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The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year ... so far

The Twin Cities' 5 best burgers of the year ... so far

Let's take an opinionated and hunger-inducing look back at the first six months of Burger Friday.


Summertime scoops and slices: pizzeria hosts ice cream pop-ups in St. Paul

Summertime scoops and slices: pizzeria hosts ice cream pop-ups in St. Paul

Mark your calendars: Sweet Science and Delicata pop-ups will hit the Como neighborhood over five weekends in June, July and August.


Burger Friday: Get this amazing burger before it's too late

Burger Friday: Get this amazing burger before it's too late

Hurry in. The expiration date on this tribute to 1990s excess is June 15.


Michelle Gayer is leaving the Salty Tart, the bakery she founded in 2008

Michelle Gayer is leaving the Salty Tart, the bakery she founded in 2008

Top Twin Cities pastry chef Adrienne Odom is stepping in at the St. Paul bakery/cafe.


South Minneapolis restaurant could have a winner in James Beard Blended Burger contest

South Minneapolis restaurant could have a winner in James Beard Blended Burger contest

Turns out, everyone wins when chefs incorporate finely chopped mushrooms into ground beef, including diners at Book Club.


Burger Friday: Try this old-school cheeseburger at Annie's Parlour in Dinkytown

Burger Friday: Try this old-school cheeseburger at Annie's Parlour in Dinkytown

A U of M campus institution since the mid-1970s, Annie's also turns out memorable fries and malts.


Twin Cities farmers markets now open or opening soon

Twin Cities farmers markets now open or opening soon

More will open in late June and early July.


Burger Friday: At Lake Harriet's Bread & Pickle, a best-selling burger

Burger Friday: At Lake Harriet's Bread & Pickle, a best-selling burger

At this popular lakeside venue, the burger equation emphasizes quality and value.


At St. Paul's Keg and Case Market, Gazta is out and O'Cheeze is in

At St. Paul's Keg and Case Market, Gazta is out and O'Cheeze is in

Owners Haley and Tony Fritz are replacing custom cheese plates with grilled cheese sandwiches.


Burger Friday: Stewart's now home to one of Twin Cities' most remarkable cheeseburgers

Burger Friday: Stewart's now home to one of Twin Cities' most remarkable cheeseburgers

The secret is premium beef, formed into ultra-thin patties. And cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.


13 outdoor farmers markets you’ll want to check out

13 outdoor farmers markets you'll want to check out

It's finally spring, and that means farmers markets are headed our way.


Meyvn, Uptown's top bagel-maker, is closing on April 21

Meyvn, Uptown's top bagel-maker, is closing on April 21

The restaurant, from the team behind Lowertown's Saint Dinette, opened in June.


Au Bon Pain will close both locations in the Mpls. skyway

Au Bon Pain will close both locations in the Mpls. skyway

Thursday is the last day for the bakery/cafe's locations in the Capella Tower and Baker Center.


Burger Friday: At this Minnetonka newcomer, it's all about the patty (and bun)

Burger Friday: At this Minnetonka newcomer, it's all about the patty (and bun)

Attention to detail makes the Copper Cow, a burger-centric offshoot of Eat Street's Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen, worth a visit.


New North Loop restaurant: Virtual golf, cocktails and all-American fare

New North Loop restaurant: Virtual golf, cocktails and all-American fare

Expect to find six state-of-the-art golf simulators at the heart of Thr3 Jack, opening this summer.


The (easy) Bundt recipe you'll be making for brunch this weekend

Easy monkey bread capitalizes on pre-made dough.

A search through the Taste archives inspired this impressive caramel- and pecan-packed treat.


Bar La Grassa owners taking over former Be'wiched Deli space in the North Loop

Bar La Grassa owners taking over former Be'wiched Deli space in the North Loop

Isaac Becker and Nancy St. Pierre plan to open Snack Bar by late summer.


Award-winning Salty Tart is closing its Minneapolis location

As of today, Salty Tart no longer has a Minneapolis presence.

The bakery's Lowertown location will remain open.


Burger Friday: The famous La Belle Vie lamb burgers are back, at P.S. Steak

Welcome back, old friends.

A classic Minneapolis bar snack has returned to its rightful address, in the beautiful lounge at 510 Groveland.


The Sioux Chef's Sean Sherman honored with James Beard Leadership Award

The Sioux Chef's Sean Sherman honored with James Beard Leadership Award

The award highlights individuals working in "the important and complex realms of sustainability, food justice and public health."