Restaurant Reviews

A party table at Young Joni

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Ann Kim’s buzzy new Northeast spot, Young Joni, surprises with small details and big flavors. more

Jan 20, 2017 11:18 AM Eat & Drink

Alma: Cafe, Hotel, and Restaurant

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

These three Minneapolis hotel bars are definitely worth checking out. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:18 AM Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Salads at Crisp & Green

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

’Tis the season to rein it in and eat healthy again. Find these fresh spots that focus on great ingredients without sacrificing flavor. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:16 AM Eat & Drink

Fitzgerald's croquettes and Mercury Dining Room and Rail's burger

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Two formerly upscale concepts reopen as casual spots (but that doesn’t mean fine dining is dead). more

Dec 20, 2016 1:27 PM Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Chicken from Town Talk Diner and grilled cheese sandwich from Stewart's

Photography by Ashley Sullivan

New Stewart's in St. Paul and Town Talk in Minneapolis prove it's a good time for neighborhood mom-and-pop shops. more

Nov 22, 2016 4:20 PM Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Mercury Dining Room and Rail

Photo by Ashley Sullivan

Rescuing the old Brasserie Zentral spot in Downtown Minneapolis, Mercury Dining Room and Rail is a bright space that serves up comfort food. more

Nov 21, 2016 2:12 PM Eat & Drink

Best New Restaurants 2016

Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki, Caitlin Abrams, Ashley Sullivan, and Eliesa Johnson

Our annual critics' picks of the hottest new restaurants in the Twin Cities, plus the 30-plus dishes, drinks, and desserts you should try at these spots when you go. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:19 PM , Eat & Drink


Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

How St. Paul's food scene is heating up. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:18 PM , Eat & Drink

Milkjam Creamery ice cream

Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Sometimes, it's the small yet mighty twists that make our old favorites new again. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:18 PM , Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Ann Kim

Photograph by Kevin J. Miyazaki

What happens after we name a restaurant one of the best? So many things. more

Oct 26, 2016 11:16 AM Eat & Drink

The former Heidi's chef is showing the bright side of his cooking at Lela in Bloomington. more

Oct 24, 2016 4:17 PM Eat & Drink

Hmongtown Market

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

An insider’s guide to St. Paul’s Hmong Village and Hmongtown. more

Oct 3, 2016 10:40 AM Eat & Drink

Crispy chicken

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Xavi shines with a tight menu and an intimate space. more

Sep 21, 2016 1:42 PM Eat & Drink

Costa Blanca in Northeast

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Restaurateur Hector Ruiz hits a sweet spot with his new Costa Blanca. more

Sep 21, 2016 1:00 PM Eat & Drink

Tatanka Truck Traditional Native American Truck

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

A slew of farms, restaurants, and education initiatives are galvanizing Minnesota’s native and indigenous foods movement. more

Aug 22, 2016 4:09 PM Eat & Drink

In which two Southerners and three Yankees take a restaurant tour. more

Jul 26, 2016 4:57 PM Eat & Drink

Ron Whyte and Bob Edmond, owners of Big Daddy's Old Fashinoed Barbeque

Photography by Eliesa Johnson

Friendship and history are the root of Ron Whyte and Bob Edmond's terrific barbecue at Big Daddy's Old Fashioned Barbeque. more

Jul 26, 2016 4:39 PM Eat & Drink

People dining in Japanese street food restaurant

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

PinKU, a counter-service Japanese street food restaurant, opened this summer and is proving that small is the new big. more

Jul 26, 2016 2:00 PM Eat & Drink

One of our favorite dives comes back to life. more

Jul 22, 2016 12:00 AM Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Things just got a little sweeter with the opening of the world-class patisserie in Linden Hills. more

Jun 27, 2016 10:11 AM Eat & Drink

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