How Instagram is changing the game for Twin Cities restaurants

How Instagram is changing the game for Twin Cities restaurants

Across the metro, restaurants are recognizing Instagram not just as a powerful social media tool, but as a force driving marketing and design decisions.
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Making macarons needn't be intimidating; patience is your friend

January 18
Making macarons needn't be intimidating; patience is your friend
Despite a reputation for being tricky, macarons are doable, even fun to make. And the results never fail to impress.

Beat the winter blues with salmon, noodles and a coconut-ginger broth

January 18
Salmon, noodles and a coconut-ginger broth will do the trick.
Eat & Drink
January 21

Wine of the Week: 2014 Carol Shelton 'Wild Thing' Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel

2014 Carol Shelton ‘Wild Thing’ Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel The first job of a wine is to be delicious, and on that count, the
Taste
January 21

Sunday Supper: Almost-Indian Lentil Soup

Almost-Indian Lentil Soup Serves 6. Note: From “Scratch,” by Maria Rodale. • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 1 onion, diced • Salt and freshly…
Eat & Drink
January 20

The 9 most-instagrammed restaurants in the Twin Cities right now

You're sure to see people buried in their phones, snapping photos at these hot spots.
Eat & Drink
January 20

Our food critic taste-tested McDonald's new Big Macs – and lived to tell the tale

Rick Nelson goes all Marilyn Hagerty on us and drops by his local McDonald's to review the new line of Big Macs.
Eat & Drink
January 20

New 'authentic' Chinese restaurant opening in North Loop this weekend

A Jun sneak peak revealed hand-made noodles, sharp design and lots of Baijiu cocktails.
Eat & Drink
January 19

Look for a new version of Mexican at Baja Haus restaurant in Wayzata

Despite the drastic temperature shift, Billy Tserenbat was thrilled to move from San Francisco to Minnesota more than 10 years ago. “Cold makes us better…
Eat & Drink
January 19

What's hot this week: The Great Northern, worldly dinners, cocktail classes

All the best food and drink inspired events around the Twin Cities.
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Taste
January 18

Learn about hygge as Denmark kicks off this year's Urban Expeditions in St. Paul

Take a dip into Minnesota Super Bowl fever is starting to build, because we know of course that the most important factor is what to…
Eat & Drink
January 18
Restaurant review of Mercury Dining Room & Rail including chef Jeff Wo...

Downtown Minneapolis' new hangout: Mercury Dining Room and Rail

Blue Plate helps fill downtown's widening gap between Chipotle and expense-account steakhouses.
Taste
January 18

Chicken lo-mein offers a quick mealtime

This quick meal accommodates all sorts of variations.
Taste
January 18

Broccoli Rabe: Now that's Italian

If you’ve been eyeing the bunches of broccoli rabe in your grocery store but passing them by because you are unsure how to cook this…
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January 18

Gardens of Salonica offers taste of Greece in northeast Minneapolis

Gardens of Salonica offers tangy take-home products from dips and spreads to salads with beans.
Taste
January 18

Resolution for health: Eat better in the new year

Consider the bowl meal, with plenty of veggies and your favorite grain or substitute.
Taste
January 18

Baking Central primer: How to fold batter

Learning how to fold ingredients into whipped egg whites is an important baking skill to master.Mixing too much deflates the whites and results in a…
Taste
January 18

Grits or polenta? Either way it's delicious

Call it grits or call it polenta. This dish is a favorite of many, in various forms, any time of the day.
Eat & Drink
January 18

Surly Brewing will tap 'Thanks Obama' beer on Inauguration Day

The controversially named beer will be available at the destination brewery on Friday.
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Eat & Drink
January 17

For St. Paul's newest beermaker, Black Stack Brewing will be family affair

The brewery and taproom plans to debut next month.
Blogs
January 17

Two Twin Cities wine stores to close in Total Wine's backyard

Two Twin Cities wine stores to close in Total Wine's backyard
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January 17

From Swedish pancakes to Irish rarebit, the 13 most popular recipes of 2016

Star Tribune readers loved these easy-to-make, flavorful dishes.
Eat & Drink
January 16

Loring Park's Third Bird restaurant closing, will swiftly reopen as Bearcat

The Kim Bartmann eatery will adopt a more casual tone.

Poll: Would you ditch your holiday tree skirt for a trendy tree collar?

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