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    January 23, 2012

    Today is National Pie Day

    ​March 14 used to be the day that held national significance for lovers of flaky pastry and mathematical constants alike, but the American Pie Council has declared today, January 23, National Pie Day, and its purpose is to "pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future gene ... More >>

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    April 17, 2011

    Zumbro Cafe's Chicken Wild Rice Hash: 100 Favorite Dishes, no. 17

    A healthier hash!​Normally we like to go to Zumbro Cafe in Linden Hills for breakfast and fuel up for a walk around Lake Harriet with eggs Benedict or flapjacks. But when all those carbs and cholesterol feel like too much, we turn to the chicken wild rice hash.

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    April 14, 2011

    The Good Day Cafe's glazed doughnut pancakes: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 20

    Anne Rucker Craving pancakes AND doughnuts? Now you can have both!​What could be better than two decadent, sweet and delicious breakfast staples rolled into one dish?  With the glazed doughnut pancakes at the Good Day Cafe you get the best of both breakfast treats.  Hearty-yet-l ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Rinata's eggplant involtini: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 24

    Mo PerryA delicate amuse-bouche​Rinata's eggplant involtini with goat cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and tomato sugo is perhaps the perfect appetizer. Light, delicate, and intensely flavorful, this is no heaping plate of deep-fried calamari or platter of bruschetta dense enough to render the bre ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Smack Shack's lobster roll: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 25

    Emily UtneIt's finally food truck season!​Early this week, we're told, Smack Shack should be rolling its big white truck into its downtown Minneapolis parking spot at First Avenue and Fourth Street North to kick off its outdoor season. (Don't worry, Northeasters, it'll still be at the 1029 Bar ... More >>

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    April 9, 2011

    The Happy Gnome's MN game burger: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 27

    Mo PerryEating locally sourced food never tasted so indulgent​Eating locally sourced food has been all the rage for quite some time now, but maybe you've eschewed the whole idea, thinking it meant stuffy, sparse plates of morally superior greens sprinkled with a few smug flax seeds. Allow me ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Patisserie Margo's Zuppa Englese Torte: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 28

    A perfect 10 in taste and looks...​The Zuppa Englese torte at Patisserie Margo has a gorgeous multilayered construction that amazes the eyes and seems more precise and perfect than the original Italian treat. When translated, it means English soup, which one theory says came about when Italian che ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Dolsot Bibimbap at Dong Yang Oriental Food: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 31

    Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone pot​It may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Meritage's pommes frites: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 33

    Joy SummersHold the ketchup, pass the Bearnaise ​Everything tastes better in French. Admit it. Would you rather eat mayo or aioli? A loaf of bread or a baguette? Velveeta or a little fromage? French fries or pommes frites? I rest my case. For French cuisine in the Twin Cities, it's hard to ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Piccolo's scrambled eggs with pigs' feet: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 32

    The elegance of eggs​Doug Flicker has a reputation as one of the best, if not the best, chefs in town. Those who know food, like other chefs and serious food followers, watch his every move. He's earned that respect by cooking his food his way, even if it might not appear to be what's popular with ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Travail's fried chicken: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 34

    ​Even those who have lived in New Orleans for decades, where fried chicken is an art form, might find themselves losing years of their lives trying to prepare the dish at home, always feeling some sort of disappointment at the results. It's not always easy to pinpoint what is wrong. Was the batter ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Urban Eatery's Asian pork sliders: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 37

    Take that, White Castle!​To think that we once satisfied our late-night snacking urges with the mushy blandness of the White Castle slyder, a meal that's perfectly content to be seasoned with nothing more than steamed onions. Sure, there's comfort to be found in the squishy buns and flat mea ... More >>

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    April 3, 2011

    Isles Bun & Coffee's Puppy Dog Tail: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 38

