Garden-fresh tomatoes are one of the quintessential tastes of summer.

Local tomatoes are in season; celebrate with these 3 recipes

With dozens of varieties available, you can choose your own delicious adventure.

Dining in the Dark event offers a feast for most of the senses

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Dining in the Dark —or very dimly lit — poses unique challenges, including photography.
Dining in the Dark events focus on food and fun.

This easy peach crumble pie recipe spotlights summer's most sensual fruit

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Peach Crumble Pie.
This simple crumble pie puts the juicy summer fruit in the spotlight.
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Rick Nelson • Star TribuneZoe's Bakery & Cafe has relocated to Eat Street in Minneapolis.

2 Twin Cities restaurants on the move

Zoe's Bakery has new Eat Street digs and Soul Bowl is expanding to the suburbs.
Taste
July 23
The NE Pup Burger from Duke’s on 7.

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

The Taste team highlights the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
July 23
Outside his Linden Hills restaurant, Tilia chef/owner Steven Brown greeted (from left) Chelsey Ireland and Claire Fechter.

Splurge on multicourse dinners at these 6 Twin Cities area restaurants

Many offer options, and wine pairings.
Taste
July 23
Hank Shaw says, “It’s a universal truth that food that you acquire yourself tastes better.”

Yes, Minnesotans can eat catfish, says angler and cookbook author Hank Shaw

No fishing skills are required for the comprehensive new seafood cookbook "Hook, Line, and Supper."
Eat & Drink
July 21
St. Paul Farmers Market.

3 food events to check out in the Twin Cities in the coming month

Need a fix of State Fair food? A company is selling prepackaged taste-of-the-fairgrounds options.
Taste
July 21
Fried chicken from Bap and Chicken in St. Paul

Free fried chicken for a year? Bap and Chicken raffles it off

The chicken is "spicy, but it's 'Midwest' spicy."
Variety
July 21
Classic Three Bean Picnic Salad can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.

How to make a classic three-bean salad that's perfect for picnics

Fresh string beans play a starring role in this versatile picnic staple.
Variety
July 21
Seared Halloumi and Cherry Tomato Salad with Basil-Mint Vinaigrette.

Halloumi cheese was made for grilling

Halloumi's high melting point makes it an ideal grilled salad topper.
Variety
July 21
Two grilling methods are all you need to cook summer’s bounty, from broccoli to asparagus, cauliflower to tomatoes. Food styled by Roscoe Betsill.

How to grill just about every vegetable

Move over, meat: It's time for vegetables to shine.
Chicken Liver filled Paris Brest with Black Honey Glaze and Foie Gras Royale with Crème Gitanes. The Grand Cafe has closed its south Minneapolis loca
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Restaurant roll call: Even amid closings, new restaurants are springing to life
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What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Eat & Drink
July 16
Pop Tarts from Pie & Joy.

6 fresh Twin Cities area farmers market finds

Innovative products include individual pies, gingery juice and boozy granola.
Variety
July 16
Fruity Pebbles paleta at La Michoacana Rose.

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

The Taste team highlights the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
July 14
The Beer and Bacon Classic is July 24.

4 upcoming Twin Cities area food events you'll want on your calendar

From bacon to wine and cheese and food trucks, it's finally a typical summer.
Taste
July 14
Chili crisps is a Chinese condiment that adds spice to everything from noodles to dessert.

Spicy chili crisp is the condiment you don't want to be without

If you haven't tried this Instagram darling, you're missing out.
Taste
July 14
Meredith Deeds • Special to the Star TribuneShrimp, Jicama and Avocado Salsa has the right balance of crunch and sweetness.

Jicama adds crunch to flavorful shrimp salsa

But the recipe's flavor boost comes from an unlikely pairing — lime and ketchup.
Taste
July 14
Pound cake makes a tasty base for fresh berries, but is also fine just on its own.

Keep this classic pound cake on hand for fresh berries

Use the classic dessert as a vehicle for fresh farmers market berries.
Business
July 12
The Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis has been closed since late June.

Birchwood Cafe layoffs follow acrimony over Juneteenth party

Owner Tracy Singleton said she had already been planning to lay everyone off and invite them to reapply with a renewed commitment to anti-oppression and liberation. But laid-off staff members objected to the way they've been treated.
Variety
July 9
Coffee-chocolate twist soft serve ice cream at Seward Soft ServeSharyn Jackson

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

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson and food writer Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
July 9
The patio of THR3 Jack in the North Loop of Minneapolis.

Here are 9 more Twin Cities restaurant patios for your summer checklist

These spots from Apple Valley to Hudson offer great food and views.
Variety
July 9
The Rooftop Bar in Minneapolis — and sister restaurant Nolo’s Kitchen — is going all in on summer with its cocktail menu, which includes the Cuc

Twin Cities summer cocktails come alive with fresh herbs, flowers and fruit

Try fun and refreshing concoctions at Twin Cities area bars, or make your own with sunshine-grown ingredients.
Taste
July 8
BernBaum’s restaurant in Fargo, N.D., bridges Jewish and Icelandic cuisines.

On your way to Minnesota's lake country, veer off I-94 for these restaurants

There's plenty of delicious ground to cover along I-94.