8 Minnesota chefs and 3 restaurants named 2020 James Beard awards semifinalists

8 Minnesota chefs and 3 restaurants named 2020 James Beard awards semifinalists

Nominees for the prestigious industry honors will be announced on March 25.

Root vegetables serve up comfy winter dish

February 26
Root vegetables serve up comfy winter dish
This simple method of making a gratin takes a bit of time, but is easy to do.

A simple twist makes this dish meatless

February 26
Potatoes, beans and salsa add up to an easy riff on chili fries.
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Marc Heu opened Heu Patisserie Paris in St. Paul where Heu and his staff use butter from France and chocolate from Belgium to make their works of art.

Recipe: Cream puffs

Cream Puffs Makes about 1 dozen cream puffs. Note: From Marc Heu. • 6 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. water (100 grams) • 6 tbsp. plus…
Eat & Drink
February 26
Marc Heu at his St. Paul pastry shop, Marc Heu Patisserie Paris.

French-born pastry maker brings a taste of Paris to St. Paul's Frogtown

Marc Heu moved to Minnesota for love. Now he's turning the corner of Western and University avenues into a pastry destination.
The Cocktail Room at 18th and Central opens in MSP Airport's remote Concourse A on Jan. 24.
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Restaurant roll call: Local cocktails at the airport and a rash of downtown restaurant closings
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What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Taste
February 26
Meatless meals: Take your risotto off the stove

Meatless meals: Take your risotto off the stove

No need to pay close attention when this dish is baked in the oven.
Eat & Drink
February 24
The Cocktail Room at 18th and Central opens in MSP Airport's remote Concourse A on Jan. 24.

Restaurant roll call: Local cocktails at the airport and a rash of downtown restaurant closings

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Eat & Drink
February 23
Fish fry at the Birchwood Cafe.

It's fish fry season – here are 16 Twin Cities options

Fish fry season is fast approaching. From single servings to all-you-can-eat, here's where you can get your fill.
Eat & Drink
February 21
5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
February 20
Dulce Monterrubio, the owner of Dulceria Bakery, at her Minneapolis bakery cafe in front of a mural painted by her 17-year-old daughter Sofia Haase-Ol

Minneapolis Mexican bakery Dulceria will close Saturday

Closing party promises pan dulce and cafecito for sale and Dulceria Bakery swag.
Eat & Drink
February 20
Spouses Austin and Merritt Bamrick enjoy drinks and dinner at the bar at Snack Bar in Minneapolis.

Home run for Isaac Becker with his fourth restaurant, Snack Bar 

With his new Snack Bar, one of the Twin Cities' top chefs is once again proving his influence.
Taste
February 19
The hot toddy is the simplest of drinks: Combine your choice of brown spirit, such as bourbon or rum, with lemon juice, honey and hot water.

No cure, but you may feel better with this hot drink

Some call this the chicken soup of the cocktail bar.
Taste
February 19
Moroccan-Spiced Chicken and Chickpea Sheet-Pan Dinner

Spice up dinner with freshly toasted ingredients

How old are the spices on your shelf? The age will make a difference in flavor.
Taste
February 19
Simple Braised Lamb Shanks

Braising does the work with lamb shanks

This luxurious lamb shank dish takes little effort.
Taste
February 19
Beans are good for the planet, for you and for your dinner table.

A pot of beans saves the meal — and the planet

Beans are good for the planet, for you and for your dinner table. Here's how to cook them right.
Eat & Drink
February 18
The caboose outside Broadway Bar & Pizza on the Minneapolis riverfront near downtown.

Minneapolis Broadway Pizza site may become affordable housing

Say a long goodbye to the caboose.
Eat & Drink
February 17
A rendering of the new Brasa, coming in Spring 2020 to W. 46th St. & Bryant Av. S. in Minneapolis.

A new Brasa Rotisserie is coming to southwest Minneapolis

One of the Star Tribune's Restaurants of the Year to add a third location.
Eat & Drink
February 14
5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his recent dining-out schedule.
Variety
February 14
José Andrés stirred a giant paella pan in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during a food relief effort following Hurricane Maria in 2017. He created a new mod

How a famous chef became a critical part of worldwide disaster relief

José Andrés makes his mark as a first responder to hunger after disasters.
Eat & Drink
February 13
Lasagna, spaghetti, chicken Parmesan and more at Mama DeCampo’s.

Lasagna to chicken parm: 12 spots to get a classic Italian-American meal in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities might not have a Little Italy, but its Italian-American restaurant landscape is still as rich as tiramisu. By no means an exhaustive…
Eat & Drink
February 13
The lobby of the Hewing Hotel is a cozy place to curl up with a book.

9 Twin Cities bars and restaurants with crackling fireplaces

Get nice and toasty this Valentine's Day at these charming spots.
Eat & Drink
February 13
Piri Piri Chicken at Estelle in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, February 7, 2020.

New Southern European restaurant Estelle is a gem in St. Paul 

Spain, Portugal and Italy are the focus of Estelle in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood.
Variety
February 12
Chocolate Cream Pie from “Everything Chocolate.”

3 decadent chocolate-filled recipes for your Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day around the corner, consider baking your way into someone's heart.

Poll: What is Minnesota's *real* favorite Thanksgiving pie?

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