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The big reveal: Star Tribune's lip-balm flavor to take detour at Minnesota State Fair

The big reveal: Star Tribune's lip-balm flavor to take detour at Minnesota State Fair

Will the 2018 version top last year's "stick" flavor (as in lip-balm-on-a-stick)? We think so.


Food & Wine names Spoon and Stable to list of 40 most important restaurants of last 40 years

Food & Wine names Spoon and Stable to list of 40 most important restaurants of last 40 years

"Gavin Kaysen's fantastic restaurant stands for the best of Minneapolis (and Midwestern) dining, ushering a new era for the city, now a vibrant food destination," the magazine says.


McDonald's tests new French toast breakfast sandwich in Minnesota – and our food critic approves

McDonald's tests new French toast breakfast sandwich in Minnesota – and our food critic approves

How does it taste? "Not bad, not bad at all," says our critic.


'Global' pizzeria by Indian food expert Raghavan Iyer coming to Eden Prairie

'Global' pizzeria by Indian food expert Raghavan Iyer coming to Eden Prairie

Karma Pizza will feature naan crusts baked in clay-lined tandoor ovens.


Burger Friday: Minneapolis' McKinney Roe wins again with over-the-top butter burger

Burger Friday: Minneapolis' McKinney Roe wins again with over-the-top butter burger

Chefs Scott Pampuch and Niki Heber take every opportunity to insert maximum dairy richness into a half-pound bruiser of a cheeseburger.


'Modern' steakhouse opening in former La Belle Vie space in Minneapolis

'Modern' steakhouse opening in former La Belle Vie space in Minneapolis

Jester Concepts, the owners of Parlour, Borough and Monello, are taking over the hallowed dining ground.


Milkjam Creamery taking over beloved landmark Dave's Popcorn in south Mpls.

Milkjam Creamery taking over beloved landmark Dave's Popcorn in south Mpls.

Brothers Sameh Wadi and Saed Wadi plan to quickly convert the classic snack shack into an ice cream and hot dog stand.


Market Bar-B-Que is latest Minneapolis restaurant to land in U.S. Bank Stadium

Market Bar-B-Que is latest Minneapolis restaurant to land in U.S. Bank Stadium

The landmark pit-smoked ribs joint is opening two counters at the home of the Vikings.


Burger Friday: Stillwater's new hotel has a classic, gotta-try cheeseburger

Burger Friday: Stillwater's new hotel has a classic, gotta-try cheeseburger

At Feller in the Lora Hotel, chef Sam Collins pays attention to every detail, and then some.


Rudolphs Bar-B-Que closed with a whimper, but it had a Hollywood past

September 4, 1985 Bar-B-Que Rudolph's kitchen manager Kenny Frazee displayed a "Humphrey Bogart" special in one of the dining rooms with walls covered

A look through the Star Tribune's archives reveals details of the 43-year-old restaurant's showy history.


New York chef comes home to open Italian restaurant on Grand Avenue

New York chef comes home to open Italian restaurant on Grand Avenue

The new St. Paul restaurant, called Hyacinth, plans to open on Aug. 14.


St. Paul's Heirloom restaurant has closed

St. Paul's Heirloom restaurant has closed

Chef/owner Wyatt Evans' spirited farm-to-table cooking will be missed.


Revival opening third location, centered on barbecue, in St. Paul's Schmidt Brewery

Revival opening third location, centered on barbecue, in St. Paul's Schmidt Brewery

Revival Smoked Meats will sell brisket, pork shoulder and other delicacies on a by-the-pound basis.


How this Minnesotan created a best burger tour of the Twin Cities

How this Minnesotan created a best burger tour of the Twin Cities

A devoted reader created a burger club with friends and strangers based on our weekly Burger Friday column.


Chef behind 4-star Martina opening Mexican restaurant in former Minneapolis gas station

Chef behind 4-star Martina opening Mexican restaurant in former Minneapolis gas station

At Colita, chef Daniel del Prado will focus on smoked meats and classic Mexican flavors.


North Loop restaurant, all about desserts, opened Wednesday

North Loop restaurant, all about desserts, opened Wednesday

Parent company Schwan's is calling Edwards Dessert Kitchen an "innovation test hub."


Burger Friday: Try this under-$6 gem at new self-serve beer bar in south Mpls.

Burger Friday: Try this under-$6 gem at new self-serve beer bar in south Mpls.

Besides a good burger, Tap Society offers nearly two dozen serve-yourself tap beers, priced by the ounce.


North Loop's Hewing Hotel opening its coveted rooftop lounge to the public

North Loop's Hewing Hotel opening its coveted rooftop lounge to the public

The hotel, a nightlife hot spot, also boasts a small pool and sauna on the rooftop.


Hello, coconut cream: Popular Wisconsin pie shop expanding to Red Wing

Hello, coconut cream: Popular Wisconsin pie shop expanding to Red Wing

Stockholm Pie & General Store is opening Pie Plate Cafe & Coffee in August.


Sushi burrito food truck opening brick-and-mortar spot in Minneapolis skyway

Sushi burrito food truck opening brick-and-mortar spot in Minneapolis skyway

Bibuta will land in Gaviidae Common in October.