Upton 43 nominated among best new restaurants in the nation by USA TODAY

USA TODAY’s 10Best editors, in tandem with a panel of food and travel experts, have searched (and tasted) the country high and low for the best new restaurants that have opened within the past year-and-a-half. And one Minneapolis eatery is on the leaderboard: Upton 43. Opened in December 2015, chef Erick Harcey is at the culinary … [ Read more]

Wedge, Eastside, Linden Hills co-ops exploring merger

After months of study, the boards of Wedge Community Co-op, Linden Hills Co-op, and Eastside Food Co-op are asking their members/owners to consider a proposal for the neighborhood grocery stores to merge into a single organization that would have more than 32,000 members and $75 million in sales, reports the Star Tribune. Wedge Chief Executive … [ Read more]

Upton 43 opens suddenly in Linden Hills

One of 2015’s most anticipated restaurant openings dropped without much ado. Upton 43 opened suddenly for dinner yesterday in Linden Hills, after nearly a year of planning and construction. The restaurant is chef Erick Harcey’s (Victory 44) French-infused nod to his grandmother’s Swedish cooking. Among the few details to emerge so far, the hours will … [ Read more]

Chatterbox Pubs file Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The MSP Business Journal is reporting that Chatterbox Enterprises, Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company operates the two Chatterbox Pubs in Minneapolis – on East 35th Street and in Linden Hills. The Chatterbox in Highland Park, St. Paul, operates under a separate corporation. [H/T MSP Biz Journal]