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Wine & Spirits
The thought of France conjures up romance. So why not bring a touch home for this cold month of February?
by Bill Coy
Four French Wines for the Perfect Romantic Dinner
Where and What to Eat
The chocolate selection inlcudes a few great local brands, but it’s the international collection of chocolatiers that will send shivers of excitement through any chocofile.
Chocolate at Max’s
Wine & Spirits
When you use ice to chill and dilute a whiskey, picking the right amount can be quite a tricky thing.
by Johnny Michaels
Chilling and Diluting Whiskey
Features
Borough is casual and neighborhoody, the food is finely crafted with cool ingredients, and the basement bar, Parlour, serves craft cocktails with a Mad Men vibe.
Borough And Parlour
Features
From food truck to LynLake bricks and mortar, the expanded menu gallops giddily around the world to put some crazy fun dishes in front of you.
World Street Kitchen
Slideshow
The East African specialties served are notable for their fresh quality, low prices, substantial portion sizes, and authenticity.
by Peter Lilienthal
Tawakal
Slideshow
Louis is the new rooftop restaurant that brings the Cossetta family into the world of formal dining.
Louis at Cossetta
Where and What to Eat
Where to bring your East and West Metro buddies together for happy hour.
Where is a good mid-point between Minneapolis and St. Paul for happy hour?
Where and What to Eat
Soothe your winter comfort food craving with a creamy pot of warm, bubbly starch n’ dairy.
One Great Plate:  Mac-n-Cheese
Where and What to Eat
There’s actually quite a lot of Asian food spots in the skyway, but there is always a line outside of Asian Max.
City Lunch:  Asian Max
Where and What to Eat
The great American chestnut is on its way back thanks to the local Badgersett Research Farm in Canton.
by Beth Dooley
One Great Plate:  Roasted Chestnuts
Where and What to Eat
Did you know that January was National Soup Month? Here are some great choices to slurp up.
Eat & Tell: What Is a Not-to-Miss Soup?
Slideshow
With a menu of Frenchified dishes, the The Lynn on Bryant hopes to serve the neighborhood in as many ways as possible by offering coffee and breakfast, lunch, a formal and café dinner, and takeaway.
The Lynn on Bryant
Features
It seems like the city has been waiting for a splash, and Union hasn’t disappointed.
Union
Slideshow
Intimate, personal mom-and-pop restaurants are the new thing on Lyndale, ushering in a new era of real neighborhood gastronomy.
Generation Next: Gray House, Nightingale
Features
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.
by Andrew Zimmern, Beth Dooley, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, and Stephanie March
Breakfast! 85 Critics’ Picks
Wine & Spirits
Milk thistle helps your liver function at a higher level, helping you eliminate toxins more quickly to bounce back a little faster.
by Johnny Michaels
Liver Detox: Milk Thistle
Wine & Spirits
Let's dump some of our old standbys and branch out in 2013. With so many countries, grapes, and styles of wine out there, we could all use some fresh choices and places to discover them.
by Bill Coy
New Year, New Wine
Global Eats
The new Copper Pot Indian Grill is the most ambitious Indian restaurant to come along since the ill-fated OM.
by Peter Lilienthal
Copper Pot Indian Grill
Video
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine food and dining editor Stephanie March gives you a sampling of five breakfast and brunch foods to get you through Minnesota winter.
Features

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

Where and What to Eat
This little Frenchy grilled ham and cheese sandwich is EVERYWHERE these days.
One Great Plate: Croque Monsieur/Madame
Where and What to Eat
Sorrento Cucina are telling an Italian family restaurant story and it’s just what the Nonna ordered on a chilly, frost-bitten day.
City Lunch:  Sorrento Cucina
Where and What to Eat
Birdsong Soups is a CSS (like a CSA but it’s community supported soup), although it feels more like a soup club because you have choice and flexibility.
Wine & Spirits

We’ve all heard of the benefits of letting wines breathe before we swill them down. Well, the same physical principles also apply to spirits.  

by Johnny Michaels
 Scotch Needs to Breathe, Too