• Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    5 New(ish) Brunches to Change Your Weekend Routine

    If you're a diehard bruncher, you've likely got your regular haunts: Psycho Suzi's for its bloody Mary bar and expansive, almost guaranteed-no-wait dining room; Haute Dish for inspired twists on brunch classics; Grand Cafe for an award-winning, hangover-buster with panache. But what are you, married ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Stellar state fair stand-ins: 6 fair foods available year round

    The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts tomorrow, and we're pumped. We love the fair. We love, love the fair. But some of you aren't going to make it. Maybe the ticket prices are too high, maybe you've had enough of the crowds, maybe it's only over-the-hill bands playing the Grandstand. No matter yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Harriet to host Summer Sampler, a food truck rally on August 9

    After a successful run in May, Harriet Brewing is bringing back another food truck rally, dubbed the Summer Sampler and set for August 9. See also: Harriet Brewing to host food truck rally and release barrel-aged Divine Oculust

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Red's Savoy vs. the Bulldog: Cheesesteak challenge

    Once a dish is declared "the best," how long does it stay that way? How long does that chosen taco or cupcake deserve to sit at the top of the mountain? A realistic answer might be "as long as the restaurant manages to stay in business." A more psychologically accurate answer might be "as long as ou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2014
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    August 16, 2013

    MN State Fair gluten-free food guide

    As the countdown to the Great Minnesota get-together winds down, we're readying our stomachs for the fried-goodies and onslaught to pronto pups. For those of us who eschew gluten, the Northland Celiacs Support Group has pulled together a comprehensive list of all the gluten-free options at the fair. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    My Burger opening a third location

    After finding success at their original location in the Six Quebec building in downtown Minneapolis and then adding a storefront near Lake Calhoun, fast-casual burger joint My Burger is opening a third location in the former Oak Street Textbooks store in Stadium Village, reports the Minnesota Daily. ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 27, 2012

    Devil's Advocate keeps it simple

    The new Minneapolis pub focuses on meatballs and beer

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Hola Arepa, World Street Kitchen are among food trucks hitting the streets

    They continue to emerge from their wintry slumbers, these motorized beasts of street cuisine. This week saw the return of a few fan favorites and the promise of more to come.World Street Kitchen has returned, Sameh Wadi rolled out his truck for the first time Thursday. The line for the Yum Yum bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Target will halt sale of sandblasted jeans for ethical reasons

    ​Target has announced that by the end of 2012, shoppers won't be able to find the weathered, whiskery-style jeans that all the kids are (were five years ago?) wearing. At least, not the washes that were created by a technique called "sandblasting." That's because human rights organizations are pu ... More >>

  • Movies

    February 29, 2012

    Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Film elevates Turkey's leading filmmaker

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon March '12

    ​OPENColossal Cafe in St. Paul (City Pages review)Eli's East Food & Cocktails (City Pages review)Eat Street Social (City Pages preview)Eat Street PizzaThe Hole Sports LoungeOceanaire  (new location)Turkey To Go  (Minneapolis skyway)Uncle Moe's Deli and DraftsWest Bank DinerWhich Wich

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January 2012

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Zoe Francois, author, blogger & pastry chef: Chef Chat, part 2

    Photo Credit: Susan PowersThe Dutchess of Dough, Zoë François​Bestselling cookbook author Zoë François sat down with us in between promoting her new book, with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, creating desserts for Linden Hills hot spot restaurant Tilia, blogging, and parenting for a conversation abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Turkey To Go opens storefront location in St. Paul; Minneapolis next

    Turkey To Go sells slow-roasted pulled turkey sandwiches.​You no longer have to go to the State Fair or the ball game--or even a Turkey To Go food truck--to get your fill of pulled turkey sandwiches. Owners Drew Levin and Dan Perkins have opened a storefront location in St. Paul, with plans for an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Street Eat Awards crowns the best curbside cuisine in the city

    ​The scent of mini donuts that wafted past the gates at the TCF Bank Stadium last Saturday had nothing to do with football. Instead the scent was emanating from the road warriors at the Chef Shack: their signature dessert of fried dough tossed in an alluring mix of spices that include cinnamon, su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    The Six15 Room now open at the Grand Hotel

    Six15 RoomThe Grand Hotel's lounge gets a major makeover. ​The San Francisco-based Kimpton boutique hotel chain recently took over the Grand Hotel in downtown Minneapolis and put the property under a major renovation. The Zahtar restaurant upstairs is still intact, but the lobby-side lounge go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Burger roundup: Five unique patties, from lamb to camel

    Clockwise, from top left: camel, chicken, pork, turkey, lamb We at the Hot Dish are the kind of people who take things like Hamburger Month very seriously.  For example, we pre-ordered our buns before Christmas and have our mustard flown in from a Bavarian abbey where monks grind the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty debates on Fox: What he said

    Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.​Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Magnum ice cream enters U.S. with a little help from Chanel

    mojosavings.comWelcome to the U.S., Magnum!If you don't follow fashion, you might not be familiar with Chanel's designer Karl Lagerfeld, but trust us, he's a big deal. Uncle Karl, as he's frequently called, has been tapped by international ice cream company Magnum to introduce the brand to the Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    First look: Glory Days Bar and Grill

    Glory Days Bar and GrillIn 2011, it's difficult to understand where the concept of the sports bar originated. With multiple and massive flat-panel HDTVs in just about every bar or restaurant in town--regardless of theme or philosophy--it's not easy to remember a time when the sports bar could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Spicy Eggplant at Black Sea Turkish Restaurant: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 7

    Lu Lippold​People who worship eggplant can't understand people who despise eggplant, and vice versa. It's like theists and atheists: each side inevitably asks of the other, "Why are you such a moron?" It's probably hopeless to persuade your opponents of their wrongheadedness, but if ever there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Veggie sushi, new Twins concessions, Free Bacon Wednesday, and more this week in food

    DIY veggie sushi at the Wedge this week​It's technically April, but the weather hasn't cooperated enough to officially declare patio season open for business just yet (remember last year when we hit 81 degrees on April 1? Sigh.) Luckily there are plenty of food-related activities to distract y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    The Twin Cities' best new food trucks of 2010

    Chef Shack paved the way for a crop of new street food vendors​Most of the food carts have been put away for the season--even street food pioneer Chef Shack is skipping Holidazzle this year. But a few brave souls, such as Fork in the Road, have been serving through the snow, and several others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Caribou breakfast sandwiches: Worth the 400 calories?

    5 new breakfast sandwiches at Caribou​Breakfast is hot right now and everyone wants a piece of the action. Burger King is running a surreal campaign with a flute soloist for their new breakfast bowls, Dunkin' Donuts just started serving hot breakfast sandwiches, and even our own Caribou came o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Top 5 Minneapolis street eats

    Head to the streets for some Brotherly love.​This week's Dish column investigates the new street eats in downtown Minneapolis: goat curry, Ethiopian coffee, pulled pork sandwiches, homemade lemon-ginger sodas, and more. We ate our way through the new carts' offerings to bring you the five be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Bukhara Indian Bistro coming soon to Minnetonka

    Out: Turkey. In: India.​Joginder Cheema, former owner of the Taste of India and India Palace restaurant empires and current owner of three India House restaurants in St. Paul, Fridley, and downtown Minneapolis (India Express), is bringing Bukhara Indian Bistro to the former home of Istanbul Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Seward Co-op's turkey pepper melt a cheesy masterpiece

    In a rush at the grocery store? Flying to your next activity as soon as you get the groceries in the fridge? Hit the co-op deli for a flavor-packed break that will only cost a few minutes, but provide a day's worth of flavor.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Great Harvest kicks out killer breads and tasty sandwiches

    I usually swing into Great Harvest Bread Co. for their whole grain bread or excellent granola, but their sandwich list caught my eye on a recent visit.

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2010
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    December 28, 2009

    Top 5: The decade's best wearable food

    The Hot Dish shows you the very best of the decade's meaty bikinis, pork head-wear and more.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Gullet of steel: turkey soda taste test

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    For your holiday pleasure, I will try Turkey and Gravy soda and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Thanksgiving leftovers: Ten creative ideas

    Don't let those leftovers go to waste!

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008
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    May 28, 2008
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    May 15, 2008

    Fire Kersten: You can help rid the Strib of its conservative columnist

    Katherine Kersten may have just made a career-ending mistake: She linked to an online petition calli ... More >>

  • Movies

    April 23, 2008
  • Feature

    April 16, 2008

    Flicks to Pick

    A guide for taking the guesswork out of MSPIFF

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008
  • Arts

    May 23, 2007

    Strangers with Candy

    Lucy Clifford to curious children: don't look under the bed

  • Arts

    December 27, 2006

    Curtain Call

    Let's bring back the year's best (and worst) performances for one more round of applause (and jeers)

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    11/07 Morning Communiqué

    White-collar criminals shaving prison time by going to rehab first, Topeka doctor wants Bill O'Reilly investigated, an ersatz ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    The Republican Nightmare

    Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2006

    3/28: Morning Communique

    Germany atop the European IQ rankings, Delay's handgun license is suspended, Matt Groening's 1989 Apple brochure, South African sex consent forms, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    March 22, 2006

    Bird Flu: "This thing just continues to march"

    The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2005

    7/26: Morning Communique

    This week's City Pages cover story, The Scandal That Could Eat Bush's Brain, about the Karl Rove/Valerie Plame affair, has already been posted for your wonky pleasure. CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman has a new Pizza Car guiding him through the Streets of Pizza. Jack Sparks sings the praises of Drag th ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    The Dangers of Being the Only Superpower

    Clausewitz, Iraq, and fourth-generation warfare

  • Arts

    April 19, 2000

    Reel Two

    The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week

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    May 28, 1997
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