Street Food

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Harriet's Food Truck Fall Feast Is the Last Hurrah Before Winter

    The time has come: Get your food truck kicks while it's still warm enough to get them. Saturday, October 18 marks the third and final food truck rally of the year at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis. The Fall Feast features 18 food trucks, Harriet beers, and live music with no cover charge. Food truc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Ian Gray to open food truck, swears: "I'll quit or close the doors before I order from Sysco"

    When Ian Gray announced the closing of the Gray House in May, legions of fans were disappointed. Until then, it had seemed the Gray House avoided the restaurant curse afflicting 610 W. Lake St. (once occupied by Risotto, among other failed ventures). Business was solid, and Gray's $20 prix fixe was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Food truck for dogs rolls through Minnesota this weekend

    Mini hamburgers and chicken meatballs anyone? Oh no, not for you Hot Dish reader. This food truck is rolling into town to serve the four-legged set, an oft-overlooked segment of the street food market. Catch Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck on its national tour at one of four stops in the Twin Cities area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Harriet to host Summer Sampler, a food truck rally on August 9

    After a successful run in May, Harriet Brewing is bringing back another food truck rally, dubbed the Summer Sampler and set for August 9. See also: Harriet Brewing to host food truck rally and release barrel-aged Divine Oculust

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Meatball Emergency, another ambulance-centered food truck, launches Kickstarter

    Here in Minnesota, we approach each meal with a sense of urgency. So too does Meatball Emergency, this year's second local Kickstarter project centered on turning an ambulance into a food truck. "We were looking at food trucks on Craigslist and [ambulances] came up. There were a couple of them, so ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Harriet Brewing to host food truck rally and release barrel-aged Divine Oculust

    On May 10, Harriet Brewing will host Spring Spread, the first of three rallies in conjunction with the Minnesota Food Truck Association (MFTA). Spring Spread will bring 16 food trucks to the Harriet parking lot, complemented by live music and lots of beer from the south Minneapolis brewery. The ral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Hot Indian food truck to open stall inside Midtown Global Market

    The lights went out at one of the most popular stalls inside the Midtown Global Market when the Left Handed Cook folded into the Rabbit Hole. But Thomas Kim, chef and owner of those restaurants, hinted to us that that the stall wouldn't be dark for long. Now, Hot Indian, the food truck purveyor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Butcher Salt, a new themed food truck, is coming to town

    Sodium lovers rejoice! A new butcher salt-inspired food truck, aptly name Butcher Salt, is set to hit the streets of Minneapolis in early February. Butcher salt -- a blend of sea salt, fresh marjoram, rosemary, and thyme -- is typically used as a meat rub, but Butcher Salt owner Jean Hutar isn't sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Edina opens online forum to discuss city's ban on food trucks

    Will Edina, the city with a standing prohibition on food trucks, finally start to reconsider its stance on the overwhelmingly popular mobile restaurants? The short answer is: not any time soon. While the city of Edina has made it clear that they're not currently proposing any changes to the current ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 8, 2014

    Chef Shack goes brick-and-mortar

    The folks behind the popular food truck bring their goods to Seward

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    First Look: Chef Shack Ranch

    They've conquered the mobile restaurant scene, garnering multiple awards as one of America's most creative food trucks, best farmers market lunches, and most memorable market meals. Then they went on to open a successful brick-and-mortar eatery in Bay City, Wisconsin, centered on their kit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Bloomy's Roast Beef says goodbye

    The team behind Bloomy's Roast Beef has decided that this winter won't just be a hiatus, but the end of their food truck business altogether. Yesterday they announced that they have made the difficult decision to pack up the roast beef recipe and sell their food truck.See Also:Bloomy's Roast Beef, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Charlie Awards finalists announced

    The Twin Cities' annual award ceremony for the best and brightest in the local restaurant scene is quickly approaching. This week a number of the finalists for the Charlie Awards -- so named for Charlie's Exceptionale, a legendary downtown Minneapolis restaurant --  were announced. We have the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Food Truck Rally returns with a fall feast

    A semi-circle of colorfully decorated trucks held court outside Harriet Brewing this summer, luring fans with seductive scents of bulgogi, fried pork belly, and Argentinian empanadas. The first food truck rally organized by the Minnesota Food Truck Association (MNFTA) was such a success, they're now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Talking trucks with TV's super star baker, Duff Goldman

