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.

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

October 21
Karyn Tomlinson is taking her talent to St. Paul, where she'll open Myriel in the former Bar Brigade on Cleveland Avenue.
Until Myriel opens later this year, the kitchen will operate a one-day-a-week takeout operation.

Ex-Bon Appétit star talks Minnesota influences, her love of dessert and what's next

October 23
Claire Saffitz’s new book, “Dessert Person,” aims to make home bakers feel more confident in the kitchen.
Made famous by her Bon Appétit video series, Claire Saffitz is ready to strike out on her own.
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.
Variety
October 23
Ma Halima is a Minneapolis “grandma” featured in Hawa Hassan’s book “In Bibi’s Kitchen.”

Somali chef Hawa Hassan tells stories of East African cuisine through the experts: grandmothers

Local "bibi" among those featured in the new cookbook.
Taste
October 23
Suugo Suqaar recipe
Reprinted with permission from In Bibi’s Kitchen by Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen,

Recipe: Suugo Suqaar (Pasta Sauce With Beef)

Suugo Suqaar (Pasta Sauce with Beef) Serves 4. Note: Italy’s colonization of southern Somalia during the 19th and 20th centuries had a lasting impact on…
Variety
October 21
Chef David Fhima will teach virtual participants how to make his mother's challah.

5 Twin Cities food events that will break up your week

Here's your chance to bake along with a chef, play trivia and chat with award-winning chefs.
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
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.
Taste
October 21
Roasted Kohlrabi and Beet Salad with Chèvre.

Pair roasted kohlrabi with beets for an earthy fall salad

Judge kohlrabi and beets by how they taste, not look.
Taste
October 21
Roasted Mushroom Risotto.

Learning to prepare risotto is worth the time

Packed with mushroom flavor, the creamy dish is easier to make than you think.
Variety
October 21
Provided by Hormel

A meat-lover's mask: Hormel is giving away bacon-scented face coverings

"Don't just eat bacon," the company's website advises. "Inhale it."
The dining room at Butcher & the Boar.
Eat & Drink
Restaurant roll call: Even amid closings, new restaurants are springing to life
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What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
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.
Variety
October 15
Researcher Colin Zumwalde snipped off a cluster of grapes during the Itasca harvest at the U’s Horticultural Research Center in Victoria.

The U's Itasca grape could put Minnesota wines on the map

A new grape with a decidedly Minnesota name is delighting local growers and vintners and starting to grab the attention of wine enthusiasts.
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.
Taste
October 14
Smoky Chicken and Black Bean Chilaquiles Casserole

Plan a weeknight fiesta with this twist on chilaquiles

Shortcuts help make traditional chilaquiles a reality on busy nights.
Taste
October 14
Rustic Apple, Shallot, and Manchego Tart.

Versatile Minnesota apples have a savory side, too

If dessert is the only thing that comes to mind during apple season, you're missing out.
Variety
October 13
Brock Kaplan/iStock • Star Tribune illustration

New cookbook celebrates Minnesota's rich food traditions

Author Patrice Johnson talks Tater Tot hot dish, wild rice, climate change and her passion for church cookbooks.
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.

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