Sen. Dan Hall, R-Bloomington, took heat last summer when he suggested gay marriage supporters are unpatriotic.SEE ALSO: Mel Gibson bops around the Twin Cities, asks women to take their shirts off [PHOTOS]
Many months later, he's still as anti-gay-marriage as ever, but now he's making his case by sug ... More >>
One of the things that has made Charles Schultz's Peanuts comic strips and characters so popular over the past 60 years is that we all have a bit of Charlie Brown in us, and Lucy, and Snoopy, and Linus, and Sally, and Schroeder (and Pig Pen for that matter).This universal quality is on display in ... More >>
On a holiday that's all about food, why not let the professionals do the cooking? Whether you're hosting notoriously judgmental family members or looking to start a new lower-key Thanksgiving tradition, choosing one of the many Twin Cities restaurants that offer Thanksgiving Day meals just might be ... More >>
Ed Fong in his own restaurantYesterday, Ed Fong gave us a sense of what old- time Bloomington was like before it was officially a city, and how his family appealed to its citizens with both Chinese and American offerings.Ed is the oldest son of the eponymous founder of David Fong's and now runs t ... More >>
A new Szechuan in the 'burbsWhen the former chef at Little Szechuan decamped to Bloomington's Grand Szechuan in 2009, his decision caught the attention of the Twin Cities Chinese-language publications and the foodie press: Chef Luo Guanghe left the St. Paul stalwart and took several staff members ... More >>
The Blacksheep Cafe in Springfield, Illinois is one of the shpookiest places I've played. It's all boarded up on the outside and is all graffitti'ed up on the inside. It's like shredder's lair If it weren't for Kirk and Dustin's tunes being so nice I would have been shakin' in m ... More >>
Bloomington PDStephanie Travetta Moreland hid a fur coat in her underpants for three days.The Alaskan Fur Company wanted its coat back, and Bloomington PD figured they knew who had it.
But Stephanie Travetta Moreland wasn't in the mood to cooperate. So she spent three days in jail over the ... More >>
After two decades in business, Da Afghan is gone. We wondered what was up when we couldn't reach 'em by phone last week and now Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine has confirmed our worst fears: Da Afghan has closed. A sign on the door that previously read "temporarily closed," now reads "permanent ... More >>
Photo by John IlgOne art patron did not get the message of John Ilg's "Honesty."Artist John Ilg built his sculpture "Honesty" as a kind of test of viewer willpower. And the piece -- a mesh wire frame with the word "HONESTY" spelled out in 316 loose dollar bills -- enjoyed several showings wit ... 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 >>
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 >>
The world's greatest?Regular Hot Dish reader and Fuddruckers fan (I know this describes a lot of you) Sam sounded the alarm last week when he noticed the always-busy burger joints seemed to be disappearing. The Bloomington and St. Louis Park locations had replaced their bright yellow signs wi ... More >>
by Lauren B. PhotographyThe cast of "Always & Forever" say it with a songIt's a busy weekend, particularly considering the fact that we're in the afterglow of the Fringe, when local stages tend to be dark and theatrical options fewer than the usual dizzying gamut. As fate would have it, we're ... More >>
Photo by ericmcgregorGail Gagne, with a wrestler's pedigree, was the weight room supervisor at Credin-Derham HallThe case of the Creditin-Derham Hall student befriended and then allegedly bedded by Gail Gange, has taken another twist. Her trial on sexual assault charges, which was to have started n ... More >>
Parma, meet Bloomington at D'Amico's newest eatery Gray skies have you hankering for chicken Parmesan or pasta carbonara? Parma 8200, D'Amico's newest venture, is having its soft opening tonight.
We gave you a few details about the place earlier this week, but if you want a sneak peak at ho ... More >>
Wrestling legend Verne Gagne's deadly assault on a fellow resident at the Bloomington care facility they lived in won't result in any criminal charges, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said today.