It's Labor Day at the Minnesota State Fair, and Stewart Woodman is vying for the public's attention. Three days earlier, he challenged fairgoers to crash his cooking demonstration with "the craziest Woodman story." No one does. Instead, the crowd eagerly lines up for a taste of his chicharron and ... More >>
Mini hamburgers and chicken meatballs anyone? Oh no, not for you Hot Dish reader. This food truck is rolling into town to serve the four-legged set, an oft-overlooked segment of the street food market. Catch Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck on its national tour at one of four stops in the Twin Cities area ... More >>
From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback
Chiles, chutneys, and chicken feet make for unique, delicious holiday treats
A tasty new addition comes to Midtown Global Market: Asian soul food
diymusician.cdbaby.comJust say no to EVOO!With life seeming to move at an ever-quickening pace, we often resort to abbreviations--'breves, if you will--to keep up. But when it comes to food writing, here are five words that should never, ever be shortened because they are just. so. annoying ... More >>
Mo PerryGoodbye Preston's, hello RepublicGone is the pervasive smell of bleach in the entryway of the building on Seven Corners that housed Sgt Preston's. There's no longer a need to cover up the unsavory smells of collegiate debauchery. The fishbowls of booze are gone; the bar-top game co ... More >>
Food Network fail. Big time.Food Network Humor pointed us to the October issue of Tails Magazine (yep, for all you animal lovers out there!), which shows Food Network star Rachael Ray on the cover apparently finding inspiration in "COOKING HER FAMILY AND HER DOG"? (As if the magazine's tellin ... 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 >>
For the friend who prefers a Vitamix over paying the rentLast week we discussed the Top 5 entry-level gifts for the folks on your list who are just dipping their toes into culinary waters. This week we're back with five suggestions for your friends who scoff at Rachael Ray, wouldn't deign to ... More >>
Martin OuimetThis is the last installment of our interview with baker Solveig Tofte, whose baked goods and quick laugh will go public again in mid-March when Tofte opens her own bakery/breakfast spot, Sun Street Breads. Today Tofte reveals her pyromaniac side and shares a recipe with readers ... More >>
Canned and deliciousTis the season to buy a pumpkin, gut it and carve it to hell. But did you know pumpkins are laden with antioxidants and beta carotene? That's right, the rotund orange squash has more to offer than crispy seeds and general jack-o-lantern jackassery. In this month of chocol ... More >>
Day two of the National Poetry Slam held another set of preliminary bouts. Across the downtown area groups of four teams battled it out for first place and a spot in Friday's semifinal round. For day two City Pages camped out at Wild Tymes for the evening. The first bout featured teams from A ... More >>
You're front row, dead center at a show for your favorite band, they've just played your second favorite song, and you can't wait to hear what's next. There's a short pause in between songs--the singer thanks the crowd, the bassist cracks a private joke to the drummer, and meanwhile, in a matter ... More >>
www.lilybloomskitchen.comWorthy of national media attention? Hot Dish puts 'em to the test.Rachael Ray thinks Lily's Bloom macaroons are, well, "Yummers!" So much so that she featured them as the "snack of the day" on this afternoon's show. The cookies are made by Larry Shiller, who launched ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidorian/106713617/Mm . . . carbtastic. In a surprising twist, the concern over childhood obesity does not lie in chicken nuggets, pizza poppers, or chocolate chip cookies baked just past raw. According to the government, the immediate culprit is that fatty, fatty 2 ... More >>
What with sushi showing up in school kids' lunchboxes these days, it's hard to remember that there was a time when Japanese food was foreign stuff. One of the local pioneers in the category, Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar, located at 1333 Nicollet Mall, is celebrating its 30th anniv ... More >>
Lookbook, Grant Hart, Gay Witch Abortion, Off With Their Heads, and many more blaze their own trails at the festival
From Acai to DIY, is there anything they missed?
Here's to holiday foodgasms. Happy Holidays, Hot Dishers!
Because Thanksgiving isn't all sumptious food and super-fun relatives.
The pop singer pulls a 180 and releases an album of acoustic songs.
Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP actually gives us some news we can use.
Lady Gaga, the new Wilco album cover, and Megashark. Gimme Noise takes time out of a warm spring day to get some hating done.
You know what ticks off Fake James Lileks more than propellers? NewsBreak Day 2, that's what.
Live music? Pot roast? Cupcakes? Beer? A meat raffle? For free?
We truly are in the end of days. Armageddon is at hand. Repent now.
At SXSW, fresh air and stale beer come to an industry's rescue
Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat
Here are the top-selling books heading toward Minneapolis just in time for Christmas, according to Amazon.com...