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Our food critic reviews McDonald's new 'fresh' beef – and kinda, sorta likes it

Our food critic reviews McDonald's new 'fresh' beef – and kinda, sorta likes it

In the best news to come out of the Golden Arches since the debut of all-day breakfast, the frozen patty is out. For Quarter Pounders, anyway.


Shake-up at Midtown Global Market: The Rabbit Hole to close, new restaurant moving in

Shake-up at Midtown Global Market: The Rabbit Hole to close, new restaurant moving in

The Korean gastropub is calling it quits on June 30, and the owners of Moroccan Flavors plan to take over the space.


Stillwater's new boutique hotel will feature three distinct dining and drinking destinations

Stillwater's new boutique hotel will feature three distinct dining and drinking destinations

The transformative project is a remake of the historic Joseph Wolf Brewery.


NE. Mpls. getting 2 new Mexican restaurants — one casual, the other refined

NE. Mpls. getting 2 new Mexican restaurants — one casual, the other refined

Fun, affordable Centro is opening in late June, and elegant Popol Vuh will follow a month later.


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

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

A suburban dive bar, a fancy downtown hotel, a food truck, a butcher shop and a North Loop newcomer produced these great burgers in the first half of 2018.


At former Big 10 in Hopkins, subs and chicken wings are out, Midwestern fare is in

At former Big 10 in Hopkins, subs and chicken wings are out, Midwestern fare is in

The menu at the new Thirty Bales will have a seasonal, regional focus, but "We're not calling ourselves 'farm-to-table,'" said co-owner Todd DuPont.


Market Bar-B-Que reveals new northeast Minneapolis location

Market Bar-B-Que reveals new northeast Minneapolis location

The landmark Eat Street restaurant is leaving Nicollet Avenue in September and reopening on Lowry Avenue in November.


Burger Friday: Wahlburgers impresses with triple-decker blockbuster at MOA

Burger Friday: Wahlburgers impresses with triple-decker blockbuster at MOA

Wahlburgers, the work of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg -- and mostly their brother, chef Paul Wahlberg -- is serving triple-patty cheeseburgers at the megamall.


Mac-and-cheese food truck going brick-and-mortar in south Minneapolis

Mac-and-cheese food truck going brick-and-mortar in south Minneapolis

R.A. MacSammy's is opening at 48th and Chicago in July.


St. Paul's influential gastropub the Muddy Pig abruptly closes

St. Paul's influential gastropub the Muddy Pig abruptly closes

The Selby-Dale hangout cited "tough times financially for small independents."


Burger Friday: In Brooklyn Park, an ode to one of Twin Cities' last drive-ins

Burger Friday: In Brooklyn Park, an ode to one of Twin Cities' last drive-ins

With more than 40 years of experience, Wagner's makes a textbook perfect California burger. With crinkle fries, of course.


Two St. Paul institutions closing — restaurants Ward 6 and Fern's Bar & Grill

Two St. Paul institutions closing — restaurants Ward 6 and Fern's Bar & Grill

Ward 6 is closing after brunch on June 3, and Fern's is calling it quits on May 29.


A top Twin Cities chef debuts a gotta-eat new burger at Monello

A top Twin Cities chef debuts a gotta-eat new burger at Monello

Burger Friday raved over Mike DeCamp's brilliant homage to McDonald's. Now he's improved on that formula.


End of a (sandwich) era as Be'wiched Deli closes in North Loop and Plymouth

End of a (sandwich) era as Be'wiched Deli closes in North Loop and Plymouth

The pastrami palace went dark earlier this week.


Lyn-Lake's 4-star Heyday being reinvented as two restaurants

Lyn-Lake's 4-star Heyday being reinvented as two restaurants

Chef Jim Christiansen plans to close on June 9th and reopen in late September.


Black Sheep Pizza owner's Texas barbecue closes after only 11 months

Black Sheep Pizza owner's Texas barbecue closes after only 11 months

StormKing Barbecue brought white oak-smoked meats to Eat Street.


Burger Friday: Keeping it simple, at Simply Steve's

Burger Friday: Keeping it simple, at Simply Steve's

The food truck -- one of the Twin Cities' earliest operators -- does right by the California cheeseburger.


The party is over at Bar Louie in Uptown Minneapolis

Located in the new Mozaic complex in Uptown, Bar Louie had a two-level urban pub with a huge patio.

The Dallas-based franchise landed in the Twin Cities in 2012.


Andrew Zimmern opening Chinese restaurant and tiki bar in St. Louis Park

Andrew Zimmern opening Chinese restaurant and tiki bar in St. Louis Park

Lucky Cricket will debut in the Shops at West End in October


Burger Friday: A taste of Mexico in south Minneapolis

Burger Friday: A taste of Mexico in south Minneapolis

At Hamburguesas El Gordo, the burgers are big, flavorful and festive. Hurry into the St. Paul location; its last day is today. But the Minneapolis location will stay open.