Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Charity concert this weekend features John Munson, four local acts.
This weekend, bassist John Munson and his minimalist jazz trio The New Standards will headline a fundraiser for a Linden Hills church, to raise money for humanitarian aid in Guatemala. St. John's Episcopal Church has a long history working with communities in a particular part of rural Guatemala, minister Bill Peterson told Patch. The money raised at Saturday's event will go to fund that work. The fundraiser, called Building Bridges, will take place (PDF) at the Famous Dave's restaurant in Uptown, inside the Calhoun Square shopping center. The event opens at 1 p.m., while the four local acts, including The New Standards, runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. A $30 donation per attendee is suggested, and tickets will be available either at the door, …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The alt-weekly is under pressure to drop ads linked to underage prostitution.
The actions of Backpage.com could be starting to hurt Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages. Critics, including the Minneapolis City Council, accuse Backpage.com of not doing enough to clamp down on the child prostitution advertising that occurs in its pages. According to the Southwest Journal, every one of the 20 child prostitution cases the Minneapolis Police Department has investigated this year have led back to Backpage.com. The most girls in these cases were between 12 and 14, the Journal said. On Saturday, the Star-Tribune reported that local restaurant Famous Dave's would not be renewing its ads in City Pages, partially due to the controversy over the sex ads. Backpage.com is owned by City Pages's parent company, Village Voice Media, …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The grilling and barbecue experts at Famous Dave's are here to answer your questions.
Famous Dave's is practically a household name in the Twin Cities and a byword for good ribs. But how many of you know that when founder Dave Anderson decided to branch out from his Hayward, Wisconsin restaurant, he chose Southwest Minneapolis' Linden Hills neighborhood? That restaurant, humbly housed in a former gas station, was Anderson's stepping stone to greatness. In honor of the nation's 236th birthday this week, we've asked the fine folks at the Southwest Minneapolis Famous Dave's to be this week's Patch Pro. They'll be answering all your questions in the comment stream below about what they do best, grilling and barbecuing. They'll be on hand through Friday, July 13. Ask away!