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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Front And Center
Front & Center

Stars step into the spotlight at a place where the actors, artists, and writers just happen to have disabilities.


Generation Next: Gray House, Nightingale
Generation Next: Gray House, Nightingale

Intimate, personal mom-and-pop restaurants are the new thing on Lyndale, ushering in a new era of real neighborhood gastronomy.


Breakfast! 85 Critics’ Picks
Breakfast! 85 Critics’ Picks

Our critics serve up a high stack of pancakes, pastries, brunches, bloody marys, and more. See their picks for morning eats that will start your day off on the sunny side of life.


The New Fruitcake

It’s time to bury all the old fruitcake jokes—our
leading bakers are deliciously bringing back the
historic holiday treat. 


Cafe Maude
The New Cafe Maude at Loring Park

Cafe Maude's new location at Loring Park offers the same glories as it's South Minneapolis spot but with some upmarket additions.


The New Nordic
The New Nordic

Nordic cred—we’ve got it, and suddenly everybody wants it.


La Belle Vie, Cafe Levain, and HauteDish Do Veg
La Belle Vie, Cafe Levain, and HauteDish Do Veg

Everyone keeps telling us to eat more vegetables—but how can it ever be interesting? Top restaurants have some great ideas.


Love in Lakeville: A Family's Battle With Mitochondrial Disease
Love in Lakeville: A Family's Battle With Mitochondrial Disease

The Wendts visited a dozen specialists. None could tell them why their first-born baby couldn’t make eye contact, roll over, or babble.


Nordic Eats + Shops Guide
Nordic Shops + Eats Guide

From pastries, cheeses, and meats to toys, clothes, and gifts, get our editors' list of must-try Nordic shops and restaurants across the Twin Cities.


Taproom Building Boom
Taproom Building Boom

The Twin Cities has been utterly transformed—by the pint.


Andrew Zimmern Bizarre Twin Cities
Bizarre Twin Cities

We celebrate the weird and wonderful, strange and surprising foods, finds, people, places, art, and more that make the Twin Cities such a fun, vibrant, creative place to live.


LoveTree Farmstead’s Mary Falk makes some of the world’s best cheese.
The Cheese Artist

LoveTree Farmstead’s Mary Falk makes some of the world’s best cheese. What does it taste like? Genius.


Chicken wings at Icehouse on Eat Street in Minneapolis
Icehouse

Icehouse dazzles in the unlikeliest genre of American cuisine—bar food.


Minneapolis's Asian Restaurant Boom
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The new Asian restaurant boom is run by cooks who are redefining their particular cuisines in light of their personal, Minnesota-touched stories.


Trial Run: Brunch  Pickling Class
Trial Run: Brunch Pickling Class

We send Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl to a cocktail brunch where you make the pickle garnishes for your drinks and take some pickles home, too.


Twin Cities Insider Eats in Photos
Twin Cities Insider Eats in Photos

Mouth-watering dishes from our 2012 Critics' Picks of Twin Cities Insider Eats.


Twin Cities Insider Eats: 2012 Critics' Picks
Twin Cities Insider Eats: 2012 Critics’ Picks

The best food nobody knows about from 57 restaurants across the Twin Cities. Our dining team reveals its black book of foodie secrets.


Twin Cities Summer Nights in Photos
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A 12-hour photo essay of how the Twin Cities comes alive after 6 p.m. 


One Great Plate: Affogato at Crema Cafe
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The best affogato in town? Without a doubt, it’s at Crema Cafe, home of Sonny’s Ice Cream.


Twin Cities Taste of Summer Guide
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The patio-dining, food-trucking, road-tripping season is short in the Twin Cities. Here's our tasty suggestions for making the most of it.


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