The true soup lover longs for fall. After a summer of haphazard cooking, meals thrown together from fresh farmers market fare, we start to crave more complex flavors. The cooler temperatures inspire us to return to the kitchen. We're ready to linger over a simmering pot. Is it the changing leaves? T ... More >>
It's a triumph of the trolls on the big screen
The doors to Russell and Desta Klein's latest Soo Line venue opened last weekend just as the weather gave us all the first hint of a chill. They waited for the end of summer to introduce their wine bar, Foreign Legion, a warm space full of dark, sumptuous colors and decor that features cocktails and ... More >>
The homey, if inconsistent, cafe and bakery has potential
Did you know eggs have moisturizing properties that can benefit both your hair and face? Or that egg whites can be substituted for Biore strips in blackhead removal? If you're looking for luscious locks and super soft skin but don't feel like blowing another paycheck at Walgreens, it may be time to ... More >>
With Pat's Tap, Hola Arepa, Kyatchi, Blackbird, and a smattering of other quality choices, the south side of Nicollet is quickly becoming a full-fledged extension of the well known Eat Street. And there's one establishment in particular that's quite simply on fire. The newly relaunched Corner T ... More >>
Cook St. Paul is proof that good things come in small packages. The miniscule restaurant -- located in the space that formerly housed Serlin's Cafe in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood -- had its soft opening last Thursday and by Saturday, the line was out the door. Impressively, owners Eddie Wu ... More >>
Love cheese? Dream about finding a revolutionary way of serving it between slices of bread? Then Haley and Tony Fritz, the proprietors of the new fromage-centric food truck O'Cheeze, are your kind of people. This Saturday, they are rolling out their yellow mobile kitchen at Fulton Brewery, hangin' t ... More >>
When a surf and turf mood strikes, Blue Point is a solid spot for seared scallops, fresh oysters, live lobster, and even steak. While their specialty is seafood, a hidden gem on the happy hour menu is as far from salt water as it gets -- and it will have you forgetting you're in a fish joint entirel ... More >>
Greek yogurt purveyor Chobani has issued a voluntary recall of its yogurt. See also: Homemade cheese linked to Salmonella outbreak in Minneapolis
The new Lowertown eatery makes the most important meal of the day the tastiest one
Startling and sublime, these are some of our favorite concept sandwiches around town
Food & Wine magazine has called out Pizzeria Lola as one of the 50 best pizza joints in the U.S. Pizzeria Lola has become a quick Twin Cities classic for thin-crust, wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza.Here's where the restaurant ranked on the national list, and what local food personality Andrew ... More >>
Admittedly, we're not exactly on par with Canada when it comes to the availability of poutine. In fact in Quebec, where the dish is said to have originated, you can order a side of the cheese-curd and gravy-covered fries at any McDonald's. We'll probably never get to that point (do we really want to ... More >>
Restaurant fills old Bryn Mawr Coffee shop space
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. It's a chilly January evening, but the soft yellow walls, honey-colored wood, and blond exposed brick at Restaurant Alma make it feel warm and cozy. We're sitting at the ... More >>
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. Featuring casseroles, Mac & Cheese, and Pork 'n' Beans, the menu at Haute Dish reads like something from an old-school diner just off I-94. But this isn't the food you've ... More >>
What's in Heartland's basket for less than $12?We should all be so lucky to live in Lenny Russo's neighborhood. As the executive chef of Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, which he co-owns with his wife, Mega Hoehn, Russo focuses his efforts locally--on the people who live and work cl ... More >>
Turkeys from Ferndale Farms will be available for pre-order.Seward Co-op will be hosting a Holiday Warm-Up on November 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where you'll be able to get a small taste of everything from free-range turkey from Ferndale Farms to holiday desserts from the Co-ops' own deli.
Sam HaisletNan Bailly of Alexis Bailly Vineyard, with Leon, the original Winery DogThe harvest is in at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings, and word is that it was a very good year. Summer's rain sun temperature yielded a bumper crop of grapes at Minnesota's oldest winery. To celebrate th ... More >>
There aren't many things Minnesotans enjoy more than sitting on a patio, and time is growing short. Recently, we decided to visit the Aster Cafe to check out the new brunch menu. If you haven't been to the Aster's patio, go quickly, at least for one drink, before the cold comes and stays for go ... More >>
Normally our week of food events has a running theme, like heaps of beer tastings or charity dinners. But this first week in October is full of random, which is just how we like it. You can get over your fear of bread, learn to make cheese, brew the perfect cup of coffee, and shuck an oyster all bet ... More >>
Spanish eatery offers more than just a great rooftop
First, White Castle comes in candle form, now as chili? The White Castle slyder slips down so easily that it's difficult to conceive of the little steam-grilled burgers as anything other than a three-bite snack. So the Hot Dish was a little stunned to receive these recipes that call for slyde ... More >>
Hot on the heels of this weekend's wildly successful hat trick of Doomtree Blowout shows in the Mainroom, the Aster Cafe has announced a very cool New Year's Eve show in their limited-capacity space with Dessa. As we wrote about last month, the Aster has recently been revamped as an intimate "lis ... More >>
It's always disappointing when what you ordered and what you're served turn out to be two different things.
Kingfield hangout even has its own book club
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St. Paul's newest deli gives a Midwestern classic a delicious bacon, cheddar and chili makeover.
The Northside's Sauced has closed...and we miss the "crack burger" already.
Legendary steakhouse now serving breakfast, lunch
Get more bang for your buck at some of the city's best happy hours
A food writer reluctantly reveals his secret spot
Love Relocates a Great Chef to Minnesota and the Mall's Napa Valley Grille
Loring Park wine bar Willie's has reinvented itself into a destination to delight both palate and wallet