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June 14
Cross-section view of a sandwich with sausage and greens, in front of a park-like setting with green trees

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

Do sandwiches taste better when someone else makes them? We test that theory as we tried a fresh batch of restaurants, food trucks and farmers market stands.
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June 13
Fit Foodie Finds' Linley Hanson, Emily Richter and Lee Funke helped bring Hodgepodge food truck to Forgotten Star Brewing in Fridley.

Inside Hodgepodge, the new food truck at Fridley's Forgotten Star Brewing

A partnership between the food blog Fit Foodie Finds and Forgotten Star aims to change the way we eat at breweries.
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June 13
Everyone's welcome in the biergarten at Schell's Brewery in New Ulm.

7 ways to celebrate Father's Day at Minnesota breweries (besides drinking beer)

Meat raffles, polka music, tribute bands and even a Battle of the Dads are on tap at local beer halls Sunday.
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June 12
A rendering of 1881 by Lake Elmo Inn, the new restaurant coming to St. Paul's Union Depot.

Lake Elmo Inn will open restaurant in St. Paul's Union Depot

1881 by Lake Elmo is a nod to the year both the historic restaurant and the original train station opened.
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June 11
The Piggy Pie at Pig Ate My Pizza in Robbinsdale

Travail targets Bloomington for a new Pig Ate My Pizza

Plus, Maple Grove gets new cocktails, Midway has biscuits coming and a good dose of coffee news for the week.
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June 10
Hai Hai's Christina Nguyen accepts the Best Chef: Midwest honor at the James Beard Awards ceremony Monday in Chicago in this screen grab taken from th

Hai Hai's Christina Nguyen wins James Beard Award

The Minneapolis chef was recognized in the Best Chef: Midwest category.
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June 7
Crispy crêpes stuffed with bean sprouts are fried up to order and served with a pile of fresh herbs at Banh Sizzle's stand at the Mill City Farmers M

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

There was shrimp-stuffed bánh xèo, Italian-style brunch, pizza in a grocery store, snacks along the Mississippi and a biscuit revolution as we add food trucks and farmers markets to our weekly stops.
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June 7
National Doughnut Day and National Chocolate Ice Cream Day are both June 7, and Cardigan Donuts is celebrating at its IDS Center location.

Where to find free and discounted doughnuts on National Doughnut Day in Minnesota

From free doughnuts to special pop-ups, there will be plenty of sweet ways to start the day.
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June 6
Gavin Kaysen is named Best Chef Midwest at James Beard awards. Chef/owner of Spoon and Stable and Bellecour won at the "Oscars of the food world." He'

Meet the Minnesotans vying for a James Beard Award

The annual ceremony is Monday in Chicago, and here's what you need to know about the restaurant and chefs representing the Twin Cities.
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June 5
Toasting by a lake with two bright red cans of Strawberry Fields sour ale from Indeed Brewing.

10 sour beers to have on hand as summer heats up

From pucker-inducing and subtly sour to sweet and slushie-worthy, let these beers be your seasonal companions.
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June 5
Kara Johnson samples a sprinkle doughnut at Dutch Maid Bakery in Sauk Rapids.

This Minnesota teacher tries a new doughnut every week. Here are her 10 favorites.

We're celebrating National Doughnut Day early with a nod to Donut Odyssey, Kara Johnson's pandemic project. Three years later, she's still at it.
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June 5
Justin Sutherland's original Pearl & the Thief in Stillwater served dishes like Crawfish Bisque. The chef will revive the concept in Minneapolis later

Justin Sutherland plots Pearl & the Thief revival

Five years after he announced plans to bring the Southern eatery to Minneapolis, it's finally happening.
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June 4
Chef Justin Sutherland is bringing his Southern style to St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood.

Justin Sutherland at Golden Thyme, boozy boba in Uptown, and more restaurant news

Plus: Old World sourdough bagels coming to Grand Avenue, boozy boba in Uptown and more in this week's restaurant news.
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June 3
Chef Daniel del Prado is opening Dexter's in partnership with Carla and Spencer Jones.

Daniel del Prado to open an 'elevated' sports bar in Minneapolis

Dexter's, named after a French bulldog, is coming to 50th and France this summer.
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June 1
A picnic table with many dishes from Coastal Seafoods' cafe in Minneapolis: burgers, tacos, soft-shell crab and lobster rolls.

If these 3 restaurants aren't on your radar, they should be

Our restaurant critic is back with another installment of Twin Cities restaurant gems.
May 31
Dallas Mavericks player Luka Doncic, second from right, looks at his beer as it's being taken by team vice president Michael Finlay.

Minneapolis brewery drinks in exposure from Mavs player Luka Doncic's confiscated beer

Fulton Brewing retweeted the viral clip showing the point guard getting his Lonely Blonde swiped by his boss.
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May 30
The Double California Cheese at Lion’s Tap in Eden Prairie is among our picks for best burgers in the Twin Cities.

These are the best burgers in the Twin Cities area

From smashed to stuffed, we name a cult and classic burger in 9 burger categories.
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May 29
Pavarotti ice cream at Sebastian Joe's

Sebastian Joe's adding shop in Minneapolis, Italian spot coming to Hopkins, and more restaurant news

Plus: There are new Punjabi pizzas in Waconia, Treats is close to opening at the Mall of America, and more restaurant news.
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May 28
A wicker tray holds two pieces of tres leches cake, an almond croissant and a honeycomb bread slice. The tray is placed on a red woven banquette.

Minnesota's first Yemeni coffee cafe opens in Little Canada

Aromas of cardamom, honey, tea and coffee await at Qamaria, and fans have embraced it.
May 25
A to-go salad sits in a compostable bowl with a recyclable lid at Mother Dough in Capella Tower in Minneapolis. The restaurant recently started phasin

Black plastic and foam to-go containers are banned in Minneapolis. Restaurants are still getting up to speed.

One in 10 restaurants was out of compliance with the city's requirement for recyclable or compostable containers. The black plastic ban started Jan. 1.

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