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    July 22, 2014

    Anne Rucker of Bogart's Doughnut Co. on success, new flavors, and quitting her day job

    Anne Rucker of Bogart's Doughnut Co. -- south Minneapolis's latest pastry shop sensation -- has worn many hats in her lifetime. Rucker's former job as an attorney left her craving a creative outlet, which she eventually found in the form of Bogart Loves, a food blog named after her great aunt Esther ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    First Look: Sober Fish blends sushi and Thai standards in former True Thai space

    First it was Drunken Fish. Then it was Drunken Sake. Now, after weeks of debate over the name, the restaurant that took over the former True Thai space has settled on a permanent moniker -- Sober Fish. According to a Sober Fish waitress, the Seward neighborhood found the first two names overly sug ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    First Look: Lago Tacos in Lyn-Lake

    When you consider the high concentration of bars in Uptown and tendency for people to be out late and on foot, there's an alarming lack of tacos in that neighborhood. Or there was until very recently, when World Street Kitchen debuted their lamb belly and jerk beef fusion ones and Nico's Tacos ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Lago Tacos to open in former Heidi's space on Thursday

    If you ask us, Minneapolis could always use more tacos. Fortunately, this year has been fruitful on the corn tortilla front. Boca Chica celebrated 50 years of service with $1 tacos in March, Taco Cat started delivering tacos by bicycle in April, and now Lago Tacos, Excelsior's lakeside taco joint, i ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    First look: La Fresca

    For Hector Ruiz, life in South Minneapolis is Grand. The chef is owner of three restaurants -- Cafe Ena, Rincon 38, and now, La Fresca -- all located on Grand Avenue, all within blocks of each other. His latest venture opened last weekend, promising nuevo Mexican cuisine, and we stopped by for a fir ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Minneapolis bakeries named among the nation's 50 best

    Flour and fat and favorable reviews. That's what it's all about for the two Minneapolis bakeries recently featured on the Daily Meal's list of the 50 Best Bakeries in America.  Like most food and cooking blogs, the Daily Meal site is currently flooded with tips on carving turkey and t ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Great Food Truck Race Season 4 rolls through the Twin Cities

    Tikka Tikka Taco running in the Great Food Truck RaceThis weekend the final four food trucks competing in Season 4 of the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race rolled through town peddling their wares. They teamed up with our local MN Food Truck Association to draw in the hungry crowds.See Also:Great ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    New Twin Cities tacos and bar food to fall for

    A taste of Minneapolis burger joint Zeke's Unchained Animal and St. Paul taqueria Tacos, Nachos, and Beer

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    March 13, 2013

    Our favorite Twin Cities food trends

    A closer look at some of the hottest plates in restaurants around the metro

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    February 27, 2013

    Signature Dish: Saffron's chef Sameh Wadi

    In the search for the Twin Cities' best culinary creations, we often come across dishes that stop us mid-bite and force us to reflect on the level of thought and artistry chefs put into their work. The efforts of the chefs are often laborious, and the end results are regularly consumed before the fu ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Lady Gaga's tour rider uncovered

    It's no secret that Lady Gaga can be a high-maintenance gal. The woman is a walking MOMA exhibit with her unbelievable wardrobe. While she's not sporting her craziest styles out and about these days, she's still the same old Gaga we know and love. The latest financial drama between Gaga and her ex ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Cheap eats around the Twin Cities

    A dozen different dishes for under $10

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    August 29, 2012

    MN State Fair food adventures by the dozen

    From poutine and bacon ice cream to sweety balls on a stick

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    June 27, 2012

    The Tin Fish vs. Sea Salt Eatery's fish tacos

    Summer is upon us and with it the inexplicable desire to eat outside in the hot sun, preferably using only our hands. Summer is conducive to many a hand-held culinary experience in Minnesota: ice cream cones, hot dogs, and just about anything you can get your greasy hands on from a food truck or the ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Bloomy's Roast Beef: A first look at the new food truck

    It's clear that a lot of love and care went into the new Bloomy's food truck. If the tender-as-a-mother's-love roast beef wasn't enough, there's also the chronicle that owners Katie J and Ryan Bloomstrom maintained on their blog. Katie's writing is so candid and charming it's hard not be pulling for ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    LivingSocial launches Gourmet dinner series

    ​As the daily coupon deals begin to flood our in-boxes, the companies are working on differentiating themselves. LivingSocial recently expanded to include a new offer it's calling Gourmet, which is described as "an invitation-only collection of culinary experiences." LivingSocial is launching its ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Zoe Francois, author, blogger & pastry chef: Chef Chat, part 2

