It seems like a shopping no-brainer: instead of getting in your gas guzzler and motoring across town to a big box grocery store for your imported asparagus from Peru or heads of garlic from China, you spend your hard-earned food budget at your neighborhood farmers market, supporting the farmers who ... More >>
Minneapolis's claim to guinea pig fame can be traced back to August 11, 2013, when 81 people wound up in the hospital with suspected salmonella poisoning after eating guinea pig, among other things, at the Ecuadorian Independence Festival. The market owner was given a $1,000 fine for serving tainted ... More >>
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Fried chicken may not be synonymous with the Twin Cities, but one newcomer to the Midtown Global Market is doing its best to boost our local reputation. When the Left-Handed Cook, Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard's Korean soul food restaurant opened last summer, one item on the menu seemed to immediately ... More >>
Today we speak in defiance of this ridiculously lame excuse for a spring. We speak of that sunshine colored truck that usually would be parked outside the IDS building on the sidewalk along Nicollet Mall. We speak of freshly-made sodas with bright ingredients and nose-tickling carbonation. We speak ... More >>
It may be the official state pie of Florida, but here in Minnesota there is one iconic restaurant that has managed to produce a perfect Key lime pie. It's simultaneously so splendidly sour and subtly sweet that it inspired Izzy's to make a new ice cream flavor based on it, which is pretty incredible ... More >>
The problem with strip malls is that they all look the same - which might also be what makes them so appealing. It's impossible to judge the book by the familiar cover, so you've got to go inside where there might be a food find or a dinner disaster. Inside one particular strip in Bloomington, ... More >>
Nation-wide, the Twin Cities are famous for our ingenious skyway system, but only people who have really navigated those above-ground mazes understand that they are also a veritable treasure trove of fantastic cheap eats. We discovered a new favorite this year at Ipotli, a fast-casual Indian restaur ... More >>
The seductive power of a great burger manifests in groups of carnivores who haunt the sidewalks on Selby Avenue outside the original Blue Door Pub location. Stomachs growling, it's as if they can hear that explosive sizzle of meat hitting the hot grill. Toes tapping, they keep time as the the cooks ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.There are so many standards by which to evaluate our food. You can consider the quality of the ingredients, creativity in preparation, successful marrying of flavors and te ... More >>
Let us pause for a moment and savor the greatness that is a perfectly cooked cake doughnut. Tanned, crispy exterior gives way to fluffy moist interior. Mojo Monkey's cake doughnut is such a specimen, but it's so much more than just a simple doughnut. It's perfection.
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.Ever since Stewart and Heidi Woodman's Birdhouse opened in the former Duplex space on Hennepin, healthy eating no longer just feels like fueling up. The couple's mission to ... More >>
Do not believe those snowflakes. This is spring, and those food trucks are right around the corner. On our list of most anticipated food truck favorite dishes, these crispy fries from Neato's rank near the top, thanks to the unusual way they're prepared . These beauties prove that the best dishes ca ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. As excited as we were about Borough opening in the North Loop this year, we were even more interested about what was happening underneath it. In the growing trend of eater ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.It was hard to imagine, when the Smack Shack food truck first rolled into town that the Twin Cities had a gaping maw of lobster need waiting to be filled. Before you could ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.How did we make it nearly halfway through this list without a single mention of bone marrow? Perhaps it sounds a little intimidating (or like it should be part of the diet ... More >>
Wandering through Midtown Global Market is always a test of willpower. So many culinary delights from around the world are housed in the former Sears building on Lake Street that it's hard to choose which dish to pick. Wander over to the Sonora Grill and you won't regret your choice of one of their& ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. So far our 50 Favorite Dishes countdown has heavily emphasized food from restaurants opened in the last year or so, but this one is more of a perennial favorite, and with ... More >>
What was once a little market has been reborn as a neighborhood dining destination. Chef Don Saunders revamped the space into the Kenwood, a comfortably elegant dining room serving his artistic dishes. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner daily. One of the first dishes we sampled was his take on the ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. In Sweden, to fika is to break for coffee and a snack. You can fika midday, fika as a low-pressure date, or fika to delay getting started on your taxes, but rega ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. Rejoice for it is Thursday! On this day every week the baking angel at the Lynn on Bryant turns out the tasty, substantive pastry that is their baba rhum.
