It felt like a drug deal. "Stay in the car. I'll be right back." We were sitting in the back of a limousine, our fingers crossed that this would be our last stop. It had been three days, and we hadn't seen a trace of the elusive substance. "Turn the music up. What CD is he playing?" We nodded our ... More >>
The honey makers use apples instead of bees for their sweet products
This week we took a half-step into fall. Sure, we love hitting our favorite food trucks in the lingering 70-degree days of late summer, but we're also getting antsy for pumpkin beers, apple picking, and Oktoberfest. Here's a list of the best of this week's Hot Dish stories.
Sure, Whole Foods technically already has one location in Minneapolis. But on the west side of Lake Calhoun, that store might as well be in St. Louis Park.When the grocer opens its downtown store on Wednesday, there will be no doubt about its presence in the city: With 37,000 sq. ft., 120-plus emplo ... More >>
The Wedge currently holds the unique distinction of selling more product per square foot than any other co-op in the country. This means (as anyone who has ever shopped there already knows) two things. First, it's always impossibly busy... and second, it's really too small to accommodate that much t ... More >>
As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>
Thoughts on a handful of offerings at this year's theater festival
Most people can't imagine venturing into a career with their sibling, but it's safe to say that California sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin have what it takes. From growing up in Los Angeles, to playing in their former band Mika Miko, to branching off and touring the world as Bleached, they've be ... More >>
Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week 2013 Through March 1 $10-$20 lunches, $15-$30 dinners You only have a few days left to take advantage of Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week, which continues through Friday. Over 50 restaurants are whipping up menus in the $10 to $30 range for lunch and ... More >>
The fast-casual restaurant splendidly combines European beer hall and Chicago hot-dog stand
Looks like Eat Street Social may not be the only place to get a decent egg cream around here. Come April, the former Kopplin's Coffee storefront in St.Paul at Hamline and Randolph will be transformed into an old-fashioned soda fountain. Lynden's Soda Fountain will serve ice cream and ice cream dr ... 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 >>
Whole Foods is opening a store downtown next year. The store will open on the corner of Washington and Hennepin and will feature a separate liquor store for customers. It's planned to be a 38,000-square-foot store, which means plenty of space for fresh foods for the health-crazed among us.
Kowalski's is one of several places offering pre-made Thanksgiving dinners.Who hasn't ever entertained the thought of hiring a chef to prepare an entire Thanksgiving meal for the family? Since that option is fairly inaccessible, here's the next best thing: Pre-order your turkey and side dishe ... More >>
Breaking ground in EdinaThe history of grocery stores in Edina is actually quite long, with Hove's in 1942 and the Country Store where Cub Foods now sits on York Avenue. Wednesday brought the groundbreaking of the latest supermarket to come to the Southwest suburb, the national retailer Whole Foo ... More >>
Danielle LenzHummus has been gaining rapid popularity across the country as a healthy and delicious spread, perfect for parties, snacking, and even dieting. Around these parts, however, it's been popular for decades, thanks in no small part to a northeast Minneapolis institution, the Holy Lan ... More >>
Courtesy of Whole FoodsGreen Step 4 beef.Adopting the meat rating principles set forth by the Global Animal Partnership, Whole Foods rolled out a program this month that lets shoppers know how the animals that became their beef, chicken, and pork products were treated during their lives. The new ... More >>
Mo PerryA $35 cookbook shrunk to a $4.99 app that fits in the palm of your hand With most of us gearing up to spend Thursday in the kitchen juggling pots, pans, baking sheets, and kitchen timers, we thought this was the perfect time to introduce you to five of our favorite technological Chef ... More >>
Kowalski'sCooking not your cup of tea? Get some takeout for Turkey DayTurkey. Stuffing. Gravy. Sweet potatoes. Pumpkin pie. If the thought of making all your Thanksgiving favorites sends you into a quivering mass to match the canned cranberry sauce, don't fret: You still have a few more days ... More >>
Grilltastic. Hustle chubs--summer is fast coming to a close. Get the last taste of summer's splendor and spend one last night at the Walker's Open Field. Sip on martinis, enjoy free cake, and learn about the land speed velocity of your average kite flyer this Week in Food. Monday 8/30 Get it ... More >>
Photo from Cinema & Civics 2010One of the better parts of a Twin Cities summer comes in the grossly underrated festivities over in Minneapolis' most densely populated neighborhood. As the sun goes down, the music and movies get started. That's right: tonight brings the latest installment of C ... More >>
Anna Majkowska via Flickr.comAttention pesto-makers: Parmigiano is on sale at Whole Foods Market in Minneapolis today for $9.99 a pound (normally $22.99 a pound) until 10 p.m. Grab some basil from the farmers market or your garden, and the only ingredient you'll have to splurge on is pine nu ... More >>
photo by Megan NormanFormer Minnesota Monthly lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn left the world of magazines earlier this year to devote herself entirely to BeautyBets.com, a blog of "one girl's guide to the good life." The site reviews beauty products and services, and Dehn has recently touted ... More >>
General Mills squeezes on to Fortune's 2009 "Top 100 Best Companies to Work For" list.
The Birchwood's accepting food donations in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. "Day of Service."
Peanut butter, salsa and several cheese products are the subject of a widespread recall over listeria concerns.
Whole Foods in St. Louis Park carries around 30 specialty salts at any given time. Here's a mini primer on a few of them.
In the face of flagging sales, Whole Foods takes a couple new tacks.
Strip mall sushi! Wakame Sushi opens its doors in the old Three Fish location in Calhoun Commons.
Steakhouses are serving fewer prime steak cuts, allowing home cooks to score some sweet deals.
Kids or no kids, you too can make coconut bread, king cake, gelato, ice cream sandwiches, and waffles.
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Twin Cities purveyors make it easy to reinvent the picnic
New Whole Foods location spells doomsville for a backup Twinsville
Health-food heavyweight Whole Foods takes aim at the Uptown crowd