We're with Garfield on this one: Mondays. We hate 'em. But some restaurants are trying to change our attitudes about this bummer of a day, so as the moths continue to fly out of our wallets for the second week in a row, we explore what Lake Street has to offer in the inexpensive evening-out genre: M ... More >>
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett developed a fast following through clever words and a casually indifferent demeanor. Anticipation since she unloaded the ingenuity of the slacker-noire hit "Avant Gardener" last summer and The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas had its U.S. release in the fa ... More >>
Here's your excuse to pick up the magazine for an actual article. In the July issue of the titular publication, Playboy selects the Best Bars in America for 2013. Right there, sandwiched between the boobs and butts is our own, swarthy heartthrob barman, Jesse Held.See Also:Parlour's Panty Dropper, 5 ... More >>
Let the good times roll! Mardi Gras is upon us. It's time to break out the beads and the king cake. While we might not have many things in common with our friends in the state at the other end of the Mississippi, there is one spot where you can get your red beans and rice fix this Tuesday.
Charlie Parr might be known first for his music, but a lesser-known talent of local blues-folk star is his intrepid road warrior-esque cooking skills. It's tough, as any touring musician knows, to find fresh produce and quality food when you're driving for hours on end. Eventually, you start convinc ... More >>
In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to get creative with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday, getting back in the swing of the regula ... More >>
Erica Strait's journey from farmers' market to food truck to Middle Eastern restaurant
WikipediaThe Haiga Sophia and Blue Mosque: Cooking in a foreign city can create an intimate connection with the local cultureIstanbul is a city with great narrative. It has style, romance, history, and food, an exploding music and art scene, plus a caressing Mediterranean climate. But after y ... More >>
Yael GrauerWho chili is best: the Bulldog's (above) or the Loon's?Waning temperatures bring on a craving for chili like no other, but where to go? In this Food Fight, we look at the Loon Cafe, known citywide for its award-winning chili, and the new-school spin on the classic dish by the challenge ... More >>
Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu
After five years, version 2.0 debuts.After a 10 day shutdown, the five-year-old Saffron Restaurant & Lounge reopened this week debuting a made-over interior and a brand new menu. Chef and co-owner Sameh Wadi says the reboot started with a desire to replace the restaurant's big, bulky tables ... More >>
Danielle LenzForks = totally overrated.There's something about eating with your hands that's incredibly satisfying. Sure, it can be messy, but that's all part of the fun, especially when it comes to Ethiopian food. We rolled up our sleeves and dug into the sampler platters at Minneapolis's B ... More >>
First, White Castle comes in candle form, now as chili? The White Castle slyder slips down so easily that it's difficult to conceive of the little steam-grilled burgers as anything other than a three-bite snack. So the Hot Dish was a little stunned to receive these recipes that call for slyde ... More >>
restaurant spices up Central Avenue
Kingfield hangout even has its own book club
Toss a salad with former Jayhawk Marc Perlman in this week's Celebrity Dish.
Two throw-downs will take place this Superbowl Sunday: Cardinals vs. Steelers and You vs. Famished Fans. FireLake shares a crowd-pleasing chili recipe that guarantees you a win.
It's the kind of place everyone wants to have within walking distance
The spicy fare takes the edge off a Minnesota winter
Minneapolis's most beloved West Indian cook opens a much-awaited new spot
Twin Cities' chicken-wing champ Nardie's crosses the river