The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year

The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year

Burger Friday makes a hunger-inducing salute to 2018's top contenders.

Burger Friday: Minnesota Wild owner's St. Paul restaurant scores with ultimate butter burger

December 7
Burger Friday: Minnesota Wild owner's St. Paul restaurant scores with ultimate butter burger
At Herbie's on the Park, a bone marrow butter makes all the difference. The slow-roasted onions are a treat, too.

The Draft Horse in northeast Minneapolis is calling it quits

December 5
The Draft Horse in northeast Minneapolis is calling it quits
The restaurant's last day is Dec. 30.
Eat & Drink
December 3
Brett Boldt and Madison Piller, of Plymouth, shared an apple turnover at last year's Holidazzle.

5 Twin Cities food and drink pop-ups to warm you up this week

Get in the holiday spirit at these Twin Cities food events.
Blogs
December 1
Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: The People's Choice Award goes to . . .

Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: The People's Choice Award goes to . . .

More than five hundred voters chimed in with their favorite.
Here are the winning cookies in the 2015 Taste Holiday Cookie Contest.
Holiday cookie finder: Over 80 winning recipes
updated 15 hours 40 mins. ago
Looking for a new cookie recipe this holiday season? Browse 16 years of winning recipes on our cookie finder.
Eat & Drink
November 30
Burger Friday: Minneapolis' 5-8 Club to celebrate 90 years with 90-cent burgers

Burger Friday: Minneapolis' 5-8 Club to celebrate 90 years with 90-cent burgers

It's a one-day-only deal, when the classic burger joint celebrates its 90th birthday on Dec. 5.
Eat & Drink
November 26
Historic downtown St. Paul convent will become a boutique hotel and bar

Historic downtown St. Paul convent will become a boutique hotel and bar

Construction is underway on the Celeste St. Paul. The 71-room property will open next fall.
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 14
The baking legacy Minnesota gave the world — the Bundt — is being celebrated Thursday

The baking legacy Minnesota gave the world — the Bundt — is being celebrated Thursday

It's both National Bundt Day and Minnesota Bundt Day on Nov. 15. Here's how to mark the occasion.
Eat & Drink
November 13
Team behind Stanley's and Pub 819 opening new dog-friendly pub in St. Louis Park

Team behind Stanley's and Pub 819 opening new dog-friendly pub in St. Louis Park

When the Block opens it will offer a fun dog menu, and a rooftop patio is in the works, too.
Eat & Drink
November 12
Diners ate and drank outside at Great Waters Brewing Company in the Hamm Building. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The

One of St. Paul's oldest brewpubs to close this weekend

Great Waters Brewing Company says goodbye after 22 years.
Eat & Drink
November 9
Burger Friday: Meyvn in Uptown goes over the top with the butter and cheese

Burger Friday: Meyvn in Uptown goes over the top with the butter and cheese

It's another top-notch burger from the team behind the equally first-rate burger at Saint Dinette in Lowertown.
Eat & Drink
October 31
A darling of the Twin Cities coffee roasting scene will open its own shop in St. Paul

A darling of the Twin Cities coffee roasting scene will open its own shop in St. Paul

Bootstrap Coffee Roasters' new home is six times the size of its current setup and will include a small coffee bar.
Eat & Drink
October 29
Shake Shack opening at Southdale on Tuesday, with a Monday preview

Shake Shack opening at Southdale on Tuesday, with a Monday preview

Wear a Halloween costume on Oct. 30 to the new outlet of this popular burger chain, and receive a free pumpkin frozen custard.
Eat & Drink
October 26
Burger Friday: Beef from a single cow makes St. Paul cafe a destination

Burger Friday: Beef from a single cow makes St. Paul cafe a destination

At Home Street Home, a small-town farm supplies the essential ingredient for a classic burger.
Eat & Drink
October 25
Chef Tim McKee at the bar in the dining room of his Octo Fishbar in St. Paul's Lowertown. ] JEFF WHEELER � jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Chef Tim McK

Top Twin Cities chefs team up for 6-course seafood lover's dinner at Octo Fishbar

Held in conjunction with the James Beard Foundation, the evening will feature six top-flight Twin Cities chefs, plus cocktails by marquee names in the local libations world.
Eat & Drink
October 23
Mill City Farmers Market pizzeria expanding with new south Mpls. restaurant

Mill City Farmers Market pizzeria expanding with new south Mpls. restaurant

When the brick-and-mortar version of Northern Fires Pizza opens next winter, chef/owner Arie Peisert is pledging to continue his focus on local, seasonal ingredients.
Eat & Drink
October 19
Burger Friday: Dive into burger excellence at this 85-year-old Richfield dive bar

Burger Friday: Dive into burger excellence at this 85-year-old Richfield dive bar

When it comes to no-frills burger details, Sandy's Tavern gets it right.
Eat & Drink
October 17
Maplewood's new North Woods-themed Vietnamese pho restaurant is a taxidermy wonderland

Maplewood's new North Woods-themed Vietnamese pho restaurant is a taxidermy wonderland

Pho Lodge mashes up log cabin coziness with the popular Vietnamese soup.
Eat & Drink
October 15

Target Center unveils new foods for Timberwolves season

Chef David Fhima curated the local-eats menu.
Eat & Drink
October 15
Gavin Kaysen is named Best Chef Midwest at James Beard awards. Chef/owner of Spoon and Stable and Bellecour won at the "Oscars of the food world." He'

Spoon and Stable chef to open new tasting menu-only restaurant in North Loop

The James Beard award-winning chef will debut 20-seat Demi in late January.
Eat & Drink
October 12
Burger Friday: At Hewing Hotel, an in-house butcher shop makes all the difference

Burger Friday: At Hewing Hotel, an in-house butcher shop makes all the difference

A new chef at the swanky North Loop hotel's restaurant is definitely another plus.
Eat & Drink
October 11
Patisserie 46 chef behind new pizza spot at St. Paul's red-hot Keg and Case food hall

Patisserie 46 chef behind new pizza spot at St. Paul's red-hot Keg and Case food hall

The pizza-by-the-slice joint has some serious pedigree in its dough.