Your guide to making the best food and drink on Thanksgiving

Browse this collection of stories on carving your turkey, making gravy, pairing wine and what you should really do with leftovers.

Hotlines at the ready for Thanksgiving questions

November 14
Hotlines will help you get a tasty turkey on a platter.
There are no silly questions when it comes to cooking the biggest meal of the year. Just ask these experts.

Andrew Zimmern's new restaurant, Lucky Cricket, now open in St. Louis Park

8:41am
Chef Andrew Zimmern at Lucky Cricket restaurant.
The TV-star chef's Chinese restaurant is at the West End.
Variety
4:07pm
How not to burn house down while deep-frying your turkey

How not to burn house down while deep-frying your turkey

The St. Paul fire department demos how incorrectly frying your turkey can have dangerous results.
Variety
4:05pm
Tiny turkeys are gaining popularity.

Millennials are disrupting Thanksgiving with their tiny turkeys

Millennials kill again. The latest victim? Big Thanksgiving turkeys.
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Eat & Drink
2:54pm
‘Snowball Old Fashioned’ is a cocktail at Miracle at Lawless.

Drink cocktails with Santa in a winter wonderland at Minneapolis' Lawless Distilling

The monthlong transformation is like a holiday office party on steroids.
Eat & Drink
10:08am
The entrance of Revolution Hall at Rosedale Mall.

Now open: Rosedale's new food hall serves chicken-and-waffle sandwich, 'piecaken'

The 11 restaurants come straight out of a social media meme.
Eat & Drink
November 19
From left, Travail co-owners Bob Gerken, James Winberg and Mike Brown.

Travail bringing its over-the-top restaurant to Minneapolis, temporarily

The Robbinsdale restaurant takes up residency on Hennepin Avenue S. while constructing a new space.
Eat & Drink
November 18
Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois offer seasonal treats in “Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day.”

Minneapolis bakers tell you how to make holiday breads in 5 minutes

The bread-in-5 duo is back, this time with more butter, to the delight of one of the authors.
Eat & Drink
November 17

Wine of the Week: Bottega Vinaia Trentino Pinot Grigio 2016

Bottega Vinaia Trentino Pinot Grigio 2016 Italy’s most distinctive pinot grigios invariably come from the north, especially the higher-elevation Trentino/Alto Adige region. The Bottega…
Recipes
November 17
Chicken Soup With Leeks

Sunday Supper: Chicken Soup With Leeks

Chicken Soup With LeeksServes 4 to 6.Note: To be sure the grit is removed from leeks, trim away the dark green parts and root end.…
Eat & Drink
November 16
Burger Friday: Here are 26 places where Twin Cities chefs get their burger fix

Burger Friday: Here are 26 places where Twin Cities chefs get their burger fix

Hint: Matt's Bar and Parlour occupy the top of the list.
Eat & Drink
November 16
Do not miss the doughnuts at Valley Pastries.

3 cheers for these 5 Twin Cities neighborhood bakeries

Find doughnuts, pastries and more at these Twin Cities area bakeries.
Eat & Drink
November 15
Marco Zappia was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.

Minneapolis cocktail connoisseur named to Forbes 30 Under 30

He put fermented cocktails on the map.
Eat & Drink
November 15
Jack Link's is testing some wild new jerky flavors.

Jerky goes berserky with cola, mocha flavors at Jack Link's new Mpls. test kitchen

The company's downtown Minneapolis store sells the experimental flavors deli-style.
Eat & Drink
November 15
The new Boludo Empanadas in Minneapolis.

8 Twin Cities restaurant openings, from a retro diner to suburban steakhouse

The local restaurant scene is buzzing with these additions.
Eat & Drink
November 14
Finding the right wine to go with every dish can be difficult, so consider offering a variety of pairings.

Different wines for different dishes at the holiday table

If you prefer to stick with one, consider a sparkling wine.
Variety
November 14
Gravy takes the starring role in a Thanksgiving meal.

Taste: Have a tasty Thanksgiving

Let our Taste experts show you how to make the most of your Thanksgiving meal.
Taste
November 14
Lynne Rossetto Kasper will be hosting her last “Turkey Confidential” this year.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper prepares for her swan song about Turkey Day

For almost 15 years, listeners across the country have tuned in to “The Splendid Table” ’s live call-in show, “Turkey Confidential.” This year marks longtime “Splendid…
Eat & Drink
November 14
The Lexington in St. Paul.

Make those last-minute reservations for Thanksgiving

Cosmos One of the region’s most beautiful dining venues is serving a three-course Thanksgiving a la carte dinner from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect…
Taste
November 14
Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s formula for roasting at a high temperature yields a Thanksgiving bird with juicy meat and crisp skin.

'Splendid Table' host offers ultimate Thanksgiving turkey

This recipe from Lynne Rossetto Kasper is definitely a contender for the "ultimate" title.
Taste
November 14
The Thanksgiving meal doesn't have to be overly complicated.

There are no stupid questions when it comes to Thanksgiving hot lines

Need help for Thanksgiving? There's lots of advice out there for everyone hosting their first Thanksgiving, or even old hands wondering how to rev up their traditional feast.
Variety
November 14
Canned cranberry sauce is a tradition in Amanda Rettke's family.

Thanksgiving hot lines offer last-minute help for cooks

Last minute questions as you're putting the early (or final) touch to the big meal? Help is nearby.

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