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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 1, Parlour's Burger

    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

    April 11, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 2, Corner Table's Char Siu pork jowl

    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

    April 10, 2014

    Dong Yang vs. Hoban: Bulgogi blowout

    To paraphrase noted poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of grilled meat." While Minnesota lifers know another snowstorm is not inconceivable, burgers, brats, and juicy steaks on the grill are just around the corner. If you haven't scraped your gr ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    April 9, 2014

    Southern discomfort at Boneyard Kitchen & Bar

    Diners might have a bone to pick with the new Uptown restaurant from the owners of Crave

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 4, The Lynn on Bryant's Chicken Grand-Mère

    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 >>

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    April 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 5, Sea Change's langoustines

    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

    April 7, 2014

    Russell and Desta Klein's Brasserie Zentral has an opening date and is now taking reservations

    Downtown Minneapolis will soon be home to a new concept from Russell and Desta Klein, the team behind Meritage in St. Paul. Inside the historic Soo Line building, the couple is working on a restaurant complex -- complete with a brasserie, skyway-level cafe, wine bar, and wine and cheese sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 6, Burch's sea bean salad

    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

    April 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 7, La Belle Vie's pappardelle with rabbit bolognese

    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

    April 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 8, Harriet Brasserie's crab cake Benedict

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2014

    Travail and the Rookery return triumphant as ever

    The team behind the Robbinsdale culinary powerhouse has done it again

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Coming soon: Tongue in Cheek in St. Paul

    This summer, St. Paul's historic Payne-Phalen neighborhood will welcome a new restaurant dedicated to serving only humanely raised animals. Tongue in Cheek is moving in with an experienced St. Paul restaurant crew and sights set on an early June opening date.See also:Best Farm to Table 2013: Birchwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 9, Salty Tart's cream-filled brioche

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon April '14

    NOW OPENBoneyard Kitchen & Bar (City Pages coverage)2841 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 11, Brunch cart goodies at the Bachelor Farmer

    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 dishesPay no mind to the length of the line when you arrive on the Bachelor Farmer's doorstep bright and early Sunday morning. Sure, there may be a few souls ahead of y ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 26, 2014

    Spring 2014's fresh crop of Twin Cities eateries

    The season's most anticipated restaurant openings

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    5 best breakfast spots in St. Paul

    If you roll out of bed in the Saintly City, you'll find several spots to tickle your tastebuds first thing in the morning. From biscuits covered in milk gravy to crispy cured bacon, we've scoured St. Paul and rounded up the very best places to go for breakfast.See also:Top 10 meatballs in the Twin C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Twin Cities spots make Urbanspoon's list of fine dining favorites

    Another day, another national ranking for the Twin Cities food scene. This time, restaurant app Urbanspoon has released its list of the most popular fine dining establishments in the country, and several Twin Cities favorites -- the Oceanaire Seafood Room, Manny's Steakhouse, and Meritage -- made th ... 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

    March 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 16, Union Fish Market's razor clam crudo

    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.This fall, downtown's show pony UNION, with its underground bar and retractable rooftop, made a major change to its main floor dining room. The Kaskaid Hospitality-owned r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    First look: French Meadow St. Paul

    For all of the charm of old buildings, they often have structural issues lurking around every corner. Such was the case with the former home of Coffee News, the cafe on Grand Avenue on the Macalester College campus that is now the second location of French Meadow Cafe and Bakery. Once French Meadow ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 19, 2014

    Kyatchi strikes out and hits some home runs

    From baseball to sushi, this new Japanese eatery blends East and West with mixed results

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Coming soon: Digby's in Roseville, a new concept from the owner of Eat Shop

    The Flying Swine restaurant group is heading eastward, as the folks behind the Eat Shop Kitchen & Bar in Plymouth have purchased the former California Pizza Kitchen space at Rosedale Mall in Roseville and will very soon be opening a new burger and pizza joint. We spoke with owner Michael Larson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Cave Vin vs. Meritage: A French onion free-for-all

    Café Levain's onion soup is number 34 on our 100 Favorite Dishes list. But is it the only place in town with strong soup game? We don't live in some competition-mad, Talladega Nights-style dystopia where "if you ain't first, you're last." (At least not when it comes to food, anyway.) But a search f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Romancing the Twin Cities: Our picks for a perfect date night

    Earlier this year, in a poll done by USA Today, St. Paul was named the most romantic city in America. Now, USA Today has extended that accolade a bit by including St. Paul's sister on the other side of the river, Minneapolis, in a recent round-up of weekend trips for romance. The arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Take a peek inside Allan Kingdom's fridge [VIDEO]

    At 20 years old, Allan Kingdom is poised to be one of the Twin Cities' finest MCs. The Winnepeg, Canada transplant was chosen as one of First Ave's Best New Bands of 2013, is managed by Plain Pat, and has released more music in the past three years than most artists release in a decade. We met up w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    BoneYard Kitchen & Bar opens today in Uptown

