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You'll flip for these 4 Twin Cities pancake spots

Lemon-ricotta pancakes at the Barnes & Noble Kitchen.

After quick rebrand, Bearcat on Loring Park abruptly closes

Five weeks after opening, busy restaurateur Kim Bartmann has called it quits on the Third Bird remake.


How a star bartender is shaking up Twin Cities cocktail culture

By mixing creativity with a shot of fun, Nick Kosevich's Bittercube is raising the bar across the Twin Cities.


Wine of the Week: 2015 Domaine Maestracci Clos Reginu Corse Calvi

2015 Domaine Maestracci ‘Clos Reginu’ Corse Calvi Corsica has been better known for being Napoleon Bonaparte’s homeland than for its wine. That will be changing,…


Burger Friday: Zelo in downtown Mpls. reopens with new look, equally stunning cheeseburger

An impressive burger at an Italian restaurant? Believe it. The turkey burger is similarly first-rate.


Sonoma wines worth a serious taste

While exploring new wines, don't forget about earlier ones that are still worth a taste.


World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

The Happy Gnome will attempt to break the record set by a Colorado bar.


Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Pay for a hotel in your own backyard? With so many tempting new options, why not?


4-star restaurant owners buying one of Minneapolis' last 3.2 dive bars

One of the city's last 3.2 beer joints is going to become Bull's Horn Food and Drink.


Wine of the Week: Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs Brut

Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs Brut For those of us who like to have a dead-of-winter party, some inexpensive bubbles are a necessary non-evil.…


Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis mixing Girl Scout cookies into pies, malts

Embrace the Thin Mints- and Samoas-induced sugar shock at this restored 1957 diner.


Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

What happens when two Twin Cities restaurant titans relocate to Wisconsin? Magic.


3 more great places to dine in La Crosse

Charmant Hotel A 119-year-old candy factory has been brilliantly reborn as a great-looking 67-room getaway, run by the same forward-thinking company behind the Hewing…


Fabled Vincent Burger lives! On Monday, anyway, at the Local downtown

Chef Vincent Francoual has been serving his namesake burger at Cooper in St. Louis Park for nearly a year. Now he's test-driving it downtown.


100-plus businesses shut down in solidarity with immigrants

The Twin Cities response, part of a one-day national boycott, attempted to show how vital newcomers are to the U.S. economy.


Twin Cities' best restaurant events this week: Brews, barbecue and Pardi Gras

Big foodie and beer parties coming our way, including Bock Fest, Winterfest and the pork extravaganza Cochon 555.


Mexican taco emporium, Mercado, replaces former Marche restaurant in Uptown

One of Jester Concepts' Uptown projects has changed names and transitioned its identity from French bistro to Mexican taco emporium — and now a Twin Cities craft syrups company is involved


Downtown East's McKinney Roe serves up a showy room, familiar menu

REVIEW: At McKinney Roe in downtown Minneapolis, a crowd-pleasing menu is served in a splashy setting. But when there's a stab at a signature dish, the results don't quite jell. | ★★ out of 4 stars


Dumpling serves up 'funky and interesting' Asian fare in south Minneapolis

Co-owners got start selling banh mi to coffee shops.