Ahead of a Friday court appearance in which Lyle "Ty" Hoffman is expected to enter a plea in response to the second-degree murder charge he faces in connection with the death of Lush Food Bar founder Kelly Phillips, Ramsey County officials released a revised criminal complaint that provides more det ... More >>
It took weeks, police chases, and a discovery at an Arby's, but on Friday, Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was finally in court. Hoffman -- the Lush Food Bar co-founder who allegedly murdered his former business and romantic partner Kelly Phillips before disappearing for over a month -- would face a judge. The e ... More >>
-- Updated following Thursday's second press conference with police --This morning, Shakopee police arrested Lyle "Ty" Hoffman -- accused of murdering his onetime romantic and business partner, Kelly Phillips -- close to an Arby's near the Southbridge Crossing Shopping Center. Five years ago, Hoff ... More >>
Looking for a harder ride than our intermediate trip? Last year, we brought you to Carver Park Reserve for our expert trip. This year, we're taking you 30 miles out of Minneapolis to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for live jousting, giant turkey legs, and more corsets and wizard cloaks than you ... More >>
Perhaps you're familiar with the televised yule log, a continuous loop of a crackling fire that airs around the holidays for those of us without a proper fireplace. On Saturday, Arby's aired something similar -- with the key addition of a slow-roasted hunk of brisket -- on My9 in Duluth, Minnesota. ... More >>
A food-related Halloween costume is a good idea for many reasons. First, they're usually pretty straightforward, which means you won't have to repeatedly explain that you're Spudnick all night. Second, and perhaps more important, they're often comfy and forgiving, so you don't have to worry about yo ... More >>
It's clear that a lot of love and care went into the new Bloomy's food truck. If the tender-as-a-mother's-love roast beef wasn't enough, there's also the chronicle that owners Katie J and Ryan Bloomstrom maintained on their blog. Katie's writing is so candid and charming it's hard not be pulling for ... More >>
Soon, that cup could be filled with merlot!Times are tough for America's restaurant owners. McDonald's is planning a large-scale makeover for many of its restaurants, hoping to make them more 'chic.' Wendy's has reworked its menu, changing to natural-cut fries and new burgers. Even Su ... 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 >>
Gourmet pizza for mozzarella lovers
Nick VlcekSzechuan at Tian Jin: Worth a trip to the suburbs.This week's Dish features Travail Kitchen and Amusements, whose unique, gourmet gastropub fare makes it worth the drive to Robbinsdale from elsewhere in the metro. If you live in Minneapolis or St. Paul, here are four more foodstuf ... More >>
Kentucky Fried...what now?We've all heard them. Those urban legends that snake their way across the world, lodging in your horrified imagination via your co-worker whose sister knows a guy who swears that this happened to his girlfriend's cousin last week. And now, suddenly, true ... More >>
An upscale wine and cheese shop is in the works for Lyn-Lake. Construction is wrapping up at 404 West Lake Street (at Grand Ave.), which means that Lake Wine and Cheese should be opening soon. No longer will Uptown liquor lovers have to rustle up cash to buy their beverages or battle Hennepi ... More >>
Remember when we thought Sbarro's was good pizza? Back before Punch and Black Sheep, my wife and I would eat up those hot pies from the streets of Manhattan and think they were good. But times have changed, while Sbarro's hasn't. I found the same to be true of Ted Cook's 19th Hole BBQ. Founde ... More >>
Jennings was busted peeping in the same apartment twice.If you live near the University of Minnesota, it might be time to upgrade those curtains. Calvin Jennings, a 33-year-old Coon Rapids man, has pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and interference with privacy charges stemming from a ... More >>
Founder David Ellis says school represents 'every child left behind'
The Hot Dish year end countdowns continue with our favorite gross food stories of the decade. Warning: gross factor = 10
Wally's Roast Beef in Bloomington: quick, cheap, and delicious.
Is Arby's going down? It might even be doing so without a fight.
Bad cologne, raging hormones and hope. Time for some prom magic.
Buy a Coke and get a free, highly processed, bacon-laden meatwich.
Name translates to "food for a king"—so is it?
Think Black Friday was bad? Try living at the Mall of America for a whole week
Surviving the crush, teasing an oracular virtual dolphin, and making sense of the Walker Art Center's reopening party
What do you do with a book that absolutely nobody in his right mind wants to put out?
We bowl for colitis and rock for Christ
Does Rage stir the revolution--or provide the soundtrack for the next white riot?