In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>
In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to "get creative" with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday battle with lethargy and we want to he ... More >>
Social House2919 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis612.824.6300; Social House websiteHours & Details:Daily from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.Monday-Wednesday 9 p.m.-midnight$4 house sake$4 house wine1/2-priced drinks1/2-priced small plates1/2-priced select maki rollsRecently, while meandering through Uptown, we decided ... More >>
Yael GrauerSocial House's Albunai roll: More style than substance.Social House is exquisite. The decor, that is. The restaurant, however, may still be a bit of a work in progress.
We arrived to the buzzing Uptown eatery at around 8:30 p.m. on a Thursday, and were promptly asked if we were o ... More >>
Brent SchoonoverThe best of this season's new street eats!This week's Dish column visits this season's new fleet of street food vendors in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The new vehicles have greatly expanded the mobile culinary offerings to include everything from meatball subs to froz ... More >>
It's a Vellee good day in the neighborhoodVellee Deli's slick black truck has been winding through Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets serving a combination of Mexican and Asian cuisines. The new mobile kitchen is owned and operated by William Xiong and his partner/executive chef Joyce Truon ... More >>
Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone potIt may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>
A slice of Korean-Italian heaven...I am not alone in my reverence of the Lady ZaZa, although when I first made her acquaintance, this lovely dish had not yet been christened with a proper name. She was known simply as the kimchi pizza among those who frequented Ann Kim's hugely popular Pizzeria L ... More >>
Kei TerauchiKorean meal is never complete without banchanRecently, the Hot Dish received a letter from a reader suggesting an article on banchan, the little dishes that automatically appear on tables at Korean restaurants.
I find that whole process alienating, since I have no idea what I am ... More >>
Kris DrakeNow that Subo's closed, we need a place for Filipino-style grilled snapper!While Twin Cities restaurants offer an abundance of some global cuisines, they're missing some critical dishes--and entire regions. Here are five types of restaurants the Hot Dish finds sorely lacking, severa ... More >>
Noticed the new Chino Latino billboards? No, they're not as outrageous/enraging as its past campaigns. These billboards feature the supersized eye of the restaurant's new executive chef, Tuan Nguyen. Nguyen, Chino Latino's first Asian executive chef, joins the restaurant 25 years into his car ... More >>
Goodbye Ringo--or should we say, au revoir or adios?On the heels of Sauce's closure, another West End tenant will shut its doors: The Star Tribune reports that Ringo has announced it will close after service on Dec. 18.
The news is disappointing, though not surprising--here's why:
These are the best new fair foods we sampled.We put on our most obnoxious-sloganed T-shirt, slathered up with sunscreen, and braved the crowds to find out how this year's new Minnesota State Fair food options stacked up to our predictions. Here are our picks on what's worth stretching the ela ... More >>
How is it that Edina doesn't have a Japanese restaurant yet? Crave has a sushi bar and Ikasu Sushi Bar & Lounge did a brief turn at Centennial Lakes, but 50th and France has seemed long past due for a spot where Edinans can teach their tots about the pleasures of raw fish. The new Raku at 393 ... More >>