    Kei TerauchiFollow the finger for yummy tails​The morning commute is a struggle. With my hair still damp and stomach empty, I head out to catch the bus at Uptown Transit Station. As I sleepily walk down on Hennepin, a sweet and inviting aroma takes hold of all my senses. I look up and see a ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Szechuan Spice's Chicken with Double Chili Pepper: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 41

    Mo PerryFiery goodness to make your tongue tingle​There is something other-worldly about Szechuan Spice's chicken with double chili pepper--a haunting quality that hovers on the periphery of your memory and manifests in periodic, sudden, urgent cravings. Maybe it's the chicken, lightly crisp ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Sunny Side Up Cafe's Santa Fe Railroad French Toast: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 40

    Sara RiceSunny Side Up Cafe knows the way to Santa Fe... French toast, anyway​After a night out in Uptown, it's important to have your recovery plan in place before hitting the sack for the night so you know where to stumble to when the sun rouses you. There's no shortage of breakfast joints ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Dancing Ganesha's Chicken 65: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 42

    Colorful and tasty too​Good smells waft down Harmon Place when you open the doors to Dancing Ganesha and grab a seat at the bar, it only gets better. Pass by the elephant and settle in to watch the dual TV's -- one showing a Bollywood musical and the other reprising a cricket match with the West I ... More >>

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    March 20, 2011

    Il Gatto's ravanelli: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 53

    In the plain white dish​Despite it's vibrant magenta coat, the radish usually plays the role of supporting garnish or salad accoutrement. Not so at Il Gatto, where the ravanelli makes the taproot of the Raphanus sativus a star, putting it front and center in this simple, yet addicting dish. Served ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    Mandarin Kitchen's Seafood and Tofu Hot Pot: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 54

    Kei TerauchiA hot mess = bubbling pot of seafood​Do you ever find yourself in a Chinese rut? You keep ordering the same old egg roll, sweet and sour, lo mein, sesame chicken, and egg foo young. What? You are ordering pad thai at a "Chinese" restaurant for "change"? Now, that's just desperate ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Gopher Bar's Coney Dog: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 56

    Anne RuckerIf nothing else, this dive bar sure has good Coney Dogs.​If you've never set foot in the Gopher Bar, prepare to be sent back in time. It's a true, old-time dive bar, complete with politically incorrect, if not blatantly offensive, signage, dingy lighting, and generally grumpy service. D ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Holy Land's hummus tahini: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 57

    Danielle Lenz​Hummus has been gaining rapid popularity across the country as a healthy and delicious spread, perfect for parties, snacking, and even dieting. Around these parts, however, it's been popular for decades, thanks in no small part to a northeast Minneapolis institution, the Holy Lan ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    The Sample Room's wild mushroom ragout on polenta: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 58

    Mo PerryA rich, complex, earthy treat​Everyone keeps saying spring is around the corner, but it's hard to believe when ice is still encrusting the sidewalks and your skin seems to have taken on a permanent, dry translucence. Still, you know from experience that this is the time of year when y ... More >>

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    March 13, 2011

    Flamingo Restaurant's vegetarian combo: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 60

    Sara RiceUnlike Skittles, this rainbow has more than one flavor​The Midway area of St. Paul is a veritable melting pot, bringing together cultures from around the world. One point where two of them -- Somali and Ethiopian -- meet, is Flamingo Restaurant.

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    March 7, 2011

    Cave Vin's steak frites: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 67

    Lu LippoldGood, and good FOR you.​I do not want to hear one more word about you and your cholesterol. Furthermore, I do not want you giving me that look when I say I'm having a giant slab of red meat for dinner with a side of fat-ridden fried potatoes smothered in mayonnaise. You know why? Bec ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    In Season's fried oysters: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 66

    Sasha LandskovWe wish these were always In Season!​Though scientists have disproved the notion that oysters may only be safely eaten in months with the letter "r" in their names (May, June, July, and August), it is true that the mollusks tend to posses their best qualities when water temperatures ... More >>

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    March 6, 2011

    Everest on Grand's cabbage and potatoes: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 68

    Sara RiceFinding your way to Everest on Grand is a lot easier than climbing Mt. Everest​If you're a curry lover and looking for a change of pace from some of our more standard-issue Indian restaurants around town--or if you're a vegetarian or vegan in search of a dish that doesn't pale compar ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Surly Coffee Bender: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 70

    Anne RuckerLike the can says, "It's never too early to GET SURLY!"​Never before has a beverage so delicious been so darnn confusing. Is it coffee or is it beer?  Is it acceptable to drink at breakfast, or should it be reserved for later in the day?  Why not both? 

