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Eating Out

  • 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

    Kickstarter to bring Ghanaian food to the Twin Cities

    We in the Twin Cities pride ourselves on the diversity of our food scene. Chefs like Jack Riebel, Jamie Malone, Isaac Becker, and Tim McKee have all helped to put us on the map, fine-dining wise. But we can also tout things like camel burgers and yak momo, plus the fact that there are few places out ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Breaking: Hola Arepa food truck to go brick-and-mortar

    Love is in the air and so is the toasty scent of Hola Arepa's delicious corn cakes. In honor of Hola Arepa's birthday and Valentine's Day, Birk Stefan Grudem and Christina Nguyen are sharing the news that they have signed a restaurant lease -- which means very soon, dear eaters, we will be able to e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Prairie Dogs launches Kickstarter and announces next pop-up

    Prairie Dogs, the pop-up hot dog joint aptly named for the wee pop-up animal, is now looking for a permanent home. The craft-made sausages and gourmet hot dogs from chefs Craig Johnson and Tobie Nidetz will soon be regularly available, as the pair have taken to Kickstarter to drum up some capital fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Makers Cafe, a new concept from Dunn Bros, is now open

    The new Makers Cafe, a fast casual concept from Dunn Bros. Coffee and Cafe Inc., invites you to "eat at your desk with dignity." Our crumb-filled keyboards suggest that we might not have been doing so with much dignity up until now. Makers Cafe will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner at its new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 43, Grand Café's fondue

    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. Sure, Grand Café is the obvious go-to for a fab brunch, but their upscale version of fondue should get you in the door at dinner time, too. This ain't no tacky '70s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    First Course vs. 112 Eatery: Gnocchi knockout

    In Rome, Thursday is gnocchi day. And if you're serious about this delicious but labor-intensive dish -- which involves peeling, boiling, and ricing potatoes and mixing them at exactly the right moment with exactly the right amounts of flour and egg -- then trying it once a week is enough. Unfortuna ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 12, 2014

    Best Twin Cities Valentine's Day desserts

    Sweet treats for your sweetheart

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Do the Twin Cities really need a new Hard Rock Cafe?

    For a good while now, the Hard Rock Cafe has been a dinosaur that isn't aware that it's already extinct. This summer, the international eatery chain will open a new location at the Mall of America, but the news was rightfully overshadowed by the 400 Bar moving there with the promise of actual rock o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Modern Cafe releases plans for expansion, including 'Sochi-style bathrooms'

    It looks like Northeast Minneapolis's pot roast emporium, Modern Cafe, has set its sights on bigger pastures. On the restaurant's Twitter feed yesterday, they posted an image of a floor plan detailing what looks to be the addition of 620 square feet of space.See also:Stanley's expansion to include n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 44, Curry Diva's shrimp at Highland Grill

    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.Eaters in the know find themselves flocking to St. Paul's Highland Grill on Monday nights. That is the one and only day diners can get their hands on the delicious creatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Butcher & the Boar hosts first ever brunch bash

    If you've ever dreamt of waking up on a Sunday morning and heading down to your local meat palace for brunch, hold on to your seats, because that dream is about to come true. This Sunday, in lieu of their regular weekend beer bashes, Butcher & the Boar will be hosting their first ever brunch bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 45, Pig Ate My Pizza's hog tots

    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. There seems to be no end to the culinary cleverness pouring out of the team behind Travail. In the last year or so the restaurant's chefs and owners have developed a hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 46, Band Box Diner's Lunch Box burger

    A little white building with red trim decorates a triangular street corner in Elliot Park. There's nothing fancy about it, but the Band Box Diner has been a staple of Minneapolis for nearly 75 years. One menu item stands out among the specialty breakfasts and burgers served all day here: the Lunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Your guide to last minute Valentine's Day dining

