Welcome to "Plate or Pass" a new series devoted to finding some of the strangest, most intriguing, and perhaps even disturbing foods the Twin Cities has to offer. Each week, we'll introduce you to a new ingredient, talk to local chefs who use it daily, and teach you how to prepare it on your own. Bu ... More >>
Good news for food fans near the Lyn/Lake area: World Street Kitchen, home of the Bangkok Burrito and the Yum Yum bowl has teamed up with Rock-it Delivery to bring their tasty menu items directly to your door. See also:Best Burrito 2013: Bangkok Burrito from World Street KitchenBest Chef 2013: Sameh ... More >>
"Ask what you wanna know, not what you think someone else wants to know," says Joan Baez over the phone, her voice laced with years of wry insight. At 72 years old, Baez comes across as decades younger, spry and streetwise but not world-weary -- even for the decades she's seen, living her life out i ... More >>
It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>
This week at the Hot Dish the stories were extra hot to warm the coldest of days. Here are a few of the week's top reports. ~We know many of you want to get your lovin' on for Valentine's Day; here's our picks for the most romantic restaurants for you and your snookums.~We also know tha ... More >>
Weeks after the last Ford vehicle build in Minnesota rolled off the Highland Park assembly line, the World Socialist Website writes that the plant's closure is symptomatic of the decline of American manufacturing. The fact that one of the world's leading sources for left-wing news and analysis pi ... More >>
Kinsen Noodles and Bar had a free food and sake pairing last Wednesday to celebrate it new sake list. According to sake master Chris Griese, pairings for sake are not as regimented as those for, say, wine. Restaurant employees put the pairings together by eating and drinking, and then decid ... More >>
We'll miss you, sunny days of summerDay by day our favorite street finds are dropping out of the game. A few intrepid souls like Nate of Natedogs and the vivacious ladies of Fork in the Road plan to stay out all winter long. Others, like Lisa Carlson and Carrie Summers of the Chef Shack, will lea ... More >>
Click here for junk scienceWe took note yesterday that the Star Tribune ran with a story about child sex trafficking that relied on statistics we've proven to be thoroughly debunked. We didn't hear back from the reporter who penned the story, Bob von Sternberg, or Patricia Lopez, the paper's ... More >>
Indochin arrives on Grand Avenue.Last month, sisters Ha Tu and Thu Nguyen, owners of the Que Nha restaurant at 849 University Avenue in St. Paul, opened a new restaurant, Indochin, at the nearby location of 1702 Grand Avenue. The Asian American Press reports that the Indochin menu will initi ... More >>
Soon the palomino shuts its doors.Palomino825 Hennepin Ave.612.339.3800Happy Hours and Details:Sunday - Thursday, all day opening at 11 a.m.Friday - Saturday, 4-6 p.m., 10 p.m.-close$5 Signature cocktails, $4 House wine$4 Draft beers$4 Tuscan white bean dip, $6 Sicilian meatballs,$6 Potatoes gorg ... More >>
Hmong Village, now open.Walking through the new Hmong Village in St Paul's East Side is truly a unique experience. Like the Hmongtown Marketplace on Como and Marion, the sheer volume and variety of food is astonishing with 35 produce vendors and 17 restaurants. Endless bubble teas, medicinal herb ... More >>
Michelle LeonUptown Cafeteria's new Skybar is king!We all have our favorite standbys for outdoor drinking and dining--W.A. Frost's lush garden patio, the busy sidewalk seats at French Meadow, or the Dennis Rodman-drawing roofdeck at Stella's. But have you checked out the breezy surrounds at t ... More >>
This weekend twins, triplets, quads, and their families will make a pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Twins Days Festival. In deference to this celebration of multiples, we've put together a list of some of the most memorable twins. Some are famous because they're beautiful, others for th ... More >>
WikipediaDon't eat that: Dog meat cooking in Southeast Asia Earlier this week came news that a homeless man named Nathan J. Kittoe, in Madison, Wisconsin, was in trouble with police for attacking a woman in a local park for trying to stop him from killing a goose, which he was planning on hav ... More >>
The theocrats never quit. One pet project: Turning the U.S. military into God's army. God's on our side, you see. And Rep. Michele Bachmann has just been skunked out in an attempt to further that project. The CD6 congresswoman tried to insert language -- without debate -- into a military spe ... More >>
Add these two to the long list of new Twin Cities restaurants
Name translates to "food for a king"—so is it?
The Hatch-Surisooks broaden our notion of Thai food in their new family-run restaurant.
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CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizza Man gets into a car chase with a customer that doesn't want to pay, on the Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS Capitol Hill Blue publisher Doug Thompson claims high-level White House aides are describing President Bush as an angry, obscenity-spouting man who berates staff, unleash ... More >>
What is so irresistible about REI? You can buy halogen headlamps and water-purifying pumps at this cooperatively owned outdoor retailer, along with padded cycling undies and sleeping bags rated to 30 degrees below zero. I, personally, choose to sleep in my own bed at a comfortable 60 degrees. And ... More >>