Sparks is the somewhat little-known gem in the perpetually under-served neighborhood of Bryn-Mawr and one of our picks for some of the best pizza in either city -- thin-crust, hand-tossed, wood fired with white and red oak, topped with hand-pulled mozzerella, and finished with the finest olive oil. ... More >>
You already know that chef Gavin Kaysen is the man behind the hotly anticipated restaurant Spoon and Stable. But what do you know about the man behind the man? Christoper Nye is Kaysen's right-hand guy, and is, like Kaysen, an alum of NYC's Cafe Boulud as well as a native Minnesotan. We chatted with ... More >>
Mother's Day brunch should be the Big Kahuna of your brunch calendar. This is not a drill. If you do this thing right, your family will be praising you until New Year's Day. Sleep on making a reservation or forget to toast the matriarch, and you'll be in the doghouse by Memorial Day. Lucky fo ... More >>
On Monday Slate published an interactive graphic called the "United Steaks of America", a sort of meat heatmap, a meatmap if you will, of all the 50 states and their respective official meats. It's not a very scientific group of findings. They basically picked the meat or dish or novelty protei ... More >>
From hot new restaurants opening to beloved eateries closing their doors, the Hot Dish was all over the Twin Cities food scene this year. As we enter a new year, here are a few of the most popular posts of 2013.
Maybe the neighborhood isn't exactly new, but several recent renovations made to the block located on 50th Street and 34th Avenue in south Minneapolis have forced a new breath of life into an area that has been more than deserving of a little attention. The area has had several established venues fo ... More >>
Restaurant fills old Bryn Mawr Coffee shop space
It's getting down to the wire to plan Mother's Day festivities for this Sunday, May 13. If you aren't looking forward to spending the week cleaning your house and preparing a feast, consider these top five picks for Mother's Day brunch specials worthy of the woman who brought you into this world.
Courtesy Sparks Facebook pageSparks food will all come from a wood-burning ovenJonathan Hunt, chef and owner of well-loved and oft-visited Minneapolis Italian hot spots Al Vento and Rinata, recently told Minnesota Monthly that he will (quietly) be opening a new restaurant called Sparks in the old ... More >>
All Beaujolais is not nouveau, bit it's a reason to have a good timeNovember 17! Mark your calendar. The third Thursday of November is the traditional debut of the world's freshest, least pretentious wine: Beaujolais Nouveau. One of the best places to celebrate this year may be at the Jeune Lune Ev ... More >>
Santaniello recovers from the State Fair's pork chopsHusband and wife team Amelia Santaniello and Frank Vascellaro co-anchor the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts for WCCO--taking up prime dinnertime real estate for their family (the couple has three children). Working around their busy schedules--and w ... More >>
Where does your food come from?How do you like your farmers? Play host to Footjoy Farms at Red Stag Supper Club or take a road trip and be a guest at Thousand Oaks Cattle Company in Cannon Falls. Either way you'll meet the faces behind your food, learn about sustainability, and get tucked in ti ... More >>
Restaurant is located at one of the city's coolest "new" crossroads
There's still tickets available for "culinary evenings" with ASID.
Finally, a great option on Hennepin that's open late
Order one of these drinks and get this Grand Old Party started
Southern Italian food goes over gangbusters in Southern Minneapolis
A new south Minneapolis Café redefines neighborhood dining