A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their "work"
Mark Hamburger was a standout ball player at Mounds View High School and even pitched a few games in the big leagues. Then, he got high. Again, and again, and again, and again.By last spring, Hamburger's pot problem had cost him his job in the MLB. He found himself living in his parents' Shoreview b ... More >>
Los Amigos Invisibles have the kind of sound that puts the dance in the pants of six-year-olds and 60-year-olds alike. It's irresistibly funky, a sort of crazy Latin-jazz fusion that happens when you blend smooth disco with salsa instincts. For years, the band and press have been calling this unique ... More >>
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. Rejoice for it is Thursday! On this day every week the baking angel at the Lynn on Bryant turns out the tasty, substantive pastry that is their baba rhum.
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. Occasionally, a new food truck just rolls out of the gates and nails it. Right off the bat we knew there was much to love about Cafe Racer. Making its debut on the downtow ... More >>
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.Early in the spring thaw, there comes a new crop of street food vendors, packed with hope and delicious things to eat. Some breeze past, while some bring an unexpected new ... More >>
Every culture has its dumpling, but the Nepalese mamacha (sometimes called momo) are in a category all their own. Namaste Cafe makes them with a few different fillings -- lamb, chicken, or veggie -- but our favorite without a doubt is the ground bison.See also:Somos Peru's crema volteada: no. 50Nort ... More >>
We hope your Valentine's Day was full of hearts, flowers, and the best food and drink the Cities' has to offer. In case all that lovin' distracted you, here's a recap of the top stories from this week's Hot Dish.~Big-time openings are happening all around the Cities, with Glam Doll Donuts, 612Brew, ... More >>
It's giggle inducing, this mammoth sandwich of dubious origin. Honestly, who would look at a skinless, boneless chicken breast and think: You know, I could go for a waffle? Or a beer .... Thankfully, the people behind south Minneapolis's new Northbound Smokehouse brewpub did. Someone was just crazy ... More >>
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.Flan is divisive thing. Some people find it texturally off-putting, whereas the pro-custard among us prefer it even to a slice of pie or piece of chocolate cake. Whatever ... More >>
In the span of five years the space at 913 W. Lake St. has seen almost as many restaurant tenants come and go, including Favor Cafe, Restaurant Miami, and most recently Viva Brazil. Now out to break the possible curse of this locale, a group of investors has announced plans to open an "upscale Irish ... More >>
It's a packed Week in Food, with a wine-tasting club, Festa Italiana on Harriet Island, and a lesson in Argentine cooking. Luckily it's all spread out over the week, so if you're dedicated, there's no reason not to hit up each and every one. 9/18 Just because you're young doesn't mean you can't b ... More >>
Amazing dishes overshadowed by an unreliable menu
Agwa de Bolivia is made from the same source as cocaine.Agwa de Bolivia comes with an all-caps WARNING! that it's made from only the finest Bolivian coca leaves. The signature ingredient is apparently shipped "under armed guard" from Bolivia to Amsterdam where it's stripped of the psychoactiv ... More >>
Eric Austin via FacebookBig E. posing at Viva Brazil.Drama continues to follow chef Eric Austin, better known as Big E. A few months ago, he partnered with the owners of a forthcoming Brazilian restaurant in Uptown, supposedly set to open this week. But today, Austin announced that he's no ... More >>
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Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
Mulling It OverFire tornado DESTROY!Think we've got it bad in Minnesota, now that we've got the most tornadoes in the nation?Forget about it. Those are just regular tornadoes. Down in Brazil today, they've got something a little more attention-grabbing: fire tornadoes.It hasn't rained in the Braz ... More >>
Seward Co-op is running a World Cup cheese sale, marking down one representative cheese from each competitor country and keeping them on sale until that country is eliminated. Many of the big cheesemaking countries expected to do well--France and Italy for starters--are already out. But, on the ... More >>
Vina SiegelChile is home to amazing value wines and is creating a reputation for producing wines to rival Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Vitis vinifera grapes were planted by the Conquistadors back in the 16th century, but it has only been recently that their wine has been exported in volume.
Drink some wine or drive to taste some wine and then store it using a crazy new gadget. Check out what we learned reading this week's Hot Dish.
Picking up some wine for the weekend? Consider buying Chilean.
Lake Street's Los Andes Makes the High-Altitude Cuisine of Ecuador and Colombia Accessible, Affordable, and Awfully Good
The last snow emergency afforded us the pleasure of visit to that sensible civic institution: the munificent, Municipal Impound Lot.