5 best things our food critic ate in Twin Cities this week

5 best things our food critic ate in Twin Cities this week

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorites of his recent dining-out schedule.

St. Paul's Naughty Greek restaurant adding lunch-only spot in Mpls. skyway

December 10
The Naughty Greek Restaurant
It takes over an Au Bon Pain in the Capella Tower.

Minneapolis's Lyn-Lake is losing another restaurant by year's end

December 10
This closure joins other recent area shutterings, including Libertine and Piggy Bank.
Mercado by Jester Concepts calls it quits.
Eat & Drink
December 12
Dilled Onion Cheese Balls

Recipe: Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Waldorf 'Salad' Serves 4.Note: This recipe must be prepared in advance. "The apple-celery-walnut trinity forms the base of the classic Waldorf salad, something we've played…
Eat & Drink
December 11
These once-a-year drinks offer a welcome addition to the coldest season.

8 holiday beers and winter warmers that make for a festive fridge

These once-a-year drinks offer a welcome addition to the coldest season.
Pizza from Pieology.
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Rick Nelson gives you his take on what's on the menu — good and bad — at Twin Cities restaurants.
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December 11
A Scene from Babette's Feast, a film by Gabriel Axel.

Minnesota will be the setting for remake of Oscar-winning film 'Babette's Feast'

Oscar-winner Alexander Payne will direct.
Eat & Drink
December 10
Bartender Robyn Koger Kidd pours a cocktail at Celeste Hotel and Bar, a former convent in downtown St. Paul.

Restaurant roll call: Eddington's returns to the skyway, Hockey Mom Brownies in St. Paul

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Eat & Drink
December 9
Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: The People's Choice Award goes to ...

Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest: The People's Choice Award goes to ...

It's pecans and coconut for the win!
Eat & Drink
December 7
Cafe Lurcat's bar area.

3 Christmas dining-out (and drinking) ideas in Minneapolis

Dining out for the holidays? Here are three spots to consider.
Eat & Drink
December 6
5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week

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

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlights the favorite of his recent dining-out schedule.
Eat & Drink
December 5
The winning cookies: Whiskey Gingers, Smoky Blue Cheese and Cherry Biscuits, Minnesota Sundae Cookies, Italian Cream Cake Cookies and Orange Ginger Tu

The winning cookies of the 2019 Star Tribune Cookie Contest

Out of 207 entries, we have four finalists and a winner. They're appealing on many levels, especially the way each one introduces a wide range of delicious ingredients into our cookie universe: whiskey, sunflower seeds, turmeric and tea.
Eat & Drink
December 5
Graduate student Jenn Carnell makes her selection from the dairy case. Popular items at the campus Dairy and Meat Salesroom often run out.

Inside the University of Minnesota's secret meat and cheese market

A small shop on the U's St. Paul campus has been selling dairy and meat at bargain prices for decades.
Eat & Drink
December 5
“If you’ve never baked anything else, cookies are a good way to start,” said Amy Carter, an executive chef for product development at Lunds & By

17 cookie-baking tips, from an expert

A professional, with decades of experience, offers helpful cookie-baking tips.
Eat & Drink
December 5
The sushi restaurant Rare at the entrance to the new Lifetime Fitness at Southdale Center in Edina, Minn., on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Sushi at the gym? Two public restaurants open at new Southdale Life Time

Protein shakes aren't all you can get post-workout.
Eat & Drink
December 4
How to get free cookies in downtown Minneapolis today

How to get free cookies in downtown Minneapolis today

Now that we have your attention, mark your calendars for the Star Tribune's annual cookie fest on Thursday, Dec. 5 in downtown Minneapolis.
Eat & Drink
December 3
Barista Andy Regan, right, watched as Jennifer Ivers, of Minneapolis, placed a dollar in the tip jar Wednesday afternoon at Maeve’s Cafe. ] AARON LA

Northeast Minneapolis' Maeve's Cafe to close this month

The restaurant will close Dec. 22.
Eat & Drink
December 3
New North Loop sushi bar in the works from the team behind Sushi Fix

New North Loop sushi bar in the works from the team behind Sushi Fix

Billy Tserenbat, the founder of Sushi Fix -- and current owner of Baja Haus and Bibuta -- is taking over the former Sweet Chow space.
Eat & Drink
December 2
Meteor Bar is a new north Minneapolis cocktail bar from Robb Jones and Elliot Manthey.

'Elevated dive bar' with classic cocktails opening soon in north Minneapolis

New bar from cocktail veterans Robb Jones and Elliot Manthey will open in the former Donnie Dirk's Zombie Den.
Eat & Drink
December 2
Gavin Kaysen in his restaurant, Demi, in the North Loop.

Minneapolis ranks among best food cities in the world, according to top chefs

Bloomberg asked top chefs where they like to dine.
Eat & Drink
December 1
Murray's is a downtown Minneapolis institution.

Oysters, pasta and pizza: Here are 5 Twin Cities dining deals

Looking for a nice night out that doesn't break the bank? Try these five bargains.
Eat & Drink
November 30
Molten cheese and fat ooze from a Jucy Lucy burger at Matt’s Bar in south Minneapolis.

The stuffed burger remains Minnesota's ambassador to the world

No matter how it's spelled, our own cheese-stuffed burger has made its mark.
Eat & Drink
November 27
Beaujolais by Louis Jadot Vineyard and Chenin Blanc by Chappellet Vineyard.

Consider a light red to drink for the big Thanksgiving meal

Twin Cities chefs offer suggestions for what drinks to serve alongside such wide-ranging holiday feasts.
Eat & Drink
November 27
Guests toasting with wine during Thanksgiving dinner at dining table.

Be ready for holiday guests with wine on hand

These selections are worthy of buying by the case any time of the year.

Poll: What is Minnesota's *real* favorite Thanksgiving pie?

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