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.


Drink cocktails with Santa in a winter wonderland at Minneapolis' Lawless Distilling

The monthlong transformation is like a holiday office party on steroids.


Now open: Rosedale's new food hall serves chicken-and-waffle sandwich, 'piecaken'

The 11 restaurants come straight out of a social media meme.


Andrew Zimmern's new restaurant, Lucky Cricket, now open in St. Louis Park

The TV-star chef's Chinese restaurant is at the West End.


Travail bringing its over-the-top restaurant to Minneapolis, temporarily

The Robbinsdale restaurant takes up residency on Hennepin Avenue S. while constructing a new space.


Minneapolis cocktail connoisseur named to Forbes 30 Under 30

He put fermented cocktails on the map.


Jerky goes berserky with cola, mocha flavors at Jack Link's new Mpls. test kitchen

The company's downtown Minneapolis store sells the experimental flavors deli-style.


Minneapolis' Indeed Brewing opening taproom and brewery in Milwaukee

It's a long way from where the Minnesota brewery began six years ago.


Country bar in the works at former troubled nightclub spot in downtown Mpls.

The new bar, Wild Greg's, is owned by a Vadnais Heights city councilman.


Travail's acclaimed chef heads to Harmony to help his niece with leukemia

When Matt Brown's 1-year-old daughter, Gabby, was diagnosed with leukemia, there was only one person he knew he could turn to for help with his restaurant.


New 1970s-style piano bar in St. Paul's Lowertown opens in the spirit of Nye's

The closing of Nye’s original piano bar a few years ago has left a gaping hole in the hearts of many a Twin Citian who…