Comfort Food Friday: Chicken pot pie

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Katy Meeks
Chicken potpie

This week we found a chicken pot pie that hit the spot, filling our comfort food need and then some. Making the thirty minute trek to Jake O'Connor's Public Housein Excelsior for this masterful pot pie was entirely worth it. In the area, the pub is known for its staple Irish dishes, beer selection, and authentic, rustic décor.

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Comfort Food Friday: Meatloaf 2.0


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Comfort Food Friday: Meatloaf 2.0

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Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife
Classic Meatloaf
Meatloaf just may be the ultimate comfort food. A longtime American dinner staple, this nostalgic dish has undergone many modern twists. But if you look for it, you can still find meatloaf served up the same way Grandma used to make it 50 years ago.

The best meatloaf in the Twin Cities is hard to pin down. Every restaurant has their own take on the classic cold-weather delight. So instead of one meatloaf winner, we snatched up our two favorites and called it a tie -- the more meatloaf the merrier.

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Comfort food of the week: The Lowry's mac and cheese


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Comfort food of the week: The Lowry's mac and cheese

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The Lowry's mac and cheese
The season's first snowfall can come as a shock to us Minnesotans -- a sort of slap in the face, a reality check that those warm August nights are long gone. It's the same every year: We trade our balmy patio seats (complete with fruity cocktails) for six months of eating indoors and the inevitable icy gust we've all experienced when stuck sitting by the restaurant's entrance.

With at least five months of winter ahead of us, now's the perfect time to explore the heartiest and coziest comfort foods in the Twin Cities, guaranteed to warm the tummy and keep out the chill.

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Glam Doll now selling chicken pot pie donuts


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Glam Doll now selling chicken pot pie donuts

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So much more than a Cro-nut.
 
They've already tried their hand at the savory donut game with a curry-iced muenster-stuffed donut, but now the guys and gals at Glam Doll are making a play for the Eat Street lunch crowd with their most recent hybrid pastry debut: the chicken pot pie donut.

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Xcel Center now serving a fake loon sausage and Zenon Konopka's wine

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Dawn Brodey
New and improved brats from Husnik's Sausage.

While you're reading this week's cover story about the Minnesota Wild's controversial new arrival, Matt Cooke, you may find yourself wondering what kinds of tasty foods will be available at the Xcel Energy Center this year. Indeed, there will be quite a few new menu options for sports fans and concert-goers.

Executive chef Jason Steidle tells Hot Dish that people are going to find improved cuisine with a focus on local foods and local inspiration. For example, among the many new foods being offered is a "Loon Sausage," made by South St. Paul's own Husnik's Sausage. The brat-style sandwich comes stuffed with cheese, wild rice, and -- no, not our state bird -- pork.

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Chez Arnaud St. Paul: New home of the epic macaron

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Emily Weiss
A massive macaron at Chez Arnaud

Though they have been around since the 1790s (with some similar confections appearing as far back as two centuries prior), the sweet and delicate macaron has been enjoying a marked renaissance for the last decade or so. Thanks to fashionable real-life and fictional characters like Blair Waldorf and Olivia Palermo advertising their penchant for macarons from the famed Maison Ladurée in Paris, patisseries all over and even non-French bakeries in America have seen a spike in demand and responded by ramping up their production of macarons. But bakers are no longer just sticking to the traditional pale pastels and ganache fillings.

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Best places for post-holiday eating: A round-up, part 2

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Tony Nelson
Fish tacos with radishes at Common Roots Cafe

In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to "get creative" with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. 

It's that post-holiday battle with lethargy and we want to help you win it. Maybe you're inspired to get a jump start on your 2013 resolutions to eat more whole grains, raw foods, less meat, or to make a more concerted effort to eat local. Or maybe your body is just trying to tell you it needs a vegetable that is not accompanied by bacon or smothered in cream-of-something soup. Today we continue our list of local restaurants where you can re-energize, eat light, and still be merry. 

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Best places for post-holiday eating: A round-up, part 1

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Tony Nelson
Tofu scramble from Seward Cafe: Heavy on the broccoli, light on the cheese

In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to get creative with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. 

It's that post-holiday, getting back in the swing of the regular work week, battle with lethargy and we want to help you win it. Maybe you're inspired to get a jump start on your 2013 resolutions to eat more whole grains, raw foods, less meat, or to make a more concerted effort to eat local. Or maybe your body is just trying to tell you it needs a vegetable that is not accompanied by bacon or smothered in cream-of-something soup. Either way, we have a round-up of local restaurants where you can re-energize, eat light, and still be merry. 

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Best pumpkin dishes in the Twin Cities, part 2


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So many pumpkins, just one season

Ah, mid-autumn. The time of year best marked by your level of annoyance with people who are still talking about how great it is that pumpkin lattes are back. But savvy foodies know there are so many more interesting uses for this in-season squash than as a syrupy synthetic shot in your morning coffee.

Yesterday we started our list with favorites from Bars Bakery, Mojo Monkey Donuts, and pumpkin curry from Amazing Thailand. Today we're continuing the roundup of some of our favorite seasonal dishes where pumpkin is the star.

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Best pumpkin dishes in the Twin Cities, part 1

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So many pumpkins, just one season

Ah, mid-autumn. The time of year best marked by your level of annoyance with people who are still talking about how great it is that pumpkin lattes are back. But savvy foodies know there are so many more interesting uses for this in-season squash than as a syrupy synthetic shot in your morning coffee.

Here's a roundup of some of our favorite seasonal dishes where pumpkin is the star.

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