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August 25

Sunday Supper: Fried Rice With Corn and Zucchini

Fried Rice With Corn and Zucchini Serves 4 to 6. Note: Plan ahead to soak the rice for an hour if you’re using sticky rice.…
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August 24
Sweet corn with shrimp paste butter, pork, scallion oil, radish, serrano, fried shallot and caramelized onion (GF) at Hai Hai.

7 don't-miss sweet corn dishes at Twin Cities restaurants

It's the happiest time of year, when Twin Cities chefs find inspiration in sweet corn.
Eat & Drink
August 24
Kylie Yu, center, chowed down on sweet corn with her younger brothers, Michael, left, and Charlie, at the Minnesota State Fair in 2015.

Minnesota State Fair's Corn Roast becomes third stand to be certified kosher

It follows the previous certifications of Fresh French Fries and Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar.
Eat & Drink
August 24
Wild Bill's Breakfast Bake, Blue Barn, at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.

From best to worst, 56 new foods at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair

Our food critic ate his way through all the new foods at the Minnesota State Fair on opening day.
Eat & Drink
August 22
Wild Bill’s Breakfast Bake at the Big Blue Barn.

A critic's favorite foods over 20 years at the Minnesota State Fair

Facing his 20th Minnesota State Fair, a critic looks back at past favorites and flops.
Eat & Drink
August 22
The Wine Country building at the State Fair offers fairgoers the chance to try a dozen local wines and ciders, plus four wine slushies.

The cold climate wine competition results reflect the tough seasons

When the folks judging the cold climate wine competition get together, the discussion turns to crazy weather.
Eat & Drink
August 20
Copper Hen owners plan 2 eateries in downtown Mpls., Minnetonka

Copper Hen owners plan 2 eateries in downtown Mpls., Minnetonka

The couple behind a popular Eat Street restaurant are gearing up to launch the Copper Cow and Gray Fox Coffee & Wine Bar.
Eat & Drink
August 18
Mmm, cheese curds.

8 Twin Cities chefs reveal their Minnesota State Fair food favorites

What do Minnesota food professionals like to eat at the fair? Their answers may surprise you.
Eat & Drink
August 17
Burger Friday: Fantastic lamb-pork sliders are a reason to shop Minneapolis farmers markets

Burger Friday: Fantastic lamb-pork sliders are a reason to shop Minneapolis farmers markets

With his full-flavored mini-burgers, Bad Gyros owner Alan Scholer is upstaging prime tomato and sweet corn season.
Eat & Drink
August 17
Pronto Pups owner Gregg Karnis poses with a piece of concept art for a new Pronto Pups stand.

Find out how the Pronto Pup is made

The iconic Pronto Pup opens a new headquarters at the State Fair — just as fairgoers' eating preferences are evolving.
Eat & Drink
August 17
The patio at the Monte Carlo in Minneapolis.

Summer's not over: Enjoy these 3 Twin Cities restaurant patios

There's plenty of warm weather left for dining outside. Here are three of our favorites.
Eat & Drink
August 17
Former Perkins in Golden Valley transformed into sleek southeast Asian eatery

Former Perkins in Golden Valley transformed into sleek southeast Asian eatery

Owner of Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine opening her second restaurant focusing on the traditions of her native Laos.
Eat & Drink
August 16
Waffle "sandwiches" at Nordic Waffles.

Sample new State Fair food over lunch hour at Star Tribune's preview party

To ready you for the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the Star Tribune will hold its Preview Party Thursday at Strib headquarters (Capella Tower Atrium, Star Tribune…
Eat & Drink
August 16
Thom Pham, pictured in 2012.

Restaurateur Thom Pham charged with 38 counts of tax fraud

Investigators say he underreported sales at Thanh Do restaurant in St. Louis Park.
Eat & Drink
August 15
The former Borders Book Shop at the Rosedale Mall will soon become Revolution Hall. The project occupies two floors and is accessible from both inside

Rosedale's food hall 'revolution' may change the future of mall dining

A new kind of food hall is coming to the Twin Cities. And it's in the suburbs. At the mall.
Eat & Drink
August 15

Recipes: Low-alcohol cocktails

Winona Radler Serves 1. Note: This is a mixological riff on the classic German fruit-and-beer drink, invented on the spot for a guest who wanted…
August 15
New Best Friend.

Expand your brunch drink repertoire with session cocktails

Cocktails with less booze and more flavor are popular for late morning beverages — or any other time of day.
Eat & Drink
August 15
The big reveal: Star Tribune's lip-balm flavor to take detour at Minnesota State Fair

The big reveal: Star Tribune's lip-balm flavor to take detour at Minnesota State Fair

Will the 2018 version top last year's "stick" flavor (as in lip-balm-on-a-stick)? We think so.
Eat & Drink
August 14
Food & Wine names Spoon and Stable to list of 40 most important restaurants of last 40 years

Food & Wine names Spoon and Stable to list of 40 most important restaurants of last 40 years

"Gavin Kaysen's fantastic restaurant stands for the best of Minneapolis (and Midwestern) dining, ushering a new era for the city, now a vibrant food destination," the magazine says.
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August 14

Poll: How do you like your doughnuts?

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