Food Features

The Mill: NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar opens October 9, Basement Bar not long after

September 13—September 19 Going for a bit of a “where everyone knows your name” vibe, NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar will open its doors to the public on … [Read More...]

Minnesota Spoon: Back to the Stone Age with Twin Cities bakers embracing Old World traditions

If you’ve ever gotten used to the taste of Folgers coffee—as I have, intermittently, during life’s dark stretches—and then opened a bag of … [Read More...]

Back on the Farm: Cultivating the next crop of farmers

Jim Weninger has been an Agriculture Education instructor and Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, … [Read More...]

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Restaurant News

Haute Dish has closed, Loring Pasta Bar sold and will reopen LRx: Loring & Pharmacy Bar

Just days after Victory 44 closed its doors, another lauded Minneapolis restaurant, Haute Dish, has shuttered. The last day for the North Loop … [Read More...]

The Mill: HopCat opens, craft brewers join forces, and HOTTEA yarn bombs MOA

July 26–August 1 HopCat, the lauded chain of craft beer bars, opened the doors of its new downtown Minneapolis location with 80 beers on tap, and … [Read More...]

The Iowa pork loin at The Original on 42nd is Hawkeye-approved

Welcome to Plate Of The Week, a journal about memorable dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Which plate can't you stop thinking about? Let us know … [Read More...]

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Recipes & Education

One Dough Three Ways: Versatile baking with Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg

Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg met in their children’s toddler music class and bonded over a shared passion for food. Zoë is a trained pastry chef with 20 years experience in professional kitchens. Jeff is a physician-turned-consultant who had been … [Read More...]

Bran muffin recipe by Bellecour’s Kelsey McCreight

In this month's Minnesota Spoon, Steve Hoffman spends an afternoon in the company of baking genius with Steve Horton of Baker's Field, Diane Yang of Spoon & Stable, and Kelsey McCreight of Bellecour, during which he learns the flavor power of … [Read More...]

On the Hunt for Dinner: Chef Jon Wipfli on his new cookbook, ‘Venison’

If you ask local chef and food writer Jon Wipfli, he’ll tell you that there are two types of meat out there. First, there’s the individually wrapped cuts on the supermarket shelf, uniform and predictable—you can cook the same thing every night. The … [Read More...]

Cooking with Beth Dooley: Broccoli salad with peanuts and cranberries

Italians know how to cook broccoli. In fact they introduced it to the St. Paul Farmers’ Market about 60 years ago. There are plenty of varieties available to the home cook. Broccolini, with smaller florets and longer, thin stalk is a little sweeter … [Read More...]

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