Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Angelo Montes was recently honored with the award from the American Culinary Federation.
Angelo Montes, owner of Sole Mio Ristorante in Woodbury, recently earned the 2012 Chef of the Year award from the American Culinary Federation. “It’s a big deal for chefs,” Montes told Patch. He said the award is given to someone who shows “dedication to the industry.” Montes opened Sole Mio in October 2012 in Woodbury’s Valley Creek Mall. Related: New Restaurant: Sole Mio Opens in Woodbury Related: Brunch Options Expand in Woodbury He said many who begin cooking seriously want to eventually be known as a chef. Of the award, he said: “It’s a great feeling for a person with my passion for the industry. It’s a big thing for me.” Find more information about the American Culinary Federation on its website. Like Patch on …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
Squad Car Kicking, Plainly Concerned, Just a Tan: Woodbury Police Blotter Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Jan. 2-8. Updated: Cougar in Woodbury? One resident thought so, and took a picture of a paw print she found in a wooded area behind her home. New Woodbury Sen. Susan Kent Expects ‘Orderly, Focused’ Legislative Session The freshman senator represents all of Woodbury in the Legislature. Updated: Cabela’s Plans to Open Store in Woodbury Construction on the new store is planned for spring. Updated: Fire Hits Home on Quarry Ridge Lane in Woodbury Smoke was billowing from the windows of the townhome Tuesday afternoon in a “significant fire,” according to Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren. Woodbury Police Believe …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Sole Mio to begin offering brunch this Sunday, Lakes Tavern started it up last weekend.
Before he opened Sole Mio Ristorante, Woodbury resident Angelo Montes won several awards for brunch as a chef at other restaurants. “The place I was before was filled every Sunday,” he said. Now, Montes is bringing brunch to Woodbury. Sole Mio will begin offering brunch ($15 adults, $7 kids 5-12, free for children 4 and younger) on Sundays starting Jan. 20. Meanwhile, Lakes Tavern & Grill started its own Sunday brunch on Jan. 13. The buffet brunch at Sole Mio, which opened at the Valley Creek Mall in October 2012, will feature an “American station” and an “Italian station,” Montes said. While the Italian portion will feature pasta, cannoli and the like, Montes said, “We’re in America. That means we need to do what people expect—sausage, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Pioneer Press review of the new Italian restaurant.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the east metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s an update for the month of October.
The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Oakdale Patch, Woodbury Patch and Stillwater Patch. New Caribou Coffee Celebrates Grand Opening Oakdale's second Caribou Coffee is now open for business. Business Profile: 12-Year-Old Business Moves to Oakdale Quality office space draws former Stillwater business to Oakdale. Carmike Cinema Group Acquires Rave Cinemas The acquisition was announced Monday. The transition will take place before the end of the year. Liquor Store Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary with Festivities Gator's Liquor in Oakdale will be celebrating its five-year anniversary on Oct. 20. Excedrin Migraine Coming Back to Stores Product has been off the shelves since January recall. New Bar…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A look back at some of the week’s more popular stories.
Retail, Red Roof Inn, Future of the City: Woodbury Council Forum The League of Women Voters held a forum for Woodbury City Council candidates; three of the five attended. New Restaurant: Sole Mio Opens in Woodbury The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Italian restaurant at the Valley Creek Mall. New Men’s Barbershop Opens in Woodbury Roosters Men’s Grooming Center is open in Woodbury’s City Center. Woodbury Man Hospitalized in Dale Road Car Crash The incident happened at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. Woodbury Rallies to Help Young Cancer Victim If anybody has photos from the wiffleball tourney/home run derby, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kohl’s to Debut Remodeled Woodbury Store How does it …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Italian restaurant at the Valley Creek Mall.
Angelo Montes said he was emotional and excited. “I’m ready to serve the community,” he said. Sole Mio Ristorante, a new Italian restaurant, opened today, Monday, Oct. 15, at the Valley Creek Mall in Woodbury. It has been a long and sometimes difficult construction process for Montes, owner and chef, but he said he’s pleased with the space. “The restaurant turned out beautiful,” Montes said before a Woodbury Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Hundreds of people came for the soft-opening events over the weekend, Montes said. “The food was phenomenal—everybody said it was great,” he said, adding that staff also performed well. The former Mi Familia space has been completely renovated and the menu includes steaks, seafood and pasta, and more…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The owner posted an announcement on his Facebook page saying the opening date is “90.235698” percent set.
Sole Mio, a new Italian restaurant going in at Woodbury’s Valley Creek Mall, should be open by early October. On the Sole Mio Ristorante Facebook page, the owner, Angelo Montes, said the grand opening will likely be on Oct. 8. To be exact, he said he’s “90.235698” sure that will be the day, according to the post. Montes said he would post additional information in the coming days. The opening was previously pushed back after Montes ran into construction issues, he told Patch in June. See: Sole Mio Plans September Opening in Woodbury Montes is an award-winning chef who used to oversee the kitchen at the Chianti Grill. He said he’s excited to open in Woodbury, a place he has called home since he moved to the U.S. with his family about …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A roundup of items from Wednesday night’s Woodbury City Council meeting.
In a brief meeting otherwise devoted to zoning changes, the Woodbury City Council heard about summer roadwork projects and approved a liquor license for a new Italian restaurant. Summer council meetings often feature an update on roadwork projects from Public Works Director David Jessup. He had good news to report Wednesday—construction in the Windwood and Colby Lake neighborhoods is ahead of schedule. Also, Colby Lake Drive near Valley Creek Road is set to open back up by July 4, Jessup said. Jessup also reminded the council and residents that the major Valley Creek Road rehab project is expected to begin July 16 or soon thereafter. (See: Open House Scheduled for Valley Creek Road Project) Councilman Christopher Burns asked if this was …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A liquor license for Sole Mio is on the agenda for Wednesday night.