Amelia Rayno | Star Tribune
Food & Drink, Travel and Features reporter

A former sports reporter, Amelia arrived at the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2010.

Beer bracket drama as reigning champ Schell's falls, Surly barely hangs on

Surly beat rival Summit by only 57 votes to advance to the Foamy Four.

Danger! Danger! Big matchups ahead in Beer Bracket's Ale-ite Eight

See which Minnesota breweries survived the opening round, and then get ready to vote in the Ale-ite Eight round Tuesday morning.

Finnegans debuts new brewery and taproom in downtown Minneapolis

The charitable brewing company finally has its own facility after 17 years in business.

Day trip from Las Vegas: Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park sparks a hunt for a hidden cave

On the hunt for a hidden cave in a red-rock landscape of strange, rugged beauty.

Surly is the brewery to beat in the Ultimate Minnesota Beer Bracket

The votes are in and the field of 16 Minnesota breweries is set, with a mix of newcomers and perennial powerhouses.

Bacon flights and smoking cocktails are star attractions at new Stillwater restaurant

The opening of Brick & Bourbon continues the food and beverage growth in the charming riverside town.

Beyond the Irish pub: A neighborhood by neighborhood crawl for St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, we're all a little bit Irish, too many of us to fit into an Irish pub. But no worries, with this guide to interesting neighborhood venues to explore.

Vote for your favorite Minnesota breweries in our Ultimate Beer Bracket

Last year Schell's shocked the beer scene, taking down Surly. What's on tap this year?

How Schell's beat out the favorites in last year's Ultimate Minnesota Beer Bracket

The state's oldest brewery stunned beer fans with upset after upset in our inaugural brewery competition.

New south Minneapolis restaurant celebrates soul food, funk music

Funky Grits is expected to open April 1.