Culinary Institute of America

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    October 28, 2014

    Chef Pat Weber Talks Top Chef, Spam, and Not Doing "Some Fusion Shit"

    Each week, we'll interview one of the chefs participating in our 2014 Iron Fork competition. On November 6, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient. Tickets are on sale now. We may think of them as the ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Siblings join forces at Lake & Irving

    The new chef-driven eatery fuses high and low brow to great effect

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    November 7, 2013

    10 years of Cosmos at the Graves Hotel: An interview with past and present chefs

    Next Thursday, November 14, Cosmos at the Graves 601 will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a very special celebratory dinner. Four all-star chefs, each of whom has worked at Cosmos and made major contributions to the kitchen there, have been invited back for this dinner where they will creat ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Chef Patrick Weber on rock 'n' roll and why chefs throw pans

    Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7th, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the even ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Black Walnut Bakery: A first look

    Sarah Botcher has been winning fans with her elegant take on homey desserts at Butcher & the Boar since they opened. She's recently decided to step out and start her own business. Every Thursday she sets up her stand, hangs out her card and shares her talents with downtown Minneapolis farmers ma ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Signature Dish: Solera's chef Jorge Guzman

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Birdhouse is good and good for you

    Stewart Woodman's new venture goes healthy but doesn't feel trendy or preachy

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    December 7, 2011

    Zoë François, author, blogger & pastry chef - Chef Chat Part 1

    Photo Credit: Susan PowersAuthor, chef and blogger, Zoe Francois sets up a shot in her kitchen​Author of the wildly successful 5 Minutes a Day cookbooks and accomplished pastry chef Zoë François has been traveling the country promoting her latest book with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, Artisan ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Jorge Guzman of Solera: Chef Chat, Part 1

    ​At the beginning of the new year, Solera was going through some major changes. New owners and a new chef had many people holding their breath and wondering if it wasn't, perhaps, the end of an era. The initial cosmetic changes--new awnings, a revamped dining area--seemed to all be heading in the ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Eric "Big E" Austin: Chef Chat

    Courtesy of Eric Austin​If you follow the local food scene at all, you'll surely recognize chef Eric "Big E" Austin's name. Known for both his sophisticated neo-soul fare and some very public endings to multiple business partnerships, Austin has made his presence known in the Twin Cities since ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Sweets Bakeshop co-owner leaving

    photo by Michelle Leon for City PagesA recent expansion isn't Sweets' only change.​ We recently rejoiced about St. Paul bakery Sweets Bakeshop opening a second shop in Minneapolis. We really liked their hands-on approach to teaching students the art of fondant decorating in their School of Sweets. ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Top 5 beach reads for foodies

    Drool a moat around that sandcastle​As graduation processions pass and Saturday-night wedding dates begin to loom, we've decided it safe to declare this season summer. Sultry long nights, lethargic cabin trips, and charcoal-scented sizzling meats are upon us.  Because leisure pairs so beautif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Steph Hedrick of Jack's: Chef Chat, part 2

    Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Steph Hedrick at Jack's​In today's part of our chat with Steph Hedrick, executive chef at Jack's in south Minneapolis, Hedrick talks about what and where she likes to eat and which cookbooks are inspiring her now. (Read part 1 of the chat here.)

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    June 28, 2010

    Bryant-Lake Bowl hires a snowboarder-turned-chef

    Eric MelzerBonczyk left the Twin Cities years ago to snowboard on the West Coast.​ Bryant-Lake Bowl has a new chef, and he's bringing new boutique burgers to the menu this week. Jeremy Bonczyk comes fresh off of opening Nana, an organic restaurant in Chicago near the White Sox stadium. He said we ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 16, 2010

    Willy D's brings real soul food back to Minneapolis

    Try to find more heavenly fried chicken

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    December 16, 2009

    Sweets Bakeshop and Sugar Sugar candy

    Both shops offer delicious perspective on sweets

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    David Vlach takes our questions

    Heidi's new sous chef David Vlach chats with Hot Dish.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Newsweek mentions L.A.'s "Golden Gopher" bar

    Sadly, it is just a diversion on the way to the main course: Kogi, the world's first "viral restaurant."

  • Restaurants

    August 20, 2008

    Big E is Back

    The popular soul food chef's new venture brings New Orleans to South St. Paul

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    December 5, 2007
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    August 31, 2005


    The only place you'll find Schumacher's famous Czech-German cuisine today is twixt the mighty Midway and Ye Old Mill

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    January 28, 2004

    Pop Sensation

    Local boy comes home from the Culinary Institute of America to make good in Nordeast

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    May 7, 2003
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    July 17, 2002

    Revolutionary Marx

    A jewel-bright cheapie of a can-do bistro

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    April 4, 2001
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    December 22, 1999
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    November 17, 1999
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    January 6, 1999
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    August 20, 1997
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    May 14, 1997