease for 1514 Como Avenue. H/T bizjournals.com

Dessa Dishes with Chef Alex Roberts

Photos by Stacy Schwartz There are few professions in which a trim physique could be considered a liability. Alex Roberts is a clear-eyed, dark-haired chef who looks like a Crossfit devotee (which he is). During Obama’s first presidential run, Roberts’ soul food restaurant Brasa, was a regular destination for the campaign volunteers. Stately older black […]