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Sharyn Jackson

Reporter | Food and drink
Phone: 612-673-4853

Sharyn Jackson is a features reporter covering the Twin Cities' vibrant food and drink scene.


A New Jersey native, Jackson moved to Minneapolis in 2014, when she joined the Star Tribune as a general assignment features writer. She was previously a news reporter for USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and an arts writer and editor at the Village Voice in New York City. She earned a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Jackson is a leader of the Minnesota chapter of NLGJA - the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and is a Livingston Award finalist.
Recent content from Sharyn Jackson
Pulled chicken arepa from Arepa Bar

5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Star Tribune file Bellecour in Wayzata will soon become the Italian restaurant Josefina.

Former Bellecour in Wayzata will reopen as Italian restaurant and pizza takeout

Martina and Colita chef Daniel del Prado eyes spring opening for Josefina and Pizza Fina.
Sharyn Jackson • Star Tribune In-room dining experiences at the Rand Tower Hotel from Whiskey & Soda.

Twin Cities hotels get creative with cozy in-room dining experiences

In-room experiences remain a popular dining option even as restaurants reopen.
Kimchi from Pizzeria Lola.

Stock your fridge and pantry with these 12 products made by Twin Cities restaurants

Many food and drink makers turned to retail to boost pandemic sales.
Pork pies at Kieran’s Kitchen Northeast.

5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

Food writers Rick Nelson and Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Rick Nelson • Star TribuneTurkish Bagel at Cafe Ceres in Minneapolis.

11 places to get your bagel fix in the Twin Cities for National Bagel Day

Go ahead, start your bagel bucket list.
Credit: Ren FullerMulled Cider from Very Merry Cocktails (Chronicle) ORG XMIT: 190815

4 warm drinks for cold days, with or without a buzz

These hot cocktails will take care of winter's chill — with or without alcohol.
Chef Ann Kim of Young Joni photographed at her new restaurant under construction in Uptown Sooki & Mimi.   ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune

12 things we hope to see from the food and drink scene in 2021

From promising debuts and comebacks to the downtown Minneapolis Dayton's Project, our fingers are firmly crossed.
94 Twin Cities restaurants that closed in 2020

94 Twin Cities restaurants that closed in 2020

Pandemic, riots devastated the food-and-drink scene in the Twin Cities this year.
A Gold Medal Flour postcard from 1919 depicted a winter scene in Norway.

Time travel for Christmas dinner with this 1904 Gold Medal Flour cookbook

An antique cookbook shows us what holiday meals were like at the turn of the 20th century.
Izzy’s Ice Cream’s first location, in St. Paul.

The old St. Paul Izzy's will see new life as Nellie's, an ice cream sandwich shop

Look for a spring opening of Nellie's Ice Cream.
New Year’s Eve steak dinner from the Lexington.

25 Twin Cities restaurants offering takeout meals for New Year's Eve

Add some champagne to your order and count down to 2021 — finally — in style.
While restaurants increasingly rely on apps to facilitate ordering and delivery, such as GrubHub, fees have become a sticking point. Some restaurants

In relief for restaurants, Minneapolis caps delivery app fees at 15%

The 15% cap on fees, which takes effect Wednesday, will help restaurants that have turned to takeout and delivery to survive under coronavirus restrictions.
Christmas cookie platter from the Czech Baker.

5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Star Tribune file The Grand Ole Creamery in St. Paul has been a popular ice-cream spot since opening in 1984. Here, people celebrate the Fourth of Jul

Grand Ole Creamery launches online fundraiser to keep its ice cream business afloat

The ice-cream institution is not alone in hoping customers will rally in support.
Sharyn Jackson’s culinary travels started in Paris, eating pastries like this with Patisserie 46’s John Kraus.

From profound to seemingly normal, 2020's meals will never be forgotten

The year began with pastries in Paris, but on the way home it was clear that change was coming.
Family taco box with nixtamal tacos at Nico’s Taco and Tequila Bar in Minneapolis.

5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
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Sweet, sweet fantasy: Mariah Carey's cookies are now being delivered in the Twin Cities

Get Mimi's Mix Box and other cookie packs delivered to your door.
Bebe Burger is a weekend-only burger joint.

18 recent restaurant and takeout-kitchen openings in the Twin Cities

Optimism reigns as openings remain strong.
Chicken Liver filled Paris Brest with Black Honey Glaze and Foie Gras Royale with Crème Gitanes. The Grand Cafe has closed its south Minneapolis loca

Restaurant roll call: Even amid closings, new restaurants are springing to life

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Jean-Claude Tindillier in 2019.

Jean-Claude Tindillier, French chef, dies at 87

Even at 12 years old, Jean-Claude Tindillier had a discerning palate.One weekend, he ran away from his boarding school outside Paris, trekking 10 miles back…