Charred tofu topped with chili crisp and herbs is stuffed inside a fluffy bun at Abang Yoli.

The 5 best things we ate in the Twin Cities (and beyond) this week

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.

Ties Lounge and Rooftop in Minneapolis closes after less than a year

December 2
Ties co-owners Gene Sanguma, left, and Stevie Moman, far right, with Justin Sutherland prior to the opening of Northern Soul at Ties.
The Nicollet Avenue space that held several food concepts and a gorgeous rooftop is shuttered "indefinitely."

17 Twin Cities area bars and restaurants with retail spaces perfect for holiday shopping

December 1
Where it’s easy to combine getting together with friends and holiday shopping.
In the name of efficiency, dine first and shop later.
Eat & Drink
December 1
Hope Breakfast Bar owners Sarah and Brian Ingram are expanding — again.

St. Paul's Hope Breakfast Bar has big expansion plans for Twin Cities area

Purpose Restaurants will also open Spring Break near Xcel Energy Center next spring.
Eat & Drink
December 1

How to make this year's Holiday Cookie Contest winner

Here's a step by step guide to making Maple-Roasted Walnut Delights, the 2022 Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest winner. Check out all of this year's top cookies here.
Taste
December 1
The winning cookies for the 2022 Star tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: Maple-Roasted Walnut Delights, Cherry Cardamom Buttons, Grasshoppers, Gingerbrea

Cookie finder: Here's more than 100 of our best recipes to try

More than 100 recipes to use all year long.
Taste
November 30
Chef Marcus Samuelsson is also a cookbook author. This photo was included in “The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food,” published in 2

Decades after Aquavit closed, chef Marcus Samuelsson still has a soft spot for Mpls.

We talked to the famed chef ahead of his return to Minneapolis for a dinner at Spoon and Stable.
Eat & Drink
November 29
There’s a new fifth-floor restaurant at the Guthrie Theater.

Guthrie Theater opens new restaurant in time for 'A Christmas Carol'

Ovation replaces the fifth-floor buffet-style restaurant.
Variety
November 23
Giblets included.

What are turkey giblets and gizzards, and what are you supposed to do with them?

And why are they gift-wrapped in paper or plastic like something of value?
Pizza from Pieology.
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Rick Nelson gives you his take on what's on the menu — good and bad — at Twin Cities restaurants.
Eat & Drink
November 23
Red Stag Supperclub, which had a 15-year run in northeast Minneapolis, will close Dec. 31.

Red Stag Supperclub closing in northeast Minneapolis after 15 years

Dec. 31 will be the last day of service.
Eat & Drink
November 23
40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining through the years

40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining through the years

We've loved and lost, but these enduring restaurants make our cities feel like home.
Eat & Drink
November 23
St. Paul native Ralena Young has partnered with Brian Riess to open Bar Cart near Grand and Snelling next month.

Bar Cart readies to open in the former Khyber Pass on Grand Avenue

Fresh fare and top-shelf cocktails are coming courtesy of two career bartenders.
Magazine
November 23
A classic Negroni from P.S. Steak in Minneapolis.

3 Negronis at Twin Cities bars that will help you embrace the bitter and cold

The drink that offers balance, complexity and a little challenge is growing in popularity and variations.
Eat & Drink
November 22
Amalia Obermeier-Smith is Fika’s new executive chef.

Restaurant news: Borough/Parlour and Fika name new chefs

Plus: A revamped Donut Star, more tacos and no more pay-what-you-can restaurant in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
November 19
The rooftop deck at Stella’s Fish Cafe in Uptown features both upper and lower seating — and skyline views.

Uptown favorite Stella's Fish Cafe to close

Without citing a reason for closure, a longstanding Minneapolis rooftop hotspot says Nov. 26 is its last day.
Eat & Drink
November 18
The grilled chicken feast with beans, salad and rice was easily two meals for less than $15.

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

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
November 17
Salmon tiradito at Macanda photographed on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 in Wayzata, Minn. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER • renee.jones@startribune.com

Review: With Macanda in Wayzata, an empire has finally met its match

One of the latest Daniel del Prado restaurants fails to rekindle the magic that made him king.
Eat & Drink
November 17
Williams Pub in Uptown, as seen in this 1976 Star Tribune photo, has closed.

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes: 'Sadly, we must say Goodbye'

No more free spaghetti with your beer.
Taste
November 17
'Domestic Goddess' Nigella Lawson will share Minneapolis stage with chef Ann Kim

'Domestic Goddess' Nigella Lawson will share Minneapolis stage with chef Ann Kim

The cookbook author and television chef is eager to be back on the road with her latest book, "Cook, Eat, Repeat."
Eat & Drink
November 16
The restaurant at the corner of Lake Street and S. Irving Avenue in Uptown Minneapolis will stay Italian under new ownership.

Amore Uptown to become a Kim Bartmann-owned Italian restaurant

The site of Giorgio's, Amore Victoria and Amore Uptown is changing hands once again.
Eat & Drink
November 16
A pickle-flavored drink is among the creative cocktails at Arts and Rec.

Arts and Rec now open in Uptown Minneapolis

Plus: Anticipating Asia Mall, another Smack Shack and events.
Eat & Drink
November 16
Kick off the big meal with a glass of bubbly, like this one from Northeast’s newest wine shop.

Count on Twin Cities wine experts to find your perfect Thanksgiving pour

There's an array of local wine shops to suit a range of tastes and personalities.
Taste
November 16
Spread butter on a cutting board and top with honey, chile crisp and orange zest for this spicy-sweet dipper.

It's time to hop on the butter board bandwagon

All you need to make the easiest appetizer of the season is already in your fridge.

Eat and Drink

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