The Grand Cafe in Minneapolis lives up to its name

The Grand Cafe in Minneapolis lives up to its name 

At the revamped south Minneapolis eatery, chefs Jamie Malone and Alan Hlebaen are cooking like no one else in the Twin Cities.

Japanese restaurant known for hot dogs and sushi opens second location in St. Paul

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Japanese restaurant known for hot dogs and sushi opens second location in St. Paul
Kyatchi has moved into the former Tanpopo space in Lowertown.

Need some recipes for holiday cookie baking? You're in luck

December 16
Need some recipes for holiday cookie baking? You're in luck
Preheat your oven, because we've pulled a bunch of gotta-bake recipes from 15 years of the Star Tribune's Holiday Cookie Contest.
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December 17
Chef and owner of Spoon and Stable Gavin Kaysen toasted the staff on t...

See past winners of the Star Tribune's Restaurant and Chef of the Year

The Star Tribune’s Restaurant of the Year award celebrates the work of a restaurant that opened — or was substantially altered — during the previous…
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December 17

Restaurant of the Year: Young Joni is true original in northeast Minneapolis

When a gifted pizzamaker combines her Korean background with a fascination for hearth cooking, a one-of-a-kind dining experience follows.
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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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December 17

Chef of the Year: Gavin Kaysen's standard-setting ways continue with Wayzata's Bellecour

The talent behind Spoon and Stable introduced spectacular French bistro fare – and an equally spectacular bakery – to downtown Wayzata.
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December 15

Twitter war erupts over whether there's a Minnesota-style pizza

"If your slice is shaped like a triangle, it's not Minnesota-style pizza," said Red Savoy's president Reed Daniels.
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December 15

Fire closes popular St. Paul ramen restaurant, but owners confident about reopening

Tori Ramen, known for its pork-free ramen soup, was damaged by a fire in the basement.
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December 15

High-profile openings, closings on tap for Minnesota restaurant scene

Coming With its refreshed look complete, Nicollet Mall will soon be getting a major new culinary landmark driven by a major local name. Andrew Zimmern…
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December 14

Bottle Rocket restaurant closes after less than a year in St. Paul

The casual restaurant and bar had replaced Scusi in February.
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December 13

Four Bruegger's Bagels locations close in Twin Cities

Four Bruegger’s Bagels locations in the Twin Cities have closed as part of a larger scale-down of the casual fast-food chain, the company said Wednesday.…
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December 13

Gifts for the culinary-minded — or the bartender on your list

You may find that you want to buy a second of any one of these treasures — for yourself.
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December 13

Grab a glass of wine and check out the year's best books on the subject

You should be checking out this list with a glass of your favorite wine in hand.
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December 12

Andrew Zimmern to develop food hall at Dayton's Project on Nicollet Mall

Dayton's Food Hall & Market is expected to debut in mid-2019
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December 11

Duluth to lose one of its top-performing restaurants

The last day for Northern Waters, the up-the-hill sibling to Northern Waters Smokehaus, will be Dec. 31st.
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December 11

Dinkytown's Espresso Royale to close after almost 30 years

The coffee shop, along with two other outposts in Minnesota, will close by the end of the month.
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December 11
Kristina Schultz, left, raised her martini to toast with friend Dana Barry as they caught up over dinner at CoV in Wayzata.

With lots of hot new restaurants, Wayzata is suddenly 'the place to be'

In the past year, five eateries and a boutique hotel have opened, transforming a once-sleepy suburb into a culinary destination.
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December 9

Wine of the Week: Pino Cellars Oregon Pinot Noir 2014

Pino Cellars Oregon Pinot Noir 2014 I tend to be suspicious of “looky” labels that make it seem that a winery is investing as much…
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December 8

What were the 5 best Twin Cities burgers of 2017?

Critic Rick Nelson surveys 30-plus burgers and chooses the ones that made the most lasting, favorable impressions.
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December 7

Twin Cities bars offer updates on aquavit, bringing this traditional liquor into trend territory

Yes, it’s part of Minnesota’s drinking fabric, but that doesn’t mean aquavit is universally beloved. “It seems like everyone has memories of Christmas dinners at…
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December 7

Simplify your party drinks by serving a bowl of cocktail-worthy punch

Punch offers ease for the host and a delightful cocktail-like drink for the guest.
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December 7

It's a rarity: New bar opens in Minneapolis skyway

Sphere is part of the Fifth Street Towers' multimillion-dollar renovation.
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December 6

5 surprising Twin Cities eateries that 'create excitement' for wine

Across the metro area, venues you wouldn't expect are offering distinctive pours.

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