Easter comes but once a year, and it should be circled with three markers on the calendar of any aspiring buffet buff. If done right, Easter is a unique opportunity to eat your weight in ham, fettuccine, seafood, and desserts. If done wrong, you'll end up at the kids table of an Old Country Buffet p ... More >>
Adorned with LED lights, the Lowry Avenue Bridge in north Minneapolis is capable of lighting up in all sorts of cool colors in commemoration of all sorts of events. But which ones are significant enough to warrant the ligh-show treatment?SEE ALSO: Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek thinks pot makes ... More >>
It's been another week full of the finest of food and drink news. Here are a few of the week's top stories from Hot Dish.
Nothing says "Aw, jeez, I forgot about..." "Happy Mother's Day!" like a free meal at Hooters. See also: Mother's Day 2013 brunch round-up Top 5 Mother's Day 2012 brunches
Did Mother's Day sneak up on you this year? Still want to make good with mom, but worried you missed the reservation window of opportunity? There are a few spots available at mom-approved restaurants around town and if you can't make it for the early shift remember that Sunday night dinner is usuall ... More >>
Mothers' Day is right around the corner. And just in time, the Muddy Pig serves up something that both you and Mom will truly treasure -- beer and artful gifts. On Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the bar will be collaborating with Founders Brewing Company and 14 local artists to present the Arts ... More >>
The Micranots reunionWith Mundo Libre, I.B.E., Meta, Greg Grease and Muja Messiah7th St Entry, MinneapolisSaturday, March 30, 2013It was a historic night at the Entry as the legendary DJ Kool Akiem and I Self Devine once again joined forces after a decade to become the Micranots, the pioneering rap ... More >>
Tina Fey's great, but not enough to save this film
Kevin Garnett's reputation as a world-class trash-talker who likes to hit below the belt goes back to his days playing with the Timberwolves. To take one example, during a game against the Spurs on Mother's Day 1999, he reportedly barked "Happy Mother's Day, motherfucker!" to Tim Duncan, whose mom d ... More >>
St. VincentFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, May 12, 2012View a slideshow here.Late in her performance Saturday night, Annie Clark took off her guitar and sat on the edge of stage. Behind her, the rest of her band, St. Vincent, were hurtling through a rousing version of "Krokodil," and before long ... More >>
Girl power without the Spice Girls is alive and well these days, and the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be celebrating this weekend with the Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul. If you're feeling young, stop by Station 4 to check out pop-punk group Go Radio with This Providence; if not, St. Vincent and C ... More >>
Mother's Day comes a couple days early this year for freaks and fans of Frank Zappa. The Cedar Cultural Center hosts the Grandmothers of Invention making a stop on their current tour. The show will include the group performing the 1974 landmark recording Roxy & Elsewhere in it's entirety and ver ... More >>
It's been another fine week here at the Hot Dish, and this time around we have many lovely suggestions for celebrating the mama bears for Mother's Day weekend. Enjoy some of our top picks.~Who doesn't like to brunch it up? Here are our top 5 choices for Mother's Day brunch.~ If you prefer to go tota ... More >>
Ronnie Spector, Nikki Corvette among headliners
"These are like the perfect marriage of a pancake and a doughnut hole," said my dining companion, splitting open her fifth or sixth or seventh (it's hard to keep track at an all-you-can-eat affair) aebleskiver, the spherical Danish breakfast food that is sometimes referred to more simply as a pancak ... More >>
It's getting down to the wire to plan Mother's Day festivities for this Sunday, May 13. If you aren't looking forward to spending the week cleaning your house and preparing a feast, consider these top five picks for Mother's Day brunch specials worthy of the woman who brought you into this world.
Busy week! The Mill City Farmers Market returns on Saturday, and don't forget to honor mom on Sunday with something especially delicious this Week in Food. 5/8 Creating a fun, tasty dessert doesn't have to take hours or require a long list of ingredients. With the right items in your pantry, you c ... More >>
In honor of its 10th year in business and to celebrate the opening of Angel Food Bakery (the official Grand Opening will be held over Mother's Day weekend), Hell's Kitchen is hosting a customer appreciation brunch this Sunday, May 6. Last year Hell's Kitchen promised that if it could reach its goal ... More >>
The fantastic drinks trump the decent food
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
If somehow you're not familiar with R&B superstar R. Kelly, here's the basic rundown: 1) He has one of the most beautiful tenors in all of pop music, and 2) He's a sex addict. Probably. At the very least, Kelly has an unabashed fascination with erotic encounters of the freakiest variety, and ... More >>
Toast Salut's wine dinnerStart the month on a strong learning curve in a week filled with educational opportunities related to life's most important beverages: beer, wine, and milk.
The excess of brunch: triple-fisting coffee, juice, & bubbly.With Easter come and gone, brunch season has officially begun. Have you booked a spot for Mother's Day--Sunday, May 8th--yet? If not, here are a few of our favorite places to treat in several different categories:
Like liquid Cinnamon Toast CrunchHave you tried Rumchata? The year-old rum-infused horchata liqueur was a new discovery for us over Christmas, but Tom Maas, owner of the Wisconsin-produced beverage, says Minnesota is his No. 1 market.
Biking along the riverHave you tuned up your bike yet? It's time to get out on the Grand Rounds bike path and see the sights. We've pedaled and eaten our way around three of the seven byway districts, already tackling Victory Memorial/Theo Wirth and Northeast. The last trek actually involved some hi ... More >>
Ozzie's wary unit comes to town trailing the Twins by eight games. Oh, and it's not even June.
Photo: Tony WebsterThis isn't he way organizers of Sunday's Cinco de Mayo festival on Lake Sreet in Minneapolis wanted their annual event remembered: Two teenagers wounded in what appears to be a gang-related shooting. "We are trying to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day," Jesus De La ... More >>
(Pictured: A still from Dust La Rock's work in "Scion Installation 6: Video") This week we've got a video installation show at Pink Hobo, Mill City Farmers' Market, and Cinco de Mayo on Cesar Chavez Street.
Hey there! How's your mom and them? Busy reading the latest and greatest in Twin Cities food news here at Hot Dish, I am sure. Not only are we sharing the area's food news, this week we also have stories from all over this crazy world. Here are some of our favorite stories from this week: ~Monic ... More >>
Photo: happysnapperOK, this is hardly a scientific survey. But still, St. Paul just got ranked dead last in The Daily Beast's pre-Mother's Day survey of mommy-friendly U.S. cities. Based on what? Mothers-per-capita according to U.S. Census Bureau data; educational quality as scored by Great ... More >>
The upscale North Side restaurant shows how the neighborhood is changing
20.21, the Walker's hotly anticipated Wolfgang Puck restaurant, is very good in many ways, but not great
The terrible compassion of Mary Jo Copeland.