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|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.More »
Union, the newly open bar/restaurant at the intersection of Hennepin Ave & Eighth Street
Today marks the opening of one of the most anticipated restaurants of the year. Tonight, Union Bar & Restaurant, in downtown Minneapolis at the corner of Hennepin Avenue and Eighth Street (in the old Shinders spot), will host its first public dinner service.
Ya'll ready for this? Insert Coins, the world's first video-game-themed nightclub, has set its sights on Minneapolis for its new location. Opening in the old Karma spot across from the Fine Line in downtown Minneapolis, Insert Coins will host a variety of both new and retro digitally themed goodies.
Insert Coins, the world's first video-game-themed nightclub, is coming soon to the Warehouse District in Minneapolis
According to the club, we can expect this to be more of an "entertainment attraction than just 'another nightclub'".
Those of you who frequent downtown Minneapolis may have noticed something new nestled between Bar Fly nightclub and Lure Showclub near Eighth and Hennepin. Maruso Street Food & Bar is the newest addition to the downtown food scene, offering street fare from around the globe. The restaurant's kitchen is guided by executive chef Andrew Garrison.
Maruso executive chef Andrew Garrison's pedigree includes Fugaise and Cirque du Soleil
Rinata, "a little piece of Italy in Uptown," has been pleasing guests and critics alike since its opening on Hennepin Avenue in 2008 with its affordable but excellent Italian cuisine. Fans had to content themselves with a dinner menu, until now. Rinata recently announced its expansion into brunch territory, dipping a toe in with just one day a week (Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The Hot Dish stopped in to sample the new brunch menu. Here's what we found.
Debbie Tallen Now you don't have to wait for dinner to get your Italian on.
History teachers always say that history can be fun and exciting, but sometimes that's hard to remember when you're slogging through pages and pages of readings. This summer, the Minnesota History Center has found a better way to teach the subject--with two series of food and pub crawls that let history buffs eat and drink their way through St. Paul's many historical neighborhoods.
Courtesy of Max Martin Banh mi, one of the many delicious eats guests will get to try on the Food Crawl.
The first of these tours, the History Food Crawl of University Avenue, Frogtown, and Rondo in St. Paul, begins Saturday, July 16, and also runs July 23, August 6, and August 20, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (providing the state government doesn't shut down).
|Chef Tyge Nelson & Tim Niver|