Diet and Nutrition

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    10 best vegan/vegetarian foods at the Minnesota State Fair

    Let's face it. Food is the number one reason we attend the Minnesota State Fair and we are not ashamed to admit it! Food on-a-stick, deep-fried bites, giant legs and chops of meat, gallons of dairy, buckets of sweet confections, we love it all. But what about the vegetables? Where are the fruits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Take a peek inside Queenie Von Curves's fridge

    Queenie Von Curves is a local burlesque performer with Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret and Burlesque and the co-producer of Diversi-Tease, a three-day burlesque show in the middle of winter. She's a dance instructor, a producer of Naked Girls Reading in Minneapolis, and a regular contributor to MN-Ups Pin U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Meet Me in St. Louis Park: A trip to Taste of India's lunch buffet

    Many fine Indian restaurants in Minnesota serve up a lunch buffet, but not all of these smorgasbords are created equal. At some locations, the spread is no more than glorified leftovers from last night's dinner. At Taste of India in St. Louis Park, it's the perfect introduction to a cuisine that's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Mille Lacs Co Attorney: "I had no knowledge of any minors consuming alcohol on my property"

    Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Jude maintains she didn't know minors were drinking on her property at her daughter's May 26 graduation party, contradicting accounts featured in a story published by the Mille Lacs Messenger over the weekend. The Messenger article includes interviews with teenagers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    B52 Slider Squad, new street eats in St. Paul

    This trailer hails from the home base of B52 Burgers and Brew out in Inver Grove Heights. Surprising to no one, the menu consists mainly of sliders: beef and veggie patties. The test would be how these mini burgers tasted. The shock would come from a non-slider side dish that was singularl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Apple Zinger at Mississippi Market: A well-pressed drink of the week

    Apple Zinger $5.99 Mississippi Market It's that time of year, when those of us who care about such things snap out of our daylight-savings-induced long sleep with a few extra pounds in tow and visions of tank tops in our heads. Whether you want to inject some liquid nutrients into a newly jump-star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Best places for post-holiday eating: A round-up, part 2

    In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to "get creative" with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday battle with lethargy and we want to he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Holiday tipples are tops this Week in Food

    It's a boozy Week in Food, as we've found firkin tappings, wine tastings, and cordial samplings take up many of the events this first week of December. Remember to layer all these drinks with some Christmas cookies... 12/4 Celiac suffers don't have to forgo the deliciousness that is Pizza Luce than ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Pashen entrepreneurs tell the story of their first year in business, part 1

    Raw. Sprouted. Dehydrated. They're words we usually toss around in the context of sushi, tulip bulbs, and Ronco's Dehumidifying Wonder. But now they're popping up on packages of nuts, loaves of bread, and plenty of good-for-you snacks--including locally made Pashen bars. In 2011, sister-brothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Top 5 beefless ways to celebrate National Hamburger Month

    In addition to being National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month and International Audit Month (goody!), the Internet tells us that May is also National Hamburger Month. Far be it from the Hot Dish to dictate which holidays you should and should not celebrate, but we don't hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Chef Daniel Green of ShopNBC: A life of healthy eating, part 1

    Daniel Green is the James Bond of the cooking world. Complete with the dashing smile, British accent, and a touch of sophistication, he might as well be wearing a tux and sipping a martini. Like 007, he too is an International man of mystery. Raised on the outskirts of London, he works in the Twin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    "Pink slime" served up in school lunches

    It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from re ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 21, 2011

    Saffron reboots for the Target Field crowd

    Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu

  • News

    July 20, 2011

    Eric Weisman won't stop playing doctor

    Accused of practicing medicine without a license, he says he only prescribed good nutrition

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Vitamin Water Uncapped brings free local music to the Spring Street this week

    ​It's hard to tell the motivation behind the big "Vitamin Water Uncapped Live" event that started this morning at the Spring Street Tavern in Northeast Minneapolis. Unfortunately, I missed the early morning yoga session but made it in time for the "punk brunch" that kicked off the series that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Heartland begins serving brunch this weekend!

    Heartland opens its doors for weekend brunch!​Exciting news from chef Lenny Russo: starting this Saturday, June 18, Heartland will be serving weekend brunch. Former Heartland chef de cuisine Robb Moore, who left to open the now-shuttered Cru in Blaine, collaborated on the menu with Russo and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Mapping the world's drunkest countries

    Can American beer drinkers best the Germans? ​Wonder how your beer consumption compares to those of your counterparts in Belgium or Burkina Faso? The World Heath Organization recently released its comprehensive Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health (2011), which revealed some interesting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Star Tribune's C.J., now with less salt

    Bob McNamaraC.J. without the salt​C.J., the Star Tribune's legendary gossip columnist and contributor to Fox 9's "Dish with C.J." segments, known for her dogged pursuit of scandals and scuttlebutt, has recently met her match: sodium. After an inner ear problem left her with rigid dietary restr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Banned Four Loko being turned into ethanol

