A pan of ham and cheese sliders, topped with sesame seeds and poppy seeds, with a single slider served on a plate and a bowl of sesame seeds on the si

A bite of nostalgia, in the form of ham and cheese sliders

Whether feeding a crowd or just each other, these simple sandwiches hit the spot.

Bachelor Farmer alumni to bring French-inspired burgers and cocktails to Linden Hills

June 18
Bachelor Farmer chef Jonathan Gans in the dining room.

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

June 13
Fit Foodie Finds' Linley Hanson, Emily Richter and Lee Funke helped bring Hodgepodge food truck to Forgotten Star Brewing in Fridley.
A partnership between the food blog Fit Foodie Finds and Forgotten Star aims to change the way we eat at breweries.
Eat & Drink
June 20
Mild-flavored halibut at Meritage in St. Paul is the right foil for a bounty of vegetables.

5 dishes from Twin Cities restaurants that will get you hooked on fish

Call him a fish out of water. Our island-born restaurant critic can't stop thinking about these fish dishes.
Taste
June 19
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Berry season is here: Where to pick your own berries

Strawberries are ready, and it won't be long before blueberries and raspberries will be ripe for the picking.
Taste
June 19
Estelle Alexander enjoys some sweet corn while at the Taste of Minnesota Sunday.

Come meet the Taste team at the Taste of Minnesota

We'll have a smorgasbord of activities waiting for you at the Star Tribune booth.
Recipes
June 19
Sheet Pan Honey-Miso Glazed Halibut and Asparagus is a quick weeknight meal but worthy of a special occasion, too.

Why miso is an essential cooking powerhouse

Use the traditional Japanese paste in this recipe for sweet-savory halibut and asparagus.
Eat & Drink
June 19
Lyla Abukhodair, co-owner of Falastin, Duluth’s first Palestinian restaurant, poses with her co-owner Sam Miller at their newly-opened storefront on

Duluth's first Palestinian market and deli aims to humanize the headlines

The new restaurant Falastin offers a taste of the country's culture with family recipes, deli bites and a market.
Eat & Drink
June 19
Restaurant-goers dine with views of Lake Superior in an enclosed solarium perched above the Lakewalk at Va Bene Caffe in Duluth on Sunday.

Where to eat and drink in Duluth right now

Stunning views of the lake, quirky undersung gems and tall scoops of cool ice cream. This is your summer 2024 to-do list when visiting the city by the lake.
Variety
June 17
The Muni bar in Rogers will close later this year, making way for a Craft & Crew restaurant.

Craft & Crew restaurant group is buying Rogers' Muni bar

The fast-growing northwest suburb's Muni bar will close later this year to make room for a new restaurant with a dog-friendly patio.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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.
Taste
June 12
Father's Day is one of the most popular grilling days of the year.

3 new grilling recipes just in time for Father's Day

Shake up your backyard barbecue routine with marinated shrimp, charred bok choy salad and grilled plum dessert.
Recipes
June 12
A bowl of pasta salad made with spaghetti noodles, roasted cherry tomatoes and chickpeas, flavored with a tahini dressing.

Kick off pasta salad season with this Middle Eastern-flavored recipe

Spaghetti noodles tossed with roasted vegetables and a creamy tahini dressing make a bold salad statement.
TV & Media
June 12
Rusty Sabich (Jake Gyllenhaal) pleads his case in the TV series "Presumed Innocent."

TV review: 'Presumed Innocent' is guilty of being wildly different from the movie

Jake Gyllenhaal fills in for Harrison Ford in the limited Apple TV+ series.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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.
Recipes
June 11
Three chilled glasses filled with blueberry-avocado smoothies.

Follow these tips for super-smooth fruit smoothies

Cool, refreshing and healthy, fruit-filled smoothies are the answer to summertime snacks and breakfasts.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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.
Eat & Drink
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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