Dairy and Eggs

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    6 Wisconsin Cheeses to Try and Where You Can Find Them in the Twin Cities

    Cheese makers from America's Dairyland brought back a haul of awards from the recent American Cheese Society awards, held in Sacramento, California earlier this summer. In dozens of categories -- such as "Rindless blue-veined, made from goat's milk" and "aged cheddar, aged over 48 months, all milks" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    30 best breakfasts in the Twin Cities

    Editor's Note: We have painstakingly researched breakfast across the Twin Cities one bite at a time for the past few months and have compiled our findings here for you. Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station. But when you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Put down the Kraft: 8 easy steps to arranging the perfect cheese plate

    Here's the scenario: You're invited to a dinner party. Because you know a thing or two about being a good dinner party guest, you ask your host if you can possibly bring anything in order to lighten their load. You're hoping to be assigned dinner rolls or, even better, to be told to "just bring your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    St. Paul Cheese Shop introduces line of sandwich "melts"

    St. Paul Cheese Shop is a cheese-lover's paradise, a distinction they're doubling down on with their recent menu addition.The Mac-Groveland shop has added to its repertoire du fromage a new line of "melts," hot pressed grilled cheese sandwiches. With brimming cases of high-end cheeses and towering s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Minnesota Cheese Fest: Perfect weather, local foods, and a whole lot of cheese

    After a rocky start in 2012, marked by long lines and unhappy ticket holders, the Minnesota Cheese Festival hit its stride in year three. The fromage-filled fest took over the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Sunday and delighted cheese-lovers with cooking demonstrations an ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Hammer & Sickle is red hot

    The new Uptown vodka bar delivers real-deal Russian fare

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Homemade Tom & Jerry: A drink of the week for the homebound

    When it comes down to the brass tacks of spending the holidays at your childhood home, let's face it: It's not all decking the halls in your finest gay apparel, caroling, and carrying on. It's also soul-crushing traffic, tiny twin beds, or struggling to wrap anything other than a square box (we stil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 82, Keys Cafe's Eggs Benedict

    Fans of Eggs Benedict know all too well that variations of the rich breakfast dish can be found all around the Twin Cities: Some good, some bad, this dish is no longer a breakfast staple, it's now considered a perfectly good lunch, or a late-night dinner. The no-frills eggs benny from Keys Café is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    The Wedge and Wheel: New cheese shop coming to Stillwater

    We first spotted Chris Kohtz at the Minnesota Cheese Festival, scoping out his favorite cheeses and plotting how he'd stock his case. We were pleased to learn his new gourmet cheese shop, the Wedge and Wheel, is on the verge of opening in Stillwater.See Also:Minnesota Cheese Festival returns and exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Top 5 Cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger Day

    The hamburger is a solid dish, but slap a slice of cheese on it and you have yourself an American institution. We were happy to learn that today is National Cheeseburger Day,  a perfect excuse to tuck into our favorite burgers. Here are the local cheeseburgers we'll be celebrating today. See A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Minnesota Cheesefest Hits Its Stride

    While last year's inaugural event resulted in long lines and too little cheddar for the sampling, this year's Minnesota Cheesefest at the Minnesota State Fair grounds was quite the opposite.See Also:Minnesota Cheesefest founder talks about lessons learned

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Marin at the Chambers Hotel adds brunch service

    After taking the summer months to settle in, Marin Restaurant & Bar at the Chambers Hotel has decided to ramp up its offerings and add weekend brunch service.The NoCal-inspired restaurant does mostly low-cal elegance, but brunch is a time to indulge and get all your food groups into one killer m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Minnesota Cheese Festival returns and expands

    Something pungent this way wafts: the Minnesota Cheese Festival returns September 13-14 as a two-day festival of all the gooey good. This year they've also paired with the newly-formed Minnesota Cheese Guild (a not-for-profit group that raises awareness of artisan cheeses) to create a weekend-long s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Minnesota Cheesefest pre-party at Heidi's

    Fans of the gooey, chewy and pungent stuff have an exclusive opportunity to feast upon a preview of this year's upcoming Cheesefest. On August 8, the newly formed Minnesota Cheese Guild along with Heidi's restaurant will host a dinner they're calling, "A Cheese Lover's Dream."See Also:2011 Best New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Northeast Social, Northbound Brewpub add brunch service

    Northeast Social and Northbound Brewpub. We like 'em both and visit often, but we couldn't help but feel there's been something missing from two of our best-loved neighborhood spots. One's a go-to for date night dinner and the other for anytime casual drinks, but there's no doubt they could als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Homemade cheese linked to Salmonella outbreak in Minneapolis

    Homemade food is all the rage these days, with everything from basement breweries to kimchi-making in the kitchen. However, sometimes the goods don't turn out as well as expected. Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Health revealed that more than two dozen people in Minneapolis have gotten sick f ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 13, 2013

    Our favorite Twin Cities food trends

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

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    40-year-old cheddar cheese to be sold in Wisconsin

    Edward Zahn was cleaning out the walk-in cooler in his Oconto, Wisconsin-based County Line Cheese shop when he came upon a very happy accident: several boxes of cheddar cheese that had been repeatedly pushed back by new products over the years.If it were almost any other foodstuff, Zahn's discovery ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 8, 2012

    JJ's offers cafe fare without frills

    Wine and coffee bistro keeps it plain and simple

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Minnesota Cheese Festival organizer talks about lessons learned

