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    October 27, 2014

    Red Cow Gets "Golden Ticket" Invite to World Food Championships

    Stuff it, stuffed burgers. A different kind of Twin Cities burger is in the spotlight. Red Cow, the south Minneapolis burger restaurant that recently opened a new location in St. Paul, has been invited to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas. Red Cow received a special "Golden Ticke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Get Some Uniquely Minnesotan Beers at Grumpy's Limited Action Beer Fest

    Beer festivals are all the rage, but they can be a bit too similar, with a lot of the same old beers being poured into those 4-ounce tasting cups. Grumpy's is sponsoring the Limited Action Beer Fest to challenge that notion. The idea behind the festival is that participating breweries -- 612, Fult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Zen Box's Ramen Massive Attack Brings Ramen Burgers to the Twin Cities This Sunday

    All of you ramen fans out there better get ready to hold onto your hats, because one of the biggest names in Twin Cities ramen is throwing down with a party of epic proportions. John Ng and Lina Goh of Downtown Minneapolis's Zen Box Izakaya are hosting their second annual Ramen Massive Attack! and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Nadia Cakes to open second Minnesota location in Woodbury

    A fifteen-minute scroll through Nadia Cakes' photo gallery is a dangerous endeavor if you aren't in the position to make an emergency trip to the Maple Grove location. And even if you are, you'll be forced to endure lines that snake around the street corner as your mouth waters in anticipation. Well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    What to expect at the upcoming Chipotle Cultivate Festival

    If you're not ready to say goodbye to Twin Cities food and music festivals just yet, say hello to this year's Chipotle Cultivate Festival, coming up on August 23 at Loring Park. The event will be host to six celebrity chefs, including Minnesota's own Jamie Malone and Andrew Zimmern, among others, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Underground Dinner kicks off FLOW Northside Art Crawl with Caribbean-inspired fare

    For the second time, Dinner on the Farm has paired with the West Broadway Coalition to kick off their annual FLOW Northside Arts Crawl with a fabulous feast. This year, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen will create a sumptuous Caribbean-inspired meal with ingredients sourced from West Broadway's own farmers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Tricia Cornell on how to shop Minnesota's farmers markets like a pro [RECIPE]

    It seems like a shopping no-brainer: instead of getting in your gas guzzler and motoring across town to a big box grocery store for your imported asparagus from Peru or heads of garlic from China, you spend your hard-earned food budget at your neighborhood farmers market, supporting the farmers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Dinner on the Farm teams up with Brooklyn Brewery and heads to Europe

    There are few things we love more than a small local business making the big leagues, and this week, we caught wind that the local dining event, Dinner on the Farm, will be expanding in a big way. They've teamed up with New York's premier craft brewer, Brooklyn Brewery, to take their event on the ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Barbette Chef Sarah Master talks about auditioning for ABC's "The Taste"

    There may be a familiar face on this season of ABC's The Taste.Local chef Sarah Master of Uptown's beloved French bistro Barbette, revealed that she recently auditioned for the cooking competition show The Taste. The season premiere is this Thursday, January 2 on ABC at 7 p.m. Bryant Lake Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    James Norton talks about The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food

    Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Long lines hamper Ramen Attack! block party

    As Chef John Ng and Lina Goh were plotting their first Ramen Attack! event, we warned them: If the weather is nice, you'll likely be inundated. There haven't been many ramen events in the Twin Cities, but we've learned from the past two that people will show up in droves for the chance to slurp some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Minnesota's Newest Food Network Star Debuts Saturday

    We're used to eating local, but what about watching local? This weekend Amy Thielen, a Minnesota-grown chef with a New York pedigree will premiere her new show, Heartland Table, on the Food Network.See Also:Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat: part 1, 2

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Zen Box Izakaya to throw big-time ramen bash

    The traditional second anniversary gift might be cotton, but Zen Box Izakaya, the lively Japanese restaurant and pub, will be giving ramen! The noodle that inspires all sorts of obsession will be celebrated in several ways. They're shutting down the block, flying in ramen-making celebrity chefs, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Target cutting ties with Paula Deen

    Target is the latest company to distance itself from Paula Deen, the celebrity chef who finds herself mired in a racial discrimination controversy.SEE ALSO: Mpls cops allegedly filmed using N-word to describe black suspect [VIDEO] The Minneapolis-based retailer told CNBC this morning it has "ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The Buttered Tin: A first look

