The Year in Food 2017

Fresh pasta at Tenant

Fresh pasta at Tenant Eliesa Johnson

If ever there was a year we needed to eat our feelings, 2017 was it.

Luckily, there’s no better place to forget Russian collusion with a perfect foie gras or let a stunning plate of pasta transport you to a world without tax reform than this, a city with a culinary scene so vibrant that in October, the Wall Street Journal called it one of the top 10 travel destinations in the world.

Thanks to the chefs, restaurants, bartenders, and brewers who helped make the past 12 months ever so slightly more bearable. And now, without further ado, our look back on the year in food.

Felicitations and farewells: We say hello to the new restaurants that landed on the scene and pour one (or several) out for those that said goodbye – click here to read

Headline-stealing stories of 2017: These bits of news transcended food – click here to read 

Playing favorites: Chefs sound off on the best thing they ate last year (that didn't come out of their own kitchen) – click here to read

Another year in the books: Up your own culinary game with cookbooks from Minnesota authors – click here to read

You like us! You really like us!: A look back on the awards area chefs (and breweries) took home in 2017... – click here to read

Trend talk: ... and a look forward to the trends local tastemakers want to see more (or way less) of in 2018 – click here to read