• Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    This Is the Line of Locally Cured Meats You've Been Waiting For: Red Table Meat Co.

    Red Table Meat Co. is now in full production and distribution mode with the release of an impressive array of custom cured meats.

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    April 18, 2014

    Ask Hot Dish: Where can I eat out if I have food allergies?

    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 >>

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    March 14, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 22, The Kenwood's smoked trout hash

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Al's vs. Fat Nat's: Dueling Diner Pancakes

    One of the most interesting things about diner pancakes -- which, at their worst, are as flat as Kansas and taste like blanket -- is that humans have been making them forever, potentially as far back as the Stone Age. Yet this ubiquitous breakfast dish elicits strong personal associations -- being ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Corner Table's Pork Belly, 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 1

    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 >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Sweet Science's rhubarb cinnamon almond ice cream: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 2

    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 >>

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    May 23, 2013

    La Belle Vie's sweet pea tortelli: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 3

    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 >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Harriet Brasserie's tres leches cake: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 4

    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 >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Burch's steak: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 5

    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.

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    May 14, 2013

    Rincon 38's Pulpo: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 6

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    The Strip Club's Tenderloin Schiacciatta: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Lucia's chicken pot pie: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 8

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Mike Phillips's Three Sons Meats charcuterie: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    The Left-Handed Cook's 21 Spice Fried Chicken: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 12

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    March 13, 2013

    Our favorite Twin Cities food trends

    A closer look at some of the hottest plates in restaurants around the metro

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Chef's Day Off: Where Lisa Hanson of Mona likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon December '12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon November '12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon August '12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon June '12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon May '12

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon April '12

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Don Saunders taking the helm at Kenwood Cafe

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Replacements Archives: Twin Tone Madness, Garage Rock Mania

    ​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 >>

  • Restaurants

    October 29, 2008

    Manny's attempts to raise the steaks—er, stakes

    Legendary steakhouse now serving breakfast, lunch

  • Restaurants

    October 11, 2006

    Spinach, Salad, and the Seasons

    What a dozen seasons as a shareholder in a small farm can teach even the most accomplished cook

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005

    Overheard: Goodman reads her own press

    The gist of the story was that Lisa Goodman, who represents parts of downtown, as well as Lowry Hill and Kenwood, is a rather cutthroat politician

  • News

    April 28, 2004
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    September 17, 2003

    Blazin' on $20 a Day

    A DJ for every club, a mic for every stage: Five days in our own hip hopolis

  • Restaurants

    May 7, 2003

    Karlen's Karma

    An oral history of a single drink at ice cream haven Sebastian Joe's

  • Arts

    March 19, 2003

    The Dream Factory

    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.

  • Restaurants

    December 11, 2002

    Pride of the Prairie

    Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style

  • News

    October 2, 2002

    Artistic License, Revoked

    The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.

  • Books

    November 28, 2001

    Survival of the Biggest

    Minneapolis public school officials make some hard budget-trimming choices

  • Arts

    March 15, 2000

    Take My Life--Please

    A dance company looks at the creeping pathos of Catskills comedy

  • Restaurants

    September 1, 1999
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    March 10, 1999
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    August 1, 1998
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    July 1, 1998
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    June 1, 1998
  • News

    April 15, 1998

    From 2-1 to Zero

    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.

  • News

    April 15, 1998

    Broad Casting

    Barbara Carlson might be going back to the Talk Station

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Trail of Fear

    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.

  • News

    July 16, 1997

    What Makes Barbara Run

    Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.

  • News

    March 12, 1997
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    January 22, 1997
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    December 11, 1996

    Trash Talk


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    June 5, 1996
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    December 20, 1995
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    October 25, 1995
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