Northern Sparkwith Dosh, GRRRL PRTY and othersMultiple locations, MinneapolisSaturday, June 14, 2014Beyond concurrent events happening at multiple locations, Saturday's fourth annual Northern Spark was especially difficult to accurately cover on account of the incessant torrential downpour. Still, t ... More >>
The extensive Northern Spark 2014 schedule is now live! The all-night arts festival hits Minneapolis on Saturday, June 14 (and the wee hours of Sunday, June 15). This year, there are a ton of area musicians taking part in the festivities. Dosh, GRRRL PRTY, Greycoats, Chris Koza, Brute Heart, Anonym ... More >>
Feeling left out because you missed SurlyFest last weekend? There's still room for you at Harriet Brewery's annual Rauchfest, a similar celebration of craft beer, good food, live music, and local artists. Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, the brewery will be pouring its exclusive Rauchfest Lager, O ... More >>
We know -- it's hard to muster the strength to leave your house when there's a minus in front of that all-important temperature digit. But trust us that it's worth it this week, whether you're rallying to go to the (outdoor) beer festival in St. Paul on Saturday or just driving over to the Four Firk ... More >>
This Week in Food begins with pho and ends with pie, the ideal bookends to the final week in September. 9/27 Mississippi Market offers the chance to meander through Southeast Asian cooking in an entirely gluten-free fashion at Thursday night's class "Cooking Southeast Asian Flavors." The distinct ... More >>
It's a packed Week in Food, with a wine-tasting club, Festa Italiana on Harriet Island, and a lesson in Argentine cooking. Luckily it's all spread out over the week, so if you're dedicated, there's no reason not to hit up each and every one. 9/18 Just because you're young doesn't mean you can't b ... More >>
Summer means your Week in Food events can be indoors (like the excellent farmers market exhibit at Mill City Museum) or in the great wide open (the second annual Taste of Stillwater), so you can mend your sunburn or enjoy a frosty beer in the sun -- your call. 7/9 If you haven't checked out the Mi ... More >>
Baseball, beer, chocolate, charity...we're hitting all the major marks this Week in Food, and it's not even officially summer. 6/5 Start your week off right with the Wedge's class Chocolate Heaven, where students will enjoy a light meal before watching demos of ultimate chocolate chip cookies, bit ... More >>
Beer. Cigars. Wine. This week we've got paired dinners for pretty much every interest, plus Kim Ode slinging rhubarb in all its sweet and savory forms. A fairly unique week in food if we do say so. 4/24 If you're the type who appreciates having a stogie with your meal, then Tria is the place for y ... More >>
It's the time of the lilacs, when all things are fresh and new--which is why we love bringing you the freshest of food news here at the Hot Dish. Here are a few of a week's top stories.~The long awaited "Best of the Twin Cities" issue is now on newsstands and online. Tell us what you think ... More >>
With its idyllic location next to one of the best farmers markets in the Twin Cities, perhaps no museum is better suited to hosting an exhibit on "the unique confluence of community aspiration, cultural exchange, and economic activity popularly known as farmers markets" than the Mill City Museum. T ... More >>
We're inching toward farmer's market season, and the proof is in this week's events: from a CSA fair at Seward Co-op to the opening of Mill City Museum's new "Growing Strong: How Farmers Markets Nourish People, Communities and the Planet" exhibit, the veggies are in the air this Week in Food. 4/17 ... More >>
Still have your eatin' pants on after Thanksgiving's annual gorging? Because we've got plenty of food-centric happenings on tap this week, and in the lead-up to Christmas you can expect an increased intake of sweets and booze. Win/win.
