Jamie Malone to Open New North Loop Spot Brut with Erik Anderson, Ryan Cook Steps in at Sea Change:
Jamie Malone has left her position as Sea Change chef de cuisine and Ryan Cook will take her place. Cook, who's been at Sea Change for years, worked with executive chef Tim McKee previously at Barrio. He also spent some time behind the burners with Doug Flicker during his Mission American Kitchen days and Scott Pampuch at Corner Table. Cook has been working closely with Malone during her time...
Diane Yang IN as Merchant Pastry Chef, Niki Francioli Takes Over at La Belle Vie:
La Belle Vie pastry chef Diane Yang will leave the Tim McKee restaurant after ten years to join the ever-growing Gavin Kaysen camp over at Merchant, set to open this fall in North Loop. Stepping into her place is Niki Francioli, who recently helped open Brasserie Zentral and before that was at another McKee joint, Sea Change.
The 18 Essential Minneapolis Restaurants, January '14:
It's time to update the Eater 18, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and, collectively, satisfies all of your restaurant needs—casual and less-casual—save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck (sorry, La Belle Vie). Every couple of months, we'll be...
Presenting 14 Killer Cocktail Happy Hours in Mpls/St. Paul:
Here are 14 killer cocktail happy hours, mapped in geographic order, to help you find discounted drinks at some of the top cocktail spots in town.