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    March 2, 2011

    Maple bacon donut at YoYo Donuts: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 72

    The best thing to happen to breakfast​The salty. The sweet. The long john. It just all makes sense. YoYo Donuts in Minnetonka has made breakfast an ass-kicking event with the introduction of the maple-bacon long john--and they aren't skimping.

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    February 28, 2011

    Willy D's ribs: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 74

    ​There are way too many situations that restrict us from getting our rib on: One doesn't dare order a rack of bones on a job interview, a first date, or any meal-based meet-up that involves signing paperwork or handshakes. Ribs are for eating in the presence of loved ones who have already pl ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    Salsa a la Salsa's Fried Chocolate Truffles: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 75

    Shauna YoungeA fiesta in your mouthLet's face it, in Minnesota we like fried food of nearly any type whether it's meat, veggie, or fruit. Even if the idea unusual fried goodness only appeals to you during State Fair season, Salsa a la Salsa's fried chocolate truffle is one fried food not to miss. Th ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Anodyne's Artichoke Melt: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 76

    Blue chips are a bonus.​Some dishes thrive on flashy presentation, trendy techniques and lofty aspirations. Not so the artichoke melt at Anodyne, which relies on a great cast of ingredients that come together to calm, entertain and feed a busy gal. The bread is grilled to perfection and its conten ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 78

    ​Chocolate as deep, dark, and loving as a Barry White lullaby, studded with hunks of Hope Creamery butter toffee and dusted with a fine layer of rough-hewn sea salt nubs: These are the simple components that create the complex flavor experience of B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar.  The Minneapol ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Mozza Mia's house-made limoncello: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 79

    Lu LippoldLa dolce vita, right here in Edina​Remember that time you were in Rome, awaiting the arrival of your latest Italian inamorata/o at the stazione, and train after train came in, and your beloved failed to appear, and you said (in Italian, of course), "Where is the nearest bar in this t ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 81

    Danielle LenzSpicy, refreshing, addictive.​Think appetizers at a typical Chinese restaurant, and egg rolls and cream cheese wontons probably come to mind, maybe a cup of egg drop soup. At Little Szechuan, however, they're doing things just a bit differently. If you're ready to get out of your ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Aperitif's Nonni's Meatballs: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 83

    Sara RiceYou wish your grandmother made meatballs this good​ Some Italian food falls into the "boring red sauce" category--lackluster canned tomato-like product ladled over pasta in all shapes and sizes served with a side of equally mundane cheese. Aperitif's Nonni's meatballs is just the opp ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Christos's Saganaki: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 84

    Burn, baby, burn​Hot, flaming cheese. Does an appetizer get more mouthwatering--or more dangerous--than the saganaki at Christos?

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    February 16, 2011

    Seven Stars' Sesame Bagel: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 85

    A bagel fairy tale comes to life...​Once upon a time, in a far-away land called Manhattan, a woman lived a mere three blocks from a shop where she could watch them boil and bake the crusty, chewy marvels known as bagels. The store was cramped, and although they laughed because she wanted butter an ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Hell's Kitchen Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 86

    Kei TerauchiFluffy, tangy, sweet, and everything nice​"You wanna treat?" Within my dog's limited human vocabulary, the word "treat" has a special meaning. His eyes twinkle. And with his tail wagging, he opens his mouth slightly, panting a steady rhythm. A pool of drool starts in the sides of ... More >>

