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Not feeling a football party this year? Here are the best spots with deals to watch the big game.
by Jillian Yanish
A basket of wings
Wine & Spirits
This month we asked our adventurous wine experts to each pick an insider-y secret bottle that only winos like them would know.
by Bill Coy and Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
A bottle of red wine
First Looks
Think the speakeasy trend is played out? Enter Volstead's Emporium, open only when the red light shines.
Volstead's Emporium, a speakeasy in Uptown
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Favorite hidden-gem menus, tables, bars, and Thai joints in libraries.
Dining scenes
Wine & Spirits
Slip into any of these cozy, under-the-radar spots for a great cocktail and make a toast to Valentine's Day.
Jazz and the Sepultura cocktail, a tequila and grapefruit libation, at Vieux Carré.
Features
Ron Leasman is a former state trooper who makes vinegar as good as wine.
Ron Leasman making vinegar.
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Two new butchers and one pioneering one are linking city eaters and country farmers.
Erik Sather of Lowry Hill Meats in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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A hot toddy a day will keep the sniffles —and the winter blues—away.
by Dana Raidt
Hot toddy ingredients
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Ground beef's got nothing on these crazy, tasty, alt-protein ideas, including a vegan recipe from Herbivorous Butcher.
by Dana Raidt
Chili ingredients
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Master this homemade gnocchi technique from Andrew Zimmern.
by Dana Raidt
A plate of gnocchi
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Frying things in duck fat used to feel like a dirty indulgence. But here’s a surprising fact: Duck fat, in moderation, is good for you.
A jar of duck fat
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Speed up your metabolism and ring in 2016 with a Mexican stew from Salsa a la Salsa.
by Dana Raidt
A bowl of pozole from Salsa A La Salsa
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A number of new eateries put a fresh spin on an age-old cuisine.
Monello chef Mike Decamp
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For a good time, call these party-perfect, versatile wines from Surdyk’s.
by Dana Raidt
Bottles of sparkling wines
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Ramen is not new, but it is happening.
Two bowls of Ramen
Restaurant Reviews
St. Paul’s Commodore is back, and we think Zelda and F. Scott would approve.
The bar at Commodore
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Lowertown’s new good old place.
A burger at Dark Horse
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The easy, the impressive, and the always reliable—Surdyk’s picks for a variety of holiday parties.
by Dana Raidt
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Bogart's Doughnut Co. with a spiced-sugar cake recipe your holiday guests will fall in love with.
by Dana Raidt
A plate of doughnuts and a cup of coffee
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You know 'em. You love 'em. Now FIKA at the American Swedish Institute shows you how to make 'em.
by Dana Raidt
Swedish meatballs
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The former Billy’s Lighthouse shines with new life and beer.
Beer from Birch’s on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub
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Top picks for gifting a foodist experience to someone special this year.
2016 Sexy Chef Calendar produced by Travail
First Looks
What happens when a go-big-or-go-home owner just decides to go home?
Plates of food at Eastside restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Meet the newest way to drink local.
Keith Mrotek mixing a cocktail at Norseman Distillery in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Dashfire Bitters and Eleven Wells Spirits on keeping the digestion party going, plus tasting spirits at Surdyk’s, Dec. 4–5.
by Dana Raidt
A martini