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After $50 million and 28 disruptive months of construction, the barriers have finally come down on Nicollet Mall, marking its third remake in a half-century.
Cosmos One of the region’s most beautiful dining venues is serving a three-course Thanksgiving a la carte dinner from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect…
Use this just-released cookbook to incorporate lively Indian flavors and traditions into your holiday menu.
Chefs from three leading Twin Cities restaurants take a fresh Thanksgiving table approach to carrots, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Tiny, comfortable, affordable, likable and loud, Bar Brigade isn't aiming for game-changing.
Boston chef Matt Jennings has a new, gotta-have cookbook, and he's coming to the Twin Cities this week.
The first restaurant opened by dining powerhouse Parasole will close on Nov. 11.
An atmospheric Jerome Robbins piece from 1970 is one of five works New York City Ballet Moves is bringing to Northrop auditorium.
510 Lounge, formerly La Belle Vie, brings one of the Twin Cities' great dining beauties back to life, beautifully.
North Minneapolis has a new library, nearly two decades in the making, and it's as beautiful as it is functional.
Six courses. Fifty bucks. Four chefs. Few frills. Fun ensues.
Head to the movies with Taste.
Gretchen Perbix strolls among the 2,000 trees in the rambling orchard that she and her husband, Mike, purchased seven years ago. She rattles off the…
The 32-year-old farm-to-table pioneer will end its "really great run" on Oct. 14.
Five restaurants and four bakeries in the Twin Cities continue to impress, even when experienced through a newcomer's perspective.
Former Bachelor Farmer chef is new culinary director at Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza.
The brewery announces its new concept for the second-floor space above the massive beer hall.
Our 15th annual holiday contest is now underway, and we need your recipes.
After years of failing to make the cut, the beloved building at the University of Minnesota finally is on the shortlist for renovation funding.
Time for some Sunday morning farmers market shopping. Then, brunch.
The megamall should use its 25th birthday to rethink its food-and-drink options.
As Tim Lauer starts enjoying his well-earned retirement, the 32-year Coastal Seafoods veteran takes a look back at his influential career.
The famed Jewish deli comes back to life in a remembrance-filled cookbook, written by the founders' granddaughter.
The new fair foods get all the attention, but these tried-and-true standbys are a treat every year.
Sameh Wadi of World Street Kitchen goes for the smoked turkey leg, but it's what he smuggles in to enjoy with it that's noteworthy: "Every year when I walk in I think, 'Is this going to be the year that they bust me?' "
Want to find even more great pizza farms near the Twin Cities? Restaurant critic Rick Nelson offers his picks as he answers readers' questions.
REVIEW: At Bellecour, Gavin Kaysen pays homage to his mentors, to the benefit of diners.
How many ways can you prepare a summer tomato? We find out from three Twin Cities chefs.
REVIEW: Innovative, flavor-conscious and surprisingly affordable, the stylish Lynhall pushes all the right fast-casual buttons.
Restaurants as catalysts for both urban and suburban revitalization is a national trend linked, in part, to the internet.
Looking for new and innovative food products? They're at the farmers market.
The old-but-new supper club is back after sitting dormant since mid-2013.
No, slices of pepperoni are not being cultivated in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin. Instead, farmers are building showy pizza ovens, making dough and hanging a "welcome" sign.
Meanwhile, on the closings front, it has been a tough six months. Just shy of their 70th birthdays, the Oak Grill and Skyroom restaurants…
From rooftops to ice cream shops, pie bakers to beer makers, here are two dozen ideas for eating and drinking in southwestern Wisconsin.
Ready for a road trip? From Chef Shack Bay City to Lovechild and the Driftless Cafe, there's good food for travelers in our neighboring state.
With an unprecedented number of dining venues openings over the past six months, here are 13 to try.
From rooftops to decks, there are plenty of new outdoor spaces to grab a bite to eat in the Twin Cities restaurant scene.
Deep-fried avocados and sweet corn-blueberry eclairs also are among the many new delights that will make their debut when the Great Minnesota Get-Together opens Aug. 24.
REVIEW: A pair of Uptown chefs have fired up a wood-burning grill to create a St. Paul hot spot.
