Two weeks ago, we told you about the first ever Girls Got Rhythm Fest taking place at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul on May 11-12. The two-day, female-focused music festival is headlined by Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector, as well as the Tokyo rockabilly trio the 188.8.131.52's an ... More >>
Washington Avenue location expands Zen beyond the skyway
"Just RUN! You'll understand why later!"We here at the Hot Dish are an adventurous bunch. We're usually the first in line to try a new product or a new recipe, no matter how bizarre or outlandish they may seem at first. But we draw the line somewhere, and these three stories currently kicki ... More >>
It's a Japan grand slam
It's a play about taking chances
Two-for-ones on Twins home game days at the Wondrous Azian Kitchen. It's an Asian-heavy week in food, and we're not complaining. Rare is the week when we get to kick things off with sushi at Tom Pham's and wrap it up sucking down sake at Moto-i, with a visit to Sawatdee wedged safely in betwe ... More >>
TopatoMaybe Blinky makes a guest appearance in the Mississippi this summer?Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency say it's raining radiation in St. Paul as a result of the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. The readings show elevated levels of radioactive iodine-131 i ... More >>
Kris DrakeNow that Subo's closed, we need a place for Filipino-style grilled snapper!While Twin Cities restaurants offer an abundance of some global cuisines, they're missing some critical dishes--and entire regions. Here are five types of restaurants the Hot Dish finds sorely lacking, severa ... More >>
The Books and Black Heart ProcessionOctober 30, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterIf writing about music is indeed like dancing about architecture, then describing the music of the Books is a bit like waltzing about Gaudí, as their elusive, entrancing sound is liquid and stylish, just like the work of th ... More >>
photo courtesy Vogue JapanThis year's hottest--and grossest--foodie Halloween costume.This Halloween, the Hot Dish plans to shut off the porch light and keep all the candy to ourselves, because we're waaaay too scared of encountering one or more meat dress-clad Lady GaGa impersonators--and ha ... More >>
riNux via Flickr.com Food & Wine has a slideshow of some of the world's weirdest restaurants. The spots seemed aimed to kill diners' appetites, whether it's eating on the can (Modern Toilet in Taiwan), in the can (a prison in Italy), or ordering off a coffin-shaped drink menu (Christon Cafe i ... More >>
flickr/yummyporkyHead-to-tail dining now includes eating fish spine. Tasting Table rounds up a list of New York restaurants that are serving up fried fish bones, described as tasting "crunchy and delicate as potato chips." Sushi restaurants in Japan have been in the habit of serving leftover ... More >>
How can mixing chocolate and cheese be wrong?
Hutton goes head-to-head with perilous menu items
The hits just keep on coming.
Traditionally, sushi is made with local, seasonal ingredients reports the Atlantic.
Reservation for "one" or "two"?
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