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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Hungry enough for a 2-foot-long quesadilla?

November 14
The machete quesadilla, aka the machetazo, from Machete Cocina Mexicana, is nearly two feet long and packs up to five fillings in a house-made corn to
The machete quesadilla, aka the machetazo, is the centerpiece of a Woodbury sister restaurant to Los Ocampo.

Lat14 Asian Eatery, in former Golden Valley Perkins, heats up suburban culinary options

November 13
The nam khao with crispy rice, Thai herb salad and peanuts.
Restaurant is devoted to exploring a huge range of flavors found near the 14th parallel in Southeast Asia.
Variety
November 16
New web series “Relish” features host and chef Yia Vang — and steamed buns.

What is Minnesota food? New TPT series serves up steamed buns, sticky rice and masala

An offering from TPT examines Minnesota cuisine, one dish at a time.
Eat & Drink
November 15
Dampfwerk Distillery has a new cocktail room featuring their herbal liqueurs and brandies.

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Jun owner Jessie Wong makes Sichuan dumplings from scratch.
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Variety
November 15
Lemon Angel Pie

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Eat & Drink
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.
Taste
November 13
Recipe: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Serves 8. Note: Comforting, warming and ultra-satisfying, this creamy chicken soup manages to be hearty without being heavy. It’s everything you…
Taste
November 13
Spice it up with vegetable shawarma

Spice it up with vegetable shawarma

Take a classic dish and give it a meatless twist. The result is something delicious.
Taste
November 13
Pan roasting is easy alternative for winter squash

Pan roasting is easy alternative for winter squash

Butternut and delicata squash cook up well in a skillet.
Taste
November 13
Get out the soup pot for a healing meal

Get out the soup pot for a healing meal

A simple chicken soup delivers big, every time.
Eat & Drink
November 12
Souffle pancakes at Thirty-Six Cafe in St. Paul

Get decadent pancakes and dessert toast at new Grand Av. cafe

Thirty-Six Cafe is now open in St. Paul.
Eat & Drink
November 11
Andy's Garage at Midtown Global Market

Retro diner opening soon in former Bruegger's on West Lake Street

It's called Andy's Diner, and it's bringing the same retro look and diner menu now featured at Andy's Garage in the Midtown Global Market.
Eat & Drink
November 11
Original Hockey Mom Brownies

Original Hockey Mom Brownies opening bakery on Grand Avenue

The owners of a hockey-themed dessert truck are going brick and mortar, and they promise a rotating menu of more than 30 "designer brownies."
Eat & Drink
November 9
Cheese curds and a Jucy Lucy at Burnside in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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The Juicy Lucy, cheese curds and a supper club land in the Big Apple.
Eat & Drink
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.
Variety
November 8

The competitive edge at the Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest

Thanks to all the Star Tribune readers who submitted recipes to the 17th annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest. Last week, we sorted through nearly 200…
Eat & Drink
November 8
On Veterans Day, Davanni’s is offering free single-serving pizzas and soda (beer is extra) to those with military identification.

Military folks: Take advantage of these 5 Veterans Day dining deals

On Monday, active duty personnel and veterans can enjoy dining deals all over town. (Most restaurants require military identification.) Crooked Pint Ale House Any single…
Eat & Drink
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 7
The Insane Milkshakes at Sugar Factory come in chocolate-dipped mugs.

Sugar Factory, emporium of extreme desserts, opens next week at Mall of America

Among the over-the-top offerings is a 24-scoop King Kong Sundae, covered in sprinkles, gummy bears, caramel sauce, fudge sauce, and giant swirly lollipops.
Eat & Drink
November 7
Paul Berglund was chosen new Best Chef Midwest for James Beard and was photographed at the Bachelor Farmer restaurant where he works Wednesday, May 4,

James Beard Award-winning chef opening a 'micro-restaurant' in Rochester

Grab a reservation while you can.
Eat & Drink
November 7
When the Rojo sign came down, it revealed a ghost sign from former tenant, Ling & Louie's.

Nicollet Mall loses another restaurant with the closing of Rojo

A new location may be in the works.
Eat & Drink
November 6
One of Miller’s new delivery trucks outside the Miller Cafe at Water and Mason Streets in Milwaukee (ca. 1905). From “The Drink That Made Wisconsi

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If you're into Wisconsin beer history, lagers, a beer revolution or cooking with the beverage, these new volumes are for you.

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