• Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Deep Fried Goodness Might Deep Fry Their Menus One Day

    Deep Fried Goodness is a new fast-food style store dedicated to the noble pursuit of frying every single thing. Appetizers? Fried. Entrees? Fried! Dessert? Yeah, fried. And though it isn't fried, the salad they keep in their display case looks like it's older than their three-month lease, so don't l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    8 Best Bets for Local Candy This Halloween

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Don't cha know: 7 foods you didn't know started in Minnesota

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Ying Yang Twins at Pourhouse, 3/27/14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Imagine Dragons at Xcel Energy Center, 3/12/14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Insomnia Cookies delivering late night sweets in Dinkytown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Muddy Paws hosts 20th annual cheesecake sampling today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Minneapolis again named one of the country's best trick-or-treating cities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Minnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testicles

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    March 28, 2012

    Tibet Kitchen's pan-Asian dishes hit the same note

    Tibetan dishes shine over rest of the menu

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Minneapolis ranked 11th best trick-or-treating city in U.S.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Best of Hot Dish, October 24-28, 2011

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Minnesota might sell Zygi Wilf the Metrodome for $1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Deep-fried butter on a stick is all too real! [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Top 5 Super Bowl food commercials [VIDEOS]

    DoritosIt's all about what happens between the plays​While 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    The Week That Was: Travis Barker won't go away, Aretha Franklin alive

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Minneapolis model A.J. Lund sneaks a (small) bite

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    The Best of Hot Dish: October 25-29, 2010

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Snickers got smaller--WTF! Halloween less sweet this year due to shrinking candy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Halloween trick or treats--for adults!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Top 5: Food-related Super Bowl ads

    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.

  • Restaurants

    December 16, 2009

    Sweets Bakeshop and Sugar Sugar candy

    Both shops offer delicious perspective on sweets

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Soulja Boy, Limp Bizkit top our list of five worst songs of the 00s

    We get on with the business of singling out the past decade's least defensible, most insufferable tunes.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Top 5: Best things I ate at the fair

    Am I crazy for passing on the cheese curds and mini d's? Not really...

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Snickers goes Snacklish

    Snickers has recycled its Snacklish campaign.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Super Bowl XLIII: Tampa heat, Minnesota (n)ice

    Scouting the Super Bowl. Sid-style.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Gas, quit screwing with me

    shellIt’s a guilty little pleasure. But the feeling is wonderful. It throws you back in time. And it all happens at the pump.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2008

    King Khan & BBQ Show Prolong Halloween at the Triple Rock

    KingKhanBBQ.jpgThe two-man spaz-punk-doo-wop-R'n'B dynamo run amok with rock'n'roll at the Triple Rock, at least when they're not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    Coleman gives back the dirty money... kinda

    normy.jpgThe troubles of Ted "The Hulk" Stevens are making things incredibly hard on Norm "The Norm" Coleman.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    5/18 Morning Communiqué

    British candymaker to add animal products to their chocolate bars, Mexico hitmen gift-wrap their latest victim, play the Shrek drink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    2/14 Morning Communiqué

    Bangkok police to monitor underage kissing on Valentine's Day, Veterans Affairs informs almost 2 million vets and docs that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007

    2/6 Morning Communiqué

    More poor Americans live in the suburbs than the cities, chihuahua survives hours in a freezer, UK candy bar company ends ad ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 25, 2005

    Wide World of Whine

    Controversial documentary 'Mondovino' just might drive you to drink

  • Restaurants

    April 20, 2005

    Shaken and Stirred

    Martinis for purists and lovers of fruity mixed drinks alike

  • Restaurants

    March 16, 2005

    Coffee Shops with Benefits

    Light- or dark-roast? Far more intriguing choices--like booze!--await at a new generation of coffeehouses.

  • News

    June 9, 2004

    Wet Hot American Summer

    You scrubbed radioactive toilets. You fleeced tots at carnivals. You ground the beaks off baby birds. You sent City Pages your summer job stories--and we didn't even give you minimum wage in return.

  • News

    January 29, 2003

    Pushing Tin

    Nestled in the middle of the Twin Cities, the tiny trailer-park city of Hilltop (pop. 766) has been getting shoved around since the day it was born

  • News

    December 13, 2000

    Back in the Day(ton's)

    Santa in the afternoon, the Silos at night: A trip down memory lane

  • Arts

    August 18, 1999

    Woman Walks Into a Bar...

    Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license

  • Restaurants

    December 23, 1998
  • Books

    December 9, 1998

    A Matter of Convenience

    SuperAmerica is selling expansion at 40th & Lyndale. The neighbors aren't buying.

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998
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    December 4, 1996
  • Arts

    February 21, 1996

    Rock It To Russia

    Like many things in the former Soviet Union, rock & roll ain't what it used to be.