Variety
October 7
Executive chef and owner Isaac Becker keeps plate aesthetics tight at Burch Steakhouse and Pizza Bar December 13, 2013.

New restaurant by Bar La Grassa owners quietly opens in the North Loop

It's the fourth member of the family of restaurants operated by spouses Isaac Becker and Nancy St. Pierre, which includes 112 Eatery, Burch Restaurant and Bar La Grassa.
Taste
October 7
Let's celebrate: Star Tribune's Taste turns 50!

Let's celebrate: Star Tribune's Taste turns 50!

Since 1969, Taste has stepped into the kitchens of home cooks, chefs and farmers. See the five most requested recipes, visits from Julia Child and other top chefs, old covers and ads and much more.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Jun owner Jessie Wong makes Sichuan dumplings from scratch.

Restaurant roll call: New North Loop golf bar; Libertine and Funky Grits close

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Eat & Drink
October 5
The 2014 winners: Espresso-Hazelnut Truffle Cookies, Macadamia Nut Tarts, Italian Almond Cookies, Tart & Sassy Cranberry Lemon Drops and Chocolate Thu

Insider tips on how to win the Star Tribune's Holiday Cookie Contest

Here's your opportunity to create a treat that will be baked all over the Twin Cities and beyond.
Eat & Drink
October 4
Owner Jared Brewington.

Minneapolis' Funky Grits is closing, but there's a silver lining

There will be no more shrimp and grits after Sunday, but Funky Grits isn't down for the count.
Eat & Drink
October 4
Clockwise from top left: Chicken Tinga tacos, Smelt tacos, the weekly fish special Grilled Halibut Collar, Grilled Octopus, Aguachile, Brussels Sprout

Upscale St. Paul taqueria is opening a second location at 50th and France in Edina

From W. 7th to the western suburbs, elevated Mexican bistro Pajarito is making moves.
Eat & Drink
October 4
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 best of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
October 4
People made their way in and around the different food vendors during the lunch hour at the Midtown Global Market, Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Minn

2 vendors out and a new spot opening in Midtown Global Market shake-up

One restaurant closes, as does a cooking class location, while another restaurant arrives.
Eat & Drink
October 3
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Celebrating? Make this doozy of a chocolate cake from top Minnesota bakers

We're celebrating a half-century of Taste with a doozy of a chocolate cake.
Eat & Drink
October 3
Dark Chocolate Fig Rolls with Mocha Ganache by Elizabeth Davis of Wayzata.

Time to get baking for the Star Tribune's Holiday Cookie Contest

Our 17th annual contest is underway, so send us your favorite recipe — and the story behind it.
Eat & Drink
October 3
Outside at the Libertine.

Citing 'sea change' in Uptown, Libertine closes after 5 years at Calhoun Square

Its rooftop bar was a popular summer spot.
Taste
October 3
Fondue was all the rage in the 1970s, as were low tables.

Decades in the making: 50 years of the Star Tribune's Taste section

From meat boycotts to recessions, low-fat diets to farmers markets and restaurants, our mealtime choices — and options — tell a story.
Eat & Drink
October 2

Recipes: Black Bean Vegetarian Chili, Prune Chiffon Pie, Finlayson's Gazpacho and more

Shrimp Bonaparte Crêpe Makes 6 crêpes. Note: The headline read, “At long last!” The recipe did represent something of a Restaurant Requests column breakthrough. “Time…
Taste
October 2
Keep cozy with Fallen Apple Punch at Whiskey Inferno in Savage.

3 bourbon cocktails by Twin Cities restaurants to keep you toasty this autumn

It's like autumn in a glass.
Eat & Drink
October 1
James Beard award-winning chef is cooking Italian at Cooks of Crocus Hill pop-up

James Beard award-winning chef is cooking Italian at Cooks of Crocus Hill pop-up

Paul Berglund, formerly of the Bachelor Farmer, is returning to his pasta-making roots.
Eat & Drink
September 30
Falling Knife Brewing Co. is opening in mid-October.

NE Minneapolis brewery opens next month — but you can try the beer this week

Until the taproom opens on Oct. 18, Falling Knife Brewing Co. will be tapping barrels at Twin Cities restaurants and bars, including Tilia.
Magazine
September 30
Nicole Vibar makes three Got Moxys with dragon berry Bacardi, lime juice, blackberry puree, cherry bitters spritz, and a lime at Moxy hotel bar in dow

5 Twin Cities hotel bars with the best staycation getaway vibes

These Twin Cities spots feel like an escape -- no plane ticket necessary.
Variety
September 30
A chocolate cake made by Rick Nelson.

Help us celebrate the Star Tribune Taste section's 50th birthday

You're invited as Taste marks five decades with movies, cake and more.
Eat & Drink
September 27

Wine of the Week: Henry Varnay Les Deux Moulins Rosé

Henry Varnay Les Deux Moulins Rosé No wine trend has delighted me more than consumers embracing rosé as a year-round wine rather than just a…
Taste
September 27
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Recipe: Minnesota Fudge Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Minnesota Fudge Cake Makes 2 (10-inch) cakes. From “Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland” by Beth Dooley and Lucia Watson. • 1 1/2 tsp. baking…

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