American love Mexican food, and that affair has only deepened as more and more authentic restaurants opened to showcase the real flavors of our southern neighbor. The Twin Cities are no different, especially as the food often comes at a price that fits our frugal nature. Of course, not all restauran ... More >>
See also:El Burrito Mercado at Midtown Global Market has an opening dateBest Mexican -- El Burrito MercadoIf you missed the Diamond Dog-eating contest at the Depot but still want your chance at belly-busting, Man vs. Food-style glory, you're in luck. As part of the festivities for the grand opening ... More >>
See Also:Best Burrito 2009 - El Burrito MercadoA longtime West Side St. Paul favorite, El Burrito Mercado, has announced it is opening a stall at the Midtown Global Market. It will be serving its first lunch there on Thursday, July 26, and will host a public grand opening on August 5.Here are more d ... More >>
Forget the hot dogs. How about a mac and cheese fritter or lamb kabob?If you're planning to join a few thousand of your closest friends for Grand Old Day in St. Paul on Sunday, food will no doubt be a big part of the experience. You'll find the ubiquitous corn dogs and cheese curds, of course ... More >>
W.W. Norton & Co.A local author's new novel channels Escoffier. Local novelist N.M. Kelby (In the Company of Angels and Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill are among her works) recently finished a book about the life of the famous French chef Escoffier called White Truffles in Winter.
Th ... More >>
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and drink!Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and makes a great excuse to eat Mexican food.
Here are a few of the most interesting celebrations taking pl ... More >>
DIY veggie sushi at the Wedge this weekIt's technically April, but the weather hasn't cooperated enough to officially declare patio season open for business just yet (remember last year when we hit 81 degrees on April 1? Sigh.) Luckily there are plenty of food-related activities to distract y ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidEnchilada from Boca Chica Taco HouseEnchiladas may well be a street food in Mexico, but here in Minnesota, in January, we're glad they're served indoors. We tested the enchiladas at two of West St. Paul's long-established Mexican eateries, Boca Chica Taco House and El Burrito Me ... More >>
Find out who took home first prize...In case you missed last week's Iron Fork and 4-Orange Iron Cocktail competitions at International Market Square, we've got the photographic recap for 'ya right here, right down to the presence of the 4-Orange vodka girls prancing around in some sort of ora ... More >>
Yesterday we gave Hot Dish readers a chance to win two free tickets to tonight's Iron Fork chef competition by telling us, in five words or less, why they deserve to go.
Our winner is Jennifer Lesch for her touching and slightly desperate entry: NEW MOM NEED DATE NIGHT.
Jennifer and a guest ... More >>
Food as blood sport. Six of the Twin Cities' top chefs will engage in a culinary shootout tomorrow night at City Pages' annual Iron Fork competition--and you can win a pair of tickets for free.
Star chefs from Piccolo, Chef Shack, and Barbette, among others, will show off their skills in a ... More >>
This week, I finally got the email I've been anticipating for four years, subject header: WORLD CUP MAN-CAVE INSANITY. Yes, I've got an invite to the hottest living room in south Minneapolis to watch the world's best display of beefcake, er, uh, soccer tournament, the World Cup, which begins ... More >>
If you can't make La Fiesta mas Caliente de Minnesota--Minnesota's spiciest celebration--this weekend in West St. Paul's District del Sol (Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., includes a parade, low-rider car show, music, dancing, and more) you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with a Mexican m ... More >>