In the Midwest, we have deer-hunting season; in Sweden, they have crayfish-hunting season, a regulated harvest that takes place each August. You too can celebrate the end of summer the Swedish way -- with unlimited crayfish at the American Swedish Institute's annual Crayfish Party on August 16. Se ... More >>
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. In Sweden, to fika is to break for coffee and a snack. You can fika midday, fika as a low-pressure date, or fika to delay getting started on your taxes, but rega ... More >>
Since David Lehnberg and Elin Lindfors began creating music together over two years ago, the pair have traversed a wide and wild electronic landscape. The Swedish duo -- who perform together as the Deer Tracks -- have just released the final installment to their epic Archer Trilogy, and this latest ... More >>
Last year, 80,000 people gathered around the St. Paul Cathedral to watch international athletes tear down the city's streets on skates, slam into each other, hurtle over drops, and generally jockey to win the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship.Now, just in time for the event to return for its s ... More >>
Saturday afternoon a warm breeze graced attendees at the Bachelor Farmer's kravfskiva, a Scandinavian crawfish bash. Guests wore their yellow party hats akimbo as the Dayton brothers circulated through the crowd. There was a lot to celebrate. In their first year, their restaurant has been graced wit ... More >>
See also:Fika restaurant to open at the American Swedish Institute in July New Nordic food movementFika opened its doors to diners earlier this month as part of the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center opening.The chef behind the new endeavor is Michael Fitzgerald, formerly of Aur ... More >>
The new Minneapolis pub focuses on meatballs and beer
One of our favorite road trip destinations.The Hot Dish has been itching for a road trip lately. But unlike the guy who drove 500 miles to eat at Chipotle, we're seeking true destination dining. Last year, the estimable Bayport BBQ took home our Best Restaurant Worth the Drive honors, but t ... More >>
We just received word that Prince will be joining the lineup for this summer's Way Out West festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, which already includes -- wait for it -- Kanye West, Pulp, Robyn, Fleet Foxes, Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa, the Jayhawks, Explosions In The Sky, James Blake, oh my god, where ... More >>
Mark your calendar for a weekend getaway.Looking for a weekend getaway idea? The Great River Road Wine Trail is hosting a three-day Local Foods-Local Wine Weekend on June 3-5, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. The Great River Road Wine Trail consists of 10 wineries near the Mississippi River ... More >>
thrill to thrillSince we're on the list, can we just stay put this summer? Gas isn't cheap, ya know.If you were going to take one awesome trip this summer, where would you go? The remote mountains and ocean cliffs of Patagonia? The picture postcard perfect islands of the Stockholm Archipelago ... More >>
It's been a couple of years since we've heard from Love in October, the Swedish-born, Minneapolis-bred pop band that picked up and moved to Chicago at the end of 2008. Today, we got word that they just wrapped up a new five-song EP, Love in October II, which is due out on February 8 -- and as a " ... More >>
Considering your girlfriend's 80-year-old grandma spent all day peeling potatoes and baking pumpkin pies, you'd better not show up to supper empty handed. While flowers are always a classy hostess gift, here are five great, locally made, edible options. Your hosts can serve them, send them ho ... More >>
Explore MinnesotaPlan your trip before the leaves pass peak.Looking for fall color? Explore Minnesota has you covered with 10 recommended drives, or "Rainbow Routes," and a Fall Color map to show you which percentage of the leaves have changed in all areas of the state. As for where to stop ... More >>
American Swedish InstituteIt's a shame airfare prices have gone a little over-the-top lately. With airlines trying to recover costs from volcanoes erupting and the economy tanking, how could they not? So those dreaming of a summer getaway will have to wait until it won't break the bank to experie ... More >>
Monica WrightVisit Little Pint's home on Lake PepinThis 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.
You may not have heard the name Clint Simonson before, but diehard music collectors know him as the mastermind behind De Stijl Records, the local DIY label that has, over the course of 60 releases, released some of the most cutting edge, experimental indie music going today. Simonson's "localism ... More >>
For a crash course in local wine, hit the Great River Road Wine Trail's "Local Foods-Local Wine Weekend," on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The trail consists of 10 wineries near the Mississippi River (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa) and will offer s ... More >>
GZA commissions the Hood Internet for new track, Johnny Cash vs. QOTSA & more of the week's best mashups.
New music from the Hood Internet, a Woodstock-themed compilation & Snoop mashed with thrash.
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Chatting with Lykke Li in anticipation for her show this Sunday at the Varsity Theater.
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Sweden's Peter Bjorn and John tromped into the First Avenue Mainroom last night and introduced the packed house to the rest of their songs, some of which are actually quite good.
Now-local Swedes rock, hastily perform 'The Lion King,' rock some more
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A Finnish film festival testifies to centuries of determination