Polish your steins, put a feather in your cap, and make amends with your liver: An early Oktoberfest celebration is moving to downtown for three days in mid-September. September 12 through 14, Oktoberfest will take place in a parking lot near Target Center on N. 10th St. The party will feature abou ... More >>
Late last week, a reader sent City Pages a photo showing men dressed in German SS uniforms seated in the main dining room of northeast Minneapolis restaurant Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit surrounded by Nazi flags. The source, who wishes to remain anonymous, had himself received the photo from a friend, ... More >>
"Tapes move; they are real," says Always Human Tapes label artist Ian Lehman. "When I bought my first car, I had a high-end tape deck installed. I made mix tapes for the car all the time instead of always shuffling through CD's looking to hear a couple of songs." Indeed, it's hard to deny the nostal ... More >>
Fall is on the way and that means it's time to break out the lederhosen. Oktoberfest celebrations are nearly and the folks at New Bohemia Wurst Bierhause in Nordeast are ready to kick up their heels, slap some knees and toss back a few brews. Here's the low down on their weekend long bash.See Also ... More >>
The fast-casual restaurant splendidly combines European beer hall and Chicago hot-dog stand
In what reads like a declaration of war against the Native Mob, several Duluth buildings -- including a church shed -- were tagged with gang signs this weekend, most prominently the symbol of the Gangster Disciples. Among the tags: "War on Native Mob," "Shoot 2 Kill," and "Gangster Diciple [sic] H ... More >>
After just a few months of construction and remodeling at the old Panera Bread on East Hennepin, the space has been transformed into an entirely new type of eatery. New Bohemia Wurst and BierHaus, a European-style beer hall, opens at 4 on Tuesday evening.Here's more about the concept and specifics a ... More >>
What's in Heartland's basket for less than $12?We should all be so lucky to live in Lenny Russo's neighborhood. As the executive chef of Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, which he co-owns with his wife, Mega Hoehn, Russo focuses his efforts locally--on the people who live and work cl ... More >>
Who has the best Twin Cities tube steaks?While the Twin Cities may not exactly be Chicago where hot dogs are concerned, we've still managed to establish a pretty diverse sausage scene. There are a few familiar faces on this list of Top 10 best places to grab a wiener, including past City Pages Be ... More >>
Le Cordon BleuTechnique serves halibut with a side of tomatoes, peas, and corn and fava bean succotash.Formerly the Minnesota Room, Technique is a restaurant staffed by students at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Mendota Heights. Technique offers a three-course lunch for $10, o ... More >>
Everyone is German at the Black Forest InnFans of all things German and sausagey will be pleased with this week's offerings, which skew heavily toward a meat-and-beer theme thanks to Oktoberfest activities. 9/25 If you made it through the weekend without attending the Black Forest Inn's Okt ... More >>
Don't be caught like a deer in the headlights: plan your Oktoberfest celebration!The Black Forest restaurant kicks off its famous 10-day Oktoberfest celebration this weekend. On Friday, they'll host their annual Prost! Night (with celebrity keg tapper and KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard). Sa ... More >>
The collapsed Metrodome makes a comeback.Centerplate, a concessions provider for entertainment venues, convention centers, and sports stadiums, announced its new menu items for the 2011 NFL season at the Metrodome. If you're looking for Vikings-watching fuel, here's what you can expect:
Guess which brat contains gummi bears?After hearing about a Hugo, Minnesota, meat market that started making gummi bear bratwurst, Orest Kramarczuk decided to make a 25-pound test batch at his own sausage shop, Kramarczuk's in NE Minneapolis. The Hot Dish picked one up for a taste test. Chec ... More >>
Awash in tasty German brewsThe lead-up to a long weekend of Fourth of July tomfoolery is heavy on beer events, which will be handy for stretching out your stomach in anticipation of hot dogs and potato salad. Embrace it.
DIY veggie sushi at the Wedge this weekIt's technically April, but the weather hasn't cooperated enough to officially declare patio season open for business just yet (remember last year when we hit 81 degrees on April 1? Sigh.) Luckily there are plenty of food-related activities to distract y ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerGerman kuchenThe scene is a community center basement in rural South Dakota. Your ticket in hand, you wait in line as one after another, satiated women and very pregnant-looking men, suspenders stretched over their stuffed bellies, exit the dining room, freeing up space for ... More >>
House-infused, Black Forest styleRoasted Walnut Infused Vodka$6The Black Forest Inn1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis612.872.0812After many months of doing the high brow thing, the Hot Dish wanted to take a walk on Eat Street and do the unthinkable -- have some vodka. So we slipped into The Black Forest ... More >>
Kate N.G. Sommers December is here, and that means holiday treats. As a society, food is as traditional as it comes, provoking the digital onslaught of latke recipes, how to cook a turkey in 2,341 different ways, and of course, holiday cookies. Being a traditionalist, I bake the same cookies ... More >>
Photo courtesy subMercerSausage-obsessed DJ My Cousin Roy, aka Roy Dank, has been super busy lately. Actually, it's kind of unfair to refer to him only as a DJ, since Roy juggles spinning records all over the world, throwing parties, making tracks, and running both a record and clothing label out ... More >>
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 >>
It's not yet October, but it's time to fest!What do desperate hausfraus, meter-long bratwurst, and dachshund races have in common? They're all part of upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations in the Twin Cities. So squeeze into your lederhosen and polish your steins: Here are several German-beer-d ... More >>
Courtesy of Schell's BreweryIn 150 years, Schell's never inflicted habanero beer, maple syrup beer or peaches and cream beer on an unsuspecting public, but the brewery did make these beers for another company during the 1980s.After 150 years, Schell's Brewery continues to brew its beer from ... More >>
tiki-kiliki/flickrTo wash down all the meat.Meat. This week the Hot Dish was all about carnage. Big meat sandwiches, bratwurst, steak, charcuterie: roasted, fried, BBQed, and boiled. Read all about some of this week's meat-filled highlights here: ~Teddy Hobbins takes on a truly epic sandwich: ... More >>
Tj's Country Corner, a place of bratwurst dreams.For National Bratwurst Day, which is unofficially Monday, August 16 (there is another school of NBD that celebrates August 3), we wanted to praise the brat by visiting the place that calls itself "The Best of the Wurst": TJ's Country Market in Maht ... More >>
As a second tribute to National Bratwurst Day, here's an unusual opportunity at one of our favorite places to get wurst--Black Forest Inn:Do you fancy yourself an artist who really loves Oktoberfest? Then you should check out Black Forest Inn's Oktoberfest menu contest. The winning design will be ... More >>
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