Heggies Pizza teaming with Doug Flicker on new chef-inspired pies

A revered Twin Cities chef is teaming up with a legendary Minnesota frozen pizza brand to bring you a series of chef-inspired pies. Having closed the doors of his beloved Piccolo in March, Doug Flicker has been serving as the executive chef of the esteemed Esker Grove in the Walker Art Center, while simultaneously working on revamping South … [ Read more]

Watch the MN Original segment on Upton 43 Chef Erick Harcey

On Sunday night, Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original profiled their first-ever chef, Upton 43’s Erick Harcey, whose food is rooted in his family history and rural Minnesota upbringing. Watch the segment below to get to know one of the the Twin Cities’ most well-renowned culinary craftsmen.

Sandwich shop planned for old Colossal Cafe space

Now that Colossal Cafe has opened their new digs on 38th Street, people may be wondering what’s in store for its original space at 1839 East 42nd Street. On Wednesday afternoon, Colossal Cafe’s owners, Carrie, John and Elizabeth Tinucci, announced the new concept for the old location—it’s The Original on 42nd. The sandwich shop will be helmed … [ Read more]

Centro is testing tacos from the Wyn65 truck

We spied the Wyn65 food truck out last Saturday, vending on Quincy Street outside the future home of Popol Vuh and Centro. The dual-concept restaurant from Lyn65 chef Jose Alcaron is targeting an October opening. For now in the Winnebago, they’re testing out tacos—we inhaled a couple lamb barbacoas—and papas chingonas, fries smothered in chipotle mayo and queso fresco. … [ Read more]

MN Original digs in to the art of food with Chef Erick Harcey

Since their debut in 2009, Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original has highlighted thousands of the artists and arts organizations that make Minnesota a vibrant and beautiful place to live. Now the award-winning series will be dishing up an episode focused on the culinary craft. In a new episode airing on TPT this Sunday at 6pm and 10pm, MN … [ Read more]

Mrs. Dumpling will not open after all

Sad news to report: Mrs. Dumpling, the much-anticipated Lyn-Lake eatery we were excited to tell you about last summer, will not be opening after all. They broke the new on Instagram today: Bad news – Mrs. Dumpling will not be opening. Sorry to everyone for the wait, we wanted to be sure of the decision … [ Read more]

Natedogs a finalist in 2017 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year Contest

Natedogs, the Minneapolis food cart known for quality hot dogs and homemade mustard, is in the running for Mobile Cuisine’s 2017 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year. Nathan Beck, the bow-tied owner of Natedogs, has made a name for himself and his dogs over the past few years. His cart is a fixture in the … [ Read more]

Young Joni spreads the pizza love with call-in, takeout service

What’s better than ordering a wood-fired pizza at James Beard Semifinalist Ann Kim’s Young Joni? Having a piping hot pie ready to go when you arrive. In response to customer demand, Northeast Minneapolis’ Young Joni restaurant began offering takeout pizza on Tuesday, April 25. All of the signature pizzas are available for both walk-in and call ahead orders. … [ Read more]

Gray Duck Tavern lands in St. Paul this May

The Madison Restaurant Group, which is behind Public Kitchen & Bar and Handsome Hog, has a name for its new restaurant going into the Lowry Hotel building. Gray Duck Tavern is slated to open in late May, with Twin Cities chef Donald Gonzalez at the culinary helm, creating a playful menu inspired by comfort foods around the world according … [ Read more]

NOLO’s Kitchen & Bar and The Basement Bar opening September in North Loop

Hello we are NoLo’s Kitchen & Bar. Follow and watch us bring modern comfort to the #northloop as we prepare to open fall of #2017 #slowlybutsurely #minneapolis A post shared by @noloskitchen on Mar 27, 2017 at 9:59am PDT Minneapolis’ North Loop, the warehouse district budding with young professionals, independent retail shops, and buzzing restaurants, will soon … [ Read more]

St. Paul’s first plant-based restaurant, J. Selby’s, now open

All vegetarians and vegans have their own reasons for choosing a diet free of meat and other animal products. For former physician Matt Clayton, it was simply to run faster. “It’s not complicated at all,” he chuckles. “I was very stagnant in my half-marathon time and was looking for something to give me an edge … [ Read more]

Crickets on the menu at GYST following documentary premiere

Following the April 22nd premiere of The Gateway Bug, a documentary on the edible insect industry at this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, GYST Fermentation Bar will be hosting a dinner featuring a 4-course tasting menu full of crickets. The presumably crunchy fare will be paired with wine and beer courtesy of Tradition Wine and … [ Read more]

5 takeaways from local writer’s annual #TwinsFood analysis

It’s #OpeningDay for our ballpark food. Stay tuned to see all the new dishes available at Target Field in 2017! #TwinsFood pic.twitter.com/7FcZTIjA2t — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) March 30, 2017 With the Minnesota Twins releasing their 2017 food and beverage offerings today, it was time yet again for local reporter and self-described Twitter rabble rouser David Brauer to … [ Read more]

The Draft Horse begins Sunday brunch service April 2

The Draft Horse begins Sunday brunch service this weekend, April 2nd, from 10am-2pm. The restaurant in Northeast’s Food Building is known for their use of products from just down the hall—at Red Table Meats, Baker’s Field Bread and Flour, and The Lone Grazer (RIP). Those products are, naturally, to be found all over their new brunch menu (below). … [ Read more]

Jorge Guzman, Steven Brown named finalists for James Beard 2017 Best Chef: Midwest

The James Beard Foundation Awards list of finalists was announced today, March 15. Among the five finalists for Best Chef: Midwest is Steven Brown, who has added to the success of his Linden Hills institution, Tilia, with a elegant new-French vibe of St. Genevieve. Also a finalist: Jorge Guzman (above), who has received national acclaim … [ Read more]