Shaved beef with au jus and freshly made potato chips are served up at a new Minneapolis sandwich shop.

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

Our food writers share the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.

Looking for the best pho in the Twin Cities? It's not in Minneapolis or St. Paul

January 20
The pho at Pho 400 — this is the No. 16 — is simple and needs no embellishments.
Our favorite spot for this classic Vietnamese soup, plus two more places to try.

Que Viet is bringing its famous egg rolls to Grand Avenue

January 20
Que Viet’s famous eggrolls are coming to Grand Avenue.
The new outpost will also bring more traditional Vietnamese food to the table.
Taste
January 19
David Fhima and son Eli are opening Mother Dough in downtown Minneapolis.

3 new hotspots to look forward to in downtown Minneapolis

First up is Mother Dough, which opens next week.
Taste
January 19
Alison Spencer and her brother, Teddy, looked over the menu at Maggie’s Family Restaurant in Wayzata as part of their quest to find the city’s bes

Siblings set out to find the best cheeseburger in Wayzata

Alison Spencer wanted to spend more time with her brother, Teddy, so the two embarked on a four-month journey of burgers, fries and conversation.
Recipes
January 19
Sheet Pan Chow Mein.

Chow mein on a sheet pan? Yes, and it's great

This adaptable recipe hits all the right notes.
Eat & Drink
January 19
Anna Morgan and Kevin Manley will open GusGus in February.

St. Paul is getting a new neighborhood restaurant: GusGus moving into Stewart's

A couple's notebook of ideas and Jell-O shots fuel St. Paul's new "come as you are" eatery.
Eat & Drink
January 18
Groundswell’s cupcake of the month is a fluffy mix of pistachios and caramel.

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

Our food writers share the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
Variety
January 18
St. Paul coach Nell Hurley led Megan Vanderbilt through a workout at her in-home fitness studio.

A new exercise routine can help you change your relationship with alcohol

It doesn't need to be a hardcore workout — even a walk is effective.
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.
Eat & Drink
January 17
New restaurant Noa is betting on downtown Minneapolis dining

New restaurant Noa is betting on downtown Minneapolis dining

Debut heralds a return to dining in downtown Minneapolis.
Taste
January 14
Chef Jamie Malone delivered a Paris Dining Club meal to a customer in Minneapolis.

These top Minnesota chefs left restaurants to find 'a higher quality of life'

Glimpsing normal life during the pandemic, many chefs left restaurant roles that they loved. But they're still cooking.
Eat & Drink
January 13
Before Tim Niver opened Trattoria Mucci in the former Mevyn in 2019.

Trattoria Mucci on Lake Street in Minneapolis closing Jan. 29

But it's business as usual at the St. Paul location.
Variety
January 12
Wellbeing Brewing Co. of St. Louis has the reputation of being one of the best NA brewers.

A 12-pack of the best nonalcoholic beer for Dry January

Advances in brewing technology have made the NA options tastier than ever.
Taste
January 12
Laune will open on E. Lake Street on Friday.

Subscription bakery Laune opens storefront on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis

The owners are taking a hyperlocal approach to sourcing ingredients.
Taste
January 11
Not all comments about the governor’s hotdish were Minnesota Nice.

Gov. Walz's hot dish tweet might be his most controversial message of year

His food photography skills could use some work.
Eat & Drink
January 10
W.A. Frost in St. Paul was among the first to require vaccines.

Updated: Which Twin Cities restaurants require proof of vaccination?

A running list of restaurants where you'll have to show your vax card or proof of a recent negative test to dine indoors.
St. Cloud
January 7
Sawatdee in downtown St. Cloud is temporarily closed Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, while new owners take hold of the Thai restaurant.

St. Cloud's Sawatdee to add Filipino flavors under new owners

The St. Cloud site known for traditional Thai cuisine opened in 1994.
Eat & Drink
January 7
Sushi from Kado no Mise, which translates to “Corner Restaurant,” in Minneapolis.

These 2 Minneapolis restaurants are raising the Twin Cities sushi game

Billy Sushi and Kado no Mise provide two very different experiences. Here's what to expect.
Eat & Drink
January 7
Avocado toast from Brim.

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

Our food writers share the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
Taste
January 6
Smack Shack has permanent heaters for cold-weather dining.

22 heated patios for dining outdoors in the Twin Cities area this winter

These restaurants have outdoor spaces even in the darkest, chilliest days.
Eat & Drink
January 5
Pig Ate My Pizza in Robbinsdale is becoming Nouvelle Brewing by Travail.

Get caught up with recent restaurant openings and closings in the Twin Cities area

Out with 2021, in with 2022.
Taste
January 4
The lush dining room and bar at Mr. Paul’s Supper Club

First look: Mr. Paul's Supper Club brings a taste of New Orleans to Edina

An impressive culinary and cocktail team brings a taste of the Big Easy to 50th and France.
Taste
January 3
Black Dog Cafe was a Lowertown gathering spot for more than 20 years.

Lowertown St. Paul mainstay Black Dog Cafe closes doors after 23 years

The 23-year-old cafe and music venue is the first announced restaurant closure of 2022.