Free fro-yo for moms at Forever Yogurt on Mother's Day

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Mothers are forever underappreciated. They birthed you, changed your diapers, dealt with the crappy black metal you blasted at two in the morning throughout your high school years, and still love you immeasurably. Mother's Day shouldn't be the only time you show that special lady the appreciation she deserves, but it's certainly not to be ignored. Might we suggest fro-yo to mark the occasion?

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Hell's Kitchen to offer snowstorm discount Friday, in honor of this interminable winter

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Happy Spring, everyone! Isn't it lovely to feel the sun's rays on your pale skin, to turn down your tired radiator, and to watch your Uptown garden begin to grow? Oh wait, this is Minnesota, the land of two seasons: excessively hot and dangerously cold. According to every radio station within a 30-mile radius, we're about to get pounded with a whopping six to 10 inches of snow. In April. Fifteen days after the start of spring. Why do we live here again?

When Minnesota is on its worst behavior, it's places like Hell's Kitchen that keep us from acting on impulse and buying the next one-way ticket to Arizona. During tomorrow's spring snowstorm, Hell's Kitchen is offering 50 percent off any entree when you purchase another of equal or greater value. Act while you can, because this is the first (and could be the last) deal of its kind.

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Free pancakes at IHOP tomorrow

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Desperate to binge before lent, eat free food, and support a good cause all at once? The International House of Pancakes has got you covered with its ninth annual National Pancake Day.

On Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m., IHOP is offering free short stacks of pancakes in exchange for an optional donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations from Minneapolis-area IHOPs will be sent to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. Last year, IHOP served 4.5 million free pancakes and donated almost $3 million to charity. This year, they hope to do the same.

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Get 25% off Iron Fork 2013 tickets

Happy Halloween, Iron Forkers!

Here's a Halloween treat for you foodies -- and there's no trick involved: Purchase your Iron Fork 2013 tickets today and get 25 percent off the general admission price.

On Thursday, November 7, celebrated local chefs will take over International Market Square for the annual Iron Fork competition. These six culinary whizzes will go head to head in a competition to create the most appetizing and healthful dish from a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. This year's competitors include last year's champion Landon Schoenefeld of Haute Dish, Daniel de Prado of Best Steak House-winner Burch Steak, the always enigmatic Jack Riebel of Butcher and the Boar, Ian Gray of Gray House, Stephanie Kochlin of Pig and Fiddle, and Pat Weber of the Art Institutes.

Click here and use the promo code TREATS to redeem this offer. The deal only lasts until Sunday, and with Iron Fork 2013 only a week away, you'll want to grab your tickets while you still can.

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Best bets for MPLS/St.Paul Restaurant Week

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Hilary Roberts
Lamb chops at Barbette, one of our Restaurant Week picks
Do you have a running list of "must eat" spots, but you never seem to find an occasion to visit them? Well bust out your pens and get ready to start crossing things off. MPLS/St.Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week is upon us (now through October 25) and the menus at this year's participating places are chic and cheap.

Reservations are recommended for most and you can find the full list of restaurants here, but we have a few favorite picks. 

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A duck feast awaits at Grand Cafe's Ducktoberfest

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Duck confit cassoulet with house-made fennel sausage at Grand Cafe
There have been plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations going on this past month, but tomorrow Grand Cafe in Minneapolis is throwing a Ducktoberfest, which in addition to being a festival of local beer from Harriet Brewing, is also, as you might have guessed, a delicious four-course love letter to waterfowl.

Here's what's on the menu and where you can snatch up the last few tickets.

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Might we suggest dinner and a show? Heidi's now serving the theater crowd

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Dine in style before the show

Looking for date night ideas? How about the good ol' dinner and a show? Throughout the run of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love at the Jungle Theater, Heidi's has crafted a special preshow meal.

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Father's Day meal deal roundup

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As much you we love our dads, we also love a good bargain. Thankfully, so do these Twin Cities restaurants -- they want to help you celebrate Father's Day with foodie giveaways and specials galore.

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Get City Pages Beer Festival tickets now, before they go on sale to the public

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Hurry: This offer ends Sunday at 10 p.m.

The 21st annual City Pages Beer Festival, one of the longest-running events of its kind in the Midwest and the original in the Twin Cities, returns to downtown near 10th & Hennepin on Saturday, June 1.

Now, for a limited time, you can order tickets before they go on sale to the general public. General admission includes over 100 beer samples, live music from Viva Knievel (members of local favorite White Light Riot), accordionist Bill Koncar, and the ever-popular Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band. VIP tickets include access to a private area, larger beer samples, seating, private bathrooms, and complimentary eats! A portion of proceeds from the tasting will benefit Finnegans Community Fund.

The Hot Dish readers can be among the first to order tickets by using the promotion code below. But hurry: This presale ends at 10 p.m. Sunday. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Monday. Just click on the website below to order yours ahead of the rush. General admission is $30, with VIP tickets at $50, and designated-driver admission for $10.

Offer ends: Sunday, April 28, at 10 p.m.
Promo Code: HOTDISH
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Winter 2013 Restaurant Week: Where to eat

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Saffron Restaurant and Lounge serves traditional Spanish pasta and more during Restaurant Week

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 dinner, showcasing some of their best bites at a discounted prix fixe. Here are a few of the Hot Dish's favorite ideas for dining out in style, probably for less than one week's Whole Foods grocery bill.

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