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Toast the holidays with these 5 festive cocktails you can make at home

November 18
Fireside Sangria from “Winter Drinks.”
These easily scalable cocktails will set a festive mood.
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5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

November 21
Pear, Gorgonzola and pine nut pizza at Boludo
Food writers Rick Nelson and Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Variety
November 23
Chef Thomas Boemer, left, with restaurant consultant Pat Weber in front of Boemer’s Lang barbecue smoker at an event.

Revival chef recovers 2-ton smoker: 'I couldn't believe it'

The custom-built smoker is Thomas Boemer's "most prized possession."
Movies
November 23
Kevin Smith and Jason Mews of "Jay and Silent Bob" fame at a previous pop-up installment of Mooby's.

Kevin Smith's pop-up restaurant Mooby's to open in First Ave's Depot Tavern

The fictional fast-food joint from Smith's "Clerks" movies will sell takeout only Dec. 12-18.
Eat & Drink
November 19
Provided Pies from Tara Coleman of Hot Hands

7 Minnesota pastry chefs teach you how to make the perfect pie

No need to fear: Experts are here to help make sure your Thanksgiving pie is a hit, not a miss.
Eat & Drink
November 18
Root Vegetable Tian from “Open Kitchen” by Susan Spungen (Avery, 2020).

Four vegetable-centric recipes for the Thanksgiving table

These recipes will make vegetables shine at Thanksgiving (and all winter long).
Eat & Drink
November 18
Dressing or stuffing: It doesn't matter what you call it, it's delicious.

Here's a stuffing recipe that you'll be making for many Thanksgiving dinners to come

This easy-to-prepare standard has a proud place on the Thanksgiving menu for a reason: It's delicious.
Eat & Drink
November 18
At Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul, find plexiglass barriers on the skee-ball machine.

How does an arcade survive a pandemic? Twin Cities bars are adapting

How do you play pinball in the age of COVID?
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 17
A rendering of the 5th floor rooftop bar, Rand Tower Club, which will open in spring.

Downtown Mpls. getting a new rooftop dining destination

The Rand Tower Hotel and lobby bar is scheduled to open on Dec. 2. The rooftop will open in the spring.
Coronavirus
November 16
Patrons inside Blarney Pub & Grill in Dinkytown partied until the 10 p.m. closing on Friday, Nov. 13, mandated by Gov. Tim Walz in an effort to stem t

Earlier last call, but new COVID rules mostly on honor system

While some states are toughening their rhetoric and enforcement in response to a pandemic surge, Minnesota leaders said they are optimistic that a heavy-handed approach won't be necessary.
Eat & Drink
November 14
A margherita pizza emerged from the wood-fired oven at Rosalia.

Pizza takeover! 12 new (or newish) pies and slices to try in the Twin Cities

No matter how you slice it, the Twin Cities is a bona fide pizza hot spot.
Eat & Drink
November 13
Gingerbread ice cream sandwich from Kemps.

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

From ice cream sandwiches to chicken potpies, here's a rundown of our food writers' favorites from the last week.
Eat & Drink
November 13
A rendering of what Forgotten Star brewery’s outdoor area will look.

How Twin Cities breweries are preparing for winter's 'game of survivor'

Plans include shoring up outside offerings and maximizing indoor space.
Eat & Drink
November 13
Lynhall No. 3945 in Edina.

Here are 7 more Twin Cities restaurant Thanksgiving takeout and dine-in suggestions

Baldamar A classic holiday buffet in a handsome setting, with turkey, prime rib, honey-glazed ham, fried chicken, mac-and-cheese, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, a half-dozen desserts…
Eat & Drink
November 11
The Fare Game food truck, at 29th and Johnson in northeast Minneapolis.

Determined Twin Cities chef is cooking outside his not-yet-open restaurant

Jason Sawicki is cooking in the parking lot of his not-yet-open Fare Game.
Eat & Drink
November 7
Lela in Bloomington is offering a family-style holiday spread with ham, prime rib, roast turkey and side dishes.

These 7 Twin Cities restaurants are taking Thanksgiving reservations

Birch’s on the Lake All the traditional holiday favorites, served family-style. Adults $45, kids (ages 4 to 12) $22. Served 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.…
Eat & Drink
November 6
Red Table Meat Co. owner Mike Phillips offers custom curing for hogs that consumers buy directly from farmers.

Red Table Meat in Minneapolis goes whole hog and cuts out the middle man

One of the nation's top salumerias is producing tailor-made cured meat products.
Eat & Drink
November 6
Ready-to-bake croissants from Vikings & Goddesses Pie Co.

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
November 5
Peace Coffee on the skyway level of Capella Tower.

Peace Coffee is permanently closing its three downtown Minneapolis locations

The company is partnering with Wildflyer Coffee to rebrand its south Minneapolis outpost.
Eat & Drink
November 5
Chicken sandwich from Cafe Alma in Minneapolis.

Fried chicken sandwiches are booming in the Twin Cities. Here are 14 great ones

Twin Cities chefs get creative to outdo Popeyes.
Eat & Drink
November 5
D'Amico's feeds-six celebration ($195) that includes wild rice salad, sweet potatoes with brown butter, green bean casserole, smashed potatoes, sausag

25 Twin Cities restaurants serving takeout Thanksgiving dinners

Whether this year's Thanksgiving dinner is a solo meal or a group gathered around the table, consider having culinary pros do the cooking.
Eat & Drink
November 4
At Pizzeria Lola, pizza chef Bishara Sahoury slices the Lady Za Za pizza -- a kim chi based pizza made with Italian red sauce, house-made kimchi, Kore

New Pizzeria Lola frozen pizza line launches, plus more Twin Cities restaurant innovations

Staying nimble during the pandemic has been crucial for local kitchens. Here are three Twin Cities restaurants expanding their offerings.

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