Taste
December 31, 2019
Brighten up mealtime with citrus flavor

Brighten up mealtime with citrus flavor

There are plenty of colors and flavors from which to choose.
Eat & Drink
December 31, 2019
Erik Forsberg owns the bar Erik The Red, which sits directly across from U.S. Bank Stadium to the northwest.

Downtown Minneapolis Vikings bar to close Jan. 1, will move by fall

Erik the Red has a new home in south Minneapolis.
Duluth
December 30, 2019
The game platter including quail, venison and duck is a signature meal at New Scenic Café.

Duluth's New Scenic Cafe is a 20-year success story

The New Scenic Cafe's chef/owner Scott Graden is celebrating two decades of happy memories.
Eat & Drink
December 27, 2019
Chef Sean Sherman, who is Oglala Lakota, plating in the kitchen of a lodge near Havana, N.D.

10 Twin Cities restaurant openings to get excited about in 2020

If your New Year's resolution is to eat good food, you're in luck.
Eat & Drink
December 27, 2019
Nordic Waffles owner Stine Aasland held a Bacon, Mac & Cheese waffle at her stand which is inside Rosedale Mall’s new food hall, Potluck. ] GLEN STU

9 things that defined how we ate and drank in the Twin Cities in 2019

From bakeries to breweries, food halls to airport terminals, here are all the trends that shaped our year of eating and drinking in the Twin Cities.
Eat & Drink
December 26, 2019
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Looking for a sophisticated, affordable bubbly for New Year's? Try cava

Bubbly wines from northeastern Spain are "always the best bang for your buck."
Eat & Drink
December 25, 2019
From left, Herbal Champagne Cocktail, Poinsettia, Classic Champagne Cocktail, Kir Royale and 50th & France.

This New Year's Eve, spike your Champagne cocktail with these local liqueurs

This New Year's Eve, spike your Champagne cocktail with these local liqueurs.
Variety
December 24, 2019
A grand meal changes the diners, for the better, in “Babette’s Feast.”

Minnesota will be the setting for remake of Oscar-winning film 'Babette's Feast'

Is indulgence an evil? Or is too much simplicity? These and other questions are at the core of this food-focused film.
Eat & Drink
December 24, 2019
From left, Herbal Champagne Cocktail, Poinsettia, Classic Champagne Cocktail, Kir Royale and 50th & France.

Recipes: Simple cocktails with sparkling wine

Classic Champagne Cocktail Serves 1. Note: A truly classic recipe. • 1 sugar cube • Angostura biters • Dry Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled •…
Taste
December 24, 2019
Ring in the New Year with bite-size appetizers

Ring in the New Year with bite-size appetizers

Ring in the New Year with these cream cheese and sausage wontons.
December 24, 2019
Five 15-minute recipes that add up to a four-star New Year’s Eve.

Quick and easy appetizers for the big night

Five 15-minute recipes add up to a four-star New Year's Eve.Planning a get-together for New Year's?Do you scoff at the notion of "easy holiday entertaining"?Would you rather splurge on festive beverages than on dinner reservations?
December 24, 2019
Hasselback Potatoes.

Dress up those potatoes for a holiday showstopper

Hasselback. Because who doesn't like crispy-edged potatoes?
Taste
December 24, 2019
A simple crustless quiche

A simple crustless quiche

Mealtime, whatever time of day, couldn't be easier than with this dish.
Eat & Drink
December 24, 2019
Drink up these words of wisdom in new wine books

Drink up these words of wisdom in new wine books

Five new volumes offer lessons — and advice — for all levels of those who enjoy vino.
Eat & Drink
December 23, 2019
True Stone Coffee Roasters is opening its first cafe at the Market House Collaborative in Lowertown, St. Paul.

Lowertown's Salty Tart to be replaced with True Stone Coffee Roasters' first cafe

Market House Collaborative's Salty Tart says goodbye Dec. 31.
Variety
December 21, 2019
With his usual animation, Doug Grina, in the middle of pancake duty, confirms an order at Al’s Breakfast.

After a 42-year run, Al's Breakfast co-owner Doug Grina is retiring

The bard of Dinkytown bids a fond farewell.
Eat & Drink
December 20, 2019
The lounge area of P.S. Steak, a modern-day, seasonally minded steakhouse in the former La Belle Vie.

Here are nearly 75 new restaurants that opened in the Twin Cities in 2019

Lots of newcomers joined the dining scene in 2019.
Eat & Drink
December 20, 2019
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10 best dishes our food critic ate in 2019

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights his favorite bites of the year.
Eat & Drink
December 20, 2019
Two of the cocktails at Miracle at Lawless, a holiday-themed bar in Minneapolis.

3 extreme Christmas bars in the Twin Cities for a festive holiday drink

"I'll have a punch in the boob," said one customer who sidled up to the bar -- totally straight-faced. He was referring to the name…
Eat & Drink
December 19, 2019
Former “Top Chef” contestant Justin Sutherland is now at the helm of Chickpea and Obachan Noodles & Chicken.

3 people who changed the Twin Cities dining scene in 2019

These three ambitious and talented chefs and restaurateurs are making a difference for diners.

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

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