The Crooked Pint is planning a second outpost in Uptown at the corner of 40th and Lyndale, with hopes to open this October, reports the Southwest Journal. Unlike its original location on Washington Avenue South, the Uptown store will not host live music, but owner Paul Dzubnar says there are plans i ... More >>
The new tapas restaurant packs a lot of flavor into small plates
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 >>
American love Mexican food, and that affair has only deepened as more and more authentic restaurants opened to showcase the real flavors of our southern neighbor. The Twin Cities are no different, especially as the food often comes at a price that fits our frugal nature. Of course, not all restauran ... More >>
Longtime Lyndale mainstay El Meson is closing its doors. The announcement was made this morning on the homepage of its website. El Meson was the recipient of the City Pages 2011 Best Tapas award. It is known not only for their tapas, but also for its paellas and sangrias.
Amazing dishes overshadowed by an unreliable menu
St. Paul's little breakfast and lunch cafe known for its eggs Benedict and Mexican-style chorizo dishes has picked up and moved down the street. When Mary Zahasky discovered that the building would not be renewing her lease at the old location, she didn't have to look far for a new space.
Mexican fare disappointing even on the good china
Scratch-made Spanish-Latin fast food
Calling all filmy foodies!Didn't make it to Catalonia to dine at El Bulli before it closed on July 30? No matter, because you can take a peek behind the scenes with Ferran Adrià and his army of chefs thanks to the the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul. They've brought the documentary El Bulli ... More >>
Spanish eatery offers more than just a great rooftop
Photo courtesy Jorge GuzmanToday we spend more time with Jorge Guzman, executive chef at Solera. Born in Mexico, raised in St. Louis, he found himself in Minneapolis after following his heart and his college girlfriend (now fiancee.)Yesterday we chatted with Guzman about the beginning of his culi ... More >>
"Say hello to my little friend(s)..."If an interested foodie were to Google "Minneapolis Cuban restaurant," they would find a disappointing dearth of options. Minneapolis has never been a mecca for Cuban emigrés--to be fair, very few cities outside of Florida have been. So wh ... More >>
Well, hello ArepaNew to the scene and already there is a considerable buzz is following around the Hola Arepa food truck like a swarm of tantalized honey bees. The lively turquoise colored truck can be found downtown Minneapolis on most weekdays and at the Uptown market. on Sunday.Behind the ... More >>
After a month or so of anticipation, our chicks finally arrived! They are the cutest little buggers you've ever seen, and I'm soaking it up because they won't be this cute for long. I have much more information about the joys of chick rearing at Fork, Knife and Spoon, but I had to share the newest ... More >>
Need cheese? Need lunch? Look no further. France 44 has a killer cheese selection and all the goodies to make a killer sandwich, too.
Seafood comes to the southern suburbs...
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The newly-opened St. Paul Cheese Shop touts a wide variety of excellent cheeses and and takes advantage of their quality inventory to craft some tasty sandwiches.
Lynn Lake takes another hit in the world of restaurant closings.
Leaving decisions to the chef takes away the pressure
Terrific new bar adds brighter possibility to everyone's tequila story
New D'Amico Mexican Restaurant Masa Is Casual and Likable, and Mixes a Damn Good Margarita. Isn't That Good Enough?
New D'Amico Mexican restaurant Masa is casual and likable, and mixes a damn good margarita. Isn't that good enough?
Ten-Dollar and Five-Dollar Wine Nights
One more reason to toast: Half-price wine nights have caught on all over the Twin Cities
Long-awaited Tapas bar outshines the sun
Downtown's newest Pan-Latin restaurant feels like a week In Cancun
New Caribbean joint has James Bond feel, with spice
Come for the dancing, stay for the dancing
Italy and South America meet in Golden Valley
If only the surroundings at Rock Star were as brilliant as the food
Silvery chairs, seductive cheese, and a South Dakotan chef