• Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Twin Cities Residents Successfully Petition Against Offensive Chino Latino Billboard

    When subjected to a rape joke, we generally have a few options: walk away, confront the "comedian" directly, administer a slap-o-sense to the face, or mix and match any combination thereof. But what can we do when a rape joke is plastered on a billboard near a busy intersection, flaunting its insen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    World Street Kitchen starts delivery service [MAP]

    Good news for food fans near the Lyn/Lake area: World Street Kitchen, home of the Bangkok Burrito and the Yum Yum bowl has teamed up with Rock-it Delivery to bring their tasty menu items directly to your door. See also:Best Burrito 2013: Bangkok Burrito from World Street KitchenBest Chef 2013: Sameh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Top 5 places to eat in Little Mekong

    Billed as Saint Paul's answer to Eat Street, the Little Mekong area at the east end of University Avenue has become something of a destination lately. There are still plenty of shuttered businesses to go around, but with the Central Corridor light rail set to open in 2014 and its easy accessibility ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Nguyen and Grudem of Hola Arepa talk Twitter rumors and a brick-and-mortar location

    "A lot of people have never even heard of arepas, but people really received them well," says Birk Stefan Grudem, co-owner of Hola Arepa. "We still get people coming up and asking, 'What is that? Is it spicy?' And then they taste them and they like them. I love that!" See Also:  Hola Arepa on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Chipotle to donate 50 percent of sales today to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

    For gorillas' sake, eat a burritoPlanning lunch for today? Area Chipotle restaurants will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Como Zoo. Here's what you have to do:See Also:Baby giraffe at Como Zoo is cuteBest Burrito: Bangkok Burrito at World Street Kitchen

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Borough & World Street Kitchen make Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants list

    Well, the time has come and Bon Appetit magazine's Andrew Knowlton has published his list of the 50 best new restaurants in the United States. It should come as no surprise that Minneapolis has nabbed not one, but two spots on the illustrious list; downtown's Borough and Uptown's World Street Kitche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Rock the Garden: Grub Roundup

    Not only did the music rock. Not only did Low launch an epic one-song set. Not only did we endure a torrential downpour, rock the parking ramp and revel in the Husker Du and Sugar-peppered Bob Mould setlist. We also ate very well.See Also:Low's one-song set at Rock the Garden totally ruledMetric at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Krungthep's Thai sausage: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 46

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. Last year we voted Krungthep Thai, the new Eat Street outpost of the ever-popular Bangkok Thai Deli, the best Thai restaurant of 2012 thanks to dishes like its wicked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Chino Latino's ad for new menu: Is it racist?

    Following the recent rollout of a new menu featuring Indian-inspired cuisine, Parasole-owned Chino Latino is getting some backlash.To introduce its "New India Street Sheet" menu items like cauliflower pakora, vindaloo pork, and paneer omelette, the Uptown fusion restaurant released an ad containing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    World Street Kitchen: A first look

    After years of searching, working cramped in a truck, planning, plotting, and writing menus, the Wadi brothers opened the doors to the new World Street Kitchen. The same concept from their wildly popular food truck has found a home in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood. While chef Sameh claims they are conti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: October 29-November 2, 2012

    This week, our cup has overflowed with prime food and drink news. Here's a few of the week's top stories.~Sometimes there is nothing like a stiff cocktail and a big ol' slab of meat. Join us as we pay tribute to the Cities' Top 10 steak houses.~The slideshows were happening this week, with a to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Bangkok Thai Deli closing temporarily

    It's just going to be for a short time, and they aren't going very far, but Bangkok Thai Deli, the top-notch restaurant tucked away in the back of an Asian supermarket, is shutting down and moving this week.Here are the details on your last chance to pick up some pad kee mow, boat noodles, or pa-nan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    World Street Kitchen Uptown releases more details on the Wadis' new restaurant

    As the days grow shorter and the weatherman threatens us with the white stuff, we're cuddling up to a cozy press release we just received promising that we will not have to spend another cold season without the hearty comfort of a Yum Yum Bowl.World Street Kitchen, the truck from Saed and Sameh Wadi ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 5, 2012

    Cheap eats around the Twin Cities

    A dozen different dishes for under $10

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo, Great Waters cask dinner kick off May this Week in Food

    It's (almost) May, and our week in food reflects this most welcome month: Cinco de Mayo cooking classes and a new chef at Gather just to name a few. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Top 10 dive bars in the Twin Cities

    ​Oh, man, who wants a drink? Some nights call for a darker than average drinking spot. Somewhere that serves stiff drinks without an attitude. A place where jeans are invited and dirty-sloganed T-shirts are plentiful. A joint with a great jukebox, beers on tap that don't have any ironic advertisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: February 6 -February 10, 2012

    This week at the Hot Dish the stories were extra hot to warm the coldest of days. Here are a few of the week's top reports. ​~We know many of you want to get your lovin' on for Valentine's Day; here's our picks for the most romantic restaurants for you and your snookums.~We also know tha ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 8, 2012

