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Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    First look: Cook St. Paul, a new brunch star in Payne-Phalen

    Cook St. Paul is proof that good things come in small packages. The miniscule restaurant -- located in the space that formerly housed Serlin's Cafe in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood -- had its soft opening last Thursday and by Saturday, the line was out the door. Impressively, owners Eddie Wu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    MN brewers win 6 medals at World Beer Cup

    Minnesota brewers had a good showing at last weekend's World Beer Cup in Denver, as five local breweries won a combined six awards for various styles of beer, proving once again that our hopping brew scene is a matter of quality over quantity. See also: Beer of the Week: Northbound Smokehouse's do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Ask Hot Dish: Where can I eat out if I have food allergies?

    We at the Hot Dish love helping eaters find the perfect dining or drinking experience. In a new ongoing series, we'll be answering your most pressing food- and drink-related questions. If you've got a query, email us and you might see your question and our answer here.My grandson has a peanut allerg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Chow down with Hot Dish at the Best of the Twin Cities Party!

    Our annual Best of the Twin Cities issue is out and we want you to hit the red carpet with us and toast another year of the good life in our favorite sister cities. Join us on Thursday, April 24 at Muse Event Center as we drink, dance, and, of course, chow down on some tasty food. Click here to purc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Las Teresitas makes Travel & Leisure's list of best Mexican restaurants in the U.S.

    We've been proponents of Las Teresitas since it opened about two years ago. The south Minneapolis cantina was our pick for Best Mexican Restaurant in 2013 and our Best Taco winner in 2012. Now it seems Travel & Leisure magazine has not only stumbled across the south-side taqueria, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    First Look: Hen House Eatery

    How do you take over the space of a downtown Minneapolis institution (Peter's Grill) and make a go of it? The three women at the helm of the new Hen House Eatery, Barb Gardiner, Maribel Cuadros Perrault, and Tara Koenig, worked together for years at Keys in the Foshay, and are betting on homey baked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    All You Can Easter: A guide to the Easter buffet

    Easter comes but once a year, and it should be circled with three markers on the calendar of any aspiring buffet buff. If done right, Easter is a unique opportunity to eat your weight in ham, fettuccine, seafood, and desserts. If done wrong, you'll end up at the kids table of an Old Country Buffet p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Fifth annual Savor Minnesota event in Shakopee celebrates local wine

    If locally produced wine is your thing, or you don't know a lot about it and want to, then mark you calendars for April 26 when Savor Minnesota takes over Shakopee's Canterbury Park, turning it into a celebration of locally grown grapes and locally produced food. This will be the event's fifth year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Best of the Twin Cities 2014: Food and drink categories

    Finally, the big day is here! The Best of the Twin Cities 2014 issue hits newsstands today, chock-full of the metro's crème de la crème in shopping, services, recreation, and yes -- restaurants. Hot Dish gathered up all of our many food and drink winners for you to check out in one handy locatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 1, Parlour's Burger

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Town Hall Brewery's Barrel Aged Week starts today

    After closing shop for a 14-week remodel, Town Hall Brewery, the Seven Corners institution and a senior brewpub in the state, reopened last week -- just in time for their annual Barrel Aged Week, a celebration of limited edition barrel-aged beers. See also: Take a peek inside the remodeled Town Hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 2, Corner Table's Char Siu pork jowl

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Dong Yang vs. Hoban: Bulgogi blowout

    To paraphrase noted poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of grilled meat." While Minnesota lifers know another snowstorm is not inconceivable, burgers, brats, and juicy steaks on the grill are just around the corner. If you haven't scraped your gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 3, Piccolo's carrot salad with Stilton

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 9, 2014

    Southern discomfort at Boneyard Kitchen & Bar

    Diners might have a bone to pick with the new Uptown restaurant from the owners of Crave

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 4, The Lynn on Bryant's Chicken Grand-Mère

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 5, Sea Change's langoustines

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Russell and Desta Klein's Brasserie Zentral has an opening date and is now taking reservations

    Downtown Minneapolis will soon be home to a new concept from Russell and Desta Klein, the team behind Meritage in St. Paul. Inside the historic Soo Line building, the couple is working on a restaurant complex -- complete with a brasserie, skyway-level cafe, wine bar, and wine and cheese sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 6, Burch's sea bean salad

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 7, La Belle Vie's pappardelle with rabbit bolognese

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Pisco the Night Away at the Rookery: We're breaking curfew with this drink of the week

    Pisco the Night Away The Rookery $11 You hear it before you see it: raucous music blaring and cheerful light spilling from tall flung open windows -- you've made it to the party on an otherwise sedate and sleepy main drag in Robbinsdale. Being at Travail and the Rookery feels like being a fly on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 8, Harriet Brasserie's crab cake Benedict

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2014

    Travail and the Rookery return triumphant as ever

    The team behind the Robbinsdale culinary powerhouse has done it again

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Coming soon: Tongue in Cheek in St. Paul

    This summer, St. Paul's historic Payne-Phalen neighborhood will welcome a new restaurant dedicated to serving only humanely raised animals. Tongue in Cheek is moving in with an experienced St. Paul restaurant crew and sights set on an early June opening date.See also:Best Farm to Table 2013: Birchwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 9, Salty Tart's cream-filled brioche

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon April '14

    NOW OPENBoneyard Kitchen & Bar (City Pages coverage)2841 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 11, Brunch cart goodies at the Bachelor Farmer

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishesPay no mind to the length of the line when you arrive on the Bachelor Farmer's doorstep bright and early Sunday morning. Sure, there may be a few souls ahead of y ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 26, 2014

