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.


What is Minnesota food? New TPT series serves up steamed buns, sticky rice and masala

An offering from TPT examines Minnesota cuisine, one dish at a time.


4 new places to drink this weekend in the Twin Cities

Plan your weekend with these new spots to taste beer, wine and spirits.


Hungry enough for a 2-foot-long quesadilla?

The machete quesadilla, aka the machetazo, is the centerpiece of a Woodbury sister restaurant to Los Ocampo.


Get decadent pancakes and dessert toast at new Grand Av. cafe

Thirty-Six Cafe is now open in St. Paul.


Retro diner opening soon in former Bruegger's on West Lake Street

It's called Andy's Diner, and it's bringing the same retro look and diner menu now featured at Andy's Garage in the Midtown Global Market.


Original Hockey Mom Brownies opening bakery on Grand Avenue

The owners of a hockey-themed dessert truck are going brick and mortar, and they promise a rotating menu of more than 30 "designer brownies."


If you can make it here: How to eat like a Minnesotan in NYC

The Juicy Lucy, cheese curds and a supper club land in the Big Apple.


James Beard Award-winning chef opening a 'micro-restaurant' in Rochester

Grab a reservation while you can.


Nicollet Mall loses another restaurant with the closing of Rojo

A new location may be in the works.


Readers respond to the news that O'Gara's isn't reopening

Dan O'Gara announced over the weekend that his namesake St. Paul watering hole would not reopen in a new development on the site of the 77-year-old bar. Readers weren't happy.