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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is one of the most awarded food writers in the country. She was born in New York City little aware of her destiny—to eat out a lot in Minnesota. She started her career as a 13-year-old restaurant dishwasher, and, after coming to Minnesota for college, became a local restaurant, wine, and drink critic in 1997. Now with Mpls.St.Paul, Dara is the other half of our star food and dining team, working side by side with Stephanie March. In addition to her dining and beverage reviews for the magazine, Dara writes monthly on people, travel, health, and the environment. Her food writing has appeared in Delta SkyGourmet, SaveurFood & Wine, USA Today, and Bon Appetit, to name a few; she has been selected for quite a few editions of the anthology the Best Food Writing in America. Dara has been nominated for her food and wine writing 12 times for James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the food world, and has won five times. Follow her on Twitter @DearDara, on Facebook @Dara.Grumdahl, and right here at Mpls.St.Paul for all the local food and drink expert info. 

Jesse Held

Jester Concepts

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Tim McKee

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

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Devil Advocate's bloody mary

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

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Leg of Lamb BBQ from Meritage's Russell Klein

Photos courtesy of Russell Klein

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Bellecour

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

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Apr 28, 2017 11:40 AM Foodie

The lounge at the Lexington

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Breathe easy, St. Paul—The Lexington is better than ever. more

Apr 24, 2017 11:04 AM Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Basket of coffee podds

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Why are coffee pods so awful? Because no one ever does the back-of-the-envelope math. This is my rant. more

Apr 20, 2017 10:11 AM Foodie 4 Comments

Lovers of Greek food, get ready: there's a great new gyro in town! more

Apr 12, 2017 2:24 PM Foodie

Vellee Deli Burrito

Photo courtesy of Vellee Deli

It's National Burrito Day, folks—let's think beyond Chipotle, shall we? more

Apr 6, 2017 1:12 PM Foodie

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Mar 30, 2017 5:00 PM Foodie 1 Comments

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Photo by Becca Sabot

If you missed out on your chance to get tickets to the sold out event, we've got organizer Jeanne Carpenter's three must-try rising star 'Sconnie cheeses. more

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Jesse Held

Jester Concepts

No one wants to haul eye-droppers and ten gins Up North, but there is a way to cocktail in style with minimal equipment. more

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What if that epic story was based in the kitchens Twin Cities restaurants? more

Jul 10, 2017 2:23 PM , , , Eat & Drink 3 Comments

Some of the best Minneapolis skyway sushi is tucked away in the Baker Center. more

Jul 10, 2017 11:34 AM Foodie

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Photography courtesy of Wilder Pageant Committee

To celebrate 'The Little House on the Prairie' author's 150th birthday, the town of Walnut Grove will do what it’s done for 40 years: honor the author with a pageant. more

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Tim McKee

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

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Lyn 65 Grilled Steak

Photos courtesy of Lyn 65

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Devil Advocate's bloody mary

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

These Twin Cities brunches prove Minnesotans want their early weekend to do more. Much more. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:12 PM Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Why is The Strip Club closing in July such a big deal? Please attend this digital wake and find out! more

Jun 14, 2017 2:17 PM Foodie

Prize-winning Pryes Brewing has free parking, a waterfront patio, feather bowling, and a pop-up ready kitchen with wood-burning oven. For real!! more

Jun 9, 2017 9:22 AM Foodie

Father’s Day falls squarely in the middle of grilling season for a reason. Here are five great cuts to throw on the grill from five great local shops. more

Jun 8, 2017 11:30 AM Eat & Drink

The old Marquette hotel got a $24 million upgrade—and downtown happy hour lovers will be thrilled. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:03 AM Foodie

Leg of Lamb BBQ from Meritage's Russell Klein

Photos courtesy of Russell Klein

What do fancy chefs do to relax on summer weekends? Live large, that's what. more

May 31, 2017 3:53 PM Foodie

Robert Patterson at Bunny's in Northeast

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Back in the day, black Minneapolis had its own food truck that drove chicken wings to legendary clubs like the Nacirema and Fox Trap. Now Robert Patterson is trying to bring back the legacy, one wing at a time. more

May 30, 2017 10:20 AM General Interest 5 Comments

Restaurant economics geeks, you're going to want to explore this one. more

May 25, 2017 3:21 PM Foodie

Bellecour

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

New Bellecour in Wayzata is the restaurant of Gavin Kaysen’s French history. It’s truly historic. more

May 22, 2017 12:33 PM Eat & Drink

Meg Alm, The Kenwood's Chef de Cuisine, has stepped up and quickly proven she's one to watch as Don Saunders gets ready to open the 510. more

May 18, 2017 10:04 AM Foodie

There's a new herb sauce in town, and it's rocked my world. more

May 11, 2017 2:20 PM Foodie

Masu has upped their robata game, folks—squid eaters get on it! more

May 4, 2017 11:16 AM Foodie

Here’s a handy guide to the other places to stop as you work your way down one of the most beautiful routes in the North. more

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It's farmers' market kickoff weekend—and we've got the recipe that will let you unite every crazy fresh thing, beautifully. more

Apr 28, 2017 11:40 AM Foodie

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