Chef Mike Brown makes a smoky effect for the dessert course at Travail's new multi-course tasting dinner, A New Hope.

21 new and soon-to-open restaurants in the Twin Cities

New restaurants, breweries, drive-throughs, residencies, ghost kitchens, pop-ups, and even a barbershop-turned-coffeeshop take a gamble on pandemic-era dining in the Twin Cities.
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The highs and lows of early Twin Cities dining scene detailed by influential critic Joan Siegel

October 28
Joan Siegel in 1984 in Loring Park after a “leisurely lunch” at the 510.
Minneapolis Star restaurant critic Joan Siegel helped turn the page on the local culinary landscape.

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

October 23
Ma Halima is a Minneapolis “grandma” featured in Hawa Hassan’s book “In Bibi’s Kitchen.”
Local "bibi" among those featured in the new cookbook.
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October 28
A worker removed supplies from Hennepin Avenue's Chino Latino, which closed this week after a 20-year run.

6 latest Twin Cities restaurant closings, plus a few 'hibernations' and last call for Surly

Some hoping for a spring return.
Taste
October 28
Serve roasted cauliflower steaks with cherry tomato salsa.

Cauliflower raises the mealtime steaks

Its heft makes it the perfect meatless base for just about anything.
Taste
October 28
Maple Roasted Apple, Bacon and Pecan Flatbread puts a Minnesota spin on a European flatbread.

Apples put a Minnesota twist on traditional European flatbread

Roasted apples, bacon and plenty of cheese highlight local flavors.
Eat & Drink
October 27
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

Restaurant roll call: Even amid closings, new restaurants are springing to life

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
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.
Eat & Drink
October 23
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.
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 23
Claire Saffitz’s new book, “Dessert Person,” aims to make home bakers feel more confident in the kitchen.

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

Made famous by her Bon Appétit video series, Claire Saffitz is ready to strike out on her own.
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.
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
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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 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
Karyn Tomlinson is taking her talent to St. Paul, where she'll open Myriel in the former Bar Brigade on Cleveland Avenue.

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

Until Myriel opens later this year, the kitchen will operate a one-day-a-week takeout operation.
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
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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."
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…

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