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.

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

December 2
Rooms have been reconfigured for private dinners at Minneapolis' Hewing Hotel.
Rooms can accommodate two to four diners.

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

November 30
The dining room of the Grand Cafe. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com   Restaurant review of the Grand Cafe with chef Jamie Malone
The lauded restaurant served its last dinner on site on Nov. 14 but still offers meal kits.
Variety
December 4
Rick Nelson • Star Tribune  Cheeseburger at Bebe Burger

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

Food writers Sharyn Jackson and Rick Nelson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Variety
November 30
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 24
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

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Eat & Drink
November 11
The Fare Game food truck, at 29th and Johnson in northeast Minneapolis.

Determined Twin Cities chef is cooking outside his not-yet-open restaurant

Jason Sawicki is cooking in the parking lot of his not-yet-open Fare Game.
Eat & Drink
November 5
D'Amico's feeds-six celebration ($195) that includes wild rice salad, sweet potatoes with brown butter, green bean casserole, smashed potatoes, sausag

25 Twin Cities restaurants serving takeout Thanksgiving dinners

Whether this year's Thanksgiving dinner is a solo meal or a group gathered around the table, consider having culinary pros do the cooking.
Eat & Drink
October 30
Breakfast sandwich at Lowry Hill Meats.

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.
Pizza from Pieology.
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Eat & Drink
October 21
The ASI’s traditional lutfisk dinner will be served drive-through style this year.

Drive-through lutefisk? A Minnesota tradition gets a pandemic twist

The American Swedish Institute has your holiday meal covered.
Eat & Drink
October 2
Apple cider doughnut from Sweetland Orchard.

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
September 29
Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea is giving away a free 12-ounce cup of Adelaide’s Blend with the purchase of any breakfast or lunch item.

Where to get free and discounted coffee for National Coffee Day

Wake up and smell the coffee — there are deals to be had.
Eat & Drink
June 26
Cajun Finn sandwich from Northern Waters Smokehaus in Duluth.

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
June 25

Recipes: Classic Yogurt, Gazpacho Blanco, Classic Indian Cucumber Raita, Berry Good Smoothie

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Coronavirus
June 2
Dawn Hall and her daughter Sophia were Nacho Mama's first seated customers since the pandemic started. The restaurant was allowed expanded seating alo

'We want to show hope': Patios are open for dining at some Twin Cities restaurants

But the long-awaited opening date has been put on hold for many more, who are reeling from a week of unrest.
Eat & Drink
February 1

Chef Jose Andres to speak at the State Theatre in Minneapolis March 2

José Andrés, the chef and humanitarian known worldwide for his work feeding millions of hungry people during disasters, is headed to the Twin Cities. He…
Duluth
February 1
Duluth Beer Exchange has 40 pour-your-own taps of beer, wine and ciders.

Duluth gets a pour-your-own-beer bar

Another new drinking spot opens up in the up-and-coming Lincoln Park craft district.
Eat & Drink
January 31
Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheese Shop, which has been in business in northeast Minneapolis since 1934, will be adding a restaurant in the store.

Surdyk's opening restaurant and bar in its northeast Mpls. store this summer

Longtime northeast Minneapolis liquor and cheese retailer to open restaurant in store.
Eat & Drink
December 11, 2019
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.
Eat & Drink
December 5, 2019
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 3, 2019
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
November 20, 2019
Fire-roasted Eggplant With Red Onion and Yogurt

Shake up your Thanksgiving tradition with these appetizers

While you're getting dinner ready in the kitchen, keep guests happy in the living room with festive snacks that are small in scale but big on flavor.
Eat & Drink
November 11, 2019
Andy's Garage at Midtown Global Market

Retro diner opening soon in former Bruegger's on West Lake Street

It's called Andy's Diner, and it's bringing the same retro look and diner menu now featured at Andy's Garage in the Midtown Global Market.

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