Cossetta's is part of the fabric of St. Paul. What was once a tiny family grocery store has been reborn again. Dave Cossetta, who operates the family business, has built an ambitious expansion, including a rooftop patio and an elegant new restaurant named, Louis (pronounced Louie). We stopped ... More >>
School's in session, the sun is setting earlier in the evening, and there's a distinct chill in the early morning air. There's no denying it--autumn is upon us. Gone are the days when all you feel like eating are crisp salads and cups of frozen yogurt. Whether you're looking to fuel up for fall s ... More >>
Robbinsdale's cherished Italian hot spot Nonna Rosa's pulls in many a weary Minneapolitan who longs for good, old-fashioned food. You know--the kind that doesn't feel the need to be stacked like a game of Jenga to impress you. Husband and wife team chef Francesco and Tina Suglia run a tight, happy l ... More >>
"We emphasize taking pleasure in the doing," Lynne Rossetto Kasper says. "This is not about 'it's got to be right and it's got to be perfect.' "One of the very best things I ever ate was an appetizer made by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. She cracked open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano and drizzled i ... More >>
Owner and General Manager Ramon Ruiz is testing the adage "third time's a charm" with his new Eagan eatery, Andiamo. After two other Italian restaurants have tried and failed in the same location, the odds would seem to be stacked against this most recent tenant in the corner space of this ... More >>
"I scream, you scream, we all scream for...gelato!"The Twin Cities are definitely ice cream towns--wherever you go, you always seem to be within a cone's toss of a scoop shop. But gelato, the Italians' favorite frozen dairy treat, can be hard to come by locally, and somehow never tastes as lu ... More >>
Kate N.G. Sommers
Bar La Grassa has been one of the most heralded restaurants in town recently. We stopped by this week to indulge, trying 10 items off the dinner menu alone, not to mention dessert and drinks.
First up was the plate of prosciutto. Not enough was it to serve outrageously ten ... More >>
www.latavolafresca.comOpera outdoor gourmet eatsNick Schneider, the chef behind this summer's Tavola Fresca garden dining series and Picnic Operetta (playing through September 26), has partnered with Picnic Operetta singer Meredith Cain-Nielson to host a fall dining series, Tavola Lirica, t ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidHere's part two of our chat with Michael Rostance, executive chef at Broders' Cucina Italiana and Pasta Bar in south Minneapolis. (Read part one here.) Today we talk with the veteran chef about the challenges of grilling in front of customers and why American dried pasta will never ... More >>
Kris DrakeGet the lobster gnocchi at Roman Anthony's--or try it DIY at home.Here's a quick recap of this week's Dish column on Grecco's and Roman Anthony's, with the essentials of what you need to know when you go:
A.J. OlmscheidChef Michael Rostance has always faced the pressure to produce, but it wasn't always in the kitchen. His first career was in radio, when he worked as one of the DJs who started the Twin Cities community station KFAI.
Rostance started cooking at the Black Forest Inn in Minneapolis ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidPizza Nea's offer of a free "peach-za," or peach-topped pizza, with the purchase of any other pizza, lasts through Saturday. Lest you still be suspicious of the offer, we can confirm there's no catch: It's a full-sized pie, and peaches on pizza are tasty.
Here's what we found:
When 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' most popular eateries, plus recommenda ... More >>