The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Kimberly Hull was set graduate in a few weeks from the University of Minnesota.This rotten, cold, damp April was no match for more than 100 bike riders who turned out yesterday evening for a memorial ride through Dinkytown in honor of Kimberly Hull, the U of M student who died last week when ... More >>
Extra virgin...honey?Move over EVOO, it's time for EVH to get the attention it deserves.
Raw, or extra virgin honey, like this jar from Wolf Farms in western Wisconsin, is not heated or filtered--the unprocessed stuff may contain cappings wax, bits of propolis and pollen--and along with it all ... More >>
A plate of Kowloon Bay in Stadium Village. It's hard to contain one's excitement for summer foods as winter finally, reluctantly gives way to spring. We want fried catfish po'boys, State Fair corn dogs, and above all to grill, baby, grill! But while it's snowing in April, it's easy to forget what ... More >>
New Prague's finest dairyThere are so many things to love about Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream -- the charming returnable one pint bottles, its MOSA organic designation and its local roots to name a few. But honestly, they have us at the cap of cream, which we like to call butterfat. The thick ... More >>
Curry, Vietnamese-style, at Gangchen.Gangchen restaurant, at 18th and Nicollet, is an unexpected, but useful hybrid, combining pan-Asian fare with a surprisingly hoppin' bar scene--the place stays open 'till 2 a.m. every night!
Gangchen is billed as a Tibetan restaurant, but there aren't many me ... More >>
The Benedict 2.0 at Tilia.We started this list with one of the most humble breakfast foods and we're ending it with one of the most refined: the corn bread waffles Benedict at the new Tilia in Linden Hills.
Chef Steven Brown and crew bring a fresh take to this iconic dish by serving the eggs on ... More >>
This ain't just mango and white chocolate...It used to have a name that fit into the DSM, because there are so many flavors cohabitating in this seemingly simple candy from River Chocolate Company. However, proprietors Allen Whitney and Deirdre Davis didn't want to offend, so they rechristened th ... More >>
We'd rather have a biscuit in the oven than a bun!When it comes to biscuits, the Americans have the English beat: ours have a rich, flaky, buttery crumb while theirs offer just a plain, hard crunch--dunking 'em in tea is practically a necessity. Like the bagel, the English muffin, or other sliced ... More >>
Veggies fryer = deliciousnessYou've just completed a seriously competitive shuffleboard session, or perhaps you've been taking in the spring plumage of those imposing and numerous geese. Or did you ride your bike across the Irene Hixon Whitney bridge, or hike into the wilds of downtown to get y ... More >>
Mo PerryIf only all fast food were this freshWith the burgeoning local food truck scene, the Twin Cities may finally be catching up to other parts of the country, where Chipotle is far down the list of places to go for fresh, quick, authentically Mexican tacos. But even in the dead of winter ... More >>
Mo PerryYou'll never touch Creamette againImagine if all your life, the only cheese you'd ever eaten was Kraft American Singles. That was your entire notion of what cheese could be: shiny, florescent squares of solidified molten plastic, which you happily ate for ignorance of other options. ... More >>
Burger Jones brings on the salt!Salty caramel is certainly all the rage, and why not? It's delicious! Unfortunately, few places are willing to take this scrumptious flavor combination to the salty extreme. Not any more thanks to Burger Jones. Their sal ... More >>
Michelle LeonOver at Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, when it comes to locally sourcing meat and produce, there is no messing around. So when you see the words "Kansas City" on the menu, this might cause a bit of head-scratching. But according to chef Lenny Russo, the Kansas C ... More >>
Walking through the food vendors at St. Paul's Hmong Village is a feast for the senses. First, take in the sight of all the dishes: slabs of lacquered ribs, fish wrapped in banana leaves, vibrant tri-colored teas. Then there's the scent of lemon grass and ginger, and the sound of conversation in ... More >>
Delicious and quick at the airport! Who knew?No one really likes the airport. Parking, security lines, delays and long flights all add to the stress of traveling. Luckily, Surdyk's Flights Wine Market & Bar at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport has ... More >>