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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Target macaron taste test


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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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Poutine roundup: from classic to 'obscene'

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You know what it is, but do you know where to get it?

Admittedly, we're not exactly on par with Canada when it comes to the availability of poutine. In fact in Quebec, where the dish is said to have originated, you can order a side of the cheese-curd and gravy-covered fries at any McDonald's. We'll probably never get to that point (do we really want to?), but quite a few Twin Cities restaurants have poutine on the menu, and among those are some really fantastic standouts.

We've listed some of the local eateries you can count on to get your poutine fix -- in no particular order, by the way. Think of this as more of a public service announcement.   

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'Amaize' white sweet corn is dessert on a cob

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Amaize Sweet Corn actually looks like the promotional pictures.
Maybe we're too cynical.

We rolled our eyes when the Idaho-based, sweet corn breeder and producer Crookham Company sent our office a few ears of "Amaize" sweet corn with a note claiming it's caused a taste-tester to propose marriage to farmers. We grimaced while reading a statement from the company's president, George Crookham, claiming the corn "takes us beyond what we thought a sweet corn could be." And we crumpled up the sheet when we read the words "sweet corn nirvana."

Then we took a bite and discovered, to our chagrin, that it truly is dessert on a cob.

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Origami, Nami, and Wakame join forces to help Japan's Tsunami survivors

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Wakame
Eat sushi, help earthquake victims
​CNN and BBC switched their 24-hour coverage from Japan earthquake to Libya last week, but the hardship for survivors is far from over. Behind the news coverage of the nuclear crisis in Fukushima are hundreds of families in evacuation shelters, as well as farmers and business owners who will never be able to run their lives like they used to. Even if we don't see it on TV, thousands are still living in shelters and lack access to basic needs like food, heat and running water.

To help the survivors of Japan earthquake and tsunami, Origami, Origami West, Wakame, and Nami have joined forces to raise money for the relief effort.



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