    Well, it's not too often that the opportunity to sit down and spend a few minutes with the Ace of Cakes comes along, but it did, so we did. We were recently able to catch up with the legendary maestro of exploding cakes, Duff Goldman, out at Boom Island where he was preparing for a long evening of f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Weekend brewery round-up: Summer Beer Dabbler and more

    We've experienced a scorcher of a week, but more tolerable temperatures are on the way so why not plan to attend one of the many outdoor, beer-related events going on this weekend? Our top pick is the Summer Beer Dabbler happening this Saturday in its new location at Upper Landing Park in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    First-annual Great Minnesota Food Truck Rally

    Without question, a gathering of food trucks is cause for celebration. Throw in some beer and local music and it's likely an evening of fun. Now, not every gathering has been a huge success, poor planning and high prices have plagued some other truck events. The difference with this event is that it ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Brand new food truck Craft Mobile Kitchen opening in St. Paul

    The summer food truck season may be well underway, but most would agree that the weather has hardly been on anyone's side for its duration so far. It seems like perfect timing, then, that Tri-City Restaurant Management has just announced the debut of a brand new food truck, Craft Mobile Kitchen -- C ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 19, 2013

    The Twin Cities' new fleet of food trucks

    The lowdown on a dozen brand-new trucks hitting the streets this summer

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Twin Cities food trucks make the list of 101 Best Food Trucks in America

    Foodie site the Daily Meal just released their second-annual list of the 101 best food trucks in America. This year, the Twin Cities can count two food trucks among the best of the best in the country. Trucks were ranked on several different factors including social media followers, media coverage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Great Food Truck Race Season 4 rolls through the Twin Cities

    Tikka Tikka Taco running in the Great Food Truck RaceThis weekend the final four food trucks competing in Season 4 of the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race rolled through town peddling their wares. They teamed up with our local MN Food Truck Association to draw in the hungry crowds.See Also:Great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Potter's Pasties brick-and-mortar: A first look

    It was a particularly overcast day in the middle of a week of consecutive overcast days when we decided to stop by Potter's Pasties new brick-and-mortar location on Como Avenue. for a taste of their traditional tasty hand pies, the official food of depressing weather. The store is the latest in a we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Gogi Brothers Korean BBQ truck hits the streets

    Finally, there's a truck serving finger-licking Korean-style barbecue on the streets of the Twin Cities. Ever since Roy Choi's Kogi truck kicked off the food truck revolution, we've been waiting for someone to bring us some mobile bulgogi. Today we found that truck.See Also:Second Annual Food Truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Great Food Truck Race filming in town this weekend

    There were rumbles on Twitter yesterday and today it was officially announced that the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race is rolling into the Minneapple. We have the details on where you can check them out.See Also:612Brew: A First Look2013 Best New Brewery: Indeed2012 Best Street Food: Hola Arepa

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    2nd Annual Food Truck Fair moves to Uptown

    After what can be generously described as a steep learning curve, the Minnesota Food Truck Fair is returning with some big changes. The first Food Truck Fair was held in the North Loop and charged varying ticket fees for samples of food and craft beer. Attendees complained of excessively long lines, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Do food trucks hurt skyway restaurants? Downtown Food Committee to address the issue

    Are the food trucks that Minneapolis diners seem to love so much causing undo harm to existing businesses? Are they given an unfair competitive advantage by the state that traditional brick-and-mortars can't compete against? A group referring to itself as the Downtown Food Committee seems to think s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    World Street Kitchen Uptown releases more details on the Wadis' new restaurant

    As the days grow shorter and the weatherman threatens us with the white stuff, we're cuddling up to a cozy press release we just received promising that we will not have to spend another cold season without the hearty comfort of a Yum Yum Bowl.World Street Kitchen, the truck from Saed and Sameh Wadi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Chef Shack announces Bay City opening event

    The preeminent Twin Cities food truck is moving into its winter weekend digs. The former River Bay Cafe in Bay City, Wisconsin, has been given a facelift and a shine. When can we expect to taste Chef Shack's delights in its new space?See also:Chef Shack opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant2011 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Cooking Channel in town to film 'Street Eats' show on Twin Cities food trucks

