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These Twin Cities restaurants are offering Christmas takeout meals

December 7, 2020
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Let someone else do the cooking during this holiday season, and order a Christmas lunch, dinner, brunch or fixings at these Twin Cities restaurants.

5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

December 4, 2020
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Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
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December 8, 2020
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These Twin Cities restaurants are offering Hanukkah takeout meals (and latkes)

Let someone else do the cooking during this holiday season, and order a Hanukkah dinner (or latkes) at these Twin Cities restaurants.
Eat & Drink
December 5, 2020
Jojo & Co. Chai rum raisin challah

Twin Cities bakers put their own twist on challah

The pandemic has fueled an increase in demand for challah, and Twin Cities bakers have stepped up.
Eat & Drink
December 3, 2020
Gift basket from the Cookie Cart

11 tasty holiday gift baskets for the food lover in your life

These food and drink gift baskets highlight Minnesota makers.
Eat & Drink
December 3, 2020
Photo: Dennis Becker; Styling: Lee Svitak Dean and Lisa Golden Schroeder Chai meringues, by Zia McNeal

Cookie finder: Try nearly 100 of our best recipes

Nearly 100 recipes to use all year long.
Politics
December 2, 2020
Noble Pour general manager Tyler Schwanke made one of their signature cocktails, Midnight Song, behind the bar on Thursday December 12, 2019.    ] ALE

Struggling Minnesota bars and restaurants want to sell cocktails to go

Struggling restaurants and bars want permission; some lawmakers hesitate.
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Rick Nelson gives you his take on what's on the menu — good and bad — at Twin Cities restaurants.
Variety
December 2, 2020
Rooms have been reconfigured for private dinners at Minneapolis' Hewing Hotel.

With restaurants on pause, Minneapolis' Hewing Hotel will deliver a 7-course dinner via room service

Rooms can accommodate two to four diners.
Eat & Drink
December 1, 2020
RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER • renee.jones@startribune.com Chef Justin Sutherland during a 2019 “Top Chef” viewing party at his Handsome Hog restaurant

7 more restaurants close in the Twin Cities, some temporary and some permanent

The pandemic has made things "unattainable."
Variety
November 30, 2020
The dining room of the Grand Cafe. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com   Restaurant review of the Grand Cafe with chef Jamie Malone

Jamie Malone's award-winning Grand Cafe in south Minneapolis has closed

The lauded restaurant served its last dinner on site on Nov. 14 but still offers meal kits.
Variety
November 30, 2020
Chef and Top Chef contestant Justin Sutherland served plates of food at his restaurant the Handsome Hog in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, January 17, 2

'Top Chef' contestant's St. Paul restaurant Handsome Hog closing temporarily

Chef Justin Sutherland announced the restaurant would 'take a break' until indoor dining can resume.
Eat & Drink
November 25, 2020
Mississippi Market locations are open from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

These Twin Cities supermarkets are open on Thanksgiving

(Truly) last minute shopping for Turkey Day essentials? You're covered.
Eat & Drink
November 25, 2020
Revival's southern fried chicken is headed to St. Louis Park.

Revival's top-rated fried chicken is coming to St. Louis Park

The Southern-style restaurant is set to open in the Texa-Tonka shopping center in April.
Eat & Drink
November 24, 2020
Apple Cardamom Pecan Star Cookies (from baker Jana Freiband). ] The winner and four finalists in the 2015 Taste Holiday Cookie (Cooky) Contest: Chocol

Join us for a virtual cookie exchange celebrating the Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest TEST

How did we pare 300 cookie recipes down to just five?To find out, join us at 11 a.m. next Thursday, Dec. 3, for a virtual…
Movies
November 23, 2020
Kevin Smith and Jason Mews of "Jay and Silent Bob" fame at a previous pop-up installment of Mooby's.

Kevin Smith's pop-up restaurant Mooby's to open in First Ave's Depot Tavern

The fictional fast-food joint from Smith's "Clerks" movies will sell takeout only Dec. 12-18.
Eat & Drink
November 21, 2020
Pear, Gorgonzola and pine nut pizza at Boludo

5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week

Food writers Rick Nelson and Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
November 20, 2020
Put Thanksgiving dinner on the table the easy way with takeout from local restaurants.

It's not too late to make Thanksgiving takeout plans

Decided you don't want to cook after all? Here are a handful of places you can turn to for help. Afton House Inn Dinner includes…
Eat & Drink
November 19, 2020
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7 Minnesota pastry chefs teach you how to make the perfect pie

No need to fear: Experts are here to help make sure your Thanksgiving pie is a hit, not a miss.
Eat & Drink
November 18, 2020
Fireside Sangria from “Winter Drinks.”

Toast the holidays with these 5 festive cocktails you can make at home

These easily scalable cocktails will set a festive mood.
Eat & Drink
November 18, 2020
Root Vegetable Tian from “Open Kitchen” by Susan Spungen (Avery, 2020).

Four vegetable-centric recipes for the Thanksgiving table

These recipes will make vegetables shine at Thanksgiving (and all winter long).
Eat & Drink
November 18, 2020
Dressing or stuffing: It doesn't matter what you call it, it's delicious.

Here's a stuffing recipe that you'll be making for many Thanksgiving dinners to come

This easy-to-prepare standard has a proud place on the Thanksgiving menu for a reason: It's delicious.