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  • 5 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    At first glance, lengua isn't enticing. The traditional Mexican preparation of cow tongue gives the meat a gelatinous appearance. And for many, just the idea of eating cow tongue is revolting -- no matter that it's commonplace in parts of the worl...

  • 5 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    If you're like us, pistachio cake was the pinnacle of dessert growing up. Though most grandmas making this classic recipe whipped it up using a box of Betty Crocker cake mix, the pistachio pudding and coconut frosting was ambrosial, saltiness and ...

  • 5 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    When top-notch Thai salads come into question, laab, the tripe-laden traditional favorite, immediately springs to mind. But it's only the tip of the iceberg as far as Thai salads go. On's Thai Kitchen serves a decent-sized selection, and the star ...

  • 7 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    Here in the Midwest, waffles don't get the love they deserve. They're the bastard step-child of breakfast food, not as traditional as pancakes, as practical as cereal, or as lavish as eggs Benedict. Aside from a few greasy spoons, waffles appear o...

  • 10 months ago | Lists

    People love lauding the latest thing, but what of the tried-and-true classics that stand the test of time?  These 10 restaurants are the old guard of the Twin Cities. They're not the trendiest or most modern places to grab a bite, but they de...

  • 10 months ago | Restaurant Preview

    The Third Bird, the latest addition to Kim Bartmann's veritable restaurant empire, feels like a secret clubhouse. Its entrance is situated in an alleyway off Harmon Place, with no signage indicating a restaurant. Understated furnishings elicit a t...