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October 29
Joan Siegel in 1984 in Loring Park after a “leisurely lunch” at the 510.

Influential critic helped turn page on Twin Cities culinary landscape in '80s

Forty years ago, local restaurant critic Joan Siegel embarked on a fascinating, turbulent, entertaining and influential four-year run.
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October 29
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October 29
A worker removed supplies from Hennepin Avenue's Chino Latino, which closed this week after a 20-year run.

6 latest Twin Cities restaurant closings, plus a few 'hibernations'

There are more changes on the horizon for the local dining scene as restaurants ponder their next move.
Eat & Drink
October 27
Chef Mike Brown makes a smoky effect for the dessert course at Travail's new multi-course tasting dinner, A New Hope.

21 new and soon-to-open restaurants in the Twin Cities

New restaurants, breweries, drive-throughs, residencies, ghost kitchens, pop-ups, and even a barbershop-turned-coffeeshop take a gamble on pandemic-era dining in the Twin Cities.
Eat & Drink
October 27
Chino Latino had been in decline for several years, said its co-founder, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s kill

Restaurant roll call: Even amid closings, new restaurants are springing to life

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Eat & Drink
October 26
Northern Fires Pizza is making the leap from farmers market stand to brick-and-mortar restaurant at 42nd Street and Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

First-rate farmers market pizzeria is finally getting a permanent home

Northern Fires Pizza will be landing at Cedar and 42nd in south Minneapolis in early November.
Eat & Drink
October 23
Porchetta sandwich and dill pickle chips from Lake City Sandwiches.

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
October 21
The ASI’s traditional lutfisk dinner will be served drive-through style this year.

Drive-through lutefisk? A Minnesota tradition gets a pandemic twist

The American Swedish Institute has your holiday meal covered.
Eat & Drink
October 21
Karyn Tomlinson is taking her talent to St. Paul, where she'll open Myriel in the former Bar Brigade on Cleveland Avenue.

Award-winning chef opening new restaurant named for 'Les Miz' character in St. Paul

Until Myriel opens later this year, the kitchen will operate a one-day-a-week takeout operation.
Eat & Drink
October 21
Famous Dave's made a deal with another restaurant chain to increase takeout/delivery options.

Famous Dave's creating 'ghost kitchens,' dual concept through Johnny Carino's deal

Agreement allows chain to open kitchens or sites with Johnny Carino's.
Eat & Drink
October 16
Rick Nelson • Star TribuneRuth Bader Ginsburg Cookies at PJ Murphy’s Bakery.

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
October 16
Potter Kevin Caufield of Caufield Clay Works is making beautiful tableware for Twin Cities restaurants.

St. Paul artist creates custom dinnerware for local restaurants

Potter Kevin Caufield adds color and warmth to the table.
Eat & Drink
October 15
Rick Nelson • Star Tribune Make the most of late-season tomatoes with a homemade tart.

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
October 14
A rendering of the Washington Avenue space that will become Schram Vineyards’ second location.

Waconia's Schram Vineyards expanding to North Loop

There’s no stopping Aaron and Ashley Schram now, thanks in no small part to the Itasca grape. After just seven years, their Waconia winery is…
Eat & Drink
October 14
Smack Shack’s patio in the North Loop will have permanent heaters installed.

12 extra-warm patios for fall outdoor dining in the Twin Cities

As the weather cools, don't give up on outdoor dining. Here are a dozen restaurant patios that have you covered.
Eat & Drink
October 9
Chino Latino opened in Uptown in 2000. Provided

Diner's journal: Happy birthday to these restaurants

Maria’s Cafe Twenty years ago, María Hoyos relaunched her friendly breakfast-and-lunch cafe in this then-new location, supplementing her native Colombian cooking with a bevy of…
Eat & Drink
October 8
Tacos from the new takeout-only concept Yeah Yeah Taco.

Eat Street sandwich shop Zettas spins off taco takeout business, Yeah Yeah Taco

Zettas co-owner Paige Alexander didn't see Yeah Yeah Taco — or its success — coming.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile will be in the Twin Cities metro area for two glorious weeks.

For two glorious weeks, the Wienermobile will be in Minnesota — and here's where to find it

Just don't expect the opportunity to purchase an Oscar Mayer all-beef wiener, Smokies or even a Cheese Dog.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Moonflower Pizza operates evenings in the alley behind The French Hen Cafe in St. Paul.

'Ghost kitchens' might be next frontier in Twin Cities dining

Restaurants are leveraging their kitchens to launch separate, takeout-only brands.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Richard Vines • Bloomberg Learn to cook shrimp and grits with chef Marcus Samuelsson, an honorary Minnesotan.

3 virtual food events with top Twin Cities chefs coming up soon

Cook "with" Marcus Samuelsson and Gavin Kaysen; let Jamie Malone cook for you.

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