Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
Friday, April 26, 2013
With squinting eyes and a smile lit up like a 1,000-watt marquee, Danny Brown began his triumphant return to the Twin Cities by issuing a warning to the sold-out crowd. "This is not a rap show. If you wanna see rappi ... More >>
The newest Twin Cities celebration of sudsRumors have been swirling for months about the Minneapolis Beer Fest, but information has been hard to come by. It was almost as if the sponsors wanted to keep it a secret. The rumors were that it would be big. The first person to mention it to me, a ... More >>
MPLS.TVAlcohol, caffeine, and...cheese?Following the recent ban of Four Loko-like beverages, Joshua Carlon conceived of its spray cheese equivalent: Four Queso. Carlon produced this funky ad for the theoretical alcoholic, caffeinated squirtable orange goo for MPLS.TV. Check it out:
Cana Cola"12 mind-blowing ounces" in various flavorsMove over Four Loko and whiskey-in-a-can. Clay Butler, an entrepreneur in California, is developing Canna Cola, a soft drink that contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
He plans to produce a line of sodas that includes a Dr. P ... More >>
Canned whiskey: There's a first time for everything.Continuing the theme of crazily alcoholic beverages in cans, Panama-based Scottish Spirits LTD is now offering whiskey in 12-ounce cans. That's eight shots, apparently intended to be shared by three people.
And we thought Four Loko was bad...
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Four Loko once fueled binge drinkers, now it fuels cars. Were you wondering what ever happened to all those banned alcohol-laced energy drinks after they were pulled off the market? The AP reports that they're being recycled into ethanol.
What the FDA says you shouldn't put in your body, yo ... More >>
The KFC Double Down: And they get worse. Much worse.It's hard to imagine that food hasn't been invented or combined in every possible combination by now, but humans are still managing to create unique new variations on things to eat or new ways to employ food. But for every delicious new idea ... More >>
We'll be happy to see these go.
Trends come and go so quickly--some of them not quickly enough. (A few we're not missing: Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmo, jelly shoes, and pegged jeans.)
Here's a recap of the food and dining trends of 2010 that the Hot Dish hopes will die a quick death by ... More >>
Here's some noise that a few Gimme Noise readers will mourn, but the majority of you might not: you won't have An Affront to Serious Music Criticism to kick around anymore. Or not quite as much, anyway. Why? Because yesterday, I started a full-time day-job after five and a half months of depraved ... More >>
Bacon--pictured here, chicken fried--is as big as ever this year!When The Atlantic published its list of the Top 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010, the Hot Dish couldn't help but chime in with our local take on each topic:
10. The Meat Trend
From charcuterie plates to dry-aged steaks, both bee ... More >>
The Budweiser frogs: as beloved by kids as alcopop.Even though alcoholic beverages are intended for adults, they're often marketed in kid-friendly formats. A recent study found Anheuser-Busch--a beer company--made the most kid-alluring advertisements, as children ages nine to 11 were more fam ... More >>
Visanthe Shiancoe just went Four Loco on his Twitter page.Visanthe Shiancoe just opened a can of whoop ass on Twitter, verbalizing the disgust that many fans felt watching today's exercise in futility.Sometimes players need to look in the
mirror and self reflect. If there is an area in your game
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Sit down. Take a load off. Read Hot Dish. It's the final weekend before the holiday season truly kicks off, so be sure to get some rest and relaxation in now. Kick off your shoes, settle into your comfy couch and pull these lovely Hot Dish stories in close. They will make you laugh and cry and ev ... More >>
"Blackout in a can" gets banned.Following on the footsteps of regulators in Michigan, Oklahoma, and Washington, the New York State Liquor Authority has banned the sale and distribution of alcoholic energy drinks, like Four Loko and Joose, as of November 19 (Utah's state-run alcoholic beverage ... More >>
Hot drinks are a must this weekend.Word is that the first snow of the season is on its way, so be sure to grab some cocoa or a hot toddy this weekend. Whether you plan to venture out or stay home and cuddle with a loved one, there is something for everyone in this week's Hot Dish. Here are the hi ... More >>
Which "blackout in a can" tastes better?The media has been all abuzz this week over the safety of alcoholic energy drinks--particularly one called Four Loko, which contains 12 percent alcohol and as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Michigan and Oklahoma have banned the beverages, as have sev ... More >>