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Eat & Drink
January 17
One of Twin Cities' great bread bargains is closing its retail outlet

One of Twin Cities' great bread bargains is closing its retail outlet

It's last call for this south Minneapolis shop. The final day is "no later than March 6."
Eat & Drink
January 16
Resilient Minneapolis vegan cafe has 'mind-blowing' community support

Resilient Minneapolis vegan cafe has 'mind-blowing' community support

The local plant-based restaurant went from bricks and mortar to food truck and back again.
Eat & Drink
January 2
Chef Patrick Atanalian in Sanctuary in 2014.

Sanctuary restaurant in downtown Minneapolis closes its doors

The near-the-Guthrie restaurant opened in 2007.
Eat & Drink
December 9, 2019
Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: The People's Choice Award goes to ...

Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: The People's Choice Award goes to ...

It's pecans and coconut for the win!
Eat & Drink
December 6, 2019
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 favorite of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
December 4, 2019
How to get free cookies in downtown Minneapolis today

How to get free cookies in downtown Minneapolis today

Now that we have your attention, mark your calendars for the Star Tribune's annual cookie fest on Thursday, Dec. 5 in downtown Minneapolis.
Eat & Drink
December 3, 2019
New North Loop sushi bar in the works from the team behind Sushi Fix

New North Loop sushi bar in the works from the team behind Sushi Fix

Billy Tserenbat, the founder of Sushi Fix -- and current owner of Baja Haus and Bibuta -- is taking over the former Sweet Chow space.
Eat & Drink
November 19, 2019
Al Vento quietly calls it quits in south Minneapolis

Al Vento quietly calls it quits in south Minneapolis

The Italian restaurant opened in 2004.
Eat & Drink
November 15, 2019
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.
Eat & Drink
November 14, 2019
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.
Eat & Drink
November 8, 2019
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.
Eat & Drink
November 8, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.
Eat & Drink
October 25, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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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