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 >>
As per usual, the online community has been eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will make the cut for the current round of Bravo TV's Top Chef; a reality TV series that pits chefs from around the country against each other in a variety of culinary challenges in order to win the title of 'Top Ch ... 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 >>
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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 >>
Erratic 23-year-old captivates TV audience
(Pictured: Artistic hopeful Jamie Lynn)We've watched reality show contestants compete for money, for marriage, and for mediocre modeling careers. In Work of Art, the Next Great Artist, talented creative types will demonstrate their genius through weekly challenges. Should they win, they will have ... More >>
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