Last week, Joyce Truong and Will Xiong, owners of Vellee Deli, put up a cryptic video letting their ravenous fans know about some big news: Downtown's premier Asian-Mexican fusion truck will soon be getting its own brick-and-mortar location. The new spot is set to open sometime this winter, but its ... More >>
It's hard to say exactly what a typical suburb is nowadays, but whatever your definition, we doubt Richfield fits it. Although Richfield has its share of big box retailers and cookie cutter houses, it is also home to several ethnic groceries, locally owned restaurants, and life threatening traffic c ... More >>
You may recognize Christopher Straub from season six of Project Runway, the competitive fashion design show hosted by German bombshell Heidi Klum. Though he was eventually voted off the show, he's remained a fixture in Minnesota's fashion world. In December, he unveiled two dresses made entirely fro ... More >>
Fast foodies, start your cars. Stoners, ready your joints. Hungover people of America, it's time to slide into those sweatpants, pop a few Advil, and lug your tired asses over to White Castle to try their new trio of Waffle Sandwiches, including bacon, egg and cheese; sausage egg and cheese; and a c ... More >>
Queenie Von Curves is a local burlesque performer with Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret and Burlesque and the co-producer of Diversi-Tease, a three-day burlesque show in the middle of winter. She's a dance instructor, a producer of Naked Girls Reading in Minneapolis, and a regular contributor to MN-Ups Pin U ... More >>
Taco Bell breakfast is finally here. On Thursday at 7 a.m, every stoner's favorite fast food chain unveiled its brand new breakfast menu, complete with Waffle Tacos, Cinnabon Delights, AM Crunchwraps, AM Grilled Tacos, Breakfast Burritos, Flatbread Melts, hash browns, and coffee. Hot Dish joined the ... More >>
Local singer-songwriter Mayda Miller is in the midst of one of the most life-affirming tours of her life. During a three-week Never Born trek in Korea, she will meet up with her birth parents. Gimme Noise will track her progress in a diary from Mayda here.I must say it has been such a surreal experi ... More >>
The management of the Menards in Richfield isn't thrilled about the proposed design of a Taco Bell that plans to move in next door, alleging it looks cheap and isn't up to the high standards set by the recently redesigned Menards and other nearby businesses.SEE ALSO: Man arrested for drunkenly hitti ... More >>
Here in Minnesota, we're much closer to the land of elk burgers and Molson beer than the land of tamales and Tecate. We're never going to have the abundance of killer taquerias that pepper Los Angeles or Dallas. Nevertheless, we do have a handful that come close to conjuring a balmy Mexican breeze ... More >>
Psst -- it's Halloween this weekend. Well, actually Halloween is next week, but all the hot parties will be happening this weekend. It's time to get that costume pulled together. Skip the "sexy SpongeBob" suits and try some of these food-centric, do-it-yourself Halloween costumes.
Even people who hate Mexicans love their food
Das Racist With Spyder Baybie Raw Dogg and 2% Muck, Illuminous 3Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisThursday, April 5, 2012It was hard to know what to expect at Das Racist's first Minneapolis appearance. The group's cryptic and comedic approach to post-modern hip-hop is so goofy, strange and listles ... More >>
One nation under tacos
It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from TheDaily.com re ... More >>
Richard BergThe Dinkytown Jimmy John's was among the suspect's targets.The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public's help on finding a repeat-offender armed robber who seems to have a thing for shotguns, crime and food shops.A lone man is the main suspect in at least four armed rob ... More >>
South Minneapolis gets spicy
Hammer loves Taco BellThis week's cover story, Wing to Power, delved into the popularity and history of the Buffalo wing. Over the years, fast-food chains like McDonald's and KFC have experimented with their own versions of Buffalo's most famous culinary export. We noticed that along the wa ... More >>
Taco Bell seeks to quell fears of fake beef in light of a recent lawsuit. Taco Bell was recently smacked with a lawsuit that alleged the Mexican chain was filling its tacos with too much filler to call them "beef." The Bell responded by taking out full-page "Thank You for Suing Us" ads in ... More >>
Bob McNamaraC.J. without the saltC.J., the Star Tribune's legendary gossip columnist and contributor to Fox 9's "Dish with C.J." segments, known for her dogged pursuit of scandals and scuttlebutt, has recently met her match: sodium. After an inner ear problem left her with rigid dietary restr ... More >>
Taco Bell newspaper ad says thanks for the fake beef lawsuit.In response to a lawsuit alleging fake beef at the border, Taco Bell has taken the unusual step of running a full-page ad in newspapers nationwide headlined, "Thank you for suing us."The ad ran yesterday in USA Today, Wall Street Journa ... More >>
Is Taco Bell misleading customers to the tune of 5 mil?Last week, two Alabama and California legal firms filed a class-action lawsuit against Taco Bell Corporation alleging that Taco Bell has been misrepresenting its meat. The complaint regards the meat filling in several Taco Bell menu items ... 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 >>
And you thought the KFC Doubledown was bad...The Los Angeles Times looked into the future of the fast food business and discovered a scary trend: a rash of new menu items that "flout principles of healthful eating and instead celebrate a spirit of wanton gluttony." One market researcher calle ... More >>
Dead mouse. It's what's for breakfast.WCCO treated us all to a scrumptious sight last night before we turned in: A dead mouse floating in the bottom of a maple syrup bottle from Target. Yummy. Rena Snyder, who is pregnant, was pouring the syrup on her morning waffles at home in Cokato when s ... More >>
See Prince's Purple Rain suit and the original First Avenue light board
This week, Twisted Fork Grille opened on Grand Avenue, sharing Green Mill's restaurant space (an unlikely arrangement in that you can sit and eat in the restaurant/wine bar or get a Green Mill pizza takeout...kind of reminds me of a Dunkin Donuts I've been to that shared space w/a Taco Bell). ... More >>
The taco titan lived to be 86.
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Is Taco Bell trying to Starbucks-ify itself by adding dessert items and fancified beverages to its menus?
Fire devastates a St. Charles meat processor, leaves hundreds jobless.
PJ Harvey and John Parish to play the Weesner Amphitheater, Cold War Kids hit the Current & Black Blondie.
A&W root beer chain to add more Minnesota locations this year.
We've long been jealous of states with their very own In-and-Out Burger shops. Will Colorado's most serious burger chain bring us something even better?
Ronin Sushi Cafe offers relief in the fast-food desert of Lakeville
It's the kind of place everyone wants to have within walking distance
The D4 write a "how to" for sellouts while Electric Six cash in at Taco Bell
Suck on this, Snoopy: A fiberglass Frosty threatens to storm our city streets
Divining the future of a city one mural at a time