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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Krungthep Thai / Photo by Katherine Harris
Best Thai Restaurants in the Twin Cities

Dara's picks for the best Thai restaurants in town.


Exterior of Crema restaurant in Minneapolis
Vellee Deli Pop-Up At Crema!

January is going to bring a Vellee Deli pop-up restaurant at South Minneapolis’ vaunted Crema Café. It’ll be dinner-only, and it’ll go all winter long.


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