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“I’d Like That ‘Pittsburgh Blue'”

Pittsburgh Blue in Maple Grove is the latest addition to Phil Roberts’ Parasole restaurant group, but “we’ve been serving steaks ‘Pittsburgh blue’ for 20 years down at Manny’s,” he says.

So Not a Hotel Restaurant

  Where FireLake Grill 31 S. 7th St., Minneapolis 612-216-3473 www.firelakerestaurant.com When Dinner, 5–11 p.m.  M–F  2–11 p.m. Sa–Su Price Entrées, $15–30   FireLake Grill suffers some risks as an

Bridges Shouldn’t Fall Down

Governor Pawlenty: My office window overlooks the I-35W bridge, officially known as Bridge 9340. Now it will always be identified as the bridge that fell down. Major bridges should not

Eating Good in the Neighborhood

  Where  Café Levain  4762 Chicago Ave.  Minneapolis  612-823-7111  www.restaurantlevain.com When  5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., T–Th  5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., F–Sa Price  $20 or less Levain aspired to be a destination restaurant

Kitchen Aid

You’re a newlywed, or a student, or a new grad living in your first apartment. You’ve never had a kitchen or cooked more than toast. Make a chicken dinner? Mystifying,

Dear Informed Citizen

Democracy requires that citizens be informed. Perhaps this is why democracy doesn’t work in a lot of places—it’s hard work that requires constant self-education. The economist Bryan Caplan has just

Provisions for Leaf Watching

  Where Confluence 211 North Broad Street,  Prescott, Wisconsin  715-262-5700 www.dineatconfluence.com When Lunch, 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.,  T–Su Bar Menu/Small Plates, 3:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m., T–Su Dinner, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.,  T–Sa

The World According to GAAP

To: Mark W. Olson, Chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Christopher Cox, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Win Wallin, former Medtronic

Bend It Like Bento

In France, a two-hour lunch is more the norm than the exception—not the image that Chez Colette at Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington wants to project to the time-starved inhabitants of