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What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Sweet corn, mini-doughnuts, Pronto Pups and more: Here's what people who cook for a living enjoy eating at the fair.
From a new modern Mexican restaurant in south Minneapolis to a fixation with tomatoes, here are the highlights of a week of dining for critic Rick Nelson.
Looking to make the most of summer with a spot to dine al fresco? Here are four great spots with great food.
Minneapolis photographer Eliesa Johnson makes "The Peach Truck Cookbook" look good enough to eat.
A new cookbook by Twin Cities chef Jon Wipfli offers dynamic, delicious approaches to familiar freshwater fish.
A renovation has restored the downtown gem's singular looks while making it accessible to all.
Here's where you can celebrate summer's bounty.
One of the big reasons for planning an I-35 road trip is to take in the city's ever-improving food scene.
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After years of wholesale baking, the maker of the Kouign-amann to end all Kouign-amanns is finally getting her brick-and-mortar location.
Grade school students paved the way for the state's official muffin more than three decades ago.
The hand-cranked vending machines can now be found in bookstores from Minneapolis to Northfield.
Beautiful Giulia focuses on well-crafted northern Italian fare while capitalizing on its historic downtown Minneapolis setting.
Let's take a look at the four smoked-meats-centric restaurants that recently popped up in northeast Minneapolis.
The plan is to focus on what he calls the "lesser-known, but more delicious" sustainable gifts from the sea: abalone, cuttlefish, sea urchin and wolffish, along with seasonal, local ingredients.
Minnesotans are getting to know the blueberry-like newcomer with Siberian roots.
One of the tastiest developments in the Twin Cities food scene over the past decade is the proliferation of skilled ice cream makers.
For several decades, cookbook author Maida Heatter got Americans baking — often, with chocolate.
The evolution of the Twin Cities' dining landscape is nothing short of revolutionary. But it didn't happen overnight.
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…
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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.
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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.
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