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Here's what's hot, and what's not, for the new year.
St. Paul restaurateur Tim Niver and his Saint Dinette crew are headed across the river to open a new deli and bar. Niver’s newest…
Where else but the North serves up frozen cocktails at a frozen bar?
"It was maybe one of the more surreal experiences I've ever had," said Norah Shapiro, a Twin Cities film director visiting along with her husband.
When McCormick's was left out of a story on the Wayzata food scene, its popularity with locals became clear.
Eat Street's Copper Hen will debut its "brother" restaurant this summer, calling it Copper Cow.
Susan Shanard Burns-Stidger hated obituaries and funerals, so when she died of cancer on Dec. 10 at age 68, she had already written her…
After swiping a credit card, bargoers are given a "tap card" allowing them to pour as little as an ounce or as much as a full pint.
Coming With its refreshed look complete, Nicollet Mall will soon be getting a major new culinary landmark driven by a major local name. Andrew Zimmern…
In the past year, five eateries and a boutique hotel have opened, transforming a once-sleepy suburb into a culinary destination.
Yes, it’s part of Minnesota’s drinking fabric, but that doesn’t mean aquavit is universally beloved. “It seems like everyone has memories of Christmas dinners at…
It's an ode to the humble beginnings of proprietor Kristy Dirk, who, like many pastry chefs, started her baking "career" with the culinary toy.
Eric Dayton wants all Minnesotans to take pride in our state's true North spirit
Throw out those lame pretzels, and add meat to your gameday snack necklace.
A long-dormant corner of the busy Lyn-Lake intersection has been revived. Hasty Tasty (701 W. Lake St., Mpls., thehastytastympls.com), a restaurant and bar…
Three-plus months after debuting in its new, vastly larger location, Urban Organics continues to expand.
Also referred to as Blackout Wednesday or Black Wednesday, Drinksgiving was coined about a decade ago.
Playa del Carmen charms, despite the recent worries that have travelers thinking twice about visiting.
Downtown Excelsior quietly lost an Italian restaurant at the end of October. At the same time, it gained promise of a new one — albeit…
Family photos hang on the walls. Longtime inside jokes have references on the menu. Nods to Doug Flicker’s past are everywhere at Bull’s Horn Food…
A Nye's "regular" is opening Sonder Shaker, featuring a small menu of laid-back sandwiches and oysters to pair with the drinks.
Beloved Mexican restaurant up for sale amid owner's health struggles.
We’ve all experienced the maddening roller coaster that is airport security. One day, you speed through the screening machines in 15 minutes flat. The next,…
The cocktail bar has no sign outside the building, but etched in the concrete on the main entrance is a "V," and the words "Follow the rabbit."
It was the kind of experience I travel for. Each dish, artfully composed, was better than the last. The togarashi-spiced salmon crudo. The chimichurri octopus.…
Not every international holiday is embraced by Minnesotans. There's something about Oktoberfest, though — and we suspect it's the beer.
Owamni: An Indigenous Kitchen will open as the featured full-service restaurant in the first phase of the upcoming Water Works project on the Mississippi River.
South Minneapolis is poised to get a new gluten-free bakery and a new juice bar. Sift Gluten Free (4557 Bloomington Av. S., Mpls.,
Crepe & Spoon is set to debut sometime in December.
The sailboat we were on drifted further into Cape Cod Bay as the clear skies slowly became hazy. My travel companion and I were just…
The new 8,000-square-foot Seventh Street Truck Park houses various food trucks serving different menus.
A Maplewood businesswoman takes a "brains-on" approach to running the Big Fat Bacon booth at the fair.
The rolled ice cream craze has officially hit the Twin Cities, and it's doing so with a bang as two specialty shops for the trendy food are debuting this weekend in St. Paul.
Sameh Wadi of World Street Kitchen and the former Saffron has revamped the massive restaurant's menu and look.
The trend of top-notch chefs embracing the bars comes as costs of outfitting a commercial kitchen rise, casual dining grows in popularity and a hunger for nostalgia builds.
