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Find a memorable burger at newest entry in the Mpls. food truck scene

Bushel & Peck, a mobile offshoot of the D'Amico & Partners cafe of the same name at the Mill City Museum, is embracing its burgers-and-fries skill set.

Minnesota State Fair reveals 31 new foods including pizza burritos, cookie dough

One of the new foods coming to the State Fair: Memphis Totchos (sliced bananas and sauteed bacon over tater tots, topped with peanut sauce) at Snack House, located in the Warner Coliseum.

Deep-fried avocados and sweet corn-blueberry eclairs also are among the many new delights that will make their debut when the Great Minnesota Get-Together opens Aug. 24.


Minnesota's star chef cooks lunch for the Dalai Lama

Lunch with His Holiness proves enlightening, as once again, food brings people together.


Wine of the Week: Mas Fi Brut Cava

Mas Fi Brut Cava Very few wines deliver as much complexity at reasonable prices as Cavas. Exhibit 1A: The delicious, refreshing Mas Fi Brut…


3 new Dinkytown restaurants offer worldly cuisine

Tasty Pot A dozen variations on simmering Taiwanese meal-in-a-bowl soups are the house specialty at this new-to-Minnesota mini-chain. The bowls arrive in a flash, and…


Changes coming to popular Tin Fish restaurant at Lake Calhoun?

The operators of Tin Fish, which has provided drinks and casual seafood-based eats for Uptown lakegoers for more than a decade, have decided not to renew their lease after this season.


Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."


The Juicy Lucy: Two bars battling since 1950s over Minnesota's famous burger

Two Minneapolis dive bars claim to have invented the Juicy Lucy, the legendary cheese-stuffed burger.


5 great Twin Cities restaurant events this week: Pride, food trucks, pinball and more

Five must-do events around the Twin Cities.


With St. Paul's restaurant boom, there's no way you will go hungry

With an unprecedented number of dining venues openings over the past six months, here are 13 to try.


Former Rachel's on E. Hennepin to open as Bardo this summer

Chef Remy Pettus, formerly of Eastside, is opening a restaurant in a space that housed Rachel's for 10 years.


Dine outside! 11 new Twin Cities patios to enjoy a summertime meal

From rooftops to decks, there are plenty of new outdoor spaces to grab a bite to eat in the Twin Cities restaurant scene.


In pursuit of making great wine: A tale of a vintner's education

Former Minnesotan Bill Hooper hit the road to learn his craft before landing in Oregon's Willamette Valley.


13 classic Twin Cities restaurant patios

These outdoor dining destinations are favorites among local restaurant lovers.


Town Hall Brewery expands to Edina with new 'road food' restaurant

The latest Town Hall iteration has taken over the former Wally's Service Station in Edina.


McDonald's debuting delivery in Twin Cities

There are 19 locations, most in Minneapolis and St. Paul, now offering the convenience.


Popular sushi restaurant Kyatchi opening second location in St. Paul, replacing Tanpopo

The sustainable sushi spot already sports a slight baseball theme, so it should fit in nicely near CHS Field in Lowertown.


Spyhouse Coffee expanding into St. Paul in former antiques store

For the fifth location of his specialty coffee company, owner Christian Johnson is taking over a former antiques shop, and hopes to open "before it's time to go back to school."


Wine of the Week: La Quercia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015

La Quercia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015 Italian wine labeling is often a train wreck for consumers. Piedmont has three similar-sounding red wines in Barolo, Barbaresco and…