Chef Yia Vang is teaming up with area chefs to bring family dining experiences to the St. Paul Farmers Market.

Chef Yia Vang bringing family dining to St. Paul Farmers Market

The Vinai chef is teaming up with other area chefs for a seasonal series of dinners.

St. Paul restaurant owners who donate 3% of profits to charity show no signs of slowing down

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Hope Breakfast Bar owners Brian and Sarah Ingram, on a busy Tuesday morning. This flag, on display in the upstairs dining area, was found in the wall
Brian and Sarah Ingram and their Purpose Driven Restaurants have faith in St. Paul — and humanity.
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Cupcakes and cannoli at Richfield's newest bakery at the Hub

June 15
Dessertopia’s bakery case is anchored by cupcakes.
Baker Ebony Turner is focusing on sweets at her just-opened Dessertopia.
Eat & Drink
June 11
Author Alan Bergo harvests marigolds to complement roasted carrots. Find the recipe at startribune.com/taste.

Twin Cities chef's new foraging book encourages eating local plants – even hosta

In "The Forager Chef's Book of Flora," author Alan Bergo introduces a new world to Midwestern cooks.
Eat & Drink
June 11
Clays Galaxy Drive In in St. Louis Park is dog-friendly.

Celebrate summer at these 5 Twin Cities area drive-ins

Here's where to get burgers, corn dogs, malts and more classics.
Eat & Drink
June 11
Ice cream sandwich from Nellie’s.

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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and restaurant critic Rick Nelson keep things cool as they highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
June 10
The Walker Art Center restaurant space has views that overlook the Sculpture Garden.

Walker Art Center restaurant changing hands: Goodbye Esker Grove, hello Cardamom

Chefs Daniel del Prado and Shawn McKenzie are teaming up to bring a more casual, Mediterranean flair to the museum's table.
Variety
June 9
The Keg & Case Market in St. Paul has undergone several tenant changes.

Twin Cities food halls Keg and Case, Market at Malcolm Yards announce additions

Don't worry if you've lost track of the goings-on at local food halls — you're not alone. Some updates:Keg and Case (928 W. 7th…
Eat & Drink
June 4
Vegan fried chicken from Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken

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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
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Eat & Drink
June 4
Sean Sherman’s Indigenous cooking and advocacy were making a splash long before his Owamni restaurant became a reality.

Sioux Chef Sean Sherman's new Minneapolis restaurant will blend past and future

The much anticipated restaurant Owamni, opening soon, is the centerpiece of the new Water Works park.
Taste
June 2
Provided  Max Broich sells his Max’s Bars in his cafe, online and in select retail locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Snack bars give Minneapolis restaurant Max's Cafe a boost of energy

Max Broich has taken his popular kitchen creation to the next level to help business at his downtown restaurant.
Taste
June 2
“We held on as long as we could,” said CEO Josh Resnik.

Wedge Table in Minneapolis, the Wedge Co-op's Eat Street outpost, is closing in July

The final day of production is scheduled for July 12.
Eat & Drink
June 1
Chef Tommy Begnaud and Bittercube’s Nick Kosevich will open Mr. Paul’s Supper Club this fall at 50th and France in Edina.

A Midwestern supper club with Louisiana touches is coming to 50th and France in Edina

Mr. Paul's Supper Club chef/owner Tommy Begnaud is aiming for an October opening.
Taste
May 28
Owamni at Water Works Park in downtown Minneapolis will have a multiple outdoor dining options when it opens this summer.

9 new Twin Cities patios to look forward to this summer

As we flip the calendar to another month, be sure to note these patio openings.
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May 28
Star Tribune illustration • Brock Kaplan

How Utepils, Modist, Surly and other Minnesota beer makers got their names

What's an Utepils? And are breweries really Modist or Surly? We explain Minnesota's odd monikers.
Taste
May 26
COURTNEY PEDROZA • Star Tribune file The Lexington chef and co-owner Jack Riebel is back in the kitchen.

Twin Cities chef Jack Riebel back at the Lexington amid cancer treatment

His return is marked with a new dinner menu.
Variety
May 26
“We feel extremely fortunate to be able to welcome our customers back to Ena,” said chef Hector Ruiz.

Chef Hector Ruiz's flagship Minneapolis restaurant Ena has reopened

The move comes with some safety-minded changes in place.
Taste
May 21
Rick Nelson • Star Tribune BLT Sandwich from Sandcastle.

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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and restaurant critic Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Taste
May 21
Above: From left, friends Lensa Chaffe, Dumbushe Hussein, Amina Abdul and Fayo Abdulahi met at 6Smith in Wayzata to celebrate Eid with an early dinner

66 Twin Cities area restaurant patio suggestions to start your summer

These patios belong on everyone's dining-out list.
Variety
May 19
Bella (Nhi) Lam is opening Coconut Whisk Cafe on Nicollet Mall.

6 Twin Cities restaurant openings and reopenings you should know about

The restaurant scene is updating at a brisk pace.
Eat & Drink
May 14
Macarons by Nikkolette’s Macarons at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

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

Our restaurant critic highlights the favorites of his recent dining experiences.
Taste
May 14
Top, chef Joshua Hedquist visited with John and Lisa Keiser at a Joey Meatballs pop-up at Tilia last month. Above, a tattoo on Hedquist’s arm depict

New Twin Cities restaurant Joey Meatballs will serve pasta with a side of redemption

Food Network prize winner and former felon Joshua Hedquist wants to create "a flagship for second chances."
Eat & Drink
May 13
All Saints is opening in the former Bardo in August.

Two Esker Grove veterans are remaking the former Bardo in Minneapolis into All Saints

The vegetable-centric restaurant is expected to open in August.