Michael Mattson

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  • 4 years ago | Food News

    As the holiday season winds down and Americans begin to recover from their self-induced sugar comas brought on by binges of fruitcake, gingerbread, and--in Minnesota, at least--lefse and rosettes, how is a foodie with a sweet tooth expec...

  • ​Times are tough for America's restaurant owners.  McDonald's is planning a large-scale makeover for many of its restaurants, hoping to make them more 'chic.'  Wendy's has reworked its menu, changing to natural-cut fries and new b...

  • 4 years ago | 'Tis the Season

    There is a rather large section of the foodie population that gleefully self-identifies as geeks.  It makes sense, as only a geek could get excited about things like sous vide or which varietal of hop provides the best counterbalance for your...

  • 4 years ago | 'Tis the Season

    For those people out there who don't make a habit of watching paid political ads on YouTube, you may be surprised to learn that America is currently at war. No, we're not talking about the drawn-out wars in far-off lands like Iraq or Afghanis...

  • 4 years ago | Now Open

    The Twin Cities has no shortage of Asian buffet restaurants. But who would have guessed that the award for highest per capita concentration of Asian buffets would go to Brooklyn Center? With the recent opening of Ocean Buffet o...

  • 4 years ago | Lists

    Bacon. The smoky, crispy siren/muse that inspires such devotion that inventors have created bacon-flavored mayonnaise, dental floss, breath mints, and even soda.  Is there anything it can't do? Well, turns out there's definitely somethin...