Taste
March 24
METTE NIELSEN • Special to the Star Tribune A leek tart is a meatless brunch option.

Look to leeks for a meatless brunch option

The versatile vegetable is a staple in meatless dishes and can complement many others.
Variety
March 24
Coconut macaroons are a staple on Passover tables. iStock

3 flour-free recipes for the sweet side of Passover

A lack of flour doesn't mean lack of taste.
Taste
March 24
Baked Eggs with Parmesan Creamed Spinach and Crispy Prosciutto is an easy and elegant main course.

Do-ahead steps make a lavish homemade brunch easy

A little advance preparation makes a lavish brunch easy.
Eat & Drink
March 24
JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com  Gavin Kaysen will create two restaurants for the new Four Seasons hotel.

Chef Gavin Kaysen will create two restaurants for new Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Minneapolis

The five-star Four Seasons is scheduled to open in spring 2022.
Magazine
March 23
Brother Justus released its first cold-peated whiskey this year, a one-of-a-kind method developed at the distillery.

3 local whiskeys that show off the creativity of Twin Cities microdistilleries

Minnesota is seeing a boom a decade after legislation made way for microdistilleries to flourish.
Magazine
March 22
Peter and Dana Smith named their Hopkins market after two of their great loves: Minnesota and their oldest daughter, Rowan.

Meet MinnyRow, a new Minnesota-centric food market in Hopkins

A mural's message just inside the door at MinnyRow Market says it all: "Keep your friends close and your farmers closer."
Eat & Drink
March 22
ProvidedWaffles from Krown Bakery & Eatery in Anoka.

3 places to celebrate International Waffle Day in the Twin Cities

Clear your schedule on Thursday, you've got waffles to eat.
Taste
March 19
Credit: Libby AndersonSpoon and Stable and Animales Barbeque have teamed up for an Easter dinner takeout special.

Updated: Twin Cities restaurants let Easter dinner come to you

It's a holiday twofer: You're leaving the cooking to someone else and supporting local restaurants.
Eat & Drink
March 19
Chef Daniel del Prado has opened Sanjusan in the North Loop.

Twin Cities chef Daniel del Prado opens Sanjusan in Minneapolis' North Loop

The busy chef's portfolio keeps on growing.
Eat & Drink
March 19
Minneapolis baker Zoë François.  “Reprinted from Zoe Bakes Cakes. Copyright © 2021 by Zoë François. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of

Minneapolis baker Zoë François takes on cakes in her latest cookbook, 'Zoë Bakes Cakes'

After eight cookbooks about bread, Minneapolis author and pastry chef Zoë François is focusing on her "favorite thing to bake."
Taste
March 19
Rick Nelson • Star TribuneLocal honeyberry and raspberry crisp ice cream at Pumphouse Creamery.

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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Taste
March 18
Provided A rendering of Tattersall Distilling's "destination distillery" set to open this fall in River Falls, Wis.

'Restrictive liquor laws' push Twin Cities distiller Tattersall to expand – in Wisconsin

The move gives the spiritsmaker room to grow its business.
Variety
March 17
Rick Nelson • Star Tribune  Bebe Zito will bring its burger game full time to Malcolm Yards.

Twin Cities food hall Malcolm Yards announces more tasty tenants

Look for the food hall to open in May.
Taste
March 17
Mette Nielsen • Special to the Star TribuneMushroom medley over polenta.

The more mushrooms the merrier in this versatile medley

Sauté a variety of mushrooms — the more the merrier — and top everything from toast to polenta.
Eat & Drink
March 15
Angel Food Bakery is taking its doughnut game to St. Louis Park.

Angel Food Bakery is leaving downtown Minneapolis and relocating to St. Louis Park

The popular doughnut maker is headed to the newly renovated Texa-Tonka shopping center.
Variety
March 12
Sharyn Jackson • Star TribuneMargherita pizza from Red Rocket Pizza Co.

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
March 12
Shabbat subscription box from Common Roots Cafe.

Subscriptions and memberships keep customers fed and Twin Cities restaurants in business

By rewarding their most faithful customers, subscriptions and memberships are the latest restaurant pandemic pivot that might be here to stay.
Eat & Drink
March 12
Provided  The pastrami sandwich at Revival is a close cousin to corned beef.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at these 3 Twin Cities restaurants

Shepherd's pie, corned beef and other Irish delights are on the menu.
Variety
March 10
Lexington chef and co-owner Jack Riebel, in 2017.

Community rallies around Twin Cities chef for 'next round' of cancer fight

Lexington chef and co-owner Jack Riebel is undergoing his fourth round of treatment.
Taste
March 10
Mette Nielsen • Special to the Star TribunePut a different twist on soda bread with Spotted Dog (or Rich Soda Bread).

Kernza flour gives Irish soda bread an American twist

Kernza flour gives the loaf a taste that's close to traditional Irish wholemeal flour.