• Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Heartland Farm Direct Market Morphing into Ballpark Friendly Deli?

    "The market is probably the coolest thing in the state, but it doesn't generate enough revenue to justify its existence." Chef Lenny Russo is talking about Heartland Farm Direct Market, the gem of a shopping experience adjacent to Lowertown's Heartland, where the same ingredients he uses in his ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    The 6 best peanut butter burgers in the Twin Cities

    The Twin Cities are a long-time incubator of innovative burgers. So it's no surprise that the home of the Jucy Lucy is well on board with an even less conventional trend: the peanut butter burger. To the uninitiated, the thought of slathering a burger with rich, creamy peanut butter is "weird" or a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Juicy Lucys have made it to London, but are they any good?

    As you walk into this cozy pub, you notice its eclectic vibe, like a cross between Psycho Suzi's and the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. You step over a rug unmistakably designed by Minneapolis artist Adam Turman. In front of you are two Juicy Lucies: one traditional and the other with blue cheese. But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    First Look: JL Beers brings a big burger to Northeast

    The Twin Cities are full of transplants from the Fargo-Moorhead area, and many of them cheered when they heard that their beloved burger joint chain, JL Beers, was coming to Minneapolis. Known for its simple approach to classic burgers and healthy appreciation for good suds, JL Beers had already ama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Coming soon: Digby's in Roseville, a new concept from the owner of Eat Shop

    The Flying Swine restaurant group is heading eastward, as the folks behind the Eat Shop Kitchen & Bar in Plymouth have purchased the former California Pizza Kitchen space at Rosedale Mall in Roseville and will very soon be opening a new burger and pizza joint. We spoke with owner Michael Larson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Mooyah, a "better burger" chain, announces plans for Minnesota restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    McDonald's to leave the skyways in both downtowns

    Somebody should buy Ronald McDonald a drink. The Golden Arches, having just left downtown Minneapolis in October, will officially vacate the skyways of St. Paul on Wednesday. See also: Downtown Minneapolis McDonald's will close

  • Restaurants

    November 27, 2013

    It's palates in wonderland at the Rabbit Hole

    The new Midtown Global Market neighbor wins over hearts and stomachs

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Costello's to close; Red Cow moving in

    The year-old Red Cow in Minneapolis is getting a little sibling. Luke Shimp's restaurant will be heading across the river to the saintly city and taking over the space that's currently occupied by Costello's. We spoke with Shimp to find out what his plans are.See Also:Red Cow builds buzz worthy burg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Jake's Wayback Burgers brings nine-patty cheeseburger to Twin Cities

    Hold on to your arteries, everybody. Jake's Wayback Burgers is bringing its Triple Triple Burger to Woodbury this month. See Also: Top 5 Cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger Day

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Top 5 Cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger Day

    The hamburger is a solid dish, but slap a slice of cheese on it and you have yourself an American institution. We were happy to learn that today is National Cheeseburger Day,  a perfect excuse to tuck into our favorite burgers. Here are the local cheeseburgers we'll be celebrating today. See A ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 4, 2013

    Town Hall Lanes embraces bar food

    The new bar and restaurant in Nokomis East bowls a spare

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top 3 road trip-worthy burgers up Interstate 35

    Sometimes we just need an excuse to hit the open road. For us, the promise of a perfect burger is just enough to gas up the car and go -- like a dangling meaty carrot at the end of a sunshine-soaked journey. Few experiences are a better slice of Americana, that jumping out of the car and digging int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Melch's Meat Wagon, a carnivorous big bite

    Notice the sign proclaiming, "burgers, sandwiches, salad." Melch's Meat Wagon isn't aiming for the veg-obsessed or flexitarians. This truck is here to woo the carnivores. Anyone craving a fat, juicy burger topped with all the accoutrements will be happy to find this bull-adorned mobile business ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    "Pink slime" served up in school lunches

    It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    La Belle Vie offers exquisite fare for $12 or less in the Lounge

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. Tim McKee's fingerprints are scattered around the Twin Cities. And we all eat better because of it. The first Minnesotan to be anointed Best Chef: Midwest by the James Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    My Burger in Uptown: A first look

    Yael GrauerThese burgers are delicious.​Any new burger joint in Uptown would pique my interest, and My Burger was no exception. Located just next to the Yogurt Lab on 3100 Excelsior Blvd. in Uptown, My Burger boasts a brightly colored interior with a lot of green and orange and a smattering of mod ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 9, 2011

