Burgers, oysters, and whiskey complete the "man food" circle
Shimp inaugurates the new constructionIt's depressing to look at the shell of an old video store, because it reminds you of a bygone technology, which reminds you of your own mortality, which sucks. Someday Stephanie Shimp, marketing VP and founder (with David Burley) of the Blue Plate Restau ... More >>
dane brian via Flickr.comIf you've resolved to cook more in 2011, you're in luck: The Twin Cities boasts a wealth of chefs with advice at the ready, and they have more to say than just, "Eat out." (Though they wouldn't mind if you did, of course.)The Hot Dish took chefs' tips for home cooks f ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Joan Ida of the Highland GrillIn today's wrap-up of our interview with Joan Ida, executive chef at Highland Grill, Ida talks about her favorite cookbooks, reminisces about her grandmother's pancakes and explains how joining the kitchen staff at Goodfellow's, her firs ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Joan Ida in one of Highland Grill's festively colored boothsWhether eating barking "duck" in China or putting sweetbreads on the menu of a neighborhood restaurant, chef Joan Ida doesn't shy from adventure. Neither does she mind classic or comfort food, as her dessert ... More >>
Lisa GulyaExecutive Chef Joan Ida at Highland Grill, St. Paul For years, chef Joan Ida has worked in the kitchen of local fine-dining restaurants, from Goodfellow's to Triä to Porter & Frye. (Asked when she started at Goodfellow's, her first gig, Ida replies, "That would put an age on me an ... More >>
Fare includes pastas, kegged wine, olives, cheeses, and more
courtesy of Dawn Drouillard Dawn Droulliard, chef and owner of Fabulous Catering, is not your average chef. Formerly a singer in the bands Interstate Judy and That's What You Get, Droulliard has a rocking style that has translated itself into her kitchen.After moving to the Twin Cities in 1991, D ... More >>
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