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Head coach of the St. Thomas Basketball Team, John Tauer, sits down for an interview over steak at Mancini's.
Jason DeRusha and John Tauer eat at Mancini's in St. Paul
First Looks
April may not cooperate as far as vernal inspiration goes, so consider Sonora Grill your sweet escape.
Taco Spread at Sonora Grill
Video
At Tastemakers: The Buzz on Life as we Know it, we learned about the global impact of losing bees and what we can do to help.
Tastemakers 2014 with Marla Spivak, Ron Bowen, Lucia Watson and moderated by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Restaurant Reviews
Dara review's Uptown's flashiest new addition.
Coup d'Etat kitchen
Features
While many antiquated laws are funny, the blue laws regarding alcohol sales and consumption are not only outdated, but also a little offensive.
Wine shelf in a liquor store
Features
Foodies and ceramics artists have been joining forces to host events. The results are delicious, beautiful, and all kinds of fun.
Victoria Dawes' ceramic bowl
Wine & Spirits
Spicy and bold red wines to pair with warming winter comfort foods, from hearty stew to a blue cheese burger.
by Bill Coy
Red Wine for Winter
Features
Turns out the "luck of the Irish" is nurtured at P.F. Chang's. Jason DeRusha sits down with Irish singer Katie McMahon.
Jason DeRusha and Katie McMahon at P.F. Chang's
Wine & Spirits
Why finding a cocktail is like finding a date—and how to get a bartender to be your matchmaker.
by Johnny Michaels
Bradstreet Crafthouse Bar
Features
Stephanie March's annual guide for fish fries during the Lenten season.
Fish and chips from The Anchor Fish & Chips in Minneapolis.
Best Restaurants
The essential guide to eating in the Twin Cities right now.
by Andrew Zimmern, Beth Dooley, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Jason DeRusha, Peter Lilienthal, and Stephanie March
Bachelor Farmer tabletop
First Looks
You may have been to some of the excellent cheese shops in the Metro, but have you been to a cheese bar?
Wedge & Wheel Cheese Bar
Features
A St. Paddy's Day choose your own adventure.
O'Malley's Irish Pub in the Twin Cities.
Restaurant Reviews
A daily brunch to love, and a dinner full of risks. Belly up to the new Mill NE.
Dishes at Minneapolis' Mill NE
Features
What Minnesota can learn from the mistakes of New Jersey.
by Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern
Restaurant Reviews
Minnesota food truck Chef Shack establishes a Minneapolis brick-and-mortar eatery.
The Meat Plate at Chef Shack Ranch
Features
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.
bar
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