    Krungthep Thai is the real deal

    Eat Street spot wins with authenticity

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January 2012

    ​NOW OPENColossal Cafe(2315 Como Ave, St. Paul)Rosa Mexicano (City Pages Review)(609 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)Little Szechuan (City Pages Review)(5377 West 16th St., St. Louis Park)West Bank Diner(324 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis)Five Guys Burgers and Fries(8360 3rd St N., Oakdale)Eat Street Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Top 5 INDOOR food truck experiences

    We'll miss you, sunny days of summer​Day by day our favorite street finds are dropping out of the game. A few intrepid souls like Nate of Natedogs and the vivacious ladies of Fork in the Road plan to stay out all winter long. Others, like Lisa Carlson and Carrie Summers of the Chef Shack, will lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Chrysanthemum juice at Bangkok Thai: Drink of the week

    Flower-kissed.Chrysanthemum juice $2 Bangkok Thai 315 University Ave. W., St. Paul 651.224.4300 In an usual mosaic-covered building on University Avenue, some of the most mind-blowingly delicious and authentic Thai food is served. This place falls into that "hole-in-the-wall" category. The menu is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Gai Gai Thai brings feisty street fare to the farmers markets

    Try Gai Gai Thai's green curry rice and Thai iced tea. ​On some of these summer days when it's been hot as Bangkok at 9 'o clock in the morning, we figure, Why try to beat it, when we can join it? Such weather is just an excuse to indulge in the Southeast Asian street eats of farmers' market ... More >>

  • Movies

    May 25, 2011

    Hangover II: Didn't we already see this movie?

    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis star in dude comedy

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Saffron's Sameh Wadi: Chef Chat, Part 3

    photo by Michelle BruchSameh Wadi and his big red truck​Today we wrap up our three-part series with chef Sameh Wadi of Saffron and World Street Kitchen. (If you missed them, read parts 1 and 2 here.) We discuss when the big red truck will be back on the streets, what's keeping him up at night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    University Avenue's best Asian restaurants

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    March 23, 2011

    Naviya's and On's Thai spice up the Twin Cities

    Two new Thai restaurants in Linden Hills and St. Paul

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Best new patios

    Michelle LeonUptown Cafeteria's new Skybar is king!​We all have our favorite standbys for outdoor drinking and dining--W.A. Frost's lush garden patio, the busy sidewalk seats at French Meadow, or the Dennis Rodman-drawing roofdeck at Stella's. But have you checked out the breezy surrounds at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Parasole's Top 10 most offensive billboards

    Funny or Die: Parasole billboards​While working on this week's Dish column on Uptown Cafeteria, the Hot Dish was admittedly a little disappointed not to see an edgy ad campaign associated with Parasole's newest eatery. Talking to CEO Phil Roberts and VP Kip Clayton recently, we learned that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Dandelion Kitchen cooks up farmer fare

    Michelle BruchDandelion Kitchen launched at farmers' markets this summer​Fresh off a yearlong bike expedition from Prague to Bangkok, the owners of Dandelion Kitchen are still on wheels. The Farmers' Market vendor is parking a bright yellow trailer in front of the IDS building on Nicollet Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    David Carradine's "suicide" called into question

    It's looking more and more like Carradine's death is headed for the auto-erotic folder.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    David Carradine dead at 72

    The star of Kung Fu and Kill Bill hung himself in a Bangkok hotel room last Thursday.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Teens charged in nursing home abuse, Hopkins text threat grammar

    Mass_media_4.jpgTuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Movies

    September 3, 2008

    Summer film: Batman saves the season, a little Sex doesn't hurt

    Independent films went south, but thank the Knight for the blockbuster

  • News

    June 11, 2008

    Summer Grows Up

    For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Chino crosses a new line

    Is this the cheeky Uptown restaurant's most offensive billboard yet?

  • News

    May 7, 2008

    It's craptastic!

    When the economy is in the toilet, there's no such thing as dirty money

  • Restaurants

    April 9, 2008

    Roseville's China Jen is an old-school adventure

    A quest for the elusive soup dumpling leads to a rough-around-the-edges find

  • Restaurants

    May 23, 2007

    Great Thai Outliers

    Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    2/14 Morning Communiqué

    Bangkok police to monitor underage kissing on Valentine's Day, Veterans Affairs informs almost 2 million vets and docs that ... More >>

  • Arts

    November 1, 2006

    Grandmaster Flash

    A musical about a board game? Mamma mia!

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006
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    January 26, 2005
  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Local Music Yearbook '04

    We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.

  • Movies

    November 17, 2004

    Extraordinary Joe

    Thailand's Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul makes films too big and beautiful for plot

  • Movies

    September 17, 2003

    Say What?

    The Venice Film Festival gives voice to the global cacophony

  • News

    April 17, 2002

    One Night in Bangkok

    A Hmong supper club in St. Paul attracts young hipsters, caters to old-school immigrants, and pisses off the neighbors

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