On Thursday, July 31 seven local chefs will gather at Muse Event Center to celebrate the thin, salty, aged pork wonder that is prosciutto di Parma. They're teaming up with some local breweries and calling the night -- what else? -- Cured & Crafted. Attendees will sample dishes, sip some featured b ... More >>
A few months ago, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges declared this week "The Best Week of Bragging about Minneapolis Ever." The idea, of course, was to get people talking about all the cool things our city has to be proud of -- not that Minneapolitans don't do that all the time anyway.In any event, what ... More >>
Today, the Tampa Bay Times broke the news that the St. Petersburg's First Friday block party has been canceled because of bitterly cold weather.SEE ALSO: Jason DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Dan Barreiro's gripe about Snownami coverageTemperatures in the area are plummeting... all the way down t ... More >>
A fire broke out in an apartment building on the morning of New Year's Day in Cedar-Riverside.
This morning, our old pal Jason DeRusha took to Twitter to announce that the website bearing his name for its URL has been hijacked:Starting the new year with the discovery that someone swiped my expired http://t.co/BchKMxIxFO domain name and placed a Japanese site there.-- Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ) ... More >>
KFAN host Dan Barreiro popularized the term "Snownami" to characterize how Minnesotans, fueled by the scare-mongering local media, react to major snowfalls. (He also popularized "Weather Terrorists" to describe meteorologists.)SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studi ... More >>
That's gotta feel good. Last night, Jason DeRusha managed through Twitter to snag the attention of Pat Sajak, one of his idols while growing up.SEE ALSO: Jason DeRusha cover story spawns hilarious memes Although Sajak is quite active on social media, it's not everyday that the host of one ... More >>
As guests streamed in the entrance to International Market Square, the six competing chefs surveyed the playing field, taking stock of the pantry items, provided by Lund's and Byerly's, considering their ingredients, and sizing each other up. They crossed and uncrossed their arms, picked up knives b ... More >>
Jason DeRusha is never one to shy away from criticism. Our cover story for this week was no exception. Minutes after it went live, he seized onto an unflattering description of his paunch and turned it into a hashtag -- #bulbouswaist.SEE ALSO: Waking up with Jason DeRushaThat led to a series of funn ... More >>
A look behind the scenes with the hardest-working man in Minnesota media
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 >>
Inside the Mall of America tundra, the knives will be sharp, the ingredients strange, and the chefs ready for an all-out throwdown. The annual Chef Challenge competition from Minnesota Monthly magazine pits many of the area's top chefs against one another to win the title and an oversized check. Thi ... More >>
When President Obama spoke in North Minneapolis earlier this month, he characterized his proposed semi-automatic rifle ban as "one thing we can do" to reduce gun violence and thereby save lives. But the numbers suggest a ban of that sort might have minimal impact.SEE ALSO: Would guns in the audience ... More >>
This Week in Food begins with pho and ends with pie, the ideal bookends to the final week in September. 9/27 Mississippi Market offers the chance to meander through Southeast Asian cooking in an entirely gluten-free fashion at Thursday night's class "Cooking Southeast Asian Flavors." The distinct ... More >>
:: ORIGINAL POST :: 2:50 p.m.A water main broke under Nicollet Mall this afternoon, raising concerns that the street could collapse. WCCO anchor Jason DeRusha tweeted the above picture of workers pumping water from under the street."[I]t's 10 times worse underground," DeRusha wrote.
A national roving blogger conference has selected Minneapolis for its next meeting. The conference, called TECHmunch, Includes a panel of such local food writing celebrities like Rachel Hutton, Jason DeRusha, Zoe Francois, Andrew Zimmern, and more. With a meal from food trucks and a reception ( ... More >>
What began as a simple cake walk soon transformed into a sort of sweet vision quest for WCCO newsman Jason DeRusha. "I just don't know how I'm going to get this thing home," he remarked as the cake he'd won from event organizer and James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer loomed beh ... More >>
Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the MarketKitchen in the Market, the commercial kitchen and class space, is giving you a chance to cook alongside some of the Twin Cities' best-known chefs. The market has announced it is pairing with some of the area's top chefs and local food celebrities for ... More >>
The charity event includes a FREE tasting open to the publicOn Sunday, October 30, many of the best-known chefs in the Twin Cities are partnering with Dragsmith Farms at Solera to host a dinner celebrating the local harvest to benefit those who have a hard time putting food on the table. We ... More >>
A benefit with good tasteOrganizers had told the chefs to plan on about 350 people, but they were blown away by the crowd that attended last night's so called "Ramen-Off" competition, where local chefs vied for the title of best noodle soup. They might have guessed they were on to something when ... More >>
Jason DeRusha: Speechless.Maybe it was because he was updating his Twitter feed, or his Facebook status, or his blog, or penning another food column for that fancy magazine across town, but for whatever reason, WCCO's Jason DeRusha forgot to update his TV script this morning -- and hilarity e ... More >>
Jason DeRusha on Twitter: Ventura's a fan.We know what it's like when that gravely voice reaches out and grabs you through the telephone. It's Jesse Ventura. And he wants to talk. Today, though, he wanted to talk with Jason DeRusha at WCCO. The Body had a Good Question. And DeRusha happily ... More >>
Photo: RickDon Shelby and Jason DeRusha pass the hamA ham sandwich has come between WCCO's Good Question-man Jason DeRusha and anchorman Don Shelby. Shelby scorned social media during a broadcast for being little more than a lunchtime gossip tool. DeRusha took to his blog to say, more or less ... More >>
Photo: DeRusha/twitpixFirefighters in DeRusha's homeWCCO's Jason DeRusha found himself the subject of a bona fide news story during the Saturday evening thunderstorms when his Maple Grove home was struck by lightning. DeRusha was watching TV with his wife when they heard the crash, and throu ... More >>
Chef J.D. Fratzke, at left, with his Strip Club cohorts Tim Niver and Aaron Johnson. Since summer's already booking up fast with graduations and weddings and camping trips, you should think about making plans for Monday, July 19th, when chef JD Fratzke and his Strip Club cohorts are donating ... More >>
Photo: PerfectPorridgeCould he win? Good questionWatching from the sidelines as Fox 9's Robyne Robinson draws a boat load of media buzz after being asked to be Matt Entenza's running mate in the governor's race, WCCO's Jason DeRusha weighed in yesterday with some humor. The Good Question man ... More >>
The WCCO reporter isn't sure these are good questions.
If you don't care for it, ignore it. It's not a Good Question, the WCCO newsman tells readers of his blog.
There's no such thing as a secret in Jason DeRusha's book.
People have always been willing to pay for news, Mike Klingensmith says.
These folks did well in the Aughts, and you can't have them, Hollywood. At least not for keepsies.
The TV news guy posts "A short video from our trip to LeSeur to commune with nature and kill birdies."
Featuring Don Shelby!
Friends, strangers pull for official day for WCCO's "Good Question" anchor
Foursquare application helps you keep up with where your friends are eating, drinking, and hanging.
The ubiquitous DeRusha might get a whole day to himself.
You're probably feeling pretty mighty riding that blessed bike around town. Perhaps a little invincible?
That new HD TV you just bought to watch sports and animal documentaries? You might regret it when you turn on the local TV stations and see our newscasters at work.
WCCO's Jason DeRusha discovers that expiration dates are more of an art than a science.
Editor & Publisher wonders why it took three months for the media to pick up on Sen. Larry Craig's arrest. WCCO reporter Jason DeRusha offers plausible answers.