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A restaurant-starved St. Paul neighborhood gets a new buzzed-about pizza joint

Delicata in St. Paul.

The team behind Bar Brigade and Republic are opening a pizza and gelato restaurant on Wednesday.

Buffalo Wild Wings' new small-format store debuts today in Edina

The first of two B-Dubs Express locations in Minnesota opens on Monday.


Beyond rosé: Think pink bubbles.

Great sparkling wines run the gamut from pale to maroon.


Where's the beef? Innovative St. Paul vegan restaurant does a spot-on Big Mac

J. Selby's vegan McDonald's knockoff is the restaurant's biggest seller.


Beer Choir combines love of suds and singing: 'Zero talent is required'

In the words of the official theme song: "The Beer Choir is the choir that sings while drinking beer."


Blaine gets hip to the hops with its first craft brewery

Investors plan to start construction in August on the 8,200-square-foot space just north of the National Sports Center.


Wine of the Week: Airlie Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2015

Airlie Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2015 So much cool stuff is going on in Oregon, and it extends well behind the signature pinot noirs. White…


Burger Friday: Suburban chain Willy McCoy's serves big Juicy Lucys at low prices

On Monday, burger prices are cut in half. And most beers are 2-for-1 all day, every day.


Brasa Rotisserie turns 10, celebrates with outdoor party on Sunday

Patrons are invited to a bash at the Minneapolis location on Sunday.


Make a necklace while sipping a cocktail at new North Loop 'crafting bar'

Denver-based Upstairs Circus has come to Minnesota.


Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant opens to big crowds in IDS Center

Roti, a Chicago-based chain, just debuted its first Minnesota location.


Why pizza farms are a summer sensation – and 5 you must try near Twin Cities

No, slices of pepperoni are not being cultivated in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin. Instead, farmers are building showy pizza ovens, making dough and hanging a "welcome" sign.


New North Loop bar now open with 200 whiskeys, 'Road House'-inspired name

Ten years later, friends-turned-business-partners have spun their social-night gatherings into a whiskey-focused bar and restaurant.


How does your personal wine list compare with local trends?

Wine shops today are seeing more interest in rosé and organics, less taste for oak.


Portillo's reveals some juicy details about its future Maple Grove location

The Chicago-style hot dog purveyor said the fast-casual dining spot will feature a Prohibition theme and will open in the fall.


Wine of the week: Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Northern Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Northern Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc 2016There's absolutely nothing wrong with jammy wines, but I like to look for the purity more than…


Historic St. Paul sites among 12 Twin Cities restaurants opening soon

The openings, they keep coming. Former La Belle Vie chef Tim McKee is taking over a portion of the former Heartland Restaurant & Wine Bar…


Saying goodbye: 6 months of Twin Cities restaurant closings

Meanwhile, on the closings front, it has been a tough six months. Just shy of their 70th birthdays, the Oak Grill and Skyroom restaurants…


7 Minnesota brewers win 15 medals at national championship

Minnesota was well represented in the winner's circle at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championships, with a haul that included four golds.