The third annual Kräftskiva festivities return to the Bachelor Farmer this August. Last year's mix of yellow hats, sumptuous cuisine, and the live acumen of the Shouting Matches won the event City Pages' Best Outdoor Show honors. It didn't hurt that the weather was absolutely perfect on the cobbles ... More >>
Yesterday we brought you the first half of our discussion with Top Chef star Stefan Richter. We talked woodfire jacuzzi's and party pants (catch up here.) Today we hear more about his experience with Bravo's star-making reality show, the Catch 22 of chefdom and whether he and bromantic partner Fabio ... More >>
It's disconcerting to be sipping on an iced coffee at Dunn Brother's and hear a familiar voice, though you've never met the person, call out your name. In this case, the voice belongs to celebrity chef Stefan Richter best known from Bravo TV's Top Chef series (seasons 5 and 10). In town to prom ... More >>
Its's a beer-centric Week in Food, but be sure to put down your pint long enough to check out the Bachelor Farmer's one-year anniversary party on Saturday. 7/30 In their cleverly named "We've Got an App for That" class, the Cooks of Crocus Hill staff will teach students about an array of alluring a ... More >>
How to eat like a Scandinavian
Tim Poe has been through hell this week ever since the Minnesota National Guard issued a statement Tuesday that the singer was not injured in a grenade blast in Afghanistan as Poe had claimed the day before on America's Got Talent.Poe's Facebook fan page was hit with negative comments. His ex-wife, ... More >>
It looks like America's Got Talent favorite Tim Poe is a bit of a con artist. According to a statement issued by the Minnesota National Guard yesterday, Poe was not injured by a grenade while serving in Afghanistan in 2009 as the singer claimed on the popular TV show Monday night. Poe indeed served ... More >>
Today we're wrapping up our interview with Paul Berglund, executive chef of The Bachelor Farmer. In part 1, we heard about his early experiences with food: his childhood in the Midwest, his Scandinavian roots, and his travels abroad. In part 2, we learned how his cooking career evolved after he ... More >>
The Bachelor Farmer has ladies coming and goingThe Bachelor Farmer has been garnering raves from around the Cities, from four stars from Rick Nelson at the Star Tribune to Best New Restaurant awards. Just try to get a 7 o'clock dinner reservation and you'll see just how beloved the Dayton b ... More >>
When former Stillwater resident Molly "Cruise Ship" Brandt, the only contestant on the current season of Top Chef who has Minnesota connections, got eliminated in the qualifying round with her mousseline of shrimp, the Hot Dish had to find a new underdog to root for. While smart money is on domin ... More >>
Photos courtesy of The Bachelor FarmerFootfalls on wooden planks led to the front door of The Bachelor Farmer, a new restaurant that softly opened last week. It was before business hours and a knock on a locked door is answered by two immaculately dressed young men, "Hello, I'm Eric," he ex ... More >>
Mike Starr, top center, with the original Alice in Chains lineup in 1990Mike Starr, original bassist and co-founder of the Seattle-based grunge band Alice in Chains, died today at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 44 years old.
Erratic 23-year-old captivates TV audience
"Work of Art" may be best enjoyed with cold beverages on the Bedlam patio Local boy Miles Mendenhall has been more than holding his own on Bravo's reality show Work of Art; the weekly competition culminates August 11 with some manner of highly subjective and debatable winner. But hell, these thin ... More >>
The real (personal) chefs of Beverly Hills
New York chefs are using twitter and blogs to air their gripes against customers, bloggers, critics, suppliers, rival chefs--and even their bosses.
Have you been following New York's fashion week? Following Season 7 of Lifetime's Project Runway? Boy, I haven't.
Sounds like he's channeling the rap by Larry Platt, the too-old guy who recently auditioned for "American Idol."
These Minnesotans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with incredible panache.
Minnesota's two American Idol finalists from the Fox reality show's last season will perform tonight at the Minnesota Lynx game.
Jesse Langseth, one of two Minnesotans to advance in Fox's American Idol, has booked her first show since getting kicked off the show.
You thought your painfully bad and drunken rendition of "I Will Survive" would only lead to a couple boos and eternal embarrassment from your buddies. Think again.
Lizz Winstead, Minnesota native and co-creator of The Daily Show, said she would blow guys to make rent and is even considering reality TV. Now that's desperation.
Langseth will have to fend off the Idol nuts who found out she's spent time in the clink.
Did the 20-year-old University of Minnesota student make it? We've got the spoiler below.
Gary Busey with a Ouija Board? Now that's Scary!
Who wants to spend her vacation replacing a corpse and dancing with a stiff?
Summer TV goes on a killing spree If you thought primetime TV couldn't get any worse, this summer's schedule of last-ditch-effort reality shows might be what brings you to an early grave. Tonight, ABC premieres Dancing with the Stars, where couples composed of one D-list "celeb" compete in ballroom ... More >>
Ronnie VanZant returns from the dead to become the next American Idol Not even a deadly plane crash can stop a good ol' boy from Jacksonville, Fla. Almost 30 years after his death, the Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman has apparently tunneled his way out of his grave and into the hearts of Simon, Paula, Ran ... More >>
Will the unholy wailing of teen balladeers ever end?
Could America's next top model be a nude dude posing with a roll of toilet paper?
Murder in Small Town X trades the personal soap opera of most reality programming for the plotting and rigidity of a video game
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