Doug Flicker

  • Restaurants

    September 3, 2014

    The best dining secrets around the Twin Cities

    Our favorite hidden culinary gems in the metro

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Red Stag to host Friends of James Beard benefit dinner

    Buckle up your seatbelts Minneapolis, because the James Beard Foundation is coming to town in a big way. On Sunday, October 5, the Red Stag Supper Club will host a benefit dinner for the foundation, and the event roster is filled to the brim with top chefs from across the Twin Cities. The host chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Jamie Malone is out at Sea Change with a new venture on the way

    Yesterday afternoon was abuzz with news that Jamie Malone will be leaving Sea Change by the end of the week. Taking her place is longtime sous chef Ryan Cook, who has been working under Malone's leadership for the past four years. See also: Signature Dish: Jamie Malone of Sea Change

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 3, Piccolo's carrot salad with Stilton

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Sandcastle launches Kickstarter to add soft serve next season

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 55 Sandcastle's American Indian fry bread

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    10 years of Cosmos at the Graves Hotel: An interview with past and present chefs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Charlie Awards finalists announced

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Stephanie Kochlin talks St. Paul pride, her Iron Fork competitors, and hatred of foams

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    July 10, 2013

    Terzo Vino Bar proves small is satisfying

    The new wine bar elevates small-plate concepts to new heights

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Madden's Resort Hosts Annual Food & Wine Experience

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Signature Dish: The Left Handed Cook's Thomas Kim

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Fika's pork belly and poached egg: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 28

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    James Beard Award semi-finalists announced

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    February 6, 2013

    My Thrifty Valentine

    Seven suggestions for a romantic date night in the Twin Cities under $50

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: January 14-18, 2013

    During the chilliest days of winter, nothing will keep you warm quite like stellar food and drink. Here's the latest Twin Cities gastro news from this week's Hot Dish. ~We visit St. Paul's rockin' east side to check out Ward 6, the latest neighborhood bistro with a strong chef-driven menu and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Charlie Awards: Who won big

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    The Left Handed Cook: A first look at new Midtown Global Market stall

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Minnesota Monthly names Rachel Hutton as new food critic

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Erik Anderson, from Minneapolis to Food & Wine Best New Chef

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Imbibe like an Irishman this Week in Food

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Sea Change's Raw Bar boasts $12-and-under beauties

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    June 22, 2011

    Bread & Pickle upgrades concessions at Lake Harriet

    Barbette executive chef created the menu

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Delta teams with top local chefs for 12 new restaurants at MSP

    The skies might not be friendlier, but things on the ground are tastier​What 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Piccolo's scrambled eggs with pigs' feet: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 32

    The elegance of eggs​Doug 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Corner Table's Scott Pampuch, Chef Chat Part 2

    Chef Pampuch in his kitchen at Corner Table​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    20.21 closing, D'Amico confirmed for Walker Art Center food service

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: August 2-6, 2010

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Top restaurateurs vie for lucrative Lake Harriet concessions contract

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Southwest Journal editor Sarah McKenzie has the scoop on the area's food scene

    Hillary KlineSarah McKenzie's chosen reading material​Celebrating 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Gastro Non Grata talks meat, beer, and rock 'n' roll: Chef Chat, Part 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Dawn Droulliard of Fabulous Catering: Chef Chat

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Is sous vide safe?

    You just threw out your Nalgenes and now you're eating food cooked in plastic?

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon February '10

    January is traditionally the season of restaurant closings, and this one's no different. We took a big hit...

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January '10

    More openings than closings this month--plus lots on the drawing board. A nice way to kick off 2010!

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Month in Review: 12/09's Open, Closed, Coming Soon

    Catch up on this month's changes in the local restaurant scene.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon

    Openings were few, but there's a lot of cool stuff on the drawing board...

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    This just in: Porter & Frye names Steven Brown's replacement

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    It's someone we've been hoping might come back to town...

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2009
  • Restaurants

    July 9, 2008

    In the upper 'burbs, Lake House and Flame stand out

    Would you drive 40 miles for dinner? Here are some places that might be worth the trip

  • Restaurants

    December 26, 2007

    Best Dishes of 2007

    For some, 2007 will forever be the year of wide stances in public bathrooms, but for foodies, other moments stand out

  • Restaurants

    January 3, 2007

    Ten Most Wanted

    2006 was a tasty, tasty year. Dara goes through her memory book and anoints the stars.

  • News

    April 28, 2004
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    June 18, 2003
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    December 11, 2002

    Pride of the Prairie

    Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style

  • Restaurants

    August 7, 2002

    Pantry to the Stars

    Spanish cheese as a talent-retention tool?

  • Restaurants

    January 28, 1998

    Words Can't Do Auriga Justice

    If I told you that Auriga is thoroughly congenial! charming! and very, very nice!, would you read any further?