    Monday morning, the doors opened on a new neighborhood breakfast spot on St. Paul's Seventh Street. The Buttered Tin is a collaboration between a pastry chef and a public relations professional who share a passion for great food.See Also:Best Bartender: Jesse HeldTop 10 Best Breakfasts

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Food Network casting call for Minnesotans to star in new show

    Have you got a restaurant dream? Is it a concept that would work well inside a mall? Ever wonder what Tyler Florence looks like really up close? Your time has come. The Food Network is throwing out the nets, hoping to catch its next cooking competition hit. Here is your chance for a close-up:

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Michelle Gayer possible judge for new baking competition show

    As American television networks are wont to do, CBS announced it is developing its own version of the popular UK series The Great British Bake Off, a competition show that pits the country's best amateur bakers against one another over the course of several weeks. Contestants must display proficienc ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 22, 2012

    Somos Peru shines, sometimes

    Amazing dishes overshadowed by an unreliable menu

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern and Sameh Wadi in political Twitter spat: How much do we want to know about our celebrity chefs?

    As contentious debates go, the dispute between Palestine and Israel is right up there near the top. Many lives have been lost and a peace accord has been elusive. It's not a discussion one would expect to be addressed between two chefs, on either side of the divide, aired over social media, but that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: May 28-June 1, 2012

    Here we are, in the glory days of spring, the perfect time for the loveliest of food and drink. We hope you'll also enjoy a few of the week's top stories from the Hot Dish.~It's again time for the Month in Review Find out the latest of restaurant openings, closings, and what's coming soon.~Learn the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Kevin VanDeraa advances to finals of TV's 'Cupcakes Wars'

    Kevin VanDeraa, owner of Minneapolis's Cupcake Bakery, has made confectionary history, advancing to the final round of Cupcake Wars' first ever Cupcake Champion series on the Food Network TV show, which airs June 10. If his team wins, he will bring home a sweet check for $50,000, which he hopes to i ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 25, 2012

    So You Want to Start a Food Truck

    Owners share tricks of the mobile-kitchen trade

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Broders' 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' viewing party at Vincent

    Late Monday evening, nearly 150 foodies, fans, and employees of Broders' Pasta Bar and Cucina Italiana gathered at Vincent on Nicollet Mall to enjoy cured meats, fine cheeses, and champagne to toast the premiere of the latest episode of Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, which featured a 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: April 2-April 6, 2012

    It's been another fine week filled with the tastiest of food news here at Hot Dish. Here are a few of the week's top stories.~In Chef Chat, we chatted up John Kraus of Patisserie 46 and discussed his recent victory in the Food Network Chocolate Challenge.~Another local makes the natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Local Chef Challenge crowns a winner

    ​If the Food Network's two top-rated competition shows decided to set down in a nice Midwestern town, their spawn would have been the yearly Local Chef Challenge, which played out this weekend at the Mall of America. Some of the most talented toques were selected to go head to head with a box of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Pastry chef John Kraus of Patisserie 46: The sweet life, part 2

    This week we're profiling pastry guru John Kraus of Patisserie 46. In part 1, we met the chef and his wife (who opened their dream bakery in 2010), and were treated to a behind-the-scenes account of Kraus's win at the Food Network Chocolate Challenge. Now we jump to the early stages of his career, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Pizzeria Lola's Ann Kim shines on 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' [VIDEO]

    In case you missed it, Minneapolis's own Pizzeria Lola was featured on an episode of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives last night. Host Guy Fieri paid a visit to the south Minneapolis pizzeria along with local food celebrity Andrew Zimmern to get a peek at the kitchen and chef Ann Kim' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Pizzeria Lola to be featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight

    Fans of Pizzeria Lola (City Pages' top-ranked Twin Cities pizza joint) can tune in to the Food Network tonight at 9 p.m. Central time to catch the acclaimed restaurant on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode, called "Triple D All-Stars," follows host Guy Fieri to Georgetown, Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Patisserie 46 debuts new line of chocolates

    Spring has never tasted so sweet. In recent weeks, pastry chef John Kraus of Patisserie 46 has rolled out an impressive choc-stravaganza ranging from chocolates and confections to bars and bouches--a sweet tsunami that's been months in the making. In July 2010, Kraus and his wife, Dawn, opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Local chef Daniel Green appears on Food Network this weekend