    Spring 2014's fresh crop of Twin Cities eateries

    The season's most anticipated restaurant openings

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    5 best breakfast spots in St. Paul

    If you roll out of bed in the Saintly City, you'll find several spots to tickle your tastebuds first thing in the morning. From biscuits covered in milk gravy to crispy cured bacon, we've scoured St. Paul and rounded up the very best places to go for breakfast.See also:Top 10 meatballs in the Twin C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Twin Cities spots make Urbanspoon's list of fine dining favorites

    Another day, another national ranking for the Twin Cities food scene. This time, restaurant app Urbanspoon has released its list of the most popular fine dining establishments in the country, and several Twin Cities favorites -- the Oceanaire Seafood Room, Manny's Steakhouse, and Meritage -- made th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Meet Me in St. Louis Park: A trip to Taste of India's lunch buffet

    Many fine Indian restaurants in Minnesota serve up a lunch buffet, but not all of these smorgasbords are created equal. At some locations, the spread is no more than glorified leftovers from last night's dinner. At Taste of India in St. Louis Park, it's the perfect introduction to a cuisine that's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 16, Union Fish Market's razor clam crudo

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.This fall, downtown's show pony UNION, with its underground bar and retractable rooftop, made a major change to its main floor dining room. The Kaskaid Hospitality-owned r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    First look: French Meadow St. Paul

    For all of the charm of old buildings, they often have structural issues lurking around every corner. Such was the case with the former home of Coffee News, the cafe on Grand Avenue on the Macalester College campus that is now the second location of French Meadow Cafe and Bakery. Once French Meadow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Ask Hot Dish: Where can I get a Flat White?

    We at the Hot Dish love helping eaters find the perfect dining or drinking experience. In a new ongoing series, we'll be answering your most pressing food- and drink-related questions. If you've got a query, email us and you might see your question and our answer here. I just moved back to the Twin ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 19, 2014

    Kyatchi strikes out and hits some home runs

    From baseball to sushi, this new Japanese eatery blends East and West with mixed results

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Where to eat for St. Patrick's Day 2014

    With St. Patrick's Day falling on a Monday this year, we have the rare opportunity to rock our Irish pride all weekend long. In order to make sure you've got enough food in your belly to withstand the copious amounts of green beer you'll likely be consuming, we did some hunting to find out what some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Coming soon: Digby's in Roseville, a new concept from the owner of Eat Shop

    The Flying Swine restaurant group is heading eastward, as the folks behind the Eat Shop Kitchen & Bar in Plymouth have purchased the former California Pizza Kitchen space at Rosedale Mall in Roseville and will very soon be opening a new burger and pizza joint. We spoke with owner Michael Larson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Watermelon Crawl at Boneyard Kitchen & Bar: Head south of the Mason-Dixon with this drink of the week

    Watermelon Crawl Boneyard Kitchen & Bar $10.95 You remember summer, don't you? Denim cut-offs and dips in the lake, frosty brews and cooking things outside over an open flame? Boneyard will make you a believer in warmth and happiness again with its down-home Dixie look and feel. From the chicken wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Cave Vin vs. Meritage: A French onion free-for-all

    Café Levain's onion soup is number 34 on our 100 Favorite Dishes list. But is it the only place in town with strong soup game? We don't live in some competition-mad, Talladega Nights-style dystopia where "if you ain't first, you're last." (At least not when it comes to food, anyway.) But a search f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Romancing the Twin Cities: Our picks for a perfect date night

    Earlier this year, in a poll done by USA Today, St. Paul was named the most romantic city in America. Now, USA Today has extended that accolade a bit by including St. Paul's sister on the other side of the river, Minneapolis, in a recent round-up of weekend trips for romance. The arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Take a peek inside Allan Kingdom's fridge [VIDEO]

    At 20 years old, Allan Kingdom is poised to be one of the Twin Cities' finest MCs. The Winnepeg, Canada transplant was chosen as one of First Ave's Best New Bands of 2013, is managed by Plain Pat, and has released more music in the past three years than most artists release in a decade. We met up w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    BoneYard Kitchen & Bar opens today in Uptown

    It was way back in June when we first announced that Kaskaid Hospitality Group, the company behind Crave, Figlio 2.0, and Union, had bought up the former Old Chicago on Hennepin and planned to turn it into their next big project. After a name-the-restaurant contest, an overhaul of the interior, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Extraction Coffee Co. brings cold brewed coffee to your doorstep

    The milkman is a quaint symbol of times gone by, but we've got other delivery services in mind. As we gear up for a spring spent sipping iced coffee on the patio, we have our sights trained on Extraction Coffee Co., a new cold brewed coffee delivery service.After a successful Kickstarter campaign la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Hot Indian food truck to open stall inside Midtown Global Market

    The lights went out at one of the most popular stalls inside the Midtown Global Market when the Left Handed Cook folded into the Rabbit Hole. But Thomas Kim, chef and owner of those restaurants, hinted to us that that the stall wouldn't be dark for long. Now, Hot Indian, the food truck purveyor ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 5, 2014

    La Fresca is Grand Avenue's latest star

    Chef Hector Ruiz nails it with his restaurant in Kingfield

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 29, Heartland's apple cake

    Run by chef Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market takes the idea of eating locally to heart. The Lowertown establishment changes its menu often, but is constant in its dedication to local farms and culinary artisans. While the restaurant takes its name from the Midwestern fare it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 30, Tilia's butternut squash soup

    Tilia's famous butternut squash soup changes annually -- and so does the belief that the new variety could never outshine the old. Once again, this year's version hits the jackpot. See also: Reverse Bloody Mary at Tilia: A build-your-own drink of the week

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