Halloween isn't just for kids anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean you want to gorge yourself on fun-sized Snickers, Pixy Stix, and Skittles (but, hey, no judgement if you do). Check out the offerings from these Minnesota candy makers that will take your holiday to the sublime, whether you're ... More >>
The Land of 10,000 Lakes can brag about many things, including, but not limited to the birth of our dear artist formally known as Prince, the stapler, and roller blades. But when was the last time you took a bite of your Pillsbury croissants or funfetti cake and thought, "BOOM, Minnesota!"? Not ofte ... More >>
Ying Yang Twins The Pourhouse, Minneapolis Thursday, March 27, 2014The modern world is a frightening place, full of peril. Airplanes disappear without a trace. Mortar shells burn brightly under an ashen sky, marring city streets with blackened craters. Unrest is rampant. Economic woes abound. Twerki ... More >>
Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>
For a city of such a substantial size with a thriving restaurant scene, our food delivery options always seemed to be a bit lacking. Though services like Bite Squad, Grub Hub, and Rock-It Bike Delivery have made it possible to get sushi, satay, and sopes right at your door (with minimums and extra d ... More >>
Today Muddy Paws Cheesecake Co. is hosting its 20th annual cheesecake sampling, which serves as a drive to collect toys for needy children and pet food for pets going hungry. The event features a variety of cheesecake samples courtesy of Muddy Paws and is free to the public with the gift of one unwr ... More >>
Every good Halloween requires some geographic strategizing, whether over the rough course of the pub crawl or the blocks to hit for the biggest candy haul. This year, real estate website Zillow has again combed its databases to give enterprising trick-or-treaters a leg up on the latter, and released ... More >>
If you're an annual State Fair habitue, it's easy to get bored with the more than 450 foods from 300 concessionaires. So every year the State Fair tries to shake things up by introducing a few new things-on-a-stick and other edibles. Last year's offerings included the universally beloved sweet corn ... More >>
Tibetan dishes shine over rest of the menu
It's ours for the taking.Parents, find yourself some comfortable walking shoes. Kids, start your engines.For the first time ever, Minneapolis has been ranked one of the best cities in the U.S. to go trick-or-treating. The real estate website Zillow ranked 20 cities throughout the country in o ... More >>
One Woman's Hands/flickrGiant pumpkin heads rock this weekend. We don't need to tell you that Halloween is all about spooky, candy-soaked, goofball fun. This week at the Hot Dish we saluted Halloween the best way we know how--by sharing our favorite stories with you. Here are a few of the wee ... More >>
The Metrodome is for sale: Can anyone lend Zygi a quarter?In the hectic lead-up to the proposed special session that will or will not approve a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, all things are on the table. The latest proposal is no crazier than the other ones -- for example, gettin' in the ... More >>
KCCI's Eric Hanson tries deep-fried butter at the Iowa State Fair.It's made its way to the Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas, and Iowa State Fairs. Even something called the Canadian National Exhibition has served it. Paula freaking Dean has a recipe for the stuff. But, alas, there's no deep fried bu ... More >>
DoritosIt's all about what happens between the playsWhile the Packers/Steelers game was actually exciting, there were plenty of entertaining food moments along the way for all of the nonsports fans watching. Though Christina Aguilera's national anthem mishap was quite the scene-stealer, many ... More >>
What's that you say? All you want for Christmas is to not be Travis Barker? That's easy; wish granted! Unless, of course, you are Travis Barker, in which case: too bad, so sad. You're always gonna look like a skate rat ghoul. Anyway, let's take a gander at what happened in the world of music last ... More >>
AJ Lund models healthy eating habits (among other things)Recognize A.J. Lund? If you're a customer at Covered Boutique, a fan of Arctic Cat, or your basic Target shopper, then she should look familiar. As a Minneapolis-based model, Lund's sparkling smile has promoted all those items (and more ... More >>
Halloween rocks.It's the spookiest weekend of the year, and we don't mean the frost in the trees or our imminent hibernation. It's Halloween, and we hope this weekend finds you knee deep in tiny candy bars, scary outfits, and general merriment. Here's a few H-ween stories we wouldn't want you to ... More >>
Who shrank my Snickers?!The other day, a fellow City Pages staffer was ranting er, remarking upon the reduced size of the miniature, or "fun size" candy bars in the assorted mix of Halloween treats he'd purchased. "The Three Musketeers, is now like one-and-a-half Musketeers!" he bellowed. I ... More >>
River Chocolate Company Premium chocolate sauce could totally change the trick or treating landscape.Why should kids get all the fun? Sure, a Snickers bar hits the spot once in awhile, but with age comes greater appreciation for food and beverage. While the rugrats are loading up on low-grade giv ... More >>
Betty White got tackled, human dolphins chomped on peanuts and popcorn, and T-Pain got Auto-Tuned in this year's Super Bowl ads. Check out our favorite food-related spots.
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