Food Features

New Wave, Old School: With Due Focacceria, Eric Carrara leverages tradition to define the future

The crunch of a cannoli at St. Paul’s Due Focacceria really resonates. It’s not just a question of the shell, which is wrapped around a form, fried to … [Read More...]

Minnesota Taco Atlas Update: Prieto’s tempura, El Kevin’s tripas, and the existential quandary of the Lone Spur Grill

We’ve added 12 new entries to our Minnesota Taco Atlas—bringing the grand total in this compendium of carnitas and barbacoa to 82 spots around the … [Read More...]

2019 Year in Review: Food

Country flavors, quality 'Q, and numerous reboots define a busy culinary year in Minnesota Some years it can be hard to make much sense of the “food … [Read More...]

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Restaurant News

Review: Fresh Meat – Despite a familiar format, Baldamar is sizzling with new life

Baldamar is a steakhouse at a mall. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of this review. Despite its aggressive … [Read More...]

Bite of the Week: The Biscuit at Betty and Earl’s

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. There’s a lot to unpack with the new Potluck … [Read More...]

Wild flavors and a steady culinary hand make Bebe Zito’s ice cream offerings precious

Ultra-premium. Ultra-exotic. Ultra-delicious. Those three little phrases sum up Bebe Zito Ice Cream. Ice cream chef Ben Spangler and fiancée / … [Read More...]

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Recipes & Education

Marc Heu’s Vanilla Saint Honoré recipe is the ultimate gauntlet for intrepid bakers

This recipe for Marc Heu's elaborate, showstopping Vanilla Saint Honoré centerpiece is a masterclass in baking, assembly, and piping that's complicated enough to make even Paul Hollywood break into a sweat. From an inverted puff pastry to a pate a … [Read More...]

The Final Feast: A look at the funeral foods of four cultural traditions in Minnesota

  Of the many occasions in life when the phrase “comfort food” seems most appropriate, funerals are at the top of the list. Food can serve myriad purposes as part of the mourning process: It can come in the form of help to family members, as … [Read More...]

King of Croissants: Marc Heu’s University Avenue patisserie sells paradise by the slice

There is often a line to get into Marc Heu Patisserie Paris. The pastry shop occupies a wonky split level space that has hosted a rotating cast of short-lived restaurants, and it sits on a stretch of University Avenue that’s laden with businesses … [Read More...]

Platter Full of Holidays: 8 bold appetizer concepts that really cook

A great first bite can set the mood at a holiday gathering, and there’s a world of choices out there beyond deviled eggs or cheese and crackers. With that in mind, we reached out to a few of our favorite local food people for some of their go-to … [Read More...]

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