    The Cooking Channel's chronicle of curbside dining has landed in town to check out our food truck scene. Street Eats travels the country seeking out delicious meals to be had al fresco. As the food truck phenomenon continues to sweep the nation, it makes sense that they'd want to cover our truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Chef Shack opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant

    See also:Chef Shack named one of America's 'most creative' food trucksChef Shack may be moving into former Jack's space Amid recent rumors that they might put down roots in the East Harriet neighborhood of Minneapolis, Carrie Summers and Lisa Carlson of Chef Shack announced they'll actually be going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Minnesota Food Truck Fair leaves fans crying foul

    A beautiful summer day, mixed with food trucks, promises of cold beer, and discounted tickets led to a Sunday full of frustrations for many attendees of the first Minnesota Food Truck Fair. Using Groupon and Living Social, organizers sold thousands of tickets to Sunday's event. Through social media, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities

    People called them a fad, but as a new truck or trailer seems to pop up every day, it's hard to argue with the popular food delivery system. Many of these new street food purveyors are serving food just as good and sometimes better than stand-alone restaurants. We'll admit it; we are smitten with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Aussie's Kebabs' Chris Millner, bringing Australia's favorite snack to the Twin Cities

    If you were in St. Paul Sunday and on the lookout for something satisfying, unique, and a little bit spicy to fuel your Grand Old Day activities, you may have spotted Chris Millner in front of Dixie's on Grand manning his food truck Aussie's Kebabs. Millner is one of the dozen or so new  food t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Best bets for Art-a-Whirl refueling

    Today marks the beginning of the 17th annual Northeast Minneapolis Art-a-Whirl, the nation's largest open-studio tour, when galleries and studios throw open their doors to art lovers, prospective buyers, and people who just love free wine and cheese. Last year, the event drew more than 30,000 peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Chef Shack may be moving into former Jack's space

    At the end of April when Jack's/Jack's Cafe/Java Jack's/the revolving door of drama at 46th and Bryant closed its doors, the Nicollet East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA) said a "nonfood business" would be taking over the space. Looks like they were wrong, but that might be great news for the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Kingfield Farmers Market returns this Sunday

    If there wasn't already enough going on this weekend with Art-A-Whirl (we have a couple of the best bets on where to eat), Minnesota Monthly's Grill Fest, and Solo Vino's annual rose wine tent event, this Sunday also marks the return of the Kingfield Farmers Market.Located at 43rd and Nicollet, near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Beer Dabbler pairs breweries and food trucks for Pride fest

    The Beer Dabbler is always a hot ticket. They're gearing up for the next big bash during Twin Cities Pride this summer, June 22, in Loring Park.Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door (if there are any left by then). The ticket price includes a souvenir six-ounce glass for a two-ounce pou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Tot Boss hits the streets for the first time today

    Way back in late January we announced that a new food truck, one based on the almighty tot, would be on the streets of downtown St. Paul this spring.  That day has finally arrived. Dan Docken, owner of Tot Boss food truck, will open up shop in Rice Park today at 11 a.m. for his inaugu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    City Pages' Food Truck Map: Now updated for spring

    Today is May Day, which always somehow seems like the first unofficial day of spring. And as we know, the Best Sign of Spring this year is the return of the food trucks--the best excuse yet to get out of the office and enjoy the day. But with so many mobile lunch counters on the streets of Minneapo ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 25, 2012

    So You Want to Start a Food Truck

    Owners share tricks of the mobile-kitchen trade

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Stanley's on Wheels, a new food truck, coming in mid April [VIDEO]

    The Twin Cities is about to receive another entrant into the world of food trucks. Stanley's Northeast Bar Room announced on Facebook that it will be rolling out a truck in downtown Minneapolis beginning in mid April.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Gluten-free food trucks: a handy list

    ​This week, Restaurant Alma chef Bryan Morcom was the target of a firestorm of angry and confused comments from customers with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, after he responded to the question "which culinary trend do you wish would die?" in an interview with the Pioneer Press by sayi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Food truck court returning to downtown St. Paul

    ​Yesterday we spoke with Jill Wilson, owner of 128 Cafe and worker of the window in their food truck. She's again heading up the wildly successful food truck court that drew throngs of customers to downtown St. Paul last summer. She let us know who she expects to join her, where they'll be, and wh ... More >>

  • More >>