The Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis welcomed customers on the day indoor dining returned to Minnesota’s restaurants.

Twin Cities chefs react to having indoor dining back on the table

All agree it's a step in the right direction.

4 warm drinks for cold days, with or without a buzz

January 13
Mulled Cider from “Very Merry Cocktails.”  For a kick, try adding bourbon.
These hot cocktails will take care of winter's chill — with or without alcohol.

Golden Fig founder has the golden touch at St. Paul specialty foods shop

January 8
Laurie Crowell, who’s celebrating 25 years in the food business, most of them as the owner of the Golden Fig, which has been championing local and a
Laurie Crowell's foray into local and seasonal specialty foods wasn't intentional, but 25 years later she's one of its fiercest advocates.
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Pork pies at Kieran’s Kitchen Northeast.

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.
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 Lemony Chicken and Artichoke Pasta, from “Living Life Deliciously,” by Tara “Teaspoon” Bench (2020, Shadow Mountain).

Sunday supper: Lemony Chicken and Charred Artichoke Pasta

Lemony Chicken and Charred-Artichoke PastaServes 4 to 6.Note: Make your own roast chicken or pick up a rotisserie chicken. You'll only need a small portion…
Taste
January 15
Kimchi from Pizzeria Lola.

Stock your fridge and pantry with these 12 products made by Twin Cities restaurants

Many food and drink makers turned to retail to boost pandemic sales.
Variety
January 15
Rick Nelson • Star TribuneTurkish Bagel at Cafe Ceres in Minneapolis.

11 places to get your bagel fix in the Twin Cities for National Bagel Day

Go ahead, start your bagel bucket list.
Taste
January 13
Mette Nielsen • Special to the Star TribuneRed Flannel Hash is a quick fix for any meal of the day.

Hash is a quick fix any time of day

This egg-topped vegetable medley is a quick fix when time and the pantry are running low.
Taste
January 13
Meredith Deeds • Special to the StarTribuneChicken Posole provides warmth all winter long.

Hominy has starring role in pozole

Paired with chicken and chiles, it makes a warm, memorable meal.
Coronavirus
January 11
Mark Berman walked back to his North Loop home with a pizza and salad from Black Sheep in May. “I would not go to any place that offers in house din

Bars, restaurants and other venues reopen today in Minnesota with restrictions

Starting Monday, bars and restaurants can reopen for in-person dining at 50% capacity with a 10 p.m. curfew. Movie theaters, bowling alleys and museums can reopen at 25%.
Eat & Drink
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…
Chicken Liver filled Paris Brest with Black Honey Glaze and Foie Gras Royale with Crème Gitanes. The Grand Cafe has closed its south Minneapolis loca
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
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.
Taste
January 6
Make a batch of Wonton Noodle Soup for now and have plenty left to freeze for later.

Wonton Noodle Soup is a satisfying way to start the new year

Homemade wonton soup gets the year off to a deliciously light start.
Taste
January 6
Graham crackers can be made with white whole wheat flour or a mix of all-purpose and whole wheat flours. King Arthur Flour

Homemade graham crackers should be your next pandemic baking project

Forget the sourdough and banana bread, homemade graham crackers are the pandemic panacea.
Taste
January 6
Carrot cake is part cake, part loaf and all delicious. Mette Nielsen • Special to the Star Tribune

Carrot cake is light, healthy and gluten-free

This version of an old favorite is gluten-free and sweet — but not too sweet.
Taste
January 6
Credit: Rick SpauldingArbeiter Brewing's taproom is spacious and modern. It’s separated into distinct sections, each with a different feel — b

Arbeiter Brewing's had a long, winding road to fruition

Arbeiter Brewing Co. faced hurdle after hurdle before finally opening last month.
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.
Taste
December 30, 2020
Boludo chef/owner Facundo Javier Defraia is opening a second location of his popular pizza and empanada restaurant.

South Minneapolis pizza and empanadas hot spot opening second location downtown

Chef/owner Facundo DeFraia is setting up shop in the former McKinney Roe in early January
Taste
December 30, 2020
Ring in the new year with champagne cocktails.

Get a Champagne education, from last-minute suggestions to easy sparkling cocktails

Learn to decipher the language of sparkling wines.
Taste
December 30, 2020
How to decipher a Champagne label

How to decipher a Champagne label

What's in a name? Labels are more than just a logo; they can offer a wealth of information about the bottle you're about to buy.…
Taste
December 30, 2020
John Kraus celebrates the Epiphany with Galette des Rois, complete with a fève tucked inside.

The Galette des Rois is a pastry fit for a king

The Galette des Rois, a 700-year-old tradition, has cultural significance and culinary magic.
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.