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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.
One of Jester Concepts' Uptown projects has changed names and transitioned its identity from French bistro to Mexican taco emporium — and now a Twin Cities craft syrups company is involved
From giving a compliment to choosing a wine to telling a joke, five Twin Cities area gents have advice on how to up your game.
Cold and hungry? No problem when a restaurant warms you up with a blazing spot to recover and relax.
The upcoming Tilt — a project from the folks behind Uptown's Nightingale — will continue the trend of bars that double as entertainment when it opens in April.
The first Sunday in February is about getting together, watching some good pigskin and stuffing yourself like a turkey on some holiday-level grub. Here's our Big Menu for the Big Game.
The new iteration in the 70-seat space formerly occupied by Scusi will lose the Italian motifs in favor of an easygoing American menu with a hint of Southern flair.
International travel feels as unpredictable as ever. It's understandable if folks just want to stay home for a while. But there are problems with that kind of thinking.
Across the metro, restaurants are recognizing Instagram not just as a powerful social media tool, but as a force driving marketing and design decisions.
Despite the drastic temperature shift, Billy Tserenbat was thrilled to move from San Francisco to Minnesota more than 10 years ago. “Cold makes us better…
Restaurant veterans Chris Corlett and Tryg Truelson are making a bet that the noodle-and-broth movement is about to go mainstream.
A trio of professionals and liquor enthusiasts are opening a new distillery that specializes in whiskey.
As the calendar flips to a new year, a major transition is underway at the restaurant duo Nighthawks and Birdie (3753 Nicollet Av. S., 612-248-8111,…
When Sharon Harding revealed a box holding a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and a French Legion of Honor, among other decorations, at her father’s…
Only a few hours into my first stop in Cuba, it hit me: I had done this all wrong.
It’s time for enjoying lavish holiday spreads, sipping sparkling wine and wearing your best worst Christmas sweater. Lucky for you, we’ve got leads on the…
The Spoon and Stable chef/owner's French bistro gets a name — Bellecour — while the construction crew finds fun surprises.
Now that the tryptophan has worn off from Thanksgiving celebrations, it’s time to get back on the town. Need ideas? Here are the Twin Cities’…
Four years ago, Bunbob Chhun and James Munson brought their dream of a small sandwich operation to the Twin Cities.
What's the big deal, right? You show up, mind your alcohol consumption, say thank you and leave. Simple, right? Wrong.
"Christmas in Copenhagen" has a decidedly romantic ring to it, doesn't it? But reality proved otherwise.
Pop-up eateries and other one-time events help create excitement and stand out in a fiercely competitive market.
A Forest Lake artist uses chalk to create works of temporary art in bars and restaurants around the Twin Cities area.
Three and a half years ago, Erin Franklin Hutton was breaking into Colorado’s beer scene as a bartender and server at Colorado Plus Brew…
Avoid these five party pitfalls with our guide from Twin Cities experts.
Faces Mears Park (373 Sibley St., St. Paul, facesmearspark.com, 651-209-7776) in Lowertown will close at the year’s end and reopen in 2017 with a…
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, a much-lauded staple of the downtown dining scene for a decade, will shutter its doors next month. Chef and owner Sameh…
A 1970s industrial condo development on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis still sits empty, but a group of co-founders responsible for the popular local beer…
Need an after-Election Day pick-me-up? We've got five sure bets.
With new places to eat, play and lounge, your traveling experience is about to take off at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport — just in time for the busy holiday flying season.
Downtown Minneapolis has a fresh new coffee shop and the beginnings of what entrepreneurs Ben Hertz and Dean Phillips hope will be the Twin Cities’…
These days, confection lovers who drive past Lakeville cakery Sweet Treasures will see another sign next to the company's cupcake logo: "Cake Wars" winner.
I love traveling alone. Sure, doing so has its challenges. But in my experiences, the good outweighs the bad. The best benefit might be opportunities to meet new friends and make unscripted memories.
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