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The restaurant scene is bustling with recent openings, including a hot bakery and a vegetarian restaurant in Uptown.
The hunger relief fundraiser in St. Paul drew luminaries as varied as former Viking Ben Leber and Cara Mund, 2018 Miss America.
Plan your weekend with Esker Grove, the Lexington and Martina.
After a (very) slow start, Twin Citians seem to be catching up with the way the rest of the world dines.
Many skyway restaurants will be open longer hours to feed the Super Bowl frenzy.
Wayne Kostroski is staging his 27th edition of the Super Bowl's super-fundraiser, the Taste of the NFL.
Chefs and restaurateurs aren't quite sure what to expect.
While it's true that many Super Bowl events are geared for out-of-towners, there are plenty of restaurant-driven occasions for visitors — and locals — to enjoy. Here's a list.
From Monello to Mucci's, more local hot spots are experimenting with the restaurant within a restaurant trend.
Corner Table Owners Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone made an inspired decision when they recruited Borough vet Karyn Tomlinson to run their kitchen. Tomlinson’s work…
According to food trend forecasts, popped cassava chips, maple, shakshuka and activated charcoal are on the menu for 2018.
Brunch service was as hot as ever, while doughnut shops and vegan-friendly restaurants boomed.
Restaurant critic Rick Nelson looks back at 2017's most impressive fare, one dish at a time.
It'll be another big year for restaurant openings, including a new spot by the owners of Revival.
The past 12 months could easily be branded the Year of the Closed Restaurant.
Minnesota’s first James Beard award-winning chef had a headline-grabbing year. In the span of 12 months, he left his role as vice president of culinary…
You think you had a busy year? Try being Kim Bartmann. The influential and innovative restaurateur remade her Third Bird — first into
Upon opening, this new restaurant near Lyn-Lake instantly became a favorite of local Instagrammers.
When a gifted pizzamaker combines her Korean background with a fascination for hearth cooking, a one-of-a-kind dining experience follows.
The talent behind Spoon and Stable introduced spectacular French bistro fare – and an equally spectacular bakery – to downtown Wayzata.
At the revamped south Minneapolis eatery, chefs Jamie Malone and Alan Hlebaen are cooking like no one else in the Twin Cities.
Beyond the mini-doughnuts, deep-fried cheese curds and roasted nuts, Holidazzle offers plenty of out-of-the-box nosh and beverage talent.
Let's bake: Here are the five best recipes from our Holiday Cookie Contest.
An old-fashioned, pastry-like treat that stands out in a crowd.
A classic sugar cookie pops with a bright burst of lemon.
Two kinds of chocolate frosting mean double the indulgence.
It's true: toffee improves everything it touches, even cookies.
2017 winner: Rosemary and orange add to the festivities.
Foolproof cookies are just eight easy-to-follow tips away.
This recipe from Lynne Rossetto Kasper is definitely a contender for the "ultimate" title.
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.
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