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    August 25, 2014

    Nadia Cakes to open second Minnesota location in Woodbury

    A fifteen-minute scroll through Nadia Cakes' photo gallery is a dangerous endeavor if you aren't in the position to make an emergency trip to the Maple Grove location. And even if you are, you'll be forced to endure lines that snake around the street corner as your mouth waters in anticipation. Well ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    10 best oddball ice cream flavors in the Twin Cities

    An elderly man is sitting with his granddaughters at Scoops Ice Cream & More in Bloomington, Minnesota. "When I was your age, we only had two ice cream flavors -- chocolate and vanilla," he begins. His granddaughters remain focused on their complex ice cream concoctions, clearly unfazed by another ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2014

    50 things to do in the Twin Cities before you die

    Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades

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    January 24, 2014

    7 delicious ways to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

    Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter has grown in sophistication from its humble PB&J roots and we've tracked down some of the unique and delicious ways local restaurants have introduced it to their menus. Read on and you might just find yourself inspired to create your own creative PB co ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Sweet Science's rhubarb cinnamon almond ice cream: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 2

    After a short hiatus, 50 Favorite Dishes is back counting down the best things we've tasted this year.More than any other dessert, ice cream seems to be the great unifier. Young or old, hungry or full, even if you're not "a sweets person" ice cream always sounds like a pretty good idea. Between Gran ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013
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    May 24, 2013

    Top 10 Arrested Development eats: A Twin Cities food tour

    It's time for the final countdown. In celebration of Arrested Development's return on May 26, we decided a food tour was in order. From variations on cornballs to juice, we rounded up some of the Twin Cities' answers to the Bluths' most-iconic sips and nibbles for the perfect trip around the metro. ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Greg Grease's Cornbread, Pearl and G debuts at Press Play listening party

    The extraordinary local hip-hop culture blog Be Scene MPLS is debuting Press Play, a new series of listening parties, tonight with an exclusive first spin of rapper/producer Greg Grease's hotly awaited Cornbread, Pearl and G, slated for release on December 11. The event will be kept small (limited t ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Top 15 places to eat with kids in the Twin Cities

    For parents who love good food, finding a restaurant that they and their kids will enjoy is like finding gold. The criteria can be formidable: The atmosphere should be fairly casual and noise-tolerant, so kids and adults can relax; the menu should offer simple and familiar food for kids but sophis ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Kevin Steinman says farewell and thanks to the Twin Cities

    See Also:U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayI sit at a dining table we're about to sell, heaped with things we'll throw in suitcases in two days, amidst a mounting sea of packing boxes. Above the crinkling din of paper being wrapped around our kitchenwares, a c ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Top 5 cool treats for summer

    The heat index is supposed to top 100 tomorrow. It's time to start thinking of ways to cool off during the hot summer months to come. And what better way than to treat yourself to something cold and refreshing to eat or drink? When the sweltering heat begins to try your patience, when you've spent t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Isaac Becker and partners to open new steak house

    Celebrated chef Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery and Bar La Grassa fame and two partners--his wife, Nancy St. Pierre, and real estate developer/restaurateur Ryan Burnet (Barrio and Bar La Grassa)--have announced they are opening a new restaurant in south Minneapolis. The new venture will be a steak house ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Top 10 ice cream shops in the Twin Cities

    There's no wrong season for ice cream​Who knew that the Twin Cities would become the veritable capital of ice cream? We've got more than our fair share of ice cream shops--including fresh, store-made treats in unique flavors rather than chain stores rescooping tired old flavors day in and day out. ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Crooked Pint Ale House piles on the pub fare

    Green Mill-related franchise opens downtown

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    September 21, 2011

    50 tasty reasons to love Minnesota food

    Photo: Steve Neuharth, Michelle LeonReason No. 11: Chefs like Doug Flicker at Piccolo create food that doesn't just impress--it inspires. ​When Anthony Bourdain last year told his TV audience on No Reservations that his experience at Doug Flicker's south Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo was "far ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Five favorite Twin Cities ice cream flavors

    Fro-yo will never replace ice cream, especially the Izzy scoop!​This year's Best Ice Cream Flavor, Sebastian Joe's Nicollet Avenue Pothole, is not for everyone. Its mix of dark chocolate ice cream, fudge, truffles, chunks of Heath bar, and sea salt is pretty intense--proving that an ice cream ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Top 5 scoops to celebrate National Ice Cream Month

    City PagesWhy choose only one flavor?​No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, we can all thank Ronald Reagan for declaring July National Ice Cream Month. Just when you thought your summer holiday festivities ended in a sparkly explosion, now comes along the perfect occasion to beat th ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Graeter's ice cream--Oprah's favorite--arrives in the Twin Cities

    Graeter's name hints at its greatness!​Missing your daily dose of Oprah? Well, at least you can now drown your sorrows in a pint of her favorite ice cream, as the Cincinnati-based Graeter's recently entered the Twin Cities market. Graeter's is a super-premium, high milk-fat content product, ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    National Strawberry Month: Five ways to celebrate

    ​May is National Strawberry Month. First bred in Brittany, France, around 1740 from plants harvested in eastern North America, Chile, Argentina, the garden strawberry is known for its fragrance, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweet, sometimes tart taste. Whether eaten fresh or in prepare ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    A beer dinner and spicy mini-doughnuts this Week in Food

    Pittsburgh Blue matches eats with brews​Ramp up to some serious Memorial Day weekend grilling with a full week of food-related outings, classes, and parties. 5/24 Patio party! it's the first of Tria's monthly patio parties--there will be one a month through the summer--that kick off at 5:30 ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 4, 2011

    Open Table and the cost of making reservations

    How much does booking online cost restaurants? You'd be surprised.

