Ever heard the saying "happier than a pig in shit"? We're lobbying hard to change that vivid expression to "happier than a pig on a brewery tour," as the Muddy Pig and Pig and Fiddle restaurants gear up for a three-brewery tour plus dinner events for local beer fans. See also: Surly beers now serve ... More >>
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 >>
Just last month, Linea Palmisano took over for Betsy Hodges as the City Council representative for Minneapolis's affluent 13th Ward in the southwest part of town.SEE ALSO: Edina man yells the most Edina thing ever while being restrained outside bar Heading in, Palmisano recognized that the parking s ... More >>
Homestead Partners developers wants to build about three dozen $240,000-$350,000 homes on an eight-acre parcel at the southwest corner of Eden Prairie Road and Scenic Heights Road in Eden Prairie.SEE ALSO: Edina man yells the most Edina thing ever while being restrained outside barBut neighbors are ... More >>
Live in Loring Park? According to the "Judgmental Maps" blog, you're really in the land of "gay renters."SEE ALSO: MN Monthly helps Edina name its neighborhoods, including "Botoxia" and "Spraytanistan" [GRAPHIC] The latest entry on the blog takes a snarky, possibly offensive look at the City of Lake ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, new U of M study finds-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date in their own tweets-- Minneapolis is a great city for bald single men, study saysMarried and looking to hook up? If you live in Woodbury and Edina, you're mo ... More >>
All this could be yours. It's officially two weeks until Thanksgiving day, and if you're in the position of hosting but lack the culinary skills to pull it off, you might call this gut-check time. Luckily the Twin Cities have an array of classes that can get any novice up to speed on practica ... More >>
It's summer, and everyone is throwing their hats in the restaurant ring. Sure, some opt for the small step--a food truck or stand--while others go whole hog (love that phrase) and roll out something big and all-encompassing. This edition of Best of Hot Dish offers a healthy slice of "Now Open" fo ... More >>
And a little goat...This was a week dedicated mainly to pork, pig, and hog-related news at the Hot Dish. Here's a wrap-up of our cloven posts with just a soupçon of goat thrown in for good measure:RIP dear Porky's, but your sign sounds like it will live onAsian pulled pork sliders, yes please!Ca ... More >>
A sweet happy hour?Franklin Street Bakery II3904 Sunnyside Road, Edina952.929.2253Hours and Details:Monday through Friday, 5-6 p.m.50% off breakfast pastries including muffins, danish, donuts, fritters, scones and turnoversThey call it the "Rush Hour," but to us it sounds like a sweet, sweet happ ... More >>
Lu LippoldLa dolce vita, right here in EdinaRemember that time you were in Rome, awaiting the arrival of your latest Italian inamorata/o at the stazione, and train after train came in, and your beloved failed to appear, and you said (in Italian, of course), "Where is the nearest bar in this t ... More >>
Eggnog and its myriad usesIt's that time of year when people really get into their eggnog. And not just as a beverage fit for large punch bowls, dark rum, and getting naughty. It seems that chefs and cooks all around town start to put it in everything. Probably because Twin Cities eaters cannot g ... More >>
We've got all your Thanksgiving resources right here.D-I-Y Thanksgiving Already complaining about how much meal prep you have to do? Then read about how Florence and Dave Minar of Cedar Summit Dairy have churned butter, killed a turkey, and grown their own wheat in preparation for Thursday's ... More >>
Fizzy, fresh and non-alcoholic Pomegranate Ginger Ale$3Big Bowl - Edina3669 Galleria, Edina952-928-7888We admit that the Hot Dish has a tendency to highlight the libations. So, this week we present a tasty, accessible alternative -- and we're glad to do it. And, it's even at a chain restaur ... More >>
At Edina's Cocina del Barrio, it will be guacamole first, tequila secondThe last we heard, Cocina del Barrio, the latest venture by the folks behind Barrio Tequila Bar, was aiming for a late summer opening in Edina's 50th and France neighborhood. Demolition and building permit proc ... More >>
Funny or Die: Parasole billboardsWhile working on this week's Dish column on Uptown Cafeteria, the Hot Dish was admittedly a little disappointed not to see an edgy ad campaign associated with Parasole's newest eatery. Talking to CEO Phil Roberts and VP Kip Clayton recently, we learned that th ... More >>
Michelle Bruch Much of the bakery at Seven Stars Coffee House comes from family recipes. The stay-at-home moms that opened Edina's newest coffeehouse don't live far from the shop at Amundson Avenue in Edina. That's a good thing, because they're making bagels from scratch every morning. "I ... More >>
Today's the big day for Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group to make its debut. The space has a retro-mod vibe, and the rooftop Sky Bar should be one of the hottest seats in Uptown, save the Benjamin-sucking onesacross the street at Stella's. (If you can't get a spot on Cafeteria's top level, t ... More >>
(Pictured: Last year's MOSAIC street fest)This weekend we have a party on the Walker lawn, a new music venue in Uptown, and two free street fests for kids.
You've got 10 bucks and two hours, and you don't want to waste any of it. We can help. Here's our guide to the best and worst movies playing this weekend. OPENING SEE: Ajami A contemporary crime drama edged with Greek tragedy, Ajami is set in a volatile, rundown quarter of Jaffa in Israel. The ... More >>
R. Christopher Barden, an Republican lawyer from Edina, formally announced his candidacy for Attorney General today.In a statement posted on the True North blog last night, Barden laid out his platform, which includes a lot of red meat for the GOP base: lock up more criminals, be more business-fr ... More >>
Artist rendering of the proposed Mortenson/Legacy MPS headquarters Last year, Minneapolis Public Schools pulled the plug on another six schools, and shifted hundreds of students around the district in the face of shrinking student enrollment. Now, the district's own headquarters facilities ar ... More >>
How is it that Edina doesn't have a Japanese restaurant yet? Crave has a sushi bar and Ikasu Sushi Bar & Lounge did a brief turn at Centennial Lakes, but 50th and France has seemed long past due for a spot where Edinans can teach their tots about the pleasures of raw fish. The new Raku at 393 ... More >>
If you're looking for a healthy burger with extravagant toppings, then the Convention Grill is not your place. If you're looking for a darn-delicious classic burger, then look no further.
Barrio Tequila Bar is expanding, with a new, more food-driven restaurant coming to Edina this summer, and more locations in the works.
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Have your last Tex-Mex meal at 50th and France before Tejas closes next month.
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