It's finally balmy here in the Twin Cities, so this Memorial Day will mean picnics, grills, and all manner of outdoor eats. Of course, someone will show up with the obvious beverage choice -- beer -- but what about wine? What quaffs will go well with your holiday grub? To find the answer, we w ... More >>
BNLXFest II With BNLX, Gloss, Blue Sky Blackout, Wiping Out Thousands, Fury Things, Frankie Teardrop, Two Harbors, Pink Mink, Flavor Crystals, and DJs Jake Rudh and Ricky Maymi Cause Spirits & Soundbar, Minneapolis November 15-16, 2013 Throughout the two fast-paced nights of BNLXFest II at Caus ... More >>
How much would you pay to own a Vikings party bus?SEE ALSO: Brett Favre pubes salesman shares most hilarious correspondence with would-be buyers Some of you might be thinking, 'you'd have to pay me to take that thing off your hands,' but one Stillwater resident is asking for $6,000 for a purple-and- ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison accuses Tim Pawlenty of drinking "the Kool-Aid"-- Tim Pawlenty calls a Ground Zero mosque unpatriotic [UPDATED]-- Pawlenty's website broadcasts cryptic "coming soon" message as VP speculation mountsWe're pretty sure President Obama doesn't have to worry about who Rep. Keith ... More >>
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Guess which brat contains gummi bears?After hearing about a Hugo, Minnesota, meat market that started making gummi bear bratwurst, Orest Kramarczuk decided to make a 25-pound test batch at his own sausage shop, Kramarczuk's in NE Minneapolis. The Hot Dish picked one up for a taste test. Chec ... More >>
Rolling Stone: Don't laugh at Bachmann, or the joke's on you.Rolling Stone has uncorked a hit job on Rep. Michele Bachmann that suggests just how utterly buffaloed the national press has become by her presidential campaign. Just today, for example, the New York Times devotes dozens of uncritical ... More >>
ABC NewsWha? Kool-Aid flavored doughnuts? Just when we were complaining about the lack of inventiveness in this year's list of new Minnesota State Fair foods, we hear about deep-fried Kool-Aid balls. Creative, yes. Tasty...eh, maybe? We were kind of hoping they'd be like a Chinese soup dum ... More >>
Have you ever seen Leaving Las Vegas? If you have an alcoholism problem, Leaving Las Vegas will either cure that problem or encourage you to seek counseling. In the movie, Nicolas Cage plays a man whose life is falling apart because he can't stay away from the sauce. He's drinking everywhere: in ... More >>
Keith Ellison: T-Paw's a phoney.Who is Tim Pawlenty? Recent polls suggest that few Republicans know or care when it comes to the 2012 presidential race. And a lot of Minnesotans are scratching their heads as he moves further and further to the right to court tea partiers. Now comes Rep. Keit ... More >>
Two-and-a-half unforgivingly short months away, Owl City will be in the nation's faces again.
On this day in country music history, in an evening session in a studio on Nashville's storied Music Row, Johnny Horton recorded "The Battle of New Orleans." While his version became the best known over the years, peaking at Number One on both Billboard's Hot Country Singles and its Hot 100 lists ... More >>
Al Franken will be Rand Paul's Democratic mentor.Right-wingers concerned about their favored politicians drinking the Capitol Hill Kool-Aid instead of the tea must be gagging over this news: Freshman GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky wants our very own liberal firebrand Al Franken to be his Democrat ... More >>
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It's a hard job, but somebody's gotta do itTim Pawlenty didn't step out in front of a Waverly, Iowa, crowd over the weekend and proudly introduce his wife as an accomplished former lawyer and judge. Nope, he wanted to talk about his smokin' hot arm candy! That's an old story for men in powerful p ... More >>
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With the rites of spring starting to appear all around us and the smell of grills wafting through the air, the search for the perfect spring and summer beverage is officially on. But when you're tired of Bud Light, Smirnoff Ice, and Arbor Mist (which tends to be consumed like grownup Kool-Aid), what ... More >>
New stop motion SPAM ads really sort of kind of make you want some of the stuff.
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