Many fine Indian restaurants in Minnesota serve up a lunch buffet, but not all of these smorgasbords are created equal. At some locations, the spread is no more than glorified leftovers from last night's dinner. At Taste of India in St. Louis Park, it's the perfect introduction to a cuisine that's b ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.When is a veggie burger more than a vegetarian meal option? When it's the glory that is the veggie burger at St. Paul's Groundswell Cafe. Whether you eat meat or not, this ... More >>
This trailer hails from the home base of B52 Burgers and Brew out in Inver Grove Heights. Surprising to no one, the menu consists mainly of sliders: beef and veggie patties. The test would be how these mini burgers tasted. The shock would come from a non-slider side dish that was singularl ... More >>
Fans of the Seward Cafe's granola ethos, colorful walls, and sprawling patio have long been disappointed by its breakfast-and-lunch-only offerings (and hours). But for the past week, people passing by the cafe's spacious Franklin Avenue corner lot have had to double take: Yes, there are lights on in ... More >>
In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to "get creative" with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday battle with lethargy and we want to he ... More >>
A Lake Street bistro and skyway grab-and-go will spice up your whole day
In addition to being National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month and International Audit Month (goody!), the Internet tells us that May is also National Hamburger Month. Far be it from the Hot Dish to dictate which holidays you should and should not celebrate, but we don't hav ... More >>
For National Hamburger Month: A taste test of non-beef burgers at Hell's Kitchen and Uncle Frankie'sTo celebrate Hamburger Month, the Hot Dish has been sampling various burgers around Minneapolis. We've tested black bean burgers on the West Bank and veggie burgers on Lyndale Avenue. In this ... More >>
Common Roots vs. French MeadowMay is officially recognized as Hamburger Month by the people who get to decide such things. The Hot Dish has no intention of questioning the wisdom of such a decision, mainly because we love burgers. But we are aware of the large segment of the population that ... More >>
Forks Over Knives opens on Friday at the Landmark Lagoon Cinema in UptownIt was standing-room only in the Lagoon Cinema last night, as people lined the walls of the theater to see the premiere of Forks Over Knives, the new documentary film by Lee Fulkerson that espouses the life-changing (e ... More >>
Choosing a summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is only slightly more daunting than moving in with a new lover you've known for a week. Sure a lease is theoretically a big commitment, but what do you plan to do with all of that kohlrabi? While writing a fully comprehensi ... More >>
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The Hard Times Cafe is an unsung option, especially for veggies and vegans.
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Tasting meat in the land of make believe
Perennial pleasers Udupi and Tanpopo are even better following their rebirths
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Not according to the late Dr. Spock, and increasing numbers of parents who are choosing animal-free diets for themselves and their children