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Special Spoons, Barrel-Aged Fish Sauce, and More of Minneapolis Chef Jamie Malone's Favorite Things

Jacqueline Raposo 8 comments

Chef Jamie Malone is known for her umami-rich dishes and focus on sustainable seafood at Sea Change in Minneapolis. For the second installment of our Kitchen Close-Ups series, she shares what makes her kitchen hum and how she uses up all her extra sea urchin. More

Classic Burgers Outside Minneapolis at Lions Tap

A Hamburger Today Noah Arenstein 8 comments

Lions Tap serves the classic ideal of a burger (described as a "purist's favorite" on the menu) and is better for it. More

A Sandwich a Day: Sun Street Bread's Basic Biscuit Plus in Minneapolis

A Sandwich a Day Liz Bomze 3 comments

Besides rustic loaves and pastries, Sun Street Breads is known for its biscuits, many of which get split and transformed into breakfast sandwiches. More

Burger City Guides: Andrew Zimmern's Favorite Burgers in Minneapolis

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson Post a comment

Andrew Zimmern may have an adventurous appetite, but when it comes to burgers, he likes 'em plain and simple. Find out his top 5 favorites in Minneapolis. More

Eat This Now: Banh Cuon Cha Lua at Quang, Minneapolis

Hub Grub Liz Bomze Post a comment

Our Hub Grub correspondent takes a break from the Northeast and rediscovers a delicate Vietnamese favorite in Minneapolis. More

Minneapolis: Pondering Pizza at Mozza Mia

Slice Daniel Zemans 2 comments

Several weeks ago, Ed raised the question of whether a serious pizza-maker could have more than two great pizzerias. I found myself revisiting that question and some related ones on a recent trip to Mozza Mia outside Minneapolis. The pizzeria, from a very corporate restaurant group with little, if any, background in pizza, puts out pies with very good and creative toppings, but on a crust that falls a bit short. More

Minneapolis: Surprise Winner in the Battle of Juicy Lucys Between 5-8 Club and Matt's Bar

A Hamburger Today Daniel Zemans 44 comments

I went to Minneapolis eager to weigh in on the longstanding battle between Matt's Bar and 5-8 Club for Juicy Lucy supremacy. Both places had their strong points, but picking a winner turned out to be surprisingly easy. More

Minneapolis: Pizzeria Lola Shines in the Twin Cities

Slice Daniel Zemans 4 comments

One of the most exciting parts of the pizza boom that's swept the nation is seeing people well into careers that have nothing to do with food giving it all up to pursue their pizza dreams. Ann Kim was a professional actress when the pizza bug bit her. She followed her pizza dreams and Minneapolis is better off because of it. More

Minneapolis: Dull Flavors Trump the Hype at Black Sheep

Slice Daniel Zemans 16 comments

No pizzeria in Minnesota has gotten more hype than Black Sheep. I walked in excited to see the best of what the state has to offer. But muted flavors and some problems in execution meant that I would walk out disappointed. More

A Sandwich A Day: Pork Loin at Manny's Tortas in Minneapolis

A Sandwich a Day Jenny Lee-Adrian 1 comment

Thin slices of pork loin sizzle on a flat top as the cook at Manny's Tortas douses the meat with seasoning salt. The pork loin torta ($7.45) is available at both locations of the popular Minneapolis takeout restaurant, which offers ten tortas total, from steak to Hawaiian. More

Minneapolis: Camel Burger at Safari Express

A Hamburger Today Jenny Lee-Adrian 8 comments

Jamal Hashi, the 29-year-old chef/co-owner of Safari Express, introduced the camel burger last year at the East African takeout restaurant Safari Express in the Midtown Global Market. Known as the "king's meat," camel is reserved for weddings and other special occasions in East Africa, said Hashi, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States when he was 11 years old. He decided to offer a camel burger after getting an overwhelming response from Minnesota State Fair goers who were curious enough to try "Camel on a Stick." More

Blogwatch: 'Heavy Table' on Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis

Slice Adam Kuban 9 comments

If you follow pizza geekery in general or pizza in the Twin Cities specifically, you may know Aaron Landry, the Slice Sage of Minneapolis–Saint Paul. When this guy talks pizza, I listen. He pinged me about Pizzeria Lola saying, "I've been three times and it's quite solid. An out-of-the-blue fantastic add to the Minneapolis pizza scene." More

NFL Playoffs Serious Eats-Style: Which Food Cities Rule Off the Field?

Ed Levine 30 comments

We'll let the players settle football bragging rights on the field, but we can judge which city reigns supreme when it comes to serious vittles. So without further adieu, here's the NFL playoffs, Serious Eats style. More

Burger Jones Names Burger After Pilots

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

In response to Monday's incident of when two pilots landed on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to get a burger at Burger Jones, the restaurant will name a burger after the pilots called The Mile High Club burger. Proceeds from the... More

Two Pilots Land on a Frozen Lake for Burgers

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

[Photograph: Jennifer Simonson, Star Tribune] Yesterday afternoon, two pilots landed their planes on frozen Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to grab burgers at Burger Jones. Not knowing it was illegal to land there, they received tickets for parking illegally, reports WCCO.... More

Burger Jones' 'Meat It Or Beat It' Challenge

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 3 comments

[Photograph: Burger Jones] At Burger Jones in Minneapolis, crazy/suicidal eaters can take the Meat It or Beat It challenge: If you finish the Meat Your Maker burger in less than an hour, you win "an exclusive, open-casket-quality T-shirt" and/or $20... More

Street Food Profiles: Chef Shack in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Erin Zimmer 9 comments

Note: Since this street food trend is getting a little out of control, we're going to spend every Monday getting to know different vendors from all over. This week in Street Food Profiles, we scoot to the Twin Cities. Carrie Summer and Lisa Carlson. [Photographs: Chef Shack] Name: Chef Shack Vendors: Chef Lisa Carlson and pastry chef Carrie Summer Location and hours: The Mill City farmers' market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Kingfield farmers' market on Sundays, same times. We also do block parties, festivals, and special events in and around Minneapolis from April until November each year. Tempura-fried soft shell crab What's on the menu? Beef tongue tacos, bison burgers, veggie-walnut burgers, pulled pork... More

Minneapolis Burger Flowchart

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 6 comments

If you live around Minneapolis, Heavy Table has this flowchart to help you decided where to get a burger in the city and surrounding area.... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Slice Adam Kuban 1 comment

Keep on Truckin': College Humor stars Jake and Amir visit the Papa Perrone's pizza truck in Midtown in this episode of VendrTV. [via Midtown Lunch] So True: "Pizza Is the Best" T-shirt. $20. via Pizza Rules! [BustedTees] Sustainable Pizza: Wood-burning oven in Yale's campus garden takes advantage of fresh ingredients. [Atlantic Food Channel] Bad Parents: Sad. German couple abandons three children in Italian pizzeria. [The Guardian] Pizza Tosser, Author: Dough-thrower Tony Gemignani has written a children's book. [SF Chronicle] Minneapolis - Campus Pizza: "Strongly recommended" by the Twin Cities' foremost pizza authority. [Aaron Landry] NYC - Free Pizza and... More

Black Sheep Coal-Fired Pizza, Minneapolis

Slice Adam Kuban 1 comment

Minneapolis Star Tribune On Wednesday, our man in Chicago hipped me to some coal-oven news I had been sleeping on—that a joint called Black Sheep Coal-Fired Pizza in Minneapolis needed to be added to the Slice Coal-Oven Map. Yeah, Daniel Zemans must have been prompted to ping me by the the story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about the place. Says the newspaper:... More

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