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Why newspaper dining coverage is spread so thin.
by Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern
Features
Chef Max Thompson forges a menu that balances innovation with respect.
128 Cafe
First Looks
New to the North Loop, The Freehouse fits the neighborhood, with modern pub fare and beer that's brewed onsite.
The Freehouse
Global Eats
Want to warm up from the inside out? Find intense heat at one of these Twin Cities restaurants.
by Peter Lilienthal
Spicy Seafood Tofu Soup from Dong Yang
Features
When it comes to Valentine's Day, Stephanie March makes her case for the "amateur" diners.
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Wine & Spirits
Let’s do Spain, via wine, for Valentine’s Day this year.
by Bill Coy
Spanish wine
Best Restaurants
A word from the food and dining editor on the joys, the struggles, the triumph that is the yearly list of Best Restaurants.
Food and Dining editor Stephanie March
Video
We took it to the kitchens this year and asked chefs and restaurateurs what they thought about the TC food scene and how we got here.
Sifting flour at Sea Change
Best Restaurants
Out of our top 50 best restaurants, our editors chose their favorites.
A spread of food and wine at Corner Table / photo by Eliesa Johnson
Best Restaurants
A spotlight on those making a splash behind the scenes.
The Travail crew plotting their latest project
Best Restaurants
We got in the personal recipe books of the hottest chefs around so you could cook up your own restaurant-worthy feast.
prepping vegetables on a stove
Best Restaurants
Who got the top spots? We tallied your votes to find the best eatery in every category.
Interior of Birchwood Cafe
Slideshow
A drool-worthy jaunt into the reason all this other restaurant business exists in the first place: dazzling food, plain and simple.
by Mpls.St.Paul
Slideshow
Way before a magical meal is placed in front of you, an entirely different type of magic happens in the kitchen.
by Mpls.St.Paul
Slideshow
Even when a restaurant is grinding the hardest there's a certain playful spirit at work too.
by Mpls.St.Paul
Slideshow
When a restaurant's bustling it can be hard to see it for what it is, an thoughtfully rendered, elegant, purposeful space.
by Mpls.St.Paul
The local brew taps at Ngon Bistro
Slideshow
Candid looks at the faces behind the food.
by Mpls.St.Paul
Landon Schoenefeld at Haute Dish
Slideshow
Ever wonder what goes into making pretty food and pretty restaurants look even prettier in an image? Well, this.
by Mpls.St.Paul
Behind the scenes with art director, Liz Gardner, and photographer Eliesa Johnson at a photo shoot
Video
Food and Dining editor Stephanie March takes us on a tour of Uptown's hottest new restaurant and talks with the owners about the bones of the design.
Features
A handy guide to MSP's best bowling alleys for eating and drinking, and generally not going completely crazy during the polar vortex.
Beer bowling pins at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Features
Who makes the Prairie Tap House shine? Chad Larson.
chad larson
Restaurant Reviews
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl parses the extraordinary talent ofThomas Kim in his accessible Korean-meets-Midwestern eatery.
Dish of food from the Rabbit Hole, midwestern korean cuisine
Restaurant Reviews
A restaurant with fresh perspective makes a mix of Mediterranean, Asian, and Minnesotan influences sing.
two pieces of grilled salmon on a decorated plate
Features
We asked front-of-house staff from the hottest restaurants on their best tables for a Valentine's Day date, with or without a rezzie.
Table Setting at Borough Caitlin Abrams
Features
An irreverent look at the most anticipated new Twin Cities restaurants of 2014.
Interior of Coup d'Etat restaurant in Minneapolis.