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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    First Look: The new and improved Birchwood Cafe in Seward

    Seward's Birchwood Cafe reopened on Tuesday morning to a beaming neighborhood crowd. Owner Tracy Singleton milled about the space, greeting former customers and commenting on small, last-minute changes that needed to be made, like finding different containers for the restaurant's new silverware. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Hell's Kitchen to host birthday breakfast for legendary artist Ralph Steadman

    Ralph Steadman's first collaboration with Hunter S. Thompson took place at the Kentucky Derby in 1969, when Thompson was writing for Scanlan's Monthly and Steadman was asked to contribute drawings to his story. It was there that their 40-year friendship was born. Steadman would go on to illustrate F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Chef Doug Flicker on balancing serious eats at Piccolo and summer fun at Sandcastle

    Doug Flicker is a chef about town. His beloved fine-dining eatery Piccolo continues to push boundaries in molecular gastronomy, while his casual beach joint Sandcastle has Kickstarted its way into a successful second season. At the start of next month, he'll head up a foraging dinner at Star Thrower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in West St. Paul

    Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best places to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Ask Hot Dish: What restaurants have the best private rooms?

    In the past few weeks, the Hot Dish has received a number of questions on the topic of where to host different sorts of parties, celebrations, and business-y gatherings. Instead of answering just one reader e-mail directly, we thought we would take this opportunity to address one (seemingly) big que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Travail's Mike Brown & James Winberg on serving crickets: "We pushed too far"

    If the owners of Travail could play hooky from one duty around their kitchen it would be the caster work (that's the long and difficult job of cleaning up the wheels and bases of all of the kitchen equipment). But, it's not likely Mike Brown and James Winberg will be skipping shifts anytime soon. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Uptown Diner adds dinner and late-night dining on weekdays

    It's 10 p.m. on a Sunday and you're starving. Sure, you could resort to Chinese food, order Domino's, or brave the screaming sports fans at Bulldog, but sometimes all we want is to chill in a booth with a cup of coffee and some Monday-fearing friends. See also: Best Diner Minneapolis 2006: Uptown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Dining in the Dark, a blindfolded dinner for charity, returns May 14

    The only way to find out the super secret main course of the third annual Minnesota Dining in the Dark fete is to attend the charity event, don a light-blocking mask, and use your other four senses to identify what's on your plate. Sound fun? Then the Foundation Fighting Blindness's soiree is for yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Edina Grill vs. French Meadow Cafe: Turkey burger takedown

    Serious foodies instinctively distrust restaurant chains. Chains evoke the processed, middlebrow, not-too-spicy-or-my-tummy-will-hurt blandness meant to please the masses. And they're, like, totally soulless, too. Isn't it obvious that the multi-grain, sustainably-sourced, earth-friendly, chef-drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Edina

    Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    First Look: Corner Table 3.0 opens tonight

    One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis just got a little better. This week Corner Table is packing up their knives (and their pork products) and relocating just a couple of blocks down the street. Their new address means more room for guests inside and out, plus an expanded menu with even more d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Coup d'Etat owners plan new fast-casual restaurant in Lyn-Lake

    The owners of Coup d'Etat and Borough have a new concept eatery in the works. The restaurant, called Marché (French for "market"), is slated to open near Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue in the six-story, 171-unit Lime Apartment building in late May or early July. Marché will be the fourth restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Making last-minute plans? Mother's Day brunch spots still taking reservations

    Mother's Day brunch should be the Big Kahuna of your brunch calendar. This is not a drill. If you do this thing right, your family will be praising you until New Year's Day. Sleep on making a reservation or forget to toast the matriarch, and you'll be in the doghouse by Memorial Day.  Lucky fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Kim Bartmann has new Loring Park restaurant in the works

    Kim Bartmann, the restaurateur behind Bryant Lake Bowl, Pat's Tap, Barbette, and Red Stag, has a new Loring Park restaurant in the works, Eater Minneapolis reported last Tuesday. A tipster informed the publication that a proposal for this week's Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission's publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

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

    Got a tip on a restaurant opening, closing, or coming soon? E-mail us!NOW OPENBrasserie Zentral (City Pages coverage)505 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis Burning Bros. Brewery1750 Thomas Ave., St. PaulBoneyard Kitchen & Bar (City Pages review)2841 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisBars Bakery ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 30, 2014

