The 10 best breakfasts in the Twin Cities suburbs

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Chicken and waffles from 3 Squares
A few weeks ago, we highlighted the hashiest hash browns and bonniest Benedicts in St. Paul. Then we explored every syrup-soaked nook and cranny of the best pancakes and waffles in Minneapolis. But all you real-life Ron Swansons and Leslie Knopes weren't satisfied. You wanted the lowdown on even more spots serving solid daily breakfast, specifically ones that required us to get on the cloverleaf highways. So for this go-around we're counting down the 10 best breakfasts in the Twin Cities suburbs.

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The 10 best breakfasts in Minneapolis

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Don't cha know: 7 foods you didn't know started in Minnesota

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Dennis Yang
The Land of 10,000 Lakes can brag about many things, including but not limited to the birth of our dear artist formally known as Prince, the stapler, and roller blades. But when was the last time you took a bite of your Pillsbury croissants or funfetti cake and thought, "BOOM, Minnesota!"? Not often enough, Hot Dishers. Well, stop being so humble. Here are seven foods you should celebrate with newfound pride.

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The 10 new State Fair foods we can't wait to try


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The 10 new State Fair foods we can't wait to try

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Late yesterday afternoon, the powers that be at the great Minnesota get-together made the pre-Fair announcement we wait for all year long. It's not about bands at the Grandstand, the new seeds that will be used in this year's batch of stunning crop art, or the likenesses you may see carved in slick, unsalted butter. No. It's about deep-fried stuff on a stick, Frankenfoods, and concession stands you've never heard of that you'll have to map out in your pre-game plan. It's the list of the 28 new items that will debut at this year's State Fair.

Here are the 10 we're most looking forward to eating, evaluating, and probably writing about again in August.

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The 10 best breakfasts in Minneapolis

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Last week we took a tour of the best breakfasts in St. Paul, and after all the comments claiming that we "missed" restaurants that are actually in Minneapolis (ahem), we decided that yes, we needed to make things right with the world. So this week we're hopping across the river to give St. Paul's sister city the same morning meal treatment. It should be noted that we only selected places that serve daily breakfast and not just weekend brunch. That's another top 10 list entirely. 

And now that we've cleared up all the details, let's get down to the nitty gritty. Here are our 10 favorite breakfast restaurants in Minneapolis. 

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The 10 best breakfasts in St. Paul

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Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station, but when you get up early enough or make plans to meet friends, breakfast becomes an event. Instead of chancing your poached eggs on an amateur, wasting calories on anything less than the best baked goods, or getting fancy when you really want no-frills (or vice versa), consult this, our handy guide to the best breakfasts in St. Paul.

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The 10 best dishes for $1 in the Twin Cities

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Sasha Landskov
Eat well for less than it costs to ride the bus during non-rush hour
What will a dollar get you these days? 

A pessimist would say "not much," but we live in the Twin Cities so we know better. When it comes to cheap eats we are the ultimate optimists, going to extremes to stretch our budgets and make room for life's essential luxuries, from oysters to ice cream. How do we do it? We seek out the best bites our fair city has to offer for just a single simoleon. 

Here are the ten best $1 dishes in Minneapolis. Think of it as the dollar menu of your dreams. 

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Top 10 meatballs in the Twin Cities

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A bowl of balls at Devil's Advocate

On Monday Slate published an interactive graphic called the "United Steaks of America", a sort of meat heatmap, a meatmap if you will, of all the 50 states and their respective official meats. It's not a very scientific group of findings. They basically picked the meat or dish or novelty protein (i.e. gator in Florida and Spam in Hawaii) most closely associated with that state and its food culture. For example the official meat of our North Dakotan neighbors is summer sausage and to the immediate east of us -- and this should come as no surprise -- is bratwurst country. Though Minnesota is sandwiched between two sausages on the map, our official meat has a more spherical shape. Give up? It's the meatball.

Slate cites our state's Nordic roots as the inspiration behind their choice and while it's true that every blue-blooded Ikea shopper enjoys the occasional Swedish version, the Twin Cities actually boasts all kinds of tasty meatballs, from classic Italian to boldly Asian-influenced. Here are our top 10 favorites.

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Top 10 margaritas in the Twin Cities

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Theogeo
Viva la Margarita!

On this glorious morning, the eve of National Margarita Day, you might be asking yourself, "Can't I drink tequila, triple sec, and lime every day? Shouldn't I? Doesn't one?" The answer is yes, yes, and yes. But today, we take time to recognize the stars and standouts, the margaritas that don't just phone it in. These are the top ten margaritas in the Twin Cities.

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Top 10 margaritas in the Twin Cities [2012]


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Top 10 surprisingly tasty foods that come in tubes

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If you've ever been to Ingebretsen's, you've probably encountered tube food. The Scandinavian specialty shop offers around ten varieties of food in tubes, from caviar, to cheese spread, to plain ol' mayonnaise. By American standards, Ingebretsen's selection is massive, but compared to Sweden's, it just barely scratches the surface. Swedish tube foods fall under two primary categories: condiments and sandwich spreads (like fish and cheese pastes). Of course, tube foods aren't just a Swedish phenomenon. For our top ten list, we included several non-Swedish contenders. Think of it as a sort of mini, tube-food-Olympic Village. (Awwww...)

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Minnesota's camel milk black market


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Top 10 happy hours in the Twin Cities

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After about 4 p.m., especially toward the end of the work week, people in offices and schools and hospitals and roller rinks everywhere start to get that...socializing itch. Happily, there are plenty of happy hour spots around town where comrades and co-workers can go and get that itch scratched -- places where the food is deep-fried, the booze is free-flowing, the taps are plentiful, and everything is cheap for a limited time only. 

We did our research and compiled a list based on overall value, range of options, and whether you can actually leave work at the usual time and still get your drink order in before the specials are over (a.k.a. happy hours that go past 5 p.m.) Here are our top 10 favorite happy hours in the Twin Cities.

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