On August 1, Blue Plate Restaurant Company notified employees at each of its eight locations (including the Freehouse, the Lowry, and Longfellow Grill) that as per Minnesota's incremental minimum wage increase, wages would indeed be raised by $0.75 per hour. The good news didn't last. After telling ... More >>
It seems that chain restaurants can't get enough of the Twin Cities lately. A few weeks ago, Dunkin' Donuts announced plans to roll out approximately 50 stores in Minnesota. This week, we found out Matt Kalil, the Vikings' offensive lineman, hopes to open Minnesota's first Pieology Pizza within a fe ... More >>
We'd heard there had been some construction activity out at the former Joe Senser's in Plymouth, and today we know why. Mpls/St. Paul magazine reports that the new restaurant will be called Eat Shop Kitchen and Bar.
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The only classy way to start drinking before noonHippocrates, that same genial fellow who gave us the doctors' oath to first do no harm, was one of the first in recorded history to set forth the idea that "like cures like." This in time evolved into such things as a literal belief that if yo ... More >>
The kitty is no moreIl Gatto, the Parasole-owned restaurant anchor in Calhoun Square at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, served its last diner Saturday night.The restaurant had struggled to find it's footing after the parent company had transformed it about two years ago from its pr ... More >>
Seduced by Burger JonesStart the week as a "burger geek" at Burger Jones and end it awash in Irish brews at St. Paul's annual Irish Fest. What's not to like? 8/8 Start your week with the aptly named Burger and Beer Dinner for Beer Geeks at Burger Jones. A flight of Brooklyn Brewery Summer A ... More >>
Anne RuckerRecognize this lovely flavor?It's national milkshake day today! While we grew up on the most classic blended ice cream concoctions--the vanillas and chocolates and butterscotches of old-timey malt shops like the Convention Grill--sometimes we like to get daring. Here are a few ... More >>
Great food abounds near the Chain of LakesNow that spring has finally kicked winter to the curb, activity on Minneapolis's Chain of Lakes is swarming with those gratefully relieved of cabin fever. Releasing all that pent-up energy is bound to work up an appetite, but who wants to cut the day ... More >>
Anne Rucker Burger Jones brings on the salt!Salty caramel is certainly all the rage, and why not? It's delicious! Unfortunately, few places are willing to take this scrumptious flavor combination to the salty extreme. Not any more thanks to Burger Jones. Their sal ... More >>
Hello dirty mother...Dirty Den Mother$10Burger Jones3200 W. Lake St., Minneapolis612.746.0800Rumor has it that this drink used to have Girl Scout in its moniker, but the management thought maybe a name change was in order. But what we really want to know is: Is this dirty mother worth a swing int ... More >>
Gourmet pizza for mozzarella lovers
Save big on holiday shopping with these restaurant gift cards.The day after Halloween ended, holiday gift buying season began: Take down the cobwebs and pumpkins, put up the reindeer and wreaths. We here at the Hot Dish like to give restaurant gift cards, so we reviewed a bunch of the current ... More >>
Mezzotint by Graham, based on a lost portrait by Major John JohnstonCome meet the Gov'nah: Sam Adams comes to Forum. This week is all about celebrating--beer, Brits, birds, and Boston. Better get on it. Here's your Week in Food: Tuesday 10/19 It's cool to get geeky--especially when there's be ... More >>
Punch PizzaJohn Puckett recoiled when I referred to him as the most prolific restaurateur in the Twin Cities, "Let's hope not." But the founder of Caribou coffee and partner in Punch Pizza can claim a hand in opening over 400 stores, easily eclipsing Famous Dave and his BBQ joints at 175. The ... More >>
Earlier this summer, Burger Jones challenged its fans to create a short video co-promoting the restaurant and Fat Tire beer. Check out the work of contest winner Andrew Carlson, a 22-year-old student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, who created this retro 'newsreel' entitled "Hunger ... More >>
Burger JonesYou're getting fat just looking at it You may have heard that the Friendly's restaurant chain recently joined the outrageous-food bandwagon (popularized by KFC's Double Downs and one-upped by Krispy Kreme's Donut Burger) by creating the new
Burger Jones announced that it will offer free burgers from 9 to 10 p.m. tonight if John "Burger" Jones is selected within the first four rounds of the NBA draft. We're not going to attempt to place odds, but we will make recommendations: One of our favorite burgers at Burger Jones comes fr ... More >>
Are you "Jones-in' for a Burger"? Want to use that urge to win yourself a whole year's worth of them? Not to be outdone by Smashburger's recent National Burger Month contest, Parasole's Burger Jones is asking fans to submit short videos to vie for free burgers and a new Fat Tire branded bicyc ... More >>
Hutton goes head-to-head with perilous menu items
No more breakfasts, but it does have spiked milkshakes!
Seemed like a good idea at the time, but that was before Minneapolis Park Police showed up.
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Strip mall sushi! Wakame Sushi opens its doors in the old Three Fish location in Calhoun Commons.
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Sushi competes with burgers for claim to most popular new restaurant theme in the TC.
With Burger Jones already bursting at the seams, Parasole plans to unveil yet another restaurant concept...
Jonesing for a burger? Parasole's new venture brings on the summer fare.