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11 tasty holiday gift baskets for the food lover in your life

These food and drink gift baskets highlight Minnesota makers.

3 sauces and a soup that will revamp your Thanksgiving leftovers

November 27
A trio of sauces help dress up leftovers, but you'll want to keep them on hand year-round.
Make the most of your leftovers with sauces that are good any time of year.

Italian soup makes good use of leftover turkey

November 25
Italian Wedding Soup is the perfect way to use leftover turkey.
But you'll want to make this hearty soup all winter long.
Eat & Drink
6:53pm
The dining room at Grand Cafe. Chef Jamie Malone will continue to offer meal kits through her other restaurant, Eastside.

Widely acclaimed Grand Cafe in south Minneapolis has closed

The lauded restaurant served its last dinner on site on Nov. 14 but still offers meal kits.
Eat & Drink
3:50pm
Chef Justin Sutherland during a 2019 “Top Chef” viewing party at his Handsome Hog restaurant in St. Paul.

'Top Chef' contestant's St. Paul restaurant Handsome Hog closing temporarily

Chef Justin Sutherland announced the restaurant would 'take a break' until indoor dining can resume.
Magazine
November 27
Helgolander, Dampfwerk’s herbal liqueur, makes an appearance in a Bitter Guiseppe.

These 3 locally made herbal liqueurs harness plants and spices to warm you up

Space heaters and thick sweaters aren’t the only ways to warm up. Try another route with a throat-tingling herbal liqueur. These complex elixirs are best…
Variety
November 27
Be a food tourist without leaving your dining room table

Be a food tourist without leaving your dining room table

A growing number of restaurants and bakeries are bringing a taste of home right to your front door.
Eat & Drink
November 25
Mississippi Market locations are open from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

These Twin Cities supermarkets are open on Thanksgiving

(Truly) last minute shopping for Turkey Day essentials? You're covered.
Variety
November 25
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Making Thanksgiving dinner for 2-4? Try this sheet-pan dinner

Here's a no-fuss way to make Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and none of the hassle.
Eat & Drink
November 25
Revival's southern fried chicken is headed to St. Louis Park.

Revival's top-rated fried chicken is coming to St. Louis Park

The Southern-style restaurant is set to open in the Texa-Tonka shopping center in April.
Taste
November 25
Sharyn Jackson • Star Tribune Borscht and Pierogis from Veselka diner in New York.

Want to order food from other cities? Here are 10 to try

Cross-country tastesIf you want to try tastes from other cities, here are 10 ideas.Pierogies and borscht Veselka, New York CityOrder: goldbelly.com/veselkaGooey butter cakePark…
Eat & Drink
November 24
Apple Cardamom Pecan Star Cookies by baker Jana Freiband were winners in 2015. This year will mark the 18th annual Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest

Join us for a Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest virtual cookie exchange

We'll gather online on Thursday, Dec. 3 to celebrate the Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest and this year's winners.
Chino Latino had been in decline for several years, said its co-founder, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s kill
Eat & Drink
Restaurant roll call: Even amid closings, new restaurants are springing to life
updated 23 hours 1 mins. ago
What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Variety
November 23
Chef Thomas Boemer, left, with restaurant consultant Pat Weber in front of Boemer’s Lang barbecue smoker at an event.

Revival chef recovers 2-ton smoker: 'I couldn't believe it'

The custom-built smoker is Thomas Boemer's "most prized possession."
Variety
November 23
Dogwood Coffee founder Dan Anderson, left, helped Houston White with his efforts to launch The Get Down Coffee Co. in north Minneapolis.

The Get Down, a new black-owned coffee shop to open in north Minneapolis

Houston White has big plans for his brand, thanks to a little help from a friend.
Magazine
November 23
CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com Here’s the Deal Spice Co. has a mix of spice blends, including Togarashi.

Twin Cities company Here's the Deal spices things up with its blends

From Togarashi to a BBQ rib rub, this local spice company has you covered.
Variety
November 23
Gravy takes the starring role in a Thanksgiving meal.

Taste: Have a tasty Thanksgiving

Let our Taste experts show you how to make the most of your Thanksgiving meal.
Magazine
November 23
These giant rolls can come from your oven, too; the bakery makes them frozen to order.

Need a pick-me-up? Isles Bun & Coffee provides a sweet start to mornings

For 27 years, the intensely fragrant Isles Bun & Coffee has been turning out a seemingly endless supply of enormous, cinnamon-laced sweet buns,…
Eat & Drink
November 21
Pear, Gorgonzola and pine nut pizza at Boludo

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
November 20
Put Thanksgiving dinner on the table the easy way with takeout from local restaurants.

It's not too late to make Thanksgiving takeout plans

Decided you don't want to cook after all? Here are a handful of places you can turn to for help. Afton House Inn Dinner includes…
Eat & Drink
November 19
Provided Pies from Tara Coleman of Hot Hands

7 Minnesota pastry chefs teach you how to make the perfect pie

No need to fear: Experts are here to help make sure your Thanksgiving pie is a hit, not a miss.
Eat & Drink
November 18
Fireside Sangria from “Winter Drinks.”

Toast the holidays with these 5 festive cocktails you can make at home

These easily scalable cocktails will set a festive mood.
Eat & Drink
November 18
Root Vegetable Tian from “Open Kitchen” by Susan Spungen (Avery, 2020).

Four vegetable-centric recipes for the Thanksgiving table

These recipes will make vegetables shine at Thanksgiving (and all winter long).
Eat & Drink
November 18
Dressing or stuffing: It doesn't matter what you call it, it's delicious.

Here's a stuffing recipe that you'll be making for many Thanksgiving dinners to come

This easy-to-prepare standard has a proud place on the Thanksgiving menu for a reason: It's delicious.

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