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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Mucci's deep-fried pizz
St. Paul's New Mucci's Fried Pizza Is Totally Worth It

Mucci’s is a hipster funhouse and a noble addition to St. Paul’s red-sauce row.


nigiri sushi illustrations
Coming Soon: Kaiseki Furukawa

Didn't see this one coming: Minneapolis is getting a bona fide kaiseki restaurant.


Menu at Surly Brewer's Table
Revisit: Surly Brewer’s Table Is Amazing

Talent and time have truly focused Brewer's Table at Surly.


Foreign Legion
Foreign Legion: Dunzo

Foreign Legion, the terrific wine bar, pizza spot, and pretzel grissini wonderland, is closing April 16.


Bottles of Earl Giles mixers
Introducing Earl Giles

Fancy cocktails have a new buddy in Earl Giles.


Nelson Christensen, professor of physics at Carleton College
5 Questions With Nelson Christensen

The Carleton College physics professor answers our important question: 'Who has more gravity, Prince or Babe the Blue Ox?


A delicate pile of Swedish pancakes with citrus and rye at brunch at Upton 43 in Minneapolis, MN
Art of Sweden

Erick Harcey’s new Upton 43 may be the most challenging new restaurant in town.


Pip Hanson at Marvel Bar
Pip Hanson Returns!

After earning international kudos, one of our top bartenders is coming home.


Kung Fu restaurant in Minneapolis
First Bite: Kung Fu Noodles

The ramen boom continues.


james beard awards
2016 James Beard Awards Finalists Announced!

There are five local food movers and shakers up for the coveted James Beard Award, including ...


Sneak Peek: Starkeller Brewery

Looks like Starkeller Brewery in New Ulm will be the first sour-only brewery in Minnesota.


COMING SOON: Ann Kim Brings Young Joni to NE

Ann Kim finally reveals details about her her new restaurant that will open in NE this summer.


Stan Steuter, one of the country's leading golf club repair and restore men
The Golf Doctor Is In

Stan Steuter has been repairing golf clubs in Minneapolis for decades—he won’t even ask how your 3-iron ended up through your windshield.


Chef Gavin Kaysen with his signature cotton candy at Spoon and Stable
50 Best Restaurants

From killer burger joints to the new fine dining: our critics' top picks for 2016.


Jack Link's new restaurant in Minneapolis
Top Chefs Throw in on the Jack Link's Resto

Everyone in the Twin Cities is talking about the new Jack Link’s restaurant coming to the heart of downtown Minneapolis.


Bottles of Champagne at St. Genevieve in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bubbling Over

St. Genevieve is the Champagne and tartine bar no one saw coming, and it’s like an instant Paris vacation.


James Beard quote at Corner Table
2016 James Beard Semifinalists: Hot Takes

The James Beard Semifinalist list is out—let the chatter begin.


Meet The Crackling Contessas

A local female chef supergroup is born.


Don’t Panic! The No-Reservation Guide to Valentine’s Day

Don't let a lack of planning stand in your way.


Coming Soon: Wild Mind Artisan Ales

Outdoor movies and unique brews will come together at Minnesota’s first "coolship" brewery.


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