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Get ready for Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites, Mini Donut Lattes and Peaches n' Cream Nachos. The Minnesota State Fair has announced its new foods for the 2019 fair, and the list includes the usual attention-seekers and potential gut bombs.
A proposal to move the 46-year-old Southdale Library into Southdale shopping center makes synergistic sense.
With its stilts, white exterior walls and horizontal profile, the award-winning design was an homage to Le Corbusier's famous Villa Savoye.
Where to get your sugar fix in the Twin Cities on this week's deep-fried holiday.
Patio season has finally arrived (we hope). Here are four Twin Cities spots perfect for a nice day.
Normandy Kitchen & Bar doesn't have a high profile. At least not yet. But with chef Patrick Atanalian, it just might get there.
Bars are often easier to prepare than cookies, and they're just as delicious.
At 20-seat tasting-menu spot Demi in the North Loop, chef Gavin Kaysen sets new standards for Twin Cities dining.
Minnesota native writes guide to city's vast array of museums.
"We're not flyover country," she said. "I think people are recognizing that more and more. It's an exciting time to be cooking in this city."
Ten years ago, Ann Kim of Minneapolis was an actor. On Monday night, she stepped onto the stage of the Civic Opera House to accept the country's highest honor for culinary achievement for her work as chef/co-owner of Young Joni restaurant in northeast Minneapolis.
Hassan Ziadi and Samlali Raja are delivering the flavors of North Africa to Minneapolis.
Through his eye-grabbing work, architect James Dayton made the Twin Cities a better, more beautiful place.
Pulled pork, boozy malts and Italian food in a stylish setting: Add these newcomers to your dining to-do list.
The season is in full swing, although for some restaurants, the ritual is a year-round occasion, and it's not always reserved for Friday.
When Mary and Don Somers began their habit of dining at Bellecour, they would show up with a gift: a bottle of maple syrup…
In addition, Sean Sherman of the Sioux Chef is honored with the foundation's Leadership Award.
The annual Minnesota State ProStart Invitational is sparking the next generation of chefs.
Buy it or bake it — we've got ideas to help you celebrate March 14.
One of the first guides to making pie crusts to appear in Taste was published on Oct. 27, 1971, and writer Judith Bell used a…
Rick Nelson is here to answer any and all dining-related questions.
Restaurateur Kim Bartmann is offering a way — literally — to raise your glass to Women’s History Month. During March, Bartmann’s Barbette (1600 W.…
Sometimes there's nothing more soothing than taking refuge near the warmth and glow of a restaurant's wood-burning hearth.
Most shopping malls would kill for a dining venue like this.
Editor's note: After this story was published, Young Joni reopened. Acclaimed northeast Minneapolis restaurant Young Joni is closed while it assesses damage from a…
In February, the supermarket's frozen foods section is the place to be.
Review: A year after opening, the Calhoun Square restaurant seems to have found its new footing.
When Quang, the acclaimed pho-and-more restaurant, opened with just four tables on Minneapolis' Nicollet Avenue 30 years ago, there wasn't such a thing as "Eat…
Want to know how to make a perfect cup of hot chocolate? Follow the advice of a professional.
Restaurant critic Rick Nelson is here to answer any and all dining-related questions.
Drawing on lessons from the failed attempts of others, chef David Fhima takes on the troubled but glorious Forum Cafeteria.
With pizzas, pastas, short ribs, oysters and much more, chefs showcase dynamic dining.
An old way of cooking — at the hearth — is made anew at the hot new restaurant inside Keg and Case food hall.
Oat milk. Azerbaijan cuisine. Watercress. Food and drink forecasters predict what will be occupying the nation's appetites in 2019.
Restaurant critic Rick Nelson's look back at 2018, one delicious dish at a time.
So much to look forward to in the new year when it comes to fresh eats.
Architectural historian Larry Millett reveals the history of a long-lost Minneapolis landmark in his new book, "Metropolitan Dreams."
What a year! Here are the people and places that really caught our attention in 2018.
From the historic Schmidt Brewery transformation to charming neighborhood restaurants, St. Paul is having a food moment.
These openings made a splash in the local restaurant scene.
A Golden Valley couple are transforming butter with sweet and savory ingredients.
Keep warm (and full) with these fun new offerings at the Minneapolis holiday celebration in Loring Park.
This year's winner taps into a "new" ingredient for the contest: figs.
An elegant interpretation of the Mexican Wedding Cake cookie.
Jonathan Gans stepped into the role this week.
The flavors say "holiday," loud and clear, in this simple treat.
Fans of Bailey's Irish Cream, this is your cookie.
An imaginative remake of an Italian favorite.
Mulling spices and plum jam place a festive spin on the snickerdoodle.
The University of Minnesota's Frank Gehry-designed art museum is marking its quarter-century birthday this month.
Find doughnuts, pastries and more at these Twin Cities area bakeries.
The local restaurant scene is buzzing with these additions.
This recipe from Lynne Rossetto Kasper is definitely a contender for the "ultimate" title.
Choreographer and composer merge in a collaboration between Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
These bakeries demand immediate attention.
The Emmy-winning force behind the Food Network's "The Barefoot Contessa" has just released her 11th cookbook.
Get your day off to a great start with delicious pancakes.
Readers asked for a print edition of all the recipes that have won recognition in the Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest. Now the cookbook is here.
Kim Bartmann, who owns 10 Minneapolis restaurants, says "it's time."
A sculpture by Alexander Calder, now in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, originally was in downtown Minneapolis. It had been a victim of the newfangled skyway at the time.
Review: It's all in the details at the new restaurant from the team behind Saint Dinette.
The annual autumn-leaves show won't be around forever. It's not too late to make last-minute Lake Superior plans, or to stay closer to home.
The James Beard Foundation is calling on chefs to help change the way Americans consume seafood. Twin Cities chefs have signed on, in huge numbers.
With the help of a pig raised in Elgin, Minn., Corner Table chef Karyn Tomlinson is now culinary royalty.
Sweet Chow packages lively Asian flavors into a quick, convenient and approachable neighborhood setting.
Not many foods have onomatopoeic names, but popcorn — pop! pop! pop! — is one of them. America’s favorite snack is one of nature’s minor…
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Twin Cities diners can look forward to a heaping helping of exciting new restaurants.
There will be plenty of laughs and songs with Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."
As a reporter and columnist, she was a tireless advocate for Minneapolis, especially its downtown.
Three years after launching the brewery and supper club they dubbed Birch's on the Lake, the owners are coming to Lowertown.
Tavola will open in the Elliot Park Hotel in late September.
It's the happiest time of year, when Twin Cities chefs find inspiration in sweet corn.
Facing his 20th Minnesota State Fair, a critic looks back at past favorites and flops.
What do Minnesota food professionals like to eat at the fair? Their answers may surprise you.
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