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April 2011

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2011 Minnesota Monthly Local Chef Challenge Photos

After two days and three rounds of cooking center stage in Mall of America's Best Buy Rotunda, Chef Vincent Francoual of Vincent - A Restaurant won the $10,000 prize! Here are some photos from the competition.

Minnesotan Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. Here, two poems by Minnesota's first poet laureate, Robert Bly.

Weekend Best Bets: April 1-3

April is here! Celebrate its arrival by attending one or all of these must-do events.

April 2011 Arts Calendar

Nine hot picks and the faces behind this month's art and culture

Review: “Arms and the Man” Musters Mirth at the Guthrie

A charming period piece makes light work of Shaw’s heavy philosophy

2011 Minnesota Monthly Local Chef Challenge Kick-off Presented by Groupon

Minnesota Monthly and Groupon hosted fellow sponsors, participants, and judges of the 2011 Chef Challenge at Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen Caterpillar Lounge to launch the event weekend.

Back from Broadway

Sally Wingert on New York, aging gracefully, and why it’s good to be home

"How We Rate" Sources

How we learned where Minnesota ranks in everything from health to wealth, hotness to happiness

Top Thai

Is Naviya’s Thai Brasserie the best new Twin Cities restaurant of the last five years?

Good Gewürz!

Is there any wine more flat-out liked than quirky, sprightly Gewürztraminer?

Sue Z.'s Finds

Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes an array of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors.

Off Broadway

We missed Sally Wingert. Back from the Big Apple, she claims to have missed us, too.

Pop Rocks

Jeremy Messersmith on his rising rep, natty style, and playing for the prez

Minnesota Biking 2011-2012

The state's official biking guide, in partnership with Explore Minnesota Tourism.

State Sale

Think solving a $5 billion deficit is easy? You’re a fool.

Bonfire of the Insanities

Flames, a crossbow, bones, and blood. How a dispute between three Minnesota siblings turned deadly.

Party Plan

The Sherlock of St. Paul

Larry Millett and his Minnesota mysteries

The Sound of Silence

This spring will reveal how well Minnesota’s loons weathered winter in the gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Music on a Mission

WAMSO-Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association rallies support for the future of music.