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Hewing Hotel Is Flying In A New Chef To Take the Helm

The chef who opened Tullibee leaves behind a great lefse legacy. It’s been four months of fire-roasted vegetables, killer fries and a lefse straight from the Norse gods, Grae Nonas is packing up his knives and moving on from Tullibee inside the new Hewing hotel. Show More Summary

Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den Will Become Mr. Steven’s Snuggery

Like any good horror story, something else is stirring in the den. It must have been a shot to the head. Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den, the creepy-themed dive bar in North Minneapolis, announced it’s own demise with a Facebook post last night declaring the murder of Donny. Show More Summary

St. Paul Bagelry Opening in Minneapolis and More Food News

The ice cream with a donut garnish dream could be a reality. The St. Paul Bagelry, which produces arguably the best bagels in the Twin Cities, is just a couple of weeks away from opening a second location, this time in the Zest Building on Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis. Show More Summary

Another Chef Is Opening a New Wayzata Eatery

Mike Rakun will open a breakfast and lunch eatery lakeside. Mike Rakun is best known for his healthful, tasty cuisine at Mill Valley Kitchen and the forthcoming Mercy in downtown Minneapolis. Now, the chef is opening a new breakfast and lunch restaurant on the Promenade development in Wayzata. Show More Summary

New Gastropub Open on the Eastside

Brunson’s Pub brings back the beauty of $1 popcorn. There’s another new eatery on Payne Avenue, adding to the burgeoning food neighborhood in St. Paul’s Eastside. Brunson’s Pub is now open at 956 Payne Avenue. Owned by Thomas and Molly...Show More Summary

The Essential Ramen Restaurants of the Twin Cities, Mapped

Every bowl you'll want to eat right now. There is nothing like a steaming bowl of ramen noodles to warm your winter chilled bones. There's no shortage of fantastic ramen to be had around this city. Ramen is the Japanese soup beloved and obsessed over by many, but mastered by only a few talented chefs. Show More Summary

Indulge Your Inner Whisky Snob at These 12 Twin Cities Bars

While the days are still dark and dreary, but the nights are coming a little bit later, now is the ideal time for drinking whisk(e)y. Whether it's bourbon, Scotch, rye, Japanese, or beyond, in your cup, this libation is always a warming, comforting sipping option. Show More Summary

Shuttered Rachel’s Location Finds New Life

Chhef Remy Pettus has purchased the Northeast restaurant. Former Cosmos and opening Eastside chef Remy Pettus is opening his own restaurant. After several months of discussion, Pettus convinced Rachel’s prolific property owner John Rimarcik,...Show More Summary

Former Corner Grocery Returns As Shawerma Restaurant

Ziat & Za’atar Is Now Open on Selby Avenue It’s near enough to campus that Tommies and Mac kids are going to want to pay attention to this new opening. Ziat & Za’atar is now serving hummus, shawerma, falafel and more at 1626 Selby Avenue. Show More Summary

Saint Dinette’s Chef Teaches Classes From His Culinary Roots

Local restaurants raise money for Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. Unlock the Art of Jewish Food with Adam Eaton Chef Adam Eaton creates beautiful plates of French-influenced fare at his Lowertown restaurant Saint Dinette, but what the chef really loves to do, is share the food he grew up with. Show More Summary

Taco Relocation For Tinto As Cantina Heads to new Neighborhood

The taco and tequila spot is adding French flare and a new address. It’s been two guacamole filled years on the corner of Bryant Avenue and Lake Street in Uptown, as Tinto Cocina + Cantina served its customers tacos and margaritas, but now it’s time for a new era. Show More Summary

James Beard Awards Finalists Announced With Just Two Minneapolis Chefs On the List

And the nominees are... The James Beard Foundation Awards are known as the Oscars of Food, and today we learned that two Minnesota chefs will move on as finalists. The list of semifinalists, which included 13 Minnesotans, was whittled...Show More Summary

Where to Eat Along Saint Paul's West Seventh

Along the edge of Downtown Saint Paul, nestled between the western bluffs of the Mississippi River and just east of 35E lies, is a strip of neighborhood called West Seventh. In the last few years, a revitalization has begun. Once mostly...Show More Summary

All That And A Powerful Pie Now At Dirty Bird

Michelle Gayer lends her baking talents to Erick Harcey’s takeout spot. Just in time for Pi Day, The Dirty Bird has announced a partnership with Power, Corruption and Pie, the sassy name of James Beard Award finalist, Michelle Gayer’s pie pop-up. Show More Summary

The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings: Spring 2017

The eateries we can’t wait to dive into. J.D. Fratzke Inside the soon-to-be Bar Brigade Bar Brigade Location: 2060 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul Key Players: Matty O’Reilly and J.D. Fratzke Projected Opening: “Soonish,” Construction is underway The former Ristoranti Luci in St. Show More Summary

Inside Gavin Kaysen’s Latest Sensation: Bellecour

The James Beard Award winning chef’s Wayzata restaurant is set to open tomorrow. Not unlike a modern day Indiana Jones in kitchen clogs, Gavin Kaysen was investigating the vestiges of a shuttered Wayzata eatery. What had once been the height of grandeur in the area had aged not-so-gracefully into a room full of hospitality relics. Show More Summary

9 Must Eat Pies in the Twin Cities

Where to find the best sweet slices in Minneapolis and St. Paul Is there anything more inviting that a freshly baked pie? Whether cooling on the windowsill at grandma's house or twirling in a diner display case, everybody wants a piece of pie. Show More Summary

Restaurants Band Together to Support Minnesota’s Immigrant Community

Restaurant Rising fundraiser is happening Wednesday, March 15 The movement to support immigrants continues to grow in Minnesota, especially in the restaurant and bar community. Recently, dozens of restaurants around the country closed...Show More Summary

Surdyk’s Facing Fines After Selling On Sunday

The liquor store opened months before measures would make it legal to sell booze on Sundays. It was a joyous day for procrastinators on Sunday March 12 when Northeast Minneapolis’s Surdyk’s Liquor store announced it was open for business. Show More Summary

Mozza Mia Has Closed

Parasole pulls the plug on Edina’s pizza place. It’s a sad Monday for pizza lovers in the west metro. Parasole, the restaurant ownership group has announced that they are closing their pizza concept at 3910 50th Street West in Edina....Show More Summary

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