We've seen grilled cheese sandwiches fused together and made crispy in waffle irons, waffles made with bacon right in the batter, and we've seen mistyped menus declaring "Belgium waffles" available at brunch, but an establishment with a food lineup comprised entirely of waffles? That might be a new ... More >>
Your barista hates you. We're sure that became clear the first time you ordered a no-foam latte and didn't tip, but it's worth repeating. Since Hot Dish cares about your well-being and wants to foster healthy relationships between you and the people you deal with in the service industry, we've compi ... More >>
Made Here initiative aims to breathe life back into the empty building
'Give us five minutes and we'll change the world.'
The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro
One of the best things about turning the calendar page over to September is the influx of new and classic fall beverages. Starbucks and Caribou pull out the old pumpkin spice latte (would it be so craveable if you could get it year-round?), the orchards start selling gallons of cider, and wine drin ... More >>
American Joe moves from Blaine to St. Paul.American Joe's owners closed the cafe's doors in Blaine on September 2 in order to move the business to downtown St. Paul. Owners Eric Sandrock and Brad Ireland, who also own the American Burger Bar & American Burger Emporium restaurants, are movin ... More >>
Origins Coffee and TeaFind this cart on Nicollet Mall between 4th and 5th. Until now, downtown Minneapolis coffee aficionados have had to make do with mass-market Starbucks, Dunn Bros., and Caribou, as the Twin Cities' premium, niche coffee shops--Bull Run, Kopplin's, Angry Catfish, etc.--are ... More >>
Kei TerauchiLove at first sipMy angel, my all, my Dogwood macchiato, You are the true one, my dearest. Unlike the monstrous and saccharine Starbucks concoction that dares to call itself "macchiato," you are true to your name. Yes, just a stain of steamed milk to enhance your creaminess a ... More >>
A falafel foot-long? Is Subway too far out of its wheelhouse?The Hot Dish recently reported on fast food eateries' plans to add more gluttonous dishes to their menus in 2011. But some of the additions--Taco Bell's partnerships with Cinnabon and Jimmy Dean to add new breakfast items, Dunkin' Don ... More >>
Pour-over pots: Changes are brewing at Dunn Bros Coffee Lab...About a year ago, Dunn Bros. owners took over a former franchise at University Ave and 280 and turned it into an experimental shop--or coffee lab. No more coffee as commodity: the focus is now on tailored brewing and made-to-order ... More >>
This coffee might look the same--until you taste it. At first glace, the inky liquid being poured in your mug might look the same, but Spyhouse has upgraded its coffee service over the past few months to more closely resemble some of the other "third wave" shops in town, such as Kopplin's, B ... More >>
Screwface PattonIf you don't recognize Patton Oswalt by name, you'll recognize him by his voice or face. The popular comedian nailed roles like Remy the rat in Pixar's Ratatouille and his unique mug is splashed all over Comedy Central like he's the sole breadwinner. Patton is returning to Minneap ... More >>
Coffee connoisseurs are getting jittery over Bull Run openingBull Run Roasting Co submitted its Shea Architects-designed plans to the city in mid-August for its upcoming and much anticipated space in the revamped Calhoun Square, smack dab where a Starbucks used to be. Bull Run's first outpos ... More >>
Richard BergJimmy John's employees: So Disgruntled You'll Freak.Apparently Minneapolis employees of Jimmy Johns have bigger complaints than the corporate tattoo ban. Like being paid minimum-wage salaries with no benefits while their bosses are planning a major expansion.Some employees at the fast ... More >>
"Wages so low, you'll freak!"Jimmy Johns service wasn't its usual "freaky fast" today as workers staged a brief walk out at nine Minneapolis franchise locations. The workers are forming their own union to demand better wages and working conditions, including consistent scheduling and minimum ... More >>
Sia treated the Fine Line to a remarkable run of songs, her abilities as a singer and songwriter on full display.
Is Taco Bell trying to Starbucks-ify itself by adding dessert items and fancified beverages to its menus?
Starbucks pays big buckolas for hourly mention on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.
Heavy Table unloads on the St. Paul coffee scene.
Happy endings for everyone!
A Target investor wants the retail giant to Wall-Mart-ify itself more by, among other things, expanding its grocery selection.
In his first column for City Pages, the author tackles sex ed, Minnesota winters, and Miley Cyrus
A banner week for Octoberists, anarchists, and junior achievers
Post Secret, a website that encourages people to send their anonymous secret admissions via postcard, originally started as a community art project and gallery show. Frank Warren, the man behind the project, receives between 100 to 200 confessions a day.
In search of the alchemists who transform fruits into liquids
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Swarming with Paparazzi, Sundance Wonders, 'Where's the Media?'
Katha Pollitt a closet Star Tribune reader? You'd never know it reading the Newspaper of the Twin Cities, but there's a simmering debate over newspapers' seeming inability to come up with female opinion columnists. This tiresome debate has waged the two decades I've been in journalism, for a variet ... More >>
The crystalline beauty of Air's 'Talkie Walkie' doesn't get lost in translation
Ah, the fall rituals of the Prairie!
Dog day afternoons: Teeny handbags, lutefisk jokes, and the virtues of loose tea
One time we made chocolate butter. It was absolutely the ugliest thing youve ever seenslimy, terrible.
Tame the wilds of Park Avenue? There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Donna Ellringer way
When Trip Shakespeare broke up, Matt Wilson marched off to war against his muse. Five years later, this exacting songwriter returns from the front with his first solo album.