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.


A new pizzeria for St. Paul's Cathedral Hill, now open

The former Fitzgerald's is now the Fitz after a redo by "Top Chef" contestant Justin Sutherland.


Belgian waffle truck to open store at Mall of America

Wafels & Dinges will be the latest MoA outpost of an East Coast food business.


14 choice spots to eat and drink along the Twin Cities' lakes and rivers this summer

Where to eat and drink along the Twin Cities' lakes, rivers and falls this summer.


Pig Ate My Pizza reopens in Robbinsdale with new in-house brewery

The Travail team's pizza spot is much bigger and also offers a long, luxurious pork-centric tasting menu.


Tessie Sylvester, widowed the day she received cancer diagnosis, dies at 38

Two years later, on May 1, Sylvester died of adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that forms in mucus-secreting glands.


Extreme 6-foot cheese pull takes center stage at new downtown Mpls. restaurant

Northern Italian restaurant Giulia is stretching scratch-made mozzarella right at your table.


Valleyfair grows up with new food aimed at adults

The amusement park debuted its new menu on opening weekend.


New cider taproom opens in Minneapolis: 'Cider is having a moment'

Minneapolis Cider Co. started as a college project.


CNN show goes inside the home of Minnesota's rising star Hmong chef

Chef Yia Vang will appear, along with his family and others from Minnesota's Hmong community, on "United Shades of America."


Minneapolis neighborhood favorite Cafe Levain is coming back, sort of

Chef Adam Vickerman has returned to Turtle Bread Company.