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A Food Fan Handbook for the Great Northern and Winter Carnival

Two winter festivals, one tasty guide The Twin Cities are whipped up into a righteous winter froth right now with a collective excitement of a jittery snow globe dweller. Vikings! Super Bowl! Temperatures above zero! The Winter Carnival...Show More Summary

In Bloom: The Keg and Case Anchor Restaurant Has a Name

Corner Table and Revivals owners release new details The most exciting restaurant to open in the Schmidt Brewery’s Keg and Case Development will be In Bloom from Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone opening late spring of 2018 on West 7th in St. Show More Summary

2018 Restaurant Closures

These are the eateries we’ve lost this year From institutions we thought would be around forever to new places gone too soon, these are the Twin Cities restaurants who have shuttered this year.

Six Szechuan Restaurants to Satiate Spice Cravings

The best of China’s spiciest province in the Twin Cities Just a few short years ago there was almost no representation of the Sichuan (or Szechuan in the states) Province’s style of Chinese cooking in the metro area, but times have changed. Show More Summary

Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar Gets the Heave Ho

Allegedly building owners are forcing the wildly popular place out of business It’s been nearly ten years of rum and Caribbean barbecue in Stillwater for chef Shawn Smalley and just a few days ago, he learned his restaurant would have to close. Show More Summary

8 Outdoor Bars to Drink the Winter Weather Away

Cold air, don’t care “When things get very cold, things change,” John Jarrell, the president of Materials Science Associates in Rhode Island told the Washington Post in a January 4th article on things that fail in extreme cold. In Minnesota,...Show More Summary

Adam Eaton’s Deli Has Found an Uptown Address

The long-rumored restaurant lands at Bryant and Lake Street Restaurant owner Tim Niver, chef Adam Eaton and front-of-house whiz Laurel Elm have been looking to land a location for their deli plans as far back as 2016. Yesterday, the three, who also own and operate Lowertown’s Saint Dinette, confirmed that bagels are coming to Uptown. Show More Summary

Big E’s Plotting a North Minneapolis Soul Food Comeback

His sights are set on the Victory neighborhood Eric Austin, otherwise known by many as Big E, launched a GoFundMe campaign on December 26th designed to bring his signature soul food back to Minneapolis, but this time on the northernShow More Summary

Iconic Roast Beef Sandwich Shop Closes

Maverick’s last day is Wednesday January 9 Open since 1999, Maverick’s Roast Beef has been roasting and thin slicing rosey-colored meat onto buns daily for lines of dedicated fans. Today the family-owned restaurant announced that Wednesday January 9 would be its last day of business. Show More Summary

The 38 Essential Twin Cities Restaurants, Fall 2017

A snapshot of Twin Cities dining The Eater 38 answers, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite, alphabetically sorted list covers Minneapolis and St. Paul (inside the perimeters, loosely), spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies every restaurant need. Show More Summary

The Second Coming of Nye’s Lands This Week

They kept the light fixtures, but can they recapture the magic? After ending a 66-year run in 2016, the owners, Rob and Toy Jacob, of Nye’s Polonaise Room are tackling a new project called Nye’s Piano Bar. The new spot is slated to open in Northeast Minneapolis Thursday. Show More Summary

The Storied History of Nye’s Polonaise Room

The historic restaurant that just won’t die Nye’s Polonaise Room stood unmarked by time as Minneapolis ebbed and flowed around it. The glittering booths, the world’s most dangerous polka band, the piano bar that would invite anyone interested...Show More Summary

South Minneapolis’ Saguaro Shutters After This Weekend

The AZ/Mex eatery lasted three years After three years of serving up tacos, fajitas, and hand-crafted margaritas with an Arizona-Mexican flair, Saguaro is closing its doors forever after this weekend. Sunday, January 7th will be theShow More Summary

The Hottest Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul Right Now, January 2017

The best pasta, steaks, and water fern cakes to be had right now More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: What's new? What's hot? Where should I eat right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial...Show More Summary

15 Restaurants to Go Gluten Free

Decadent dining without the dreaded bread bulge Gluten-free dining has evolved from something that garnered a side eye, to an embraced and better understood way of healthier eating. From bakeries to fine dining to grab and go eateries, there are plenty of delicious dishes that not only don’t have any gluten involved. Show More Summary

The Impossible “Bleeding” Vegetarian Burger Debuts at Hell’s Kitchen

The fake-out meat-free patty lands in the Twin Cities The Impossible Burger, the ultimate fake-out in meat-free, meaty eating has been making headlines as it debuts across the country and it has finally arrived in the Twin Cities. Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis. Show More Summary

This Glamorous Restaurant Earns Dubious Honor of First 2018 Closure

510 Lounge has closed Don Saunders has made the decision to shutter his second restaurant the 510 Lounge inside the historic 510 Groveland building. The address was perhaps most famous as the former home to fine-dining jewel, La Belle Vie. Saunders’ opened the slightly-more casual Lounge with private event space in July. Show More Summary

Food Experts Declare Headline Predictions for 2018

What will dominate the news next year? Every year Eater reaches out to friends who cover the food scene and ask what their best —and worst — meals of the past year have been. Today food critics, bloggers, and seriously culinary fans are weighing in on which restaurants they found themselves returning to time and again. Show More Summary

Critics Choose the Best Restaurant Meal of 2017

We made them pick Every year Eater reaches out to friends who cover the food scene and ask what their best —and worst — meals of the past year have been. Today food critics, bloggers, and seriously culinary fans are weighing in on which restaurants they found themselves returning to time and again. Show More Summary

The Most Beautiful Restaurants of 2017

These places made the Twin Cities a more beautiful place to dine Earlier this year, Eater Awarded the best restaurant design to Young Joni, which readers also selected. That is just one of a slew of gorgeous restaurants that opened in...Show More Summary

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