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Everybody loves to eat by the water, but that usually means that lakeside dining goes hand in hand with crowds.
Acqua Forest Lake
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
One of the best ways to drink up the local brew culture is by exploring the different brewing districts via bicycle.
Nice Ride bicycle
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
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
Jason DeRusha dines at Salut with the founder of Smile Network International, Kim Valentini.
Jason DeRusha and Kim Valentini at Salut
Minnesota's most beloved restaurant releases a limited edition cookbook, and it's a tasty one.
New Scenic Cafe Cookbook
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
City Lunch
The unapologetic celebration of a gloriously-suspect new Taco John's foodstuff.
by Chris Clayton and Drew Wood
Taste testing the Flaming Cheetos Burrito at Taco Johns.
Where and What to Eat
A passed down recipe for sweet tea-brined fried chicken at the new Southern spot in Uptown.
Fried chicken at BoneYard
First Looks
The world is blooming for the Corner Table gang.
Corner Table
How to give the holiday its due, all weekend long.
Restaurant Reviews
The second incarnation of Travail is fun, ambitious, a little sloppy, and a little zany—but that’s rock ’n’ roll, right?
a plate at Travail
A curated look at the 50-plus event sudsy celebraish.
Beer flight at Indeed Brewing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tasty pastries and beautiful baked goods. We'll have one of everything.
Bakery Case at Angel Food Bakery
A new generation of bread shops is making the Twin Cities America's best bakery town.
A pan of muffins from Bittersweet Gluten Free Bakery in Eagan / Photo by Eliesa Johnson
Restaurant Reviews
Going for raw at a sustainable sushi joint, with some cheeky plates to boot.
Kyatchi interior
Stephanie March shares her top 10 favorite food trucks in the Twin Cities for the 2014 season.
Tacos from Hot Indian Foods food truck in downtown Minneapolis
Leaving the comforts of home can be very transformative as adventure opens up a new outlook on life.
by Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern
Wine & Spirits
You've seen this mysterious section at the wine store. Here's how to navigate it.
by Bill Coy
Red Wine pour
Wine & Spirits
Usher in the spring with a rhubarb-infused gin and a drink recipe to match.
by Jesse Held
Pineapple-infused Vodka