Coronavirus
September 3
Surly’s Minneapolis beer hall, pizza restaurant and retail complex will shut down “indefinitely” on Nov. 2, but was also closed Wednesday.

Surly to close Mpls. beer hall in November, 150 to lose jobs

The beer hall and pizzeria's final day will be Nov. 2. Owner Omar Ansari said COVID restrictions had made it unprofitable, and the closing was being planned long before employees announced they would form a union.
Eat & Drink
September 2
During the pandemic, chef Karyn Tomlinson has been offering free cooking lessons with her show "Karyn's Quarantine Kitchen."

A Twin Cities chef is front-and-center in new documentary 'A Woman's Place' on Hulu

Chef Karyn Tomlinson is part of a documentary on women in the culinary field.
Taste
September 2
Grilled Chicken Nachos.

Grilled nachos will satisfy some Minnesota State Fair cravings

Make use of those hot coals for the chicken, corn, jalapeños and nachos themselves.
Taste
September 2
Chicken Bread Salad.

Chicken salad for the end of summer

A panzanella type of salad suits the vegetables of the season.
Eat & Drink
September 2
The counter-service newcomer is setting up shop inside the northeast Minneapolis outpost of Glam Doll Donuts.

New chicken wings spot B.A.D Wingz opening inside Glam Doll Donuts

B.A.D Wingz will offer both poultry and plant-based wings.
Eat & Drink
September 2
The Butcher & the Boar on Hennepin Avenue has closed.

Butcher & the Boar has closed in downtown Minneapolis

Owners cite the pandemic and "unrest in Minneapolis" as reasons for the restaurant's demise.
Eat & Drink
September 1
The bar at the new Prieto in south Minneapolis.

9 Mexican restaurants, new or coming soon to the Twin Cities

These spots are riding the wave of heightened interest in this cuisine.
Variety
August 29
Chef Gustavo Romero in the kitchen of Nixta, with Kate Kiernoziak, his business partner and spouse.

This northeast Minneapolis takeout spot is making 'perfect' tortillas

Nixta chef Gustavo Romero focuses on the art and science of Mexican cuisine.
Coronavirus
August 29
Cowboy Jack's in Minneapolis received a warning letter in a July sweep.

Complaints spur virus-related inspections for bars, restaurants

State regulators are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing, social distancing and other requirements imposed on Minnesota's bars and restaurants to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eat & Drink
August 28
Bacon caramel roll from F+B pop-up. Photo by Rick Nelson

5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

Food critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his weekly dining experiences.
Taste
August 26
Mediterranean Tomato and Egg Gratin

A summery gratin starts with tomatoes

In praise of the crown jewel of summer produce, we put our ripe tomatoes on the menu immediately.
Taste
August 26
Cornmeal Crust Blueberry Pie

The blueberries are ready across the border

A berry tart will be welcome now or in midwinter.
Eat & Drink
August 26
Izzy's will close its Minneapolis ice cream shop on Aug. 31.

Izzy's Ice Cream closing its Minneapolis scoop shop on Aug. 31

The company's ice creams will continue to be available in supermarkets.
Eat & Drink
August 25
Los Ocampo at Chicago and Lake in Minneapolis.

After 2 years away from Lake and Chicago, Los Ocampo returns bigger and better

After a two-year absence, family-owned Los Ocampo has returned to its longtime address in a bigger, better space.
Eat & Drink
August 25
Heavy Table is being revived with a new funding model.

Heavy Table founder revives popular Twin Cities dining and cooking website

The website is coming out of a hiatus with a subscription-driven format.
Eat & Drink
August 22
For five nights each week, the chefs at Tenant serve a six-course dinner in a casual environment.

Dive into a multi-course menu at these 5 Twin Cities restaurants

Diner's Journal: Fine dining is still on the menu.
Eat & Drink
August 21
Chocolate malt from the ADA's Dairy Goodness Bar at the Minnesota State Fair Food Parade.

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
August 20
The Minnesota State Fair Food Parade got underway Thursday. David, Jessica, John and Jill Fredrickson were one of the first cars to enter the parade,

State Fair Food Parade gets rolling at the fairgrounds

A drive through the grounds connects fair fans with their favorite fair food: funnel cakes, corn dogs, Sweet Martha's chocolate chip cookies and more. It started this morning at 9 a.m. But you need advance tickets, and they sold out immediately for the three-weekend event.
Eat & Drink
August 20
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James Beard Foundation cancels 2020 chef and restaurant awards

Nominees, including five from Minneapolis, were announced in March.
Eat & Drink
August 20
Lakeshore Grill at Macy's Ridgedale has closed

Macy's closes its Lakeshore Grill restaurants at Ridgedale and Southdale

The restaurants were a last vestige of a Twin Cities retailing legacy.

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