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. Plenty of dishes left a lasting impression when World Street Kitchen's brick-and-mortar shop opened in Uptown at the end of November. There's the massive burrito stuffed w ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. Occasionally, a new food truck just rolls out of the gates and nails it. Right off the bat we knew there was much to love about Cafe Racer. Making its debut on the downtow ... More >>
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As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.At your average beer-centered bar, potato skins and liquid cheese-covered nachos are about as good as it gets, but Republic at 7 Corners (and now in the old Independent spa ... More >>
While this St. Paul cafe is decidedly a Francophone venture, serving simple and generous salad Nicoise, croque monsieur, and fruit and berry crepes, French Hen's menu also extends into the American south, where the biscuits are buttery and Creole culture is alive and well.See also:French Hen and Che ... More >>
It seemed like we'd hit the cupcake threshold. There's only so much adorable sweet we can handle before the palate rebels and begs for an acid rain salt bath. Cupcakes were everywhere, and we needed break. When the new food truck A Cupcake Social rolled into town, it seemed like it was missing the ... More >>
Beignets are a fluffy Cajun cousin to the doughnut. Puffs of squarish dough are fried until tender crisp and then buried under a pile of powdered sugar. It's not easy to find a taste of Louisiana this far north, but one chef is delivering those flavors.
We've seen this kind of decadent, sweet and savory, meat 'n' dessert combo before. In fact, it's been a big trend this year, producing everything from chicken-and-waffles-flavored potato chips to bacon syrup to bacon doughnuts. But the opposites-attract concept has never been pushed to delicious ext ... More >>
Here is a solid argument for dyed-in-the-wool city dwellers to step out of their inside-the-corridor comfort zones. It comes in the surprising form of a salad.See also:Eat Shop Kitchen & Bar in Plymouth: A First Look
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. Last year we voted Krungthep Thai, the new Eat Street outpost of the ever-popular Bangkok Thai Deli, the best Thai restaurant of 2012 thanks to dishes like its wicked ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.Early in the spring thaw, there comes a new crop of street food vendors, packed with hope and delicious things to eat. Some breeze past, while some bring an unexpected new ... More >>
Every culture has its dumpling, but the Nepalese mamacha (sometimes called momo) are in a category all their own. Namaste Cafe makes them with a few different fillings -- lamb, chicken, or veggie -- but our favorite without a doubt is the ground bison.See also:Somos Peru's crema volteada: no. 50Nort ... More >>
We hope your Valentine's Day was full of hearts, flowers, and the best food and drink the Cities' has to offer. In case all that lovin' distracted you, here's a recap of the top stories from this week's Hot Dish.~Big-time openings are happening all around the Cities, with Glam Doll Donuts, 612Brew, ... More >>
It's giggle inducing, this mammoth sandwich of dubious origin. Honestly, who would look at a skinless, boneless chicken breast and think: You know, I could go for a waffle? Or a beer .... Thankfully, the people behind south Minneapolis's new Northbound Smokehouse brewpub did. Someone was just crazy ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.Flan is divisive thing. Some people find it texturally off-putting, whereas the pro-custard among us prefer it even to a slice of pie or piece of chocolate cake. Whatever ... More >>
Two cities, so much incredible food and drink news to share. Here are some of the top stories this week from Hot Dish. ~Because sometimes there is nothing better than bring a super fine meal home; here's our picks for the Cities' Top 10 takeout restaurants.~Block parties are one of the mos ... More >>
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The hot accessory for summer is a mason jar filled with craft-brewed iced coffee. Many of our favorite coffee shops are now selling growlers of their iced brew. The only drawback is that they take the DIY satisfaction out of the brew process (not to mention, some of these options are a bit steep in ... More >>
"You will not enter the kingdom of God until you repay the last penny."Woe betide the robber who broke into St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in Christmas service donations, says the Rev. William Felix.
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
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