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.


Chef Scott Pampuch takes over the kitchen at Loring Park's 4 Bells

And he's bringing back the fried chicken.


Chef behind Strip Club Meat & Fish opening destination supper club in Cannon Falls

J.D. Fratzke was a star in St. Paul for his cooking at the Strip Club and Bar Brigade. Now he's bringing his talents to a "rural highway supper club."


After fire destroys business, BBQ counter to become full-scale St. Paul restaurant

Bark and the Bite takes over the former Heirloom in St. Paul.


7 Minnesota-made beverages may change the way you drink

Move over, beer and wine. Our state is flowing with alcoholic and nonalcoholic drink alternatives.


Minnesota craft breweries make a splash with hard seltzer

The spiked sparkling water is trending here and everywhere.


Kyle Bell, chef at Forepaugh's, dies at 32 after battling flu

St. Paul restaurant Forepaugh’s is reeling from the sudden loss of its executive chef, Kyle Bell, who died Feb. 1 at the age of…


Quang in Minneapolis undergoes major update

When Quang, the acclaimed pho-and-more restaurant, opened with just four tables on Minneapolis' Nicollet Avenue 30 years ago, there wasn't such a thing as "Eat…


Beloved Minneapolis Vietnamese restaurant Quang closes for renovations

It will reopen Sunday and continue renovations till summer.


Irish pub the Local opening Wednesday at the West End

Yes, the Vincent Burger lives on.


How Twin Cities restaurants fight food waste

Wandering Kitchen/Barkley’s Bistro Jamie Compton runs Wandering Kitchen, a catering company that also makes meals to go, with her husband, chef Colin Murray. Using scraps…