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Learn how to smoke fish, turn leftover smoked ham into meatballs and make the famous Cajun Finn sandwich as the North Shore staple celebrates 25 years — and a move.
Two confections from St. Croix Chocolate Co. took home silver and bronze awards at the world's largest craft chocolate competition.
The subterranean bars at Billy After Dark, Flora Room and Maison Margaux are nothing like their upper-level counterparts.
Among this week's highlights: The sandwich we're still craving, an unbeatable lunch deal, chicken perfection, biscuits at an all-day cafe and a special menu we hope see again.
The new location — the first to open in 15 years — is coming to the soon-to-be-rebranded Best Western Nicollet Inn in April 2024.
Stellar sandwiches with Be'Wiched roots, a soup you'll want to have all winter, a new place for crêpes, heirloom tomatoes as art and a classic French appetizer.
St. Croix Chocolate Company's Robyn Dochterman left journalism to master the art of chocolate. Now her edible masterpieces are winning both hearts and awards.
Dial up chefs including Mike DeCamp, Jorge Guzmán and more as they dispense advice ahead of the big day. But plan ahead: It's Nov. 16.
Cozying up to cardamom spinners, hometown boba and dumplings, playing shishito pepper roulette, and a newfound breakfast favorite are among the week's best bites.
The new pop-up restaurant serves up nostalgia, positivity and Instagram moments on top of beach-inspired food, cocktails, mocktails and desserts.
A new location for stunning pastries and a bowl of pozole to warm the soul. Plus: a spot of tea, a top-notch veggie burger and why a pumpkin pie-cheesecake combo is a fine lunch.
Past and present test-kitchen workers gathered to celebrate America's First Lady of Food at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley.
On our most recent dining itineraries there's sweet (doughnuts and wild rice pudding), comforting (burgers and wings) and a new obsession with Australian hand pies.
Plus: Brasa now open in Hopkins, Pimento Kitchen is ready for its Bde Maka Ska launch, and more restaurant openings and closings around the Twin Cities.
Breva opens next week and will serve a New American menu with some local influences. Just don't ask for ranch.
From Scandia to Stockholm, a surprising number of new waterside eats have sprung up along Minnesota's border.
As travel season picks up, we toured the airport to see what's changed on the food scene and gather tips for foodies on how to make the most of airport dining.
From doughnuts to biscuits to cookies to fruit tarts, we ate our way through as many Twin Cities bakeries as possible to come up with this list of fresh-baked icons.
Adam Ritter and Jeanie Janas's Bûcheron will take over the former Revival/Corner Table on Nicollet Avenue.
From spicy hand-pulled noodles and an iconic cashew chicken salad sandwich to hand pies, blueberry Danishes and sliders with a view, it was a week of delicious comfort.
Chilango will serve "Mex-Tex" at the Beach Club Residences on Bde Maka Ska.
Plus: Shakopee House and Red Sauce Rebellion close, Yum expands, a new Northeast bar and Malibu Barbie Cafe tickets on sale.
Sushi sandos, new cocktails, a chicken dinner for the rotation and a little bit of heaven found in chips and salsa and Italian bread and dipping sauce.
Tim McKee reaches into his deep knowledge of Japanese and Italian food for the limited-time Itameshi Omakase.
Revisiting the Band Box Diner (hooray!), plus breakfast sandwiches, ice cream for breakfast, angelic treats and a new-to-us place for Mediterranean food.
Fall is ushering in creative, robust flavors as savory drinks become more mainstream.
The steakhouse in the former Bachelor Farmer embraces the chef's Argentinian and Italian roots.
The local owners of nine — soon to be 10 — Chatime tea shops are rebranding their boba empire as Niko Niko Boba.
The iconic diner had been closed since March 2020.
To celebrate the upcoming National Cheeseburger Day, we set out to try some new burgers at both recently opened restaurants and old favorites, and were not disappointed.
The new volumes celebrate noshing, Shabbat and Roman Jewish food.
