Eat & Drink
October 14
Smack Shack’s patio in the North Loop will have permanent heaters installed.

12 extra-warm patios for fall outdoor dining in the Twin Cities

As the weather cools, don't give up on outdoor dining. Here are a dozen restaurant patios that have you covered.
Taste
October 14
Smoky Chicken and Black Bean Chilaquiles Casserole

Plan a weeknight fiesta with this twist on chilaquiles

Shortcuts help make traditional chilaquiles a reality on busy nights.
Taste
October 14
Rustic Apple, Shallot, and Manchego Tart.

Versatile Minnesota apples have a savory side, too

If dessert is the only thing that comes to mind during apple season, you're missing out.
Variety
October 13
Brock Kaplan/iStock • Star Tribune illustration

New cookbook celebrates Minnesota's rich food traditions

Author Patrice Johnson talks Tater Tot hot dish, wild rice, climate change and her passion for church cookbooks.
Eat & Drink
October 9
Chino Latino opened in Uptown in 2000. Provided

Diner's journal: Happy birthday to these restaurants

Maria’s Cafe Twenty years ago, María Hoyos relaunched her friendly breakfast-and-lunch cafe in this then-new location, supplementing her native Colombian cooking with a bevy of…
Eat & Drink
October 8
Tacos from the new takeout-only concept Yeah Yeah Taco.

Eat Street sandwich shop Zettas spins off taco takeout business, Yeah Yeah Taco

Zettas co-owner Paige Alexander didn't see Yeah Yeah Taco — or its success — coming.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile will be in the Twin Cities metro area for two glorious weeks.

For two glorious weeks, the Wienermobile will be in Minnesota — and here's where to find it

Just don't expect the opportunity to purchase an Oscar Mayer all-beef wiener, Smokies or even a Cheese Dog.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Moonflower Pizza operates evenings in the alley behind The French Hen Cafe in St. Paul.

'Ghost kitchens' might be next frontier in Twin Cities dining

Restaurants are leveraging their kitchens to launch separate, takeout-only brands.
Eat & Drink
October 7
Richard Vines • Bloomberg Learn to cook shrimp and grits with chef Marcus Samuelsson, an honorary Minnesotan.

3 virtual food events with top Twin Cities chefs coming up soon

Cook "with" Marcus Samuelsson and Gavin Kaysen; let Jamie Malone cook for you.
Taste
October 7
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Give salad some substance with winter squash

Butternut squash and hearty greens make great fall companions.
Eat & Drink
October 6
Signs of the times at the Minneapolis Farmers Market, which will be open daily through October.

Just a few weeks left for these 32 Twin Cities outdoor farmers markets

Most outdoor markets will be closed for the season by the end of the month.
Variety
October 5
Surly Beer Hall, seen in 2015, will temporarily close after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Surly Beer Hall temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

"The hits just keep on coming," the brewery said in a Facebook post.
Variety
October 3
The transformation of Psycho Suzi’s into Mary’s Christmas Palace, an over-the-top holiday-themed bar in North East Minneapolis. Here, James Area m

Holiday pop-up Mary's Christmas Palace debuts at Psycho Suzi's Minneapolis tiki lounge

Feeling festive? Yule be wowed by over-the-top Christmas decor at Psycho Suzi's.
Duluth
October 2
(Left) Stephan and Solomon Witherspoon posed for a portrait with their freshly fried up chicken at OMC Grill on Monday.

Duluth brothers 'feeling the love' as they plan soul food restaurant in father's honor

The restaurant is dubbed Doc Witherspoon's Soul Food Kitchen in their father's honor.
Eat & Drink
October 2
Apple cider doughnut from Sweetland Orchard.

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
September 30
Lee Dean thought the food writing could be a “back door” into the newsroom.

After 40 years and countless recipes, the Star Tribune's Taste editor says goodbye

After 40 years and countless recipes, the Star Tribune's Taste editor says goodbye.
Taste
September 30
Curried Sweet Potato Peanut Soup.

Greet fall with a bowl of perfectly seasoned soup

A pinch of this and a splash of that makes a perfectly seasoned soup.
Variety
September 30
The five finalists. of the 2016 Cookie contest.Crystal Schleuder (Nut Goodie Th prints), Babbitt, MNKaren Cope (Almond Ricotta Bars) S, Mpls MN Pam Ho

Deadline looming for bakers

The days are getting shorter — and so is the time you have to submit your entry for the 18th annual Star Tribune Holiday Cookie…
Eat & Drink
September 29
Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea is giving away a free 12-ounce cup of Adelaide’s Blend with the purchase of any breakfast or lunch item.

Where to get free and discounted coffee for National Coffee Day

Wake up and smell the coffee — there are deals to be had.
Eat & Drink
September 28
The Bapmobile is the new food truck spinoff of St. Paul's Bap & Chicken, bringing Korean-style fried chicken to other parts of the metro.

10 new and soon-to-open restaurants and bars in the Twin Cities

The next few months in the Twin Cities dining scene will be tasty ones.

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