John Birge Feature Archive

Beautiful summer evenings are great times to seek out a tasty treat with a side of nostalgia; that's why on this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about drive-in restaurants. (06/27/2014)
It may surprise some, but the Midwest actually offers a number of island getaways -- and restaurants. John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about some of them on this week's Moveable Feast. (06/20/2014)
Father's Day is Sunday, so this week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about tasty foods to barbecue and fun ways to grill with Dad. (06/13/2014)
The Leonard Bernstein classic opens a new season of Skylark Opera in St. Paul this weekend. Members of Skylark Opera's 'Candide' cast visited Classical MPR to chat with John Birge and to sing a song of youthful enlightenment - and prenuptial disagreement. (06/11/2014)
With summer now in bloom, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about farmers markets in the listening region, and they also share a tip about a destination farmers market. (06/06/2014)
As college students leave their campuses with diplomas and empty stomachs, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where students can learn a valuable life skill: how to cook. (05/30/2014)
With Memorial Day weekend upon us and many people heading to their cabins, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton look at a couple places to eat in the Brainerd Lakes area. (05/23/2014)
With Amtrak now running out of Union Depot in St. Paul, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to eat if one were to take the train to Red Wing, Minn. (05/16/2014)
As the fishing season opens, John Birge and Rachel Hutton talk about where to find Minnesota's state fish without the use of a rod and reel. (05/09/2014)
The University of Minnesota's Northrop Auditorium celebrates its grand re-opening with a concert by the Minnesota Orchestra. John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to eat before the music begins. (05/02/2014)
This week's Moveable Feast falls a few days after Earth Day, which is why John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss eating locally and sustainably. (04/25/2014)
It's Easter weekend, and for a lot of people, that means brunch. That's why on this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Rachel Hutton talk about places that are good for brunch, whether Easter or any special occasion. (04/18/2014)
Minnesota Opera's new 'Magic Flute' is not merely a new production; it's a brand-new way of putting opera on a stage. And Mozart's original music remains pristine. We heard some of it sung as cast members Jesse Blumberg and Tracey Engleman join Classical MPR's John Birge in the studio. (04/11/2014)
With tax day approaching on April 15, John Birge and Rachel Hutton talk about good places to find cheap eats if you owe taxes, and good places to splurge if you're receiving a tax refund. (04/11/2014)
Monday, April 7, is the Minnesota Twins' home opener. That's why on today's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about places to eat in and around Target Field. (04/04/2014)