From hot new restaurants opening to beloved eateries closing their doors, the Hot Dish was all over the Twin Cities food scene this year. As we enter a new year, here are a few of the most popular posts of 2013.
Whether you prefer doughnuts or donuts, it's hard to nitpick over how delicious those little bits of fried dough are... especially when there are opportunities around town to get 'em for free for National Donut Day. Started in 1938, this scrumptious national holiday was established by The Salvatio ... More >>
AerosmithWith Cheap TrickTarget Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012View a slideshow here.It was fitting that Aerosmith and opener Cheap Trick would spark off their Global Warming tour in Minneapolis. Considering the two bands jammed together across the street in 1998 at First Avenue -- for a ... More >>
In a move worthy of Homer Simpson, a security supervisor at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear power plant was fired after he was caught faking a drug test urine sample.Homer certainly would've tested positive for Duff, but the Prairie Island worker was probably trying to hide the fact he had been ... More >>
Weird Al YankovicState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, May 3, 2012Can anyone make the accordion look sexy? One man certainly can. With a production crew, band, and a collection of songs that spans 30-plus years in tow, Weird Al Yankovic shared with Minneapolis his comedic brand of parody music after s ... More >>
"What's the point of going out? We're just going to end up back here anyways." - Homer Simpson
"Rock stars...is there anything they don't know?" -Homer Simpson
"An evening with Philip Glass... Just an evening?!"
There will be more work in Minnesota for Homer Simpson if Emmer or Horner get their wayMinnesota might start looking a bit more like Springfield if two of our candidates for governor get their way. Both Republican Tom Emmer and Independent Tom Horner want to lift Minnesota's moratorium on nuclear po ... More >>
Photo: MN DNRThis bighead carp was caught on Lake Pepin in 2007June 23 was probably like any other day for the 20-pound bighead carp. Meander through south Chicago's Lake Calumet. Eat a few pounds of plankton. Frighten some minnows. Excrete said plankton. But the Asian carp, six miles from La ... More >>
In the last two months, eight people have been sickened by drinking raw milk tainted with the E. coli bacteria, which was traced to a farm in Gibbon, Minnesota. It's been known for some time that anyone who drinks raw milk is essentially playing craps with their health--that's why they invent ... More >>
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Breathe Easy, 'Simpsons' Fans. The Movie Is Eeeexcellent.
You scrubbed radioactive toilets. You fleeced tots at carnivals. You ground the beaks off baby birds. You sent City Pages your summer job stories--and we didn't even give you minimum wage in return.
'The School of Rock' fails to make a joke of Jack Black
A decade in the making, an Asian gem that's neither dumbed down nor sugared up
Girding the generic sleuth with a Radio Shack's worth of gear, CSI champions the post-human workplace
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
Rupert Murdoch's minions chase "reality" with a sympathy for law and order and an appetite for destruction
There is no place to mark "none of the above" on our election ballots.