Variety
July 20
Artist Linda Christensen carved a solid block of butter in the Dairy Building at the Minnesota State Fair in 2018.

Minnesota State Fair's famous butter sculptures will go on this year

The carving process will be streamed on the Princess Kay Facebook page.
Eat & Drink
July 20
Chef and co-owner Jose Alarcon, shown here in front of Popol Vuh's hearth. Popol Vuh is the latest Minneapolis restaurant to close since COVID-19 hit.

Popol Vuh in northeast Minneapolis has closed

The taqueria that shared its space, Centro, remains open.
Eat & Drink
July 18
Mike LoPresti and his chocolate biscotti, red velvet cookies with white chocolate chunks, and blueberry muffins.

Meet the Twin Cities baker who tackled 100 recipes over 100 consecutive days

A teacher followed his own lesson plan to improve his baking skills, one recipe — and one day — at a time.
Variety
July 17
Midtown Global Market is celebrating its grand reopening Saturday, July 18.

Despite the pandemic, riots and scandal, Midtown Global Market will reopen

Despite the pandemic, riots and scandal, the international food hall is ready to welcome back customers.
Eat & Drink
July 17
Raspberry and praline mini choux from B'beri Desserts.

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
July 17
Patio at W.A. Frost & Co. in St. Paul. Rick Nelson

Book a table at one of these 5 Twin Cities patios

Diner's Journal: Plenty of patios for socially distant dining.
Eat & Drink
July 16
Bellecour, Gavin Kaysen’s four-star French bistro and bakery in Wayzata, has closed permanently.

Bellecour, Gavin Kaysen's four-star French bistro in Wayzata, has closed

It had opened in 2017, the second Minnesota effort from the James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur.
Eat & Drink
July 15
Clockwise: Chefs Jamie Malone, Justin Sutherland, Gavin Kaysen and Ann Kim.

Four leading Twin Cities chefs discuss the future of their restaurants

From the challenges of the pandemic to their hopes for their restaurants, chefs open up during a tough time for the industry.
Eat & Drink
July 15
One Fermentary & Taproom in Minneapolis is closed indefinitely.

Minneapolis taproom ONE Fermentary closes after head brewer's departure

ONE Fermentary & Taproom in Minneapolis’ North Loop has closed “indefinitely to weigh our future options,” according to a post on Instagram. The…
Taste
July 15
Carrot Slaw

Picnic-perfect summer slaw

Branch out and use a variety of carrot colors for extra flavor.
Taste
July 15
Sugar snap peas add a fresh crunch to Creamy Goat Cheese, Snap Pea and Pine Nut Pasta.

Dinner tonight: Summertime pasta with sugar snap peas

Sugar snap peas are the main attraction in a creamy summertime pasta.
Coronavirus
July 15
Minneapolis bar Mortimer's temporarily closes due to COVID-19 testing

Minneapolis bar Mortimer's temporarily closes due to COVID-19 testing

Two people who were in the building last Thursday tested positive, and the owners are now getting the whole staff tested.
Eat & Drink
July 14
In Bloom restaurant kitchen.

St. Paul's former four-star restaurant In Bloom to become Mexican cantina Elotes

Elotes will move into Keg and Case Market's anchor restaurant space.
Eat & Drink
July 11
Marine Landing Restaurant on St. Croix, 2018.

Soak up the sunshine on these 5 Twin Cities restaurant patios

Enjoy summer at these spots across the Twin Cities metro area.
Eat & Drink
July 10
Scoops of Lemon Party, Tres Leches with Strawberry Churros and Cherry ice cream, from Bebo Zito Ice Cream.

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
July 9
Shrimp salad with peas (or celery), dill, and tarragon.

Here's the story and the recipe behind the ultimate in summer salads

This salad is a highlight from what may rank as 2020's most useful new cookbook.
Taste
July 8
Any Berry Sorbet or Granita

A cold and delicious treat with local berries

Think granita or sorbet from local berries.
Taste
July 8
Bacon, Corn and Tomato Quiche.

Corn and tomatoes turn quiche into a summertime favorite

There's plenty of bacon in this mealtime pleaser.
Eat & Drink
July 8
Bellecour is launching a bakery/cafe pop-up at Cooks of Crocus Hill in the North Loop. Credit: Rick Nelson

Chef Gavin Kaysen is opening a Bellecour bakery pop-up in the North Loop

The bakery/cafe will take over a portion of Cooks of Crocus Hill, across the street from Kaysen's Spoon and Stable restaurant.
Eat & Drink
July 7
Many farmers markets across the Twin Cities will reopen in the coming days.

These Twin Cities farmers markets are open or will be opening in the next week

As the growing season progresses, more and more farmers markets are up and running in the metro area.

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