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Eat & Drink
December 20, 2019
The lounge area of P.S. Steak, a modern-day, seasonally minded steakhouse in the former La Belle Vie.

Here are nearly 75 new restaurants that opened in the Twin Cities in 2019

Lots of newcomers joined the dining scene in 2019.
Eat & Drink
December 20, 2019
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10 best dishes our food critic ate in 2019

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights his favorite bites of the year.
Eat & Drink
December 20, 2019
Two of the cocktails at Miracle at Lawless, a holiday-themed bar in Minneapolis.

3 extreme Christmas bars in the Twin Cities for a festive holiday drink

"I'll have a punch in the boob," said one customer who sidled up to the bar -- totally straight-faced. He was referring to the name…
Eat & Drink
December 19, 2019
Former “Top Chef” contestant Justin Sutherland is now at the helm of Chickpea and Obachan Noodles & Chicken.

3 people who changed the Twin Cities dining scene in 2019

These three ambitious and talented chefs and restaurateurs are making a difference for diners.
Eat & Drink
December 19, 2019
Hai Hai’s bar features a tropical menu of drinks and Southeast Asian-inspired street food.

13 most influential restaurants in the Twin Cities of the last decade

These places changed the Twin Cities dining scene for the better.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2019
Marla's Caribbean Cuisine closed after 14 years as a shining example of the diversity of Minnesota cuisine.

Saying goodbye to some old friends: 36 Twin Cities restaurants that closed in 2019

Despite so many exciting new additions to the food and drink scene, the Twin Cities still took a hit when it came to closings.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2019
Cocktails are having a moment. Colita bartender Marco Zappia with a Naked Dani.

10 biggest drink trends that swept the Twin Cities in 2019

Trends that shaped how, where and what we drank in the last year.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2019
Jessie Wong is the owner of the North Loop's Jun, which closed after flooding from a sprinkler malfunction. It reopened in September.

They're back! 11 Twin Cities restaurants that made a comeback in 2019

A silver lining among the year's restaurant closings.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2019
James Winberg, Bob Gerken and Mike Brown of Travail in Robbinsdale. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Robbinsdale, MN – December 5

These 3 risk-takers are Star Tribune's Chefs of the Year

Has anyone had a more productive year than the ownership trio behind the Travail Collective? Let’s run down what James Winberg, Bob Gerken and…
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2019
The remarkable, standard-setting Demi is a highly interactive and theatrical experience, blurring the usual divide between kitchen and service staff.

This is the 2019 Restaurant of the Year in the Twin Cities

Dinner at Demi is a complete joy, a revelatory sensory experience that's unlike any other in the state. The North Loop restaurant makes room for only 20 diners in two seatings each night.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2019
Tomas Reynolds of All Square, which Time magazine named one of the "World's Greatest Places."

National press has high praise for Twin Cities restaurants

The Twin Cities got a whole lotta love this year from national press. Just this month, Bloomberg quizzed world-famous chefs on the best food cities…
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2019
More bialys, please.

5 changes we'd like to see in Twin Cities dining in 2020

It’s hard to complain about eating out in cities as dynamic as ours. Truthfully, we have it pretty darned good. The end of the year…
Eat & Drink
December 17, 2019
Diana Day, left, and Michaela Alessio enjoy happy hour at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul March 15, 2014.

Beloved St. Paul craft beer bar Happy Gnome is closing

After 14 years in business, the bar on Selby Av. will close for good.
Eat & Drink
December 16, 2019
Many restaurants like the Freehouse tack on a 3% surcharge for health insurance benefits for employees.

Restaurant group sued over health care surcharge for workers

The Arden Hills man who filed the suit said the 3% health charge wasn't disclosed on the menu when he visited the Freehouse, part of the Blue Plate restaurant group, in mid-November.
Eat & Drink
December 13, 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

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
December 12, 2019
Dilled Onion Cheese Balls

Recipe: Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Waldorf 'Salad' Serves 4.Note: This recipe must be prepared in advance. "The apple-celery-walnut trinity forms the base of the classic Waldorf salad, something we've played…
Eat & Drink
December 11, 2019
These once-a-year drinks offer a welcome addition to the coldest season.

8 holiday beers and winter warmers that make for a festive fridge

These once-a-year drinks offer a welcome addition to the coldest season.
Movies
December 11, 2019
A Scene from Babette's Feast, a film by Gabriel Axel.

Minnesota will be the setting for remake of Oscar-winning film 'Babette's Feast'

Oscar-winner Alexander Payne will direct.
Eat & Drink
December 10, 2019
This closure joins other recent area shutterings, including Libertine and Piggy Bank.

Minneapolis's Lyn-Lake is losing another restaurant by year's end

Mercado by Jester Concepts calls it quits.
Eat & Drink
December 10, 2019
The Naughty Greek Restaurant

St. Paul's Naughty Greek restaurant adding lunch-only spot in Mpls. skyway

It takes over an Au Bon Pain in the Capella Tower.

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

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Movies