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    June 23, 2014

    Juicy Lucys have made it to London, but are they any good?

    As you walk into this cozy pub, you notice its eclectic vibe, like a cross between Psycho Suzi's and the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. You step over a rug unmistakably designed by Minneapolis artist Adam Turman. In front of you are two Juicy Lucies: one traditional and the other with blue cheese. But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    St. Paul to host Twin Cities Burger Battle

    If there's one thing we love here in the Twin Cities, it's our burgers. With several restaurants touting their own "perfect" variations on the classic sandwich, it's about time somebody set up a Thunderdome-style competition to see who really does have burger bragging rights. The Sanneh Foundation, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Twin Cities spots make Urbanspoon's list of fine dining favorites

    Another day, another national ranking for the Twin Cities food scene. This time, restaurant app Urbanspoon has released its list of the most popular fine dining establishments in the country, and several Twin Cities favorites -- the Oceanaire Seafood Room, Manny's Steakhouse, and Meritage -- made th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Travel Channel names 5-8 Club the number-one place to chow down in the U.S.

    It appears as though Minneapolis's legendary cheese-stuffed burger is making mouths water on the national stage yet again. The Travel Channel has named the 5-8 Club number one on its newest list of places to chow down in the United States. On a show called Chowdown Countdown, now in its second ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    The Jucy Lucy named one of TIME Magazine's 17 most influential burgers

    Yesterday, TIME Magazine put out a list of what it considers to be the top 17 most influential burgers of all time and the Jucy Lucy, a Minneapolis-perfected phenomenon, comes in at number 10. The people at TIME interviewed "burger historians and experts" to compose the list of the burgers they beli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern's Quarterly is like Birchbox for "Bizarre" devotees

    Maybe you've never dreamed of dining exactly like Andrew Zimmern, at least not the meals that consist of durian, the heart of a live frog, or stinky tofu, but a new subscription-based service called Quarterly is allowing fans to get a little closer to living like him.Here's the scoop.See Also:Andrew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Nguyen and Grudem of Hola Arepa talk Twitter rumors and a brick-and-mortar location

    "A lot of people have never even heard of arepas, but people really received them well," says Birk Stefan Grudem, co-owner of Hola Arepa. "We still get people coming up and asking, 'What is that? Is it spicy?' And then they taste them and they like them. I love that!" See Also:  Hola Arepa on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern shows off Minneapolis for Travel Channel [VIDEO]

    Minneapolis is pretty awesome, and now local food celebrity Andrew Zimmern has taken to the internet to let the rest of the world know it too. In a video released by the Travel Channel, Zimmern divulges an array of reasons as to why exactly Minneapolis is a world class city.In it you'll see Haute Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Travel Channel renews Bizarre Foods America for another season

    Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America was picked up for another season Hot off the heels of Andrew Zimmern's 2013 James Beard Award win for Outstanding Personality/Host, the Travel Channel has announced that it will renew his popular food and culture show, Bizarre Foods America, for another season. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    AZ Canteen follows Zimmern to NYC Wine & Food Festival

    Minnesota shut it down at the 2012 New York City Wine and Food Festival. This year's event was hosted by the Travel Channel's baron of bizarre eating, Andrew Zimmern. The weekend's final event, sponsored by the Food Network and presented by Food & Wine magazine, was a who's who of celebrity cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    AZ Canteen food truck: Making "bizarre" foods more accessible

    A group of food enthusiasts were gathered on a sunny day across from St. Paul's City Hall giggling about napkins. We had met to explore the new menu at the latest food truck to hit the streets, AZ Canteen. There was nothing special about the napkins, but we were enjoying the extensive branding the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern wins James Beard Award

    Minnesota food celebrity and TV show host Andrew Zimmern has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Show on Location. His popular Bizarre Foods show is now in it's seventh season, with new episodes airing on the Travel Channel Mondays at 8 p.m. The James Beard Awards are known as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat with the Bizarre Foods czar, Part 2

    ​Local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern is bringing his wildly successful Bizarre Foods home to Minneapolis. The premiere episode of this all-American season, premiering Monday on the Travel Channel at 9 p.m., features Minnesota foods.  (It's the second episode he's filmed in his h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat with the Bizarre Foods czar, Part 1

    ​After traveling the globe, conquering the world one plate at a time, Andrew Zimmern brings the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods home to roost. This season, which premieres Monday, Zimmern focuses entirely on food in the United States. To kick off the season, he's highlighting food from Minnesota. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Andrew Zimmern and Will Allen to headline Kickapoo Country Fair

    Your healthy alternative to the typical deep-fried fair.​Save the date: The Midwest's largest organic food fest, the Kickapoo Country Fair, will take place on Saturday, July 30, in La Farge, Wisconsin. Event organizers from Organic Valley foods have recruited two keynote speakers with promin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Andrew Zimmern wants you to watch Bizarre Foods tonight and help the homeless

