• Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    The 10 best hidden places around Minnesota for road-trippin'

    There's plenty to keep folks occupied on any given weekend in and around the Twin Cities, but sometimes you just need to get outta town. For those days when wanderlust starts taking over and daydreams of fresh air, adventure, and great hiking trails need to become a reality, we've got you covered. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Comfort Food Friday: Meatloaf 2.0

    Meatloaf just may be the ultimate comfort food. A longtime American dinner staple, this nostalgic dish has undergone many modern twists. But if you look for it, you can still find meatloaf served up the same way Grandma used to make it 50 years ago. The best meatloaf in the Twin Cities is hard to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Dennis Leaf-Smith of 112 Eatery: Chef Chat, Part 3

    We've been spending the last few days getting to know Dennis Leaf-Smith, chef de cuisine at 112 Eatery (click here to view part 1 and part 2 of the interview). As the restaurant hits the seven-year mark, he gives us an insider's look at 112: how things have changed over the years, preparation det ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Heartland serves local, sustainable, organic for $12 or less

    What's in Heartland's basket for less than $12?​We should all be so lucky to live in Lenny Russo's neighborhood. As the executive chef of Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, which he co-owns with his wife, Mega Hoehn, Russo focuses his efforts locally--on the people who live and work cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Do wine and chocolate mix? A few tips on pairing

    The combination of chocolate and red wine often sets similar qualities against one-another​Pairing wine and food is often a puzzle, and the question of what wine goes best with chocolate seems to come up fairly often. For some, chocolate and red wine are both so delightful that any combination ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    International Edition of Best of Hot Dish: February 21-25, 2011

    Spanning the globe​The Hot Dish spans the globe to bring you this week's most important food items. With luck, this selection of stories will be spicy enough to heat up a wintery weekend.Go forkless for this Ethiopian throwdown comparing Blue Nile and Fasika's sample platters.Get your learn on wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Toast's Blandy's Alvada Madeira makes drinking dessert historic and sweet

    A glass of Madeira to fortify against winter.​Blandy's Alvada Madeira$8.50Toast Wine Bar & Cafe415 N. First St., Minneapolis612.333.4305Many needlessly fear the fortified wines, especially as a chilly and precipitous winter continues to unfold. The Hot Dish has no such reservations, so when we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Inn: A tour of the bar and menu, part 2

    Andy LienChef Tyge Nelson & Tim Niver​ The food menu for the Inn is intentionally simplistic, listing entrees and few ingredients.  "There are five usual dishes on any menu," Tim Niver explains. "Chicken, beef, pork, fish, and veg. We have each of those."  Eschewing the resume-like m ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 5, 2008

    Strip Club serves up meaty hedonism

    Enjoy the pleasures of the flesh in St. Paul

  • Restaurants

    November 1, 2006

    Cue the Applause

    Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style

  • Restaurants

    December 8, 2004

    Single Malt: Innumerable Bottles

    The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look

  • Restaurants

    December 8, 1999