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January 8
Rick Nelson • Star TribuneCinnamon roll at Red Bench Bakery in Excelsior.

5 best things our food critic ate this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
January 8
ProvidedNorthern Fires Pizza now has a brick-and-mortar location.

Check out these 4 new Twin Cities restaurants

BrasaIt's the third location for chef/owner Alex Roberts' popular ode to rotisserie chicken, slow-roasted pork, fried catfish, the city's best cornbread, Cheddar-infused grits and other…
Eat & Drink
January 6
Rick Nelson • Star TribuneWhat is currently Christo's in Minnetonka is going to become Duke's on Seven.

Christos in Minnetonka is closing, but another restaurant will take its place

The longtime Greek restaurant will close Jan. 10, but its Eat Street location is staying open. Craft & Crew is buying the property and converting it to Duke's on 7.
Variety
January 1
Chef Ann Kim of Young Joni photographed at her new restaurant under construction in Uptown Sooki & Mimi.   ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune

12 things we hope to see from the food and drink scene in 2021

From promising debuts and comebacks to the downtown Minneapolis Dayton's Project, our fingers are firmly crossed.
Eat & Drink
December 30, 2020
Trend forecasters predict that chickpeas will have a moment, going beyond hummus to desserts (like these cookies) and tortillas.

Trend forecasters predict changes in restaurants and 'flexitarian' diets

Many trend forecasters are focusing on the big picture.
Coronavirus
December 28, 2020
94 Twin Cities restaurants that closed in 2020

94 Twin Cities restaurants that closed in 2020

Pandemic, riots devastated the food-and-drink scene in the Twin Cities this year.
Variety
December 22, 2020
Izzy’s Ice Cream’s first location, in St. Paul.

The old St. Paul Izzy's will see new life as Nellie's, an ice cream sandwich shop

Look for a spring opening of Nellie's Ice Cream.
Variety
December 22, 2020
New Year’s Eve steak dinner from the Lexington.

25 Twin Cities restaurants offering takeout meals for New Year's Eve

Add some champagne to your order and count down to 2021 — finally — in style.
Variety
December 22, 2020
While restaurants increasingly rely on apps to facilitate ordering and delivery, such as GrubHub, fees have become a sticking point. Some restaurants

In relief for restaurants, Minneapolis caps delivery app fees at 15%

The 15% cap on fees, which takes effect Wednesday, will help restaurants that have turned to takeout and delivery to survive under coronavirus restrictions.
Eat & Drink
December 21, 2020
Amy Coppersmith

These Norway House gingerbread village pictures will put you in the holiday spirit

We can't visit in person this year, but the Gingerbread Wonderland has a big online presence.
Variety
December 18, 2020
Christmas cookie platter from the Czech Baker.

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

Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2020
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2020
Provided by Landry’s Christmas dinner from The Oceanaire.

Where to get Christmas takeout meals in the Twin Cities

Updated: Let someone else do the cooking during this holiday season, and order a Christmas lunch, dinner, brunch or fixings at these Twin Cities restaurants.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2020

'Unfathomable' loss: Reflecting on Twin Cities restaurants we lost in 2020

From four-star restaurants to skyway favorites, the staggering losses have taken a toll.
Variety
December 18, 2020
Star Tribune file The Grand Ole Creamery in St. Paul has been a popular ice-cream spot since opening in 1984. Here, people celebrate the Fourth of Jul

Grand Ole Creamery launches online fundraiser to keep its ice cream business afloat

The ice-cream institution is not alone in hoping customers will rally in support.
Variety
December 16, 2020
Sharyn Jackson’s culinary travels started in Paris, eating pastries like this with Patisserie 46’s John Kraus.

From profound to seemingly normal, 2020's meals will never be forgotten

The year began with pastries in Paris, but on the way home it was clear that change was coming.
Variety
December 16, 2020
Young Joni remains idle, but chef/owner Ann Kim is selling par-baked pizzas and jarred kimchi to help fill the void.

6 Twin Cities food industry leaders sum up the year that was 2020

From multiple reinventions to becoming part of the gig economy, six industry veterans share how the pandemic has changed their worlds.The year of the pivotRobb…
Eat & Drink
December 16, 2020
A funghi pizza emerged from the wood fired oven at Rosalia.   ]  JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Chef Daniel Dell Prado has opened a piz

12 notable Twin Cities area restaurant openings in 2020

Opened or reopened in 2020, these 12 restaurants have already had an impressive impact on the habits of Twin Cities diners.
Variety
December 11, 2020
Family taco box with nixtamal tacos at Nico’s Taco and Tequila Bar in Minneapolis.

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

Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Variety
December 11, 2020
Mariah Carey

Sweet, sweet fantasy: Mariah Carey's cookies are now being delivered in the Twin Cities

Get Mimi's Mix Box and other cookie packs delivered to your door.