Justin Sutherland, left, laughed with fellow “Top Chef” contestant Brian Young, who came to St. Paul to help Sutherland host a six-course meal.

Watching 'Top Chef' with two of the contestants at Handsome Hog

Handsome Hog chef Justin Sutherland is cultivating a crowd of followers during his "Top Chef" run.

Burger Friday: Check out this wood-fired cheeseburger at Stillwater's newest hotel

January 18
Burger Friday: Check out this wood-fired cheeseburger at Stillwater's newest hotel
At Matchstick, chef Tim Favre is cooking over burning oak, a method that is especially well-suited to burgers.

Mounds View man discovers inner foodie with monthlong Instagram dining challenges

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Jon Hovland ate an egg noodle and wonton soup at Pad Ga Pow in the Minneapolis skyway as part of his January of Dumplings challenge.
Software engineer chronicles meals at Twin Cities restaurants for November of Noodles, Desserts of December, January of Dumplings and more.
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January 17
Portage Brewing Company in Walker was destroyed by fire on Jan. 6, 2019.

Fire destroys northern Minnesota craft brewery

The owners of Portage Brewing Company plan to rebuild.
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January 17
Constantine's retro inspired cocktails at Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis.

Four mix masters who are shaking up the Twin Cities cocktail scene

From top-quality ice cubes to handmade bitters, these four pros are shaking up the cocktail scene.
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January 17
The interior of Fhima, a remake of the former Forum Cafeteria retains its Art Deco style.

Fhima's shows promise in classic downtown Mpls. Art Deco restaurant space 

Drawing on lessons from the failed attempts of others, chef David Fhima takes on the troubled but glorious Forum Cafeteria.
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January 16
Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater now makes hard seltzer.

Hard seltzer craze comes to Minnesota with Lift Bridge launch

The Stillwater brewer is the largest in the state to offer the spiked beverage.
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January 16

Chicken soup wards off winter's chill

Start with a flavorful broth, then add the accompaniments to suit your taste.
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January 16
Cauliflower and Sun-Dried Tomato Calzones.

Calzones get stuffed with cauliflower and tomato pesto for vegetarian option

Sautéed vegetables and sun-dried tomato pesto pack bread pockets with flavor.
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January 15
Hasty Tasty’s food was centered around a wood-fired rotisserie and custom-made smoker.

Lyn-Lake corner restaurant Hasty Tasty taking 'extended break'

The smoked meat and cocktail spot was open just a year.
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January 14
Ten things you need to know about chef Gavin Kaysen's new North Loop restaurant

Ten things you need to know about chef Gavin Kaysen's new North Loop restaurant

Demi, the small-scaled sibling to Spoon and Stable and Bellecour, is scheduled to open in mid-February.
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January 14
Justin Sutherland competes on 'Top Chef.'

Where to see Minnesota's 'Top Chef' contestant this week

Justin Sutherland is butchering, smoking and taking over kitchens across the Twin Cities.
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January 11
Burger Friday: Hop on board for a beer-friendly burger at Bus Stop in Minneapolis

Burger Friday: Hop on board for a beer-friendly burger at Bus Stop in Minneapolis

There's lager in the cheese, and hops in the patty.
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January 11
Rose McGee, who owns Deep Roots Gourmet Desserts, said sweet potato pie is “the sacred dessert of black culture.”

Golden Valley baker has sweet mission: Give 90 folks pie to honor MLK's 90th birthday

Rose McGee bakes sweet potato pies to give comfort: "It's a delicious way of nurturing and fortifying the human spirit."
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January 10
Ben Frazzini of Wayzata shoots out of a sand trap while playing in the Tri-State invitational at Edinburgh USA Golf course.

Brooklyn Park golf course restaurant closed, will become a D'Amico bistro

The Brooklyn will replace Girvan Grille at Edinburgh USA.
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January 10
Market Bar-B-Que sparks nostalgia in its new northeast Minneapolis home

Market Bar-B-Que sparks nostalgia in its new northeast Minneapolis home

Owners Steve and Anthony Polski went to great lengths to ensure that their 73-year-old dining landmark closely resembles its previous incarnation.
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January 9
Beer was poured at the Urban Growler Brewing taproom Saturday night.

Four Twin Cities beer events to get you through January

It's a fun month for craft beer.
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January 9
It’s citrus season, celebrated by taking a look at the various oranges that are filling produce sections in Twin Cities supermarkets.

Oranges 101: Everything you need to know during the season of citrus

Orange you glad that January is peak citrus season?
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January 9
Chicken pizza at Pizza Karma in Eden Prairie.

Four new restaurants are tasty additions to the Twin Cities suburbs

With pizzas, pastas, short ribs, oysters and much more, chefs showcase dynamic dining.
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January 9

Recipes: Roasted Romanesco With Blood Oranges and Black Olives;

Roasted Romanesco With Blood Oranges and Black Olives Serves 4. Note: Can’t find romanesco, the green, spiky, cauliflower-like vegetable? Use cauliflower instead. From “Season” by…
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January 9
Long-awaited downtown Minneapolis restaurant reopens in Target headquarters

Long-awaited downtown Minneapolis restaurant reopens in Target headquarters

Minneapolis has had to live without the formerly meatball-centric restaurant far longer than expected. Until now.
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January 8
MN Hmong Hotdish at Union Kitchen

Curry hotdish on menu at new Hmong food trailer in northeast Minneapolis

The trailer parked outside Sociable Cider Werks in northeast Minneapolis will serve Minnesota takes on Hmong cuisine.
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January 6
The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year

The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year

Burger Friday makes a hunger-inducing salute to 2018's top contenders.

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