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 deliver solid -- if not spectacular -- meals time and ... More >>
It's that time of year again, friends. Farm in the City tickets are now on sale, and we recommend getting yours now while the getting's still good. Farm in the City is an annual event -- now in its third year -- that celebrates our unending love of local food culture while raising money for the Yout ... More >>
Sure, we are deep in the depths of winter-soaked despair, but that doesn't mean the Cities aren't bursting with killer food and drink. Check out what's happening around town with this week's Hot Dish.~We talk with epic mix master Nick Kosevich of Eat Street Social about all things craft cocktail in ... More >>
In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>
These excellent metro eateries have been around for a while, but if you haven't paid them a visit, you should
A fine how-do-you-do to all our loyal Hot Dish readers on this lovely stretch of June. Here are a few of the tastiest tidbits from this week's news. ~Don't forget: Father's Day is this Sunday! Here are a few gift ideas for your food lovin' pops.~Bring your best furry friend out on the town ... More >>
Each week City Page's Side Dish column dips a little deeper into the menus of some of our favorite Twin Cities haunts. This week we rhapsodized about a particular soup served at Cafe Levain in south Minneapolis. Chef Adam Vickerman cooks seasonally and interprets garden bounty in all kinds of delici ... More >>
Still trying to find that perfect gift for mom? Is she the kind of woman who appreciates a meal of many courses, served in small but exquisite portions? When she comes over to your house, does she dump out your salt cellar and refill it with Maldon Sea Salt? Does she love to cook but already has eve ... More >>
Deliciously cut-throat competitionThe 2011 Iron Fork competition kicked off Thursday night with a bartender competition and finished off by crowning a new chef champion. Restaurants from all over the Twin Cities shared samples of their dishes at International Market Square in Minneapolis as guest ... More >>
Five chefs. Four judges. One secret ingredient.Five of the Twin Cities' best chefs will have to take the heat or get out of the kitchen on Thursday, when City Pages' annual Iron Fork competition gets cooking at International Market Square. You're invited to watch star chefs from Café Levai ... More >>
Today's the day to secure your half-off tickets!City Pages annual Iron Fork cook-off is coming up on Thursday, October 13, from 6-9 p.m. at International Market Square. Local chefs Donald Gonzalez from Forepaughs, Adam Vickerman from Cafe LeVain, Joe Wuestenhagen from Hell's Kitchen, JD Fra ... More >>
Photo courtesy Adam VickermanAfter some time away, chef Adam Vickerman has returned to where he started his professional culinary career in 2004, the kitchen at Cafe Levain. While other boys were perhaps dreaming of fire trucks or sports stardom, young Vickerman knew he wanted to be a chef when h ... More >>
It's a restaurant intervention
Former head chef of Tosca and Levain joins Sea Change
Cafe Levain's chef recommends pairing greens with something fatty and rich. We like the sound of that.
Chef Adam Vickerman creates simple-seeming creations with seasonal ingredients
We had far fewer closings this month (whew!) and lengthened the list of impending arrivals.
Under new chef Adam Vickerman, Tosca launches dinner service.
Leaving decisions to the chef takes away the pressure