Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 3.
This Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers forSuper Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. But chances are, you won't be taking a trip down south to see the game in person. So go with the next best thing: Watching it on big-screen TVs with good food and good company in St. Louis Park. Here's a look at some great local options for places to catch the Super Bowl this Sunday: Where will you be watching the Super Bowl this weekend? Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Prospective patron became angry after being denied admittance at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
This might be one for the record books. On Dec. 27, a 5-foot, 3-inch, 130-pound woman decided to take on a 6-foot, 2-inch, 250-pound bouncer at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, according to a report filed by officers with the St. Louis Park Police Department. Around 11 p.m., the woman cruised up to the bar door and attempted to get in. According to police, the bouncer on duty at the door denied her admittance, as she was “very drunk.” This did not sit well with the 24-year old Zumbrota, MN, resident. According to the 28-year old bouncer, she punched him in the chest multiple times and attempted to kick him in the groin. Police, who were already on the scene for an unrelated call, heard the commotion and came over. At this point, a …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
When Liquor Boy opened its doors last month, a lot of St. Louis Park residents paid attention.
On Nov. 26, a 10,000-square-foot liquor store opened in St. Louis Park. The Patch story about Liquor Boy quickly became one of the most read stories of the year. Prior to the opening, owner John Wolf said Liquor Boy would have a large selection of beer, wines and spirits, such as 80 single malt Scotches varieties and 800 different wine choices. Those statistics might explain why so many people read the story. Several commented on it, as well. It was a big year for beer, wine and all forms of liquor in SLP. From Four Firkins to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, here are the other liquor-related stories that ran this year on Patch:
Friday, September 28, 2012
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Sept. 21 and Sept. 27.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** Wolf Advocates File Lawsuit Against DNR Conservation groups are hoping to prevent the opening of wolf hunting and trapping seasons this fall. Shannon Reiter agrees with the lawsuit: How is it that the DNR can skirt all the rules to make this happen? Killing wolves …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The St. Louis Park bar and restaurant was able to raise food sales to city standards.
It's been a long year and a half for Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, but the St. Louis Park establishment has finally hit the city's 50-50 food-to-liquor ratio and will go off probation. The bar and grill has had a probationary liquor license from the city since February of 2011, when Toby Keith's sales were at 31 percent food and 67 percent liquor. The city has required local establishments sell at least 50 percent food since 2000 in an effort to keep standalone bars out of St. Louis Park. As punishment, City Council can put non-complying locales on probation, impose fines, or even revoke liquor licenses. At a Monday night City Council meeting, Toby Keith's reported food sales of 51 percent and liquor sales of 49 percent since …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The city will be exploring it's 60-40 food-to-booze ordinance later this year.
St. Louis Park isn't the only place where the proper ratio of food-to-booze sales is a hot topic. Edina City Councilman Josh Sprague recently told Edina Patch that Edina’s 60-40 ordinance will be discussed at a work session on Dec. 4. The ordinance requires restaurants to have at least 60 percent of their sales come from food and non-alcoholic beverages. Sound familiar? It should—St. Louis Park requires a 50-50 split. The SLP ordinance drew attention last year when Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill missed the mark by a wide margin. The local establishment has closed the gap but, as of February, hadn't hit the 50-50 mark. St. Louis Park has had the provision in place since 2000, and council members have said it keeps St. Louis Park …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
How's the food? What's the bar scene like at night? Rate and review Toby Keith's on Patch.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Justin William Mocio Gallagher is charged with fourth-degree assault of a peace officer after police say he bit one officer and scratched another.
A Maple Plain man has been charged with assaulting a police officer after an altercation with officers outside Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in St. Louis Park on Feb. 18. Justin William Mocio Gallagher, 33, is charged with fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a felony with a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $6,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, compiled by St. Louis Park Police Detective Matthew Reilly, police were on patrol at about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 18 when they saw bouncers escorting Gallagher out of the bar. Gallagher was “extremely uncooperative, belligerent and fighting the bouncers,” according to the complaint. Police approached Gallagher and asked him to calm down. When he refused to cooperate, …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The St. Louis Park bar and grill is not selling as much food as liquor.
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill in St. Louis Park is getting closer to hitting the city’s required 50-50 split between alcohol and food sales, but the establishment will likely go back on probation for not quite getting there yet. The bar and grill was first placed on probation last February, and that probation was extended for another six months in October. With Toby Keith's liquor license up for renewal this month, City Council members said Monday during a study session that they've seen enough progress to grant the license, but not enough to remove the probationary tag. The issue will be up for a formal vote next week. Toby Keith's was at 32 percent food sales when the problem first arose a year ago, but had that number up near …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The bar and grill is vying for the Academy of Country Music Awards' Nightclub of the Year.