It's finally balmy here in the Twin Cities, so this Memorial Day will mean picnics, grills, and all manner of outdoor eats. Of course, someone will show up with the obvious beverage choice -- beer -- but what about wine? What quaffs will go well with your holiday grub? To find the answer, we w ... More >>
Having moved from its East Lake Street location, Smoke in the Pit barbecue restaurant announced it will be setting up shop again, this time at 38th & Chicago, right across the street from Blue Ox Coffee.If you never had the pleasure of sitting down to a plate of "meat and three" at the original ... More >>
It's November, which means the great food fest of Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It's time to get those knives sharpened and plan those shopping lists. Here is a collection of classes for novices, experienced cooks looking for a twist on tradition, parents wanting to get the kids involved, and ev ... More >>
By Rick MasonJust off the main drag in an unassuming Minnesota river town is an outpost of the deep South and an underground musical phenomenon whose ripples extend far across the globe. Bayport, on the St. Croix just south of Stillwater, may be home to a state prison and a massive windows factory, ... More >>
Back in 2006, Minneapolis Farmers Market staples Dan and Jenny Tollefson of Tollefson Family Pork won the City Pages award for Best Hot Dog. They've remained regular vendors at several local farmers markets and added all kinds of new pork products to their repertoire, including an ingenious bratwurs ... More >>
Pair scotch with food at the St. Paul Grill. The St. Paul Grill's celebrates the first anniversary of its Scotch Club by offering a prix-fixe dinner menu from May 16-26. The four-course dinner is available to Scotch Club members for $49.95, plus tax and gratuity--if you're not yet a member yo ... More >>
Mo PerryHibachi Buffet is now open on Lake Street, serving up everything from pizza to sushi to chicken nuggetsIt didn't take long for word to get out about the newly opened Hibachi Buffet. The Hot Dish paid them a visit this past weekend, and the cafeteria-sized joint was hopping, full of f ... More >>
Turkey dinner and BarberaLate summer and fall can be a terrific time for getting in your last barbecues of the year. Earlier we discussed simple grilling options and affordable wines . Now it's time to talk about creating more exciting dishes on the grill. As always, a perfect wine pairing is ... More >>
Nothing like a steak off the grillMost people who drink wine are not going to pop open a 2000 Chateau Montrose St.-Estephe, a 1998 Fox Creek McClaren Vale, or a 2005 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen for their casual grilling event with friends. If you do pop these open, make sure I am invited. Fo ... More >>
De-juiced Roma tomatoes ready for the grill.There are a lot of good pasta sauces out there. The trouble is they are all cooked within an inch of their lives. While cooking a pasta sauce for a couple hours to thicken it gives it a nice texture, it removes most of the enzymes and other nutrient ... More >>
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