If Old Country Buffet ever had grace, it certainly fell from it by the mid-2000s. The restaurant struggled on quality control, competition from other buffets, and a changing dining mentality that didn't always prioritize all-you-can-eat ribs over the taste and flavor of said ribs.Then in early 2013, ... More >>
Film lovers are in for a gastronomical treat this weekend as the Food & Wine Film Festival kicks off at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Over the next four days, foodie film classics such as Babette's Feast and the family-friendly Ratatouille will be shown alongside newcomers like Dead Sushi and indie ... More >>
This week we're profiling pastry guru John Kraus of Patisserie 46. In part 1, we met the chef and his wife (who opened their dream bakery in 2010), and were treated to a behind-the-scenes account of Kraus's win at the Food Network Chocolate Challenge. Now we jump to the early stages of his career, ... More >>
Christine ChovanChef Don Saunders of In Season restaurantToday we continue our talk with Don Saunders, chef of the new In Season restaurant in south Minneapolis. (Here's part 1 of the interview.) Saunders, who first entered the Twin Cities restaurant scene as a server, tells us about a clums ... More >>
Woodman and Russo trade blows in the blogosphere.Usually chefs criticize each other's work in private and leave restaurant critics to do the public skewering. But with the rise in chefs taking part in social media, it was only a matter of time before they started slinging serious mud at each ... More >>
After six stormy years, Gurban is given the boot
What to do for the next 5 days, besides eat turkey...
Andrew Zimmern predicts better days ahead for the local restaurant scene.
Heidi's new sous chef David Vlach chats with Hot Dish.
Why do we stay?