When the Sushi Fix first rolled into downtown, there were a few skeptical eye rolls. Raw fish? From a truck? In August? But what those sweet, unsuspecting souls didn't know is that they were one bite away from a new addiction. Soon lines twirled around the open Sushi Fix truck window like so many te ... More >>
The folks who brought you the now nationally recognized Masu Sushi & Robata are ready to open their newest venture. One Two Three Sushi will open February 11, for hungry downtown lunchgoers in the skyway of the IDS Building. The new venture will serve the popular rolls and lunchtime classics, b ... More >>
They've already garnered endless praise from locals, and recently opened a second location at the Mall of America, but Tim McKee's northeast Minneapolis Japanese joint Masu Sushi and Robata has made the Travel Leisure magazine's short list as one of the very best sushi restaurants in the country.S ... More >>
See Also:Top 10 Indian restaurants in the Twin CitiesThough Bombay Bistro and Dancing Ganesha are still going strong, when upscale Indian restaurant OM closed in early 2011, downtown area diners lost a high-end eat-in spot. Copper Pot Indian Grill, now open in the Lumber Exchange building at Fi ... More >>
See also: Origami's deep-fried blowfish: Not just for the thrill of it 100 Favorite Dishes: Uni at Origami No offense to some of the other good sushi joints in town, but we've always had a soft spot for Origami in the Warehouse District. From its incredibly delicate gyoza to its perfectly constructe ... More >>
See Also: Masu Sushi makes list of best new American sushi restaurantsBest of the Twin Cities: Best Japanese Restaurant -- 2012 Dining options at the mega mall are about to get a little hipper. The Best Japanese restaurant of last year is getting a suburban sibling. The menu will be nearly identica ... More >>
Thanks to my eagle-eyed friend, we saw a new food truck out on Marquette this week. A sliver of bright yellow peaking out behind the another truck. Turns out this was the first day of business for Nancy Yang and her crew at the new Golden Tummy. The jolly Buddha seems to say, "Hello! ... More >>
Last week CNN's travel-focused site CNNGo confirmed what City Pages readers and critics have known for years when it named Little Szechuan in St. Paul among the 50 best Chinese restaurants in America.
Royal Orchid, which formerly had a location in Roseville in addition to its spot in the skyway of downtown Minneapolis, has reopened on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights after being closed in Roseville for the past year and a half. This is a welcome development for the stretch of Central Avenue th ... More >>
Mpls/St. Paul Magazine broke the news that popular Northeast sushi joint Masu Sushi and Robata, a restaurant created under the guidance and consultation of Tim McKee, will open a second location. Interestingly enough, it's slated to make its home at the former Soul Daddy space in the Mall of ... More >>
Ocean Buffet in Brooklyn CenterThe Twin Cities has no shortage of Asian buffet restaurants. But who would have guessed that the award for highest per capita concentration of Asian buffets would go to Brooklyn Center? With the recent opening of Ocean Buffet on Shingle Creek Parkw ... More >>
Minnesota Historical SocietyThe original Nankin restaurant.After 80 years in business, Minneapolis's storied Nankin Cafe, longtime a center for Minnesota's Chinese community, closed in its City Center location in 1999. Its legacy has lived on in bits and pieces, with some of its furnishings f ... More >>
Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone potIt may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>
Banh mi makes the cut, as does doughnut hole.Language standards are loosening up, as evidenced by last week's update of the Oxford English Dictionary, which added a few slangy acronyms--OMG and LOL, FYI, and WAG--as well as the trendy terms smack talk, couch surf, fixed gear, and ick factor. In ... More >>
Restaurants worth fighting LRT construction.This week's Dish review dubbed On's Thai Kitchen on University at Snelling in St. Paul as a restaurant worth enduring the hassle of LRT construction (Work is now being done between Emerald and Hamline, with the 'dozers moving on to the rest of Universit ... More >>
Kei TerauchiOn this flight, the glass is definitely half fullChicken or beef? The question alone is cringe-inducing. With its aluminum foil container, mystery meat covered in undistinguishable sauce, and that particular odor, airplane food has been the butt of the joke for decades. Is thi ... More >>
Tea HouseThe Chinese New Year is a celebration of food and familyThe Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese Lunar calendar. This year it starts on Thursday, February 3. To celebrate, Chinese people often attend festivals and fireworks. But most important, they get toget ... More >>
Little Black Dress$8This cocktail has Veev.Tiger Sushi 22841 Lyndale Ave SMinneapolis, MN612.874.1800Have you been enjoying all the holidays have to offer in the way of food and drink? Have the freezing cold temps sent your running for the comfort carbs, cookies and cocktails? We understand. And, ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidA taste of Taste of Thailand's pad thaiThis week Food Fight went for another top takeout dish, pad thai. Between our two competitors, Taste of Thailand and Sen Yai Sen Lek, we found that while the main ingredients are fairly uniform--a heaping pile of noodles, a sprinkling of c ... More >>
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 >>
Indian food is back in the former home of Nala Pak!The "open" sign is lit once more at 4920 Central Ave. in Columbia Heights, former home of the famed Indian eateries Nala Pak, and, before that, Udupi. This time, the new joint, Amu's Madras Cafe, has an antithetical neighbor: Sonic. The buil ... More >>
Crowning a new banh mi king!The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>
Now open. See the slideshow.With the closing of the beloved Azia and A21 Anemone Sushi on Eat Street, Thom Pham takes on a new endeavor of epic proportions. Renovating the space that last housed Zake, Wondrous Azian Kitchen is bright, spacious, colorful, and fun. With a sign out front that ... More >>
The catfish po' boy is No. 1 at Sea SaltWhen you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities ... More >>
Local weatherdude Sven Sundgaard is off your television screen and on vacation this week, enjoying the heat and hummus in Israel and Jordan. When he's not globetrotting, the active Sundgaard can most often be found at the nearest Thai food establishment.
It's festival week! Pay homage to the state's dietary staples: rhubarb, beer, and dairy products. Enjoy free bacon and set your sights on making the world's largest meatball. God bless a Minnesota summer. Tuesday 6/1 Did you know? The record for the World's Largest Meatball was set three time ... More >>
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