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Eating Out

  • 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

    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

    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 >>

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