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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. 

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

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

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

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

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

One of the most hotly anticipated restaurants of 2017, Brut, is on hold—but the power chef duo have a neighborhood restaurant to debut first. more

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

Mar 13, 2017 1:27 PM Foodie

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Photo by Caitlin Abrams

You could call Daniel del Prado the sleeping giant of Minneapolis restaurants—but he’s sleeping no more, and making big moves. more

Mar 11, 2017 7:39 AM Foodie

Music lovers of St. Paul, do you want a mellow live-music venue above Ngon Bistro? Time to activate! more

Mar 8, 2017 1:48 PM Foodie

Lentils and cauliflower at Alma

Photograph by Eliesa Johnson

Where to eat in the Twin Cities now. more

Mar 2, 2017 3:10 PM , Eat & Drink 2 Comments

After only two months in business, Kim Bartmann is closing Bearcat Bar. more

Feb 24, 2017 11:18 AM Foodie 6 Comments

Clams and a salad with cocktails at Esker Grove

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

New Esker Grove at the Walker might be the best museum restaurant in the country. It’s also a big dose of déjà vu for Minneapolis. more

Feb 23, 2017 2:48 PM Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Chef extraordinaire Doug Flicker is taking over the old Sunrise Inn, and bringing a jukebox bar with benefits to South Minnie. more

Feb 20, 2017 5:00 AM Foodie

What's it all mean? Let's break it down... more

Feb 15, 2017 10:20 AM Foodie

Word on the street is that hot new Tullibee has already lost its star chef. more

Feb 8, 2017 2:58 PM Foodie 1 Comments

Head to this skyway spot for some of the best tom kha soup in Minneapolis. more

Feb 8, 2017 10:43 AM Foodie 2 Comments

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

Apr 28, 2017 4:25 PM Travel & Visitors

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

Amy Thielen

Photograph by Matt Taylor-Gross

The homecoming queen shares her story in her new memoir, that doubles as a love letter to small-town Minnesota. more

Apr 27, 2017 1:06 PM Arts & Culture

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

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

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

Gunflint Lodge

Photo by David Bowman

Strap your luggage to the roof of the station wagon and get reacquainted with the iconic lodges and lake resorts that define Minnesota summer. more

Apr 4, 2017 11:27 AM , , , Travel & Visitors

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Photographs by David Bowman

Nisswa's natty grand dame. more

Apr 4, 2017 11:16 AM Travel & Visitors

One of the most hotly anticipated restaurants of 2017, Brut, is on hold—but the power chef duo have a neighborhood restaurant to debut first. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 PM Foodie 1 Comments

Richard W. Painter

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Richard W. Painter is a dog-walking Republican soccer dad from Mendota Heights who just might make President Trump play by the rules. more

Mar 27, 2017 3:18 PM General Interest

The dining room at Tullibee

Photograph by Rau+Barber/Hewing Hotel

Should you go to would-be North Loop hotspot Tullibee? It’s complicated. more

Mar 21, 2017 3:05 PM Eat & Drink 33 Comments

James Beard Award Nominees 2017

Photos by Eliesa Johnson, Kevin J. Miyazaki, and Steve Henke

The James Beard Award Foundation has listed its finalists, and we have some locals on the list! more

Mar 15, 2017 2:26 PM Foodie

1212-GGCheeseBoard_640s.jpg

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

Mar 13, 2017 1:27 PM Foodie

burch-640.jpg

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

You could call Daniel del Prado the sleeping giant of Minneapolis restaurants—but he’s sleeping no more, and making big moves. more

Mar 11, 2017 7:39 AM Foodie

Music lovers of St. Paul, do you want a mellow live-music venue above Ngon Bistro? Time to activate! more

Mar 8, 2017 1:48 PM Foodie

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