Variety
December 23, 2020
A Gold Medal Flour postcard from 1919 depicted a winter scene in Norway.

Time travel for Christmas dinner with this 1904 Gold Medal Flour cookbook

An antique cookbook shows us what holiday meals were like at the turn of the 20th century.
Taste
December 23, 2020
Baked french toast can be a cozy holiday breakfast.

Breakfast bread pudding is naughty and nice

Make breakfast bread pudding the night before and savor Christmas morning.
Taste
December 23, 2020
Travel the world through wine.

Toasting the end of 2020? Try these 12 sparkling wines that aren't from Champagne

Prosecco from Italy and Cava from Spain have become popular, but here are a dozen worthy offerings from lesser-known regions.
Variety
December 22, 2020
Izzy’s Ice Cream’s first location, in St. Paul.

The old St. Paul Izzy's will see new life as Nellie's, an ice cream sandwich shop

Look for a spring opening of Nellie's Ice Cream.
Variety
December 22, 2020
New Year’s Eve steak dinner from the Lexington.

25 Twin Cities restaurants offering takeout meals for New Year's Eve

Add some champagne to your order and count down to 2021 — finally — in style.
Variety
December 22, 2020
While restaurants increasingly rely on apps to facilitate ordering and delivery, such as GrubHub, fees have become a sticking point. Some restaurants

In relief for restaurants, Minneapolis caps delivery app fees at 15%

The 15% cap on fees, which takes effect Wednesday, will help restaurants that have turned to takeout and delivery to survive under coronavirus restrictions.
Eat & Drink
December 21, 2020
Amy Coppersmith

These Norway House gingerbread village pictures will put you in the holiday spirit

We can't visit in person this year, but the Gingerbread Wonderland has a big online presence.
Variety
December 18, 2020
Christmas cookie platter from the Czech Baker.

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

Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2020
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2020
Provided by Landry’s Christmas dinner from The Oceanaire.

Where to get Christmas takeout meals in the Twin Cities

Updated: Let someone else do the cooking during this holiday season, and order a Christmas lunch, dinner, brunch or fixings at these Twin Cities restaurants.
Eat & Drink
December 18, 2020

'Unfathomable' loss: Reflecting on Twin Cities restaurants we lost in 2020

From four-star restaurants to skyway favorites, the staggering losses have taken a toll.
Variety
December 18, 2020
Provided Tin Whiskers of St. Paul makes a Salted Nut Roll Cream Ale.

Beermakers nationwide are nutty about Pearson's candy from St. Paul

Salted Nut Roll stouts and Nut Goodie porters are now on tap around the country.
Variety
December 18, 2020
Star Tribune file The Grand Ole Creamery in St. Paul has been a popular ice-cream spot since opening in 1984. Here, people celebrate the Fourth of Jul

Grand Ole Creamery launches online fundraiser to keep its ice cream business afloat

The ice-cream institution is not alone in hoping customers will rally in support.
Variety
December 16, 2020
Sharyn Jackson’s culinary travels started in Paris, eating pastries like this with Patisserie 46’s John Kraus.

From profound to seemingly normal, 2020's meals will never be forgotten

The year began with pastries in Paris, but on the way home it was clear that change was coming.
Variety
December 16, 2020
Young Joni remains idle, but chef/owner Ann Kim is selling par-baked pizzas and jarred kimchi to help fill the void.

6 Twin Cities food industry leaders sum up the year that was 2020

From multiple reinventions to becoming part of the gig economy, six industry veterans share how the pandemic has changed their worlds.The year of the pivotRobb…
Eat & Drink
December 16, 2020
A funghi pizza emerged from the wood fired oven at Rosalia.   ]  JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Chef Daniel Dell Prado has opened a piz

12 notable Twin Cities area restaurant openings in 2020

Opened or reopened in 2020, these 12 restaurants have already had an impressive impact on the habits of Twin Cities diners.
Taste
December 16, 2020
Lift Bridge’s Commander Original with Surly’s anniversary 13 and Fourteen beers.

Boozy, barrel-aged beers perfect for cold weather

High in alcohol and taste, they offer plenty of reasons to stay inside this winter.
Taste
December 16, 2020
Portobello mushrooms make a fine stand-in for steak.  Mette Nielsen • Special to the Star Tribune

Portobellos pack a punch as a meal on their own

When stuffed, the big, earthy mushrooms are a quick meal on their own.
Taste
December 16, 2020
Beef Bourguignon adds a flair of sophistication.

Invite old friends, in the form of favorite dishes, to the dinner table

Trusted dishes bring comfort and joy ahead of the holidays.
Music
December 14, 2020
Bartender Cory Richter pours a beer at Modist Brewing in 2019.

Minneapolis' Modist Brewing and hip-hop duo Run the Jewels partner on new beer

No Save Point IPA is named after the rappers' single of the same name.