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    December 15, 2010

    Top 5 eggnog sweet treats in the Twin Cities

    Eggnog and its myriad uses​It's that time of year when people really get into their eggnog. And not just as a beverage fit for large punch bowls, dark rum, and getting naughty. It seems that chefs and cooks all around town start to put it in everything. Probably because Twin Cities eaters cannot g ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010
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    September 15, 2010

    Top 5 uses for beer--other than drinking it

    A beer bottle bonanza.​With this week's feature by Jeremy Zoss on our region's craft-brewing renaissance, we started thinking about all the ways beer makes our lives better. While just drinking it ice cold is the ideal use, we had a few other ideas we wanted to share. Here are our Top 5 uses f ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Best ice cream shops in the Twin Cities

    This Sunday, July 18, marks National Ice Cream Day, during which we plan to give thanks for the breadth and depth of our outstanding independent ice cream shops with a few local licks. All the Twin Cities' standard-bearers use premium ingredients (often local and organic) and have a creative assortm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    What's the coldest food in the Twin Cities?

    ​It was nearly 90 degrees in the Twin Cities yesterday, and it should be almost as hot today. Sitting here with a box fan in the window exhausting the hot air and drawing in a cool breeze, I noticed that a food critic at our sister paper in Phoenix was posed a question about finding the coldes ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Sebastian Joe's ice cream goes kosher

    Michelle Bruch Sebastian Joe's thinks "kosher" could be the new "organic."​Starting this month, about 90 percent of Sebastian Joe's ice cream flavors will sport a "K" for kosher. There are separate kosher scoopers, bona fide kosher ingredients, and special kosher production days open to rab ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: June 27-July 1

    Fourth of July it up!​ Getting ready for some sky rockets in flight? So are we, there's Jell-O to be molded, flag cakes to be Cool Whipped, and watermelons that need to be halved and jagged around their edges. But before we get to that we want to make sure you didn't miss some of the great st ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Surly beer ice cream at Sebastian Joe's: Here's the scoop

    Forget Guinness. Sebastian Joe's is making ice cream out of Surly instead.​ Don't expect to get a buzz from Surly Bender ice cream. Sebastian Joe's debuted the flavor last spring, and the company cooks off the alcohol right at the start. Co-owner Mike Pellizzer said the flavor has both lover ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: May 31-June 4

    All Things Michigan/flickr​ Hello, loyal Hot Dish readers. It has been a week full of dreamy things like grilling, root beer floats, outdoor festivals, and clear blue skies. And don't you wish every weekend could be three days long? While you ponder that thought, here are a few of the week's top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Izzy's, Sebastian Joe's, Dairy Queen, and more: Who makes the best root beer float?

    Summer is the season for root beer floats, when we can burn off the calories from such sugary indulgences on a bike or the baseball diamond. We here at The Hot Dish decided to stage a float fight at a few of the Cities' ice cream hot spots: Izzy's Ice Cream, Minnesota's oldest Dairy Queen in Rosevil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    How to get a restaurant to name a dish after you

    ​Ever wished a restaurant would name a dish in your honor? Kathie Jenkins recently researched the origins of a few "named" dishes at Twin Cities restaurants, such as Billy Morse's "Billy Club" at the Boxcar and Carl's Special Breakfast at the Backstreet Grill. If you've been mystified by a pie ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    June 24, 2009

    Linden Hills' Trattoria Tosca makes the ambitious seem effortless

    Chef Adam Vickerman creates simple-seeming creations with seasonal ingredients

  • Restaurants

    August 6, 2008

    Why the Twin Cities is the best place to eat ice cream in the universe

    With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Your Dish Here

    Win the Bloomington ChopHouse's recipe contest, and they'll put your dish on the menu.

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Put on That Sweater or Die!

    Among Minnesota's most miserable souls this season are a little known group: People allergic to winter

  • Restaurants

    February 11, 2004

    Hot Licks

    Offering upscale midwestern classics, the New Dakota is a welcome addition to downtown Minneapolis

  • Arts

    July 16, 2003
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    May 7, 2003

    Karlen's Karma

    An oral history of a single drink at ice cream haven Sebastian Joe's

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    March 19, 2003

    My Steaky Valentine

    Newcomer Ike's serves steaks with supperclub flair

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    April 4, 2001
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    May 3, 2000
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