The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
It's going to be a real sausage fest this weekend as Prairie Dogs, a gourmet hot dog pop-up restaurant, plans its third appearance.This time they'll be taking over Birch's Restaurant (not to be confused with Burch Restaurant) on Wayzata Blvd. in Long Lake, MN during this Sunday's Vikings game.See Al ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.The best food truck serving sushi has now moved into some adorable new digs in Wayzata. Either sampled from the truck or at the new restaurant, its flavors are fresh and fl ... More >>
When Sushi Fix first arrived in downtown Minneapolis, serving sushi from a food truck, there were skeptics. Doubters were soon converted to believers, falling hard for the freshly flown-in seafood mixed with their perfectly seasoned rice. It was hard not to be pulling for the enthusiastic Bill ... More >>
Jack Jablonski, the paralyzed teen hockey player who wore #13, may have inspired his own miracle on ice.Two unbelievable coincidences occurred during last weekend's Blaine-Wayzata high school hockey game. As is often the case in high school hockey, the game featured a "Chuck-a-Puck" event. Specta ... More >>
Yael GrauerIt's hard to go wrong with chocolate truffles.It's true what they say about the way to a man's heart (or woman's heart, as the case may be) being through the stomach. Even better is delighting a food lover with something they absolutely love, but would probably not splurge on thems ... More >>
www.slpwoodfiregrill.comTaher closes Wayzata Eatery, but opens St. Louis Park Woodfire Grill.Wayzata Eatery, the Taher Corporation's first foray into the restaurant business, has shut its doors, reports Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. The Minnetonka-based food service company previously clos ... More >>
Bill KelleyScience-kit noshes from NorthCoast's heyday. Location, location, location is the real estate agent's mantra, but prime lakefront digs weren't enough to keep Wayzata's NorthCoast in business. When the Star Tribune checked in on the restaurant's tax delinquent liquor posting status, ... More >>
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner will have lunch with you for $1,000. Maybe.Will John Boehner be hitting the fairway with mega-rich donors in Wayzata today? Maybe. Minnesota Public Radio obtained a copy of an invite last week to a Boehner fundraiser scheduled for today at Spring Hill Gol ... More >>
With the 1960s-era Wayzata Bay Shopping Center about to undergo a major redevelopment into the $225-million mixed-use Promenade of Wayzata, Adele's Frozen Custard decided not to reopen its second location in the center this season. Fortunately, the original Excelsior location is in full swing ... More >>
by Nikki MillerHot Dish digs kids!While there's always plenty of talk about beer and cocktails, this week saw an uptick in our kid-friendly content. Cuddle up with these stories that will appeal to the whole family and raise serious discussion about the essentials: pizza, ice cream, and restauran ... More >>
I'm looking to book a chef's table for my parents 50th wedding anniversary in the Twin Cities next week. The restaurant scene has changed drastically over the last few years and thought you would have some solid recommendations. We are looking at downtown Minneapolis or anything between Way ... More >>
Seen this guy? Give MPD a call.A burglar with a taste for bling has been hitting up some high-end homes using what Minneapolis police are calling sophisticated tactics in Minneapolis, Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata and Plymouth. Sophisticated he may be, but he wasn't smart enough to evade at le ... More >>
City PagesThe Twins need to win so a Wayzata couple can afford to tie the knot.It's a simple law of baseball economics: No matter how new the stadium, the prices of a ticket on the black market--legal or otherwise--increases or decreases with the team's fortunes. When the Twins are doing we ... More >>
Valentine's is almost here...We're all Valen-tingly with excitement for the big day on Monday. It's going to be romantic, perfectly planned, and deeply satisfying to your mate, date, or crush--so long as you keep abreast of the Hot Dish. This quick wrap-up should provide all you need to J-Woww th ... More >>
Michelle LeonFaces bakery offers students pizza, bread, and other favoritesComplaining about school lunches is a time-honored student tradition, but it's a lot harder for the students at Wayzata High this year. The school is teaming up with entrepreneur Kyle Hale and executive chef David Fhim ... More >>
Say cheese at Ginger Hop. Beer is the name of the game this week, punctuated with wild game, cheese, and pork five ways this Week in Food. Monday 1/10 There are more than 800 kinds of beers made in Belgium. Get a start on trying them all at Blue Nile, which will devote half of its taps to Bel ... More >>
Volnay hopes to resurrect this spring...Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine reports that the pretty Volnay Bistro in downtown Wayzata shut its doors at the end of the year, but hopes to reopen in a new space this spring. The restaurant's management (Wayzata notable Liz Nolan is the owner) issued th ... More >>
Treating yourself to chicken tikka.What would I have to do to get a little tandoor in my kitchen, to supplement the workhorse Caloric? I could cook up skewered meats and puffy disks of hand-patted naan, while warming up the whole house with the oven's 900-degree heat. Or, I suppose, I could j ... More >>
After a long run, this Turkish bistro on Wayzata Boulevard--one of Minnetonka's few ethnic eateries--has called it quits. We'll miss the kebabs and the spinach pie, the eggplant salad, and the pita dips. Fortunately, Istanbul's replacement will be a tasty-sounding Indian joint--watch for mor ... More >>
The mother of Minnesota's first female senator died yesterday after complications from heart surgery. Rose Klobuchar was a long-time teacher in the Minneapolis and Wayzata school districts; she retired from teaching second grade at age 70. She was also a Camp Fire Girls leader and had once wo ... More >>
(Image by The Cleveland Kid) This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.
This week we have artwork by John Lennon, a birthday party for Lili's Burlesque, and a good, old-fashioned hangar dance. Jump and jive.
Superheroes, swingin' singles, and gut rot: It's a hot week on the Twin Cities' food scene. Think you're up to the challenge? Then belly up for The Week in Food. Tuesday 5/11Do men in spandex affect your smarts? Find out at Galactic Pizza Trivia Night, hosted by Captain Awesome and Dr. Tomorro ... More >>
Prohibition-era drink deftly masks taste of alcohol
They make it, you take it and bake it. HomeMade Pizza Co. is coming to Calhoun Commons.
"The best $2 sandwich money can buy." The tasty off-menu panini makes its public debut...
Some local cyclists haven't had the greatest rides recently after being attacked and injured by drunk drivers and trouble-making boys.
At Nordeast Eatery, meals too often go south
NorthCoast, the first of two planned California-accented restaurants, debuts swimmingly
Ann Carlson learns the ropes in RODEMEOVER
A week on the inside with the students and teachers of Wayzata High and St. Paul Central.