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 >>
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 >>
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 >>