Southeast Asia

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    January 20, 2014

    Plate or Pass: Durian

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    World Street Kitchen starts delivery service [MAP]

    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 >>

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    October 2, 2013
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    June 4, 2013

    Joan Baez: I made a decision not to be a nostalgia act

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 5/8 - 5/14

    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 >>

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    March 13, 2013
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    February 10, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: February 6 -February 10, 2012

    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 >>

  • Arts

    February 1, 2012
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    January 9, 2012

    Ford plant closure symptomatic of capitalism's ills, writes World Socialist

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Kinsen Noodles presents new sake list

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Top 5 INDOOR food truck experiences

    We'll miss you, sunny days of summer​Day 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 >>

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    November 16, 2011
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    June 1, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    Bogus sex trafficking studies are bad, actual sex trafficking is worse: Comment Of The Day

    Click here for junk science​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Indochin now open on Grand Avenue

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Palomino's Last Call party and final week of happy hours

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    St. Paul's Hmong Village offers food galore! See our new slideshow.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Best new patios

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Top ten memorable celebrity twins

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Top 10 forbidden foods

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's military chaplain prayer bill skunked out

    ​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 >>

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    March 24, 2010
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    January 6, 2010
  • Restaurants

    November 11, 2009

    Loring Kitchen and Ginger Hop: The hits and misses

    Add these two to the long list of new Twin Cities restaurants

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    September 30, 2009
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    September 9, 2009
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    June 3, 2009
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    April 29, 2009
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    March 25, 2009
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    March 18, 2009
  • Restaurants

    January 28, 2009

    Roat Osha replaces Uptown Thai staple Sawatdee

    Name translates to "food for a king"—so is it?

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Sen Yai Sen Lek: the family behind the food.

    DSCF0016(2).jpg The Hatch-Surisooks broaden our notion of Thai food in their new family-run restaurant.

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Chino crosses a new line

    Is this the cheeky Uptown restaurant's most offensive billboard yet?

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    February 20, 2008
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    June 29, 2007

    6/29 Morning Communiqué

    Mississippi university study suggests naps for young children are detrimental, Indonesia's vice president is fine with mariju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007

    6/26 Morning Communiqué

    Flag patches on U.S. military uniforms may have been manufactured in Thailand, Canadian schools debate selling their naming rights to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007

    5/1 Morning Communiqué

    Over $400 million in Katrina assistance from U.S. Allies went uncollected, investigations into government corruption in Iraq has c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007

    4/23 Morning Communiqué

    Baby boomers may enter old age in worse health than their parents, fruity cocktails might be good for you, Snoop Dogg almost backs ... 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 7, 2007

    2/7 Morning Communiqué

    Malay Muslim returns home after getting on the wrong bus 25 years ago, the Wonder Spot closes, Ted Haggard declared gay-free, the to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    2/5 Morning Communiqué

    Shampoos that give you man-boobs, sex offender wins Florida lottery, Wal-Mart pays itself rent for tax purposes, director Kevin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    11/03 Morning Communiqué

    Iran woos American tourists, enforcement of U.S. privacy laws puts us in a league with China and Russia, order your 2007 conservative wome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    4/24: Morning Communique

    Equality equals better sex, Colombia training rats to sniff out bombs, practicing Islam in space, a graphical look at the state of the planet, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2006

    1/19: Morning Communique

    Three Ground Zero wrokers die within seven months of each other, experimental biotechnology crops not monitored, dancing animals in love, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    November 30, 2005

    11/30: Morning Communique

    No holiday trees at the U.S. Capitol, strippers for Bucs fans, ten rules for web startups, radioactive consumer products, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2005

    11/23: Morning Communique

    PZ Myers vs. Dilbert creator, Fox refuses to air anti-Alito ad, Christmas lights turned up to 11, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2005

    8/17: Morning Communique

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2005

    Interested in the global export economy of Southeast Asia? Pick up the August edition of Backpacker magazine!

    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 >>

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    February 3, 1999
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