5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Rick Nelson highlights the best of his recent dining-out schedule, from a big new burger to a stunning lobster roll at Restoration Hardware.

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October 10
Chef Shack in Bay City, Wis.
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A peek inside Edina's swankiest new rooftop restaurant

October 9
The rooftop restaurant at RH lit up at night.
Continuing its tradition of wooing shoppers with fine dining, Restoration Hardware opened its retail restaurant in the Twin Cities at the end of September.
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October 10
Al's Breakfast in Minneapolis.

25 Twin Cities restaurants that are 50 and older

From Al's Breakfast to Jax Cafe, these beloved local restaurants have stood the test of time.
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October 10
The Carousel restaurant offered 360-degree views of St. Paul from the 22nd floor.

12 unforgettable Twin Cities restaurant settings from the past

Sometimes it's a restaurant's looks that stick in our minds. Here are a dozen designs of now-closed restaurants that formed lasting impressions over the past 50 years.
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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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October 10
Tejas, in downtown Minneapolis, in 1987.

20 extinct Twin Cities restaurants that we still miss

Aquavit. Cafe Brenda. Charlie's Cafe Exceptionale. La Belle Vie. New French Cafe. The Nankin. The Lincoln Del.
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October 10
Recipes from the Magic Pan were often requested. Bill Wagner cooked crêpes at the Minneapolis location of the popular chain.

5 of the most reader-requested recipes from beloved Twin Cities restaurants

Tracking down restaurant secrets was a Taste staple for more than three decades.
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October 9
Macaroons

Recipes: Favorites from Twin Cities restaurants

Iconic recipes chefs have passed along to readers over the years.
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October 7
Jun owner Jessie Wong makes Sichuan dumplings from scratch.

Restaurant roll call: New North Loop golf bar; Libertine and Funky Grits close

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
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October 5
The 2014 winners: Espresso-Hazelnut Truffle Cookies, Macadamia Nut Tarts, Italian Almond Cookies, Tart & Sassy Cranberry Lemon Drops and Chocolate Thu

Insider tips on how to win the Star Tribune's Holiday Cookie Contest

Here's your opportunity to create a treat that will be baked all over the Twin Cities and beyond.
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October 4
Owner Jared Brewington.

Minneapolis' Funky Grits is closing, but there's a silver lining

There will be no more shrimp and grits after Sunday, but Funky Grits isn't down for the count.
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October 4
Clockwise from top left: Chicken Tinga tacos, Smelt tacos, the weekly fish special Grilled Halibut Collar, Grilled Octopus, Aguachile, Brussels Sprout

Upscale St. Paul taqueria is opening a second location at 50th and France in Edina

From W. 7th to the western suburbs, elevated Mexican bistro Pajarito is making moves.
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October 4
5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the best of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
October 4
People made their way in and around the different food vendors during the lunch hour at the Midtown Global Market, Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Minn

2 vendors out and a new spot opening in Midtown Global Market shake-up

One restaurant closes, as does a cooking class location, while another restaurant arrives.
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October 3
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Celebrating? Make this doozy of a chocolate cake from top Minnesota bakers

We're celebrating a half-century of Taste with a doozy of a chocolate cake.
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October 3
Dark Chocolate Fig Rolls with Mocha Ganache by Elizabeth Davis of Wayzata.

Time to get baking for the Star Tribune's Holiday Cookie Contest

Our 17th annual contest is underway, so send us your favorite recipe — and the story behind it.
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October 3
Outside at the Libertine.

Citing 'sea change' in Uptown, Libertine closes after 5 years at Calhoun Square

Its rooftop bar was a popular summer spot.
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October 2

Recipes: Black Bean Vegetarian Chili, Prune Chiffon Pie, Finlayson's Gazpacho and more

Shrimp Bonaparte Crêpe Makes 6 crêpes. Note: The headline read, “At long last!” The recipe did represent something of a Restaurant Requests column breakthrough. “Time…
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October 1
James Beard award-winning chef is cooking Italian at Cooks of Crocus Hill pop-up

James Beard award-winning chef is cooking Italian at Cooks of Crocus Hill pop-up

Paul Berglund, formerly of the Bachelor Farmer, is returning to his pasta-making roots.
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September 30
Falling Knife Brewing Co. is opening in mid-October.

NE Minneapolis brewery opens next month — but you can try the beer this week

Until the taproom opens on Oct. 18, Falling Knife Brewing Co. will be tapping barrels at Twin Cities restaurants and bars, including Tilia.
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September 27

Wine of the Week: Henry Varnay Les Deux Moulins Rosé

Henry Varnay Les Deux Moulins Rosé No wine trend has delighted me more than consumers embracing rosé as a year-round wine rather than just a…
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September 27
5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
September 26
Nordic Waffles

Rosedale revives shuttered food hall with Smack Shack, Nordic Waffles

The collection of Minnesota-based food vendors fills the space left by Revolution Food Hall, which closed earlier this year.

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