Eat & Drink
June 16
Kathy Heise starts making cotton candy at her Pronto Pup stand in Faribault, Minn., first thing every morning.

Minnesota State Fair food vendors are setting up in parking lots this summer. Here's how to find them

A handy map will lead you to your favorite fair foods.
Eat & Drink
June 15
Galaxy Drive-In is reopening.

This classic St. Louis Park drive-in is back in business

The safest place to eat is a drive-in, says the new proprietor of a St. Louis Park classic.
Eat & Drink
June 13
Strawberry u-pick farms are opening for the season but hurry up -- the season is a short one.

Head to your favorite U-pick farm now, because local strawberry season won't last long

The local strawberry season has arrived! It comes and goes in a few short weeks, so plan accordingly. The region's U-pick farms are making COVID-19-related adjustments.
Eat & Drink
June 12
It's Greek to Me has reopened in Lyn-Lake.

Popular Lyn-Lake restaurant closed in 2019 after nearly 40 years. Now it's back

One of the Twin Cities' most attractive outdoor dining venues has returned.
Taste
June 12
Try these recipes with your fresh-picked strawberries.

Recipes: Sumac-Roasted Strawberries With Yogurt Cream and Summer Greens With Hazelnuts and Berries

Sumac-Roasted Strawberries With Yogurt Cream Serves 6. Note: “This is a good dessert if you have overripe strawberries that are slightly past their best,” writes…
Coronavirus
June 11
Jessica Mealey, at left, Dan Larsen and Sheryl Quiatchon were some of the first customers Wednesday at Hope Breakfast Bar in St. Paul. Owners Brian an

You can now eat inside a restaurant in Minnesota: Here's what it will be like

While many Twin Cities restaurateurs are excited to seat guests indoors, some are more cautious.
Taste
June 10
Cheesy Garlic and Herb Bread.

Expand your vision of garlic bread

Bread cubes and wine, along with cured meat, make all the difference in this new (but old-fashioned) version.
Taste
June 10
Grilled Steak With Charred Corn Salad.

Outdoor cooking at its best, with steak and corn on the grill

The grill is all you need for this hearty summer salad.
Variety
June 6
“Brûlée Yay or Nay” is a hilarious web series. In each brief episode, Minneapolis scientist Missy Weldy uses her blowtorch to burn sugar on a va

When Minneapolis woman sees food, she sprinkles sugar on it and lights it on fire

You've heard of crème brûlée, but how about baked bean brûlée?
Eat & Drink
June 5
Holy Land has been a fixture on Central Av. NE. since 1987.

Midtown Global Market halts Holy Land's lease over racist comments on social media

Grocery stores, Midtown Market sever ties as owner fires his daughter over deleted posts.
Eat & Drink
June 5
Chef and Top Chef contestant Justin Sutherland served plates of food at his restaurant the Handsome Hog in St. Paul.

Justin Sutherland closes two St. Paul restaurants, plans to relocate Handsome Hog

He also cancels his plan to open a Minneapolis restaurant.
Eat & Drink
June 4
Doctors lined up during the lunch hour for Pharaoh’s Gyros food truck at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Without downtown office workers, Twin Cities food trucks cast a wide net for customers

Without downtown office workers, Twin Cities food trucks cast a wide net for customers.
Coronavirus
June 4
Broders' Cucina Italiana in south Minneapolis

Several Twin Cities restaurants halt takeout after staffers test positive for COVID-19

Minneapolis' Revival, Pizzeria Lola among eateries on hiatus after staffers test positive.
Taste
June 4
Pork and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

No matter what vegetables are in season, dinner is a snap with this stir-fry

Adapt this recipe to whatever vegetables are in season.
Recipes
June 3
Pork and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

No matter what vegetables are in season, dinner is a snap with this stir-fry

Adapt this recipe to whatever vegetables are in season.
Variety
June 3
Sweet Potato Bread from “Jubilee: Recipes of Two Centuries of African American Cooking.”

New volumes make the 2020 James Beard book awards

Get out your notebooks. Here are new volumes to put on your wish list.
Eat & Drink
June 2
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Amid restaurant closings, the Grocer's Table is opening Wednesday in Wayzata

Dining will be restricted to a newly-expanded patio, and Lake Minnetonka boaters can take advantage of dockside pickup.
Coronavirus
June 2
Dawn Hall and her daughter Sophia were Nacho Mama's first seated customers since the pandemic started. The restaurant was allowed expanded seating alo

'We want to show hope': Patios are open for dining at some Twin Cities restaurants

But the long-awaited opening date has been put on hold for many more, who are reeling from a week of unrest.
Eat & Drink
May 31
DoubleTree Signature Cookies really pack in chocolate and nuts.

You'll want to bake the DoubleTree Hotel's chocolate chip cookie recipe

The DoubleTree chain is sharing its chocolate chip cookie formula for the first time.
Eat & Drink
May 30
File photo of patrons enjoying Surly Brewing's patio.

Twin Cities restaurants, MOA put off plans to reopen amid unrest over George Floyd's death

The violence over the past few nights has some in the hospitality business hesitant about opening next week.

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