Social media takes the heat for a lot of things. Some people insist that it's responsible for diluting activism and killing personal interaction. Others may recall the recent viral Craigslist post about the restaurant that blamed their slowing service on social media and smartphones, while some scie ... More >>
A guy walks into a bar. He snaps at the bartender to get her attention. It's futile. He waves money in her face. Desperate, he calls from across the room, "Hey, sweetheart, surprise me with something." She brings him a High Life. "That's not what I wanted," he huffs. "How 'bout you give me this on ... More >>
Elevate Research, a new start-up out of St. Paul, is launching an app that allows patrons to rank their dining experiences using customized customer satisfaction surveys while receiving real-time responses from management. Unfortunately, the app only benefits customers and owners, leaving servers wi ... More >>
Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>
The Mall of America is about to get a facelift... 14 stories, to be exact. For a mall that boasts hundreds of stores, a theme park, a sea-life exhibit, a movie theater, and countless other attractions, what's missing? Here are a few of our requests for the mall's expansion. What would you like to ... More >>
Public Enemy No. 1 This week a committee of the Minnesota House made national news when it passed the so-called cheeseburger bill, a proposed law that would prevent fat people from suing the fast-food industry over their health problems caused by scarfing too much fatty food and soda. The Pe ... More >>
Miguelpdl/FlickrValentine's Day is a perfect excuse for journalists and bloggers to inundate the masses with lists and recommendations of romantic restaurants. Thousands of words are expended every year recapping which eateries boast the best wines or have the most intimate dining accommodati ... More >>
Flickr/MingalabaYAHSeeing what sorts of abuses gingerbread men undergo during the holiday season, it's no surprise that the tasty little guys are running as fast as they can. Here are the craziest antics that the Hot Dish has seen gingerbread men get themselves into:
Cristiano Betta via Flickr.comAs the Official Twilight Convention swings into town this weekend, fans will presumably bust out their best vampire costumes. Events scheduled include Twilight karaoke, a vampire masquerade ball, and other activities that encourage participants to don costumes. ... More >>
Michele Bachmann invented herself a Tea Party Caucus, put herself in charge, and she's trumpeting who's in -- and who's not. We believe that it's our patriotic duty to help her spread the word with the help of a new slogan. Our nominees: Tea Party Caucus: Impeah Obama! Photo via Pargon/Teabonics/ ... More >>
mikebaird via Flickr.comSummer's here again, that wonderful time of the year when people who have no freakin' clue don their most poorly-considered clothes. Even the marked increase in skin-to-clothing ratio isn't enough to save most folks from falling into fashion quagmires galore. It's no ... More >>
indi.ca via Flickr.comThe head moob himselfBY CP STAFF Man-boobs. They're the real sign that summer is here, and unfortunately more common than exposed ladyflesh or bronzed, toned dude abs. What possesses those who should remain shirted to expose their floppy chests to the world? We don't know, b ... More >>
Here's the list, organized in alphabetical order by party affiliation. It's a work in progress.
adobemac/FlickrAfter laying into the featured foods of various holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving among them) we thought we'd go easy on Easter. That's not to say there's not gross Easter stuff out there (including, most notably, Brach's jelly beans), but this time around, instead of naming the ... More >>
There's no need to avoid certain food and drink like dirty laundry just because you can't say it right.
Wanna score some corned beef and soda bread along with your Guinness and Jameson? Step right up.
Missed the actual day but still want to celebrate the Year of the Tiger? Here's our Top 5 suggestions.
Maybe phone numbers and waxing tips will be exchanged.
We'll see if any of this impacts the Pioneer Press newsroom in the long run.
When it comes throwing money away, folks in Wisconsin have decided they'd rather do it at Indian-run casinos.
Want a piece of Pabst? Here's your chance to win some hipster cred.
Lists, lists, lists! Happy New Year from Hot Dish!
Airports have been racking up food safety violations. Watch the grab-and-go sandwiches, people.
Minneapolis is third in national ranking. St. Paul comes in at No. 7
Looking for stuff to do? Stuff to drink? Stuff to eat? This week's Hot Dish has got you covered on all counts.
Grocery shopper warns police as the woman and son leave the store.
Don't let a little H1N1 keep you from drinking. Here's five local drinks that may actually help you fight it.
Even the meatgrinder of cool couldn't touch these.
Jasmine Deli's been slapped with lawsuits, fines and questions over its business licence in recent months.
Because Thanksgiving isn't all sumptious food and super-fun relatives.
T-Day dinner alone doesn't have to be a bottle of Wild Turkey. Check out these local restaurants' Thanksgiving offerings.
Sexy Thanksgiving plans? Cook to Bang has some suggestive recipes for you.
Thanksgiving: It's not all turkey and dressing and pie.
Ten possibilities for what could go wrong on this cursed day.
Hoping to recapture the Gannets' live-stream birthing fame? Look here for some fresh ideas.
Research says depressed people are 58 percent more likely to subsist on a diet of processed food.
A guide to our town for perma-blazed Snoop Dogg and company.
We've compiled some of the Twin Cities' quirkiest, most endearing, and annoyingly addictive (to say) restaurant names.
Turmeric's main component can kill cancer cells says an English research team.
It's like our own Wizard of Oz, but not quite as awesome.
Hustle on over to your nearest and dearest Punch for some $3 "dead" pizza today.
In sickness and in health, there are just some foods that make you want to retch.
Chez Colette in the Bloomington Sofitel Hotel wants to woo you to its premises with chocolate today.
Scientists and other experts name foods they avoid like the plague.
Reminisce about embarrassing Halloween costumes or plot to humiliate your progeny.
Squat down low enough, shoot them the evil eyes, and you'll freak out any player.
What other sport could be so bro-tastic?
It's been clear for awhile that while we claim to like having a lot of choices, the overload of them in reality overwhelms us. Target didn't get the memo.
Never had the guts to shave your head in college? You've been granted a second chance.
Find out whose pics you should be browsing.