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Taste
December 22, 2021
New to Lambrusco? “Pizza Grande” is a good place to start.

Looking to branch out from hard seltzer? Food-friendly Lambrusco wine is cool again

Fans of hard seltzers should try this affordable wine, which comes in a variety of price points and levels of sweetness.
Eat & Drink
December 20, 2021
There’s one last week for gyoza from PinkU

PinKU in Minneapolis is closing after New Year's Eve blowout

Plus, stuffed turkey legs at Midtown Global and basketball fans get a food upgrade.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Heather’s staffer Alison Griffin organized takeout orders in the midst of the pandemic, providing a lifeline to the neighborhood.

6 restaurants at the heart of their Twin Cities area neighborhoods

Diners benefited from a rise of home-away-from-home restaurants across the Twin Cities area.
Taste
December 19, 2021
In late 2020, tables were spaced out and plexiglass divided dining areas at Alma.

Our best Minnesota dining experiences of 2021

From old favorites to new places, dining out had a deeper meaning after a rocky 2020. Our food writers share their best moments.
Taste
December 19, 2021
O’Shaughnessy Distillery has brought spirit to Minneapolis’ Prospect Park.

5 places changing the spirits conversation in the Twin Cities

These spots are laser-focused on specialty spirits.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Khâluna is located at 40th and Lyndale in the former old Harriet’s Inn space.

Some of the best designed Twin Cities restaurants of 2021

Design firms have upped the ante on what makes a restaurant successful.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Chef-owner Isaac Becker closed Burch earlier this year.

Saying goodbye to the Twin Cities restaurants that closed in 2021

Four-star favorites and beloved neighborhood haunts shut their doors in 2021. Closings may have slowed, but they still stung.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Shawn McKenzie worked in the kitchen at Cardamom at the Walker Art Center.

7 unstoppable Twin Cities chefs who dominated 2021

From openings, expansions and making eating at home more palatable, these 7 chefs didn't let the pandemic slow them down in 2021.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Honey and cream cake at Spoon and Stable.

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

The Taste team recounts their favorite meal of the year, from takeout to a communal spread.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Dana Thompson and Sean Sherman, co-owners of Owamni by The Sioux Chef in Minneapolis, Minn.

5 Twin Cities restaurants and chefs who survived 2020 to thrive in 2021

After a crippling 2020, these restaurants and makers forged ahead, only to re-emerge.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Owamni is the Star Tribune's 2021 Restaurant of the Year

Owamni is the Star Tribune's 2021 Restaurant of the Year

Chef Sean Sherman has worked tirelessly to reclaim Indigenous cuisine.
Taste
December 17, 2021
Pappardelle with mushroom bolognese at All Saints.

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

Our food writers share the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
Taste
December 16, 2021
Chef Joanna Biessener’s Jojo & Co. is one of the Twin Cities-area bakeries offering holiday cookie plates.

14 places to get a holiday cookie plate in the Twin Cities area

Let someone else do the baking this year.
Taste
December 15, 2021
An array of gift options for the food (and drink) lover in your life.

25 local gifts for Twin Cities food lovers this holiday season

From coffee and cocktail kits to Juicy Lucy kits and oyster art, there are plenty of ideas from local businesses for nearly everyone on your list.
Taste
December 15, 2021
Carpet and wood paneling were installed at the new Creekside Supper Club & Lounge to make it cozier.

Wisconsin-style supper club opening Dec. 29 in south Minneapolis

The Creekside will aim to re-create the authentic supper club experience.
Eat & Drink
December 15, 2021
Crawdads are tossed in a house-made cornmeal batter before being fried and stuffed into a giant sandwich.

Mr. Paul's Po' Boys and Jams brings stuffed sandwiches to Edina

The sandwich shop, an offshoot of the supper club, is now open.
Eat & Drink
December 15, 2021
Augustine’s in St. Paul has closed.

St. Paul bistro Augustine's has closed, only 6 months after relaunch

What had been a pub and bakery reopened mid-pandemic as a French restaurant. It closed Thanksgiving weekend.
Eat & Drink
December 14, 2021
Inside the newest Yum Kitchen and Bakery in St. Paul.

Suburban darling Yum Kitchen and Bakery now open in St. Paul

Patticakes, a year-round patio, bubbly and more has come to Snelling Avenue.
Eat & Drink
December 14, 2021
The former Sassy Spoon space is going to become the new home of Asa’s Bakery.

Bagel-maker Asa's Bakery is moving into the former Sassy Spoon in south Minneapolis

Baker/owner Asa Diebolt plans to open in the new location in mid- to late-January.
Eat & Drink
December 10, 2021
Smoked whitefish smörgåsar at Fika.

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

Our food writers share the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.