Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Local book store bringing in chicken expert Tuesday night.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Attention ambitious locavores! Tuesday night, make sure to stop off at the Wild Rumpus bookstore in Linden Hills to talk chicken. While Wild Rumpus is famous for the bevvy of animals who make the store home—including two chickens named Carl Sagan and Ethel—Tuesday night's event is not about the store's denizens. Instead, owner Tom Braun is bringing in chicken expert and author Christine Heppermann to give a beak-to-tail feathers primmer on raising Gallus gallus domesticus in an urban setting. Heppermann will be joined by several members of Chicken-Run Rescue, an animal shelter based in Minneapolis that deals with the fallout from inexperienced, would-be city farmers. The organization is the subject of Heppermann's new book, "City Chickens…
Monday, July 9, 2012
What you missed while Patch tabled at local food gathering.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
What's on sale at the farmers markets this weekend?
That's right, locavores. It's sweet corn season, at last. Head on down to the Fulton Farmers Market this weekend to say "hi" to Southwest Minneapolis Patch, the folks from I Heart Kids Art: At the Kingfield Farmers Market on Sunday, find blues music courtesy of Yeti Records, garden decor, and plant-themed clothing, plus: And don't forget to hit up the Linden Hills Market on Sunday for a food demo, a chat with the energy conservation specialists at the Center for Energy and the Environment, and more summer bounty.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Chef: customers weren't getting "the experience I want."
Ever since chef/owner Doug Flicker opened his acclaimed restaurant Piccolo , he's been working on perfecting the art of the small plate. A dinner there usually meant a dazzling array of delicious-sounding options. "In my mind, I created this menu and this portion size so people could do it themselves," he recently told Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of MSP Magazine . "The idea was to step back and allow absolute freedom." Problem was, too many people seemed to be ordering smaller amounts and possibly going away hungry. Some may have been deterred by price or unaware of his standard portion sizes. Now, according to Grumdahl, Flicker is changing up his menu, and going for a $48, 5-course tasting menu. It's proving popular, too, she reports. So …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Red and blue berries go great with some white whipped cream...
Planning some July 4 festivities? The organizers of Southwest Minneapolis' three farmers markets have you covered. Kingfield Market - Sunday Come for the blueberries and raspberries, stay for the meat from Sunshine Harvest Farm. Also watch for: Fulton Market - Saturday Every market has some delicious food vendors, including local food trucks, but you could really feed a small army breakfast and lunch at the Fulton Farmer's Market. Big River Pizza, Chef Shack, and Patisserie 46 will be there, along with coffee brewers and roasters Moonshine Coffee. Also look for: Linden Hills Market - Sunday As of press time, market organizers hadn't let us know what would be on sale there, but don't let that stop you!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
What's in stock at this weekend's farmers markets?
Get 'em while you still can! Folks over at Saturday's Fulton farmers market are saying that 'the last of the strawberries' from one of their vendors are on sale today. Add to that a doughnut truck and: Over at the Kingfield market on Sunday, check out the Roe Family Singers and: Last but not least, at Sunday's Linden Hills market, you'll be able to find:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Popular pizzeria turns the spotlight of fame on its employees, away from chef.
Anne Kim could, by several measures, be considered one of the most successful names in the Minneapolis food scene today. Barely a year after launching her first restaurant following a career change to pizza-making, Pizzeria Lola is regularly bursting at the doors. As if that weren’t enough, her face graced the cover of Minnesota Monthly’s “Hot Young Chefs” issue back in March, and her creative pies routinely scores praise and attention from food critics and journalists alike. So why has she suddenly interrupted the steady stream of pizza glamour shots on Lola’s Facebook page to showcase her staff, from servers to dishwashers? “Because, I think we have an awesome staff and usually when there’s any recognition or anything about the …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Armatage's eponymous restaurant is looking for a manager to lead the expansion.
Popular Armatage eatery Cafe Maude might not be confined to Armatage for much longer. Southwest Minneapolis Patch spotted a telling ad on Craigslist Wednesday afternoon, advertising for a manager to help owner Kevin Sheehy open a new location in Loring Park. The ad was also linked on the restaurant's Facebook page, but as of press time, Patch has not been able to interview Sheehy about the specifics of the new restaurant. "We are looking for a general manager to take charge in this opening endeavor, to build a fearless and fun staff and maintain our brand," the ad reads. Beyond offering a tantalizing hint of more Maude in Minneapolis' future, the ad also offers a peek into the jobs of those hard-working folks that make every foodie's …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
We'll be tabling at the Fulton market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Are you a farmers market regular? A newbie who's never set foot near a bundle of micro greens pulled from a local field that morning? Either way, come on down to the Fulton Farmers Market on Saturday morning, and meet your Patch editor. We'll have our table set up at the market from about 8:30 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., when the market closes. While we're there, we'll be giving out Patch tote bags to anyone who signs up for our free newsletter for the first time, so bring your friends! Along with our smiling faces, enjoy things like brats, bicycle repair, and berries from the following vendors: Everything else:
Thursday, May 24, 2012
It's among Andrew Zimmern's "best bakeries in the country."
Looking for the best bakery in the world? You don't have to go far, according to Twin Cities' food critic Andrew Zimmern. The Food Network star and prolific foodie blogger just named Sun Street Breads one of the 15 best bakeries in the United States. "I had a chef in school who always yelled "cover of Food & Wine!" when one of us hacks did something decent," Sun Street's owners wrote on their Facebook page. "Well, we're not on the cover, nor in the actual magazine, but on Andrew Zimmern's blog! Thanks for the nod, so happy to be on the list among so many friends!" That's high praise from a man who makes a living traveling the world in search of great food!