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  • Calendar

    September 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Wurst Night of Oktoberfest: Black Forest dishes up heart, tongue, and more on Monday

    from BFI's Facebook pageYou can eat the rest of this deer.​For this year's Oktoberfest, the Black Forest Inn is bringing a little something special to your table. With a renewed interest in eating all the parts of the animal, BFI' is adding tongue, heart, liver, and kidneys to their Oktoberfest br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Five Guys coming to Dinkytown

    Five Guys expands beyond Edina.​The former East Bank building at 1413 Fourth Street SE in Dinkytown will soon have peanut shells all over the floors when the popular burger joint Five Guys moves in this fall. The Virginia-based chain has something of a cult following nationally (even our heal ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Free sweets for Top Chef Just Desserts premiere

    What tops this? Free desserts!​Time to frost yourself in buttercream and sprinkle on the jimmies: Fans of the Bravo series Top Chef have been salivating over the arrival of the network's new show, Top Chef Just Desserts, which premieres tonight (11/10 central). In its honor, several Twin Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Top 5 Minneapolis street eats

    Head to the streets for some Brotherly love.​This week's Dish column investigates the new street eats in downtown Minneapolis: goat curry, Ethiopian coffee, pulled pork sandwiches, homemade lemon-ginger sodas, and more. We ate our way through the new carts' offerings to bring you the five be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Sonny's ice cream cart takes a turn downtown

    Michelle BruchLast call for outdoor ice cream.​Summer ain't over till it's over in Minnesota, and we have plenty of warm days left to take advantage of the Sonny's Ice Cream stand on Nicollet Mall. Sonny's is one of the new street carts that opened in downtown Minneapolis this year. It's near ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 8, 2010

    Street food takes over the Twin Cities

    In search of the best meal on wheels

  • Restaurants

    September 1, 2010

    Faces Mears Park updates American classics

    David Fhima returns with new Lowertown restaurant

  • Restaurants

    August 25, 2010

    Parma 8200 revives Bloomington's staid dining scene

    D'Amico-owned Italian makes strides with modern dishes

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    American Burger Bar coming soon to downtown Minneapolis

    http://americanburgerbar.com/Burger patriotism at its best: American Burger Bar​The guys behind American Burger Bar in downtown St. Paul have snapped up the awkward-shaped, possibly-cursed former Mahnattan's space at Eighth and Hennepin/LaSalle in downtown Minneapolis (previously a Pizza Nea) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Manny's vs. La Alborada in a torta takedown

    Lisa GulyaManny's stackable steak sandwich​In the market for a quick lunch? This week's food fight compares tortas, Mexican sandwiches, from two of Lake Street's numerous mercados. Read on to discover who sells a more satisfying steak sandwich.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Franklin Street Bakery II now open

    A new sweet shop for Edina​Let the scent of char-grilled burgers mingle with cupcakes: Frankin Street Bakery opened a second outpost near 44th and France in Edina, next to the Convention Grill. Even with this spring's arrival of Sweet Retreat, ever since Patisserie Margo moved to Excelsior, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Mike Phillips and Kieran Folliard launching Green Ox meat co.

    Mike "Charcuterie" Phillips with some of his wares ​For years, Mike Phillips, the man behind the 100 Favorite Dishes-worthy charcuterie at the Craftsman, has dreamed of becoming the Midwest's first artisan salami maker, and I'm happy to report that plans are in the works to make that dream a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Turkey To Go street cart roasts State Fair food all summer

    Michelle BruchFrom the fair to the mall: Minnesota-raised turkeys.​A State Fair staple is now open for lunch on Nicollet Mall, serving slow-roasted turkey drumsticks and giant turkey sandwiches. You can't miss it--the Turkey To Go truck is in a prime spot at Eighth and Nicollet. (At the Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Best Chicago beef in Minneapolis: the search begins

