Eat & Drink
January 1
Wrecktangle will open a third location early this year.

The 10 most anticipated Twin Cities area restaurants of 2022

Our food writers predict pizza, great wine and good times at these highly anticipated new restaurants.
Variety
December 31, 2021
Daniel del Prado took his Linden Hills restaurant Rosalia offline until Jan. 2 to allow his staff to reset.

COVID concerns force Twin Cities restaurants to cut holiday season short

A typically festive New Year's Eve turned into another blow for restaurants as they temporarily closed.
Eat & Drink
December 31, 2021
After a historically rough time for events and restaurants, David Fhima forges ahead with plans to expand.

Fhima family plans restaurant complex at Ribnick Furs site in Minneapolis

Longtime restaurateur David Fhima is planning a restaurant, event center and speakeasy at the Ribnick Furs location.
Taste
December 31, 2021
Minnesota Wild Rice Soup.

Take the chill off with these 12 winter soup recipes from the Star Tribune's archives

Cold snaps mean soup kettles are out in full force, and we have delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for all tastes.
Eat & Drink
December 30, 2021
Order The Full Monty, a New Year’s Day brunch special at 246 Grill inside the Uptown VFW.

Kick off 2022 with a New Year's Day brunch at these Twin Cities restaurants

Six hangover-busting, couch-snuggling, fortifying brunches fit for every kind of reveler.
December 29, 2021
Thea the cat is snuggled into a perch at The Cafe Meow

Minneapolis' only cat cafe is bringing kitty cuddles to New Hope

Uptown's unique cat rescue/coffee shop will open a second, larger location.
Taste
December 29, 2021
Tropical Storm punch from “Hot Little Suppers” is a crowd-pleasing option for New Year’s Eve.

7 cocktail recipes that add a twist to your New Year's celebration

The night doesn't have to be all about bubbly. Try a tropical punch, espresso martinis or another new concoction.
Taste
December 29, 2021
Meritage offers a variety of oysters at its raw bar.

6 Twin Cities area restaurants serving the best fresh oysters right now

Flown in directly from the coast, these briny bites are an ideal way to kick off the new year.
Taste
December 29, 2021
Citrus-Fennel-Olive Salad.

Let citrus make your New Year's shine

After heavy holiday fare, a salad with loads of citrus can be a welcome change.
Taste
December 29, 2021
Shrimp are great served cold, but seasoned and pan-seared will take the appetizer to the next level.

A new take on shrimp for an ultimate party-friendly appetizer

Seasoned, pan-seared shrimp can also double as a quick main dish.
Taste
December 28, 2021
This year’s winning cookies.

Here are the 10 most popular recipes from the Taste section in 2021

From cookies to chili condiments, these were the food stories and recipes that captured the interest of Star Tribune readers over the past 12 months.
Taste
December 24, 2021
Cardamom buns from Jenny Lind Bakery.

Ring in 2022 by baking cardamom buns, or buy them from these 6 bakeries

The Swedish treat is worth mastering the twist.
Taste
December 22, 2021
Tomato Jam Tartlets can be made in advance and served warm or at room temperature.

6 appetizer recipes that will make your party the tastiest

Delicious doesn't always have to mean complex.
Taste
December 22, 2021
Salmon topped with fresh herbs and sesame seeds.

How to be a salmon shaman

Salmon fillets make a quick weeknight supper.
Taste
December 22, 2021
New to Lambrusco? “Pizza Grande” is a good place to start.

Looking to branch out from hard seltzer? Food-friendly Lambrusco wine is cool again

Fans of hard seltzers should try this affordable wine, which comes in a variety of price points and levels of sweetness.
Taste
December 22, 2021
After baking, an egg yolk, butter and parsley are stirred into the hot, cheesy filling to create a creamy dip for the crusty bread.

Bread, bacon and gooey cheese combine to make an over-the-top holiday appetizer

Half bread, half hot cheese dip, this dish is perfect for entertaining.
Eat & Drink
December 20, 2021
There’s one last week for gyoza from PinkU

PinKU in Minneapolis is closing after New Year's Eve blowout

Plus, stuffed turkey legs at Midtown Global and basketball fans get a food upgrade.
Taste
December 19, 2021
Heather’s staffer Alison Griffin organized takeout orders in the midst of the pandemic, providing a lifeline to the neighborhood.

6 restaurants at the heart of their Twin Cities area neighborhoods

Diners benefited from a rise of home-away-from-home restaurants across the Twin Cities area.
Taste
December 19, 2021
In late 2020, tables were spaced out and plexiglass divided dining areas at Alma.

Our best Minnesota dining experiences of 2021

From old favorites to new places, dining out had a deeper meaning after a rocky 2020. Our food writers share their best moments.
Taste
December 19, 2021
O’Shaughnessy Distillery has brought spirit to Minneapolis’ Prospect Park.

5 places changing the spirits conversation in the Twin Cities

These spots are laser-focused on specialty spirits.