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Winter doesn't faze 87,000-square-foot aquaponics farm in St. Paul

Pentair and Urban Organics are partners in this 87,000-square-foot indoor fish and produce farm in the old Schmidt brewery that provides greens and seafood for grocery stores, co-ops and restaurants.

Three-plus months after debuting in its new, vastly larger location, Urban Organics continues to expand.

Look to Sonoma County for notable wines

The California county has a lot of offbeat, distinctive wines.


How the night before Thanksgiving became the 'biggest drinking day of year'

Also referred to as Blackout Wednesday or Black Wednesday, Drinksgiving was coined about a decade ago.


Thursday's Vikings game blitzing some Minnesotans' Thanksgiving dinners

Are you planning your T-day plans around the big football game?


Look what's open: St. Paul's first Spyhouse Coffee

The Minneapolis coffeehouse chain debuted its St. Paul outlet -- at Snelling and Palace -- on Friday morning.


First Avenue to open new restaurant and bar adjoining Palace Theatre in St. Paul

The famed music club is taking over the Wild Tymes space next to the Palace.


New vegan ice cream and crepe shop opens today in northeast Minneapolis

At Crepe & Spoon, all but two of the ice cream flavors are dairy-free.


Wine of the Week: Fullerton 'Three Otters' Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

‘Three Otters’ Hurrah for us! Minnesotans have embraced rosé in major fashion, along the way coming to realize that it’s not just a warm-weather quaffer.…


Make those last-minute reservations for Thanksgiving

Cosmos One of the region’s most beautiful dining venues is serving a three-course Thanksgiving a la carte dinner from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect…


Chrissy Teigen wants to 'party' with Mpls. diners, hungers for a Jucy Lucy

The supermodel tweeted "Hi!" to Minneapolis, and Minnesotans responded with thousands of tips on where to eat.


Bad Waitress relaunches northeast Minneapolis location with new chef, menu and cocktails

The new concept will go live on Friday, Nov. 24


A new Indian cookbook, just in time for Thanksgiving

Use this just-released cookbook to incorporate lively Indian flavors and traditions into your holiday menu.


Surly Brewing rolls out new food menu for its massive beer hall

The brewery's totally remade lineup features dishes such as oysters on the half shell and oven-roasted trout.


3 Twin Cities spots that do Thanksgiving cooking for you

These spots have you covered for side dishes, pastries and a restaurant meal.


Wine of the Week: Domaine Rouge Bleu 'Dentelle' Carignan-Grenache

‘Dentelle’ Rustic reds with mouthwatering acidity are perfect for a certain holiday feast that looms in the near future. The Domaine Rouge Bleu “Dentelle”…


Recipe: Orecciette Bolognese

Orecchiette Bolognese Serves 6 as a main course. Note: “There are as many variations on ragu Bolognese as there are cooks making it,” writes Matt…


You'll need a group to down this 15-pound ice cream sandwich in St. Paul

Sebastian Joe's ice cream is slathered between two pizza-sized cookies from T-Rex.


Nye's is making a comeback: Same owners opening Nye's Piano Bar in same location

"It's going to be Nye's 2.0," the co-owner says.


Burger Friday: A meatloaf patty melt lights up the North Loop's Fulton Brewery

A brewery's top-flight chef retrieves a recipe from his resume and makes almost-burger magic.