Eat & Drink
February 8
Food & Wine magazine claim that Minnesota’s best doughnut is at the Lindstrom Bakery, about 50 miles northeast of Minneapolis.

Minnesota's best doughnut? Food & Wine magazine says it's in Lindstrom

The Lindstrom Bakery's "Scandinavian Donut" has been a marquee draw since 1973.
Taste
February 8
Minnesota Wild Rice Soup.

Warm up with these 10 winter soup recipes

Cold snaps mean soup kettles are out in full force, and we have delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for all tastes.
Variety
February 5
Heartfelt chocoaltes from Dancing Bear Chocolates in Minneapolis.

Here are 10 local ideas for all-chocolate Valentine's Day celebrations

These nine Minnesota chocolatiers — plus one from Wisconsin — are here to help dial up the romance.
Variety
February 5
Valentine’s Day means long, busy days producing dainty delectables at <a href="https://www.lmorechocolat.com/">L’More Chocolat</a> in Minneapolis,

Old and new, Twin Cities chocolate shops speak the language of love

With a front-row seat to romance, chocolate purveyors old and new help melt hearts.
Eat & Drink
February 5
Rick Nelson • Star TribuneThe St. Paul Winter Farmers Market is open Saturdays through mid-April.

These 5 Twin Cities outdoor farmers markets are open all winter

Plug these dates into the calendar, then bundle up and shop.
Variety
February 5
Wild rice soup from the Kenwood Restaurant

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

Our food writers highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Variety
February 4
Madeleine HillA Super Bowl ad supporting independent restaurants was filmed in the Twin Cities by Andrew Zimmern&#39;s production company and features

Super Bowl ad featuring Twin Cities chefs is a call to save independent restaurants

An ad for Cointreau that will run during the big game in support of the Independent Restaurant Coalition was filmed in Minneapolis.
Taste
February 3
What's in your pandemic pantry? These staples turn home cooking into cuisine

What's in your pandemic pantry? These staples turn home cooking into cuisine

Harissa. Quinoa. Boquerones. Today's pantries go way beyond the basics of just a few years ago.
Variety
February 3
Jeannine Marie Photography Cheesecake conversation hearts are among the many sweet treats available for Valentine&#39;s Day.

9 food-and-drink treats for celebrating Valentine's Day in the Twin Cities

Here are some ideas to add a sweet touch to Valentine's Day.
Taste
February 3
Meredith Deeds • Special to the Star TribuneLemony shrimp orzo soup is a day brightener.

Lemony shimp-orzo soup is sunshine in a bowl

The classic Greek soup gets a day-brightening Italian makeover.
Variety
February 3
Ana Maria Lopez Joel McHale and chef Justin Sutherland in TruTV’s “Fast Foodies.”

Twin Cities chef Justin Sutherland is back on reality TV with "Fast Foodies"

Former "Top Chef" Justin Sutherland is now taking on fast food.
Variety
February 3
Mark Schwandt, co-owner of Bauhaus Brew Labs, handed Krista and Paul Marino fifteen crowlers, about $140 worth of beer after taxes.   ]aaron.lavinsky@

Crowlers became Minnesota breweries' untapped resource during pandemic

The pandemic and the state's arcane liquor laws have more beer makers and drinkers relying on the big cans.
Taste
February 2
ProvidedLeave the cooking to others on Super Bowl Sunday. 6 Smith in Wayzata has a burger box available.

7 Twin Cities restaurant takeout options for your 2021 Super Bowl Sunday

Want to take a time out from cooking on Game Day? Get some help from these MVPs.
Eat & Drink
February 1
Minnesota’s oldest Dairy Queen dates to 1947 and stands at Lexington and Larpenteur in Roseville.

Survey says: When it comes fast-food options, Minnesota ranks low

There's one exception, and it involves Dairy Queen.
Variety
January 29
Photo by Lauren CutshallThe surf and turf offering by Union Hmong Kitchen for Valentine&#39;s Day includes a curated soundtrack.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner, brunch and takeout at these 28 Twin Cities restaurants

It's not too early to plan your dining options — and don't forget the flowers.
Variety
January 29
Cinnamon bread from Nelson&#39;s

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

Our food writers highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
January 27
Tyge Nelson and Stephan Hesse at Pajarito in 2017.  GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com

Twin Cities owners of Pajarito buy the Lucky's 13 Pub chain

The acquisition also includes a soon-to-open restaurant and bar in Rosemount.
Eat & Drink
January 27
Pam Knutson — she calls herself a Soupa Star — has been preparing vegetarian soups for a small but devoted following for more than 20 years.  AARO

After 20 years, beloved Twin Cities soupmaker behind Birdsong Soups is retiring

After 20 years of delicious concoctions, chef Pam Knutson is saying goodbye to her Birdsong Soups.
Taste
January 27
Mette Nielsen • Special to the Star TribuneChicken Adobo adds bursts of flavor for winter-weary appetites.

Chicken adobo gives taste buds a wake-up call

Chicken adobo has a mix of sharp flavors that grab the attention of weary appetites.
Taste
January 27
Meredith Deeds • Special to the Star TribuneButternut Squash and Kale Panzanella Salad.

Panzanella salad not just for summertime savoring

Butternut squash and kale turn panzanella into a winter winner.