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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.


Copper Hen owners plan 2 eateries in downtown Mpls., Minnetonka

Copper Hen owners plan 2 eateries in downtown Mpls., Minnetonka

The couple behind a popular Eat Street restaurant are gearing up to launch the Copper Cow and Gray Fox Coffee & Wine Bar.


Burger Friday: Fantastic lamb-pork sliders are a reason to shop Minneapolis farmers markets

Burger Friday: Fantastic lamb-pork sliders are a reason to shop Minneapolis farmers markets

With his full-flavored mini-burgers, Bad Gyros owner Alan Scholer is upstaging prime tomato and sweet corn season.


Former Perkins in Golden Valley transformed into sleek southeast Asian eatery

Former Perkins in Golden Valley transformed into sleek southeast Asian eatery

Owner of Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine opening her second restaurant focusing on the traditions of her native Laos.


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.