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September 17
Rosalia Pizza is now open in Linden Hills.

8 hot new restaurant openings in the Twin Cities

Pizza, soul rolls, hot chicken and wine and cheese are on the menu at these new restaurants.
Eat & Drink
September 15
This summer's Minnesota State Fair Food Parade sold out in hours. Now fair-food lovers will get a second chance over two long weekends in October.

State Fair Food Parade returns for another round of drive-through fair treats

The two long weekends in October are a follow-up to the summer event that turned the fairgrounds into a drive-through for the first time in history.
Eat & Drink
September 15
Chef Alex Roberts

Restaurant Alma will end indoor dining and relaunch takeout; Brasa to open new location

The move is propelled by "major financial losses" during the first half of the year, the possibility of a resurgence in COVID-19 and a projected seasonal drop in business.
Eat & Drink
September 15
A massive deck is part of the draw at the new Buck ‘54 Bar & Grill, at the ski hill in Burnsville.

Buck Hill ski resort in Burnsville hopes to be year-round dining destination

Owners hope that sunsets, green space and dinner will expand the seasons at the longtime ski and snowboard area.
Eat & Drink
September 14
The Star Tribune 2020 Frozen Pizza Bracket. ] LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.com BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Star Tribune 2020 Frozen Pizza

Minnesota Frozen Pizza Bracket 2020

Any way you slice it, Minnesotans love a frozen pizza. But which pie reigns supreme? Read on to find out.
Eat & Drink
September 14
Castle Danger pint glass on white. Provided by Castle Danger

Castle Danger repeats as Ultimate Minnesota Beer Bracket champion

For the second consecutive year, the Two Harbors brewery is crowned the winner.
Eat & Drink
September 14
Castle Danger Brewery's Castle Cream Ale. ] AARON LAVINSKY � aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com It's that time of year again. March Madness! But we're n

Castle Danger's path to the championship

The Two Harbors brewery marched to victory, culminating with a stunning defeat of Surly in the finals.
Variety
September 11
Elote, the Mexican grilled corn dish (photographed here at Valleyfair), is at the center of a controversy over the name of a new St. Paul restaurant.

New St. Paul restaurant changes name after criticism about 'cultural exploitation'

Petitioners criticized the anchor at Keg and Case Market for "cultural exploitation" of its Mexican dish moniker.
Eat & Drink
September 11
Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Ridgedale has closed

Macy's closes its Lakeshore Grill restaurants at Ridgedale and Southdale

The restaurants were a last vestige of a Twin Cities retailing legacy.
Eat & Drink
September 11
Pea tortellini from Borough.

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
September 10
HopCat on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis has closed.

Beer-centric HopCat closes in downtown Minneapolis

The Nicollet Mall restaurant and bar opened in 2017.
Eat & Drink
September 9

Celebrate the fall with Oktoberfest beers

A wide variety of brews are available in the area.
Eat & Drink
September 9
Holiday cookie contest past winners.

Attention, bakers, start your ovens for the Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest

While others think of notebooks and pencils (or Zoom and computers) post-Labor Day, we in Taste have a different focus: We’re all about the cookies.…
Eat & Drink
September 8
Expect to encounter the same line of baked goods, including croissants, pain au chocolat, kouign-amann, banana bread, cookies and crêpe cake.

Bellecour teams with Cooks for 'a bakery by day, and a cooking school by night'

The Bellecour bakery operations are moving into Cooks of Crocus Hill cooking school space in the North Loop.
Eat & Drink
September 5
The tent-covered patio at Hai Hai in northeast Minneapolis.

Take advantage of these 6 Twin Cities restaurant patios while the weather cooperates

Enjoy the rest of our summer weather on these lovely patios across the Twin Cities area.
Eat & Drink
September 5
Sweet-basil/vanilla ice cream is among the many flavors at LaLa Homemade Ice Cream. Rick Nelson

30 ways to replace those Minnesota State Fair favorite cold treats

Even without the Dairy Building, there's no shortage of cool treats for these dog days of summer.
Eat & Drink
September 4
Lobster corn dog at Smack Shack. Photo by Rick Nelson

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

Food critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
September 4
Get ready to bake some cookies.

Attention, bakers: Enter the 18th annual Star Tribune cookie contest

It's time to enter the 18th annual Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest.
Eat & Drink
September 3
Credit: Dave Hansen There's a bumper crop of apples at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Fresh apples, pies and donuts: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's AppleHouse is now open

Minnesota apples will be available by the plenty.
Coronavirus
September 3
Surly’s Minneapolis beer hall, pizza restaurant and retail complex will shut down “indefinitely” on Nov. 2, but was also closed Wednesday.

Surly to close Mpls. beer hall in November, 150 to lose jobs

The beer hall and pizzeria's final day will be Nov. 2. Owner Omar Ansari said COVID restrictions had made it unprofitable, and the closing was being planned long before employees announced they would form a union.

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