• Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Saguaro Attempts a New Kind of Mexican Cuisine in Southwest Minneapolis

    Mexican food is the great culinary unifier. Fire-roasted meats, fresh salsas redolent with lime, toothsome ground corn, the familiar starchiness of beans, rice, and tortillas: These things taken together can be like a salve for the sometime austerity of life. And yet, Saguaro isn't that kind of Mex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Sonora Grill spices up brunch with killer chilaquiles and chorizo molletes

    Sonora Grill rolled out a new brunch menu at the beginning of the month, offering a variety of Latin-inspired dishes and bringing some much needed diversity to the Longfellow brunch roster.See also:First look: Sonora Grill's second location

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon May '14

    Got a tip on a restaurant opening, closing, or coming soon? E-mail us!NOW OPENBrasserie Zentral (City Pages coverage)505 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis Burning Bros. Brewery1750 Thomas Ave., St. PaulBoneyard Kitchen & Bar (City Pages review)2841 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisBars Bakery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon April '14

    NOW OPENBoneyard Kitchen & Bar (City Pages coverage)2841 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon March '14

    NOW OPENBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. &am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Top 10 margaritas in the Twin Cities

    On this glorious morning, the eve of National Margarita Day, you might be asking yourself, "Can't I drink tequila, triple sec, and lime every day? Shouldn't I? Doesn't one?" The answer is yes, yes, and yes. But today, we take time to recognize the stars and standouts, the margaritas that don't just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon February '14

    NOW OPENCoup d'Etat (City Pages coverage)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages preview)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. & 28th Ave. S., MinneapolisDay Block Brewing1105 Washington Ave. S. Di Noko's B ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 22, 2014

    Sonora Grill flourishes in Longfellow

    The Midtown Global Market favorite expands its reach on Lake Street

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon January '14

    NOW OPENChef Shack Ranch (City Pages preview)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisDi Noko's Bar Zia (City Pages coverage)420 S. 4th St., MinneapolisEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge (City Pages review)2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisThe Freehouse (City Pages coverage) 701 Washington Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    First look: Sonora Grill's second location

    Bocadillo fans take note: The second location of Sonora Grill is now open for business. What began as a stand inside the Midtown Global Market has now moved into a second location, further down Lake Street -- complete with roomier digs and a full bar. See Also:Sonora Grill to open second locati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    The Left Handed Cook to move into the Rabbit Hole

    Kim and Melgaard had hinted that their new restaurant, the Rabbit Hole, would soon serve lunch, though we didn't realize the Left Handed Cook would be coming over to serve it. Indeed, Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard have decided to close their first venture, the Left Handed Cook, by the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Duck fat-fried hot dogs with foie gras at Prairie Dogs' second pop-up

    It was total tubesteak takeover last night at First Course in south Minneapolis. Prairie Dogs, a pop-up restaurant/experiment from consultant Tobie Nidetz and chef Craig Johnson, offered up a full menu of lavishly topped Vienna beef hot dogs and a few of their own handcrafted sausages.The two are us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Corner Table's Pork Belly, 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 1

    The flutter and blush of possibility that grips your heart and throat is so familiar. From the first playground crush, we've learned that we can't always trust when the whole world seems to stop for one anticipatory moment. It's a physical reaction. You suck in your breath, your pupils dilate, and y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    La Belle Vie's sweet pea tortelli: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 3

    No matter if you're rolling in a hooptie. Step inside La Belle Vie and be transported to an opulent world where every aspect of the restaurant functions at the pinnacle of fine dining.See Also:2013 Best Desserts: La Belle VieLa Belle Vie throws fabulous birthday feteThomas Keller and Bouch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Harriet Brasserie's tres leches cake: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 4

    I once heard someone, who was obviously not a fan of this traditional Latin American dessert, describe tres leches as "cake soaked in a bunch of canned milk." That definition, though unjust, is not technically incorrect. Tres leches, or three milk cake, is one of those dishes that makes you wonder a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Burch's steak: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 5

    Oh, glorious hunk of charred beef. No matter what the health-food wonks say, there is a time and place for a primal hunk of red meat. No matter the reason or heft of your red-meat desire, Burch Steak has a cut to satisfy.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Rincon 38's Pulpo: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 6

    When Hector Ruiz's Rincon 38 opened just a few months back on the corner of 38th & Grand in Kingfield - an increasingly popular intersection for gourmands and they restaurants they frequent - we expected to enjoy some small bites and some Spanish wines. What we didn't expect was to become such f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    The Strip Club's Tenderloin Schiacciatta: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 7

    When dining at the Strip Club Meat and Fish, a diner needs a strategy. It's best to bring a couple of friends, people who are good at pacing themselves, and attack the menu. Order a pile of small plates and prepare to share. A great time can easily be derailed by one fussbudget who refuses to share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Lucia's chicken pot pie: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 8

    "As American as apple pie" is the simile we're all familiar with, but when I think of quintessential American comfort food, I think of chicken pot pie. Roasted bird, humble vegetables, and creamy gravy encased in buttery pastry crust - it's all so very homey and soul-soothing. As simple as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Borough's champagne potato soup: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 9

    Like an unexpected storm of restaurant industry talent, Borough and its downstairs bar Parlour came on the scene quickly and with a head-spinning ferocity. Where was once a raw, empty building suddenly became a new and necessary-to-visit restaurant (not to mention our favorite neighborhood speakeasy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Union's duck with whole grains: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 10

    A see-and-be-seen rooftop patio complete with retractable glass ceiling and complex cocktails designed by Johnny Michaels (like the highly recommended garam masala-spiced blood orange Old Fashioned, pictured above) were the first things to grab the public's attention when Union opened this winter. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Mike Phillips's Three Sons Meats charcuterie: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 11

