Downtown Minneapolis' new hangout: Mercury Dining Room and Rail

Downtown Minneapolis' new hangout: Mercury Dining Room and Rail

Blue Plate helps fill downtown's widening gap between Chipotle and expense-account steakhouses.

Look for a new version of Mexican at Baja Haus restaurant in Wayzata

January 18
Look for a new version of Mexican at Baja Haus restaurant in Wayzata
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Surly Brewing will tap 'Thanks Obama' beer on Inauguration Day

January 18
Surly Brewing will tap 'Thanks Obama' beer on Inauguration Day
The controversially named beer will be available at the destination brewery on Friday.
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January 17

For St. Paul's newest beermaker, Black Stack Brewing will be family affair

The brewery and taproom plans to debut next month.
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January 16

Loring Park's Third Bird restaurant closing, will swiftly reopen as Bearcat

The Kim Bartmann eatery will adopt a more casual tone.
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January 16

Bad Waitress diner opening second location with full bar in northeast Mpls.

Unlike its counterpart on Eat Street, which debuted in 2005, this new iteration will have a full bar and aim for nighttime allure.
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January 16

Readers write about Dayton's restaurants: 'This is an irreplaceable loss'

Star Tribune readers share their memories of the restaurants at the downtown department store Formerly Known as Dayton's. What are yours?
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January 13

Wine of the Week: 2014 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir

2014 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir Oenophiles, or at least the wise ones, will be all over the 2014 pinot noirs from Oregon.…
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January 13

Melt winter's chill with soup at these Twin Cities restaurants

These three soups are a perfect warm-me-up.
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January 13

Burger Friday: Surly brews up a worthy remake of its double-patty cheeseburger

The Minneapolis destination brewery is rolling out a revised menu, starting with its burger.
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January 12

New St. Paul restaurant hopes to be the Chipotle of ramen

Restaurant veterans Chris Corlett and Tryg Truelson are making a bet that the noodle-and-broth movement is about to go mainstream.
January 12

Hot this week: Commodore's Bootleggers Club, cocktail classes and ice golf drinks

These restaurant and bar events will warm you up this week.
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January 11

Timeline: 113 years of dining at the building formerly known as Dayton's in Minneapolis

1902: George Draper Dayton’s six-story building opens, with Goodfellow’s store as the primary tenant. 1903: Dayton buys out his Goodfellow’s partners, renames it Dayton’s Daylight…
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January 11
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Going, going, gone: 113-year dining tradition ending in downtown Minneapolis

When the restaurants at Macy's in downtown Minneapolis close on Jan. 27, the lights will go out on a remarkable 113-year dining tradition.
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January 11

Bittercube cocktails and mini golf: Can Can Wonderland set to open in St. Paul

The bar and playhouse comes from the same folks who are responsible for the Soap Factory's Haunted Basement and the Walker Art Center's artist-inspired mini golf.
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January 11

Expand your wine choices with these simple tips

Expand your horizons by reaching for varieties and wineries that are new to you and your palate.
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January 10

Coon Rapids' first brewery and taproom eyes mid-2017 opening

A free beer tasting will be held at the Coon Rapids Civic Center this weekend.
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January 10

Rustica Bakery & Cafe opening in downtown Wayzata

The top-rated Minneapolis bakery will open in the spring, replacing three-year-old Lunds & Byerly's Kitchen. The space will include a bakery-cafe (with a wine-beer menu), soft-serve ice cream counter and a significant Dogwood Coffee presence.
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January 9

Upcoming Brut chef is now heading Grand Cafe — for now

Brut is still coming, Malone says.
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January 7

Wine of the week: Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut

Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut With the holidays behind us, it’s time to enjoy … sparkling wine. Especially since it doesn’t have to hit the wallet…
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January 7

3 new Twin Cities restaurants to enliven a wintry day

These new spots are serving up delicious Greek and Mexican fare, plus some delicious ice cream and cookies.
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January 7

Twin Cities bodybuilder chef cooks up Performance Meals

What happens when a bodybuilder starts cooking for his gym buddies? A health-focused meal service built on flavor, nutrition and convenience.
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January 6

Trio of Twin Cities enthusiasts opening a distillery that specializes in whiskey

A trio of professionals and liquor enthusiasts are opening a new distillery that specializes in whiskey.

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