Sean McPherson

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  • 4 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    It's a head-scratcher when a restaurant's signature dish is the octopus appetizer. Usually, a signature dish is a bit more approachable, a go-to item that's palatable to a wide audience. Having octopus as a go-to is sort of like having a Ferrari a...

  • 4 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    The pan bagnat is the stuff of picnic legend in France, a delight that, according to a New York Times recipe involves sitting on the tin foil-protected sandwich en route to your picnic destination. But don't worry if you don't have time to make a ...

  • 6 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    Your friend Edgar who always wants to split the Davanni's traditional crust doesn't get to order this time. Show up 15 minutes early, order a medium deep-dish sausage, light on the sauce, and pay for the pizza. When they ask for a name for the ord...

  • 7 months ago | Recipes

    City Pages Exclusive Recipe: Carrot Cake with Barbette's Sarah Master from Voice Media Group on Vimeo. It's no secret that Barbette makes some of the best carrot cake in the Twin Cities. They provide the carrot cake for a number of spots in Kim Ba...

  • 8 months ago | 'Tis the Season

    Greetings, Hail Mary holiday shoppers. It's the week before Christmas (and the week of Hanukkah) and you're thumbing through Hot Dish thinking about what kind of gifts to get for that very special person you just remembered you had to grab a gift ...

  • 8 months ago | Favorite Dishes

    Don't let the fancy chef clothes and the Uptown address fool you. Brothers Chris and Andrew Ikeda of Lake & Irving earned their stripes as line cooks at Perkins. You'd think between the salmon quinoa and the crab-crusted snapper these boys churn o...

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