Krishna Comes to the Kingfield Market

Okay, I really intended to get this post up days ago, or at least sometime before Sunday (today), because today is the day of the weekly Kingfield Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. at 43rd and Nicollet Ave. S., but life got hectic, and I had to go to Chicago for […]

Cribbage Night at the Grand Café

I’ve got a great week of eating ahead of me, and I hope some of you will be able to join me. On Monday, (March 24th) I am planning to stop by at the Grand Café, (3804 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis) for their first ever cribbage night. (I actually majored in bridge in college, but […]

What You're Tasting When You Kiss

It’s a slippery, messy business, kissing. Two tongues meetings in one person’s mouth, touching and rolling and wrestling like snakes. The transfer of saliva. The hot, warm breath vaporous with what the kisser has most recently consumed. Not only that, even strangers do it. People who’ve only just met in bars; partygoers on New Year’s […]

Beyond the Obvious

Some guys—and gals—get all the ink. If you are a devoted Twin Cities foodie, you know all about Tim (and Josh), Vincent, Alex, Stewart and Heidi, Lucia, Doug, J.P., Lenny, and Brenda—and you can pair them with their restaurants. Odds are pretty good that you have also heard of Tanya Siebenaler, Don Saunders, Scott Pampuch, […]

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Grassfed buffalo: something to chew on

I had a lovely dinner last night at the Grand Café: cauliflower soup with a fig gastrique; pan-seared scallops with porcini-potato pave, and lean slices of medium rare bison (buffalo) top sirloin with lentils, bathed in a fig and port wine demi-glace. Then this morning, I happened to see the full-page ad in the New […]

Highlights of a Year of Eating

I don’t do ten best lists, but looking back over the last year, I can recall some memorable dining experiences. For now, at least, I am going to limit myself to the new places – the list will just get too long if I try to work in more than just a mention of old […]