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Table Talk


Just in time for Lent, we rank 9 fast-food fish sandwiches

Pollock to cod, McDonald's to My Burger, we've got you covered.


Hot Indian Foods expanding with new locations at Mall of America, Mpls. skyway

The company that started as a food truck is heating up with two new outposts.


Chef Lenny Russo taking over Hotel Landing’s food and drink in Wayzata

He's best-known for his work at the former Heartland Restaurant and Wine Bar, which was a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement locally.


Surly unveils ‘gluten-reduced’ canned beer, a rarity for Twin Cities craft breweries

Surly becomes the first brewery in the Twin Cities to offer a traditional, barley-brewed beer in which the gluten had been extracted.


British-inspired distillery to open in Mpls.; will specialize in 'Scotch-style' whisky

Royal Foundry Craft Spirits is expected to debut near International Market Square this spring.


Burger Friday: A limited-edition Juicy Lucy at the Lexington in St. Paul

The Juicy Lucy that chef Jack Riebel prepared on "Beat Bobby Flay" is available, but for a limited time.


10 Minnesota chefs, 2 restaurants named James Beard semifinalists

Best Chef in Midwest is the category that garnered the most local names.


Kitties with a side of coffee: Minneapolis' first cat cafe opens Friday

After a long buildup, the Cafe Meow is set to debut in Uptown.


Burger Friday: Bloomington is home to the definitive dive-bar burger

Find it at the Shantytown Bar & Grill. And it's only $6.25.


New cocktail and coffee bar, Hodges Bend, celebrates grand opening this weekend in St. Paul

St. Paul's Hodges Bend will serve fancy libations, all-day breakfast and more.


Brothers behind World Street Kitchen bring new seafood spot to St. Paul

The World Street Kitchen duo are teaming up with the owner of Cajun Deli in Brooklyn Park to launch Grand Catch.


Sparks closes in Bryn Mawr neighborhood; new restaurant with Ecuadorean fare moving in

Look for La Mesa to open soon in the just-closed Sparks space.


Burger Friday: A butter burger in southwest Minneapolis that puts Culver's to shame

At Book Club, chef Asher Miller uses his favorite burger as a role model, and then improves upon it.


10 details to know about the vegetarian restaurant opening in the former Figlio

Fig + Farro debuts on Jan. 24 in Calhoun Square in Uptown Minneapolis.


Mary Tyler Moore hangout with view of IDS Crystal Court now a breakfast joint

The Marquette Hotel has transformed the former Basil's into the stylish, morning-only Jolliet House.


New speakeasy bar in NE. Mpls. boasts secret photo booth entry, $35 cocktails

Check out this new Prohibition-themed cocktail room — if you can find it.


Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque closing after almost a decade in Stillwater

The Tim McKee-owned restaurant was also known as a pirate bar.


Saint Dinette owner opening deli and cocktail bar with Montreal-style bagels

The crew behind a popular St. Paul restaurant have a new eatery planned for Lake Street's former Tinto location.


After 19 years, Roseville's beloved roast beef restaurant Maverick's is closing

The fast-food restaurant is closing after a 19-year run.


Expensive but worth it: Capital Grille shows steakhouses do burgers right

Eighteen dollars isn't cheap. But this Havarti-draped burger is worth it.