MNsure executive director April Todd-Malmlov is taking heat today for a two-week tropical vacation she took in late November as the state health care exchange website struggled with a number of problems.RELATED: MNsure irons out many launch kinks, logs 5,000 accounts in first week MNsure staff say t ... 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 >>
By some estimates, there are as many as 2,500 homeless kids in the Twin Cities area. With a little luck, a few hundred of them will turn out Thursday for a free meal prepared by the executive chef of HCMC. "Our goal is to serve 400 kids," said William Panzarella, executive director of Aegis Foundati ... 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 >>
The gastronomic merrymakers behind the annual Gastro Non Grata event are at it again. This year's mash-up of the Twin Cities food and music scene has been scheduled for the Sunday after Thanksgiving. On November 24, attendees will feast on delicious bites of food from one the hottest restaurants of ... More >>
Seeing as how this is All Hallows Eve eve, we thought it only appropriate to make this week's beer of the week an unabashedly spicy pumpkin-y little number. Pumking imperial ale from Southern Tier Brewing Co., based in Lakewood, New York is a high ABV ale that pours a brilliant creamy orange and sme ... More >>
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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 >>
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.
As the glut and gratitude of Thanksgiving gives way to the glut and gaiety of the holiday season, plan to kick off this transitionary phase with some holiday honky tonk and a banjo-pickin' veteran of Hee Haw this weekend at Lee's and the Dakota.
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.
Kitchen WindowSarah Burt, of Saucy Burt's food cart, teaches the four-course feast tomorrow nightThe typical Thanksgiving dinner is a tradition for a reason, but there's always room to add a little spice and variety. The Kitchen Window can help you do just that with its Italian Thanksgiving c ... More >>
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 >>
In what's now become a yearly tradition, First Avenue will host another Replacements tribute night on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, in both the Mainroom and 7th St. Entry.
Menards mayhem: Great TV.The woman caught on tape going ballistic at a Wisconsin Menards on Black Friday is going to be a TV star. It also sounds like she's a person of interest to Grand Chute police, who expect to make an arrest in the case pretty soon. They haven't released her name.
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 >>
Mary O'Regan will judge your elastic pantsWith less than 24 hours before Black Friday blows up, it seems like the perfect time to have a food-and-fashion chat with Mary O'Regan, fashion editor with Metro magazine, editor of Minnesota Bride, and fashionista-about-town at her blog Art of Wore. ... 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 >>
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 >>
But you can drink it in MinneapolisBreakfast in Vermont$9Amore Victoria1601 W. Lake St., Minneapolis612.823.0250The first snow has fallen and the fresh chill demands drinks with brown, warming liquors. To satisfy that urge, glide into Amore Victoria, sit at the darkly lit bar, and ask bartender S ... 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 >>
Jessica ChapmanThe "flapper" at Colossal Cafe.It may or may not be National Pancake Day this Sunday, September 26. (The international megachain IHOP has its own National Pancake Day in February where they give them away. Maybe we should flip a pancake to determine which is the "official" one? ... More >>
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