When subjected to a rape joke, we generally have a few options: walk away, confront the "comedian" directly, administer a slap-o-sense to the face, or mix and match any combination thereof. But what can we do when a rape joke is plastered on a billboard near a busy intersection, flaunting its insen ... More >>
It's Sunday night and you're alone in your dorm room, too hungry to do homework and too lazy to cook. In your food-deprived delirium, you're struck with a vision of the city's best ramen being delivered to your door by a gravelly voiced biker named SK. You're not dreaming. On Thursday, Unideli, U ... More >>
The new restaurant treads familiar waters in the old True Thai location
Minnesota is for carnivores. Steaks, burgers, and brats paired with some kind of bread and some kind of side are staples of our summertime diet. But it's easy to get caught in a rut and tire of the too-familiar options and too-familiar variations. This week we're breaking out of our Midwestern habi ... More >>
For gorillas' sake, eat a burritoPlanning lunch for today? Area Chipotle restaurants will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Como Zoo. Here's what you have to do:See Also:Baby giraffe at Como Zoo is cuteBest Burrito: Bangkok Burrito at World Street Kitchen
Well, the time has come and Bon Appetit magazine's Andrew Knowlton has published his list of the 50 best new restaurants in the United States. It should come as no surprise that Minneapolis has nabbed not one, but two spots on the illustrious list; downtown's Borough and Uptown's World Street Kitche ... More >>
Not only did the music rock. Not only did Low launch an epic one-song set. Not only did we endure a torrential downpour, rock the parking ramp and revel in the Husker Du and Sugar-peppered Bob Mould setlist. We also ate very well.See Also:Low's one-song set at Rock the Garden totally ruledMetric at ... More >>
Many in the local and global music community are mourning last week's loss of Tim Carr, an esteemed local music writer who went on to sign the Beastie Boys, Megadeth, and countless others in an impassioned career. He worked throughout the U.S. and eventually shifted his projects to Thailand, where h ... More >>
Following the recent rollout of a new menu featuring Indian-inspired cuisine, Parasole-owned Chino Latino is getting some backlash.To introduce its "New India Street Sheet" menu items like cauliflower pakora, vindaloo pork, and paneer omelette, the Uptown fusion restaurant released an ad containing ... More >>
After years of searching, working cramped in a truck, planning, plotting, and writing menus, the Wadi brothers opened the doors to the new World Street Kitchen. The same concept from their wildly popular food truck has found a home in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood. While chef Sameh claims they are conti ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
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 >>
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 >>
A dozen different dishes for under $10
See Also:City Pages introduces the Minneapolis Food Delivery MapIf you have ever spent time in New York, L.A., or other food-centric major metropolises, you've probably enjoyed the speed and convenience of the bike messenger services that are so popular there. For everything from important documents ... More >>
It's (almost) May, and our week in food reflects this most welcome month: Cinco de Mayo cooking classes and a new chef at Gather just to name a few. Enjoy!
NOW OPENColossal Cafe(2315 Como Ave, St. Paul)Rosa Mexicano (City Pages Review)(609 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)Little Szechuan (City Pages Review)(5377 West 16th St., St. Louis Park)West Bank Diner(324 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis)Five Guys Burgers and Fries(8360 3rd St N., Oakdale)Eat Street Pi ... More >>
Try Gai Gai Thai's green curry rice and Thai iced tea. On some of these summer days when it's been hot as Bangkok at 9 'o clock in the morning, we figure, Why try to beat it, when we can join it? Such weather is just an excuse to indulge in the Southeast Asian street eats of farmers' market ... More >>
WikipediaThe venerated Gen. Vang Pao in the early '60s.Last night, news arrived from California that Gen. Vang Pao succumbed to a 10-day battle with pneumonia and died at the age of 81. Though decades have passed since he lead the Royal Army of Laos in guerrilla combat during the Vietnam W ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Mee Moua surprised local politicos when she announced her retirement from the Minnesota SenateWhen Mee Moua announced last May she was retiring from the state Senate, no Hmong American held a higher elected office in the country, and the news caught a lot of people by surprise. But what no o ... More >>
Funny or Die: Parasole billboardsWhile working on this week's Dish column on Uptown Cafeteria, the Hot Dish was admittedly a little disappointed not to see an edgy ad campaign associated with Parasole's newest eatery. Talking to CEO Phil Roberts and VP Kip Clayton recently, we learned that th ... More >>
Michelle BruchDandelion Kitchen launched at farmers' markets this summerFresh off a yearlong bike expedition from Prague to Bangkok, the owners of Dandelion Kitchen are still on wheels. The Farmers' Market vendor is parking a bright yellow trailer in front of the IDS building on Nicollet Ma ... More >>
courtesy of Dawn Drouillard Dawn Droulliard, chef and owner of Fabulous Catering, is not your average chef. Formerly a singer in the bands Interstate Judy and That's What You Get, Droulliard has a rocking style that has translated itself into her kitchen.After moving to the Twin Cities in 1991, D ... More >>
Check out what's fun and free this weekend.
Ronin Sushi Cafe offers relief in the fast-food desert of Lakeville
International Marketplace quietly offers cuisine treats
Karen immigrants describe their harrowing journeys from the brutality of Burma to sanctuary in St. Paul
This week's OC Weekly features a story on former Royal Lao Army General Vang Pao and his recent arrest for his involvement in the secret purchase of millions of dollars worth of AK-47s, C-4 explosives and Stinger missiles.
Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.
Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down
CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Jack Sparks responds to Diablo Cody's State Fair post at the Other Side of Country. THESE DAYS Thailand's leader is trying to ferret out a government minister who allegedly had a penis enlargement, saying news of it is aff ... More >>
Thailand's Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul makes films too big and beautiful for plot
Surveying China with Hero cinematographer Christopher Doyle
Cooking instructor Supatra Johnson connects the dots from southeast Asian farmers to you
Holiday treats from local farmers and food artisans
Proof That Inmates Sometimes Take Over the Asylum
A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.
Ousia breaks up. Ana Voog leaves her bedroom. The mother ship of knob-twaddling electronic music descends for a local showcase.