Heads up, residents of Loring Park: This summer the international burrito chain Chipotle will bring its Cultivate "food, ideas, and music" festival to Minneapolis, and more specifically, to your 'hood. The event, which is slated for August 23, is designed to be a celebration of sustainability i ... More >>
Not only will the new Vikings stadium be a dazzling sight to behold, it will also offer superior stadium fare. Food vendor behemoth Aramark has partnered with Andrew Zimmern to create an inspired menu for fans interested in more than heat-lamped hot dogs and ersatz nacho cheese.See Also:Andrew Zimme ... More >>
Who's got the munchies? 2014 marks the third anniversary of Tablespoon.com's the Munchies: People's Choice Food Awards. This national awards event is headed up by none other than local celebrity chef, Andrew Zimmern, and this year three Twin Cities businesses have made it to the final round. Now it' ... More >>
Maybe you've never dreamed of dining exactly like Andrew Zimmern, at least not the meals that consist of durian, the heart of a live frog, or stinky tofu, but a new subscription-based service called Quarterly is allowing fans to get a little closer to living like him.Here's the scoop.See Also:Andrew ... More >>
Minneapolis is pretty awesome, and now local food celebrity Andrew Zimmern has taken to the internet to let the rest of the world know it too. In a video released by the Travel Channel, Zimmern divulges an array of reasons as to why exactly Minneapolis is a world class city.In it you'll see Haute Di ... More >>
Chef Andrew Zimmern is infamous for his stomach of steel and affinity for, well, bizarre foods. However, in a recent blog post, he revealed that his taste for traditional State Fair fare is just as strong as ever. While he mentioned the usual suspects -- mini donuts, foot-long hot dogs, and french ... More >>
Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America was picked up for another season Hot off the heels of Andrew Zimmern's 2013 James Beard Award win for Outstanding Personality/Host, the Travel Channel has announced that it will renew his popular food and culture show, Bizarre Foods America, for another season. ... More >>
Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel of Bouchon will be stopping in town to promote their new Bouchon Bakery cookbook along with a little help from local celebrity chefs Andrew Zimmern and Tim McKee. A very special book signing will take place at La Belle Vie, and you're invited.See Also:2013 Best Des ... More >>
The award finalists were announced today for America's top culinary honors. We'd like to extend our congratulations to our locals chefs who will be attending the awards ceremony this May in New York City. Our finalists are:
The Bizarre Foods star diversifying into a food truck might have sounded on the surface like an attempt to cash in on a fad. For one, Andrew Zimmern seems a touch too busy these days to be working a tiny line in a truck. Instead, this new venture with the eye-popping decor carries his message of alt ... More >>
Punch will be expanding its mini empire of seriously good Neapolitan-style pizzas when it opens its eighth store in Woodbury, the company announced on its Facebook page. Punch says it has signed the lease and expects to open in June. Here's where you can find it.
Local food celebrity Andrew Zimmern has come out recently in, we'll just say firm opposition to the crowd-sourced restaurant review site Yelp. In his weekly podcast Go Fork Yourself, Zimmern lashed out against the website, saying, "Yelp is on my shit list!"Yelp is the online/mobile app where users r ... More >>
This spring, two bigwigs of the food world will come to Minneapolis to meet, greet, and talk about eats. Renowned chef, author, TV host, and one of the most recognizable figures in food, Anthony Bourdain, will take the stage at the State Theater with local hero Andrew Zimmern, writer, media personal ... More >>
Minnesota shut it down at the 2012 New York City Wine and Food Festival. This year's event was hosted by the Travel Channel's baron of bizarre eating, Andrew Zimmern. The weekend's final event, sponsored by the Food Network and presented by Food & Wine magazine, was a who's who of celebrity cook ... More >>
A group of food enthusiasts were gathered on a sunny day across from St. Paul's City Hall giggling about napkins. We had met to explore the new menu at the latest food truck to hit the streets, AZ Canteen. There was nothing special about the napkins, but we were enjoying the extensive branding the n ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann open their mouths
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]During his stand up routine dong gone wrong RNC speech on Wednesday, T-Paw took a shot at local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern. "But you know, President Obama isn't as bad as people say, he's actually worse," Pawle ... More >>
It's been another week full of the finest of food and drink news. Here's all the latest. ~Believe it or not, the State Fair is right around the bend; fInd out which local brews will be on tap; get the scoop on Andrew Zimmern's new food truck; and hear more about the events hosted b ... More >>
See Also:Andrew Zimmern wins James Beard AwardAndrew Zimmern, Chef Chat Part 1Andrew Zimmern, Chef Chat Part 2The world may know him as the guy who goes for the business end of the animal, but we once knew him as the celebrated chef of the late, lamented Cafe Un Deux Trois. Bizarre Foods mastermind ... More >>
