With new chef, new owner, Lucia's in Uptown Minneapolis still impresses

With new chef, new owner, Lucia's in Uptown Minneapolis still impresses

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.

Waterfront dining: Check out these 3 Twin Cities destinations

May 26
Waterfront dining: Check out these 3 Twin Cities destinations
Enjoy a lovely view and some great food at these Twin Cities restaurants near the water.
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'Super Mario Kart'-inspired rainbow doughnuts are a hit in Minneapolis skyway

May 25
'Super Mario Kart'-inspired rainbow doughnuts are a hit in Minneapolis skyway
Cardigan Donuts' "Rainbow Road" is a technicolor pastry dripping in nostalgia — and Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Eat & Drink
May 27

Wine of the Week: The Doctors' Spark Sauvignon Blanc

The Doctors’ Spark Sauvignon Blanc Even those who love New Zealand sauvignon blancs have to admit there’s a sameness to them. Well, not anymore. The…
Eat & Drink
May 26

Shake Shack divulges burger secrets in its new cookbook

Just in time for Memorial Day burger-making, learn the secrets behind the popular, fast-growing chain.
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Rick Nelson gives you his take on what's on the menu — good and bad — at Twin Cities restaurants.
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May 26

Cookie dough craze comes to Minnesota with not one, but two food trucks

The cookie dough craze that started on the East Coast and has taken social media by storm has finally worked its way to Minnesota. It's just the latest fad food to take over cupcakes' one-time reign.
Eat & Drink
May 25

A 160-year-old Minnesota beer is coming back to life on Friday

Gluek, a beer that's as old as Minnesota, is hitting store shelves again in a big way. "They told me, 'Nobody cares about Gluek Beer except you,' " its new seller says. "That really fueled me."
Eat & Drink
May 24

Extra! Extra! Fulton's new Star Tribune beer hits taproom Thursday, store shelves Friday

What’s black and white and red (well, read) all over? That longtime riddle about newspapers, which brought laughter to schoolchildren for a century, has an…
Eat & Drink
May 24

Look to grenache for a good-with-everything wine

There are plenty of reasons to love this grape.
Eat & Drink
May 23

Chef documentary includes Steve Vranian of Gianni's in Wayzata

"Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" is playing through Thursday at the Landmark Edina 4 Cinema.
Eat & Drink
May 22

New chef, new menus, new focus at the North Loop's Hewing Hotel

Goodbye, Nordic sensibilities. Hello, local and seasonally focused ingredients.
Eat & Drink
May 20

Twin Cities' most influential Instagram food star is a suburban working mom

With more than 30,000 followers, social media star Kim Ly Curry has passion, persistence and "food porn"-quality photos. "Am I food-obsessed? Yes. I just love everything food."
Eat & Drink
May 20

Wine of the Week: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2015

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2015 If I had one wish in the wine world, it might be a doubling of the amount of chenin blanc…
Eat & Drink
May 19

Summer Fun 2017: Twin Cities ice cream makers' favorite scoops

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson gets the inside story from a half-dozen local ice cream pros, and shares his own flavor favorites.
Eat & Drink
May 19

Bacon takes center stage in cheeseburger at Erik the Red in downtown Mpls.

The thick-cut bacon, cured and smoked in-house, on the Thor's Burger at Erik the Red in Minneapolis is a crowning cheeseburger achievement. It's spectacular.
Eat & Drink
May 18

Heartland vets opening sandwich shop in former Colossal Cafe in south Minneapolis

Chefs Andrew Lilja and Stephanie Kochlin plan to open their collaboration "soon."
Eat & Drink
May 18

A vegan bakery (croissants!) and restaurant is landing in St. Paul

Along with baked goods, Eureka Compass Vegan Food will serve lunch and multi-course, fixed-priced dinners. A preview pop-up is set for Memorial Day weekend.
Eat & Drink
May 17

Rum is enjoying a full-fledged renaissance in Twin Cities bars

Once relegated to beachside blowouts and frat parties, rum has become a serious, sought-after spirit.
Eat & Drink
May 17

Recipes with rum: Equinox and Jungle Bird

Equinox Serves 1. Note: To make the honey syrup, combine equal parts sugar and honey. To make a simple syrup, heat equal parts water and…
Eat & Drink
May 17

Red Rabbit draws a crowd in North Loop, for good reason 

REVIEW: A skilled chef — and a terrific bar — are the secret weapons at casual, affordable Red Rabbit.
Eat & Drink
May 17

At every price point, Washington's wines provide surpassing value

The Evergreen State offers stellar bargains — red, white and pink — at every price point.
Eat & Drink
May 17

Gluten-free food festival coming to Minneapolis this weekend

The largest local fest of its kind showcases more than 70 exhibitors, with food, speakers and demonstrations.
Eat & Drink
May 17

Know your rum

Rum can be made from sugar, sugar cane juice or molasses. But the variations don't stop there. Everything from the aging process to fermentation styles…

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