How Minnesota United FC's diehard soccer fanatics became a force to be reckoned with
As a producer as 1500 ESPN, Dana Wessel mostly operates behind the scenes.SEE ALSO: Fox 9 led last night's 10 o'clock newscast with a real head-scratcher of a story [VIDEO] But he's a funny guy to follow on Twitter. In fact, he proved to be a little too funny this week for the San Jose Mercury Tribu ... More >>
Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love
The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
An outer-ring happy hourWoody's Grille Carlson Parkway220 Carlson Parkway N., Plymouth763.476.1011Hours and Details:Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.1/2 off house wine$2 tap beers and rail drinks$4 onion rings with spicy ketchup, chips and salsa, bruschetta, chicken quesadill ... More >>
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Just when you thought Harry Potter fans had reached their limit, there's more: This Sunday afternoon, the University of Minnesota's Quidditch team will host their first Halloween tournament featuring a Harry Potter bake sale, prizes, a raffle, and the chance to watch teams compete to be the first ... More >>
Continuing the momentum of last year's self-titled slab of wax, Mother of Fire are set to deliver another stew of mystically tinged, violin-flavored bounce that you can bug out to with their latest self-titled LP, courtesy of local De Stijl imprint, this weekend. With a more organic and analog pu ... More >>
Seward Co-op is running a World Cup cheese sale, marking down one representative cheese from each competitor country and keeping them on sale until that country is eliminated. Many of the big cheesemaking countries expected to do well--France and Italy for starters--are already out. But, on the ... More >>
photo via the Dundas Football Club Oh my god. The vuvuzela. Let's get this over with.
Anna Majkowska via Flickr.comAttention pesto-makers: Parmigiano is on sale at Whole Foods Market in Minneapolis today for $9.99 a pound (normally $22.99 a pound) until 10 p.m. Grab some basil from the farmers market or your garden, and the only ingredient you'll have to splurge on is pine nu ... More >>
Michelle LeonMove over Stella's, there's a new patio in (Up)town. Uptown Cafeteria opened its roof to ravenous crowds last week, so we here at Hot Dish slathered on the sunblock to see who had the best happy hour.
The breakfast of soccer (viewing) championsDon't sit at home (or worse, go to work) and watch tomorrow's 9 a.m. World Cup doubleheader of USA vs. Algeria and England vs. Slovenia over soggy Cheerios and lukewarm coffee when plenty of local bars are opening their doors bright and early for die ... More >>
How much World Cup have you watched so far? Not enough? Right answer. We haven't even had one glimpse of Sergio Ramos yet, but we are planning to catch some Italy games in the hopes that our boisterous, vuvuzela-free cheering will help secure a win--and discounted pizza at Punch.
This week, I finally got the email I've been anticipating for four years, subject header: WORLD CUP MAN-CAVE INSANITY. Yes, I've got an invite to the hottest living room in south Minneapolis to watch the world's best display of beefcake, er, uh, soccer tournament, the World Cup, which begins ... More >>
Join the fevered pitchThe Beautiful Game is about to draw a worldwide audience the likes of which the NFL can only fantasize about: Thirty-two teams, including the U.S. national squad, converging on South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. (Video after the jump.) You could stay at home and catch ... More >>
Last month I blogged about the Flavor Cup of Walkers crisp flavors (that's chips to us) which coincides with the World Cup of soccer beginning next week in South Africa. As it happens my only faithful reader is a Scottish guy named Elliott, and he offered to mail me as many of the bizarre fla ... More >>
It's not surprising that World Cup soccer teams have very specific diets while playing in the largest sporting event in the world.
As an American, you are most likely unaware that the biggest sporting event for the rest of the world will take place in just over a month: the World Cup of soccer (or football to everyone else) begins in South Africa on June 11. In honor of this explosive display of athletics, potato chip co ... More >>
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One of the great (and terrifying) things about being a soccer fanatic is that there is no offseason. There are meaningful matches being played somewhere on the planet at practically every possible moment. They really should have treatment centers for footy addicts.
That's what we were singing last night at The Jimmy after the Minnesota Thunder laid an improbable 3-0 pasting on the Montreal Impact. Striker Aaron Paye was instrumental in all three goals.
The Minnesota Thunder took another lump over the weekend. They squeezed out a nil-nil draw on Saturday night at the California Victory, but then were soundly dispatched by the Vancouver Whitecaps last night.
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