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March 2008

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Breaking News: Minneapolis (Almost) Sweeps Beard Awards!

The James Beard Award nominees were released today, and, in a complete shocker, Minneapolis dominates the Best Chef Midwest category: Isaac Becker from 112 Eatery, Tim McKee from La Belle Vie, and Alex Roberts of Alma are all nominated, along with Milwaukee’s Adam Siegel and Kansas City’s Colby Garrelts.

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Easter Brunch Reservation Roundup!

Want to have Easter brunch at the St. Paul Grill? Then you better have your reservation well in hand or wait till next year—they’re sold-out. Yup, Easter is hot upon us (it’s this Sunday, March 23!) and the hottest brunch reservations are filling up quick: St. Paul Grill, gone.

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Best Cheap Lunches of the Metro, Part II

After eating in the skyways for a couple months now, I finally, finally found something to recommend: The top-secret South Indian buffet that Bombay Bistro runs in the back-of-the- middle-of-nowhere Medical Arts Building.

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Marianne Miller

One of the most controversial opinions I’ve adopted since becoming a restaurant critic in Minnesota is this: I think Marianne Miller, the chef who opened and closed the wonderful, crazy Red—and then had a brief, spectacular, and then spectacularly messy exit from Bobino—is a home-grown genius, and an incredibly gifted chef.

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Feeding Frenzy: Porter and Frye

When I saw that Porter & Frye had opened, on February 21, I started writing a blog post wondering if local critics would give Steven Brown and his crew the standard six weeks to get on their feet before reviewing them. Then I got sidelined wondering what I myself would do.

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