The critically acclaimed venture, a trendsetter in food-and-beer pairings, is another stark measure of fine dining's decline in the Twin Cities.
Out of sight for more than three decades, a fascinating and beloved Cold War-era relic is being returned to the public eye by the Star Tribune.
REVIEW: New owner Jason Jenny and his group of investors clearly maintain a healthy respect for Lucia's illustrious prairie-to-plate past, and seem dedicated to preserving as much of the status quo as possible.
Restaurant critic Rick Nelson gets the inside story from a half-dozen local ice cream pros, and shares his own flavor favorites.
REVIEW: A skilled chef — and a terrific bar — are the secret weapons at casual, affordable Red Rabbit.
"The New Midwestern Table" author tells what happens when you "Give a Girl a Knife" in her new memoir.
These 15 immigrant-run restaurants had — or continue to have — an impact on the Twin Cities dining scene.
James Beard award-winning chefs share what it's like to win the food world's Oscar.
You recently gave Restaurant Alma and Cafe Alma a four-star review. What other Twin Cities restaurants merit such a rating?
At a monthly class, butcher Erik Sather provides an inside look at a rarely seen process.
As with so many farming enterprises, a hobby blossomed into a business, one a Wisconsin couple dubbed Cosmic Wheel Creamery.
The metro area's original suburban townhouse developments — including this south suburban treasure — yield design lessons for their contemporary counterparts.
Another baseball season, another round of ballpark fare to enjoy. And judge. Time to step up to the plate at Target Field.
REVIEW: The 17-year-old landmark restaurant, recently expanded and refreshed, is a paragon of Midwestern greatness.
The downtown steakhouse is pushing 30 and going strong. Co-founder Phil Roberts reflects on the restaurant's roots and legacy.
The meaning of the term "fish fry" is more than a bit malleable. The permutations are endless. So we've compiled a list of Twin Cities fish fries that cater to all kinds of tastes.
Food trucks tend to congregate on key downtown Minneapolis streets. Now they're following the same pattern when they go the brick-and-mortar route.O'Cheeze (ocheeze.com), the…
Review: ⋆⋆⋆½ Inspired by the past yet simultaneously forging ahead, Young Joni will no doubt shape the dining scene for years to come.
At fun-loving Punch Bowl Social, the emphasis is on good times and vaguely Southern fare.
REVIEW: At McKinney Roe in downtown Minneapolis, a crowd-pleasing menu is served in a splashy setting. But when there's a stab at a signature dish, the results don't quite jell. | ★★ out of 4 stars
Co-owners got start selling banh mi to coffee shops.
REVIEW: Go figure. The most impressive chain restaurant to land in the Twin Cities in — well, we can't remember when — is located inside a bookstore. | ★★½ out of 4 stars
Restaurant critic Rick Nelson dishes on where to celebrate an anniversary, sip a glass of Italian wine and enjoy brunch.
Here's a taste of the greatest hits from the past year of sampling many versions of one of our favorite dishes.
Blue Plate helps fill downtown's widening gap between Chipotle and expense-account steakhouses.
What happens when a bodybuilder starts cooking for his gym buddies? A health-focused meal service built on flavor, nutrition and convenience.
Critic Rick Nelson looks back at the year's most impressive fare, one dish at a time.
A change in ownership pledges to continue the traditions at Dinkytown's tiny a.m. institution.
Yes, there were a lot of closings, but the restaurant scene saw a massive amount of openings, too.
From the Hewing Hotel's Tullibee to Hi-Lo Diner, many new restaurants served up delicious design (as well as food).
Looking ahead to next year: Gavin Kaysen heads to Wayzata, Don Saunders takes on 510 Groveland and the Revival crew opens in St. Paul.
Brasserie Zentral, Nye's, Ichiban, Beek's Pizza and many, many more: Here's a blow-by-blow account of a distressing year for Twin Cities eateries.
Green Mill has been there for 38 years; new site will be Red Cow's fourth in the Twin Cities.
In a year marked by endings, the Twin Cities dining scene has also recently witnessed a flood of newcomers. Here's a preview.
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