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A restaurant revolution has elevated the Twin Cities food scene

The evolution of the Twin Cities' dining landscape is nothing short of revolutionary. But it didn't happen overnight.

Maida Heatter, baker extraordinaire, celebrated with chocolate

June 21
Maida Heatter
For several decades, cookbook author Maida Heatter got Americans baking — often, with chocolate.

The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year ... so far

June 14
The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year ... so far
Let's take an opinionated and hunger-inducing look back at the first six months of Burger Friday.
Eat & Drink
3:06pm
The main entrance of the former JB Hudson, which will be converted to a restaurant as part of the Dayton’s Project.

Dayton's Project converting historic JB Hudson store into a restaurant

The plan is to transform the downtown space into a history-filled dining establishment.
Eat & Drink
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The new Turk's Inn in Brooklyn incorporates many design elements from the original in Wisconsin.

Minnesotans resurrecting legendary Wisconsin supper club in NYC

The Brooklyn restaurant and nightclub will have a Midwest-meets-Middle East menu.
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Taste
June 21

Recipe: Maida Heatter's Chocolate Mousse Torte

Chocolate Mousse Torte Serves 6 to 8. Note: This recipe must be prepared in advance. “Of the many recipes that were born in my kitchen,…
Eat & Drink
June 20
The Vincent Burger, now being served at Cooper Irish Pub.

The famed Vincent burger — and its creator — are on the move

Chef Vincent Francoual and sommelier Nico Giraud are joining the Minneapolis country club.
Eat & Drink
June 19
Strawberry-Rhubarb Galette

From the Taste archive: 10 recipes from Twin Cities restaurants and chefs

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Taste — the section debuted in the Minneapolis Star on Oct. 1, 1969 — here are 10 classic…
Eat & Drink
June 19
Breakfast Potato Skin: Deep-fried potato skin stuffed with scrambled eggs and peppers, topped with blackened beef chislic -- a South Dakota bar food s

State Fair adds 31 new foods and 7 new vendors

Get ready for Cheesy Sriracha Funnel Cake Bites, Mini Donut Lattes and Peaches n' Cream Nachos. The Minnesota State Fair has announced its new foods for the 2019 fair, and the list includes the usual attention-seekers and potential gut bombs.
Taste
June 19

Out of the Box

Whether you are a CSA member or a farmers market devotee, we want to help you make great meals with seasonal, fresh produce. Can’t figure out what to do with those radishes or kohlrabi and various types of squash? This is the place for you.
Eat & Drink
June 19
Another dish by chef Gustavo Romero was chile relleno with crunchy chinicuiles (dried red worms).

Superfood or super-fad? Twin Cities chefs are putting insects on the menu

Environmental and health concerns — and a love of adventure and social media hits — are helping drive the trend.
Eat & Drink
June 17
Lead bartender Ben Kippley created the Blueberry Yum-Yum at 6Smith in Wayzata.

Celebrate the 'summer of the spritz' at these 3 Twin Cities restaurants

Bartenders are putting their own spin on the popular Aperol Spritz.
Magazine
June 14
Hundreds help Habib Abdi and Nafisa Mohamed celebrate their wedding in Minneapolis. Following tradition, the couple fed each other a piece of wedding

Photo essay: A feast of cultures at our tables

Chicken soup for healing and recovery. Coffee, with its heavenly smell, as a morning ritual. Colorful fruits and vegetables to bring home from a bustling…
Eat & Drink
June 14
The Town Talk Diner on Sunday, November 13, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Minneapolis restaurant's 'plea' on social media: Tell us why you don't eat here

Confusion over the historic sign might have something to do with it.
Eat & Drink
June 14

Chocolate-Chip Cricket Cookies

Chocolate-Chip Cricket CookiesMakes 36 cookies.Claire Simons, co-owner of local cricket farm 3 Cricketeers, uses this recipe, from the blog Bug Vivant, to make cricket-fortified…
Eat & Drink
June 13
A rainbow of paletas from La Michoacana Purepecha

Make these fruit-studded Mexican popsicles your go-to summer treat

Twin Cities ice cream makers have a knack for creating on-a-stick frozen goodness — witness Joe’s Brrr Bars, the better-than-Dove Bars at Sebastian Joe’s, or…
Variety
June 13
Tyson Foods Inc. has also recognized the fast growth of products using plant-based proteins.

Not to be outdone, Tyson enters plant-based meat market

The fast-growing market for meat alternatives has a surprising new player: Tyson Foods. Tyson, one of the world's largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets…
Eat & Drink
June 12
Cajun restaurant Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines is closing June 29, 2019.

Cajun restaurant in Circle Pines that started as a popular food truck will close this month

Say goodbye to smoked alligator and crawfish boils, for now.
Taste
June 12

Mississippi Market turns 40 and celebrates with block party; plus more food events and markets

Happy 40th birthday! Mississippi Market is turning 40 and will be celebrating in big style with a block party on Saturday from 3-7 p.m. at…
Taste
June 12
PDQ Radish Salsa is perfect served on black-bean nachos with sharp cheddar cheese.

The versatile radish serves up all sorts of side dishes

From pickles to salsa, this little vegetable heats up mealtime.
Variety
June 12
Mini Fruit Galettes.

Dessert for a crowd with mini galettes

For breezy entertaining, these hand-held treats are easier to make than pie.
Taste
June 12
Don’t put away the slower cooker for summer; use it to make an easy crunchy peanut butter granola.

Slow-cook an easy breakfast option of granola

The oval-base versions work best, to create more surface area.
Eat & Drink
June 12
Wines perfect for al fresco sipping.

Try these delightful summer wines, all less than $15

Whether for patio, picnic or poolside, these wines are just right for al fresco sipping.

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