Meat that was up for raffle sat waiting to be claimed. ] COURTNEY DEUTZ • courtney.deutz@startribune.com on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at V.F.W. Post 494

The meat raffle: Everything you need to know about our weirdest bar game

A how-to guide for playing — and winning — at a great Minnesota tradition.

Downtown Minneapolis' Eastside restaurant shines under new ownership 

February 20
Chef Jamie Malone at Eastside in Minneapolis.
Grand Cafe's Jamie Malone is placing an emphasis on fun, family-style dining.

2018's top-selling cookbook may surprise you

February 20
Baked Chicken With Bacon Bottom and Wild Rice.
Never mind if the recipes work. It's all about the lifestyle.
St. Paul
February 20
Cossetta, on West 7th, uses black plastic containers that would be banned under the new rule. Owner Dave Cossetta said that will add to his costs.

St. Paul restaurants brace for restrictions on takeout containers

Following the lead of two neighbors, St. Paul is expected to approve ban on nonrecyclable containers.
Variety
February 20
'Come and get your meat!'

'Come and get your meat!'

For players at the American Legion in Golden Valley, meat raffles are more than a trip saved to the grocery store.
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Taste
February 20
Roasted Cauliflower, Bacon and Fontina Baked Pasta. Photo by Meredith Deeds * Special to the Star Tribune

What makes mac and cheese even better? You'll be surprised

Roasted cauliflower adds nutty flavor to this indulgent dish.
Taste
February 20

Parka weather calls for beef stew

Use a less expensive cut of beef for the most flavor in this long-cooked classic.
Eat & Drink
February 20
Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis.

Minnesota distillers win big in national craft spirits competition

Minnesota rum and brandy are leaders in their fields.
Taste
February 20
Green Bean and Radicchio Salad With Walnuts. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post.

Green beans and radicchio form base of salad

A bright, crunchy, zingy salad to set aside the wintertime blues.
Eat & Drink
February 19
File photo (2001): D’Amico & Sons on Grand Avenue is closing.

D'Amico & Sons closing Grand Avenue location after two decades

Its other Twin Cities locations will remain open.
Variety
February 18
Monthlong sugar-free challenge Wednesday January 24, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.] Jerry Holt • Jerry.holt@startribune.com

So long, sugar: Join our 28-Day Sugar Free Challenge

Kick sugar to the curb with the Star Tribune's 28-day challenge.
Eat & Drink
February 18
Cecil’s Delicatessen is often a family affair. Amy Levinson, whose father owns the deli, worked the tables during a recent lunch rush.

Restaurants come and go, but Cecil's Deli in St. Paul has lasted since 1949

Cecil and Faye Glickman's neighborhood landmark is now seeing its fourth generation on the job.
Eat & Drink
February 17
It's time to get shopping in the freezer aisle.

Get fresh in the freezer with these 9 food items at Twin Cities markets

In February, the supermarket's frozen foods section is the place to be.
Eat & Drink
February 16
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2017 Rkatsiteli

Wine of the Week: Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes Rkatsiteli 2016

Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes Rkatsiteli 2016 Rule No. 1 for enjoying wine: Don’t let difficulty in pronouncing the grape or region get in your…
Taste
February 16

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Serves 6. Note: Omit the cream if you don’t want a creamy soup. From “Siriously Delicious,” by Siri Daly. • 2…
Eat & Drink
February 15
Twin Cities' next great cheeseburger is at new Blaine brewery

Twin Cities' next great cheeseburger is at new Blaine brewery

Your next great cheeseburger is on the menu at the Tipsy Steer, located inside Invictus Brewing Co.
Eat & Drink
February 15
The New Scenic Cafe in Duluth.

Dine like it's 1999 at these four 20-year-old Minnesota restaurants

These spots have stood the test of time.
Eat & Drink
February 14
The two-story bar at McKinney Roe.

'Too fancy, too expensive': Minneapolis' McKinney Roe downscaling to Irish pub

The new, lower-priced concept debuts Tuesday to meet the needs of the fledgling East Town neighborhood.
Eat & Drink
February 14
Minnesota Wild Rice Soup.

How to make the best Minnesota wild rice soup with these easy tips

The now-classic soup first appeared in the Star Tribune's Taste section four decades ago.
Eat & Drink
February 14
Chef Scott Pampuch at 4 Bells

Chef Scott Pampuch takes over the kitchen at Loring Park's 4 Bells

And he's bringing back the fried chicken.
Taste
February 13

A Dutch baby suits any meal of the day

Serve these either savory or sweet.
Taste
February 13
Green Curry Tofu With Green Beans and Rice.

Green curry makes dinner easy to prepare

Thai curry pastes are the secret to a fast-cooking meal.
Eat & Drink
February 13

Recipe: Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup Serves 6 to 8. Note: To toast almonds, place nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, and cook, stirring (or…

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