After shuttering its doors for 10 days, the former Loring Pasta Bar will reopen this week with new ownership and a new name. LRx:…
Forget plain old cold brew. It's nitro, cold brew's gas-filled cousin, that's taking over coffee shops here and elsewhere.
The "Today" anchor ate at not one but two restaurants by Twin Cities star chef Gavin Kaysen this week.
If you've traveled much, you probably realize there is an etiquette to the airways, regarding everything from checking a bag to deplaning.
It must be 5 p.m. somewhere. Time for a cocktail of the icy variety you can make at home.
The team behind Bar Brigade and Republic are opening a pizza and gelato restaurant on Wednesday.
If traveling stresses you out, you're not alone — and there is help. MSP offers many possible antidotes.
Time on your hands? Here are some great ways to pass the time. at MSP.
The locavore movement has landed at MSP. Here are some of our favorite places to dig in at the airport.
Ten years later, friends-turned-business-partners have spun their social-night gatherings into a whiskey-focused bar and restaurant.
What's getting ready for takeoff at MSP? Here are some highlights.
For the past six months, change has quietly been taking hold at the corner restaurant in the Bryn Mawr area.
Move over, salads. There's a new way to consume vegetables, but it's probably not what your mother had in mind.
With 10,000 lakes, we've got plenty of waterside dining.
Going to Cuba when I did (late last year) and freely walking its streets, meeting its residents and hearing their stories already felt like a…
Chef Remy Pettus, formerly of Eastside, is opening a restaurant in a space that housed Rachel's for 10 years.
After a successful debut of Kado No Mise — a sushi and simple Japanese restaurant in downtown Minneapolis — in early May, owners Shigeyuki Furukawa…
Everything from the lighting to the music to the beer will hark back to the 19th century.
Union 32 Crafthouse will offer all Minnesota craft beers, and patrons will be able to pay for brews by the ounce.
The exit off Hwy. 71 looked like nothing special. Somewhere between Dallas and Austin, Texas, we’d pulled off to refill our rental car with gas.…
With more than 30,000 followers, social media star Kim Ly Curry has passion, persistence and "food porn"-quality photos. "Am I food-obsessed? Yes. I just love everything food."
Once relegated to beachside blowouts and frat parties, rum has become a serious, sought-after spirit.
A soon-to-open downtown St. Paul restaurant has a name most Minnesotans will recognize and maybe chuckle at: Gray Duck Tavern (grayduckstpaul.com). Yes, that’s an homage…
Before she helped change the course of Minnesota law, before she was recognized as a “pioneer” and “just short of brilliant,” Faith Ohman was rejected…
Duluth is gaining new attention — both locally and nationally — as a place to hike, paddle and bike while remaining within the amenity-filled confines of a city.
Isn't it funny how travel often forges bonds that seem illogically strong?
Coalition, which serves American fusion comfort food, will open in late May.
The cyclist died at the scene on Olinda Trial near Lindstrom.
In Milwaukee, bartenders are pouring delicious, inventive drinks — and they don't come out of a tap.
We've done wine. We've done beer. Now we're on to the next hot thing in sipping flights: liquor.
The new restaurant will open this fall in the former 22nd Avenue Station in northeast Minneapolis.
Hip night spots offer pinball, mini-golf and bowling, plus from-scratch food and innovative cocktails.
Northern Coffeeworks will also have a small kitchen and a retail component.
If you thought this year's NCAA Tournament had drama, you should see how our March Malt-ness went down.
We've got ourselves some March drama, folks, so drink it up — and then cast your vote in the penultimate round before we crown the best brewery in Minnesota.
I'm not from here originally, but I receive reminders of just how traveled my new neighbors are on just about every trip I take.
Brunson's Pub (brunsonspub.com), the reincarnation of the former Schwietz Saloon in St. Paul, opened its doors on Monday, debuting a pub menu with international…
For years, Daniel del Prado has cut his teeth under lauded chef Isaac Becker and in restaurants from here, to Portland, Ore., to Europe.Now, Del…
It's possible to eat a grown-up meal and still catch a game or two.
Big foodie and beer parties coming our way, including Bock Fest, Winterfest and the pork extravaganza Cochon 555.
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