    Our quest to find the best sandwiches in the city lead us to Dinkytown in search of killer Chicago beef.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Cheesecake 101: Baker basics from cooking instructor Joan Donatelle

    zingyyellow via Flickr.com​Happy National Cheesecake Day! Sure, you can rush out to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate in, um, style, or you could wait until next week to take a Cheesecake 101 class at Byerly's St. Louis Park with Joan Donatelle, Culinary Shop Manager. We talked with Donatelle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Sweets Bakeshop offers free cupcakes daily

    Photo courtesy Bethany DickFree cupcakes? Sweet!​Sweets Bakeshop just launched a sweet program to reduce their end-of-the-day inventory. Every night, from 6 to 8 p.m. (5 to 6 p.m. on Sundays), guests who drop in and mention the code words "Cupcake Happy Hour" will receive one free cupcake from amo ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 28, 2010

    Patisserie 46: Full-on French bakery in Minneapolis

    Decadent treats situated at 46th and Grand

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Morey's of Motley: A great seafood store where you least expect it

    Morey's of Motley​Fresh seafood in Minnesota has always been an oxymoron of sorts. For the state farthest from both oceans, how is that possible? To people driving through Motley on their way to Brainerd, this must have seemed even more of a reach--fresh seafood in Motley? But a quick stop at ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 21, 2010

    The Depot at First Avenue and Green Mill's Twisted Fork

    Casual, chef-driven eats in the Twin Cities

  • Restaurants

    July 14, 2010

    Haute Dish's Landon Schoenefeld: Talent with a temper

    Chef has held more restaurant jobs than many retired cooks

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    The Simple Sandwich makes lunch automatic

    Touch me....there.​If the main reason you eat lunch at your desk every day is a fear of human interaction, then it's time you hit the Minneapolis skyway to explore the Simple Sandwich. Located in the Fifth Street Towers, this new locally owned lunch spot offers customers a self-serve ordering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    St. Paul Grill, Sea Salt & more: Most popular dishes at your favorite restaurants

    The catfish po' boy is No. 1 at Sea Salt​When you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Friendly's 1,200-calorie BurgerMelt? Burger Jones has it beat by a mile

    Burger JonesYou're getting fat just looking at it​ You may have heard that the Friendly's restaurant chain recently joined the outrageous-food bandwagon (popularized by KFC's Double Downs and one-upped by Krispy Kreme's Donut Burger) by creating the new

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Grand Ole Creamery vs. Liberty Frozen Custard in a battle of banana splits

    KB35 via Flickr.com​Since searching for the perfect root beer float, we had another hankering for a summery ice cream classic: the banana split. We staged a food fight between Grand Ole Creamery and Liberty Frozen Custard to see who had the best. While both versions brought us closer to 5,00 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    La Belle Vie, Lucia's, the Nook, and more: Most popular dishes at your favorite restaurants

    At La Belle Vie, you can't go wrong with the halibut​When you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 23, 2010

    Ringo offers worldly menu

    From South Korea to South Africa

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Oceanaire, Blue Door Pub, and more: The most popular dishes at your favorite restaurants

    ​When you go out to eat, do you order decisively or do you stare at the menu obsessively, as if it's your last meal? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities' most popular eateries, plus recommendations from the chefs at Oceanaire, Blue Door Pub, and more. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Lenny Russo: Chef Chat, Part 3

    ​ While Lenny Russo takes on his biggest endeavor yet, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market, opening in Lowertown next month, he took the time to talk to Hot Dish, and shared one of his favorite recipes, in the third part of our series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2, here if you missed t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 9, 2010

    One week on the raw food diet

    It's trendy, but is it tolerable?

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Tome Verte: a luxurious goat cheese from France

    Lisa GulyaTome Verte, a goat cheese sold at Surdyk's​"This is kind of the ideal time for goat cheese," Surdyk's cheesemonger Elise Steffel says. Spring brings the first good soft goat cheeses, Steffel explains, since the goats are out to pasture, where they can feast on tender spring grass. An ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 3, 2010

    Raku and Pairings fit right in in western suburbs

    One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Izzy's, Meritage, and Liberty Custard get salty--with ice cream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/3797233796Please pass the salt. ​ Happy National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day! That's right--it sure is. We were skeptical that of all the ice cream flavors Rocky Road got its own day, but its history certainly warrants a nod--especially in these economic time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    "Dirty Dozen:" produce with most pesticide

    ​There was a time when simply eating your veggies was thought to be the road to health. Now, things are much more complicated. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit dedicated to researching health issues, released their list of the "Dirty Dozen," the twelve types of produce found to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Memorial Day BBQ: Top 5 taste-tastic recipes!

