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

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


Mesmerizing rolled ice cream craze arrives in Twin Cities with 2 new shops

The rolled ice cream craze has officially hit the Twin Cities, and it's doing so with a bang as two specialty shops for the trendy food are debuting this weekend in St. Paul.


Seven Steakhouse gets a makeover thanks to acclaimed Minneapolis chef

Sameh Wadi of World Street Kitchen and the former Saffron has revamped the massive restaurant's menu and look.


Top restaurateurs in Twin Cities see gems in old dive bars

The trend of top-notch chefs embracing the bars comes as costs of outfitting a commercial kitchen rise, casual dining grows in popularity and a hunger for nostalgia builds.


Dinkytown's Loring Pasta Bar reopens with new ownership, name

After shuttering its doors for 10 days, the former Loring Pasta Bar will reopen this week with new ownership and a new name. LRx:…


Nitro coffee, the new cold brew, is taking over Twin Cities coffee shops

Forget plain old cold brew. It's nitro, cold brew's gas-filled cousin, that's taking over coffee shops here and elsewhere.


Al Roker gushes over Minn. chef's hit restaurants, eats at both in 2 days

The "Today" anchor ate at not one but two restaurants by Twin Cities star chef Gavin Kaysen this week.


Getting through airport security: not as easy as 3-1-1

If you've traveled much, you probably realize there is an etiquette to the airways, regarding everything from checking a bag to deplaning.


Beat the heat with frozen cocktails you can make at home

It must be 5 p.m. somewhere. Time for a cocktail of the icy variety you can make at home.


A restaurant-starved St. Paul neighborhood gets a new buzzed-about pizza joint

The team behind Bar Brigade and Republic are opening a pizza and gelato restaurant on Wednesday.


Luxury lounge, day spa, bubbly: How to pamper yourself at MSP Airport

If traveling stresses you out, you're not alone — and there is help. MSP offers many possible antidotes.