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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.
A new kind of food hall is coming to the Twin Cities. And it's in the suburbs. At the mall.
Get ready to drink your way through a big new batch of novelty beers at the fair.
At the Bungalow Club, chef Andrew Kraft demonstrates a clear affinity for tortellini, spaghetti and gem lettuce.
The new Nicollet Mall is a leafier, artsier improvement over its dreary predecessor. But this is all that $50 million buys?
On Sunday afternoons for the past three years, Amanda Weber has conducted 90-minute rehearsals at the state's women's prison in Shakopee.
From a new ramen shop in north Minneapolis to a brunch favorite in Wayzata, the restaurant scene is as busy as ever.
These new dining options are offering first-rate bagels, doughnuts, ice cream and more.
It's hot out there. Time to cool down at an ice cream shop with one of critic Rick Nelson's fave scoops.
Meet the talented veterans and gifted newcomers who are investing in the food and drink scene in the city by the lake.
At a time when fine dining is in retreat, the chefs at Travail Kitchen & Amusements are embracing a more refined (and expensive) experience.
A handful of newcomers join those serving up the State Fair fare, including a coffee vendor and two Midtown Global Market tenants.
A riverside destination with a peculiar name is the secret eating spot of summer.
Teens in the Stage program were immersed in the culinary arts, guided by chefs, bakers, managers and other industry professionals who volunteered their time.
Nearly 20 tenants were named, including a restaurant by the owners of Revival, plus Pimento Jamaican Kitchen and modern-day cotton candy.
Pioneering food truck builder Mark Palm is one of the most influential players in the Twin Cities street-food scene.
Be’wiched Deli, the first-rate sandwich destination, with locations in the North Loop and Plymouth, quietly closed last week. “It was a good run,” said…
Restaurant critic Rick Nelson names 33 of the best places to dine "out" — literally.
The new spots offer pasta, poke and more.
Andrew Zimmern is getting back into the restaurant business. Not that he’s ever far from it. The Twin Cities-based star of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre…
The chef/owner of Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis and Bellecour in Wayzata talks about being named Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.
Chef/owner of Spoon and Stable and Bellecour won at the "Oscars of the food world." He's the fifth Minnesota chef to win in the category.
David Shea's impact on the way Twin Cities restaurants look is unparalleled.
City Afrique At her warm and welcoming restaurant, chef Bea Karngar serves generous portions of the flavorful, hearty stews of her native Liberia, with an…
Star chefs are putting their own stamp on Seven, Corner Table and Sanctuary.
Jeremy Fox, a leading voice in plant-based cooking, shares his ideas in an inspiring new cookbook.
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