Fit Foodie Finds' Linley Hanson, Emily Richter and Lee Funke helped bring Hodgepodge food truck to Forgotten Star Brewing in Fridley.

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

A partnership between the food blog Fit Foodie Finds and Forgotten Star aims to change the way we eat at breweries.
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3 new grilling recipes just in time for Father's Day

June 12
Father's Day is one of the most popular grilling days of the year.
Shake up your backyard barbecue routine with marinated shrimp, charred bok choy salad and grilled plum dessert.

Lake Elmo Inn will open restaurant in St. Paul's Union Depot

June 12
A rendering of 1881 by Lake Elmo Inn, the new restaurant coming to 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 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.
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 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.
Rochester
June 5
The Kahler Grand Hotel

Rochester snags perhaps its most expensive restaurant: Ruth's Chris Steak House

The high-end restaurant opens in the Kahler Grand Hotel on June 17.
Taste
June 5
A pan of chocolate oat bars cut into squares to feed a crowd.

Baking for a crowd? Sarah Kieffer offers tips and a winning dessert recipe.

Sarah Kieffer's Chocolate Oat Bars can win dessert at all your summer gatherings.
Recipes
June 5
A bowl of orecchiette pasta with peas, pancetta and fresh herbs.

Peas and pasta are always a winning combination

This recipe adds pancetta for a salty kick and an extra dose of spring with fresh herbs and lemon.
Eat & Drink
June 5
Kara Johnson samples a sprinkle doughnut at Dutch Maid Bakery in Sauk Rapids.

This Minnesota teacher tries a new doughnut every week. Here are her 10 favorites.

We're celebrating National Doughnut Day early with a nod to Donut Odyssey, Kara Johnson's pandemic project. Three years later, she's still at it.
Eat & Drink
June 5
Justin Sutherland's original Pearl & the Thief in Stillwater served dishes like Crawfish Bisque. The chef will revive the concept in Minneapolis later

Justin Sutherland plots Pearl & the Thief revival

Five years after he announced plans to bring the Southern eatery to Minneapolis, it's finally happening.
Eat & Drink
June 4
Chef Justin Sutherland is bringing his Southern style to St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood.

Justin Sutherland at Golden Thyme, boozy boba in Uptown, and more restaurant news

Plus: Old World sourdough bagels coming to Grand Avenue, boozy boba in Uptown and more in this week's restaurant news.
Recipes
June 4
A plate with a chicken gyro drizzled with Tzatziki and served with marinated olives.

How to make chicken gyros at home, no rotisserie required

This recipe for the traditional Greek sandwiches tastes even better when served on Minnesota-made pita or lavash.
Eat & Drink
June 3
Chef Daniel del Prado is opening Dexter's in partnership with Carla and Spencer Jones.

Daniel del Prado to open an 'elevated' sports bar in Minneapolis

Dexter's, named after a French bulldog, is coming to 50th and France this summer.
Eat & Drink
June 1
A picnic table with many dishes from Coastal Seafoods' cafe in Minneapolis: burgers, tacos, soft-shell crab and lobster rolls.

If these 3 restaurants aren't on your radar, they should be

Our restaurant critic is back with another installment of Twin Cities restaurant gems.

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