    Minnesotans love their summer festivals. It makes sense. This is a horrifically cold and awful place to live (It's true. Admit it. Give up the ghost. Winter is awful) most of the year, so we try to cram as much fun as we can into our two habitable months. This sense of urgency might also explain why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Sofitel Minneapolis celebrates National Cheese Day with free cheese

    Broadening your knowledge of international cheeses can be a very enjoyable--but very expensive--project. And with over 670 recognized types of cheese, it's hard to know where to start without getting overwhelmed ... and over-cheesed. Finding small-scale, local events here and there can cut a lifetim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Minnesota Cheese Festival founder says wheels are turning for June 3 event

    Minnesota is known for lots of things. Lakes, casseroles, and an intentional lack of eye contact immediately come to mind. What Minnesota in not particularly known for is cheese. That's been the hallmark of our neighbors to the east since the borders were drawn. Whitney McChane is on a one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Top 10 macaroni & cheese dishes in the Twin Cities

    ​If ever there was a loaded dish, it is this. A dish full of fat, cream, cheese, and nostalgia, and so hearty it can redeem the saddest, most downtrodden day. When eaters speak of comfort food, so often they speak of macaroni and cheese.  After scouring the Twin Cities for the dishes, armed w ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 14, 2011

    Element Wood Fire Pizza opens in northeast Minneapolis

    Gourmet pizza is crowded territory around here

  • Restaurants

    November 30, 2011

    Maeve's is perfect drop-in spot for any meal

    Cafe has small but thoughtful menu

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Chef John Michael Lerma's gingerbread cookies sweeten up the holidays [RECIPE]

    ​Now that the turkey is done, the relatives have made themselves scarce, and the cranberry sauce stains have been addressed, it's time to kick this holiday season business into high gear. It's time to get our bake on.  For ideas we turned to area cookbook author, chef, and television personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Got Flaxmilk? North Dakota farmers create a new dairy alternative

    Flax USAA local alternative to soy or rice milk.​Health nuts like to sprinkle a little flax seed into granola, smoothies, and the like, to give their diet a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, with the hopes of reducing cholesterol and helping their hearts, among other things. Historically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Simply Steve's food truck hits the streets

    Tom PilcherSimply Steve's, awaiting the lunchtime hordes.​ Steve Ramlow has been busy lately. The other day, the owner of the new Minneapolis food truck Simply Steve's was rummaging around his kitchen as he finished up a batch of Strawberry Shortcake Sliders for the Minneapolis Farmer's Market la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Heartland begins serving brunch this weekend!

    Heartland opens its doors for weekend brunch!​Exciting news from chef Lenny Russo: starting this Saturday, June 18, Heartland will be serving weekend brunch. Former Heartland chef de cuisine Robb Moore, who left to open the now-shuttered Cru in Blaine, collaborated on the menu with Russo and w ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 9, 2011

    Mozza Mia Pizzeria gets fresh

    Gourmet pizza for mozzarella lovers

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Raw milk: Sens. Nienow, Dahms, and Robling want easier access

    kthread on FlickrRaw Milk: some lawmakers want more of it​State senators Sean Nienow, Gary Dahms, and Claire Robling are pushing legislation to make raw milk more widely available in Minnesota, even though the state health department says drinking it poses a serious health risk. The bill would al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Pizza Nea offers free 'za...topped with carbonara?

    ​Eggs, potatoes, Gruyere, and proscuitto...on a pizza? Yep, and Pizza Nea will let skeptical diners try it for free, as long as they order another pie (we like the Melanzana, with eggplant, roasted red and yellow peppers, mozzarella, goat cheese, onions, parsley and crushed San Marzano tomat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Today is National Sandwich Day

    You never need an excuse to eat a sandwich, maybe just a reminder now and then. Here's your reminder.

  • Restaurants

    June 10, 2009

    Burger Jones, Five Guys, Smashburger

    The Twin Cities can has cheezburger?

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Bill would allow WIC vouchers for organics

    A Winona legislator seeks organic food options for WIC program.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Canadian "raw milk crusader" awaits ruling

    Ontario dairy farmer takes on Canada's raw milk ban.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009 is cheesy, but useful

    A new interactive website helps pair wine, beer, and spirits with cheese.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    The Hot Dish Preview: 8/01/08

    Hot Dish
    A sneak preview of tomorrow's City Pages Hot Dish food newsletter.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2008

    Mill City Market General Store

    A new sales arrangement allows more small purveyors to sell their wares.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    A Recipe for a Perfect Cheesy Weekend Getaway

    Bass Lake Cheese
    A how-to guide for a quick cross-border jaunt into a weekend wine and cheese getaway.

  • Restaurants

    December 5, 2007

    Big Wheels

    Part two of our guide to the best cheeses of the Twin Cities—ever

  • Restaurants

    November 28, 2007

    Cheese Supreme

    Local cheese is better than it's ever been. Here's the first of a two-part guide to the rarest, best, and most glorious examples.

  • Restaurants

    June 20, 2007

    Cheese It

    Premier Cheese Market adds new life to the old milk scene

  • Restaurants

    April 12, 2006

    Take the Cannoli

    Are the best cannoli in the world available to Minnesotans, and even Bismarckers? Dear Dara finds out.

  • Restaurants

    January 19, 2005

    Red Sauce Reverie

    Southern Italian food goes over gangbusters in Southern Minneapolis

  • Restaurants

    May 26, 2004

    Burger Meisters, Revisited

    Reader mail brings more, more, more nominations for the region's best burger

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