Oh, man, who wants a drink? Some nights call for a darker than average drinking spot. Somewhere that serves stiff drinks without an attitude. A place where jeans are invited and dirty-sloganed T-shirts are plentiful. A joint with a great jukebox, beers on tap that don't have any ironic advertisin ... More >>
It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from TheDaily.com re ... More >>
The Wisconsin legislature is circulating a proposal to make the cream puff their state dessert, which got me to thinking: Why doesn't Minnesota have a state dessert?
Our state fruit (the Honeycrisp apple), state grain (wild rice), and state mushroom (the morel) all seem to be relevant sourc ... More >>
Dinner Bell, Lacy LarsonSaturday's Seventh Annual Hotdish Revolution! at the Grace Center saw a number of fine warm casseroles and Jell-O creations compete for ribbons, bragging rights and true NE works of art. The event was organized by the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association (HNIA) and ... More >>
Step right up to the counter.The corner of Franklin and Nicollet avenues was known for years as the home of Acadia, and after that Tillie's Bean. But now a guy with a background in coffee equipment and title insurance (yep, it's true), Jeremy Konecny, aims to give the venerable old space some lif ... More >>
courtesy of Nordic WareA Bundt for all seasonsWe're kickin' it old school this week in food thanks to events that harken back to a time when every table in the state sported a steaming hotdish and a sticky-sweet Bundt for dessert. Dig in!
Get out your baking dish.The seventh annual Hotdish Revolution! competition comes to the Grace Center on April 30. A fundraiser for the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association, the event is a gleeful contest for hotdish makers and aficionados, as celebrity judges decide who will reign suprem ... More >>
The Budweiser frogs: as beloved by kids as alcopop.Even though alcoholic beverages are intended for adults, they're often marketed in kid-friendly formats. A recent study found Anheuser-Busch--a beer company--made the most kid-alluring advertisements, as children ages nine to 11 were more fam ... More >>
Considering your girlfriend's 80-year-old grandma spent all day peeling potatoes and baking pumpkin pies, you'd better not show up to supper empty handed. While flowers are always a classy hostess gift, here are five great, locally made, edible options. Your hosts can serve them, send them ho ... More >>
A man and a woman spooning in "Nine 1/2 Weeks"Food lovers call it "food porn"--those mouthwatering pictures of meals that are so enticing they can make eating seem like a sexual experience. Those two primal urges--food and sex--have been linked probably since Eve took her first bite of the ap ... More >>
Fourth of July it up!
Getting ready for some sky rockets in flight? So are we, there's Jell-O to be molded, flag cakes to be Cool Whipped, and watermelons that need to be halved and jagged around their edges. But before we get to that we want to make sure you didn't miss some of the great st ... More >>
Photo: TMAB2003Dangerous weaponry in AustinSo Matthew Novak and Naomi Snoozy decide they're going to do the honorable thing and confront a handful of neo-Nazis at one of those typically tiny little racist rallies that draw more protesters and TV cameras than actual Hitler wannabees.
The prot ... More >>