When the apocalypse hits, you'll be forced to think strategically. The first step is safety. The second is shelter. The third is finding a hefty supply of dry food. Fortunately for us apocalypse-fearing folks, a variety of meals lend themselves to dry storage and easy prep. In the event of a natio ... More >>
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Grilled cheese: It's what's for dinner...at home.Since everybody and anybody has his/her/its own "day" these days, April 12 is the one chosen to honor the humble grilled cheese sandwich. Most cheese sandwiches aren't something particularly worth celebrating, but grill one up and suddenly si ... More >>
Joy SummersHold the ketchup, pass the Bearnaise Everything tastes better in French. Admit it. Would you rather eat mayo or aioli? A loaf of bread or a baguette? Velveeta or a little fromage? French fries or pommes frites? I rest my case. For French cuisine in the Twin Cities, it's hard to ... More >>
Donate mac & cheese, get some free!This Sunday, March 27th and Monday, March 28th, Noodles & Co will give a free bowl of their new "grown up" mac and cheese dishes to any diner who brings in three boxes of macaroni and cheese for the Emergency Food Shelf Network. Diners will have a choice b ... More >>
5th Ave. TheaterDreamboat in a dreamcoat, Anthony FedorovIt's just one week until Christmas Eve and if you're like the Hot Dish you're still scrambling around trying to find just the right presents for family and friends. And then there are all those holiday shindigs, finding the perfect ugly swe ... More >>
Velveeta Fudge inside; snow outsideWell, apparently the weekend snowstorm brought on some cabin fever. And so, in a fit of deep Americana-inspired food bravery, the Hot Dish decided to take one for the team and solve a longtime mystery of treat-making. With a view to a snow drift, we did the unth ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidThis is the third and final part part of our chef chat with Piccolo's Doug Flicker. (Here's part 1 and part 2 if you missed them.) Read on to find out how Flicker transformed from a kid who ate ring baloney sandwiches to a chef who has cooked at the James Beard House in New Yor ... More >>
Burger Jones announced that it will offer free burgers from 9 to 10 p.m. tonight if John "Burger" Jones is selected within the first four rounds of the NBA draft. We're not going to attempt to place odds, but we will make recommendations: One of our favorite burgers at Burger Jones comes fr ... More >>
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