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 >>
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.
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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.
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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 >>