    Four Loko once fueled binge drinkers, now it fuels cars. ​Were you wondering what ever happened to all those banned alcohol-laced energy drinks after they were pulled off the market? The AP reports that they're being recycled into ethanol. What the FDA says you shouldn't put in your body, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    McDonalds offers new Fruit and Maple oatmeal

    Scrumptious? ​New year, new breakfast option at McDonalds: the much-advertised "100 percent natural" Fruit and Maple Oatmeal is being touted as a "portable, affordable and balanced breakfast solution to help customers start their day right." Considering these are the same folks who invented th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Minneapolis is nation's 11th drunkest city

    A pint of prevention is worth...uh....nevermind.​The Daily Beast collected statistics on alcohol use and abuse to rank the nation's most drunk metropolises. Minneapolis ranked 11th, based on the following data:

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Four Loko banned in New York

    "Blackout in a can" gets banned.​Following on the footsteps of regulators in Michigan, Oklahoma, and Washington, the New York State Liquor Authority has banned the sale and distribution of alcoholic energy drinks, like Four Loko and Joose, as of November 19 (Utah's state-run alcoholic beverage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Caribou breakfast sandwiches: Worth the 400 calories?

    5 new breakfast sandwiches at Caribou​Breakfast is hot right now and everyone wants a piece of the action. Burger King is running a surreal campaign with a flute soloist for their new breakfast bowls, Dunkin' Donuts just started serving hot breakfast sandwiches, and even our own Caribou came o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Cheesecake 101: Baker basics from cooking instructor Joan Donatelle

    zingyyellow via​Happy National Cheesecake Day! Sure, you can rush out to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate in, um, style, or you could wait until next week to take a Cheesecake 101 class at Byerly's St. Louis Park with Joan Donatelle, Culinary Shop Manager. We talked with Donatelle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Al Franken declares Minnesota sweet corn the best in the world

    Senator Franken sans ear of corn​Minnesota Senator Al Franken may spend most of his time in D.C., but his mind is often on the state's food: getting it to needy children, pumping up farmers markets, and even bragging about the sweetness of our corn.

  • Restaurants

    June 9, 2010

    One week on the raw food diet

    It's trendy, but is it tolerable?

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    A tour of the Twin Cities' barbeque scene: Dickey's

    ​I don't own a smoker and I don't barbeque. Barbecuing is all about low temperature and slow cooking. I'm a griller - high heat, fast cooking, instant gratification. Most of the recipes I create are meals that can be made in under an hour so ribs aren't something I do on my show. But I do li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Double Down countdown: Book your bypass now!

    ​Do you dream of the day you can wrap your mouth around cheese and bacon that has been wedged between two hunks of fried chicken and passed off as a sandwich? Well, your day has come, my friend. KFC is unleashing the Double Down, a "sandwich" made solely of fried chicken, melted cheese and bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Major League baseball players seeking healthier clubhouse food

    Major League baseball is getting rid of unhealthy foods in team clubhouses.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Schwan's and Domino's duking it out over school pizza

    Schwan's and Domino's both want their pizza to be on your kids' school menus.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Herkimer, moto-i managers duking it out in court

    Herkimer moto-i managers are duking in out in court.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Research links depression to processed food

    Research says depressed people are 58 percent more likely to subsist on a diet of processed food.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Bachmann: Obama might try to control the calories we consume

    Now she is doing some really awesome fear mongering by claiming that Obama might someday control how many calories you consume. Yes, your diet will be rationed by the president. Totally logical.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Road trip! The Carmel Roll in Albany

    Exercise caramel rolls = LOVE

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Drink of the week: Tao Food's wheat grass happy hour

    Your a** is grass at Tao Foods--wheat grass happy hour is this week's drink of the week. Go green.

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Fridge shot: Anodyne cook likes having someone to say hi to

    Anodyne cook Cody Weigel's life is nuts right now, but that doesn't mean he's lost his sense of humor.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Restaurant Recipes: FireLake's Turkey Chili

    Two throw-downs will take place this Superbowl Sunday: Cardinals vs. Steelers and You vs. Famished Fans. FireLake shares a crowd-pleasing chili recipe that guarantees you a win.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Men's Health names worst foods of 2009

    Men's Health thinks you better start counting your calories.

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2007
  • Unknown

    October 25, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2005

    Shrinky Dinks

    A few years ago, the Zone Diet and its accursed egg whites turned the formerly comfy Jennifer Aniston into a walking stick slathered in bronzer. The trend caught on as horrified Americans found themselves counting Renee Zellweger's vertebrae in Chicago and wondering why Nicole Kidman looked like an ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2005

    Twins Stadium: Strike 4?

    New Whole Foods location spells doomsville for a backup Twinsville

  • Music

    June 2, 2004

    Method Actors

    Traditional Methods fight back, fall forward

  • Restaurants

    January 16, 2002
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    January 3, 2001
  • News

    January 19, 2000
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    November 1, 1999
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    December 2, 1998
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