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    February 12, 2011

    Tank Goodness chocolate chip cookies: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 88

    Mo PerryTank Goodness delivers homemade chocolate chip cookies by the dozen​Talk about an idea whose time has come. This local Twin Cities company was founded by a couple who decided to quit their day jobs and dedicate their time to baking cookies. Sounds crazy, right? You must not have tried ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Sole Cafe's gal bee: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 89

    Danielle LenzBeef. It's what's for dinner.​Eating at St. Paul's Sole Cafe is like having dinner in the home of the long-lost Korean auntie you never knew you had. In the corner, a television flashes with Korean soap operas, while authoritative and chatty Korean women bustle around your table, ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Porter & Frye's El Pelon: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 90

    Pretty crystals pack a smooth, spicy punch​Craft cocktails are rapidly becoming a way of life here in the Twin Cities, and while a welcome trend, it sometimes leads to drinks that are a little too weighty, both in concept and construction. Not so with Porter & Frye's El Pelon, a crisp yet spic ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Coffee News' fish and chips: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 91

    Coffee News fish & chips​Coffee News Cafe sits on a bustling stretch of Grand Avenue, just a block from Macalester College, so it's often filled with studied-out refugees and folks from the neighborhood hunched over laptops or engaged in spirited conversation. But the pleasant spot offers much ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar, 100 Favorite Dishes No. 92

    Anne RuckerGooey, nutty, chocolaty goodness in bar form.​As you walk into Bread & Chocolate, a wave of warm, sweet air welcomes you.  This Grand Avenue bakery is a cozy spot where students and locals meet, mingle, read the newspaper, and sip hot coffee. The expansive bakery case is fill ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    People's Organic panna cotta: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 94

    Panna cotta: Good 'till the last bite. ​The new People's Organic Coffee & Wine Cafe in the Galleria is a great place to stick with a diet, between the crunchy salads, veggie burgers, and "zone" omelets that limit one's egg yolk intake but don't skimp on flavor. All of these things are perfec ... More >>

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    February 5, 2011

    Fuji Ya's Tofu Don: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 95

    Sara RiceLayers of steaming hot comfort​If the plummeting mercury makes you wonder how you're going to make it all the way to spring, get to Fuji-ya St. Paul for a bowl of Tofu Don, one of the best ways to take the edge off winter's oppressiveness.

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    February 4, 2011

    The Weekender Bloody Mary at Ike's: 100 favorite dishes, No. 96

    Michelle LeonLike a meal in a glass​ Some may be spicier, some may be stronger, but no bloody in the Twin Cities can top the Weekender Bloody Mary for sheer scale and ambition. On a recent Sunday morning, one member of a large party waiting at the host's stand enthusiastically explained the fa ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Punch's Toto pizza: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 97

    Danielle LenzPunch Pizza: serving up huge flavors in 90 seconds flat​Maybe it's the top-notch ingredients, from the San Marzano tomatoes to the imported mozzarella di bufala. Or maybe it's the crust--thin yet chewy and speckled with char from its 90-second stint in an 800-degree wood-fired oven. W ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 98

    The pie that will ruin your life​Standing at the counter of the cute little Stockholm Pie Company in the cute little town of Stockholm, Wisconsin, you may not be aware that you've walked into a den of iniquity. The apple-cheeked proprietor asks you in a suspiciously friendly manner what kind of pi ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Cool off on the Great River Road, then chow down

    Monica WrightVisit Little Pint's home on Lake Pepin​This week's punishingly hot weather has us scrambling for places to cool off (or hide out) until the oppressive humidity relents. Naturally, large bodies of water are especially enticing.

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    January 22, 2010

    Tomorrow is National Pie Day!

    Tomorrow is National Pie Day. How will you celebrate the occasion?

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    April 15, 2009

    Harbor View Cafe, Norton's, and Nosh are great road-trip restaurants

    Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry

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