We're with you, Mary Kate & Ashley: Give us pizza. Luckily for us, The Twin Cities has an abundance of pizza joints featuring pies of all shapes, sizes, and ingredients. And sometimes, the best kind of pizza pops up where you least expect it. At an Afghani Bakery, for instance. Admit it. You've dr ... More >>
It's freezing outside, and the bone-chilling temperatures threaten to drop until we have no choice but to stay put, huddled inside our homes, snuggled under wool blankets watching Gilmore Girls, and eating microwave popcorn for dinner (again). But at some point, we're all just going to have to stiff ... More >>
You are about to take your coffee snobbery to another level. You'll be ordering off the secret menu at one of the Twin Cities' most distinguished coffee shops. Kopplin's, the Merriam Park coffee institution, has made its name with an amazing selection of beans and army of well-trained baristas. Wh ... More >>
Sometimes all we want is one perfect sweet bite. Nothing outlandish, no gargantuan sundaes or mile-high cakes, just a little treat to tide us over. For an elegant dose of sugar, Mademoiselle Miel's honey bon-bon is just the thing. See also: 100: The Pickle Dog from the Minnesota State Fair
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We may disagree about corn dogs versus pronto pups, where to find the best cheese curds, and which political candidate deserves our vote, but most Minnesotans agree that there are two kinds of people: State Fair People and everyone else. Drop off an entry for a State Fair competition and it is a saf ... More >>
Kid Rock Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, St. Paul Saturday, August 23, 2014There is one vestige of the felled rap-rock era that just refuses to shrivel up and go away. This artifact of one of popular music's more unfortunate trend cycles remains so popular, in fact, that he still manages to sell ou ... More >>
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The Abdo family, the group behind My Burger, Nicollet Island Inn, and Minnesota State Fair contributors Gopher State Ice and Big Fat Bacon, is bringing a bit of Southwestern flair to south Minneapolis Saguaro, inspired by Southwestern and northern Mexican cuisine, will be a distinct departure from ... More >>
Although their 1997 heyday was a long time ago, Hanson have managed to avoid the boy band curse and they still make music that actually means something. The brothers are set to play the MN State Fair on Monday and Tuesday at the Leinie Lodge, and "Mmmbop" will most likely be in the mix, but the men ... More >>
The State Fair is literally right around the corner and Stillwater's premier craft brewer, Liftbridge Brewing Co., has announced that they've got a little something special planned for this years festivities. Instead of launching another tired (yet loved) on-a-stick inspired food item, the folks at ... More >>
One of the blackest celebrations around just began with the announcement of Depeche Mode's new world tour. The shows are in support of DM's Delta Machine -- familiar initials, eh? The album, coming later this month, is the synth-pop superstars' first since 2009's Sounds of the Universe.Running Augus ... More >>
RushTarget Center, MinneapolisMonday, September 24, 2012When the Toronto prog trio last visited us at the Minnesota State Fair a couple years ago, if they were hinting that the rest of their touring career's set lists would involve bouncing around their back catalog, then last night's three-hour pe ... More >>
This weekend marks the end of August and possibly the warm weather. The State Fair Grandstand invites various local musicians to its stage Friday night with Local Music On-A-Stick featuring Jeremy Messersmith, Dessa, The Jayhawks and more. Communist Daughter also plays at the Cabooze while Teenage M ... More >>
Another fine week of food and drink news has flown by as quickly as a summer day. Here's a few recent stories we wouldn't want you to miss.~ We take a whirlwind tour of the MN State Fair food stands and share our adventures in this story, as well as a delicious slideshow.~Also reporti ... More >>
See Also:Jeremy Messersmith on Martha's Cookies, Mark Wheat, and the MN State FairMinnesota State Fair 2012 country: Blake Shelton, Wanda Jackson and beer in plastic cupsLegendary rockabilly singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson puts out her 31st studio album, Unfin ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [PHOTO]-- Minnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesThe State Fair swing is stuck way up high for the second time in as many days, meaning you officially couldn't pay me to get on t ... More >>
Oooooh-wee, what's that smell? Smells like pigs, corn on the cob, and carny sweat. But then, a gentle waft of pheromones floats through the air -- the aroma of a 4-H gal from Faribault locking eyes with her Future Farmer of America. And the soundtrack to it all? The Minnesota State Fair's country mu ... More >>
While we wouldn't necessarily put ice cream and beer together (that beer/ice cream float idea is better in theory than practice) we don't mind that our Week in Food begins with free ice cream and ends at the State Fair Grounds sucking down 85-plus premium brews. 6/12 This sounds like the best idea ... More >>
Minnesota State Fair fans are not afraid of gay marriage.There aren't many places more heterosexual than the Minnesota State Fair: Jean shorts and sandals with socks are worn without irony; everything is fried, put on-a-stick, and fried again; and young married couples walk around with whole broo ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessAs part of our ongoing coverage of music at the Minnesota State Fair, we sent photographer Erik Hess to catch salsa kingpin Marc Anthony in the Grandstand last night -- and he returned with some incredible images. Click here for Erik's full slideshow, and see below for links to ... More >>
KCCI's Eric Hanson tries deep-fried butter at the Iowa State Fair.It's made its way to the Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas, and Iowa State Fairs. Even something called the Canadian National Exhibition has served it. Paula freaking Dean has a recipe for the stuff. But, alas, there's no deep fried bu ... More >>
Even tomatoes can be weird...What a week! Hot Dish celebrates the oncoming weekend with our picks for the weird, the wonderful and even a post that is truly both.Burrito Loco's Charlie Sheen - a "winning" drink? WEIRD.Rachel Ray cooks her family and her dog? That's WEIRD.Snack Shack lobster laude ... More >>
Merch at NYC's "MN State Fair Affair."Hundreds of New York City's Minnesota expatriates--clad in Twins caps, U of M and Carleton shirts, vintage North Stars jerseys--gathered in Gowanus, Brooklyn last weekend to recreate one of their home state's finest traditions with the Minnesota State Fai ... More >>
Photo: Crystal GrobeLocal chefs cooking today at the fair.At the Minnesota State Fair we all make mistakes. With temptations on every corner, before you know it you've run out of money and inhaled a week's worth of calories. But there is one place to find gourmet, healthy cooking: Minnesota Cooks ... More >>
These new foods are unlikely to become classics.When we heard about the new foods at this year's Minnesota State Fair, some sounded great, others gruesome. Would the latter taste as awful as we feared, or would we be eating our words? Here are several we sampled that aren't worth loosening th ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comThis Texas treat defies locavore logic. It's here! The list of the new foods to be found at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair has been released, and there's a lot to get excited about. Somewhere between the deep-fried cheeseburger sliders at Axel's and the deep-fried shortcake at G ... More >>
If these results are correct, it would be the first time during this human pandemic that it spread to animals.
We know the drill: Plop your kid on random Minnesota State Fair objects. Wait to see what happens.
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The best place to hold on to memories of the fair is through the eyes of regular folks on photo sharing sites such as Flickr.
You know why the greatest event of the year now has to madly try and save face so people still show up for the big Labor Day weekend? Those horny 4-H kids had a little too much fun at the fair and probably spread that H1N1 like candy.
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
You won't believe what California fairgoers can find stuffed between a Krispy Kreme...
The full lineup of free music includes some very promising local acts.
Local TV news groupies, hormone-charged Midway mavens, and that old fall feeling