Birchwood Cafe’s savory waffle is discounted before 9 a.m., Monday-Thursday.

Ask the restaurant critic: Where should I be dining this summer?

Rick Nelson has ideas for breakfast bargains, Duluth eateries and much more.
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5 Twin Cities restaurants you should try right now

July 18, 2018
5 Twin Cities restaurants you should try right now
From a new ramen shop in north Minneapolis to a brunch favorite in Wayzata, the restaurant scene is as busy as ever.
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North Loop's Hewing Hotel opening its coveted rooftop lounge to the public

July 18, 2018
North Loop's Hewing Hotel opening its coveted rooftop lounge to the public
The hotel, a nightlife hot spot, also boasts a small pool and sauna on the rooftop.
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January 27
The famous Parlour burger

Now you can get the famous Parlour burger from a Twin Cities food truck

Parlour fans, this one's for you.
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January 25
Twin Cities baker Kathryn Goodpaster, right, assembled her creations for judging at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris on Jan. 11.

Minnesotan battles for the world cup of baking: 'It's intimidating, it's exciting, it's everything'

When a Twin Cities pastry chef goes to France for the Olympics of baking, she keeps her eyes on the rise.
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January 22
Grape vines at the University of Minnesota’s horticultural research center near Victoria.

A wine wish list for 2020, locally and globally

Some of these are in our hands, and others depend on Mother Nature and government policies.
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January 22
Almond kringle baked from “Midwest Made” recipe.

Recipes: Shortcut Danish Pastry, Danish Almond Kringle

Shortcut Danish Pastry Makes enough for 2 kringles. Note: This dough must be prepared in advance. From “Midwest Made,” by Shauna Sever. • 1 c.…
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January 22
Danish Kringle from “Midwest Made”

A guide to baking kringle and other pastries

A new cookbook focuses on kringle, potica and other favorites of the Midwest.
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January 22
Chef Jose Andres answered questions during a panel discussion at an event on entrepreneurship at La Cerveceria, in Havana, Cuba.

World renowned chef Jose Andres will visit the Twin Cities this spring

The humanitarian will tell stories from his nonprofit and more.
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January 22
Kringle from O&H Bakery

Here's your guide to Racine, Wis., the nation's kringle capital

Drop in on one of these bakeries for a taste of Wisconsin's official state pastry.
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January 22
The two-story bar at McKinney Roe in downtown Minneapolis.

Downtown Minneapolis restaurant McKinney Roe has closed

This is the second closure so far in 2020 for the fledgling East Town neighborhood near U.S. Bank Stadium.
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January 22
The Cocktail Room at 18th and Central opens in MSP Airport's remote Concourse A on Jan. 24.

MSP airport's new 'speakeasy' with cocktails by Tattersall opens Friday

The Cocktail Room at 18th & Central is in a remote part of the airport.
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January 18
Marvel Bar bar manager Peder Schweigert made drinks from the new alcohol-free menu.

As alcohol consumption declines among millennials, more Twin Cities bars are holding the booze

Cocktail menus are evolving to meet demands for sophisticated nonalcoholic options.
Eat & Drink
January 17
One of Twin Cities' great bread bargains is closing its retail outlet

One of Twin Cities' great bread bargains is closing its retail outlet

It's last call for this south Minneapolis shop. The final day is "no later than March 6."
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January 13
Blackbird Cafe in south Minneapolis.

Blackbird Cafe in south Minneapolis closes after more than a decade

After more than a decade of serving the Twin Cities, Blackbird Cafe is now shuttered.
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January 11
At Tenant, the chefs in the kitchen are also servers in the dining room.

Where to go for hot chocolate, great burgers and vegan food

Rick Nelson is here to answer any and all dining-related questions. Send your queries to rick.nelson@startribune.com.
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January 10
Ike's Burger at Ike's Food & Cocktails.

Ike's in downtown Minneapolis is temporarily closed

The old-school cocktail bar announced it will reopen in February. Meanwhile, a second Bloomington location is in the works.
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January 9
Kieran’s Northeast Kitchen “Abundance” board.

At Kieran's Kitchen Northeast in Minneapolis, affordable artisan foods reign

With the tenants of the Food Building just a few feet away, chef Ian Gray makes the most of his enviable pantry.
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January 8
What do Minnesota hops taste like? Find out with these beers

What do Minnesota hops taste like? Find out with these beers

A few beers currently on shelves that allow you to experience the local terroir.
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January 8
Lush hops growing on the trellis.

Do Minnesota-grown hops have a particular terroir? Local brewers think so.

Where your hops come from makes a difference in the beer you drink. Our local producers are aiming to find their signature taste.
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January 8
A rendering of the new Earl Giles Distillery coming to northeast Minneapolis in late 2020.

A new distillery with wood-fired pizza planned for northeast Minneapolis

Earl Giles Distillery will bring cocktails and pizza to a busy block.
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January 7
The vertically revolving patio (Ferris wheel) is a popular draw to Betty Danger's Country Club in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis bar Betty Danger's closed until spring: 'Winter is the death hammer'

The restaurant's website says it will "reanimate in April for fun and frolic."
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January 7
A dish by former Sanctuary chef Patrick Atanalian: Speck with micro greens, Italian peppers, parmesan cheese, and fig oil

Restaurant roll call: Sanctuary closes, a northeast Minneapolis burger bar shutters

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.

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