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Wine & Spirits
How to restock your bar with refreshing spirits that make a stunner of a patio cocktail.
drinks mixing on a bar cart
Where and What to Eat
When chilled coffee isn't enough: Dara looks into all the ways local coffee brewers are amping up your summer caffeine boost.
Five Watt Coffee in Minneapolis
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Jason hits Burger Moe's with the MN soccer icon to chat about everything from playing in the World Cup to helping at-risk kids.
Jason DeRusha and Tony Sanneh
Video
Local distillers talk about their gin and the movement to create something that could be known as Minnesota-style gin.
Bottles of Vikre Distillery gin
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In-laws/coworkers/sorority sisters coming to town and need a place to eat? Stephanie March is here to help.
Matt's Jucy Lucy
Restaurant Reviews
The new Heyday is part La Belle Vie clubhouse, part true original.
Heyday in Minneapolis
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DeRusha eats lunch with a rare book photographer.
Jason DeRusha and Natasha D'Schommer at Kenwood
Global Eats
Local chef Hector Ruiz’s latest and boldest concept deserves high praise.
by Peter Lilienthal
Tacos at La Fresca in South Minneapolis
Wine & Spirits
Better than a shandy but just as refreshing, grapefruit beer is having a moment.
by Johnny Michaels
Schell Shocked Grapefruit Radler
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Sure, rooftops and decks are all the rage, but not every patio fits every social situation (or stage of life).
W.A. Frost and Company patio
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Before you blindly hit up the closest bastion of booths, let us help you discern which market is the right one for you.
Mill City Farmers' Market
Wine & Spirits
Yes, Australia. And no, it’s not just inexpensive jammy shiraz and fruity chardonnay.
by Bill Coy
Yalumba Viognier 2012
Features
Here's how to get through summer with an after-action plan for all your favorite activities.
Features
Everybody loves to eat by the water, but that usually means that lakeside dining goes hand in hand with crowds.
Acqua Forest Lake
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You've been dreaming of a summer picnic, but who's got the time to create the perfect spread? So let someone else do the work.
Picnic spread on a canoe
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One of the best ways to drink up the local brew culture is by exploring the different brewing districts via bicycle.
Nice Ride bicycle
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Less ranting, more eating: a dining-out wish list for customers and staff.
Tilia line
Where and What to Eat
We found the best smoky, spicy, bone-sucking good barbecue sauces around.
Judo Joel's, Local Folks, and Big John's Ol' West BBQ Sauces
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Minnesota’s new crop of microdistillers is falling hard for gin—and reinventing the spirit in the process.
Scott Ervin making Norseman Gin
Restaurant Reviews
Uptown brings Southern comfort food to the mix.
Pie at BoneYard Uptown
Wine & Spirits
Eat Street Social shakes a fresh season in a glass.
Eat Street Social 40 Degrees North
Where and What to Eat
This may be the most brilliant mashup of all time.
Tipsy Pies
Features
Jason DeRusha dines at Salut with the founder of Smile Network International, Kim Valentini.
Jason DeRusha and Kim Valentini at Salut
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Minnesota's most beloved restaurant releases a limited edition cookbook, and it's a tasty one.
New Scenic Cafe Cookbook
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Four things to know before you sign up for your community supported agriculture share.
by Mpls.St.Paul Editors
Stacked carrots | photo by Caitlin Abrams