Kim Bartmann's Barbette is the first Minneapolis restaurant to receive a new window decal that lets consumers know which businesses recycle. Hennepin County introduced the window decals on June 11 as a way to encourage participation in commercial recycling programs. Businesses that recycle food scr ... More >>
Imagine you're walking into a fast food joint when you happen upon an envelope in the parking lot. You open it up, and to your amazement, the thing is stuff with thousands of dollars of cold, hard cash.SEE ALSO: Dairy Queen worker reimburses blind customer after he's robbed Let's be honest -- most f ... More >>
Last month, Joey Prusak, an employee at the downtown Hopkins Dairy Queen, opened his own wallet to reimburse a blind customer who was robbed of $20 by a greedy woman. SEE ALSO: 43 years after they first met at McDonalds, man again serves sweetie a side of love Prusak's spirit of altruism is apparen ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --A customer at the Hopkins Main Street Dairy Queen recently wrote to the company to commend Joey, an employee who did all he could to prevent a woman from stealing cash from a blind customer, then opened his own wallet to reimburse the man when his efforts to stop the woman prov ... More >>
Oh, the humble cupcake. Long a presence in church basements and family picnics, the simple mini-cake frosting recipe has gone upscale in recent years. It's easy to make a mediocre one, but the bakeries below prove that making a great one is a culinary work of art. The key is to find the proper bal ... More >>
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal just released its annual list of the Minnesota brands with the top 10 Facebook likes. In the social media age, Facebook likes are a good proxy for evaluating where brands stand with their customers. Sure, dollars and cents they aren't, but a strong social me ... More >>
WestwordApplebee's: Corporate posersThe Simpsons famously asked, "If you take away our right to steal ideas, where are they gonna come from?" Entertainment is built on stolen ideas, of course. But so, it seems, is the food industry, especially in recent years. Indie food trends--from food tr ... More >>
Testing out the new Freestyle soda machine at Davanni's.Although Coca-Cola launched its new Freestyle soda machines in Atlanta and Southern California in 2009, it took two years for the sleek, customizable drink dispensers to arrive in the Twin Cities. A computer touch-screen on the Freesty ... More >>
Bored zombies. Image by mattwi1s0n‚ÄčPeople, we are currently depleting one of our most precious natural pop-culture resources: monsters. In an era where the tenor of the times seems to be "everyone around me is a mindless automaton who wants to rip me apart for not being one of them," the Zombie ... More >>
‚ÄčThis is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>
Kyle Milhaupt is in a Dilly Bar of a pickle after robbing a Dairy Queen.Kyle Arthur Milhaupt's cool treats were definitely melting away when he came up with this one. It was date night for Milhaupt and his fiance Kerri Nicole Bean, and -- since life is short -- he suggested that they get des ... More >>
New form of marijuana will give you--and also cure--an ice cream headacheMinnesotans will have to wait for a post-Pawlenty era for the idea of medical marijuana to become a reality in the state, but this story out of California offers a reason to redouble efforts once T-Paw is out the door: M ... More >>
Will Lake Harriet keep up with the concessions Joneses?With the success of park operators Tin Fish (Calhoun) and Sea Salt (Minnehaha Falls), more local restaurateurs are eyeing the high-profile and potentially lucrative Lake Harriet concessions contract available in 2011. Rodney White holds t ... More >>
Jordan Kavoosi built an empire of fake term papers. Now the writers want their cut.
Summer is the season for root beer floats, when we can burn off the calories from such sugary indulgences on a bike or the baseball diamond. We here at The Hot Dish decided to stage a float fight at a few of the Cities' ice cream hot spots: Izzy's Ice Cream, Minnesota's oldest Dairy Queen in Rosevil ... More >>
mulad/flickr The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota released their list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2010 and one food landmark was included: " Minnesota's oldest Dairy Queen, on Lexington Avenue North near Larpenteur, [was] built in the early 1950s, the building features ... More >>
Minneapolis has a sweet tooth of late
Who wants ice cream?!
Minneapolis companies embark on store-opening binges
Get dem Blizzards in a row, yo! Dairy Queen enters the iPhone app fray.
Dairy Queen has officially joined the blogosphere. Oh, and Twitter too.
New DQ deals may actually cost a few cents more.
With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?
Soderbergh's atypically marketed small-town noir
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What we talk about when we talk about divorce, and panties, and vaginas
The ambitious Heights Theatre stretches to bring upscale cinema to an audience outside of Uptown
With traditional songs and improvisational marketing, the local Motion Poets are bringing old jazz to new fans
Parents, in ways both simple and stunning, must come out too
Learning to love a landlubber
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Millions of tobacco-industry documents find a home in the crammed back rooms of the Depot
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