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One of Uptown's largest restaurants closing to make way for new Pourhouse

Coup d'Etat will shutter its doors on Oct. 1, setting the stage for a new Pourhouse.

New 'hidden' Japanese whiskey bar opens above Kado No Mise in North Loop

The small, second-floor lounge features rare bottles of Japanese-made whiskey, and can be accessed through the sushi restaurant below.


Wine of the Week: Kunde Sonoma Valley Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Kunde Sonoma Valley Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2015 We’re all susceptible to catchphrases from TV ads. For years, I’ve used “limon” to describe wines…


Prep the hammerschlagen! Your guide to Oktoberfest parties in Minnesota

Not every international holiday is embraced by Minnesotans. There's something about Oktoberfest, though — and we suspect it's the beer.


Why not local wines on Minnesota restaurant menus?

While Minnesota beer and spirits abound on local restaurant lists, state wines struggle to get placement.


Robbinsdale's hot Travail restaurant sells discounted tickets for last-minute seats

The foodie hot spot is known for its 15-course tasting menu.


Surly Brewing replacing its second-floor Brewer's Table with pizza joint

The brewery announces its new concept for the second-floor space above the massive beer hall.


Argentinian seafood restaurant going into former Upton 43 in Linden Hills

Chef Danny del Prado's latest project will debut next month.


Dinkytown's Al's Breakfast now serving dinner, late-night menu on weekends

Known for its unchanging ambiance, the classic diner is trying something new.


Waterfront restaurant by 'Sioux chef' company to open on original Fuji-Ya site

Owamni: An Indigenous Kitchen will open as the featured full-service restaurant in the first phase of the upcoming Water Works project on the Mississippi River.


Wine of the Week: Vignarco Orvieto Classico 2016

Vignarco Orvieto Classico 2016 Try as I might, it’s a challenge to find under-$12 wines worth touting in this friendly cubbyhole. So when I find…


Famous for burgers and malts, St. Paul's beloved St. Clair Broiler will close

The diner will serve its last hamburger on Sept. 30


10 great fall events for adult playtime in the Twin Cities

Northern Grape Stomp Northern Vineyards Winery invites the public to pulverize grapes the old-fashioned way. Then commemorate the day by putting your footprints on a…


3 spots to eat near farmers markets in the Twin Cities

Time for some Sunday morning farmers market shopping. Then, brunch.


Golden's, a Lowertown deli classic, closes its doors

The restaurant's bagel stand at the St. Paul Farmer's Market will remain.


A serious wine industry in Minnesota? You betcha — and it's growing

The growing industry is improving with age. Today there are more than 70 wineries in Minnesota.


Where is the good food at the Mall of America?

The megamall should use its 25th birthday to rethink its food-and-drink options.


Couple learn baby's sex from a Juicy Lucy in highly Minnesotan 'gender reveal'

Think pink and blue cupcakes are passé? Eric and Aly Nelson, of Minneapolis, took their "gender reveal party" in a different direction: a Juicy Lucy.


Sift Gluten Free bakery opening brick-and-mortar location soon in south Minneapolis

South Minneapolis is poised to get a new gluten-free bakery and a new juice bar. Sift Gluten Free (4557 Bloomington Av. S., Mpls.,