    Hen House Eatery rules the roost

    The new restaurant hatches in downtown Minneapolis where Peter's Grill used to sit

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Buffet Buff: The Thrilla at the Dilla lunch buffet

    On Thursdays and Sundays, fans of Ethiopian cuisine can add a small, but substantial buffet to their dining options. The rich stews known as wots and other entrees at Dilla's nine-dish buffet are hearty and often benefit from the extra time simmering on the buffet line. But Minnesota has some top-no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Bill Summerville, managing director and part-owner, says farewell to La Belle Vie

    When you're entering La Belle Vie, several things catch your eye. There's the elegant chandelier dripping with crystals, the stately lounge with plush carpet and a swanky bar, and often, there is a tall man with dark hair, elegantly dressed, awaiting your arrival. Bill Summerville, wine expert and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    The 10 best dishes for $1 in the Twin Cities

    What will a dollar get you these days? A pessimist would say "not much," but we live in the Twin Cities so we know better. When it comes to cheap eats we are the ultimate optimists, going to extremes to stretch our budgets and make room for life's essential luxuries, from oysters to ice cream. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Emily's Lebanese Deli vs. Zakia Deli: Spinach pie showdown

    One Saturday last autumn in the parking lot of the Maronite church on University Avenue in Minneapolis, we had a transcendant Lebanese sandwich: grilled bread stuffed with meaty eggplant, crispy onions, and tart and flavorful za'atar (a mixture of dried oregano, wild thyme, dried sumac, and sesame s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Public Kitchen and Bar: More details about the upcoming Lowertown spot

    Carol March has had a passion for the hospitality business ever since her first job in the industry at Ciatti's in the Galleria. While her career later took a turn into the real estate business, she always dreamed of returning to hospitality. When she toured the historic former home of Woods Chocola ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    First look: Cook St. Paul, a new brunch star in Payne-Phalen

    Cook St. Paul is proof that good things come in small packages. The miniscule restaurant -- located in the space that formerly housed Serlin's Cafe in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood -- had its soft opening last Thursday and by Saturday, the line was out the door. Impressively, owners Eddie Wu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Ask Hot Dish: Where can I eat out if I have food allergies?

    We at the Hot Dish love helping eaters find the perfect dining or drinking experience. In a new ongoing series, we'll be answering your most pressing food- and drink-related questions. If you've got a query, email us and you might see your question and our answer here.My grandson has a peanut allerg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Chow down with Hot Dish at the Best of the Twin Cities Party!

    Our annual Best of the Twin Cities issue is out and we want you to hit the red carpet with us and toast another year of the good life in our favorite sister cities. Join us on Thursday, April 24 at Muse Event Center as we drink, dance, and, of course, chow down on some tasty food. Click here to purc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Las Teresitas makes Travel & Leisure's list of best Mexican restaurants in the U.S.

    We've been proponents of Las Teresitas since it opened about two years ago. The south Minneapolis cantina was our pick for Best Mexican Restaurant in 2013 and our Best Taco winner in 2012. Now it seems Travel & Leisure magazine has not only stumbled across the south-side taqueria, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    First Look: Hen House Eatery

    How do you take over the space of a downtown Minneapolis institution (Peter's Grill) and make a go of it? The three women at the helm of the new Hen House Eatery, Barb Gardiner, Maribel Cuadros Perrault, and Tara Koenig, worked together for years at Keys in the Foshay, and are betting on homey baked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    All You Can Easter: A guide to the Easter buffet

    Easter comes but once a year, and it should be circled with three markers on the calendar of any aspiring buffet buff. If done right, Easter is a unique opportunity to eat your weight in ham, fettuccine, seafood, and desserts. If done wrong, you'll end up at the kids table of an Old Country Buffet p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Best of the Twin Cities 2014: Food and drink categories

    Finally, the big day is here! The Best of the Twin Cities 2014 issue hits newsstands today, chock-full of the metro's crème de la crème in shopping, services, recreation, and yes -- restaurants. Hot Dish gathered up all of our many food and drink winners for you to check out in one handy locatio ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    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

    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 >>

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