Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl was born in New York City, little aware of her destiny—to eat out a lot in Minnesota. She has been writing about restaurants and wine since 1997, first as the restaurant critic for City Pages, then for Minnesota Monthly and Real Food, and now for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Her food writing has appeared in Gourmet, Saveur, Bon Appetit, and many other publications, (her work has appeared in six editions of the Best Food Writing in America anthology, if anyone's counting,) and her last book was Drink This: Wine Made Simple. She has been nominated 10 times for James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the food world, and has won five times. She lives in south Minneapolis with her husband and two young children, a life she says is very close to perfect, because it is rich in both Sauternes and string cheese.

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Day 1 of the Minnesota State Fair
Top 5 State Fair New Foods of 2015

Dara tasted nearly every new food, so she could bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly.


The bar at Il Foro in downtown Minneapolis
A Second Act for the Forum?

The setting of downtown’s new Il Foro is the same eye candy of a historic gem it’s been for nearly 100 years—but how’s the food?


Interior of Pig Ate My Pizza restaurant in Robbinsdale, MN
Pig Ate My Pizza Scales Back

The Twin Cities is in the middle of a major cooks drought, and the Robbinsdale pizza shop is officially feeling that pain.


Interior of Fika restaurant at American Swedish Institute
Magnus Nilsson Comes to Mpls.!

The international chef arrives with the bloom of spring.


Ferran Adrian at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Ferran Adrià Comes To Town

Clear your calendars, because the museum formerly known as the MIA is hosting the biggest food event of the year.


Eat Great Cheap

Your guide to 100 of the most delicious Twin Cities eats that are as easy on the wallet as they are tasty.


Fair State Brewing Butterfly Beer
Fair State Brewing: Sour Kings with a Secret Beer Garden

Try the top sour beers in the state, while sipping in a secret beer garden in Northeast!


Cucina Redux: Monello

Monello’s take on fine-dining Italian fills the void left by the defunct but still legendary D’Amico Cucina.


Minnesota's First Vermouth

Shaken or stirred, the all-Minnesota martini is nigh.


Summer of Ordinary Ways

After a particularly tough year, celebrated Minnesota author Nicole Helget has found peace in St. Peter. We caught up with her on her front porch.


Summer Restaurant Week 2015: Newbies!

It's summer Restaurant Week and the living is easy with these new entrants to the mix.


Called Out

Three Twin Cities women who have devoted their lives to—and have been excommunicated from—the Catholic Church.


guacamole
Guacamole Atrocities!

Turns out peas are just the tip of the bizarre guacamole ingredients iceberg. Here's our ranking of the world's most regrettable guacs.


Life Saver: Robert Vince

Robert Vince, a Minnesota superhero, creates drugs to combat diseases like AIDS and cancer.


Construction of Estelle's Eatery & Bar in Harmony, MN
Coming Soon: Estelle's

Travail & Haute Dish alums move to Harmony, MN, open small town cafe, become fans of white picket fences and eating apple pie all day.


Kadai Indian Kitchen in Minneapolis skyway
First Bite: Kadai Indian Kitchen

The latest entry into the Minneapolis skyway Indian food mix surprises with a delicate spice.


Diners Dogs, and Distinction at Nighthawks

Can one of Minneapolis’s most cerebral chefs pull off an old-fashioned scratch diner? Nighthawks answers.


First Bite: New Food Truck Sushi Daruma

Hibachi Daruma's sister truck brings solid sushi to downtown Minneapolis.


Gilding the Chicken

New fried chicken spot Revival is all that and a bag of just-fried pork rinds—but there’s more to this little gem than meets the tongue.


Shrimp vermicelli bowl from Bep Eatery
First Bite: Bep Eatery

All hail the first skyway Vietnamese restaurant in Minneapolis!


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