• Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Taste of Thailand vs. On's Thai Kitchen: Pad Thai pandemonium

    When it comes to food from other cultures, "authentic" is a tricky designation. Not only is authenticity complicated by ingredient sourcing and the quality of the chefs themselves, when another country's cuisine is transposed onto our local dining scene, often only the most basic recipes survive. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    World Street Kitchen starts delivery service [MAP]

    Good news for food fans near the Lyn/Lake area: World Street Kitchen, home of the Bangkok Burrito and the Yum Yum bowl has teamed up with Rock-it Delivery to bring their tasty menu items directly to your door. See also:Best Burrito 2013: Bangkok Burrito from World Street KitchenBest Chef 2013: Sameh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Top 5 places to eat in Little Mekong

    Billed as Saint Paul's answer to Eat Street, the Little Mekong area at the east end of University Avenue has become something of a destination lately. There are still plenty of shuttered businesses to go around, but with the Central Corridor light rail set to open in 2014 and its easy accessibility ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Krungthep's Thai sausage: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 46

    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. Last year we voted Krungthep Thai, the new Eat Street outpost of the ever-popular Bangkok Thai Deli, the best Thai restaurant of 2012 thanks to dishes like its wicked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: October 29-November 2, 2012

    This week, our cup has overflowed with prime food and drink news. Here's a few of the week's top stories.~Sometimes there is nothing like a stiff cocktail and a big ol' slab of meat. Join us as we pay tribute to the Cities' Top 10 steak houses.~The slideshows were happening this week, with a to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Bangkok Thai Deli closing temporarily

    It's just going to be for a short time, and they aren't going very far, but Bangkok Thai Deli, the top-notch restaurant tucked away in the back of an Asian supermarket, is shutting down and moving this week.Here are the details on your last chance to pick up some pad kee mow, boat noodles, or pa-nan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Best pumpkin dishes in the Twin Cities, part 1

    Ah, mid-autumn. The time of year best marked by your level of annoyance with people who are still talking about how great it is that pumpkin lattes are back. But savvy foodies know there are so many more interesting uses for this in-season squash than as a syrupy synthetic shot in your morning coffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Amazing Thailand hosts Songkran Festival

    Last Friday marked the start of Songkran, a three-day festival celebrating the Thai New Year. Minneapolis locals kicked off the holiday a little early on Thursday night at Amazing Thailand in Uptown, with traditional dance demonstrations, a display of elaborate fruit carvings, all-night happy hour, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Top 5 ways to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

    At this point, anyone with a computer and a random craving could declare any day on the calendar to be National Pizza Day, or National Rhubarb Day, and social media being what it is, the world would believe it in a matter of hours. But when we learned that today is National Peanut Butter Day, we th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: February 6 -February 10, 2012

    This week at the Hot Dish the stories were extra hot to warm the coldest of days. Here are a few of the week's top reports. ​~We know many of you want to get your lovin' on for Valentine's Day; here's our picks for the most romantic restaurants for you and your snookums.~We also know tha ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 8, 2012

    Krungthep Thai is the real deal

    Eat Street spot wins with authenticity

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Ford plant closure symptomatic of capitalism's ills, writes World Socialist

    ​Weeks after the last Ford vehicle build in Minnesota rolled off the Highland Park assembly line, the World Socialist Website writes that the plant's closure is symptomatic of the decline of American manufacturing. The fact that one of the world's leading sources for left-wing news and analysis pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Top 5 INDOOR food truck experiences

    We'll miss you, sunny days of summer​Day by day our favorite street finds are dropping out of the game. A few intrepid souls like Nate of Natedogs and the vivacious ladies of Fork in the Road plan to stay out all winter long. Others, like Lisa Carlson and Carrie Summers of the Chef Shack, will lea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Chrysanthemum juice at Bangkok Thai: Drink of the week

    Flower-kissed.Chrysanthemum juice $2 Bangkok Thai 315 University Ave. W., St. Paul 651.224.4300 In an usual mosaic-covered building on University Avenue, some of the most mind-blowingly delicious and authentic Thai food is served. This place falls into that "hole-in-the-wall" category. The menu is ... More >>

  • Movies

    May 25, 2011

    Hangover II: Didn't we already see this movie?