    ​On a long weekend like this, with the sun a-shining, surrounded by family and friends, and a cooler full of brewskis, it is only right to fire up the grill. Here at Hot Dish, we wanted to share five of our favorite recipes that are a little off the beaten path. Clams with white wine and her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Got raw milk? State cracks down on sellers after four buyers get sick

    ​The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales. State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Fare For All: 40 percent off groceries!

    ​Most people could use a little help saving their do-re-mi's right now. While many do not qualify for food stamps or other aid because they make too much, they are still finding it hard to stay on top of expenses without accumulating debt. With the price of milk seeming to be climbing faster tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Barbette, La Grassa, and more: The most popular dishes at your favorite restaurants

    ​When you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities' most popular eateries, plus recommenda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Arugula: Produce of the Week

    Lisa GulyaWith this week's heat wave, salad season is here. For a leafy green livelier than lettuce or spinach, arugula is a great alternative, according to Travis Lusk, produce manager at Seward Co-op in Minneapolis. Introducing shoppers to lesser-known vegetables like arugula can be a chal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Chilean wines: fabulous, inexpensive picks from the Rapel Valley

    Vina Siegel​Chile is home to amazing value wines and is creating a reputation for producing wines to rival Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Vitis vinifera grapes were planted by the Conquistadors back in the 16th century, but it has only been recently that their wine has been exported in volume.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Parsnips: great ideas for a misunderstood veggie

    ​Parsnips are vegetables that prove a baffler to some cooks. Often lumped with turnips and rutabagas in the "what should I do with these?" category, they are looking so fresh and lovely at the market right now that it pays to experiment with them.  

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Are fried fish bones the new French fries?

    flickr/yummyporky​Head-to-tail dining now includes eating fish spine. Tasting Table rounds up a list of New York restaurants that are serving up fried fish bones, described as tasting "crunchy and delicate as potato chips." Sushi restaurants in Japan have been in the habit of serving leftover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    TCHO Chocolate: killer bars & baking drops now sold here!

    www.tcho.com​Early on, San Francisco established itself as a hotbed of American-made gourmet chocolate, raising up the likes of Ghirardelli, Guittard, and Scharffen Berger. The city's latest entrant into the market, TCHO--pronounced "choh," as it's the phonetic spelling of the first syllable o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    La Velle E. Neal III, Strib sportswriter, gives Target Field's eats a thumbs up

    Courtesy of the Star Tribune​Target Field's array of different concessions has made us curious about the wider world of MLB snacks. Which is why we tracked down La Velle E. Neal III, who has been covering the Twins for the Star Tribune for 13 seasons and has visited 23 of the 30 major league b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Shauna Younge: Dessert tables to rescue special events

    Photo by Tricia Little of Sweet Shibui Photography Eat your heart out buttercream mint. ​Don't get me wrong--it's not that we don't like babies. Babies are incredibly special. But when we show up at a baby shower with an authentic, organic, celebrity-endorsed Sophie the Giraffe for a friend's ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Gigi's Café dodges the typical veggie sandwich sog

    Veggie sandwiches can easily be afflicted by a number of woes including over-saucing or death by cheese, but the greatest violation maybe how soggy they often tend to be.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    St. Paul Farmer's Market: opening weekend!

    ​ Despite a slight drizzle, the peeps were out at the St. Paul Farmer's Market this weekend. Along with many old favorite vendors, there were a few new guys, too, most notably the fantastic gelato stand. They were already out of maple bacon gelato, but we plan on going earlier next week to get a ... More >>

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