St. Paul chef Justin Sutherland has been cast on “Top Chef.”

St. Paul 'Top Chef' contestant shows his Minnesota pride in season premiere

Justin Sutherland from St. Paul's Handsome Hog is competing on the Bravo show.

Headed to Holidazzle in Minneapolis? Here's what's new to eat and drink

December 6
Holidazzle, at Loring Park in Minneapolis, continues through Dec. 23.
Keep warm (and full) with these fun new offerings at the Minneapolis holiday celebration in Loring Park.
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Minneapolis BBQ trailer's 'meat tornado' is a storm of a sandwich

December 6
The Meat Tornado, at Animales Barbeque Co.
Served outside of a popular taproom, the 'meat tornado' is buckling with ribs, sausage, bacon and so much cheese.
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December 11
Inside Willards, a former 100-year-old department store in Cambridge.

Acclaimed chef brings 'The Perfect Burger' to new eatery in Cambridge

The site of Erick Harcey's newest restaurant is a 100-year-old department store in Cambridge.
Eat & Drink
December 10
The Penny Poutine Burger at Piggy Bank in Uptown Minneapolis.

Piggy Bank bringing burgers and vegan bar food to troubled Uptown Minneapolis address

In recent years, it's been home to Vietnamese, Mexican, Southern, pizza and a gay sports bar.
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December 8

Wine of the Week: Concha y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Malbec '16

Concha y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Malbec ’16 With winter parties kicking into full swing, “crowd pleaser” wines have broad appeal. One such effort…
Eat & Drink
December 7
Burger Friday: Minnesota Wild owner's St. Paul restaurant scores with ultimate butter burger

Burger Friday: Minnesota Wild owner's St. Paul restaurant scores with ultimate butter burger

At Herbie's on the Park, a bone marrow butter makes all the difference. The slow-roasted onions are a treat, too.
Eat & Drink
December 6
The exterior of Gyst Fermentation Bar.

Eat Street's Gyst Fermentation Bar closed for regular service

One of Esquire's 'Best Bars is America' is now a classes and event space, plus has a new cheese and pickle cart.
Eat & Drink
December 5
New beer and cider books fill the need for more information

New beer and cider books fill the need for more information

New volumes tell the stories behind beer and cider, from hacks, history and definitions.
Eat & Drink
December 5
St. Paul Tap's 'pinball alley' has a row of pinball games.

Wild Bill's owner opens new St. Paul arcade and bar

Play 17-foot Mario Kart and drink Slurp Juice.
Eat & Drink
December 5
The Draft Horse in northeast Minneapolis is calling it quits

The Draft Horse in northeast Minneapolis is calling it quits

The restaurant's last day is Dec. 30.
Eat & Drink
December 4
Justin Sutherland.

'Top Chef' contestant expands his Twin Cities portfolio

Sutherland believes he's the first black chef in the Twin Cities to run a multi-restaurant group.
Eat & Drink
December 3
Brett Boldt and Madison Piller, of Plymouth, shared an apple turnover at last year's Holidazzle.

5 Twin Cities food and drink pop-ups to warm you up this week

Get in the holiday spirit at these Twin Cities food events.
Eat & Drink
December 2
Bialys at Rose Street Patisserie in Minneapolis.

Hal-what? A guide to Jewish nosh in the Twin Cities

Bagels were never hard to come by. Now, Jewish food is trending in Minnesota, and it's more than matzo ball soup.
Eat & Drink
November 30
Burger Friday: Minneapolis' 5-8 Club to celebrate 90 years with 90-cent burgers

Burger Friday: Minneapolis' 5-8 Club to celebrate 90 years with 90-cent burgers

It's a one-day-only deal, when the classic burger joint celebrates its 90th birthday on Dec. 5.
Eat & Drink
November 29
Esquire calls Hai Hai one of the best new restaurants of the year.

Minneapolis gets lots of love from Esquire's 'Best New Restaurants' list

Hai Hai, Grand Café and Martina get shout-outs in the magazine's annual list of top-notch dining rooms around the country.
Eat & Drink
November 29
The Local in downtown Minneapolis.

Irish pub favorite, the Local, expanding with hopes of opening 10 locations

St. Louis Park's Cooper will be rebranded the Local West End.
Eat & Drink
November 28
Jonathan Gans.

Four-star Bachelor Farmer lands new executive chef after national search

Jonathan Gans stepped into the role this week.
Eat & Drink
November 28
Suad Hassan, teacher Matt Deutsch and Abdikadir Abdullahi from Burnsville High School prepare cookies for the judges.

A sampler of cookie events for the Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest

Friday, Nov. 30: #StribHQ in downtown MinneapolisTaste all five of our winning cookies — while supplies last — starting at 11 a.m. in the atrium…
Eat & Drink
November 27
Victoria Burrow director of operations Jason Cooney throws an axe.

Have a beer, hurl a hatchet at new suburban ax-throwing bar

The catchphrase at Victoria Burrow is "Drinking and ax-throwing: What could go wrong?"
Eat & Drink
November 27
Andrew Zimmern.

Andrew Zimmern responds to accusations of 'cultural elitism' at his new Chinese restaurant

He's been taking heat from national media for his 'insulting' remarks about Chinese cuisine in America.
Eat & Drink
November 26
Historic downtown St. Paul convent will become a boutique hotel and bar

Historic downtown St. Paul convent will become a boutique hotel and bar

Construction is underway on the Celeste St. Paul. The 71-room property will open next fall.
Eat & Drink
November 24
Bartender Dan Nispel poured a fresh pint at La Doña Cervecería in north Minneapolis.

New Minnesota breweries bring diversity: 'Beer is the ultimate cross-cultural thing'

The craft beer boom is starting to include people of color and women.

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