    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis star in dude comedy

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    University Avenue's best Asian restaurants

    Restaurants worth fighting LRT construction.​This week's Dish review dubbed On's Thai Kitchen on University at Snelling in St. Paul as a restaurant worth enduring the hassle of LRT construction (Work is now being done between Emerald and Hamline, with the 'dozers moving on to the rest of Universit ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 23, 2011

    Naviya's and On's Thai spice up the Twin Cities

    Two new Thai restaurants in Linden Hills and St. Paul

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    St. Paul's Hmong Village offers food galore! See our new slideshow.

    Hmong Village, now open.​Walking through the new Hmong Village in St Paul's East Side is truly a unique experience. Like the Hmongtown Marketplace on Como and Marion, the sheer volume and variety of food is astonishing with 35 produce vendors and 17 restaurants. Endless bubble teas, medicinal herb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Melting Pot celebrates boobs this Week in Food

    Tschadi & ZehntnerEat this. ​We're all over the board this week, from pasta to Asian wine pairings to roaches and rodents to fondue for boobs. It's a lot to take on, but we know you're up to the challenge of this Week in Food. Monday 10/25 Get your eatin' pants on--it's World Pasta Day. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Sen Yai Sen Lek vs. Taste of Thailand: Who has the best pad thai?

    A.J. OlmscheidA taste of Taste of Thailand's pad thai​This week Food Fight went for another top takeout dish, pad thai. Between our two competitors, Taste of Thailand and Sen Yai Sen Lek, we found that while the main ingredients are fairly uniform--a heaping pile of noodles, a sprinkling of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Best new patios

    Michelle LeonUptown Cafeteria's new Skybar is king!​We all have our favorite standbys for outdoor drinking and dining--W.A. Frost's lush garden patio, the busy sidewalk seats at French Meadow, or the Dennis Rodman-drawing roofdeck at Stella's. But have you checked out the breezy surrounds at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Top ten memorable celebrity twins

    ​This weekend twins, triplets, quads, and their families will make a pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Twins Days Festival. In deference to this celebration of multiples, we've put together a list of some of the most memorable twins. Some are famous because they're beautiful, others for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Chef Shack debuts at 5th and Hennepin

    Donuts for breakfast, tacos for lunch​The smell of Indian-spiced mini-doughnuts in the steaming core of downtown Minneapolis is not a trick: The Chef Shack has set up shop at the corner of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue and is offering its trademark doughnuts, tacos, Arnie Palmers, and even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Forced repatriation of ethnic Hmong raises state senator's ire

    Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.

  • Restaurants

    November 11, 2009

    Loring Kitchen and Ginger Hop: The hits and misses

    Add these two to the long list of new Twin Cities restaurants

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2009
  • Restaurants

    January 28, 2009

    Roat Osha replaces Uptown Thai staple Sawatdee

    Name translates to "food for a king"—so is it?

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    DIY-On-The-Fly: Banana leaf fish


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    Check out the new DIY-On-The-Fly slideshow and learn banana leaf co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Hmong find BK's 'burger virgins' ad hard to stomach

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    Is Burger King's new ad more offensive than its burger-scented body spray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Teens charged in nursing home abuse, Hopkins text threat grammar

    Mass_media_4.jpgTuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Sen Yai Sen Lek: the family behind the food.

    DSCF0016(2).jpg The Hatch-Surisooks broaden our notion of Thai food in their new family-run restaurant.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Where to buy the mysterious mangosteen

    A few years ago, while traveling in Thailand, I discovered the world's greatest living fruit--the mangosteen--the only thing delicious enough to make me forget ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Chino crosses a new line

    Is this the cheeky Uptown restaurant's most offensive billboard yet?

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    An Amazing Moment

    Thai Dance
    Recollections of an amazing night at Amazing Thailand.

  • Music

    March 12, 2008

    Various Artists

    Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics 1918-1955

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007

    6/26 Morning Communiqué

    Flag patches on U.S. military uniforms may have been manufactured in Thailand, Canadian schools debate selling their naming rights to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    2/14 Morning Communiqué

    Bangkok police to monitor underage kissing on Valentine's Day, Veterans Affairs informs almost 2 million vets and docs that ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 10, 2006
  • News

    January 18, 2006

    The Last Place on Earth

    After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.

  • Books

    January 26, 2005
  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Living in America

    Meet the neighbors

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2003

    True Thai Story

    A decade in the making, an Asian gem that's neither dumbed down nor sugared up

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