Joy SummersWhy hello there, you Handsome DevilThe Mill City Museum was filled with the sounds of cocktail shakers vigorously agitating booze and ice cubes Thursday night as fans of fine liquors converged to celebrate the release of Johnny Michaels's North Star Bartenders Guild book, Northstar Coc ... More >>
MNHSJohnny Michaels Johnny Michaels has been a fixture in the Twin Cities cocktail scene for as long as I can remember. He has maintained one of the coolest and most interesting cocktail lists in town at La Belle Vie since it moved to its current location at 510 Groveland. He has written for seve ... More >>
Mill City Farmers Market and the Mill City Museum are joining forces to celebrate the Bread Festival, sponsored by Gold Medal Flour. This will be the first of an annual event celebrating the traditions of American bread-baking. The festival will include demonstrations and a bread-baking contest. He ... More >>
Everyone is German at the Black Forest InnFans of all things German and sausagey will be pleased with this week's offerings, which skew heavily toward a meat-and-beer theme thanks to Oktoberfest activities. 9/25 If you made it through the weekend without attending the Black Forest Inn's Okt ... More >>
Theater fans can pick from 168 shows
The government shutdown affected a few live music events in the Twin Cities, namely the series Mill City Live at the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis and 9 Nights of Music at the History Center in downtown St. Paul. With the shutdown finally resolved, Mill City Live will resume/kick-off t ... More >>
City Pages file photoIf you don't make it down to the Mill City Museum tonight for Spider John Koerner and Tony Glover, you'll have another chance to catch Koerner this weekend when he plays Palmfest, the celebration of West Bank music that takes over Palmer's Bar each summer. This year's lineup ... More >>
The effects of the government's failure are still rolling out this week, as Governor Mark Dayton and the GOP continue their contentious budget negotiations today and Minnesota enters its fourth day of statewide shutdown. The Minnesota History Center has announced that tonight's "9 Nights of Music ... More >>
The Mill City Live series, which presents bands in the stunning setting of the Mill City Ruin, is getting ready to kick off its first event of 2011 next Thursday, July 7. This season, Mill City invited guest curator Jim Walsh to help them book a lineup of "Minnesota Legends" that span five decade ... More >>
Your Scandinavian grandmother substitute.Are you lacking a Scandinavian grandmother and tired of waiting for church bake sales to get your hands on some sandbakkels? A new book, Scandinavian Classic Baking, by local cookbook author Pat Sinclair, rounds up recipes for the best baked goods from ... More >>
Photo: gesika22Plank Road gets the wood out.That admirable but boneheaded move - in hindsight -- by the City of Minneapolis to "pave" part of River Road with wooden boards has now been consigned to the scrap heap. The one-block stretch of "Plank Road" between Portland Avenue to 11th Avenue, ... More >>
covilha via Flickr.com As the seasons change, so do the types of events happening around town. This weekend we have two different Oktoberfest festivals, a block party (bring an umbrella), and free films.
Dinner with a little history at Nicollet Island Inn. It's a big week, eaters. Meet your neighbors, support some charities (and your wine habit), and do a little cooking with tea this Week in Food. Monday 9/20 Bust out your inner sommelier at Crave's weekly wine class. Tonight sample wines from ... More >>
The Mill City Farmers Market celebrates five years of bounty for the sensesIt all started back in June 2006, when Brenda Langton (chef-owner of Spoonriver restaurant) founded the Mill City Farmers Market on the banks of the Mississippi River, between the Mill City Museum and the new Guthrie ... More >>
photo via Red House RecordsSeeing Spider John Koerner live is a lucky thing, something we get treated to more often than, say, we deserve. Memories or wishes of north woods hootenannies and smoke-filled parlors in the sixties as all those jubilantly drunk revelers stomp and squall towards sunrise ... More >>
Photo via MillCityMuseum.orgThe Mill City has announced its lineup for this year's Mill City Live series, which is a great, low-key way to catch local musicians in downtown Minneapolis at the end of the workday. Tickets to the shows are $5, and include admission to the Mill City Museum from 4-9 p ... More >>
If you've ever driven on the Minneapolis West River Road behind the Mill City Museum, you've probably noticed the strange stretch of wood-beam road that is obnoxiously loud and now causing more problems than it's worth.
Another promising show in the Mill City Live series.
Singer-songwriter fulfills dream of playing at First Avenue
Here's a list of hot new vendors ripped straight from the virtual pages of the Mill City Farmers Market website in the hopes that it'll drive people out to this week's market: Brewery Creek Farm bedding plants and a huge diversity of melons Café Himalaya Tibetan momo made with local ... More >>
Rock photo fans take note: the exhibit Daniel Corrigan Music Photography: The Analog Years opens Thusday, June 7 at the Mill City Museum and runs through September 30
Sophomore jinxes happen when artists misjudge the pivot off their breakthrough success--they either stagnate in place or overreach toward phase two. Once Again, John Legend's follow-up to his multi-platinum, multi-Grammy debut, Get Lifted, adroitly avoids both pitfalls with a grace ... More >>
Minneapolis's restaurant scene is reborn—again!—This time with big money and farm-positive ideals.