These warm-weather destinations will help thoughts of snow melt away.
As one trailblazing Minneapolis craft brewer closes its taproom, a long-awaited Hmong restaurant finally finds its home.
But it's not the end of the beer or the brand.
Savoring the last of summer with BLTs, elote pizza and strawberries and cream, while ushering in the cooler weather with spicy rice and supper clubs.
Where you can quench your thirst during the scorching closing weekend of the Minnesota State Fair.
Minnesota Dairy Lab and A to Z Creamery have joined forces with longtime fair vendors to reach creamy new heights.
We don't stop at the "official" list of new foods. If there's something new to eat at the fair, we tried it.
From pickle everything to lutefisk to limeade and lemonade, our food writers spent Day One of the Minnesota State Fair trying all the new foods.
Baba's Hummus House and the cosmic dive bar Fool Me Once are worlds apart, but both should be on your radar.
Wrecktangle and First Avenue teamed up to open a restaurant next to the Palace Theatre in St. Paul. It opens next week.
From fudge and paletas to lemonade and tacos, food vendors are harnessing their sour power.
Blackened catfish, sweet corn soup, farmers market inspired pasta and more.
The 37-year-old apple stand tapped the Instagram-viral ice cream maker to make apple crisp ice cream.
We had ice cream for breakfast, took road trips to lake country and a local winery and still made room for BLTs and tacos.
Marjorie Johnson isn't ready to stop baking — or competing: "I really, really want to win a ribbon."
Larry and Richard D'Amico are no strangers to serving celebrities, but they don't dish and tell.
Plus more restaurant openings as summer shows no signs of slowing down.
What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
There were fancy nuggets and pastries, a new discovery, pickle power and a breakfast with staying power.
Psycho Suzi's opened in 2003 in a former A&W, and moved to its waterfront location in 2010.
The vegan, THC-focused restaurant offers a slate of mood-enhancing beverages and tinctures.
The farm-driven restaurant opened in the 1970s, when "organic and natural was a little weird in the Midwest."
Plus other restaurant openings, closings and events.
Beet salad and filet mignon were on the menu for the "Poker Face" singer.
This week we kept cool with ceviche, spring rolls, a smoothie bowl, beach-ready shrimp and, of course, ice cream.
Start the day off right with these sandwiches, from sturdy to showstopping: These are the egg sandwiches we love in the metro area.
They are correct.
So much to love this week: pizza made in a bus, more burgers and chicken tenders, elevated bar food and a dessert that's a work of art.
The restaurant known for its cuisine and charismatic chef-owner Tammy Wong was one of the last pandemic holdouts.
Foxy Falafel and Ngon Bistro are saying goodbye after 11- and 16-year runs, respectively.
Sealed in a doughnut, between two cookies, in a shake or on a stick, here's the scoop on the area's best portable summer treats.
On our menus this week: An unforgettable ramen, sweets, fruit-infused breakfast and drinks and a massive pretzel with cheese.
The next hot place to get burgers? A random person's backyard.
New restaurants mean new burgers. Plus, some of the Taste team's perennial favorites with a summer twist.
Twin Cities bars are making the gin and tonic a refreshing summer cocktail with endless possibilities
Local bars are getting creative by mixing and matching gins with house-made tonics.
The colorful new taco and burrito spot comes from the founder of Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.
The kitchen, training center and market are devoted to showcasing Native foodways and products.
Classic breakfast fare, tiki drinks, ice cream, Korean barbecue and the combo to end all combos: French fries and champagne.
Startup Mogi Bagel is satisfying East Coast bagel cravings across the Twin Cities.
From lutefisk and grab-and-go bành mí to perusing culinary treasures, these local storefronts reflect Minnesota's past and future.
And most important: Popovers are back.
The past week was powered by Swiftie cupcakes, proper bagels, a wood-fired meal along the St. Croix, a new buzzy bakery and a light summer soufflé.
Restaurants and bars to pair with every era.