The new wine bar elevates small-plate concepts to new heights
The lowdown on a dozen brand-new trucks hitting the streets this summer
Last week we have a run-down of some of the best wings around town, but if you're looking for something other than sauce-slathered chicken (okay, there's some more of that on this list too) to serve at your game-day party, plenty of restaurants are offering their catering services over the busy week ... More >>
Shtetl Bunny Rye Delicatessen $8 Chopped liver, corned beef, and craft cocktails? When you're at Rye Delicatessen, bellied up to the bar and hankering for something boozy with your pastrami and rye, just say yes. Even the steady barkeep Dale, a self-professed "Schlitz and Jägermeister" man, seemed ... More >>
East St. Paul neighborhood pub boasts surprising food and solid cocktails
A dozen different dishes for under $10
Beautifully crafted Scandinavian food that wows
The Beer Dabbler is always a hot ticket. They're gearing up for the next big bash during Twin Cities Pride this summer, June 22, in Loring Park.Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door (if there are any left by then). The ticket price includes a souvenir six-ounce glass for a two-ounce pou ... More >>
Reviews of two new casual eateries
Reconsider your ideas about two favorite foods
A taste test of three new fast-casual restaurants
Who has the best Twin Cities tube steaks?While the Twin Cities may not exactly be Chicago where hot dogs are concerned, we've still managed to establish a pretty diverse sausage scene. There are a few familiar faces on this list of Top 10 best places to grab a wiener, including past City Pages Be ... More >>
Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu
Loopnet.comThe Auriga building has sat vacant for years...The former home of Auriga, at 1930 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis has been shuttered for four years, slowly decaying--graffiti on the building, weeds in the parking lot--all the while. Fortunately, a new team of restaurateurs plans to ... More >>
Spicy meatballs of love...The simple joy of a gently spiced meat sandwich filled with hummus should not be overlooked, especially when you can survey its beautiful contents through the deli glass before they meet their enrobing pita. Add to that a cheery person who assembles your lunch with a kin ... More >>
Somali steak sandwich and AfroSteak dinner with basmati riceOver the last 20 years, Minnesota has welcomed the largest community of Somali-Americans in the country. Many of these immigrant families have located near the West Bank of the U of M campus. As a result, the area has seen its share of Afr ... More >>
Look deep into my olives and tell me what you see When Dan Esrig graduated with a degree in geography from Macalester College last year, he realized what he wanted was in his own back yard. He wanted to open a sandwich spot that would serve the student's need for late night, affordable food ... More >>
Good food shows up in Minneapolis in surprising places
Michelle Bruch Brothers Deli is a fixture on the mall. Staff aren't afraid to wait out a little rain. The Brothers Deli street cart has been rained out only a couple of times in nine weeks, so you can count on it to stay outdoors as long as the weather holds out. Brothers Deli is one ... More >>
Crowning a new banh mi king!The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>
David Fhima returns with new Lowertown restaurant
In a rush at the grocery store? Flying to your next activity as soon as you get the groceries in the fridge? Hit the co-op deli for a flavor-packed break that will only cost a few minutes, but provide a day's worth of flavor.
The catfish po' boy is No. 1 at Sea SaltWhen you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities ... More >>
wikimedia commonsFresh strawberries for a summer salad.Now that June is finally starting to seem a bit more like summer, you might be feeling like a meal that feels like summer too. Jeff Burstein from the Brothers Deli in downtown Minneapolis shares a recipe for a different kind of salad. The ... More >>
Clancey's and Cheeky Monkey make us forget the ghosts of hams past. One just a bit more than the other. Find out which.
The best thing to come out of Indochina's French Colonial era...
The metro area has several great places to grab fine foods and great take-out. Surdyk's Deli falls into that category.
Is Arby's going down? It might even be doing so without a fight.
Brianno's in Eagan slings some pretty mean "Italian-American" classics and an inability to decide left me officiating a head-to-head sandwich throwdown.
Real Meal Deli opened today, featuring baked goods, homemade soups and meaty lunch specials.
Pastrami Jack's goes down swinging.
The moment I walked into Jasmine Deli I knew it was unpolished enough to be my kind of place.
The Kids talk sandwiches, snowboarding, and synthesizers
The venerable eatery brings its retro fast food to Northeast
A shiksa's guide to being bubbe at the Hanukkah table
Fine-dining northern lights open affordable annexes
The most extravagant cookies in the Twin Cities revealed, devoured
A quartet of places offer creative solutions to potluck-season woes
Amie, a new take-away shop in south Minneapolis, makes scratch cooking for your everyday ease
Buon Giorno brings sorrow, Italian-style
From hot dogs to headcheese: A Midwesterner's guide
The Sandwich Even a Critic Never Tires Of, and Other Happy Surprises