Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is already wa ... More >>
It's that time of year when love is in the air and we're blinded by the glare of red and pink hearts wherever we look. Yup, Cupid is back and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you're celebrating single-style this year, no big deal and no pressure. But if you're attached, you'd best be p ... More >>
Let the amateur eaters make their 4:30 p.m. reservations for an overpriced piece of the Valentine's Day action. You're a professional, and you know the real party doesn't get started until Sunday night. That's when lovers of distinction will gather to revel in Minneapolis' finest cuisine and brews. ... More >>
We hope your Valentine's Day was full of hearts, flowers, and the best food and drink the Cities' has to offer. In case all that lovin' distracted you, here's a recap of the top stories from this week's Hot Dish.~Big-time openings are happening all around the Cities, with Glam Doll Donuts, 612Brew, ... More >>
Lonely hearts without dinner plans tonight might be tempted to eat their feelings with a White Castle Crave Case.But if they show up at Castle doors between 5 and 8 p.m., they'll get turned away. This year marks the 20th anniversary of area Castles serving dinner for lovebirds, which means shutting ... More >>
Ah, yes, Valentine's Day. Maybe you're the hopeless romantic type, and you've had this night all planned out for you and your special someone since October, and if that's the case, jolly good for you. More likely, though, you just remembered, like, two days ago that this stupid holiday was happeni ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
There's hardly a band more suited to play a Valentine's show at First Avenue than DeVotchKa. This Friday -- technically the day after the proper holiday -- DeVotchKa bring their sweeping, romantic scores to Minneapolis, in hopes of bringing together couples young and old. A Valentine's show has be ... More >>
Seven suggestions for a romantic date night in the Twin Cities under $50
A Lake Street bistro and skyway grab-and-go will spice up your whole day
With Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, we're guessing that many folks will procrastinate on putting together any special plans. But just because you elected to wait until Monday doesn't mean that you can't still plan something awesome for your sweetheart. Looking for ideas? We've p ... More >>
It happened again, didn't it?You got to work this morning, looked at your hilarious Far Side day calendar and realized that today is February 13; the day before Valentine's Day. And you haven't bought anything.While your first reaction is probably to get something easy like flowers or a Blu Ray c ... More >>
This week at the Hot Dish the stories were extra hot to warm the coldest of days. Here are a few of the week's top reports. ~We know many of you want to get your lovin' on for Valentine's Day; here's our picks for the most romantic restaurants for you and your snookums.~We also know tha ... More >>
There are plenty of sappy, romantic things to do in the Twin Cities over the weekend before Valentine's Day, but more than likely there isn't anything as interesting and decidedly off-the-wall happening as Ice Rod's Chatroulette show Saturday night at the Turf Club. Michael Gaughan will once ... More >>
Looking for food and laughs this Valentine's Day? Well, you're in luck. Acme Comedy Club is offering a four-course dinner and show package for just $40. The comedian Brent Weinbach is known for his absurd and unconventional humor. The four-course menu includes roasted five-spice chicken osso busco ( ... More >>
No one wants to think about Valentine's Day right after the holidays, but love is in the air this week--whether it's a love of beer, a desire for slimming soups, or a cheap date night for your sweetheart. 1/10 Kings Wine Bar has the perfect way to woo your latest: Tuesday night is its Tasting for ... More >>
www.newegg.comHalloween costumes good enough to eatHalloween may have candy and pumpkins, but it isn't known as a food holiday the way Thanksgiving, say, or even Valentine's Day are. But food lovers who generally have one thing on their mind every other day of the year don't make an exception ... More >>
Venture out this Valentine's Day.Cupid has hit the Twin Cities. Explore Valentine's, viticulture, and vegetable gardens this Week in Food. Monday 2/14 Appeal to Cupid's culinary senses this Valentine's Day with myriad dining options. Wednesday 2/16 The Surly Appreciation Party keeps on kickin' ... More >>
Punch drunk love!Punch loves us just as we love them: They're offering a buy-one, get-one (of an equal or lesser value) free pizza coupon today through Thursday in honor of Valentine's Day. Just print the following coupon out or show it on your phone. You might even consider taking a differ ... More >>
I'm not much on romance, so for me Valentine's Day isn't a huge undertaking: a gift or two, some flowers, a card, done. I don't go in for the mushy mixtapes or complicated surprises or getaway weekends, in part because I'm always broke. But I'm more than happy to offer unsolicited suggestions on ... More >>
Folie à Deux WinesWine can determine fun and sexy, or sweet and romanticCooking at home for Valentine's Day? It's not a bad idea, considering it's one of the busiest and thus potentially nightmarish days for restaurants. Even if you aren't a master chef, a well-chosen bottle of wine can mak ... More >>
Miguelpdl/FlickrValentine's Day is a perfect excuse for journalists and bloggers to inundate the masses with lists and recommendations of romantic restaurants. Thousands of words are expended every year recapping which eateries boast the best wines or have the most intimate dining accommodati ... More >>
Share the love with your Valentine this year.With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the stress of trying to impress your one-and-only may be making you wish for Cupid to hit the road this year. But don't fret. The calendar has done you a favor this year: With Valentine's Day falling on M ... More >>
The way to your sweetie's heart = through the stomach. Whaddaya mean last minute? Valentine's Day is still almost a week away. In the Hallmark holiday universe, if you haven't planned anything yet, you're already late to the party. Tables at V-Day favorites like La Belle Vie, Manny's, and Res ... More >>
A natural aphrodisiac?There's less than three weeks until Valentine's Day and if you've taken even a cursory stroll through OpenTable.com, you'll find pickings are getting slim if your go-to plan is a dinner date. Luckily that 21-day buffer leaves plenty of time for you to plan a DIY dinner - ... More >>
Tables for all White Castles in the Twin Cities metro area were booked on Valentine's Day.. Watch, as upper-middle class white people take delight in the sanitized cultural experience.
What do a Holiday gas station and a Duraflame Giant Log have to do with Valentine's Day? Everything.
Those lame roses on your desk look pretty pathetic now, don't they?
While we await news of Lindsey Vonn's fate, check out some non sports injury-related news we brought you this week.
Valentine's Day! Why not spice it up by giving your loved one a little lead poisoning too?
Looking to go beyond merely affordable this Valentine's Day and sink your teeth into something truly low-brow?
Okay, people, get your dialing fingers ready: It's time to make your Feb 14 reservation.
Lovebird diners often caught in the act
Joseph Scrimshaw's Adventures in Mating two-year run ends on Valentines Day.