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November 15
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 dropped in on Rosedale's new Potluck food hall and found five dishes worth raving about.
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November 14
Don't feel like cooking? These 20 restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner

Don't feel like cooking? These 20 restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner

From buffet to a la carte, vegan turkey to prime rib, there's a ready-made holiday dinner for every taste.
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November 8
5 best things our food critic ate in Twin Cities this week

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

From a "hot" breakfast sandwich to a classic Jucy Lucy, here are Rick Nelson's highlights from his recent dining-out schedule.
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November 8
Rustica Bakery & Cafe coming soon to Southdale

Rustica Bakery & Cafe coming soon to Southdale

The quality-obsessed operation is taking a 70-seat spot in the new Life Time complex.
Eat & Drink
November 1
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
November 1
Longtime soup shop Eddington's is back in the Minneapolis skyway

Longtime soup shop Eddington's is back in the Minneapolis skyway

It's easy to find. Head to the Northstar Center, and look for the line.
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October 25
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
October 18
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 17
Dunkin' Donuts is headed to Mall of America

Dunkin' Donuts is headed to Mall of America

The metro area's eighth Dunkin' is scheduled to open at the megamall in 2020.
Eat & Drink
October 16
Coming soon: Asa's Bakery.

Bagels and bialys, coming soon to a new south Minneapolis bakery

Another farmers market vendor -- this time, it's Asa's Bakery -- is making the leap from outdoor stand to year-round, brick-and-mortar operation.
Eat & Drink
October 11
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.
Eat & Drink
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 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.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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 20
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 13
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

Highlights of a few visits to the new Graze Provisions + Libations food hall top Rick Nelson's dining-out highlights.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Poll: What is Minnesota's *real* favorite Thanksgiving pie?

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