Element Pizza is now open in the Nordeast area. The owners used to operate Istanbul in Wayzata, so I'm hoping there is a little Turkish flair to the joint. 96 NE Broadway St.
Chilkoot Cafe & Cyclery is open in Stillwater. Named after a most egregious hill in the river town, Chilkoot is the latest in a firestorm of bike/cafes. A good friend of mine raved about its egg salad sammie, so ok, let's go.
RedRossa is the new Italian grill opened in Bloomington near the MOA. It's a little mini-chain with woodfired Neapolitan pizzas and other stuff, like Italian nachos.
So, some people have said that The Pampuch has left the building, as he's taken an Exec Chef job at Minnesota Valley Country Club. Let's make it abundantly clear: He's not leaving Corner Table. He'll still be involved in the food and planning, he'll still work with his sous Chad and Dan on the stuff they've already been doing. Why is this so salacious? Which stove is Tim McKee slaving over right now? Is Alex Roberts the only person who makes Alma run? He told me to watch the blog for his full response.
Since Occhiato has taken over at Cosmos, the question is where did Hakan Lundberg go? He can be found at the Minneapolis Club.
Soul Daddy is kaput. Duh.
Jun Bo is also down for the count.
Movies in the Park tonight is Chicken Run in Phelps Park, so go grab some Scott Ja-Mama's before the show for some finger licking fun. Tomorrow is Vertigo at Minnehaha Park, which, natch, is a Sea Salt kinda night.
Food trucksters . . . it looks like the St. Paul food court is adding another day! Hooray for Capitol City! Boooo for the Minny. According to @128cafe Mondays are the new fundays.
Get your mini-me's spatula skills all sharpened up, it's time for a little summer cooking camp! The cool kids will all be at Kitchen in the Market's Chef's Apprentice kids cooking class. During the three class camp kids will learn to love Thai spring rolls, perfect their milkshake technique, and dig into some hand made pasta with chef Shelagh Mullens. And you get at three-hour break!
KidsCooking Class: Chef's Apprentice
Jul12-14 . . . Get your bored wee ones into the three day summer cooking camp atKitchen in the Market. Chef Shelagh Mullen will wrangle your 8-12 year olds andteach them about Thai spring rolls, homemade ketchup, and hand made pasta whileyou get a break for three hours.