We at the Hot Dish love helping eaters find the perfect dining or drinking experience. In a new ongoing series, we'll be answering your most pressing food- and drink-related questions. If you've got a query, email us and you might see your question and our answer here.My grandson has a peanut allerg ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.The way the early daylight slides across the rough-hewn wood tables inside the Kenwood helps hitch those eyelids open even as they protest. A few cups of coffee doesn't hu ... More >>
The flutter and blush of possibility that grips your heart and throat is so familiar. From the first playground crush, we've learned that we can't always trust when the whole world seems to stop for one anticipatory moment. It's a physical reaction. You suck in your breath, your pupils dilate, and y ... More >>
After a short hiatus, 50 Favorite Dishes is back counting down the best things we've tasted this year.More than any other dessert, ice cream seems to be the great unifier. Young or old, hungry or full, even if you're not "a sweets person" ice cream always sounds like a pretty good idea. Between Gran ... More >>
No matter if you're rolling in a hooptie. Step inside La Belle Vie and be transported to an opulent world where every aspect of the restaurant functions at the pinnacle of fine dining.See Also:2013 Best Desserts: La Belle VieLa Belle Vie throws fabulous birthday feteThomas Keller and Bouch ... More >>
I once heard someone, who was obviously not a fan of this traditional Latin American dessert, describe tres leches as "cake soaked in a bunch of canned milk." That definition, though unjust, is not technically incorrect. Tres leches, or three milk cake, is one of those dishes that makes you wonder a ... More >>
Oh, glorious hunk of charred beef. No matter what the health-food wonks say, there is a time and place for a primal hunk of red meat. No matter the reason or heft of your red-meat desire, Burch Steak has a cut to satisfy.
When Hector Ruiz's Rincon 38 opened just a few months back on the corner of 38th & Grand in Kingfield - an increasingly popular intersection for gourmands and they restaurants they frequent - we expected to enjoy some small bites and some Spanish wines. What we didn't expect was to become such f ... More >>
When dining at the Strip Club Meat and Fish, a diner needs a strategy. It's best to bring a couple of friends, people who are good at pacing themselves, and attack the menu. Order a pile of small plates and prepare to share. A great time can easily be derailed by one fussbudget who refuses to share ... More >>
"As American as apple pie" is the simile we're all familiar with, but when I think of quintessential American comfort food, I think of chicken pot pie. Roasted bird, humble vegetables, and creamy gravy encased in buttery pastry crust - it's all so very homey and soul-soothing. As simple as the ... More >>
A see-and-be-seen rooftop patio complete with retractable glass ceiling and complex cocktails designed by Johnny Michaels (like the highly recommended garam masala-spiced blood orange Old Fashioned, pictured above) were the first things to grab the public's attention when Union opened this winter. T ... More >>
It seems every restaurant is now required to have a chef with a pig part tattooed on them and a charcuterie platter on the menu. There was a time in the not too distant past when salumi was in short supply. A little neighborhood joint in Longfellow called the Craftsman (again, back when that neighbo ... More >>
Fried chicken may not be synonymous with the Twin Cities, but one newcomer to the Midtown Global Market is doing its best to boost our local reputation. When the Left-Handed Cook, Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard's Korean soul food restaurant opened last summer, one item on the menu seemed to immediately ... More >>
A closer look at some of the hottest plates in restaurants around the metro
OPENBeacon Public House615 Washington Ave. SE, MinneapolisBullpen Sports Saloon395 Robert St. N., St. PaulBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. &am ... More >>
OPENBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Cake Dodd Rd. & Hwy. 110, MendotaButter Bakery in new location3700 Nicollet Ave. S., MinneapolisCafe Maude at Lorin ... More >>
OPENBirdhouse (City Pages review)2516 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisDevil's Advocate (City Pages review)89 S. 10th St., MinneapolisDilla's Ethiopian1813 Riverside Ave. N., MinneapolisEl Burrito MercadoInside Midtown Global MarketFoxy Falafel -- opens August 3791 Raymond Ave., St. ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. Ninth St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle -- open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Ave., MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisDevil's Ad ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle - open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisEat Street Social&n ... More >>
OPENAida2208 W 66th St., Richfield Butcher and the Boar (City Pages preview)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisD Spot new location near Battle Creek1993 Burns Avenue, St. PaulDroolin' Moose9424 Lyndale Avenue S., BloomingtonEat Street Social (Cit ... More >>
If you're still depressed about Northeast losing its French accent when Fugaise closed, and if you haven't yet had the opportunity to get to In Season in Armatage, then you've been sorely lacking your recommended dose of chef Don Saunders and his exquisite, seasonally focused cuisine. So it's par ... More >>
Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>
Legendary steakhouse now serving breakfast, lunch
What a dozen seasons as a shareholder in a small farm can teach even the most accomplished cook
Allina signs on to the Sears complex; McManus takes oath
A DJ for every club, a mic for every stage: Five days in our own hip hopolis
An oral history of a single drink at ice cream haven Sebastian Joe's
For nearly forty years, a strange German couple has been photographing the great gray ghosts of 20th-century industry. But it's not so easy to see the "monumentary" in your own backyard.
Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style
The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.
Minneapolis public school officials make some hard budget-trimming choices
A dance company looks at the creeping pathos of Catskills comedy
An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions
How to stop worrying and love redevelopment
They Made their kids paint over the graffiti and throw out the gang clothes, and they thought they'd seen thelast of the 2-1 Click. Then one of their sons turned up dead in a richfield parking lot.
Barbara Carlson might be going back to the Talk Station
Bryn Mawr neighborhood association president Chris Bacon says the public-input process for a proposed bikeway has turned into "a major pain in the ass." City officials think they've found a cure: closed-door, invitation-only meetings.
Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.
The Wearing of the Greenway
Black Minneapolis meets white Minneapolis.