Kiran Thammon, 7, and Divya Thammon, 9, dipped balloons in melted chocolate and added sprinkles.

Edina author's new book teaches kids the 'science' of cooking

"Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition" helps parents use common objects found in the home to educate kids about chemistry, biology, botany and more.

Get a taste of summer dining on these 4 charming Twin Cities patios

August 23
W.A. Frost in St. Paul.
There are still plenty of nice days left to enjoy outdoor dining. Here are four favorites.

One of the 100 World's Greatest Places of 2019? This Minneapolis sandwich shop

August 23
Restaurant manager Tommy Franklin cleared a table for waiting customers at All Square.
It's not so much what they serve, but who they employ that makes All Square a special spot.
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August 23

Wine of the Week: Alagna 'Baglio Baiata' Vermouth Bianco

Alagna “Baglio Baiata” Vermouth Bianco This is not your Uncle Frank’s vermouth, although it certainly could and perhaps should be. The Alagna “Baglio Baiata”…
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August 22
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Looking to learn more about wine? Try these Twin Cities classes

Learning opportunities abound for those interested in all things related to this beverage.
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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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August 22
Lingonberry ice cream: one more reason to look forward to the fair.

3 things our restaurant critic can't wait to eat at the Minnesota State Fair

Rick Nelson is here to answer any and all dining-related questions. Send your queries to rick.nelson@startribune.com.
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August 22
Cheese and pickles make a good pair: Try Cheese Curds with a Dill Pickle Kölsch from Tin Whiskers Brewing.

What beer goes best with cheese curds? The best State Fair food pairings

When it comes to food and drink at the State Fair, it's a great Min­ne­so­ta pair-to­gether.
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August 21
Tables on on the sidewalk in front of Lucky Cricket on Tuesday, Aug. 20

Two months after abruptly closing, Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Cricket reopens

The St. Louis Park restaurant closed in July for a remodel that was supposed to take two weeks to complete.
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August 21
Surprise Travail pop-up will bring Tim McKee's Solera back to life

Surprise Travail pop-up will bring Tim McKee's Solera back to life

Solera chef Tim McKee is collaborating with Travail's culinary crew to recreate the influential Spanish restaurant, which closed in 2014.
Eat & Drink
August 20
Meat and cheese boards, salads and sandwiches from Due Focacceria in St. Paul

Restaurant roll call: The latest openings and closings in the Twin Cities

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Eat & Drink
August 19
Cecil's Deli circa 1987: co-owners Sheila and David Leventhal.

70-year-old Cecil's Deli in St. Paul competes on new Food Network show

Cecil's Delicatessen makes its food competition debut on "Family Restaurant Rivals," airing Monday night.
Eat & Drink
August 17
Sweet corn is a perennial fave.

6 Twin Cities chefs reveal their Minnesota State Fair food favorites

Sweet corn, mini-doughnuts, Pronto Pups and more: Here's what people who cook for a living enjoy eating at the fair.
Eat & Drink
August 17

Wine of the Week: Olivier Coste Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Olivier Coste Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Some people find sauvignon blanc boring. I feel sorry for them but also happy because it means there’s more for…
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August 16
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The 5 best foods our restaurant critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

From a new modern Mexican restaurant in south Minneapolis to a fixation with tomatoes, here are the highlights of a week of dining for critic Rick Nelson.
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August 16
The screen porch at the Zumbro Cafe in Minneapolis.

Relish summer at these 4 Twin Cities outdoor dining oases

Looking to make the most of summer with a spot to dine al fresco? Here are four great spots with great food.
Eat & Drink
August 15
A rendering of Graze Provisions and Libations.

What to expect at Graze, the new North Loop food hall opening soon

Originally scheduled to open last week, it's now set to debut next month.
Eat & Drink
August 15
Mark and Pattie Björnson at their winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Vineyard started with banter at U: 'Look me up when you want to get married'

Pattie and Mark Björnson met in business school. Now they have four children and thousands of vines in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
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August 15
The secret flavor of Star Tribune's State Fair lip balm is ...

The secret flavor of Star Tribune's State Fair lip balm is ...

The popular freebie from the Star Tribune is available at its booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
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August 14
Lemon Peach Pound Cake

This cookbook dedicated to peaches is a summer essential

Minneapolis photographer Eliesa Johnson makes "The Peach Truck Cookbook" look good enough to eat.
Eat & Drink
August 14
Keg & Case Market in St. Paul

7 new vendors join St. Paul's popular Keg & Case market

The new vendors are joining anchor tenants Five Watt Coffee, Sweet Science Ice Cream, Revival Smoked Meats and In Bloom.
Eat & Drink
August 13
Izzy's Ice Cream is expanding its supermarket reach -- and being made in Madison, Wisconsin.

Minnesota-based Izzy's ice cream is now made in — gasp! — Wisconsin

Izzy's takes production to Wisconsin in push to become regional brand.
Eat & Drink
August 10
Salt, Sugar and Dill-Cured Salmon

Recipe: Salt, Sugar and Dill-Cured Salmon

Salt, Sugar and Dill-Cured Salmon Serves 10 to 12 when used with other recipes. Note: “I encourage you to use your imagination,” writes Jon Wipfli…
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August 10
Jon Wipfli, chef/owner of Animales Barbeque Co. in northeast Minneapolis, fashions imaginative recipes that extend trout, sturgeon, salmon, walleye an

Northeast BBQ chef shares best tips for cooking fresh fish in new book

A new cookbook by Twin Cities chef Jon Wipfli offers dynamic, delicious approaches to familiar freshwater fish.

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