Hot Dish-Off winner declared in D.C.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz’s “Hermann the German Hotdish” took first place in the third annual Hot Dish-Off among Minnesota’s congressional delegation.

Walz, a Democrat from Mankato, topped event sponsor Al Franken and other Minnesota lawmakers in the third annual event, designed to promote Minnesota cuisine and nonpartisan cooperation.

“It’s a great day when the Minnesota delegation is able to put our differences aside and focus on what really matters: hotdish,” Franken said.

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan of Northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District vowed to come back in 2014 to win with a walleye hotdish.