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Target Field Big Dog: 100 Favorite Dishes

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As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010 (online and on newsstands now!), The Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to [email protected]

No 2: Target Field Big Dog
You know how food always tastes better when you're camping? Gorp, instant oatmeal, and Ramen noodles that wouldn't impress you much at home really hit the spot when you're out in the wild: it's the experience, stupid! We feel the same way about Schweigert's Big Dog--its a somewhat average dish that becomes an amazing one when eaten from the seats at Target Field*. It's plump, juicy, salty, and nostalgic enough to bring back childhood memories of your first at bat, when you took a big wiff at a wiffle ball. If you want to check out the Big Dog for yourself, the next home game's May 3, vs. Detroit.

*We're still a little ticked that taxpayers footed so much of the stadium's bill, but even we curmudgeons have to admit that it's pretty cool.


Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi
No. 99: Eclair at Butter
No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica
No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe
No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya
No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep

No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen
No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French
No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips
No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill
No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant
No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's
No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe
No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog
No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe
No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's
No. 84: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino
No. 83: Uni at Origami
No. 82: Bagel at Common Roots
No. 81: Jasmine Deli's bánh mì
No. 80: Pho 79's bò cuốn lá nho
No. 79: Sweets Bakeshop's Kettlecorn Cupcake
No. 78: D'Amico Kitchen's Chicory Salad
No. 77: Be'wiched Deli pastrami sandwich
No. 76: La Grassa's lima bean appetizer
No. 75: Bulldog NE Tater Tots
No. 74: Pop's Swedish Meatballs
No. 73: Hot Plate's Caramel Apple French Toast
No. 72: Grand Cafe's Ham and Cheese
No. 71: Galactic Pizza's Thailander
No. 70: Jackson's milk chocolate gelato
No. 69: Patrick's Bakery and Cafe's tiramisu

No. 68: Punch's Chopped Italian Salad
No. 67: Red Stag's Smelt Fries
No. 66: Mancini's Grilled Garlic Bread
No. 65: Uptown Bulldog's Chicago Dog
No. 64: Crema Cafe's Sorbet Spritzer
No. 63: Matt's Bar Jucy Lucy
No. 62: Baker's Wife Doughnut
No. 61: Bar Abilene Guacamole
No. 60: St. Paul Cheese Shop Cheesemonger
No. 59: Fasika Vegi Sampler
No. 58: Sen Yai Sen Lek Lettuce Wrap
No. 57: Saffron Mini Lamb BLT
No. 56: Dominguez Family Restaurant Green Salsa
No. 55: D'Amico Bottomless Glass of Wine
No. 54: Pizza Luce Spinach Salad
No. 53: Barbette's Mussels
No. 52: New Scenic Cafe's Triple Berry Pie
No. 51: Birchwood Cafe's Cobbler
No: 50: Tanpopo's Mackerel Teishoku
No. 49: Town Talk Diner's Frickles
No. 48: La Sirena Gorda Ceviche
No. 47: Spring Grove Soda
No. 46: Subo pork candy
No. 45: Cocoa & Fig Carrot Cake Cookie
No. 44: Kramarczuk's Holubets
No. 43: Midori's Udon Noodle Soup
No. 42: Key's Caramel Roll
No. 41: Blue Door Pub's Jiffy Burger

No. 40: Om's Wild Salmon

No. 39: Acqua's Ragu alla Bolognese
No. 38: Monte Carlo's Chicken Noodle Soup
No. 37: Hong Kong Noodle's e-fu noodles

No. 36: Cheeky Monkey's Kale
No. 35: Northeast Social's Rosemary Panna Cotta
No. 34: Bradstreet's Moscato Gelee Float
No. 33: Rustica's Bittersweet Chocolate Cookie
No. 32: Vincent's Vincent Burger
No. 31: Brasa's Roasted Pork Sandwich
No. 30: Lucia's Farmers' Salad
No. 29: Anchor Fish & Chips Shepherd's Pie
No. 28: Craftsman's Charcuterie Plate
No. 27: Birchwood's Creamy Tomato Basil
No. 26: Modern Cafe's Pot Roast
No. 25: 112 Eatery's Bacon, Egg, and Harissa Sandwich
No. 24: Liberty Custard's Turtle Sundae
No. 23: Evergreen's Mock Lemongrass Beef
No. 22: Bull Run's Coffee
No. 21: Cake Eater's Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcake
No. 20: Il Gatto's Insalata Rucola
No. 19: Grand Szechuan's Chung King Chicken
No. 18: Phillip's Prairie Organic Vodka
No. 17: The Wedge's Chartreuse Smoothie
No. 16: Taco Taxi's tacos al pastor
No. 15: Victor's Sweet Plantain Omelette

No. 14: Town Talk Diner's Johnny Cold Train
No. 13: Risotto's Risotto
No. 12: Duplex's Sweet Potato Fries
No. 11: Cafe Kem's Frozen Yogurt

No. 10: Strip Club's Strip Steak
No. 9: Azia's Cranberry Cream Cheese Wontons

No. 8: New Glarus Spotted Cow

No. 7: Bubble Me's Rama Tofu
No. 6: Brothers Deli Potato Salad
No. 5: Jun Bo's Dim Sum
No. 4: Marla's Doubles
No. 3: Happy Gnome's Beer Flight