    It was way back in June when we first announced that Kaskaid Hospitality Group, the company behind Crave, Figlio 2.0, and Union, had bought up the former Old Chicago on Hennepin and planned to turn it into their next big project. After a name-the-restaurant contest, an overhaul of the interior, ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 5, 2014

    La Fresca is Grand Avenue's latest star

    Chef Hector Ruiz nails it with his restaurant in Kingfield

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 29, Heartland's apple cake

    Run by chef Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market takes the idea of eating locally to heart. The Lowertown establishment changes its menu often, but is constant in its dedication to local farms and culinary artisans. While the restaurant takes its name from the Midwestern fare it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    First look: Birchwood Cafe pop-up at Verdant Tea

    The smiling faces of tea growers look on from pictures on a nearby wall at Verdant Tea as owner David Duckler explains that he has long wished to share the flavors of the Shandong province of China where his teas are grown.  "When visiting a home, part of the hospitality is to fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 30, Tilia's butternut squash soup

    Tilia's famous butternut squash soup changes annually -- and so does the belief that the new variety could never outshine the old. Once again, this year's version hits the jackpot. See also: Reverse Bloody Mary at Tilia: A build-your-own drink of the week

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon March '14

    NOW OPENBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. &am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    100 Favorites Dishes: No. 31, Fasika's zilzil tibs

    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. In a metro area with a thriving pan-African food scene, Fasika is the restaurant to beat for Ethiopian cuisine, and if you need proof, look no further than the zilzil ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 32, Hello Pizza's smoky greens salad

    If you're surprised to see a salad rank so high on this list then you clearly haven't had this salad. Vegetarians say it brings them back to their meat-eating days and current carnivores can't believe it's bacon-free. The smoky greens salad at Hello Pizza is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, on a bed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 33, Kramarczuk's cabbage rolls

    There are only a small handful of restaurants that have helped to define Twin Cities culture in the way that Kramarczuk's has. Serving up eastern European delicacies to hungry Nordeasters for over 60 years, Kramarczuk's offers diners more than specialty cuisine; it offers them an overall sense of pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Salut Edina's new head chef brings fresh flavors to the table

    It appears as though there's been a bit of a shakeup over at Edina's premiere French restaurant, Salut. Parasole, the company behind Salut (and several other Twin Cities eateries), has announced that their longtime head chef, Christopher Van Proosdy, has opted for a career change and moved on to wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 34, Cafe Levain's onion soup

    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. It doesn't always take a complex dish to win over our hearts. When seamlessly executed, the simple and common dishes are sometimes the best. Stroll into just about any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Where to eat for Winter 2014 Restaurant Week

    It's back! This quarterly event dedicated to dining is back and badder than ever. This week marks the first Restaurant Week of 2014 and there are some great new restaurants to choose from and a lot of classics that might be worth a revisit (or two).We've gone through and selected a few choice option ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 35, Las Teresitas's chorizo taco

    Las Teresitas has been covered extensively, but the attention is warranted and the awards earned. The south Minneapolis restaurant makes a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes, and today, it's the simple chorizo taco that gets the attention. See also: Best Mexican Restaurant Minneapolis 2013 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 36, Groundswell's vegetarian burger

    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.When is a veggie burger more than a vegetarian meal option? When it's the glory that is the veggie burger at St. Paul's Groundswell Cafe. Whether you eat meat or not, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 38, Matt's Bar's Jucy Lucy

    It's all well and good that cheeseburgers are marketed as gourmet food in new wave gastropubs, but Matt's original Jucy Lucy still sets the gold standard for bar burgers, with a trademark sandwich they've been serving up from that busy corner griddle for 49 years. See also: The Jucy Lucy named one ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 19, 2014

    Uptown's Coup d'Etat is love at first bite

    The duo behind Borough & Parlour opens a casually grand Italian eatery unique in Uptown

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Birchwood Cafe to host a goodbye party and a pop-up

    This Saturday, February 22, marks the last day of Birchwood Cafe as we've known it. However, fans of this Seward favorite won't be without its local-loving cuisine for too long. As they begin construction on a new, improved, and expanded Birchwood, owner Tracy Singleton and chef Marshall Paulsen wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No 39, Broders' Pasta Bar's quadrucci con pollo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    James Beard Award semifinalists announced; Twin Cities chefs and restaurants make the list

    They call them the Oscars of the food world, a chance to recognize the finest in the culinary industry. The 2014 James Beard Award semifinalists were announced this morning, and several local chefs and restaurants were recognized.See also:Best new restaurants in the Twin Cities 2013Best Service 2013 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 40, Crema Cafe's affogato

    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. When you join ice cream with a shot of espresso, it's a decidedly pleasant experience. So it follows that when you douse a scoop of Sonny's coffee-infused Crema ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 41, the Chatterbox's pork and waffles

    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 >>

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