The tortillas — and tacos — and Nixta are second to none.
Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
The tortillas — and tacos — and Nixta are second to none.

A restaurant critic's quest to find the Twin Cities area's perfect taco

August 5, 2022
After a couple of weeks — and a couple of dozen taquerias — the search led him to a Minneapolis tortilleria.
Which of the Twin Cities salad chains comes out on top?

Our chain salad power rankings: Who dishes the best salad in the Twin Cities?

January 19, 2023
Restaurant critic Jon Cheng ate his share of leafy greens to find out.
Minnesota foods: 40 iconic Twin Cities dishes and where to get them
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Minnesota foods: 40 iconic Twin Cities dishes and where to get them

March 31, 2022
Here are the 40 iconic Minnesota dishes from Twin Cities restaurants that you have to have, whether you're a longtime resident, new to the area or just dropping by.
Iconic eats: 35 must-have foods from greater Minnesota
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Iconic eats: 35 must-have foods from greater Minnesota

September 21, 2022
Fall is an ideal time to hit the road and discover that our rich food scene reaches all corners of the state.
40 Twin Cities restaurants
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40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining through the years

November 23, 2022
We've loved and lost, but these enduring restaurants make our cities feel like home.
The new music bar Berlin offers live music six nights a week and a menu by chef Jamie Malone.
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Restaurant openings and closings in the Twin Cities

February 7
What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Wrecktangle's Very Nice Breakfast Pizza won top honors in a Good Morning America competition

Minneapolis pizzeria is best in the U.S., according to 'Good Morning America'

February 17, 2023
Wrecktangle beat out pizzerias from New York and Chicago in "Good Morning America's" United States of Pizza contest
Eat & Drink
February 3, 2023
Thai papaya salad made with green papaya, carrots, tomatoes, long beans, peanuts, chili, fish sauce, and garlic.

There's nothing fancy but the food at the best Thai restaurant in the Twin Cities

Thai Café on St. Paul's University Avenue looks understated, but is brimming with flavor and personality.
July 24, 2023
La La Homemade Ice Cream is available at Painted Turtle on Lake Nokomis.

The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities

The Star Tribune Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
Taste
March 2, 2023
Here are the 15 best chocolate chip cookies in the Twin Cities

Here are the 15 best chocolate chip cookies in the Twin Cities

We tasted 40 of them — a bagel shop brunch cookie and a gluten-free surprise are among the top picks.
Eat & Drink
February 8, 2023
We present to you the 15 best dive bars in the Twin Cities

We present to you the 15 best dive bars in the Twin Cities

These iconic dive bars serve up cozy familiarity and community alongside good food and proper pours.
Taste
March 30, 2023
The great pizza showdown: In search of the best pies in the Twin Cities

The great pizza showdown: In search of the best pies in the Twin Cities

Two food writers, three months, seven pizza categories and so many opinions.
Eat & Drink
April 13, 2023
A range of dishes from India Spice House. Jon Cheng, Special to the Star Tribune

Our critic's quest for the best Indian food in the Twin Cities area

Spoiler alert: It's all in the suburbs.
Eat & Drink
May 31, 2023
Blondette’s dining room is sheltered by a retractable glass ceiling and there’s a terrace that feels like a city oasis.

13 fresh patios in the Twin Cities area to savor this summer

Where to find new rooftops, sidewalks and bistro-lit patios for al fresco dining.
Eat & Drink
June 8, 2023
The Reuben at Kramarczuk's. Jon Cheng, Star Tribune

Our critic picks his 4 favorite delis in the Twin Cities area

They are all very different from one another, and all redefine what modern delis can be.
Eat & Drink
July 19, 2023
Forgotten Star Brewing Co. was among the medal winners at the U.S. Open Beer Championship.

5 Minnesota breweries bring home hardware at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Plus: More than 100 local breweries gearing up for All Pints North.
Taste
June 28, 2023

20 Twin Cities markets that changed the way we shop

From lutefisk and grab-and-go bành mí to perusing culinary treasures, these local storefronts reflect Minnesota's past and future.
July 11, 2023
These are the 34 new Minnesota State Fair foods for 2023

These are the 34 new Minnesota State Fair foods for 2023

The official new foods of the 2023 Minnesota State Fair are here. New options include pickles, cheese curd-stuffed pretzels, birthday cake doughnuts and even a little lutefisk.
Taste
July 13, 2023
The summer season fleeting beef wonder at Dream Creamery.

The 13 burgers of summer in the Twin Cities and beyond

New restaurants mean new burgers. Plus, some of the Taste team's perennial favorites with a summer twist.
Eat & Drink
July 26, 2023
Blueberry pancakes from Al’s Breakfast in Minneapolis.

The best diner in Minnesota? Reader's Digest says it's Al's Breakfast

They are correct.