Chef and restaurateur Hector Ruiz with his children, from left, Benjamin, Ena and Shawmen, at his new El Travieso Taqueria in Minnetonka.

Longtime Twin Cities chef Hector Ruiz is changing his restaurants with the times

He was named the Star Tribune's Titan of the Year in 2019. Then the pandemic hit.
Minnesota music scene faces a #MeToo reckoning led by sexual assault survivors
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Minnesota music scene faces a #MeToo reckoning led by sexual assault survivors

April 9
Survivors are leading the way as the Twin Cities music scene confronts long-standing issues of sexual assault and harassment.
Bee friendly plants at the Friends School Plant sale, which will be held in the Midway area this year instead of the Grandstand at the State Fairgroun
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Minnesotans are desperately seeking garden supplies and outdoor spaces

April 9
Looking forward to digging in the dirt and enjoying your yard? You've got lots of company.
As a special treat, Kristine Boyd made her dogs Riley, Brody and Jasper a “barkuterie” board. The fancy, eclectic treats are catching on with huma
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'Barkuterie' boards are the latest indulgence for the pampered pooch

April 9
Does your dog deserve the canine version of charcuterie? (Yes, it's a thing.)
Bud Burge, top photo, was seated inside the Garage Bar behind his home in Uptown Minneapolis. Above, he was photographed in the mirror of a rolling ta
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DIY Garage Bar in Uptown created a 'practical and versatile man cave'

April 9
Minneapolis homeowner's project made the perfect pandemic-era gathering spot.
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Has the pandemic altered your personality? Some Minnesota extroverts say it has

April 9
Social distancing and isolation have taxed extroverts and introverts, but for different reasons.
Romaine lettuce with sauce vert, pistachios and herbs at Saint Dinette.
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5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

April 9
Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
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Will former Prior Lake 'Bachelorette' return to Bachelor Nation?

April 9
An E! News source said Becca Kufrin is being courted for the seventh season of "Bachelor in Paradise."
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Cantus hits a high note in 'Fields of Wonder,' devoted to Black composers

April 9
REVIEW: Concert is devoted exclusively to Black composers.