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Portillo’s Plans Two More Suburban Locations

Plus a new sushi spot opens in WBL and other food news to know this week. Gird the pickle relish, it’s time to announce the Portillo’s expansion. After launching a Woodbury location, the Chicago hot dog and hot beef sandwich restaurant...Show More Summary

Upstairs Circus Opens Today For Crafters Who Love to Drink

Make nail art while getting hammered Upstairs Circus was born from the unlikely idea of pairing booze with shop class. The Denver-based company is making its Minneapolis debut in a well-scrubbed and reborn location worthy of its crafty reputation. Show More Summary

Nostalgic Beer Returns With A New St. Paul Pub

Yoerg Brewing will open a Bavarian pub this fall Yoerg Brewing Co. was Minnesota’s first commercial brewery and had shut down in 1952. Now, the historic beer is being brewed again on Wabasha Street in St. Paul. Owners Carol Minogue and Thomas Keim bought the trademark and tapped Octopi Brewing in Waunakee, Wisconsin to produce the steam-brewed lager. Show More Summary

Judge Rules Against Surly’s Tip Pooling

The practice of forcing employees to share tips is illegal in Minnesota It has not been a good couple of months for Surly. On top of deciding to close the Brewer’s Table and the subsequent departure of chef Jorge Guzman and losing its...Show More Summary

The Most Iconic Minneapolis Dive Bars

The best places for dark, day drinking and well-worn bar tops Nothing reflects Midwestern pride and hard work ethic like the well-worn elbow grooves in a neighborhood bar. Every week should cap off with a beer, bump, Buck Hunter and a plate of unabashedly greasy good eats. Show More Summary

The Twin Cities' Best Places to Drink When You're Not Drinking

Drinks beyond tea and soda No matter the reason for eschewing the booze, there are plenty of reliable bars and shops serving refreshing nonalcoholic beverages. These drink menus move beyond the well-tread black coffee and name-brand soda options. - by Stacy Brooks Restaurants are in geographical order from East to West.

510 and The Lynhall Are Immediate Hits According to the Star Tribune

Despite being open less than a month It’s only July, but according to Rick Nelson at Star Tribune, it’s already been a beauty of a year for the Minnesota culinary scene. In a recent article, Nelson names a handful of stellar restaurants...Show More Summary

Take a Tour of the Roadhouse Style at Dalton & Wade Whiskey Common

It’s a setting that suits a lot of whiskey and smoked meat. Dalton & Wade Whiskey Common, the North Loop’s newest bar will officially open Wednesday July 19 and will serve dinner seven days a week after that. On the weekends, the menu...Show More Summary

19 Essential Restaurants for Vegetarians in Minneapolis and St. Paul

All the flavor with none of the meat Vegetables are having a heyday at Twin Cities restaurants and with the recent wild success of vegan options like J. Selby's and the Herbivorous Butcher there has never been a better time to dine meat free. Restaurants are in geographical order from East to West.

Erick Harcey Plans to Open His Next Restaurant in Longfellow

After conquering new North cuisine at Upton 43, the creative chef goes casual Chef Erick Harcey has announced plans to open a restaurant at the base of a new apartment building at 46th and Hiawatha in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood. Show More Summary

The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of Summer 2017

Fresh details on exciting new eateries. Dalton & Wade Whiskey Common Location: The T3 Building, 323 N. Washington Avenue Minneapolis Key Players: Paul, John and Corey Abdo: The same family behind the Nicollet Island Inn Projected Opening:...Show More Summary

Where to Eat and Drink in the Lyn/Lake Neighborhood

There's a lot to discover in this thriving Minneapolis neighborhood Lyn-Lake is the aptly named neighborhood found at the intersection of Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street in Uptown,and a huge part of the rock n' roll soul that makes up Minneapolis. Show More Summary

After 60 Years of Music, Motorcycles and Pizza, Dulono’s Uptown Has Closed

The landmark location in Lyn/Lake was unable to come to new lease terms. Fans of the cheese-laden, square-cut, thin crust pizza and cheap pitchers of beer at Dulono’s are going to have to head over to the Warehouse District, Dulono’s...Show More Summary

A Guide to Divine Hot Dogs in the Twin Cities

There's no wrong way to eat a hot dog, but there is no way to fully celebrate summer without having at least one of these delicious takes on the All-American dish. These restaurants prove you don't have to be master of the backyard grill...Show More Summary

Go Inside the Kitchen with Sean Brock and Gavin Kaysen

A look back at Spoon and Stable’s Synergy dinner. On a steamy night, well, steamy Northern standards, Gavin Kaysen stood alongside his longtime friend Sean Brock, intently discussing a dish before them. It wasn’t long before both me threw their heads back in laughter and turned to their respective corners of the pristine kitchen at Spoon and Stable. Show More Summary

The 510 Lounge: Ground Zero For Dining in Elegance Returns

The new era under chef Don Saunders brings life back to the former La Belle Vie Lounge. The stately room at the base of 510 Groveland building in Minneapolis demands a refined restaurant and the address is once again in possession of one. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes at The Strip Club’s Last Night

The intimate scenes of this landmark restaurant’s final dinner. The lights are out, the curtains drawn and the bar has closed one last time at The Strip Club Meat & Fish. The restaurant reigned in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood for nine and a half years. Show More Summary

Where to Eat on the 4th of July

Grab a bite and maybe catch some fireworks. As you head out to your favorite spot for watching fireworks, start the evening off right with a meal with ideal seating for watching the show. While most patio seating is first come firstShow More Summary

Minneapolis City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage Without a Tip Consideration

Small restaurant owners and servers had hoped for a different outcome. The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to pass a landmark $15 per hour minimum wage increase. No special allowances were made for tipped employees. Minneapolis now joins Seattle, San Francisco and Washington D.C., cities that have passed similar measures (though in D.C. Show More Summary

Five Dishes to Try For Five Bucks

Affordable eats from around the Twin Cities. When it comes to eating out, it sometimes can seem like a $5 bill has become as useless as a penny. Even a side of fries can go for eight bucks around these parts. But do some digging — it turns out that a single Abe Lincoln still has some major worth in the Twin Cities. Show More Summary

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