Days after last Thanksgiving, Chef Keith visited five local news stations around Illinois and Wisconsin to promote his new book, Leftovers Right: Making a Winner of Last Night's Dinner. The "self-taught" chef, who told one reporter that people compare his cooking to infamous feces eater GG Allin, sc ... More >>
Animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing has released an undercover video depicting cringe-worthy conditions on a turkey farm in Starbuck, Minnesota -- just in time for Thanksgiving. The three-minute video, shot apparently over two weeks with a hidden camera, shows bloody and crusty birds stuf ... More >>
For the first time since 1888 Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will fall on the same day. It's a mathematical anomaly, yes, but more importantly, it's a perfect excuse to celebrate the all-new food-centered super holiday that will heretofore be known as Thanksgivukkah. As far as we know, only one Twin ... More >>
Jerabek's New Bohemian Bakery has been operating in Saint Paul for over 100 years. The future of this beloved bakery looked bleak earlier this month when the owners announced that they would be closing. Not long after the parade of mourners made their way out of those hallowed doors for seeming ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week is the newly released Commander Barleywine from Lift Bridge Brewing Co., a bourbon barrel-aged beer that's as potent as it is pleasing to the palate. It's also an appropriate tipple to offer your friends or family at Thanksgiving dinner, especially when you consider the ... More >>
From Rock the Garden to Wits, Metric top two big shows in the Twin Cities this week
Emily Haines won't give up the past for the sake of her future. The lead singer of the Canadian rock band Metric is captivating to watch onstage, fiery and opinionated but controlled enough to reign it in and expose pieces of her life in song. The latest in this chain of expression is last year's Sy ... More >>
There is no better cure for your political hangover than the latest local food and drink news. Here's what's been happening this week at the Hot Dish. ~Legendary Uptown hotspot Figlio has been resurrected in St. Louis Park. Take a tour and read our review.~We share a cornucopia o ... More >>
With our local beer scene booming and more people catching the home brewing bug every day, it makes sense that just about every decent Twin Cities restaurant seems to understand the importance of curating a respectable beer list. But we've seen a wonderful growing trend of restaurants showcasing tho ... More >>
If you're anything like me, you're all pecan pied and apple pied out after Thanksgiving. But there's something about the delectable combination of key limes, condensed milk, and whipped cream that is irresistible. Here's why Seward Co-op's version is a good choice.
Still have your eatin' pants on after Thanksgiving's annual gorging? Because we've got plenty of food-centric happenings on tap this week, and in the lead-up to Christmas you can expect an increased intake of sweets and booze. Win/win.
Muddy Paws chocolate peanut butter cheesecakeNext Tuesday, November 29, just about the time you've finished stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers, Muddy Paws Cheesecake will be offering you dessert: Free samples of its cheesecake. Muddy Paws is holding its 19th annual tasting a ... More >>
Canned cranberries: They're worse than you thinkIf your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list includes Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, you might want to give the can opener a rest and start re-thinking your menu. A new report reveals the presence of the toxi ... More >>
Interested in creating a delicious autumn dinner? Join Laurie McCann Crowell and Elizabeth Ries (from Channel 5 Twin Cities Live) at Chef's Abode cooking school on Monday evening for some fun fall entertaining.
Turkeys from Ferndale Farms will be available for pre-order.Seward Co-op will be hosting a Holiday Warm-Up on November 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where you'll be able to get a small taste of everything from free-range turkey from Ferndale Farms to holiday desserts from the Co-ops' own deli.
These bears will destroy a pumpkin, or each other, or you, if you want.Okay, so Halloween is, way, way, over now. If you haven't already bought your Thanksgiving turkey and hung all of your Christmas decorations, you are totally behind and kind of an embarrassment to the neighborhood. But, for yo ... More >>
Screen shot from KARE-11Tim White was told he was too fat to fly Twin brothers Tim and Will White had never flown the friendly skies. So they were completely thrilled when they finally got their big chance on Thanksgiving Day. The White brothers arrived at the Chicago airport hours early, w ... More >>
Station 280's public relations."Drink like an Indian. Party like a Pilgrim." There's a Thanksgiving promotion guaranteed to draw the public's attention. Not, though, the kind attention that Station 280 on Como Avenue was hoping for when it posted the drink promotion on its Facebook page: Do ... More >>
Bedroom Databank Vols. 1 & 2, the first two entries in a new series of recordings from Atlas Sound's Bradford Cox.
Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurant Two years after closing Fugaise, chef Don Saunders is running his own restaurant again. Saunders' week-old restaurant, In Season, is located across the street from Cafe Maude in south Minneapolis. The philosophy behind the food is in ... More >>
Sit down. Take a load off. Read Hot Dish. It's the final weekend before the holiday season truly kicks off, so be sure to get some rest and relaxation in now. Kick off your shoes, settle into your comfy couch and pull these lovely Hot Dish stories in close. They will make you laugh and cry and ev ... More >>
Hot drinks are a must this weekend.Word is that the first snow of the season is on its way, so be sure to grab some cocoa or a hot toddy this weekend. Whether you plan to venture out or stay home and cuddle with a loved one, there is something for everyone in this week's Hot Dish. Here are the hi ... More >>
Baby, it's cold outside.The things you learn reading the celeb rags in the supermarket checkout line: Vikings wide receiver Hank Basket is bunking alone these days, because his Playboy Mansion wife Kendra Wilkinson can't handle Minnesota. It's quite the sob story from something called Life & ... More >>
Courtesy of FEAST MplsFEAST kitchen volunteers make dinner for up to 200 people.So what if your last name's not Dayton or McKnight. If you've got $10, that's all you need for dinner and bragging rights as a "patron of the arts" at FEAST Mpls, an innovative grant program for artists, on Nov. 6 at ... More >>
Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.
Because Thanksgiving isn't all sumptious food and super-fun relatives.
Pumpkin this, pumpkin that. It's gone before you know it though.
Remember the two idiotic Minneapolis men who were busted stealing the head off a mechanical gorilla in Appleton, Wis? Their prank cost them $1,949.50 each.
Target's opening four pop-up shops in Manhattan next month. On September 11.
A preview of Day 10, plus some randomness.
Yesterday's fat Strib was chock-full of ads prepping us for today's annual consumer gluttony. To goose things along, the editors helpfully decided that the day's top story was: Stocks approaching 4-year highs Another way to spin this would have been: "Stocks still haven't matched 20 ... More >>
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