There's officially a restaurant revival going on in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood. First Ward 6 came in swinging with charcuterie, beef fat-fried fish and chips, and boozy milkshakes last year; then Cook St. Paul put their own scratch-made mark on a long-loved east side institution earlier ... More >>
Do you like Summit beer, biking, and gelato served from a food bike? Then get your gears and rears ready for the Minneapolis Institute of Art's free Third Thursday Bike Night, happening this Thursday, July 17. See also: Five rides to enjoy during Pedalopolis
Sgroppino Louis Ristorante & Bar $9.50 What's that in the distance, Italy's famous San Marco? Il Duomo? St. Peter's Basilica? Well, no, but the Cathedral of Saint Paul is no less picturesque with the breeze in your face and the sun at your back atop one of the prettiest rooftop patios in the Twin C ... More >>
Maybe the neighborhood isn't exactly new, but several recent renovations made to the block located on 50th Street and 34th Avenue in south Minneapolis have forced a new breath of life into an area that has been more than deserving of a little attention. The area has had several established venues fo ... More >>
Seven suggestions for a romantic date night in the Twin Cities under $50
It's hard to put your finger on any unrepresented food niches at the Midtown Global Market. You've got your Mexican, your Swedish sausages, your tortas, cupcakes, gyros, Korean soul food, and even camel burgers. But the one thing missing? Italian food. Italian! There is Jakeeno's, but that's more fo ... More >>
The former Uptown institution gets a St. Louis Park makeover
New Loring Park spot embraces cocktails and dinner dishes
Just shy of three weeks ago, The Gray House, a new husband-and-wife-owned gastropub in Lyn-Lake, quietly opened in the space that was formerly home to beloved Italian restaurant Risotto.What's the story with the couple running the show, and what can you expect to see on tap and on the menu? Here are ... More >>
It's a packed Week in Food, with a wine-tasting club, Festa Italiana on Harriet Island, and a lesson in Argentine cooking. Luckily it's all spread out over the week, so if you're dedicated, there's no reason not to hit up each and every one. 9/18 Just because you're young doesn't mean you can't b ... More >>
It's a sad part of the industry that just as new restaurants pop up, other neighborhoods must say goodbye to treasured eateries. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, will be the last day of service for Risotto in its Lyn-Lake location.
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. Tim McKee's fingerprints are scattered around the Twin Cities. And we all eat better because of it. The first Minnesotan to be anointed Best Chef: Midwest by the James Be ... More >>
Kitchen WindowSarah Burt, of Saucy Burt's food cart, teaches the four-course feast tomorrow nightThe typical Thanksgiving dinner is a tradition for a reason, but there's always room to add a little spice and variety. The Kitchen Window can help you do just that with its Italian Thanksgiving c ... More >>
Menu expands to include house-made gelato, fried foods
Michelle LeonBig island flavors, tiny space.What's nice about dining in a small space? The coziness creates the ability for the chefs and barkeeps to really take time to give you their attention, and, while it's not every Minnesotan's cup of tea, you can also visit with your neighboring tables. L ... More >>
Sea Change offers upscale dining on a budget
Taste a balloon made of mozzarella, or house-made tofu
Andrew Ciscel via Flickr.com St. Paul's Swede Hollow Café, best known for its cinnamon rolls and verdant patio, has a new man in the kitchen. Ali Koroglu, most recently the sous chef at Café Barbette in Minneapolis, took over the one-burner kitchen at Swede Hollow earlier this summer. He h ... More >>
My friend Erin and I had been trying to arrange a dinner for months and finally got to it on Monday. Being the better half of the blog We Got Served, Erin usually has a list of places she'd like to go from which her dining companions are allowed to chose. Since the We Got Served post about M ... More >>
I've been in and out of the Cities for around thirty years, with relatives in in Chicago and the Eastern Seaboard. Two things that I've been unable to locate are Sfogliatelle (clam) and Coda d'aragosta (lobster tail), the signature pastries of the Italian neighborhoods. Making them takes fiv ... More >>
While Lenny Russo takes on his biggest endeavor yet, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market, opening in Lowertown next month, he took the time to talk to Hot Dish, and shared one of his favorite recipes, in the third part of our series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2, here if you missed t ... More >>
Beth Dooley is a food lovin' gal about town. The author of several cookbooks, including Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland --co-written with restaurateur Lucia Watson--her mastery of cooking with the freshest local ingredients, as well as her warm and rich writing style, are highlight ... More >>
Lisa GulyaSome spears are made for scarfing, but not this dainty appetizer from the Black Forest Inn: puff pastry- and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, deep-fried. To compare it to last week's deep-fried asparagus contenders, we took knife and fork to the appetizer, as funny as it felt to use silver ... More >>
Despite a slight drizzle, the peeps were out at the St. Paul Farmer's Market this weekend. Along with many old favorite vendors, there were a few new guys, too, most notably the fantastic gelato stand. They were already out of maple bacon gelato, but we plan on going earlier next week to get a ... More >>
In search of good dining in the suburbs
This week, Hot Dish started counting down the Twin Cities 100 best dishes. Check out what else we've been up to.
Isaac Becker brings new pasta bar to North Loop
Brianno's in Eagan slings some pretty mean "Italian-American" classics and an inability to decide left me officiating a head-to-head sandwich throwdown.
Award-winning chef presents creative dining options at the "theatery"
While away some of your precious moments with the state fair food finder. You'll be glad you did.
Heidi's Chef Stewart Woodman mends fences with a quick weeknight dessert: zabaglione.
How exactly would one choose a menu item based on their 'lifestyle choices'?
Love Relocates a Great Chef to Minnesota and the Mall's Napa Valley Grille
Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style
Who says living on a budget can't be sexy? New Uptown restaurant Duplex puts the date into cheap date.
Specialty wine shops each slice the universe of wine in a different way
A South Minneapolis newcomer with lots of haute cuisine skill and not one drop of attitude
A new south Minneapolis Café redefines neighborhood dining
A sandwich-and-syrah joint for local literati
A Reborn Favorite Offers Kitschy Dishes for Generation Y
No Wake Cafe