Another weekend, another new taproom. This time Boom Island is opening their new digs -- on Valentine's Day, no less. They're marking the date with a special Hoodoo Dubbel with raspberries and chocolate. The taproom is going to be open Wednesday through Saturday each week and will also offer growler ... 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 >>
Time is running out to make that special Valentine's Day dinner reservation (here are some of our ideas for celebrating on the cheap), but a number of time slots are still available at romantic restaurants, even for the most chronic of procrastinators. Here are a few suggestions of places to ca ... More >>
It's March. When will winter start?Apparently, this year, it won't. We somehow managed to skate through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and Valentine's Day with daytime temps rarely dipping below 30 degrees and, for those of us in Minneapolis at least, no snow emergencies. Temps are projecte ... More >>
Poliça and Brute HeartFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 14, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.If Twin Cities music fans hadn't completely fallen for Poliça before their sold-out record release show at First Avenue, they certainly did by the end of their stirring Valentine's ... More >>
If you'd rather dine in than eat out on Valentine's Day--or simply forgot to make reservations--join the crowd. Coastal Seafoods estimates that sales double or triple around the holiday as eager customers rush in to purchase seafood for that special someone. Crab and lobster are big sellers, but ... More >>
T-bone steaks: naturally heart-shapedWe've heard of Edible Arrangements, but this one takes the cake, er...steak. The lifestyle blog Hungeree posted the photo below of a beef bouquet, created by British butcher Anthony Bowness of Quality Standard Beef and Lamb. Bowness, who, by his own ... 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 >>
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you get your sweetie. This weekend features several great parties that should entertain as well as enable you to shop for the holiday. In addition to these events for lovers, this edition of Freeloader Friday has tons of art shows, ... More >>
Mark RobertsGet your hands on Summit's Unchained #6 on Tuesday!Begin your week with beer drinking and aphrodisiacs, and end with edification in the form of detox and herb gardening classes. How's that for a well-rounded week in food? Monday 3/28 It's Monday. There's still snow on the ground. ... More >>
ww.chinolatino.comChino wants to put sexy foods on your plate.It's been a month since Valentine's Day, and you already let the fire die down into a little pile of ash, didn't you? Well, here's the spark you can use to reignite your love life: Chino Latino's new chef Tuan Nguyen has put toget ... More >>
Cafe LatteCelebrate with a big sliceIf you haven't heard, today is officially Chocolate Cake Day--and that's all the excuse you need to celebrate with a little sweet, cakey cocoa consumption. We don't recommend tackling an entire cake on your own, but there's no harm in jumping on the bandwag ... More >>
BT McElrathPrinted truffles spell out your feelings.A classic romantic rookie mistake: Assuming that all chocolate is created equal in the eyes of your cocoa-obsessed valentine. Before you run out and buy a bag of pink and red foil-wrapped Hershey's kisses, think about your lover's personality an ... More >>
Do you take this franchise to be your wedding location?If spending Valentine's Day at White Castle is your idea of a romantic night out, then the latest announcement from McDonald's is right up your alley: you can now get a heaping helping of married at the chain's locations in Hong Kong.
Because we know you are a bunch of frisky little scamps-DIY-On-The-Fly presents a special Valentines Day slideshow. Learn how to make homemade body paint, oil and more. Hello!
Mike Isabella, manager/co-owner/designer of the FantaSuite Hotel in Burnsville, runs down their most requested theme rooms just in time for a Valentine's Day getaway. Even he's baffled by the popularity of number one: "I don't know. It's a cave." 1. Le Cave 2. Caesar's Court 3. The Grecian 4. Casin ... More >>
Brian McElrath's Zinfandel-Balsamic Vinegar Truffle is so potent and rich it seems almost meaty.