As contentious debates go, the dispute between Palestine and Israel is right up there near the top. Many lives have been lost and a peace accord has been elusive. It's not a discussion one would expect to be addressed between two chefs, on either side of the divide, aired over social media, but that ... More >>
A national roving blogger conference has selected Minneapolis for its next meeting. The conference, called TECHmunch, Includes a panel of such local food writing celebrities like Rachel Hutton, Jason DeRusha, Zoe Francois, Andrew Zimmern, and more. With a meal from food trucks and a reception ( ... More >>
Minnesota food celebrity and TV show host Andrew Zimmern has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Show on Location. His popular Bizarre Foods show is now in it's seventh season, with new episodes airing on the Travel Channel Mondays at 8 p.m. The James Beard Awards are known as the ... More >>
While Minnesota chefs and restaurants were well-represented when the semifinalists were announced, fewer were recognized as finalists. The James Beard Awards are regarded as the Oscars of the culinary world. Here are the local nominees who made the cut:
What began as a simple cake walk soon transformed into a sort of sweet vision quest for WCCO newsman Jason DeRusha. "I just don't know how I'm going to get this thing home," he remarked as the cake he'd won from event organizer and James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer loomed beh ... More >>
After traveling the globe, conquering the world one plate at a time, Andrew Zimmern brings the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods home to roost. This season, which premieres Monday, Zimmern focuses entirely on food in the United States. To kick off the season, he's highlighting food from Minnesota. H ... More >>
I'll have what she's havingYou don't have to be Andrew Zimmern to discover that funky foods can also be delicious. Around town we have all matter of offal (and potentially awful) dishes that not only taste great but are often served against a backdrop of fine dining. In honor of Halloween, ... More >>
Mitchell Davis and Ashley Kosiak from JBFThursday morning, a small but impressive group including Andrew Zimmern, Lenny Russo, Lucia Watson, Tracy Singleton, and Erick Harcey, as well as representatives from several nonprofits, a cookbook author, and a few other notables, gathered at Restaurant A ... More >>
Travel ChannelWatch Zimmern eat bizarre foods and help the homelessAndrew Zimmern has been encouraging everyone via tweets to watch the San Francisco episode of Bizarre Foods tonight to help out 100,000 Homes Campaign, a charity organization that battles against homelessness. For every viewe ... More >>
Travel ChannelTo eat foreskin, or not to eat foreskin...On tomorrow night's episode of Bizarre Foods, Minnesota local Andrew Zimmern travels to Madagascar, where he is forced to ask himself, "Would I eat human flesh?" He and his wife are honored guests at the ritual circumcision of a five-year-o ... More >>
Zimmern and Richman go all Charlie's Angels at Brasa. If Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern wanted to be the next Jet Li, he'd probably have to spend less time on airplanes and log a few more hours at the gym. But thanks to some green screen magic, the rotund television star is able to take o ... More >>
Tschadi & ZehntnerEat this. We're all over the board this week, from pasta to Asian wine pairings to roaches and rodents to fondue for boobs. It's a lot to take on, but we know you're up to the challenge of this Week in Food. Monday 10/25 Get your eatin' pants on--it's World Pasta Day. The ... More >>
This guy's offering you a trip for two to Mexico.Ready to pack a bag of beach clothes and head to Mexico with Bizarre Food host Andrew Zimmern for a gastronomic tour? Zimmern has hidden tickets for his Pursuit of Paradise tour somewhere in the Twin Cities, and all you have to do is find them.
Eat this.We hope your week has been joyful and drenched with good food and drink. This week at the Hot Dish we talked about first dates and wineology, and had oh so many Top lists. Here are a few items we wouldn't want you to miss. ~Yeah, Andrew Zimmern eats penises--tell us something we didn't k ... More >>
Andrew Zimmern arrived in Minnesota in 1982 and headed to Hazelden to recover from a serious drug addiction. In subsequent years, the onetime chef became a food writer and host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. This week, he was profiled on ABC's Nightline and shared a few stories on the ... More >>
Several locals took home awards at the James Beard Media Awards last night. One of the big winners was event MC Andrew Zimmern, whose Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" earned him the Best TV Food Personality Award. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minnesota Monthly also earned an award for Writing ... More >>
If you feel like all you heard this week was E. coli, E. coli, E. coli, well, we're not going to tell you to overlook it, but we wrote about some other stuff too.
Andrew Zimmern's new book "The Bizarre Truth" comes out on shelves today.
Andrew Zimmern predicts better days ahead for the local restaurant scene.
Zimmern road trips in a new Toyota for a new MSN feature.
See what you missed with this week's "Best of Hot Dish."
If you skip your reservation at a local restaurant, your name may show up on Zimmern's blog. Get your pseudonym ready...
Is this for real? Make sure you're not about to eat lunch.
Travel Channel food star and local restaurant critic Andrew Zimmern throws down with a celebrated chef and two famous restaurant critics