At Nighthawks, it's all about pancakes, pastrami and pie

At Nighthawks, it's all about pancakes, pastrami and pie 

Review: Excess, that cherished American birthright, is alive and well at Nighthawks. But chef Landon Schoenefeld enthusiastically embraces a wider, more exuberant sense of abundance.

Rogue Dairy Queen in Moorhead makes up own rules for ice-cream treats

July 23
Rogue Dairy Queen in Moorhead makes up own rules for ice-cream treats
The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs.

Summer dining served on the shores of Lake Minnetonka

July 9
Summer dining served on the shores of Lake Minnetonka
While Lake Minnetonka has long been a water-centric retreat for day-trippers, weekenders and summer residents, the past few years have witnessed the development of another draw to its shores. Namely, food.
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Wine of the week: 2014 Villa Cailleteau Bergeron Bordeaux Rosé

For some folks, rosé season is a-fleeting. For others, any time of year (especially Thanksgiving) is just fine. The 2014 Villa Cailleteau Bergeron Bordeaux…
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July 31

Chocolate Dump-It Cake is a new favorite for birthdays

On the lookout for a special-occasion cake recipe? This one is a keeper.
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July 31

Burger Friday: Taking on a beefy Iowa tradition at Dakota Junction in Mound

This week’s recommendation isn’t exactly a burger, but it’s close. It’s the Iowa tradition of the tavern — or loose meat — sandwich. Think of it as a burger, minus the patty.
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July 29

A glass of white with that wine book? A focus on new volumes

These engaging wine books are perfect for summer perusing, perhaps with a brisk white.
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July 29

Now open in Twin Cities: Parella, Saint Dinette, Green + the Grain

Now open, and opening soonComing off a four-week hiatus, I have a lot of ground to cover, restaurant news-wise. Let’s get to it.Now open:
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July 25

Wine of the week: 2009 Bodegas Olarra Otonal Rioja Crianza

My favorite Riojas usually are the more traditional renditions, but I also enjoy the ones that straddle the line between old-school and modern. The…
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July 24

First Happy Chef restaurant, last still in biz, is for sale in Mankato

From the first Happy Chef eatery in Mankato, there followed dozens more of the family-style restaurants, sprinkled around Minnesota and elsewhere in the Midwest as…
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July 23

James Beard fundraiser lands in Minneapolis

Star-studded celebrity chefs cook up a dinner for the James Beard Foundation.
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July 22

Anthony Bourdain's 'Close to the Bone' tour heads to Minneapolis

The star of CNN's “Parts Unknown,” never without an opinion, often expressed in salty terms, brings his tales from the road and kitchen to the State Theatre on Friday.
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July 22

Annual Burger Fest draws fans to Seymour, Wis.

Looking for a summer road trip destination that’s all about food? Consider the annual Burger Fest in Seymour, Wis., which has been declared the Original Home of the Hamburger.
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July 22

Italian wines are the focus of several new Minneapolis restaurants

Call it kismet or karma. Whatever the terminology, Minneapolis this summer is the right place at the right time for those of us who love Italian food and wine.
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July 21
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Dining out: More patio spots

Patrick McGovern’s Pub & Restaurant Listing the attributes of the patio at Patrick McGovern’s Pub & Restaurant would take all day, so let’s shorthand…
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July 18

Wine of the week: 2013 Salmon Run Finger Lakes Chardonnay Riesling

I never would have thought of blending chardonnay and riesling, but I’m glad the folks at the fabulous upstate New York winery Dr. Konstantin Frank…
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July 16

Lush Bar, once owned by slaying victim Kelly Phillips, is sold

Phillips was shot to death in the parking lot of a gas station in Arden Hills by his former business partner and lover, Ty Hoffman.
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July 11

Wine of the week: 2013 Arindo Rueda Verdejo

WineSometimes the first — and most apt — reaction to a wine is “Hello, gorgeous!” Such is the case with the 2013 Arindo Rueda…
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July 10

How beef, cheese and bun (and little else) make magic at Il Foro

In his new job in the art deco landmark formerly known as the Forum Cafeteria in Minneapolis, chef Joe Rolle has improved upon the cheeseburger he made famous at Parlour.
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July 9

Lake Minnetonka address book

Adele’s Frozen Custard, 800 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior, 952-470-0035, adelescustard.com. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily (drive-through open until 10:30 p.m.). Al & Alma’s, 5201…
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July 8

With so many great wine options available, varietals no longer rule

With so many great options, varietals no longer rule the roost.
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July 7

4 Minneapolis restaurants that serve a great breakfast

On weekdays and weekends, four Minneapolis restaurants are making breakfast better.
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July 4

Wine of the week: 2013 Scarpetta Frico Bianco

WineItaly’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is home to innumerable fabulous white wines, but it’s not that easy to find one for under $20. Enter the
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