Where the Chefs Eat: 3 Minneapolis–St. Paul restaurateurs share their favorite dining spots

Nobody knows food like a chef, so it stands to reason that they’ve got strong opinions about where to eat. We talked to three well-known cooks in Minneapolis–St. Paul about where they like to dine and came up with a list of some remarkable restaurants that are worth a visit. Eddie Wu Eddie Wu is … [ Read more]

Linden Hills Farmers’ Market Opens This Sunday, May 22

The Details: Linden Hills Farmers’ Market Every Sunday, 9am to 1pm. May 22–October 30, 2016 Upton and 43rd—Settergren’s Ace Hardware The Vendors: Linden Hills features a great number of small food artisans, alongside your standard produce and proteins (See a full list of vendors here). A few highlights: Shrubs and Switchel: Calvit’s Drinking Shrubs (pictured, above) is … [ Read more]

Interesting vegetables: 8 takes on meatless meals in the Twin Cities

Michael Pollan’s maxim on eating is easy enough to follow. Eat food. We’re on board. Not too much. Not a problem. Mostly plants. Well yeah, but, wait—mostly? We give it an honest try, planning a week of lunch salads and shopping for brunch at the farmers’ market. Then Friday night rolls around, we go out … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Song for Mona at Rainbow Chinese

Pickled plums don’t find their way onto many menus around here—least of all cocktail menus. But the salty, tangy, crunchy garnish is a favorite of Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar owner and chef Tammy Wong. “It reminds me of my childhood,” she says, spooning a few deep-fuchsia wedges into her water glass. “This is a … [ Read more]