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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Heyday, Lucia's, and Nico's Tacos make top 100 neighborhood gems list

    We love our neighborhood restaurants here in the Twin Cities, and apparently the rest of the country does too. OpenTable just released its 2014 list of the 100 best neighborhood gems in the United States, and three Twin Cities restaurants make the cut: Heyday, Lucia's Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Nico ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The 5 best brunches with activities in the Twin Cities

    Brunch, once the bastard child of breakfast and lunch, is officially a meal in its own right. In fact, it's more than a meal; it's an event. So what does this minx-y blend of eggs Benedict and waffle fries have to offer us besides booze and an opportunity to rehash last night's mistakes? What else c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Sonora Grill spices up brunch with killer chilaquiles and chorizo molletes

    Sonora Grill rolled out a new brunch menu at the beginning of the month, offering a variety of Latin-inspired dishes and bringing some much needed diversity to the Longfellow brunch roster.See also:First look: Sonora Grill's second location

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Heyday's Lorin Zinter on what makes a good server and why he covets criticism

    Open for only a few months, Heyday is easily an early contender for best new restaurant of the year. In addition to the exceptionally well conceived and executed menu, the Lyn-Lake restaurant also offers exemplary service. Co-owner, front-of-house manager, and La Belle Vie alum Lorin Zinter gives th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Sushi Fix expanding to add sake bar and private dining

    Since opening last spring, Wayzata's Sushi Fix has vaulted to the top of our list for fresh, raw fish. Now the restaurant is ready to expand its location, opening up more seating and introducing additional menu items, a sake bar, and a private dining room where guests can be served cuts of their fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Juicy Lucys have made it to London, but are they any good?

    As you walk into this cozy pub, you notice its eclectic vibe, like a cross between Psycho Suzi's and the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. You step over a rug unmistakably designed by Minneapolis artist Adam Turman. In front of you are two Juicy Lucies: one traditional and the other with blue cheese. But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Every week, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant -- it's up to you to guess the dish and the restaurant that serves it. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (create a Voice Places account or comment anonymously, but be sure to leave your email address when promp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in the Stillwater area

    Stillwater, Minnesota, and Hudson, Wisconsin, both located within about a half-hour drive from most launchpads in the Twin Cities, are practically busting at the seams with antiquey, boutiquey, bed-and-breakfast charm. Their prime location in the St. Croix River Valley means there are lots of hiking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Governor Dayton will not change minimum wage law for tipped employees -- yet

    Gov. Mark Dayton does not support changes to Minnesota's minimum wage law, a spokesperson for the politician said on Monday. The Rochester-Post Bulletin published a story on Monday morning quoting Dayton as saying, "It may be that we have to fine-tune [the minimum wage law]," in regard to restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Vincent A Restaurant crafts specialty burgers for different stages of the Tour de France

    One of the Twin Cities' favorite Frenchmen is about to prove his Gallic mettle with his own take on the Tour de France. Vincent Francoual, chef and owner of downtown Minneapolis's Vincent A Restaurant, has plans to launch a line of burgers in honor of the world's biggest cycling event.The burgers ar ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 18, 2014

    Hola Arepa blooms in south Minneapolis

    First a food truck, the new brick-and-mortar is thriving

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    First Look: Tiny Diner has big potential

    The latest addition to Kim Bartmann's ever-evolving eatery empire (Red Stag, Pat's Tap, Kyatchi Sushi, Barbette, etc.) is a mini restaurant on a major mission.Tiny Diner is not only bringing all-day, all-organic meals to Powderhorn, they're working to be as self-reliant and sustainable as possible, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Corner Table chef Thomas Boemer talks fried chicken, Alain Ducasse, and Revival

    When Chef Thomas Boemer assumed the helm at Corner Table in south Minneapolis, he transformed this neighborhood eatery to a destination restaurant. Three years later, the chef with a pedigree that includes a stint at Alain Ducasse's Mix in Las Vegas, has shepherded the restaurant to its new location ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    The 10 best breakfasts in Minneapolis

    Last week we took a tour of the best breakfasts in St. Paul, and after all the comments claiming that we "missed" restaurants that are actually in Minneapolis (ahem), we decided that yes, we needed to make things right with the world. So this week we're hopping across the river to give St. Paul's si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Prairie Dogs will host its first 10-day-long hot dog pop-up next week

    Prairie Dogs is best known for one-night-only stints at places like First Course Bistro, where they transform a restaurant into their very own sausage sanctuary for a day. This time, they're extending their stay. Starting June 16, pop-up pros Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz from Prairie Dogs will ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Are you up for a 100-course dinner at Northern Spark?

