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    April 4, 2014

    Chipotle to bring food and music festival to Minneapolis this summer

    Heads up, residents of Loring Park: This summer the international burrito chain Chipotle will bring its Cultivate "food, ideas, and music" festival to Minneapolis, and more specifically, to your 'hood. The event, which is slated for August 23, is designed to be a celebration of sustainability i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Twin Cities chefs among the James Beard Award finalists

    They are the biggest awards for the food business. The James Beard Award finalists were announced this morning and we were thrilled to see some of our local food leaders and friends make the list.See also:Amy Thielen brings rustic fare to Food NetworkChef Chat: Salty Tart's Michelle Gayer

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    February 3, 2014

    New Food Network show helps Twin Cities cafe get off the ground

    A new show on the Food Network, which debuts tonight at 9 p.m. CST, sets it sights on helping new restaurateurs find their perfect first location. On tonight's premiere episode, two would-be Twin Cities restaurateurs take center stage as Food Network's real estate expert, Keith Simpson, helps them f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Gather announces next chefs in residence for free first Thursdays

    The first Thursday of every month is always a good excuse to get some culture in at the Walker. Not only do they waive admission, but their elegant D'Amico-run restaurant, Gather, invites notable chefs in to make and share a couple of bites of food -- completely gratis. Gather has just announced the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Comfort Food Friday: Meatloaf 2.0

    Meatloaf just may be the ultimate comfort food. A longtime American dinner staple, this nostalgic dish has undergone many modern twists. But if you look for it, you can still find meatloaf served up the same way Grandma used to make it 50 years ago. The best meatloaf in the Twin Cities is hard to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: September 9-13, 2013

    This week we traveled in search of restaurants coming soon, and eateries we could really sink our teeth into around the North Loop. Here are some of the top stories from Hot Dish.

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    July 23, 2013

    Minnesota contestants compete on Food Network's Food Court Wars this August

    From the home cook to head chefs, there's nothing off limits for the food-loving producers at the Food Network. Although you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that calls chowing on a food court Big Mac fine dining, Food Network sees these mall eateries as opportunities for culinary greatness on par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Great Food Truck Race Season 4 rolls through the Twin Cities

    Tikka Tikka Taco running in the Great Food Truck RaceThis weekend the final four food trucks competing in Season 4 of the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race rolled through town peddling their wares. They teamed up with our local MN Food Truck Association to draw in the hungry crowds.See Also:Great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Great Food Truck Race filming in town this weekend

    There were rumbles on Twitter yesterday and today it was officially announced that the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race is rolling into the Minneapple. We have the details on where you can check them out.See Also:612Brew: A First Look2013 Best New Brewery: Indeed2012 Best Street Food: Hola Arepa

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Food Network's Ted Allen talks about Dining Out for Life

    This Thursday more than 180 restaurants around the Twin Cities will take part in a national fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dining Out for Life is an annual event in which restaurants from across the country donate a portion of their evening's proceeds to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Birchwood Cafe wins inaugural Baker's Dozen Gluten-Free Bake-Off

    This weekend at the Chow Girls Catering Parlor in northeast Minneapolis, the inaugural Baker's Dozen Gluten-Free Holiday Bake-Off was held. Some of the participants included Muddy Paws Cheesecakes, Seward Co-op, Bittersweet Bakery, French Meadow, and the Birchwood Cafe. The event was judged by a pan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    AZ Canteen follows Zimmern to NYC Wine & Food Festival

    Minnesota shut it down at the 2012 New York City Wine and Food Festival. This year's event was hosted by the Travel Channel's baron of bizarre eating, Andrew Zimmern. The weekend's final event, sponsored by the Food Network and presented by Food & Wine magazine, was a who's who of celebrity cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Iron Fork chef competition at International Market Square next week

    Iron Chef, the fast-paced televised cooking competition, was first popularized in Japan in the '90s before making its way to American audiences. Then the remake, Iron Chef America, moved to Food Network's Kitchen Stadium. Next week, the concept gets a local flavor -- quite literally -- at City Pages ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Eat Shop Kitchen Bar in Plymouth: A first look

    The appeal of the suburban strip mall architecture is elusive. No matter what part of the country you're exploring, inevitably the beige monoliths stretch between urban centers. The only difference is the logo on the outside.Eat Shop replaces a Joe Senser's in one of these buildings, but this i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Sonora Grill to make its television debut

    See Also:Sonora Grill comes to Midtown Global MarketMinnesota State Fair: Newest Foods50 tasty reasons to love Minnesotan foodWe already knew that they were ready for the big time. Soon the world will meet the guys from Sonora Grill when they make their national television debut on the Food Network.

