Want to know how wild-and-crazy different the Twin Cities food scene is? We have two chefs nominated for James Beard Awards, along with repeat offenders Dara Moskowitz and Lynne Rossetto Kasper in their respective media categories. Tim McKee and Alex Roberts deserve every bit of the attention and both deserve the award. More on that later. If I am in the States, I will be there in NYC to watch one of them win it. Anyone disagree with the local angle at this year's Beard nominations??
In other news . . .
The Style Laboratory is now doing events at the restaurant formerly known as Five. Would you book the place? It has promise as an events space.
Emma's is closed for business—where does Emily Streeter hang her hat now?
Ruam Mit is open again for business . . . and in an oddly prescient turn of the screw, Napa Jack's is closed for business. I guess that answered my question and raises a more important one . . . .
What does it take to attract new customers to a wine shop? How different do you have to be? And WHY CAN'T WE BUY WINE IN GROCERY STORES?