Keane Amdahl Posts

La Belle Vie Turns 15; A chef chat with Tim McKee

The restaurant business is nothing shy of difficult. The amount of work and effort that it takes is extraordinary, especially in the world of fine dining. Very few restaurants make it to five years, let […]

A Sneak Peek at the New Sushi Fix in Wayzata

There’s a lot of good food moving out into the suburbs these days and there are a lot of good food trucks making the transition from mobile to brick and mortar. The folks over at […]

An Early Glimpse into South Minneapolis’ Parka

South Minneapolis is knocking it up another notch with its newest addition, Parka. The restaurant, cafe, and wine bar is an amalgamation of various Twin Cities rock star vendors, including Chef Erick Harcey of Victory […]

A sneak peek into the new downtown seafood stronghold, Smack Shack

On a blizzardy Friday evening, I had the privilege of attending the opening ceremony for the new downtown Minneapolis seafood restaurant, Smack Shack. For some, that name might ring a bit of a bell as it’s the […]

Food is Fashion and Minneapolis is SO Hot Right Now

2012 was an amazing year for the food of the Twin Cities, more so with Minneapolis specifically, but all around our local hot bed of restaurants are finally starting to get some of the recognition […]

A Morning at The Kenwood with Chef Don Saunders

Situated in the neighborhood of the same name in South Minneapolis sits the newly opened The Kenwood Restaurant. The restaurant is headed by veteran Chef Don Saunders, whom you may know from his other highly acclaimed […]

A First Bite of the Newly Opened World Street Kitchen

This week the creative minds behind the now infamous World Street Kitchen food truck (as well as Saffron Bar & Restaurant in downtown), have opened a new Uptown area restaurant featuring their eccentric brand of street food […]

The 2012 Charlie Awards

An awards event can truly wield the power to bring a community closer together and the 2012 Charlie Awards did just that. Despite the fact that the very nature of an award is to spark […]

Fika for a Fabulous Fete

Scandinavian food is sweeping the globe, leading the current culinary trends with locally sourced, clean flavors.  As you and your beloved plot your most special day, dazzle your friends and family with the food from […]

One Fall Evening at Rosa Mexicano

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with several members of the local press to enjoy a combination anniversary/fall harvest dinner at Rosa Mexicano in downtown Minneapolis. The prepared dishes reflected the seasonality […]

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