    Photo Credit: Susan PowersThe Dutchess of Dough, Zoë François​Bestselling cookbook author Zoë François sat down with us in between promoting her new book, with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, creating desserts for Linden Hills hot spot restaurant Tilia, blogging, and parenting for a conversation abo ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    3 Tiers gets 3 cheers for brunch

    Lisa NguyenThe perfect spot to start the day​3 Tiers Bakery has been in the Nokomis neighborhood since 2009 and recently expanded from cakes, cookies, and treats to breakfast and lunch offerings. The atmosphere is warm and casual, with locals chatting over coffee and scones at the bakery count ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Sonora Grill comes to Midtown Global Market

    Scratch-made Spanish-Latin fast food

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    July 13, 2011

    Republic at Seven Corners does bar food better

    Prices are student-friendly and there's even house-made ketchup

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    June 22, 2011

    Bread & Pickle upgrades concessions at Lake Harriet

    Barbette executive chef created the menu

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    June 8, 2011

    The Six15 Room now open at the Grand Hotel

    Six15 RoomThe Grand Hotel's lounge gets a major makeover. ​The San Francisco-based Kimpton boutique hotel chain recently took over the Grand Hotel in downtown Minneapolis and put the property under a major renovation. The Zahtar restaurant upstairs is still intact, but the lobby-side lounge go ... More >>

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    March 13, 2011

    Flamingo Restaurant's vegetarian combo: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 60

    Sara RiceUnlike Skittles, this rainbow has more than one flavor​The Midway area of St. Paul is a veritable melting pot, bringing together cultures from around the world. One point where two of them -- Somali and Ethiopian -- meet, is Flamingo Restaurant.

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    February 21, 2011

    Salty Tart Bakery's pastry cream-filled brioche: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 80

    Anne RuckerScone who? Once you go brioche you'll never go back.​Salty Tart Bakery just may have created the perfect breakfast pastry. Bagels, scones, and muffins are all fine and good, but once you indulge in this sweet and tender brioche bun you'll never go back to your boring old coffee shop st ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Faces bakery, Wayzata High team up for better school lunches

    Michelle LeonFaces bakery offers students pizza, bread, and other favorites​Complaining about school lunches is a time-honored student tradition, but it's a lot harder for the students at Wayzata High this year. The school is teaming up with entrepreneur Kyle Hale and executive chef David Fhim ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Heidi's opens tomorrow, but we already dined there

    Heidi and Stewart Woodman are opening Heidi's 2.0 on 1/1/11​Last February, Heidi's was claimed by fire just hours after chef and owner Stewart Woodman was named one of the Top 20 Chefs in the Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. Luckily for Twin Cities food lovers, the Woodmans weren't about t ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Dessa playing intimate New Year's Eve show at the Aster Cafe

    ​Hot on the heels of this weekend's wildly successful hat trick of Doomtree Blowout shows in the Mainroom, the Aster Cafe has announced a very cool New Year's Eve show in their limited-capacity space with Dessa. As we wrote about last month, the Aster has recently been revamped as an intimate "lis ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Pregaming Thanksgiving with Wisconsin's best cheeses

    We're thankful for cheese​Want to impress your Thanksgiving guests with some of the best--and, at times, hardest to get--cheeses in the country? The two cheeses produced by Uplands Cheese in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, fit the bill: the extra-aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve was recently named Best in S ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Epic Sandwich: Clancey's goes far beyond a butcher shop

    Clancey's Meat and Fish sells top-notch meat products and applies the same ethic to their artisan sandwiches. Just watch out for the mustard.

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    April 28, 2009

    Chef Eats: 20.21's Asher Miller

    Chef Asher Miller fuels himself on an array of eats, including, recently, a 2-pound dorade.

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    February 18, 2009

    Epic Sandwich: Shish Cafe's Gyros Wrap

    Shish Cafe in St. Paul makes good on a classic.

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    December 11, 2008
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    May 28, 2008

    First Look: Gandhi Mahal

    Anyone bemoaning the lack of good solid northern Indian cuisine — former Bostonians and Chicagoans are probably prime candidates — will want to get over to the newly opened Gandhi Mahal, next door to Midori's on 27th Ave. and East Lake. On a recent visit, nicely spiced chicken tikka ma ... More >>

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    April 18, 2007

    Spice Shack

    Kabobs is the greatest thing to happen in Minnesota-Hyderabad cuisine, ever

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