• Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    8 Best Bets for Local Candy This Halloween

    Halloween isn't just for kids anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean you want to gorge yourself on fun-sized Snickers, Pixy Stix, and Skittles (but, hey, no judgement if you do). Check out the offerings from these Minnesota candy makers that will take your holiday to the sublime, whether you're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Minneapolis Farmers Market on the Mall brings fresh fare to downtown set

    While the artisanal farmers markets in our beloved Twin Cities are ridiculously charming, there is also a certain beauty to serving a wide swath of diverse people with a large selection of vegetables, goods, and bargains in a convenient location. That's where the Minneapolis Farmers Market on the Ma ... 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 >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2014

    Jeremy Messersmith lets it bleed

    The musician releases his first full-length album in four years, Heart Murmurs

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    La Belle Vie throws fabulous birthday fête

    La Belle Vie, widely recognized as the pinnacle of Minnesota fine-dining threw itself a birthday party to celebrate its 15 years, inviting the well-to-do to mix with the well-known chefs both present and past who have contributed to the success of this storied restaurant.  The Hot Dish was luck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Bar La Grassa has Italian galore for under $12

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. It's big. It's boisterous. It's a little bit of Manhattan's Mulberry Street brought to the Midwest. Welcome to Nancy St. Pierre and Isaac Becker's Bar La Grassa. "Bar L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Johnny Michaels, La Belle Vie mixologist, opens up about his past, his craft, and his new book

    MNHSJohnny Michaels ​Johnny Michaels has been a fixture in the Twin Cities cocktail scene for as long as I can remember. He has maintained one of the coolest and most interesting cocktail lists in town at La Belle Vie since it moved to its current location at 510 Groveland. He has written for seve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed dies after Memorial Day weekend shooting

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed has been identified as the 26-year-old man who was shot late Sunday night near the corner of Groveland and Nicollet avenues, just south of downtown Minneapolis. Police say he died this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center. The shooting was one of five Sunday night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Coastal Seafoods Turns 30: Chef Chat, part 1

    Twin Cities GourmandSuzanne Weinstein, back in the day​People from the East and West Coasts pity us here in Flyoverland for many reasons: our backwards, primitive culture; the dearth of music and theater; and of course, our lack of access to decent seafood, being so far from coastal civilizati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Man shot dead in his car in Stevens Square

    A man was shot dead in his car in Stevens Square early today.

  • Restaurants

    March 22, 2006

    Have It All, Eat It Too

    La Belle Vie is back: Momentous, stately, and the best restaurant in the history of Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2005

    The arcade fire down below

    Since 2001, the Twin Cities Pinball Enthusiasts have been searching arcades, bars, and bowling alleys for the area's best machines. If you're looking to slam down a roll of quarters and taunt everyone with your mad ballin' skills, go someplace else. The TCPE is not a league, but rather a group of pe ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2000

    Hell on Wheels

    From small-town Lois Lane to south Minneapolis waitress to city-hall power broker: Lisa McDonald has come a long way. Now is she ready to go full throttle?

  • Books

    April 7, 1999

    Log Jam at Old Steepy

    Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.