    Travel ChannelWatch Zimmern eat bizarre foods and help the homeless​Andrew Zimmern has been encouraging everyone via tweets to watch the San Francisco episode of Bizarre Foods tonight to help out 100,000 Homes Campaign, a charity organization that battles against homelessness. For every viewe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Would Andrew Zimmern eat human flesh? [VIDEO]

    Travel ChannelTo eat foreskin, or not to eat foreskin...​On tomorrow night's episode of Bizarre Foods, Minnesota local Andrew Zimmern travels to Madagascar, where he is forced to ask himself, "Would I eat human flesh?" He and his wife are honored guests at the ritual circumcision of a five-year-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Punch Pizza lauded by Travel Channel, offers $3 pizzas

    The Travel Channel thinks Punch is among the world's best!​Andrew Zimmern took a break from kung fu fighting to name his hometown Punch Pizza his world fave on the following Travel Chanel segment. To celebrate, Punch is offering pizzas on Tuesday for just $3 a pop. Get the coupon and watch the vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Free Juicy Lucys at 5-8 Club on Monday

    The 5-8 ClubThe Juicy Lucy, which some argue is a religious experience, features molten cheese surrounded by hamburger cooked to perfection placed on a whiter than white bun.​The 5-8 Club has declared November as Juicy Lucy month, and to celebrate they're giving away free Juicy Lucys from 4:30 to ... 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

    August 5, 2010

    Piccolo's Doug Flicker: Chef Chat, part 2

    A.J. Olmscheid​Today we return with the second part of our chef chat with Piccolo's Doug Flicker. Piccolo's "'mini-entrees" won the praise of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain when he visited the restaurant for the "Heartland" episode of his Travel Channel show, No Reservations, which aired in July. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Piccolo's Doug Flicker: Chef Chat, part 1

    A.J. Olmscheid​Doug Flicker, owner of the six-month-old restaurant Piccolo, sounds like a chef you wouldn't expect to see on television. He started working as a cook, he says, "because I didn't want to deal with going out on weekends." He says he's still more comfortable in the kitchen than ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Andrew Zimmern talks eating penises and stealing to buy drugs with Nightline

    ​Andrew Zimmern arrived in Minnesota in 1982 and headed to Hazelden to recover from a serious drug addiction. In subsequent years, the onetime chef became a food writer and host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. This week, he was profiled on ABC's Nightline and shared a few stories on the ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Food Wars Ju(i)cy Lucy episode airs tonight!

    Less than two months after filming in the snow, "Food Wars: Ju(i)cy Lucy" airs tonight on the Travel Channel.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: February 15-19, 2010

    While Chinese figure skaters and the Flying Tomato were wooing us this week, we wrote about wine, coffee, meat, and more meat.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    "Food Wars" films Ju(i)cy Lucy episode

    Watch video clips from Travel Channel's visit to Cardinal Tavern.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    This week's "Best of Hot Dish"

    While we await news of Lindsey Vonn's fate, check out some non sports injury-related news we brought you this week.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Tickets to Anthony Bourdain on sale Friday

    Forty bucks to hear a chef talk at the State Theatre? In this case, it might be worth it.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Bizarre World - Wisconsin airs tonight

    Andrew Zimmern takes on Wisconsin in tonight's episode of "Bizarre World."

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Zimmern's book "The Bizarre Truth" out today

    Andrew Zimmern's new book "The Bizarre Truth" comes out on shelves today.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Zimmern's new Bizarre World show premieres tonight

    For the premiere of his new show "Bizarre World," Andrew Zimmern travels to Cuba and eats tree rats.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Man vs. Food Minneapolis airs tonight

    Will Adam polish off a metric yard of meat, or will he go home red-faced?

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Zimmern gets sexy with naked sushi at Hell's Kitchen

    "Sexy Foods" episode guest stars LBV cocktailer Johnny Michaels, Alexis "on the sexes" McKinnis, and a pair of smoked salmon panties.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Man vs. Food visits 5-8 Club, Gasthof

    Adam Richman and crew came to the Twin Cities to eat meat. Lots and lots of meat.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2009

    Man v. Minn.: GAME ON!

    Twin Cities Man v. Food episode appears to be back on the table.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Man v. Food show coming to Minneapolis

    This man plans to overeat soon at a restaurant near you.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Zimmern takes another shot

    Artist wants you to know that Zimmern possibly ate your balls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Andrew Zimmern endorses City Pages food critics

    The noted food critic and Travel Channel star gave our new team props on his blog today

  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Foodie Fight

    Travel Channel food star and local restaurant critic Andrew Zimmern throws down with a celebrated chef and two famous restaurant critics

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

    One only has to tune in to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

    One only has to tune in to the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservatio ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007

    3/13 Morning Communiqué

    PA sportsclub fined for shooting at secured turkeys, the Feds sought to limit payouts to dying nuclear weapons workers, man cleare ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 28, 2006

    Nasty, Brutish, Shortish

    Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down

  • Sports

    October 5, 2005

    A Crowded Table

    TV's new chef-chic aesthetic isn't just for foodies

  • Columns

    August 27, 2003

    Fly Me to the Moon

    To a house divided and a marriage that keeps going bump in the night