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Eat & Drink
September 11
Ann Kim's new Uptown restaurant has a name — and a basement bar

Ann Kim's new Uptown restaurant has a name — and a basement bar

Sooki & Mimi is targeting a March 2020 opening.
Eat & Drink
September 9
Chef Guy Fieri at Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs

Guy Fieri will bring his Chicken Guy! restaurant to MOA

The menu focuses on freshly prepared chicken tenders, served a la carte or in sandwiches.
Eat & Drink
September 9
It's Greek To Me, served up authentic Greek food on a large outdoor seating area attached to the restaurant.

After 37 years, Lyn-Lake's It's Greek to Me closes

It began as a storefront partnership between brothers Argyrios and Alkis Arambagjis, immigrants from Salonika, Greece, and their spouses.
Eat & Drink
September 6
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 summarizes the highlights of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
August 30
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 summarizes his favorite experiences - minus the Minnesota State Fair - of the past week.
Eat & Drink
August 21
Surprise Travail pop-up will bring Tim McKee's Solera back to life

Surprise Travail pop-up will bring Tim McKee's Solera back to life

Solera chef Tim McKee is collaborating with Travail's culinary crew to recreate the influential Spanish restaurant, which closed in 2014.
Eat & Drink
August 15
The secret flavor of Star Tribune's State Fair lip balm is ...

The secret flavor of Star Tribune's State Fair lip balm is ...

The popular freebie from the Star Tribune is available at its booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
Eat & Drink
August 2
Hot Dog Friday: Wisconsin hot dogs and German beer at Waldmann in St. Paul

Hot Dog Friday: Wisconsin hot dogs and German beer at Waldmann in St. Paul

The beautiful garden at a restored 1857 saloon is the summertime place for a premium hot dog and a dark lager.
Eat & Drink
August 2
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
July 26
Hot Dog Friday: Dolled-up dogs rule at Lake Nokomis' Sandcastle

Hot Dog Friday: Dolled-up dogs rule at Lake Nokomis' Sandcastle

Taking a brief respite from the burger beat, Burger Friday is devoting the next few weeks to focus on top Twin Cities hot dogs.
Eat & Drink
July 19
Burger Friday: A northeast Mpls. dive bar joins the gotta-have burger pantheon

Burger Friday: A northeast Mpls. dive bar joins the gotta-have burger pantheon

A partnership involving the classic River Garden bar, chef Nick O'Leary and restaurateur Josh Thoma is all about first-rate burgers.
Eat & Drink
July 19
Acclaimed local chef Lenny Russo is heading to Charleston, S.C.

Acclaimed local chef Lenny Russo is heading to Charleston, S.C.

The former Heartland chef will be taking on three restaurants owned by the owners of the St. Paul Saints.
Eat & Drink
July 9
Revolution Hall, is the new food hall at Rosedale shopping center in Roseville. ] David Denney • Star Tribune Minneapolis, 022019

The new Revolution Hall food hall at Rosedale has closed after 8 months

The two-story food court will be replaced by local vendors.
Eat & Drink
July 8
Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Cricket restaurant closes for remodeling

Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Cricket restaurant closes for remodeling

The eight-month old restaurant and tiki bar is scheduled to return in two weeks.
Eat & Drink
July 5
Minneapolis' acclaimed Corner Table to close at the end of the month

Minneapolis' acclaimed Corner Table to close at the end of the month

Co-owners Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer say that it's time for a "refresh."
Eat & Drink
June 14
The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year ... so far

The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year ... so far

Let's take an opinionated and hunger-inducing look back at the first six months of Burger Friday.
Eat & Drink
June 10
Summertime scoops and slices: pizzeria hosts ice cream pop-ups in St. Paul

Summertime scoops and slices: pizzeria hosts ice cream pop-ups in St. Paul

Mark your calendars: Sweet Science and Delicata pop-ups will hit the Como neighborhood over five weekends in June, July and August.
Eat & Drink
June 7
Burger Friday: Get this amazing burger before it's too late

Burger Friday: Get this amazing burger before it's too late

Hurry in. The expiration date on this tribute to 1990s excess is June 15.
Eat & Drink
June 6
Michelle Gayer is leaving the Salty Tart, the bakery she founded in 2008

Michelle Gayer is leaving the Salty Tart, the bakery she founded in 2008

Top Twin Cities pastry chef Adrienne Odom is stepping in at the St. Paul bakery/cafe.
Eat & Drink
May 31
South Minneapolis restaurant could have a winner in James Beard Blended Burger contest

South Minneapolis restaurant could have a winner in James Beard Blended Burger contest

Turns out, everyone wins when chefs incorporate finely chopped mushrooms into ground beef, including diners at Book Club.
Eat & Drink
May 24
Burger Friday: Try this old-school cheeseburger at Annie's Parlour in Dinkytown

Burger Friday: Try this old-school cheeseburger at Annie's Parlour in Dinkytown

A U of M campus institution since the mid-1970s, Annie's also turns out memorable fries and malts.
Eat & Drink
May 20
Twin Cities farmers markets now open or opening soon

Twin Cities farmers markets now open or opening soon

More will open in late June and early July.
Eat & Drink
May 17
Burger Friday: At Lake Harriet's Bread & Pickle, a best-selling burger

Burger Friday: At Lake Harriet's Bread & Pickle, a best-selling burger

At this popular lakeside venue, the burger equation emphasizes quality and value.
Eat & Drink
May 15
At St. Paul's Keg and Case Market, Gazta is out and O'Cheeze is in

At St. Paul's Keg and Case Market, Gazta is out and O'Cheeze is in

Owners Haley and Tony Fritz are replacing custom cheese plates with grilled cheese sandwiches.
Eat & Drink
May 10
Burger Friday: Stewart's now home to one of Twin Cities' most remarkable cheeseburgers

Burger Friday: Stewart's now home to one of Twin Cities' most remarkable cheeseburgers

The secret is premium beef, formed into ultra-thin patties. And cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

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