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Doug Flicker and Amy Greeley Are Revitalizing a Neighborhood Bar

With a family-friendly vibe, Tron and handmade American cheese. “You brought a baby to a bar,” Reese Witherspoon’s character in Sweet Home Alabama uttered for laughs, but for some folks, a neighborhood bar that’s open to families isn’t such a foreign concept. Show More Summary

Bucking Western Trend, Excelsior Restaurant Opening Closer to the City

Wayzata’s Coalition will open a second location in Edina. While some restauranteurs are moving westward (like, say Gavin Kaysen) at least one is moving east. Chef Eli Wollenzien along with business partner and childhood friend Deacon...Show More Summary

JonnyPops Spreads Kindness With Free Treats

Next Friday, line up for some free smoothie pops. Admit it: you could really, really use an ice cream treat right about now. Minnesota based JonnyPops, producer of all-natural frozen fruit and cream pops, wants to share some kindness...Show More Summary

Restaurants Close in Solidarity For A Day Without Immigrants

Some of your favorite eateries might not be open Thursday. On Thursday, February 16, restaurants across the country will either close for the day or attempt to get by on a skeletal crew due to a national protest known as “A Day Without...Show More Summary

Bye Bye Marin, Hello Mercy

It’s the same chef, but a whole new restaurant inside Le Meridien Chambers hotel. Marin Restaurant and Bar in downtown Minneapolis will close on Monday, February 20 in preparation for its rebirth as Chef Mike Rakun’s new concept, which...Show More Summary

Four Things to Know About Bottle Rocket Now Open

The Mac Groveland remodel of Scusi is now serving a full bar. Just in time for the biggest dining night of the year, Bottle Rocket threw open its doors February 14. The location, just off of Fairview Avenue on St. Clair in St. Paul’s quiet Mac/Groveland was recently occupied by Scusi and is still under the same ownership of Blue Plate Company. Show More Summary

Plenty of Twin Cities Representation on the James Beard Awards Semifinalists

The long list highlights our homegrown talent. Beard season has officially arrived: Today the James Beard Foundation released its list of Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists for 2017 and there are some familiar names on the list...Show More Summary

A Little Kitsch and a Lot of Class Inside Northeast’s New Bad Waitress

The second outpost of the Eat Street Diner opens February 17. In just one week and a day, the newest Bad Waitress will be open for business in Northeast. The new location from husband and wife team Andy and Mary Cohen brings their stacks...Show More Summary

Five Things to Know Before Going to the Finally-Open Lexington

The city’s most anticipated restaurant revival has arrived. It’s easily the most anticipated restaurant return in recent memory, but tonight the lights will glow behind that historic Lexington sign once again on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue. Show More Summary

Exciting Pop Ups on the Horizon

Spices and comfort are what February calls for. Spotlight Series: caucASIAN As a part of Travail’s popular Spotlight series, Chef Nate Stefanski will be taking over the kitchen and creating a menu of Asian-inspired dishes for this pop up, which will run Wednesdays through Saturdays until the end of February, with two seatings. Show More Summary

Warm Up with Good Eats This February

Pork a thousand ways and Valentine cookies are on the docket are this month. Photo courtesy Upton 43 Chef Erick Harcey is welcoming another Chef of the Year into his kitchen. Chef’s Table at Upton 43 The Chef's Table at Upton 43 is a sight to behold. Show More Summary

Where to Eat Brunch in Minneapolis and St. Paul, February 2017

Get up and eat this weekend! With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmaps, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now, it's just as easy to find which restaurants...Show More Summary

Eater Minneapolis Is Now Eater Twin Cities

Today we’re changing the name of Eater Minneapolis to better represent our coverage of the area. It’s clear that St. Paul’s dining scene deserves equal spotlight with Minneapolis’, and while we’ve done this in Eater’s day-to-day coverage, the name of the site has never reflected it. Show More Summary

The 20 Essential Twin Cities Pizza Restaurants

Slice by ooey, gooey slice. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to the perfect pizza. Do you want those toppings seasonal? Classic? What about the thickness of the cheese? Is it a saucy little number your heart desires or something...Show More Summary

Retro Games, Deceptive Drinks and Rube Goldberg Mini Golf: Where to Dine and Play in the Twin Cities

Whether it is the first date or the 200th, sometimes staring at each other over a plate of ubiquitous Brussel sprouts can be awkward and a bit, well, ordinary. Put some zip into an evening out by exploring some thrilling dine, drink and play options popping up all around the Twin Cities metro area. Show More Summary

Minneapolis Dive Bars For All Your Valentine's Day Needs

Here at Eater we aren't big fans of Valentine's Day. The over-priced, over-crowded and over-done holiday is way too often the amateur hour of romance. There isn't a seat to spare, a sliver of patience from the overwhelmed restaurantShow More Summary

Cochon 555 Returns to the Twin Cities

Pork, wine and killer cocktails are just around the corner. The Cochon555 Tour will make a stop in Minneapolis for the third time on Sunday, February 19. Cochon555 is an epic culinary competition focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs. Show More Summary

Five Things to Know About the Lexington Opening Today

Our most anticipated restaurant revival has arrived. It’s easily the most anticipated restaurant return in recent memory, but tonight the lights will glow behind that historic Lexington sign once again on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue. Reservations...Show More Summary

A Little Kitch and a Lot of Class Inside Northeast’s New Bad Waitress

The second outpost of the Eat Street Diner opens February 17. In just one week and a day, the newest Bad Waitress will be open for business in Northeast. The new location from husband and wife team Andy and Mary Cohen brings their stacks...Show More Summary

S.W. Craft Bar is Closing in St. Paul

An obscure location gets the better of this Latin Asian establishment. After nearly a decade in the sometimes brutal dining landscape of downtown Saint Paul, Senior Wong Craft Bar (also known in hipper circles as S.W. Craft Bar) will close on February 18. Show More Summary

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