First Look: Pearl & the Thief brings Southern comfort to Stillwater

Executive chef Justin Sutherland and general manager Joseph Pirri of St. Paul’s Handsome Hog are opening their new Southern-inspired restaurant, Pearl & the Thief, in downtown Stillwater on Tuesday, May 29. Between the comfort food dishes and its striking design, Pearl & the Thief progresses the food and drink scene in the historic river town. … [ Read more]

Augustine’s Bar & Bakery coming to the Saintly City this fall

After hitting the 10-year mark earlier this year, the team behind The Happy Gnome—the nationally recognized craft beer bar in St. Paul—is looking beyond the walls of their 498 Selby Avenue location. It’s not a second Happy Gnome, but an altogether new project from owner Tony Andersen, Gnome pastry chef Hollis Roads, and another silent … [ Read more]

New Blue Door Pub restaurant to open next week

Next week will be a good one for burger enthusiasts in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood as the Blue Door Pub opens its third restaurant location. In a Facebook post Friday morning, the Blue Door Pub announced that the new restaurant at 1514 Como Ave SE, nearby Van Cleve Park, will be open starting next week (firm opening … [ Read more]

Former chef of W.A. Frost opens Heirloom in St. Paul

Chef Wyatt Evans is putting his 11 years of experience helming the kitchen at W.A. Frost to work at his own restaurant, Heirloom, which opened on December 22. Heirloom is located in a brick building on the corner of Marshall and Cretin Avenues in St. Paul’s Merriam Park neighborhood. According to an interview with the … [ Read more]