Chef Lenny Russo takes the reins of Wayzata’s ninetwentyfive

Chef Lenny Russo is back in action as the new executive chef and director of food and beverage at ninetwentyfive, the restaurant attached to the Hotel Landing in Wayzata. Previously, six-time James Beard nominated Russo ran St. Paul’s former Heartland, which closed New Year’s Eve in 2016, and worked to revamp The Commodore’s kitchen and … [ Read more]

Heartland restaurant to close on New Year’s Eve

Fine dining in the Twin Cities has been dealt yet another blow: the Star Tribune reports that Heartland Restaurant in Lowertown St. Paul will close at the end of the year. The restaurant first opened in 2002 in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, and in 2010, moved to its current 26,000 sq. ft. location on the north … [ Read more]

Minnesota’s 12 James Beard semifinalists

Twelve Twin Cities chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, restaurants, and importers have been named semifinalists for the 30th-annual James Beard Foundation awards, reports the Star Tribune. The so-called “Oscars of the food world” recognize and celebrate excellence in 21 categories.The category with the most local names is Best Chef: Midwest. The Midwest region includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, … [ Read more]

Moroccan Venison Sausage & Indeed Brewing Company’s L.S.D.

A Farm to Table Recipe Presented by Dinner on the Farm By Dan Stepaniak and Chad Townsend of Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market Summer is approaching, and there’s no better way to celebrate than dusting off the grill, firing up the charcoal and throwing on some fresh sausages. At Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct … [ Read more]