Acclaimed local chef Lenny Russo is heading to Charleston, S.C.

Acclaimed local chef Lenny Russo is heading to Charleston, S.C.

The former Heartland chef will be taking on three restaurants owned by the owners of the St. Paul Saints.

Burger Friday: A northeast Mpls. dive bar joins the gotta-have burger pantheon

July 19
Burger Friday: A northeast Mpls. dive bar joins the gotta-have burger pantheon
A partnership involving the classic River Garden bar, chef Nick O'Leary and restaurateur Josh Thoma is all about first-rate burgers.

This Minnesotan co-wrote the country's hottest book on cocktails

July 20
Minnesotan Nick Fauchald, a James Beard Award-winning author, with a daiquiri at one of his favorite local bars, the Back Bar at Young Joni in northea
Drink expert and Minnesota native Nick Fauchald returned to his home state, and won a major James Beard book award.
Eat & Drink
July 20

Wine of the Week: Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2016

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2016 If there’s a California winery making better stuff at sundry price points than Rodney Strong, I’d love to hear…
Recipes
July 20

Sunday Supper: Crispy Chicken Shredded Salad

Crispy Chicken Shredded Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing Serves 4. Note: A mandoline slices the vegetables quickly and uniformly. From “Seriously Good Salads,” by Nicky…
Mucci's opens its new location in Uptown Minneapolis.
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Eat & Drink
July 20

Recipe: Daiquiri Root, and Fresh Gimlet

Daiquiri Root Recipe Serves 1. Note: From “Cocktail Codex,” which offers six “root recipes” that are the building blocks of many drink variations. The…
Eat & Drink
July 19
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North Minneapolis' Breaking Bread Cafe closing temporarily to make 'adjustments'

The nonprofit Appetite for Change runs the cafe and job training program.
Variety
July 19
Wingwalker Donut Flight: An assortment of hot, deep-fried cake donut holes and three syringes with DIY fillings -- Bavarian cream, chocolate custard a

Controversial doughnuts with syringes pulled from State Fair new foods list

An online petition to stop the use of syringes in the fill-your-own doughnuts has so far garnered more than 3,000 signatures.
Eat & Drink
July 19
Mariah Straub enjoys time with friends on the patio at Bang Brewing.

Sip your way from Minneapolis to St. Paul with our light-rail beer crawl

Grab a brew at any — or many — of these 19 taprooms along the Green Line.
Eat & Drink
July 19
In downtown Excelsior, Jake O'Connor's restaurant has closed.

'Time to let it go': Excelsior Irish restaurant Jake O'Connor's closes after 13 years

Increasing competition from other restaurants, food trucks and even supermarkets led to the closure.
Taste
July 18
Ginger Pickled Turnips

Want to make surprisingly terrific pickles? Try turnips

Pickles from turnips are a pretty — and tasty — summer condiment.
Taste
July 18
Support pediatric cancer patients by buying ice cream.

Pop-up ice cream shop at Love Your Melon

Ice cream alertThe folks at Love Your Melon also love ice cream. So much, in fact, that there is a pop-up ice cream counter…
Taste
July 18
With a good grill, you can get a nice brown top on your peach cobbler biscuits.

Add dessert to your grill this summer

The flames only make watermelon and peaches better.
Taste
July 18
Korean-Style Grilled Skirt Steak

Popular Korean chile paste gochujang is the secret ingredient to this grilled steak

Korean-inspired marinade offers fast flavor to grilled steak.
Variety
July 18
Crayfish at the Bachelor Farmer's block party Kraftskiva in Minneapolis.

6 ways to get your crayfish fix this summer

Crayfish lovers can start planning for two parties and four restaurants where mudbugs are on the menu this summer.
Eat & Drink
July 17
Mucci's opens its new location in Uptown Minneapolis.

Restaurant roll call: The latest openings and closings in the Twin Cities

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Taste
July 17

Grill your herb-flavored meatballs

Prepare an avocado purée for a dipping sauce.
Eat & Drink
July 17
Rose Street Cafe is located in the ground floor of the old Schmidt brewery’s beer hall in St. Paul.

Patisserie 46 baker opens cafe in old St. Paul beer hall

But he's closed his pizza stand at Keg and Case Market.
Eat & Drink
July 15
The vineyards and grounds at 7 Vines Vineyard may make you think you’re in Napa, not Dellwood.

2 fun new places to try Minnesota wines: A vineyard and a wine bar

7 Vines Vineyard in Dellwood is wine country incarnate, while UnWined Up North in Grand Rapids pours more than 30 locally produced wines.
Eat & Drink
July 15
Demonstrating the art of hand-pulled noodles.

Watch: Noodles stretched by hand at new Magic Noodle shop in St. Paul

How much are those noodles in the window? At Magic Noodle (1337 W. University Av., St. Paul, 651-369-6688, magicnoodleusa.com), you can watch the hand-pulled…
Eat & Drink
July 13
An uncharacteristically restrained soft-serve cone from MN Nice Cream.

4 sweet Twin Cities spots serving soft-serve cones

Summer is prime soft-serve ice cream season.
Taste
July 13

Sunday Supper: Fattoush

Fattoush Serves 4. Note: In Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East, there is a whole class of dishes dedicated to using up old flatbread,…
Eat & Drink
July 12
Haskell’s Wine Bar on Nicollet Mall.

Citing problems on Nicollet Mall, Haskell's Wine Bar has closed

The longtime wine and spirits shop remains open.

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