I scream. You scream. We all scream for soft serve. Oh, wait. Well we do if it's served on the beachfront, which sounds particularly glorious right now, in the midst of yet another snow emergency, and we definitely do if it's all dressed up with fruit and sweets and cereal topping combos from D ... 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. They say that fry bread is the window to the soul. Oh no, scratch that. They say a fry bread saved is a fry bread earned. No, that's not it either. What is the old adage ... More >>
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 >>
The Twin Cities' annual award ceremony for the best and brightest in the local restaurant scene is quickly approaching. This week a number of the finalists for the Charlie Awards -- so named for Charlie's Exceptionale, a legendary downtown Minneapolis restaurant -- were announced. We have the ... More >>
Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7, 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 event, ... More >>
The new wine bar elevates small-plate concepts to new heights
As the summer is finally starting to get underway, Madden's Resort in Gull Lake is getting ready for their annual Food & Wine Experience, and this year it's going to be a doozy. The resort will play host to not only a local roster of culinary heroes, but they'll also be bringing in a variety of ... More >>
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 >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. In Sweden, to fika is to break for coffee and a snack. You can fika midday, fika as a low-pressure date, or fika to delay getting started on your taxes, but rega ... More >>
Today the James Beard Award semi-finalists were announced. The food world's annual answer to the Oscars recognizes the best in the business. Winners carry the proud title throughout their career. Past local honorees include the likes of Isaac Becker, Alex Roberts, and Tim McKee. This year's list inc ... More >>
Seven suggestions for a romantic date night in the Twin Cities under $50
The second-annual Charlie Awards, an event honoring the Twin Cities and metro area restaurants and key individuals who contribute to our exceptional, ever-expanding food scene, were held yesterday afternoon at the Pantages Theater. Hearty congratulations to all the finalists and winners, but perhaps ... More >>
Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are challenging preconceived notions about what a stand inside Midtown Global Market is capable of creating. Bearing no resemblance to most other grab-and-go spots in the city, it will soon be opening what's best described as a micro-restaurant. Fine-dining quality, comfo ... More >>
After Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl defected for its direct competitor Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monthly put out a national call for food writers and critics to submit their work. They needn't have looked further than their own pages, where Rachel Hutton recently wrote a fascinating  ... More >>
He once was ours. Erik Anderson, who until this time last year was the head chef at Sea Change, has gone on to be named one of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs. Anderson had run the kitchen at Sea Change under Tim McKee. Before that he had worked at Doug Flicker's Auriga.Anderson had come to the Twin ... More >>
We hope you like corned beef and Guinness, because this week in food leading up to St. Patrick's Day is all about indulging Irish-style.
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. When Tim McKee opened Sea Change in 2009, it came with a pledge of sustainability: to use seafood secured in a manner that wouldn't damage the environment. We Minnesotan ... More >>
Barbette executive chef created the menu
The skies might not be friendlier, but things on the ground are tastierWhat began with Ike's and Surdyk's has expanded into a dramatically upgraded foodie experience at MSP International, with new restaurants from a veritable who's who of local star chefs popping up on Concourse G at the Lindberg ... More >>
The elegance of eggsDoug Flicker has a reputation as one of the best, if not the best, chefs in town. Those who know food, like other chefs and serious food followers, watch his every move. He's earned that respect by cooking his food his way, even if it might not appear to be what's popular with ... More >>
Chef Pampuch in his kitchen at Corner TableWe recently sat down in the kitchen at Corner Table to talk with chef-owner Scott Pampuch about all that he has in store for his restaurant, as well as what he's been through in the six and a half years since it opened. At the start of the intervie ... More >>
D'Amico ousts Wolfgang Puck from the Walker. "It's true," says Richard D'Amico, when asked about Heavy Table's anonymous report that his restaurant group would be ousting 20.21 from its prime digs at the Walker Art Center. D'Amico says he was recently approached by a Walker consultant, alon ... More >>
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>
Kate N.G. SommersThe fresh maker.This week in food is all about the harvest: farm dinners, cocktails from the garden, how our chefs are making the most of the bounty. While we celebrate the joys of fresh food, lets take a moment to review a few great stories we wouldn't want you to miss.~While on ... More >>
Will Lake Harriet keep up with the concessions Joneses?With the success of park operators Tin Fish (Calhoun) and Sea Salt (Minnehaha Falls), more local restaurateurs are eyeing the high-profile and potentially lucrative Lake Harriet concessions contract available in 2011. Rodney White holds t ... More >>
Hillary KlineSarah McKenzie's chosen reading materialCelebrating 20 years in business isn't just a milestone in the newspaper industry; these days it's almost a miracle. The Southwest Journal newspaper reached that landmark this year, and editor Sarah McKenzie took a break from knocking out t ... More >>
courtesy of Gastro Non GrataJeff Mitchell and Craig Drehmel like to eat thumb-and-forefinger style. Gastro Non Grata, which started out as a series of food/beer/rock talk shows at the Triple Rock, has now grown into the balls-out extravaganza known as Vagabond Vacation--this Sunday at First Avenu ... More >>
courtesy of Dawn Drouillard Dawn Droulliard, chef and owner of Fabulous Catering, is not your average chef. Formerly a singer in the bands Interstate Judy and That's What You Get, Droulliard has a rocking style that has translated itself into her kitchen.After moving to the Twin Cities in 1991, D ... More >>
You just threw out your Nalgenes and now you're eating food cooked in plastic?
January is traditionally the season of restaurant closings, and this one's no different. We took a big hit...
More openings than closings this month--plus lots on the drawing board. A nice way to kick off 2010!
Catch up on this month's changes in the local restaurant scene.
Openings were few, but there's a lot of cool stuff on the drawing board...
Would you drive 40 miles for dinner? Here are some places that might be worth the trip
For some, 2007 will forever be the year of wide stances in public bathrooms, but for foodies, other moments stand out
2006 was a tasty, tasty year. Dara goes through her memory book and anoints the stars.
Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style
Spanish cheese as a talent-retention tool?
If I told you that Auriga is thoroughly congenial! charming! and very, very nice!, would you read any further?