    It seems every restaurant is now required to have a chef with a pig part tattooed on them and a charcuterie platter on the menu. There was a time in the not too distant past when salumi was in short supply. A little neighborhood joint in Longfellow called the Craftsman (again, back when that neighbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    The Left-Handed Cook's 21 Spice Fried Chicken: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 12

    Fried chicken may not be synonymous with the Twin Cities, but one newcomer to the Midtown Global Market is doing its best to boost our local reputation. When the Left-Handed Cook, Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard's Korean soul food restaurant opened last summer, one item on the menu seemed to immediately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Dandelion Kitchen's braised beef sandwich, 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 13

    Today we speak in defiance of this ridiculously lame excuse for a spring. We speak of that sunshine colored truck that usually would be parked outside the IDS building on the sidewalk along Nicollet Mall. We speak of freshly-made sodas with bright ingredients and nose-tickling carbonation. We speak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Birchwood Cafe's Key Lime Pie: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 14

    It may be the official state pie of Florida, but here in Minnesota there is one iconic restaurant that has managed to produce a perfect Key lime pie. It's simultaneously so splendidly sour and subtly sweet that it inspired Izzy's to make a new ice cream flavor based on it, which is pretty incredible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Grand Szechuan's Chengdu dumplings: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 15

    The problem with strip malls is that they all look the same - which might also be what makes them so appealing. It's impossible to judge the book by the familiar cover, so you've got to go inside where there might be a food find or a dinner disaster.  Inside one particular strip in Bloomington, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Ipotli's spicy dosa: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 16

    Nation-wide, the Twin Cities are famous for our ingenious skyway system, but only people who have really navigated those above-ground mazes understand that they are also a veritable treasure trove of fantastic cheap eats. We discovered a new favorite this year at Ipotli, a fast-casual Indian restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Blue Door Pub Longfellow's Baked 'n' Loaded blucy: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 17

    The seductive power of a great burger manifests in groups of carnivores who haunt the sidewalks on Selby Avenue outside the original Blue Door Pub location. Stomachs growling, it's as if they can hear that explosive sizzle of meat hitting the hot grill. Toes tapping, they keep time as the the cooks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Parka's ham and pickle tots: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 18

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.There are so many standards by which to evaluate our food. You can consider the quality of the ingredients, creativity in preparation, successful marrying of flavors and te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Mojo Monkey's cake doughnuts: 50 favorite dishes, no. 19

    Let us pause for a moment and savor the greatness that is a perfectly cooked cake doughnut. Tanned, crispy exterior gives way to fluffy moist interior. Mojo Monkey's cake doughnut is such a specimen, but it's so much more than just a simple doughnut. It's perfection.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Birdhouse's sweet pea pate: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 20

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.Ever since Stewart and Heidi Woodman's Birdhouse opened in the former Duplex space on Hennepin, healthy eating no longer just feels like fueling up. The couple's mission to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Neato's duck fat French fries: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 21

    Do not believe those snowflakes. This is spring, and those food trucks are right around the corner. On our list of most anticipated food truck favorite dishes, these crispy fries from Neato's rank near the top, thanks to the unusual way they're prepared . These beauties prove that the best dishes ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Parlour's Panty Dropper: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 22

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. As excited as we were about Borough opening in the North Loop this year, we were even more interested about what was happening underneath it. In the growing trend of eater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Smack Shack's lobster guacamole: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 23

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.It was hard to imagine, when the Smack Shack food truck first rolled into town that the Twin Cities had a gaping maw of lobster need waiting to be filled. Before you could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Mona Restaurant & Bar's marrow on toast: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 24

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.How did we make it nearly halfway through this list without a single mention of bone marrow? Perhaps it sounds a little intimidating (or like it should be part of the diet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Top 10 taquerias in the Twin Cities

    Here in Minnesota, we're much closer to the land of elk burgers and Molson beer than the land of tamales and Tecate. We're never going to have the abundance of killer taquerias that pepper Los Angeles or Dallas. Nevertheless, we do have a handful that come close to conjuring a balmy Mexican breeze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Top 10 takeout restaurants in the Twin Cities

    See also: Top 10 Indian restaurants in the Twin Cities Top 10 farmers markets in the Twin Cities Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities There's no shame in not wanting to cook. With a frantic pace of life, it's hard to carve out the time and energy to hit the grocery store and slog through the dirty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Sonora Grill to make its television debut

    See Also:Sonora Grill comes to Midtown Global MarketMinnesota State Fair: Newest Foods50 tasty reasons to love Minnesotan foodWe already knew that they were ready for the big time. Soon the world will meet the guys from Sonora Grill when they make their national television debut on the Food Network.

  • Restaurants

    October 5, 2011

    Sonora Grill comes to Midtown Global Market

    Scratch-made Spanish-Latin fast food

  • News

    December 15, 2010
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    December 1, 2010
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    October 20, 2010

    Operation Streamline: An immigration boondoggle

    Project Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work

  • News

    August 11, 2010
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    August 4, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    A penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Green Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone

  • Feature

    July 28, 2010

    'ILLEGAL' from Terry Greene Sterling

    Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: 'ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'

  • News

    June 9, 2010

    Cowboy Down

    Murdered Southern Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announces Arizona travel boycott

    ​Calling Arizona's new hardline anti-immigrant law "a dangerous example for the rest of the country," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said today he's ordering a boycott of all city-paid travel to the state. Signed into law by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, the legislation "will create a culture whe ... More >>

  • Arts

    March 10, 1999

    Mexican Radio

    From a supermarket in St. Paul, Radio Rey brings Spanish-language broadcasts to the Northern plains