    Pat's Tap intersects pub food and high-end gastrofare

    Pub offers trending local beers and one great bacon burger

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Rachel's: a first look at the long-awaited NE restaurant

    Michelle BruchWhat's behind the Rachel's sign? ​We'd been waiting for years--what, four of them?--for John Rimarcik to open the East Hennepin restaurant's doors. Finally, this spring, it happened. We were very curious to find out how Rachel's would fit in with other other nearby restaurants. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Burger roundup: Five unique patties, from lamb to camel

    Clockwise, from top left: camel, chicken, pork, turkey, lamb We at the Hot Dish are the kind of people who take things like Hamburger Month very seriously.  For example, we pre-ordered our buns before Christmas and have our mustard flown in from a Bavarian abbey where monks grind the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    First look: The Lowbrow

    from thelowbrowmpls.comOver the last 10 years, something interesting seems to be happening to neighborhood businesses in the Twin Cities: As the record stores and video stores have struggled and shuttered, those funky, creative people who would have stood behind the counter and made obscure recomme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Have you seen this dog?

    Pendoodle​Flint Keller's cell phone rang yesterday morning while he was teaching his fourth grade class at Richardson Elementary School. It was his wife, Jenny. She said Roseville police had just called. They thought they'd found the family dog, Pendoodle. The Keller family's hunt for the dog si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Blue Door Pub requests Burger of the Moment submissions

    Think you can design a better burger than the Twin Cities' best?​St. Paul's most bodacious burger joint, the Blue Door Pub, is holding another one of its Burger of the Moment contests, asking fans to let their "creative meat juices flow" and design a new Blue Door jucy lucy, or "Blucy." The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

    The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.​When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Harry's Food and Cocktails RIP

    Harry's lost its lease.​One of the city's first gourmet burger bars, Harry's Food and Cocktails, lost its lease at 500 Washington Avenue South. Harry's pre-dated the great burger boom of 2009, and got off to a hot start with a menu designed by opening chef Steven Brown. After Brown left, some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Five Guys coming to Dinkytown

    Five Guys expands beyond Edina.​The former East Bank building at 1413 Fourth Street SE in Dinkytown will soon have peanut shells all over the floors when the popular burger joint Five Guys moves in this fall. The Virginia-based chain has something of a cult following nationally (even our heal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    American Burger Bar coming soon to downtown Minneapolis patriotism at its best: American Burger Bar​The guys behind American Burger Bar in downtown St. Paul have snapped up the awkward-shaped, possibly-cursed former Mahnattan's space at Eighth and Hennepin/LaSalle in downtown Minneapolis (previously a Pizza Nea) ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 15, 2009

    Victory 44 wins as North Side's own gastropub

    Bonus: Bar has one of the best burgers in town

  • Restaurants

    June 10, 2009

    Burger Jones, Five Guys, Smashburger

    The Twin Cities can has cheezburger?

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    We're bananas for burgers

    At least four new burger restaurants have opened recently or will be opening shortly in the TC.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    First Avenue opening a restaurant

    Starfucker show and a burger, anyone?

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Now open: American Burger Bar

    The owners of Woodbury's American Burger Emporium have opened a burger joint in downtown St. Paul.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    RIP Sauced

    The Northside's Sauced has closed...and we miss the "crack burger" already.

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Off the Menu: Barbette's Lamb Burger

    Hot Dish
    Chef Sarah Master shares her recipe for Barbette's sweet-n-savory lamb burger.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    The Hot Dish Preview: 8/01/08

    Hot Dish
    A sneak preview of tomorrow's City Pages Hot Dish food newsletter.

  • Restaurants

    March 7, 2007

    Raising the Bar Bar

    Is it just beer goggles, or does the Nordeast Bulldog have the best bar food ever?

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    Jelly Roll Blues

    Dara Moskowitz reports after 16 years selling Danish baked goods that made pastry lovers weep with joy, Blackey's Bakery in northeast Minneapolis is closing on Saturday--and now we're weeping without joy.

  • Restaurants

    May 26, 2004

    Burger Meisters, Revisited

    Reader mail brings more, more, more nominations for the region's best burger

  • Restaurants

    April 21, 2004

    Burger Meisters

    Of undeterrable German shepherds and buttered bison