Pat Evans Posts

Red Cow: Expanding the Herd to St. Paul

A familiar name has crossed the river into St Paul; restaurateur Luke Shimp has opened a second Red Cow a little more than a year after scoring a big hit with his first location in […]

The Copper Hen Cakery and Kitchen—Home-baked goodness on Eat Street

In just a few short years, Nicollet Avenue has become a road map of where the Twin Cities food scene is heading.  From mole to pho noodles, the flavors of the world are just steps […]

Taste Buds: Heyday For Foodies And The Neighborhood

It’s my heyday my little heyday it’s your heyday babadaba heyday And now, just like the Replacements song it was inspired by, the LynLake neighborhood is experiencing its own Heyday thanks to the new bistro […]

Mattie’s On Main: Gastropub With a Great View

Some new memories are about to be made on the river in Minneapolis. Storied St. Anthony Main is beginning a new chapter by turning back the page to its bawdy past. Restaurateurs Dean Schlaak and […]

Favorite Vacation Restaurants

As a foodie, I’m always on the lookout for a great bite to eat. Although, it seems this task gets harder the further I get from home as the restaurants grow increasingly unfamiliar. With picks […]

Pat Asks: Best Patios

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge Pat’s Pick For more than 10 years, this Nordeast institution has saved many of us from going over the edge after a long winter. I like to think of Suzi’s as […]

Taste Buds: Southern Comfort Meets Minnesota Nice – BoneYard Kitchen and Bar

The name may sound a little macabre, but BoneYard Kitchen & Bar is one of the most vibrant new joints to hit Uptown in a while. Located in the space Old Chicago used to occupy […]

Taste Buds: Los Cabos, Mexico – Eat, Drink and Play

When Kurt came home from a charity event and told me he had won the winning bid for four nights at an all-inclusive resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, my first thought was, “Good, we don’t […]

Catering to You

When it comes to wedding food, a lot of guests have pretty low expectations. That’s because we’ve all had our fill of ho-hum chicken dinners with potatoes and green beans. (I don’t care if you […]

coup d’état: Uptown’s Classy Coup

When I moved to the Twin Cities 20 years ago, I can’t believe it’s been that long, one of the first places I felt at home was Uptown.  From the diversity of food to its […]

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