Sometimes you just gotta eat. When racked with an impatient, irrational hunger, the rigmarole of parking the car, getting a table, pondering menus as thick and impenetrable as a quarterly prospectus, waiting for your food when you run out of things to say, and remembering to use your knife and fork ... More >>
So that pesky checking account balance put the kibosh (yet again) on your dream Italian vacation. While we can't help you there, Broders' Pasta Bar has a dish or two that might allow you to escape on an imaginary trip across the Atlantic -- or at least curb those carbohydrate cravings. Broders' ser ... More >>
Sometimes the best dishes are where we least expect them. At the Chatterbox, a new menu featuring an array of stick-to-your-ribs style pub food is definitely proving itself to be something worth exploring. No dish makes this more apparent than the new pork and waffle plate. Let your chicken and waff ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. There seems to be no end to the culinary cleverness pouring out of the team behind Travail. In the last year or so the restaurant's chefs and owners have developed a hand ... More >>
How far can a little greatness take you? Does one great scene make a great film? Does one song make a great album? Does one great ingredient make a great dish? This is the conundrum we face this week. Behold the Reuben, the most delightful hot sandwich around. Each bite is alternately sour and ... More >>
As its ubiquitous, chic loft condominiums suggest, the North Loop is quickly becoming a hot spot for trendy Minneapolitans. Bordered by the new Twins Stadium to the southwest, Hennepin Avenue to the southeast, Plymouth Avenue to the northwest, and the Mississippi River to the northeast, the heart o ... More >>
The new bar and restaurant in Nokomis East bowls a spare
Dine al fresco with the help of these Twin Cities restaurants, just remember to bring your own basketBy Emily Weiss
The venerable sandwich has long been lauded as the ultimate portable meal, and yet the best sandwiches are well worth sitting down for and lingering over. We've eaten our way through umpteen slices of rye, torpedoes of baguettes, and towers of toast (not to mention the meats-and-cheeses situation) t ... More >>
See Also: The Tin Fish vs. Sea Salt Eatery fish tacos 100 Favorite Dishes: Common Roots bagel Finding a good bagel in the Twin Cities can be somewhat of a challenge, and the topic certainly incites some heated discussion. Some would say you're fighting a losing battle even looking for a tasty bage ... More >>
People called them a fad, but as a new truck or trailer seems to pop up every day, it's hard to argue with the popular food delivery system. Many of these new street food purveyors are serving food just as good and sometimes better than stand-alone restaurants. We'll admit it; we are smitten with th ... More >>
We've got no beef with this deli
Food trucks bring new eats to the street
We were excited to hear the news that restaurant consultant Tobie Nidetz is partnering with a real estate attorney and first-time restaurateur David Weinstein to take over the former Auriga building to build a "Montreal-style" deli. We wanted to know more about the project . Nidetz, the sel ... More >>
MN State Fair announces this year's new foods!Each year's list of new Minnesota State Fair foods should inspire two responses: excitement about sampling some cool new items and jealousy that you weren't the one who came up with the genius idea in the first place. In the past, we've looked to ... More >>
Don't put our fare in the flyover category
Discover tasty treats to go
Head to the streets for some Brotherly love.This week's Dish column investigates the new street eats in downtown Minneapolis: goat curry, Ethiopian coffee, pulled pork sandwiches, homemade lemon-ginger sodas, and more. We ate our way through the new carts' offerings to bring you the five be ... More >>
One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"
Courtesy of the Star TribuneTarget Field's array of different concessions has made us curious about the wider world of MLB snacks. Which is why we tracked down La Velle E. Neal III, who has been covering the Twins for the Star Tribune for 13 seasons and has visited 23 of the 30 major league b ... More >>
Be'Wiched Deli is the place to go when you are looking for something truly special and handcrafted.
There are a number of places to grab a quick sub around the city, but Caffrey's quality and variety puts them a cut above the competition.
The Brothers Deli offers refuge for the working weary seeking a quick New York-style deli fix.
It's part good news, part bad...
It's tough to chisel down to my 5 favorite sandwiches of the past year, but the list is packed full of superstars.
Finding a good pastrami in Minnesota is no small task, but the one at Crave in the Galleria sounded too good to pass up.
Emily's Lebanese Deli is a famous lunch stop in NE that thankfully, offers a take out service to keep up with the overflow.
Bagels can be about as different as night and day but we put a couple head to head anyway.
Although it was difficult, I managed to stroll right past the famous Holy Land buffet to enjoy an awesome sandwich that was fresh, flavorful and enormous.
Summer Guide: Food
Pork shoulders are bought directly from Fischer Farms and Hidden Stream Farms
Whenever the line is too long at Broders' Pasta Bar or I don't have the time to cook my own Italian favorites, I'm happy to know that Broders' Cucina is ready to fill in.
Deli succeeds gracefully as an everyday kind of place
St. Paul's newest deli gives a Midwestern classic a delicious bacon, cheddar and chili makeover.
Mort's proves it can serve up a mean sandwich despite the deli's authenticity debate.
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