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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 TheDaily.com re ... More >>
Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu
Accused of practicing medicine without a license, he says he only prescribed good nutrition
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bob McNamaraC.J. without the saltC.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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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:
"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 >>
5 new breakfast sandwiches at CaribouBreakfast 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 >>
zingyyellow via Flickr.comHappy 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 >>
Senator Franken sans ear of cornMinnesota 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.
It's trendy, but is it tolerable?
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 >>
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 >>
Major League baseball is getting rid of unhealthy foods in team clubhouses.
Schwan's and Domino's both want their pizza to be on your kids' school menus.
Herkimer moto-i managers are duking in out in court.
Research says depressed people are 58 percent more likely to subsist on a diet of processed food.
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.
Exercise caramel rolls = LOVE
Your a** is grass at Tao Foods--wheat grass happy hour is this week's drink of the week. Go green.
Anodyne cook Cody Weigel's life is nuts right now, but that doesn't mean he's lost his sense of humor.
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.
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 >>
New Whole Foods location spells doomsville for a backup Twinsville
Traditional Methods fight back, fall forward