Mothers' Day is right around the corner. And just in time, the Muddy Pig serves up something that both you and Mom will truly treasure -- beer and artful gifts. On Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the bar will be collaborating with Founders Brewing Company and 14 local artists to present the Arts ... More >>
In the midst of the damage and chaos left in Hurricane Sandy's wake, two native Minnesotans found an ingenious way of establishing a little bit of order: a wedding registry.Recent transplants to New York via Minneapolis, John Heggestuen and Alex Nordenson were looking for a way to volunteer their ti ... More >>
Still trying to find that perfect gift for mom? Is she the kind of woman who appreciates a meal of many courses, served in small but exquisite portions? When she comes over to your house, does she dump out your salt cellar and refill it with Maldon Sea Salt? Does she love to cook but already has eve ... More >>
An Immersion blender: It's just what your favorite home cook wanted. It may seem like your foodie friend has every kitchen gadget known to man, but with a little bit of snooping you may learn there's one that they're missing, or always wanted to buy but never got around to picking up. Here ar ... More >>
Make it rain on your foodie friends with extravagant giftsGenerally, as a shopper, you fall into one of two camps. You're either the type who has more time than money or, as Christmas fast approaches, you may be the type who has more money than time. If that's the case and you still have a couple ... More >>
Yael GrauerIt's hard to go wrong with chocolate truffles.It's true what they say about the way to a man's heart (or woman's heart, as the case may be) being through the stomach. Even better is delighting a food lover with something they absolutely love, but would probably not splurge on thems ... More >>
What else is there for your foodie friends to do in the winter other than read, eat food, and read about food? Probably not much. Food books, therefore, are the perfect gift. Here's our selection of the best in local food books--available at independent book stores citywide.
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Local mixologists literally wrote the book on making great cocktailsThe celebration of the cocktail continues as bars all over town are mixing up their own bitters and infusing everything in sight with herbs, berries, and branches. People are chipping their own ice shards and buying seltzer ... More >>
Christmas foodies = delicious giftsGot a few foodies on the list of people to shop for this Christmas? Turn off QVC. I promise they don't want a juicer. The Hot Dish is here to help you come up with the perfect gift for as many foodies as you have on your list. This will be the first of a s ... More >>
Terry Allen Lester, accused sex toy bomber.Nobody got hurt, but it's safe to say that Terry Allen Lester had some explosive sex in mind when he was wrapping Christmas presents for an ex-girlfriend in December.
Waseca police say he turned a sex toy into a bomb with gun powder, BB shot and bu ... More >>
Drinking makes holiday shopping more funDoes the thought of spending your Saturday navigating the parking ramp at MOA make your skin crawl? Fear not. Yes, you need to procure some holiday gifts. But you don't need to do it at the mall. Or sober, for that matter. Morgan Creek Vineyards is ... More >>