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  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Gavin Kaysen's Merchant may be getting top chef backing

    The rumor mill is abuzz with news of James Beard Rising Star and Bloomington native Gavin Kaysen and his homecoming restaurant, Merchant. On her blog, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl says she has it from "multiple good sources" that the money for Kaysen's new Twin Cities venture is coming in from some of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Bayona at Ward 6: A tribute-worthy drink of the week

    Bayona Ward 6 $8 It doesn't take long in our fair cities to realize that, while the scope of our restaurant and bar scene is grand, the industry community is teeny-tiny. Chances are, everyone you've staged with, bar-backed for, or worked alongside on the line is only a degree or two of separation f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Top 5 reality TV cooking show contestants with Minnesota ties

    ​When former Stillwater resident Molly "Cruise Ship" Brandt, the only contestant on the current season of Top Chef who has Minnesota connections, got eliminated in the qualifying round with her mousseline of shrimp, the Hot Dish had to find a new underdog to root for. While smart money is on domin ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 8, 2003

    Of Spices and Time

    Aquavit's Minneapolis outpost is shuttered, but fans can still enjoy its new Scandinavian delicacies at home

  • Restaurants

    January 12, 2000
  • Restaurants

    December 2, 1998