Hello, friends. We hope you've enjoyed another week of food and drink news from Hot Dish. Here are a few of our top stories.~Find out which local restaurants are opening, closing or coming soon with the "Month in Review."~Tacos and bar food are all the rage; we explore this craze with this week's re ... More >>
Original Vodka Flight Moscow on the Hill $20 Some nights, you just want to have your cake and eat it, too. Or in the case of Moscow on the Hill and their (in)famous homemade flavored vodkas, have your cherry, and your caramel, and your tiramisu. Short and sweet, if it's vodka you desire, creative i ... More >>
It's time for the final countdown. In celebration of Arrested Development's return on May 26, we decided a food tour was in order. From variations on cornballs to juice, we rounded up some of the Twin Cities' answers to the Bluths' most-iconic sips and nibbles for the perfect trip around the metro. ... More >>
We distill what local watering holes serve up the best Scotch, gin, tequila, vodka, and more
We all know where the go-to spots are for a heavy-handed, no-nonsense rail drink, or for standard curds and tots at a table your mother wouldn't want to eat off of. In fact, sometimes, it seems like there are all too many overcrowded watering holes for the hipper set. Say you're in the mood for a be ... More >>
The only classy way to start drinking before noonHippocrates, that same genial fellow who gave us the doctors' oath to first do no harm, was one of the first in recorded history to set forth the idea that "like cures like." This in time evolved into such things as a literal belief that if yo ... More >>
So this is the new year And I have no resolutions For self assigned penance For problems with easy solutions - Death Cab for Cutie
Yael GrauerBorscht is hearty and filling--but where to go?If it's good enough for Russian and Ukrainian winters, it's probably good enough for Minnesota winters. A simmering bowl of borscht is hearty, filling, and loaded with nutrients. This week, we look at variations of the beet soup in two ... More >>
The new Marvel Bar helps make up for the loss of the Inn.We're no longer able to sip this year's Best Contemporary Cocktail winner, the Inn's Slim Shim, as the restaurant has unfortunately closed. But we lucky liquor lovers still have plenty of great cocktail choices in town, including several ... More >>
Enjoy some Referent horseradish-infused vodka at Moscow on the HillNot only was horseradish named "herb of the year" by the International Herb Association this year, July also happens to be National Horseradish Month, making this the perfect time to seek out local dishes and beverages that fe ... More >>
Hell's Kitchen seems like an appropriate place to celebrate Admin Professionals DayAccording to our handy wall calendar, today is Administrative Professionals Day. Apparently our bosses don't have the same calendar, as the morning has passed like any other in a haze of drudgery and thankles ... More >>
Sound engineer Tom Smouse has been helping Twin Cities artists record their albums for nearly a decade, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that he decided to attempt his own foray into songcraft. With the help of 100 different local musicians, Smouse has been slowly piecing together a mass ... More >>
by Marsha TrainerThe writing's on the wall.The Twin Cities are home to many killer happy hours in a variety of venues. In the Upper Midwest, snazzy joints are just as likely to discount their cocktails in the early evening as your friendly local dive bar. The Hot Dish has been diligently visiting ... More >>
Some brandy with your Alexander? The Twin Cities are alive with holiday festivities. Learn the ABCs of beer, trade in the roast beast for General Tao's tofu, and sip on brandy and cognac this Week in Food. Monday 12/20 You drink enough of it--you should try to get to know it. Learn the ABCs of ... More >>
If you cannot afford the trip to Moscow to see Les Flammes de Paris in person at the Bolshoi, do not fret. The Heights Theater is presenting the world-renowned two-part ballet in HD tonight on their popular silver screen for just $15--a far cry from the thousands you might spend trying to get you ... More >>
Moscow on the Hill 371 Selby Ave., St Paul, 651.291.236Hours and details: Monday-Thursday 5 p.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 4 p.m.-6 p.m.. Half-price tap beer, house vodka shots, and rail vodka cocktails. $5 specialty cocktails: Marusya Gold (homemade cherry vodka and champagne,) ... More >>
Our Russian guy: Jacob Tselniker of Continental Liquors It is said that the Russian word for water--voda--is the root of the word vodka, so this tells you a little about how Russians feel about the stuff. Russia vodka production is said to date back to somewhere between the 9th and 12th cent ... More >>
As part of their monthly "Spotlight on the City" series, online podcast site BreakThru Radio recently uploaded an hour-and-a-half episode devoted entirely to our local scene. The list of bands compiled for the episode is impressive; music director Lottie Leymarie explores tracks from a wide range ... More >>
Great drink deals this week at OM, Frost, Bradstreet, BLB and more...
Find out what Chef Landon Schoenefeld's got up his sleeve and what local breakfast sandwich earned a "killer" rating on this week's "Best of Hot Dish."
Ice cold vodka on a cold winter's night will make everything sunny and bright.
Lots of places want to feed you this Christmas. Here are our top picks.
Matt Drudge seems to think Minnesota's impending blizzard will debunk Al Gore.
Don't let a little H1N1 keep you from drinking. Here's five local drinks that may actually help you fight it.
Chaska High School mates making mature indie rock
We have to admit that Minnesotans have been doing some pretty creepy and bone-headed things lately, but that doesn't mean the Wisconsinites are innocent.
Yes, THAT Fastball. May1-3.
How many have you already tried? And how would you change this list?
The year's best action pic tops this week's pop culture picks
Where can a good comrade go to find caviar in a one-pound tub?
Martinis for purists and lovers of fruity mixed drinks alike
It's expats gone wild in the old eastern bloc
These eastern European cafés may tout their crepes, but you'll stay for the old world comfort foods
Novelist Ken Kalfus performs an autopsy on the Soviet state; Wendell Steavenson has Georgia on her mind
Croatia's Montazstroj crosses the border.
Independence Day restores order to the millennium.
Like many things in the former Soviet Union, rock & roll ain't what it used to be.