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    June 11, 2012

    Kevin VanDeraa Wins $50,000 on TV's 'Cupcake Champions'

    Millions of people around the country tuned in last night to watch local cupcake guru Kevin VanDeraa win the finale of the Food Network's Cupcake Champions, a tournament of past winners of the popular series Cupcake Wars. VanDeraa, owner of the popular Minneapolis bakery Cupcake, beat out the top th ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    April 16, 2012

    Broders' Cucina Italiana to be featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins & Dives' tonight

    Offering more evidence that Guy Fieri has run out of actual diners, drive-ins, and dives to highlight on his Food Network show, tonight's episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives will feature a Minneapolis institution that couldn't properly be said to fit any of those categories. The Twin Cities have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Target Field's new menu items: An Opening Day round-up

    The enjoyment of a ball game at Target Field is so much more than the final score. It's the crack of the bat, the vibrant green of the grass, the crisp Minnesota spring wind pinking cheeks, a serious-sized drink and a pile of calorie-rich foods. The big news in stadium food is not just that it now i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Chef Daniel Green of ShopNBC: A life of healthy eating, part 3

    This is the final chapter in our interview with Daniel Green. In part 1, we found out how a healthy diet helped him conquer his weight problem. And in part 2, we learned how he broke into the TV business. We now pick things up just as his career is taking off. For years, Green never found work ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Cheap dates and chocolate fill this first March Week in Food

    A lot of weeks we see the same types of events (beer, wine, beer, wine), but March is breaking the mold with not only a decadent chocolate exhibition but a class about how to power your kitchen appliances with solar energy. Sounds like a promising start to the month.

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    February 27, 2012

    Nye's Polonaise Room featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight

    Guy Fieri features Nye's on the Food Network's hit show tonight​Nye's Polonaise Room is being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight.The famed local establishment can add tonight's appearance on the Food Network's hit show to a long list of press accolades, including appearances on Good M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Colossal Cafe St. Paul: A first look

    ​The tiny cafe with the ironic name has opened another location.  Elizabeth Tinucci selected a spot in St. Paul, the town where she grew up, for her extension.  After the restaurant was featured on the Food Network's Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives ,Tinucci took over the original opera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Top 5 reality TV cooking show contestants with Minnesota ties

    ​When former Stillwater resident Molly "Cruise Ship" Brandt, the only contestant on the current season of Top Chef who has Minnesota connections, got eliminated in the qualifying round with her mousseline of shrimp, the Hot Dish had to find a new underdog to root for. While smart money is on domin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Guy Fieri responds to City Pages cover story, denies anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks

    Mike KooimanGuy Fieri responds to this City Pages cover story​Guy Fieri is firing back at this week's City Pages cover story, which chronicled the rise of the Food Network's hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and the collapse of Fieri's relationship with its producer, David Page. In a form ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 12, 2011

    Guy Fieri in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Disasters

    Food Network host gets raw behind the scenes

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    August 19, 2011

    F you! in the Best of the Hot Dish: August 15-19, 2011

    by Opportunity LOL ( Berry for your lips​For some odd reason, there's a whole lotta Fs in this week's Hot Dish, and we feel it's time to give the letter its due. Luckily those Fs coincide with some great posts that deserve a second (or first) look. Here goes:Festival! This ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Worst Cooks in America sought for reality tv show

    ​Can't boil water? Or, worse, left your chicken stock simmering and went to bed, only to be woken up by the sound of fire alarms blaring? Then perhaps you should become one of the 16 contenders on season three of the Food Network's reality show, Worst Cooks in America. Here's what you need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Food Network resolves lawsuit with David Page, Plymouth producer of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Guy Fieri's show will move on without Page Productions.​The Food Network has resolved its lawsuit with a Plymouth, Minnesota, producer days after claiming he wished death on staff members, sources confirm to City Pages. Page Productions filed a lawsuit against the Food Network last May allegi ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 27, 2011

    Gastro Truck, Barrio, Hola Arepa, and more

    Food trucks bring new eats to the street

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    June 21, 2011

    Cupcake to battle on TV's Cupcake Wars tonight

    CupcakeCupcake tells the competition, "Bring it on!"​ You already know that Cupcake is expanding via food truck throughout downtown Minneapolis, but now it's introducing its treats to a national audience. Pastry Chefs Alicia Hinze and Kevin VanDeraa will be one of the teams competing on tonight's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2011

    Up your culinary education this week in food

    Slow Food happy hour! Pick up a pint. ​No need to feel inadequate now that summer's bounty has arrived; this week in food is filled with classes and lectures sure to make all your dishes winners thanks to plenty of educational events.