    It's that time of year when love is in the air and we're blinded by the glare of red and pink hearts wherever we look. Yup, Cupid is back and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you're celebrating single-style this year, no big deal and no pressure. But if you're attached, you'd best be p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 48, Moral Omnivore's BLT

    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.The folks behind the Moral Omnivore food truck are about more than just making you a tray of good food (although they do that, too.) Their goal is to make the world a bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 49, Al's Breakfast's bacon waffle

    Put simply, Al's Breakfast is one of the coolest diners to grab one of the best breakfasts in town. Why else would people cram into the 10-foot wide space, with little to no breathing room, to wait for one of the 14 bar stools to open up? This Dinkytown restaurant transforms the "most important meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Birchwood announces closing date for remodel

    The time has come, Birchwood fans. Seward's Birchwood Cafe has announced its temporary closing date as part of a Kickstarter-funded remodel. In an announcement made on the restaurant's blog, the Birchwood told its loyal patrons, "The countdown is ON and we've set our closing date for final construct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    First look: Travail and the Rookery

    Beck is thumping through the speakers as chefs move swiftly about the giant open space. Sodas are being bottled and carbonated by hand. A grown man in a teddy bear hat furiously digs in a low cabinet, practically climbing inside to retrieve more linens. A wild-goateed fellow sharpens knives, furious ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 50, Berry Sweet Kitchen's egg sandwich

    Berry Sweet Kitchen is still getting started, easing its way into business after a soft opening. Located in the former home of the smoky Nokomis Cafe, this new and improved breakfast spot has found its calling in fresh fruits, decadent desserts, and a breakfast/lunch menu that fuses Mexican-American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

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

    NOW OPENCoup d'Etat (City Pages coverage)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages preview)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. & 28th Ave. S., MinneapolisDay Block Brewing1105 Washington Ave. S. Di Noko's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    A sneak peek at Sanctuary's newest menu

    There aren't too many restaurants or chefs out there that can execute a take on a classic dish while still embracing the will to be weird. Downtown Minneapolis's Sanctuary manages to hit the nail on the head every time. On their ever-changing menus, you can often find familiar French or Mediterranea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Where to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday

    Come Super Bowl Sunday, lots of folks will be sitting down on their couches, elbow-deep in wings, nachos, and football-shaped party food. While it's fun to scream at the tv and guzzle some brewskis in the comfort of your own home, there's something to be said about watching the big game in a bar wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    This year's Uptown Talks was all about the food

    This year's Uptown Talks event, hosted Tuesday night by the Uptown Association, paid special attention to the area's bustling restaurant community. In addition the wide array of businesses present, there were also 19 area restaurants, bakeries and other food related businesses serving up tasty sampl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 53, Filfillah's shawarma

    When in search of some scrumptious Middle Eastern grub, it really seems to be word of mouth we rely on. Filfillah Market and Restaurant in Columbia Heights is no different. Their shawarma is some of the best you'll find in town -- if you're one of the lucky ones in the know. See also: Foxy Falafel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Tracy's Saloon & Eatery to reopen next month

    Earlier this winter, the Seward neighborhood's Tracy's Saloon & Eatery closed up shop for remodeling, and after some delays, they are finally getting ready to reopen their doors to the thirsty public. Look for the Seward saloon to reopen sometime within the next few weeks.Tracy's encountered a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Corner Table owners find new space and plan a new restaurant

    Corner Table, the little neighborhood bistro that could is moving into roomier digs just down the street. However they aren't abandoning their original space at 43rd and Nicollet Avenue. Instead, they have big plans to bring a taste of the South to Minneapolis. Yesterday we spoke with Nick Rancone a ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 29, 2014

    Hammer & Sickle is red hot

    The new Uptown vodka bar delivers real-deal Russian fare

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Coming soon: Restaurant Alma's casual concept, Cafe Alma

