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2005 Stories by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

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  • Bag a Bunch of Bagels

    published June 22, 2005

    Twin Cities bagels, revealed, celebrated, or mocked mercilessly, depending on which paragraph you read. St. Paul Bagelry, Zeno Cafe, The... More >>

  • Noble Grapes

    published June 15, 2005

    Car-seat country scores a family-friendly wine bar with a serious education mission. Riverview Wine Bar, Minneapolis More >>

  • Chef Driven

    published June 8, 2005

    What a difference a chef makes: Marianne Miller, newly established at Bobino, turns an old reliable into a new joy. Bobino, Minneapolis More >>

  • Hundred-Dollar Question

    published June 1, 2005

    Kobe Beef--the legend, the steak--Hits Minnesota, and Dear Dara dives in. Coastal Seafoods More >>

  • Wide World of Whine

    published May 25, 2005

    Controversial documentary 'Mondovino' just might drive you to drink. More >>

  • Don't Try This at Home

    published May 18, 2005

    The most extravagant cookies in the Twin Cities revealed, devoured. A Piece of Cake, Jerabek's New Bohemian, Finnish Bistro, Blackey's Bakery More >>

  • The Great Steak Hunt

    published May 11, 2005

    Taste-testing the best real dry-aged steaks for sale locally reveals a lucky, lucky, steaky, steaky metropolitan area. Forster's Meats and... More >>

  • Craft's Fare

    published May 4, 2005

    A terrific bar lurks within East Lake Street's newest fine-dining restaurant. The Craftsman Restaurant, Minneapolis More >>

  • How Dry You Are

    published April 6, 2005

    Party your way to an unshakable understanding of what "dry" wine really is. More >>

  • Romancing The Scone

    published March 30, 2005

    Homegrown shortbread and scone baker Amy Goetz makes her mark with sugar, spice, and everything nice, Bramblewood Cottage, Mpls More >>

  • Chicken Run

    published March 23, 2005

    The metro area's three greatest takeout chickens are revealed. Rotisseria, Rooster's BBQ, Market BBQ More >>

  • Tablehopping

    published March 23, 2005

    Ten-Dollar and Five-Dollar Wine Nights. More >>

  • Coffee Shops with Benefits

    published March 16, 2005

    Light- or dark-roast? Far more intriguing choices--like booze!--await at a new generation of coffeehouses. Black Dog, Gigi's, Mill City, Loring... More >>

  • Scattered Gems

    published March 9, 2005

    With nothing in common but uncommonly good food, two far-flung wonders are revealed. Satay 2 Go Asian Cuisine, Apple Valley; Coconut Grove... More >>

  • Rhapsody in Lambchops

    published March 2, 2005

    Downtown Minneapolis's new 112 Eatery conquers, serves the Holy Grail: Cozy, cheap, charming fine dining till 1:00 a.m. 112 Eatery, Minneapolis More >>

  • Indian Exceptionalism

    published February 23, 2005

    Two new restaurants reinvigorate what was a seriously depressing local Indian food scene. Chutney Indian Grill, Columbia Heights; Great India,... More >>

  • Rustica Rising

    published February 16, 2005

    South Minneapolis's newest bakery inspires, with crust. Rustica Bakery, Minneapolis More >>

  • Headlines to Funeral Parlors

    published February 16, 2005

    Sometimes, as a critic, you decide to throw all of your weight behind a young and upcoming chef, to see where it gets you. If the last year of my... More >>

  • Tastes Like Now

    published February 9, 2005

    Likable new Tryg's redefines comfort food--and brunch!--for the west metro. Tryg's, Minneapolis More >>

  • Truffles Save

    published February 2, 2005

    Legacy Chocolates, the newest of the St. Paul chocolatiers, proposes that great taste can heal us all: Legacy Chocolates, St. Paul More >>

  • Horizontal Hunger

    published January 26, 2005

    Three of the best lunch options in the Minneapolis skyways prove you can get restaurant quality on the run. More >>

  • Red Sauce Reverie

    published January 19, 2005

    What does Jonathan Hunt, the charming 29-year-old behind the long dark locks, the South Africa-raised, Miami-trained, teetotaling son of... More >>

  • The Best Restaurants of 2004

    published January 12, 2005

    Sweet compliments all around, except for one big spoonful of medicine to make the sugar go down. More >>

  • 2004's Top Dozen Dishes

    published January 5, 2005

    If you read this list and subsequently eat your newspaper and/or hat, don't come crying to me. More >>

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