    Tomorrow morning, local chef Daniel Green will introduce his trademark healthy cuisine to the Butter Princess. No, not Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The other Butter Princess, Paula Deen. Green will appear on Paula's Best Dishes at 9:30 a.m. on the Food Network in an episode titled, "Getting Hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Michelle Gayer of the Salty Tart: Chef Chat

    When the James Beard Award semifinalists were announced this week, it was no surprise that Michelle Gayer was listed among nods for Outstanding Pastry Chef. We've recognized her Salty Tart as our Best Bakery and the Beard Awards have nominated her in the past.   Her career began as a dish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Top 10 ice cream shops in the Twin Cities

    There's no wrong season for ice cream​Who knew that the Twin Cities would become the veritable capital of ice cream? We've got more than our fair share of ice cream shops--including fresh, store-made treats in unique flavors rather than chain stores rescooping tired old flavors day in and day out. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Top 10 City Pages Features of 2011

    ​ A quick glance at our list of the most popular City Pages print features of 2011 and it seems the year was filled with more than a few scandals. Scandal in the senate office, behind the scenes of our school boards and the offices of our medical professionals. Even the Food Network wasn't safe fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    'Diners, Drive Ins & Dives' rolls through the metro area

    We're assuming that at least one thing tasted was "off the chain" & "totally out of bounds"​The pineapple-haired Food Network personality who may or may not be a homophobe anti-Semite big fan of City Pages, returned to our town last week to film three upcoming segments. The show Diners, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Guy Fieri spokesman Jesse Derris: You got it wrong about Al Roker

    Guy Fieri on the cover of City Pages​Guy Fieri's PR team is frantically trying to shove the genie back in the bottle after this week's City Pages cover story, which exposed the behind-the-scenes squabbles that nearly brought down the hit Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.The leader of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    City Pages' Iron Fork competition heats up Thursday

    Five chefs. Four judges. One secret ingredient.​Five of the Twin Cities' best chefs will have to take the heat or get out of the kitchen on Thursday, when City Pages' annual Iron Fork competition gets cooking at International Market Square. You're invited to watch star chefs from Café Levai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Famous Dave's offers free eats to all Daves!

    There's still time to get your name changed to Dave!​Famous Dave's third "Dave's Day" takes place this year on Sunday, August 14, when all customers showing a valid ID with the first name of Dave, David or Davy receive a free entrée (maximum value of $15) at participating locations nationwide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Midwest Konnect release "The Trailer" exclusively at Fifth Element

    ​@quaticSon of San Bernadino, CA and LeMons of Indianapolis, IN combine forces to form the hip-hop supergroup Midwest Konnect.  Fresh off their performance at this year's Soundset Festival, Midwest Konnect have released their limited edition CD, The Trailer (5/31/2011), exclusively at Fifth E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Saffron's Sameh Wadi: Chef Chat, Part 2

    photo by Mike Feltault​When Sameh Wadi's classmates were betting on him to drop out of culinary school, they probably never thought that one day they'd see him on the Food Network battling celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America, in an episode that aired early last year. Wadi was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Free Muddy Paws Cheesecake tasting on Wednesday

    Muddy Paws CheesecakeReese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Muddy Paws will be one of the 20 flavors available at Wednesday's cheesecake tasting.​Muddy Paws Cheesecake owner Tami Cabrera has done a lot of funky things to cheesecake, but it was the Nerds candy request that gave her a moment's pause. ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 28, 2010

    The Boxcar and Schumacher's Grill 212

    Restaurants worth the road trip

  • Restaurants

    June 10, 2009

    Burger Jones, Five Guys, Smashburger

    The Twin Cities can has cheezburger?

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Lunching at the Arboretum

    Orchids007(2).jpgThe Arboretum offers a host of locally grown meals. Imagine the beautiful flowers at the table!

  • Restaurants

    August 6, 2008

    Why the Twin Cities is the best place to eat ice cream in the universe

    With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    Our own Food Network star

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    Local restaurateur to compete on "The Next Food Network Star."

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2008

    C.J. scolded by editor after mocking conjoined twins in gossip column

    Embarrassing behavior by Star Tribune gossip columnist prompts rare apology from ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 7, 2007

    Mission (Mostly) Accomplished

    Acclaimed local chef Doug Flicker has finally rolled out his own menus at Mission American Kitchen

  • Restaurants

    December 24, 2003

    A Very Big Year

    2003: The year everything got Big, in both ambition and execution, but pandering lurked darkly in the background

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