    Big news for Alma fans and coffee lovers alike: Chef Alex Roberts has purchased the building that houses his flagship fine dining restaurant, Restaurant Alma, and will be expanding operations to include a new casual cafe concept.See also:Lyn 65 by Alma alum Ben Rients coming soon to Richfield

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Top 5 spicy bar bites in St. Paul

    As much as we're supposed to cheer for Boreas, King of the Winds, at the climax of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, it's hard not to want to hang with the Vulcan Krewe. Their mischief, roaring fires, shenanigans, and predilection for drinking seem more our speed. Also, they're trying to kill winter, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 57, Blue Point's pear and blue cheese pizza

    When a surf and turf mood strikes, Blue Point is a solid spot for seared scallops, fresh oysters, live lobster, and even steak. While their specialty is seafood, a hidden gem on the happy hour menu is as far from salt water as it gets -- and it will have you forgetting you're in a fish joint entirel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    7 delicious ways to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

    Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter has grown in sophistication from its humble PB&J roots and we've tracked down some of the unique and delicious ways local restaurants have introduced it to their menus. Read on and you might just find yourself inspired to create your own creative PB co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen finds a home on Eat Street

    This week, the couple behind the farm-to-table bakery, the Copper Hen Cakery, has announced that they've not only found a home, they've expanded their plans to include a full-service restaurant. Chris and Danielle Bjorling announced late last week, on the page of their successful Kickstarter ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 58, Nico's Tacos' pozole

    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 put certain dishes and drinks in the spotlight with their name and signage, but when we visited Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar in Uptown in the fall of 2013, we found ou ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 22, 2014

    Sonora Grill flourishes in Longfellow

    The Midtown Global Market favorite expands its reach on Lake Street

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 59, The Tangiers Bianca flatbread

    The Tangiers in the North Loop is one of Minneapolis' newest hotspots, but most who frequent the bar are going for the drinks and the company, and arriving after 9 p.m. Little do they know that this swanky Prohibition-style lounge also has a handful of tasty small plates and a top-notch happy hour ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Top 10 happy hours in the Twin Cities

    After about 4 p.m., especially towards the end of the work week, people in offices and schools and hospitals and roller rinks everywhere start to get that...socializing itch. Happily, there are plenty of happy hour spots around town where comrades and co-workers can go and get that itch scratched -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 61, Paulette Bakery's chocolate croissant

    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.The latest meme to sweep the internet claims to correctly predict which city you should be living in. For Janna Gustin, the woman behind the mobile Paulette Bakery,&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 62, Marin's scallops with fingerling potatoes

    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. Peruse the menu at almost any of our local finer dining establishments and you'll be sure to find some starter, raw bar item, or entree that features the scallop. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Erick Harcey bows out at Parka and planned MIA restaurant

    Remember those plans we mentioned involving Erick Harcey and the Stock and Badge team and the several restaurants they were slated to open at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts? Well, those have changed, and soon, so will some aspects of Victory 44, Harcey's home base restaurant in northern Minneapol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Foxy Falafel vs. World Street Kitchen: A falafel fracas

    Which do you prefer: boutiques, tiny cafes, and record stores that specialize in Northern Soul 45s or malls, Macy's, and other convenient all-in-one emporiums with groceries and tires and tube socks? Your answer is not only the key to predicting our future economic landscape, it also relates to t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 15, 2014

    Freehouse needs focus and fine tuning

    The newest Blue Plate restaurant tries to accommodate too wide an audience

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Pat's Tap and Pig & Fiddle make Food & Wine's list of best gastropubs

    In a trend that doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon, a few more Twin Cities establishments have earned national nods. This time, Food & Wine magazine has put South Minneapolis' Pat's Tap and Pig & Fiddle on its list of best gastropubs. This marks the second time in less than a week th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 65, The French Hen's biscuits and gravy

    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.The entrance for the French Hen Cafe on Selby Avenue in St. Paul doesn't lead directly to the restaurant. Eaters must first wander through their neighboring flower shop. T ... More >>

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