Trailblazers 2017: Jack Riebel

Chef Jack Riebel grew up just four blocks from an iconic St. Paul dining establishment: The Lexington. “My mom came in here all the time,” Riebel said in an interview with the Pioneer Press in January of 2017. “I remember eating the pot pie at the bar.” So perhaps it was no surprise that after … [ Read more]

Eat This Now! Shepard’s Pie and more at Half Time Rec

When we hear that a dive bar intends to tidy up its act, we’re filled with trepidation. We’re attached to our destitute destinations because there’s a shiny, soulless bar with an “modern gastropub food concept” on every corner. Why ruin the character you didn’t clean for 20 years to build? Why slap lipstick on a pig … [ Read more]

Smoked Beef Long Rib and Founder’s Dirty Bastard at the Butcher & the Boar

Food Meets Beer Finds Hearty Fare at the Butcher & the Boar By John Garland, Heavy Table It’s hard to imagine two things going together much better than grilled sausage and cold beer. So it’s no surprise that Butcher & The Boar, the instant-classic steakhouse on Hennepin Avenue, features such a thoughtful and thorough craft … [ Read more]

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