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There's no shame in not wanting to cook. With a frantic pace of life, it's hard to carve out the time and energy to hit the grocery store and slog through the dirty ... More >>
Social House2919 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis612.824.6300; Social House websiteHours & Details:Daily from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.Monday-Wednesday 9 p.m.-midnight$4 house sake$4 house wine1/2-priced drinks1/2-priced small plates1/2-priced select maki rollsRecently, while meandering through Uptown, we decided ... More >>
Thanks to my eagle-eyed friend, we saw a new food truck out on Marquette this week. A sliver of bright yellow peaking out behind the another truck. Turns out this was the first day of business for Nancy Yang and her crew at the new Golden Tummy. The jolly Buddha seems to say, "Hello! ... More >>
Last week CNN's travel-focused site CNNGo confirmed what City Pages readers and critics have known for years when it named Little Szechuan in St. Paul among the 50 best Chinese restaurants in America.
Kitchen Window made a sad announcement last week: Carl Antholz, a long time staff member and culinary instructor passed away at age 66.
Antholz was known for his bushy white mustache and his robust passion for food, teaching thousands of students cooking essentials and leading them on his f ... 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 >>
Ed Fong at David Fong'sDavid Fong's first opened its doors in 1958 as a small takeout chow mein joint. In 1966, it moved to its present location on Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington. David Sr. and his wife Helen started the business, and when they retired, they turned it over to eldest son Ed Fong, k ... 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 >>
Drunks, among other things, did away with the dim sum. After opening in 2006, Jun Bo established a reputation as a favorite Chinese restaurant, particularly for its dim sum brunches. But its late-night weekend hours--3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays--and alleged lax approach to alcohol service ... More >>
Hong's Kitchen- "No Hot and Sour Soup for you!"The Hot Dish was surprised recently when we noticed that Hong's Kitchen, a tiny South Nicollet Ave. Chinese takeout restaurant, was closed. In its space? Another gyro/wings establishment called American Grill that also offers some Ho ... More >>
Danielle LenzSpicy, refreshing, addictive.Think appetizers at a typical Chinese restaurant, and egg rolls and cream cheese wontons probably come to mind, maybe a cup of egg drop soup. At Little Szechuan, however, they're doing things just a bit differently. If you're ready to get out of your ... More >>
Tea HouseThe Chinese New Year is a celebration of food and familyThe Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese Lunar calendar. This year it starts on Thursday, February 3. To celebrate, Chinese people often attend festivals and fireworks. But most important, they get toget ... More >>
Fuel up on Chinese before you hit K-Mart.Blockbuster and Hollywood stores have gone the way of Betamax, as movie watchers turn to Netflix, RedBox, and internet video. The former Hollywood on Hennepin is now home to a Halloween costume shop and the Lake Street/35W Blockbuster has been recently ... 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 >>
Now open. See the slideshow.With the closing of the beloved Azia and A21 Anemone Sushi on Eat Street, Thom Pham takes on a new endeavor of epic proportions. Renovating the space that last housed Zake, Wondrous Azian Kitchen is bright, spacious, colorful, and fun.
With a sign out front that ... More >>
Kate N.G. Sommers
I must admit I am not the authority when it comes to dim sum. My first experience was a mere six weeks ago while visiting San Francisco, and while it was delicious, I have a kryptonite: I'm deathly allergic to shellfish. This doesn't make ordering mysterious foods particula ... More >>
The spicy new kid on the LynLake blockMove over, Zen, Szechuan Spice has taken over your old digs in LynLake. Open since August 9, it focuses on Szechuan flavors with the greatest hits of Chinese-American cuisine thrown in for good measure. Owner-chef ChangFu Xue has worked in China and New Yo ... More >>
www.wonderousmpls.comStep right up and get your dim sum!The bright, Vegas-style sign at 6th and Hennepin is all aglow: Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen is open. The deep red color scheme and antique artifacts suggest a throwback to mid-century Chinese-American restaurants like Minneapolis's ... More >>