Dawn Hall and her daughter Sophia were Nacho Mama's first seated customers since the pandemic started. The restaurant was allowed expanded seating alo

'We want to show hope': Patios are open for dining at some Twin Cities restaurants

But the long-awaited opening date has been put on hold for many more, who are reeling from a week of unrest.

Several Twin Cities restaurants halt takeout after staffers test positive for COVID-19

June 4
Broders' Cucina Italiana in south Minneapolis
Minneapolis' Revival, Pizzeria Lola among eateries on hiatus after staffers test positive.

Without downtown office workers, Twin Cities food trucks cast a wide net for customers

June 4
Doctors lined up during the lunch hour for Pharaoh’s Gyros food truck at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
Without downtown office workers, Twin Cities food trucks cast a wide net for customers.
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Holy Land has been a fixture on Central Av. NE. since 1987.

Racist comments on social media spur Twin Cities businesses to drop Holy Land products

The posts, since deleted, were from the owner's daughter, who was on staff.
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Chef and Top Chef contestant Justin Sutherland served plates of food at his restaurant the Handsome Hog in St. Paul.

Justin Sutherland closes two St. Paul restaurants, plans to relocate Handsome Hog

He also cancels his plan to open a Minneapolis restaurant.
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Many farmers markets across the Twin Cities will reopen in the coming days.

These 27 Twin Cities farmers markets are open or will be opening in the next week

As the growing season progresses, more and more farmers markets are up and running in the metro area.
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June 2
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Amid restaurant closings, the Grocer's Table is opening Wednesday in Wayzata

Dining will be restricted to a newly-expanded patio, and Lake Minnetonka boaters can take advantage of dockside pickup.
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May 31
DoubleTree Signature Cookies really pack in chocolate and nuts.

You'll want to bake the DoubleTree Hotel's chocolate chip cookie recipe

The DoubleTree chain is sharing its chocolate chip cookie formula for the first time.
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May 30
File photo of patrons enjoying Surly Brewing's patio.

Twin Cities restaurants, MOA put off plans to reopen amid unrest over George Floyd's death

The violence over the past few nights has some in the hospitality business hesitant about opening next week.
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May 29
Dawn breaks after the second night of unrest in south Minneapolis, following the death Monday of unarmed George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody. H

'Let my building burn': Minneapolis restaurant owner responds to protests and violence

A restaurant caught in the crossfire of unrest in Minneapolis Thursday night has sent a powerful message to its followers on social media.
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May 29
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May 28
Damage sustained at Town Talk Diner and Gastropub after a night of violence

'My head is spinning': Owner of Minneapolis' Town Talk Diner assesses damage the morning after rioting

Town Talk Diner and Gastropub was one of the businesses damaged Wednesday night.
Eat & Drink
May 27
McCormick & Schmick’s, at 9th Street and Nicollet Mall, upper right, was known for its oyster happy hour.

Nicollet Mall loses national seafood restaurant McCormick & Schmick's

The restaurant held court on the corner of Nicollet Mall & 9th Street for 20 years.
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May 27
Exterior view of Sea Salt restaurant that operates in the park building at Minnehaha Falls.

Twin Cities park restaurants are reopening — with some new rules

More of the Twin Cities' waterside restaurants are opening, too.
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May 23
The cheeseburger from Feller in Stillwater is a great role model for those trying to achieve cheeseburger perfection at home.

It's grilling season, but for a better burger, use the stove

To grill or not to grill? You may want to consider the latter, if you listen to chefs.
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May 23
A popular Uptown restaurant opens curbside pop-up in former Perkins in Savage

A popular Uptown restaurant opens curbside pop-up in former Perkins in Savage

Lake & Irving expands to the southern suburb.
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May 22
Double cheeseburger from Bull’s Horn Food & Drink

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.
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May 21
Customers and former employees visited with Muddy Waters staffers on the restaurant's last night of service. It was an emotional scene at Muddy Waters

Restaurant roll call: Bar and restaurant closings continue during COVID-19 outbreak

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
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May 20
Moose & Sadie’s in the North Loop

After almost 30 years, North Loop cafe Moose & Sadie's has closed

The coronavirus crisis claims another restaurant.
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May 20
Ann Kim with her James Beard Award.

Young Joni's Ann Kim makes Martha Stewart Living cameo, shares frozen pizza dreams

The James Beard Award-winning chef is featured in the June issue.
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May 19
Bánh mì will be on the menu at the new Pho Mai in Dinkytown. (Provided)

New Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Mai, to open Thursday in Dinkytown

Pho Mai will start with takeout, with a planned opening of its dining room June 1.
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May 19
Yia Vang's Leftover Red Coconut Curry

Twin Cities chefs dig into their pantries for some easy lunch ideas

It's time to rethink the midday meal.
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May 16
Pazzaluna restaurant closes after a 21-year run in downtown St. Paul

Pazzaluna restaurant closes after a 21-year run in downtown St. Paul

The coronavirus claims another Twin Cities restaurant.