Taste
November 18, 2020
Skillet Roasted Butternut Squash and White Beans with Warm Spices

Butternut squash gets the skillet treatment

Add this dish to your holiday menus as a meatless entree or a hearty side.
Coronavirus
November 18, 2020
“Community spread is rampant now in Minnesota,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a press briefing Tuesday. “The idea that we can just go on the way we have

Walz to set new bar, restaurant and gym restrictions in state

Gov. Tim Walz is expected tonight to announce new restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, as well as youth sports, in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
Eat & Drink
November 18, 2020
At Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul, find plexiglass barriers on the skee-ball machine.

How does an arcade survive a pandemic? Twin Cities bars are adapting

How do you play pinball in the age of COVID?
Eat & Drink
November 17, 2020
A rendering of the 5th floor rooftop bar, Rand Tower Club, which will open in spring.

Downtown Mpls. getting a new rooftop dining destination

The Rand Tower Hotel and lobby bar is scheduled to open on Dec. 2. The rooftop will open in the spring.
Coronavirus
November 16, 2020
Patrons inside Blarney Pub & Grill in Dinkytown partied until the 10 p.m. closing on Friday, Nov. 13, mandated by Gov. Tim Walz in an effort to stem t

Earlier last call, but new COVID rules mostly on honor system

While some states are toughening their rhetoric and enforcement in response to a pandemic surge, Minnesota leaders said they are optimistic that a heavy-handed approach won't be necessary.
Eat & Drink
November 14, 2020
A margherita pizza emerged from the wood-fired oven at Rosalia.

Pizza takeover! 12 new (or newish) pies and slices to try in the Twin Cities

No matter how you slice it, the Twin Cities is a bona fide pizza hot spot.
Eat & Drink
November 13, 2020
Gingerbread ice cream sandwich from Kemps.

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

From ice cream sandwiches to chicken potpies, here's a rundown of our food writers' favorites from the last week.
Eat & Drink
November 13, 2020
A rendering of what Forgotten Star brewery’s outdoor area will look.

How Twin Cities breweries are preparing for winter's 'game of survivor'

Plans include shoring up outside offerings and maximizing indoor space.
Eat & Drink
November 13, 2020
Lynhall No. 3945 in Edina.

Here are 7 more Twin Cities restaurant Thanksgiving takeout and dine-in suggestions

Baldamar A classic holiday buffet in a handsome setting, with turkey, prime rib, honey-glazed ham, fried chicken, mac-and-cheese, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, a half-dozen desserts…
Variety
November 11, 2020
5 great boxed wines that are affordable and high-quality

5 great boxed wines that are affordable and high-quality

Consumers came for the convenience and the bargain prices of boxed wines. They stayed for the quality. Here are five boxed wines (plus a few…
Variety
November 11, 2020
Once shunned by wine enthusiasts, boxed wines are becoming more popular during the pandemic.

Boxed wines' surge in quality has made them a pandemic staple

Consumers came for the convenience and the bargain prices of boxed wines. They stayed for the quality.
Variety
November 11, 2020
Skillet Turkey Chili is good served over rice or with cornbread.

Skillet turkey chili is a quick fix for cold nights

Peppers and salsa help give ground turkey a flavorful lift.
Variety
November 11, 2020
Belen Rodriguez's popular Quebracho empanadas are now available in the frozen-food aisle.

Twin Cities favorites Quebracho and Nordic Waffles expanding frozen offerings

Both made pandemic pivots as they saw demand change.
Eat & Drink
November 11, 2020
The Fare Game food truck, at 29th and Johnson in northeast Minneapolis.

Determined Twin Cities chef is cooking outside his not-yet-open restaurant

Jason Sawicki is cooking in the parking lot of his not-yet-open Fare Game.
Eat & Drink
November 7, 2020
Lela in Bloomington is offering a family-style holiday spread with ham, prime rib, roast turkey and side dishes.

These 7 Twin Cities restaurants are taking Thanksgiving reservations

Birch’s on the Lake All the traditional holiday favorites, served family-style. Adults $45, kids (ages 4 to 12) $22. Served 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.…
Eat & Drink
November 6, 2020
Red Table Meat Co. owner Mike Phillips offers custom curing for hogs that consumers buy directly from farmers.

Red Table Meat in Minneapolis goes whole hog and cuts out the middle man

One of the nation's top salumerias is producing tailor-made cured meat products.
Eat & Drink
November 6, 2020
Ready-to-bake croissants from Vikings & Goddesses Pie Co.

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
November 5, 2020
Peace Coffee on the skyway level of Capella Tower.

Peace Coffee is permanently closing its three downtown Minneapolis locations

The company is partnering with Wildflyer Coffee to rebrand its south Minneapolis outpost.
Eat & Drink
November 5, 2020
Chicken sandwich from Cafe Alma in Minneapolis.

Fried chicken sandwiches are booming in the Twin Cities. Here are 14 great ones

Twin Cities chefs get creative to outdo Popeyes.
Eat & Drink
November 5, 2020
D'Amico's feeds-six celebration ($195) that includes wild rice salad, sweet potatoes with brown butter, green bean casserole, smashed potatoes, sausag

25 Twin Cities restaurants serving takeout Thanksgiving dinners

Whether this year's Thanksgiving dinner is a solo meal or a group gathered around the table, consider having culinary pros do the cooking.