Sharyn Jackson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Food and drink

Sharyn Jackson is a features reporter covering the Twin Cities' vibrant food and drink scene.

A New Jersey native, Jackson moved to Minneapolis in 2014, when she joined the Star Tribune as a general assignment features writer. She was previously a news reporter for USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and an arts writer and editor at the Village Voice in New York City. She earned a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Jackson is a leader of the Minnesota chapter of NLGJA - the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and is a Livingston Award finalist.

Restaurant roll call: Two North Loop spots reopen, Red's Savoy returns to St. Paul

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Washington Post reporter dissed Minnesota county, then moved there. Now he won't leave

Christopher Ingraham now has written a book about his adopted home, where he is still living out his fantasy.

Edina author's new book teaches kids the 'science' of cooking

"Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition" helps parents use common objects found in the home to educate kids about chemistry, biology, botany and more.

Two months after abruptly closing, Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Cricket reopens

The St. Louis Park restaurant closed in July for a remodel that was supposed to take two weeks to complete.

70-year-old Cecil's Deli in St. Paul competes on new Food Network show

Cecil's Delicatessen makes its food competition debut on "Family Restaurant Rivals," airing Monday night.

7 new vendors join St. Paul's popular Keg & Case market

The new vendors are joining anchor tenants Five Watt Coffee, Sweet Science Ice Cream, Revival Smoked Meats and In Bloom.

Minnesota-based Izzy's ice cream is now made in — gasp! — Wisconsin

Izzy's takes production to Wisconsin in push to become regional brand.

We call Wisconsinites cheeseheads. What do they call us?

There have been some mostly halfhearted attempts to label Minnesotans over the years, mostly in reference to its sports teams.

One of Minneapolis' first pay-what-you-can restaurants opening soon

Provision Community Restaurant addresses food insecurity and sustainability.

California-style wine bar coming soon to Hopkins' Mainstreet

Wine flights, bites and local beer are on tap at the Vine Room.