Alex Roberts

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Our Predictions for the Oscars of Local Dining: The 4th Annual Charlie Awards

    Sunday is the 4th annual Charlie Awards at the Pantages Theatre, where food industry pros are honored by their peers in formal, ceremonial, celebratory style. Some sneak peeks for this year's festivities include chef Steven Brown of Tilia and a band of mates literally banging on pots and pans, and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Open at last, Lyn 65 makes Richfield richer

    We've been awaiting the opening of Lyn 65, chef Ben Rients's eclectic American eatery and craft cocktail bar, since our spring restaurant preview came out in March. But it ended up taking Rients and his team another two seasons' worth of menu-tweaking and kitchen construction to really get things up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Jason DeRusha on the highs and lows of the Twin Cities dining scene

    Smoked butt. The term conjures images too graphic to display on this blog -- as if food photography weren't pornographic enough -- but there was a time and a place when WCCO's Jason DeRusha couldn't get enough of it. Actually, it's a cheap, dry piece of pork shoulder that DeRusha's well-meaning mot ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2013

    How They Met

    Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Top 15 places to eat with kids in the Twin Cities

    For parents who love good food, finding a restaurant that they and their kids will enjoy is like finding gold. The criteria can be formidable: The atmosphere should be fairly casual and noise-tolerant, so kids and adults can relax; the menu should offer simple and familiar food for kids but sophis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Top 10 romantic restaurants in the Twin Cities

    ?The theater of dining is an excellent way to set the stage for an encore, maybe even a standing "O" that extends far into the following day. The only thing you need other than a willing partner is a restaurant up to the task. A perfect date-night dinner is a delicate balance of fine food, complimen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Haute Dish doles out high-class Midwestern eats for under 12 bucks

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. Featuring casseroles, Mac & Cheese, and Pork 'n' Beans, the menu at Haute Dish reads like something from an old-school diner just off I-94. But this isn't the food you've ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 3, 2011

    Gather by D'Amico opens in the Walker

    Featured local chefs rotate through the kitchen

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Gather: A first look inside D'Amico's new restaurant at the Walker

    Gather at the Walker​When it was announced that D'Amico would be replacing celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's 20.21 at the Walker Art Center, everyone seemed to have an opinion. Today is your chance to form a firsthand opinion on how they're doing. Gather opens at 11:30 a.m. today.  Rather than g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Adam Richman says Brasa serves one of America's Top 5 meals

    photo: Andrew ZimmernZimmern introduces Richman to the deliciousness that is Brasa.​Andrew Zimmern introduced Man vs. Food host Adam Richman to Brasa when he visited Minneapolis, and lo and behold, this week Richman singled out Brasa's slow-roasted pork and creamed spinach is one of the Top 5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Derik Moran of Nick and Eddie: Chef Chat, part 1

    photos by Michelle LeonHis goal: to make good food accessible to all. ​At 24 years old--a time when most of us are/were still getting lost and found--Derik Moran is celebrating his 14th year in the kitchen. Starting at the age of 11 at a small resort in Wisconsin, he moved into fine dining at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Restaurant Recipe: Brasa's red beans

    Brasa St. Paul has a simple solution to beat the cold

  • Restaurants

    June 18, 2008

    Chef Shack brings curb appeal to summer eats

    For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée

  • Restaurants

    December 26, 2007

    Best Dishes of 2007

    For some, 2007 will forever be the year of wide stances in public bathrooms, but for foodies, other moments stand out

  • Restaurants

    October 27, 1999