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    May 17, 2011

    Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives burns Plymouth-based producer

    Guy Fieri's show under legal fire​Plymouth-based Page Productions, which has been producing the hit show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives for the Food Network for four years, says it's getting burned by the television network. The Business Journal reports that Page filed a lawsuit against the Foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Corner Table's Scott Pampuch: Chef Chat, Part 1

    Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner Table​Spend any amount of time with Scott Pampuch and you'll find he doesn't sit still for long. "I've got a pretty light prep day, and I've been wanting to make sausage. So I'm going to make sausage," he said, ducking into his walk-in cooler and returning wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog?!

    Food Network fail. Big time.​Food Network Humor pointed us to the October issue of Tails Magazine (yep, for all you animal lovers out there!), which shows Food Network star Rachael Ray on the cover apparently finding inspiration in "COOKING HER FAMILY AND HER DOG"? (As if the magazine's tellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Taste of Chocolate raises money and induces sugar high

    Sara RiceTravel the world on the back of this chocolate showpiece dessert​In its 16th year, the Taste of Chocolate event has been giving locals a sugar high while raising money for the Bloomington Center for the Arts. What did a ticket get you at yesterday's event? Miniature desserts from each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Patisserie 46 is your one-stop chocolate shop for Valentine's Day

    Craig LassigSweets for your sweetie at Patisserie 46. ​Sure, a lot of places in town do great chocolate desserts, but if you were looking to crown a local king of the sweet substance, you might consider Patisserie 46's chef-owner John Kraus, who happens to be a past winner of the freaking Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Top 5 dessert trends for 2011--and where to find them

    onlyicecream.comIce cream gets an Eastern upgrade.​Anytime science and sweets join forces, we know delicious revelations like iPhone dessert apps are on the horizon. As we say goodbye to January, the Center for Culinary Development (CCD) mixes a few nerdy stats with a lot of yummy findings to brin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Barbette's Kim Bartmann: Chef Chat, part 3

    Barbette, one of Kim Bartmann's restaurants loved for its french fries​Today we present the final part of our interview with Minneapolis restaurant owner and manager Kim Bartmann. (You can read part 1 and part 2 here.) Bartmann talks about future plans for her six Minneapolis eateries and exp ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Don Saunders of In Season: Chef Chat, part 2

    Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant​Today we continue our talk with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant in south Minneapolis. (Here's part 1 of the interview.) Saunders, who first entered the Twin Cities restaurant scene as a server, tells us about a clums ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 28, 2010

    Patisserie 46: Full-on French bakery in Minneapolis

    Decadent treats situated at 46th and Grand

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    November 10, 2008

    Christopher Kimball at Barnes & Noble

    CPK_portrait-1.gif The anti-star of America's Test Kitchens speaks Tuesday in Edina.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Behind the Scenes at the Food Network

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    Nipa Bhatt dishes about her experience on "The Next Food Network Star."

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    June 4, 2008

    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Filming at BLB Tomorrow

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    It's your chance to be seen on the Food Network and eat for free at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

  • Restaurants

    February 27, 2008

    Meritage: superb brasserie dining

    The downtown St. Paul establishment has that touch of class

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    January 17, 2007

    No Flash, All Pan

    The Modern and its hardworking Chef Phillip Becht define what it really means to be a Midwestern cook

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2006

    The Importance of Burgers

    Can frugal carnivores eat locally, humanely, and well? Dear Dara finds out.

  • Restaurants

    September 1, 2004

    Fine Dining, with Hash Browns

    A new south Minneapolis Café redefines neighborhood dining

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    January 14, 2004

    Farm-Fresh Find

    Minneapolis butcher bridges the gap between local, sustainable agriculture and hopeful home cooks

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