Doughnuts for dessert? Try Snack Bar's Crème Brûlée Doughnuts.

Our restaurant critic's 8 favorite Twin Cities area bakeries and restaurants for take-out dessert

When restaurant critic Jon Cheng doesn't want to show up empty-handed, he turns to these Twin Cities restaurants and bakeries.

Meteor's star keeps rising, waffles in Bloomington and more restaurant news

May 15
Robb Jones' Meteor Bar has been getting national and global attention.
Plus: More outdoor dining and celebrating cardamom buns.

TPT's new season of 'Relish' is back with longer episodes – and lutefisk

May 13
Chef Yia Vang tries lutefisk with Nels Thompson, who shared the Scandinavian tradition at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Now in its fifth season, host Yia Vang digs deeper into Minnesota cuisine and highlights its global influences.
Eat & Drink
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The Art Deco wonderland that is Fhima's is close enough to Target Center to enjoy a pregame happy hour.

Where to eat or drink downtown before (and after) tonight's Wolves-Mavericks game

Bring your you-know-what downtown early, and maybe stay a bit late to celebrate a win.
Local
May 22
Noe Frausto, executive chef at Emmett's Public House and Saji-Ya Sushi and Japanese Kitchen.

Irish pub? Sushi bar? Meet the Grand Avenue chef who can do it all

Noe Frausto ran Saji-Ya for years. Then the bosses asked him to add Emmett's. No problem, he says.
Eat & Drink
May 21
When Tavern on Grand closes, Russell's Bar and Grill will soon open in its place.

A new pub for St. Paul's Tavern on Grand spot, another Wuollet eviction and more restaurant news

Plus: Smoothie bowls for the North Loop and another Wuollet eviction.
Eat & Drink
May 20
An Argentinean short rib cut of beef inside Porzana.

Dear Ant: Tell Sir Charles what's up with Minneapolis' dining scene

You get him here, we'll tell ya'll where to eat. And we'll even get him to St. Paul for breakfast.
Taste
May 20
The Moroccan seafood boil is a family-style "feast" at Starling in Edina — and needs to be ordered 48 hours in advance.

First look: Starling brings a taste of global fusion to Edina

The first suburban restaurant from the group behind P.S. Steak and Butcher & the Boar has been years in the making.
Eat & Drink
May 17
The rib-eye sandwich at the Butchers Deli, a combo butcher shop-liquor store-deli in Victoria.

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

Among our best bites: Stumbling across a steak sandwich, a wine bar with top-notch boards, cocktails with a kick and a taste of nostalgia in the form of cardamom buns and fish and chips (but not together).
Eat & Drink
May 10
An upgrade on the usual breakfast sandwich from Animales Barbeque Co.: peppery, smoked pastrami, soft scrambled eggs and cheese on cheesy focaccia.

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

Devouring the menu at a new music club, barbecue for brunch, a transportive Puerto Rican favorite, a don't-miss lunchtime sushi special and celebrating morel season made for a tasty week.
Eat & Drink
May 8
Glasses of German hefeweizen beer from Kloster Andechs brewery from Belgium.

Sip these 11 wheat beers all spring and summer long

The grain makes these beers light in body yet rich in texture, making it perfect for patios, the lake — or pretty much anything.
Eat & Drink
May 8
Few pastas in the Twin Cities compare to Dario's Doppio, filled with sunchoke, ricotta, honey, hazelnuts and rosemary.

Review: New North Loop spot Dario a spectacle for talent, pasta and Instagram

Review: The restaurant has room for opportunity to grow into a premier destination in the North Loop.
Eat & Drink
May 7
Chef Sameh Wadi is scouting locations for the revival of Saffron, the groundbreaking Minneapolis restaurant he ran with his brother.

Groundbreaking Minneapolis restaurant Saffron is coming back

Chef/co-owner Sameh Wadi says he's ready to revive the critically acclaimed Middle Eastern eatery that closed in 2016.
Eat & Drink
May 7
El Sazon is adding a second stand-alone restaurant in Stillwater.

El Sazon bringing its Mexican magic to Stillwater, and more restaurant news

Plus: Minnesota's most beautiful restaurant, rapid expansion for Dave's Hot Chicken, the closing of favorite Richfield restaurant, and new coffee alert.
Eat & Drink
May 3
The Convention Grill is once again serving burgers, fries and malts.

Old new burger alert: Edina's Convention Grill is back

After a 4-year hiatus, the storied diner is once again serving burgers, malts and nostalgia. Add this to your weekend plans.
Eat & Drink
May 3
A trio of flavorful margaritas are on special at Masa & Agave in downtown Minneapolis.

10 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Twin Cities this weekend

From salsa dancing to riverside views and margaritas, there's plenty of fun to be had.
Eat & Drink
May 3
From left, Mike Hidalgo, Danny Guerrero, Angel Torres and Daniel Torres make up the Behind a Bar bartending collective that's shaking up the Minneapol

A Latin bartending collective is shaking up the way Minneapolis drinks

Behind a Bar brings together notable local bartenders to share their skills and culture while trying to make the world a better place.
Eat & Drink
May 3
Greg's a hunger crusher. Who knew Hot Cheetos were what's missing in a wrap sandwich? Find it at Wrap.

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

The new sandwich game in town, pulltabs and meat-raffle pizza, a taste of vegetable heaven, getting reacquainted with a friend and visiting the Restaurant Capital of Minnesota.
Local
May 2
Blaine will be home to metro area's second Asia Mall featuring dining, shopping and culture

Blaine will be home to metro area's second Asia Mall featuring dining, shopping and culture

Asia Village at Northtown Mall will open in 2025.
Eat & Drink
May 2
CBD-infused scones from Chez Annalise, a new Minneapolis cannabis bakery.

Minnesota's first 'cannabakery' will offer cannabis pastries

The pastries at Chez Annalise in Minneapolis are available with and without CBD.
Eat & Drink
May 1
Behind the bar at Fool Me Once in Minneapolis' Uptown is a changing neon light installation depicting a cowboy.

Lyn-Lake bar Fool Me Once abruptly closes after less than a year

Staffers say the closing of the Minneapolis bar was without notice.
Eat & Drink
May 1
The flautas on the appetizer menu are tortillas wrapped around potato before being fried crispy and served under sauce.

A first look at Chilango, Jorge Guzmán's Mex-Tex restaurant

What you need to know before visiting the James Beard-nominated chef's new restaurant overlooking Bde Maka Ska.
Taste
May 1
Local pastry chef will compete on Food Network show

This Minneapolis pastry chef is taking on Paris in the Food Network's new baking competition

It's Jeremy Intille's moment to shine, and he's spent a lifetime preparing for it.

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