    If you're a fan of fine dining and are heading out to the Northern Spark festival this weekend, you might want to start punching a few extra holes in your belt now. The massive Minneapolis riverfront art festival will host a 100-course dinner that spans eight hours and features 100 servings of 100 d ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 11, 2014

    Brasserie Zentral's new spin on Old World cuisine

    Russell and Desta Klein's European-style dining empire expands

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    The 10 best breakfasts in St. Paul

    Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station, but when you get up early enough or make plans to meet friends, breakfast becomes an event. Instead of chancing your poached eggs on an amateur, wasting calories on anything less than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Pastry Chef Alicia Hinze talks Cupcake Wars, ice cream, and the Buttered Tin's first year

    In just under a year, The Buttered Tin's pastry chef and co-owner Alicia Hinze has seen her restaurant become a beloved part of St. Paul life. On a recent Saturday morning, with the place packed with customers inside and out, Hinze took time out to chat about her inspirations, her baby (the restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Chef Jorge Guzman of Solera announced as new head chef for Surly's destination brewery

    Late yesterday evening, MSP Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl broke the news that Surly Brewing has selected a chef to head up the kitchens at their much anticipated, mega-destination brewery. That chef is none other than Jorge Guzman, who has spent the past several years helming the ship at Downto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Taste of Thailand vs. On's Thai Kitchen: Pad Thai pandemonium

    When it comes to food from other cultures, "authentic" is a tricky designation. Not only is authenticity complicated by ingredient sourcing and the quality of the chefs themselves, when another country's cuisine is transposed onto our local dining scene, often only the most basic recipes survive. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    First Look: The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen brings farmhouse chic to Eat Street

    On a stretch of Nicollet dominated by pho joints and swanky cocktail bars, the Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen stands out with its farmhouse chic food and ambiance. It's not a place you'd expect to find on Eat Street, and would seem more at home nestled on a bluff near Lake Pepin, but thanks to Kickstar ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 4, 2014

    The best outdoor dining in the Twin Cities

    Your guide to the premier patios in the metro

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    First Look: Lago Tacos in Lyn-Lake

    When you consider the high concentration of bars in Uptown and tendency for people to be out late and on foot, there's an alarming lack of tacos in that neighborhood. Or there was until very recently, when World Street Kitchen debuted their lamb belly and jerk beef fusion ones and Nico's Tacos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Haute Dish will soon get a BBQ joint makeover

    Pop-up restaurants are more and more common these days in the Twin Cities, but it's not too often (or ever, really) that we get to see a restaurant completely transform itself for a limited-time-only event. In a recent announcement on their Facebook page, the masterminds behind downtown Minneapolis' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Chef Tim McKee dishes on his new Uptown restaurant, Libertine

    If the last few years have seen a boom in the North Loop's dining options, this year might be Uptown's time to shine. And with restaurants like Coup d'Etat and Hammer & Sickle, plus nearby World Street Kitchen and the newly opened Heyday, it's no surprise that the big dog himself, James Beard Aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Bloomington

    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 28, 2014

    The Gray House in Uptown will close on July 31

    Residents of the Lyn-Lake/Uptown area received a bit of sad news yesterday, when the Gray House announced on their Facebook page that they'd be closing at the end of July. The restaurant opened toward the end of summer in 2012 and has since been pleasing diners with a unique take on the farm-to-tabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Kyatchi's Hide Tozawa on Minnesota sushi bars: "Most aren't doing it right"

    Hide Tozawa is a chef on a mission to show Minnesota a different type of Japanese restaurant. His team at Kyatchi wants to take some of the cream cheese out of your roll and let you chew on something you might actually find in Tokyo. Hot Dish caught up with Tozawa on a recent Monday after he had fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    First Look: Grain Stack settles into MIA

    As kids, we remember taking field trips to the art museum. History, culture, capturing the human experience, sure. But what really stuck with us was the feeling of unpacking a sad sack lunch while the museum cafe sat tantalizingly out of reach. We requited that childhood injustice this week with a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Roseville

    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 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 >>

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    May 21, 2014
  • 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 >>

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