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Target Center unveils new foods for Timberwolves season

Chef David Fhima curated the local-eats menu.


Spoon and Stable chef to open new tasting menu-only restaurant in North Loop

Gavin Kaysen is named Best Chef Midwest at James Beard awards. Chef/owner of Spoon and Stable and Bellecour won at the "Oscars of the food world." He'

The James Beard award-winning chef will debut 20-seat Demi in late January.


Burger Friday: At Hewing Hotel, an in-house butcher shop makes all the difference

Burger Friday: At Hewing Hotel, an in-house butcher shop makes all the difference

A new chef at the swanky North Loop hotel's restaurant is definitely another plus.


Patisserie 46 chef behind new pizza spot at St. Paul's red-hot Keg and Case food hall

Patisserie 46 chef behind new pizza spot at St. Paul's red-hot Keg and Case food hall

The pizza-by-the-slice joint has some serious pedigree in its dough.


New BBQ trailer opens this week at northeast Minneapolis brewery

Chef Jon Wipfli of Animales Barbeque Company.

Animales Barbeque Company chef traveled the country to learn to smoke meat.


Burger Friday: Surly sells 1,000 cheeseburgers a week. Here's why.

Burger Friday: Surly sells 1,000 cheeseburgers a week. Here's why.

Chef Ben Peine isn't willing to sit back on his beer-and-burgers laurels. Instead, he's turning out a double-patty reason to visit this destination brewery.


5 unexpected new foods to try in Minnesota Wild suites

5 unexpected new foods to try in Minnesota Wild suites

Lobster and osso bucco aren't your typical arena fare.


One of the Twin Cities' best chefs takes over Eastside in downtown Minneapolis

One of the Twin Cities' best chefs takes over Eastside in downtown Minneapolis

Grand Cafe's Jamie Malone has introduced a new menu and bar program, and more changes will follow in the coming months.


Burger Friday: New Lowertown taproom shines with gotta-eat cheeseburger

Burger Friday: New Lowertown taproom shines with gotta-eat cheeseburger

At Birch's Lowertown in the Market House Collaborative, it takes a village to create burger magic, one cow at a time.


One of Twin Cities' most talked-about restaurants opens in St. Paul's new food hall

One of Twin Cities' most talked-about restaurants opens in St. Paul's new food hall

In Bloom, the work of Corner Table and Revival owners Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone, is now serving dinner, daily.


Surly's annual Darkness Day outgrows old location, moves to Somerset Amphitheater

Surly's annual Darkness Day outgrows old location, moves to Somerset Amphitheater

The brewery's popular concert-and-beer-release event expands to two days and a new home.


Neighborhood gem Xavi closes its doors after 2½ years in south Minneapolis

Neighborhood gem Xavi closes its doors after 2½ years in south Minneapolis

Opening in 2016, it displayed a level of creativity that was a cut above the standard-issue neighborhood restaurant.


Sneak peek: David Fhima’s new restaurant in Mpls.’ historic Forum Cafeteria

Fhima's Minneapolis.

The mint green-and-mirrors interior is widely considered to be one of the country's best examples of the Art Deco movement.


Superstar Nordic chefs from 2 of the world's top restaurants coming to Twin Cities this fall

Superstar Nordic chefs from 2 of the world's top restaurants coming to Twin Cities this fall

Chefs Rene Redzepi of Denmark and Magnus Nilsson of Sweden will be in town to promote their new Nordic books.


Colossal Cafe closing its Minneapolis location only a year after expanding

Colossal Cafe closing its Minneapolis location only a year after expanding

The brunch favorite says its two St. Paul outposts will remain open.


Uptown's newest vegetable-forward restaurant uses 'meat as a condiment'

Uptown's newest vegetable-forward restaurant uses 'meat as a condiment'

The new restaurant will specialize in nutrient-centric bowls and will open Sept. 22.


Peace Coffee opens third downtown Mpls. location

Peace Coffee opens third downtown Mpls. location

For coffee lovers in downtown Minneapolis, there were once very few options outside of Starbucks, Caribou and Dunn Brothers. That changed in recent years.


After decade-long run, Salty Tart bakery leaving Midtown Global Market

After decade-long run, Salty Tart bakery leaving Midtown Global Market

Acclaimed chef/owner Michelle Gayer is relocating her retail counter to her wholesale operation in south Minneapolis.


Twin Cities bakery boom continues with Black Walnut opening in Uptown

Twin Cities bakery boom continues with Black Walnut opening in Uptown

Baker/owner Sarah Botcher's goodies can be found in all Spyhouse Coffee locations, and now she's opening her own storefront.


Burger Friday: State Fair's Lunch Box still serving nostalgia after 56 years

Burger Friday: State Fair's Lunch Box still serving nostalgia after 56 years

The Lunch Box represents a different fair era, before the drive to create an Instagram-grabbing food item. Instead, the focus is on reliable, familiar, reasonably priced fare, served with a smile.