Farmers markets in Minneapolis, St. Paul closed for weekend following protests, violence

Farmers markets in Minneapolis, St. Paul closed for weekend following protests, violence

Markets plan to resume operations next week.

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

May 30
File photo of patrons enjoying Surly Brewing's patio.
The violence over the past few nights has some in the hospitality business hesitant about opening next week.

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

May 28
Damage sustained at Town Talk Diner and Gastropub after a night of violence
Town Talk Diner and Gastropub was one of the businesses damaged Wednesday night.
Eat & Drink
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.
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.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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.
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May 15
Italian lamb sausage pizza from Lyn 65.

5 best things our restaurant critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his recent dining schedule.
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May 13
Isolation BIZingo Provided photo

At 80-plus Twin Cities restaurants, takeout includes a game of 'Isolation BIZ-ingo'

The cards for the game of bingo are handed out for free, and each game has a prize of about $200 to $300 in gift cards.
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May 8
Chicken shawarma dinner from Foxy Falafel

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.
Eat & Drink
May 7
Pull-apart monkey bread

Some of our favorite brunch recipes for celebrating Mother's Day

Celebrate the day with good food and, when necessary, social distancing.
Eat & Drink
May 7
Bottles of India Pale Ale move down the production line at Summit Brewing Co. of St. Paul.

Is trouble brewing on the Minnesota beer scene?

It's much harder now than it was 10 years ago for beer newcomers to immerse themselves in the depth and variety of the beer world.
Eat & Drink
May 6
Savory waffle at the Birchwood

15 Mother's Day takeout suggestions from our restaurant critic

Make Mom's big day easy by having someone else do the cooking. All you have to do is plan ahead, order online, make the pickup and set the table.
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May 6
After the food was gone and the last takeout orders served, chef Rory Marino comforted co-owner Sarah Schrantz on Sunday, May 3, at Muddy Waters.

Muddy Waters, Lyn-Lake bar and restaurant, closes its doors for last time

A couple hundred people came by on Sunday to stay goodbye to the Uptown Minneapolis bar and restaurant known as a "real melting pot."
Eat & Drink
May 5
Demi, chef Gavin Kaysen's North Loop newcomer, is one of 10 restaurants in the nation in the running for the James Beard Foundation's Best New Restaur

5 Minneapolis chefs and restaurants make finals for James Beard awards

This year's awards were delayed due to the coronavirus.