Table Talk | Star Tribune
Table Talk

Table Talk


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.


The locavore burger that everyone should be eating is at Draft Horse in northeast Minneapolis

The locavore burger that everyone should be eating is at Draft Horse in northeast Minneapolis

A first-rate bun, top-notch beef and prize-worthy pickles are just a few reasons why this beauty belongs on everyone's to-do list.


Summit Brewing celebrates new taproom all weekend with limited-edition beers

Summit Brewing celebrates new taproom all weekend with limited-edition beers

The pioneering St. Paul brewery debuts a much grander taproom, dubbed the Summit Ratskeller.


Reborn version of St. Paul's first brewery opening in former Strip Club restaurant

Reborn version of St. Paul's first brewery opening in former Strip Club restaurant

When it debuts in mid-September, Yoerg Brewing Co. will feature house-brewed beers and a "fun, everyday" menu.


More than 25 Twin Cities restaurants to donate percentage of sales Tuesday to legal services for immigrants

More than 25 Twin Cities restaurants to donate percentage of sales Tuesday to legal services for immigrants

Local restaurateurs are teaming with diners to raise money for the Florence Project.


Young Joni owners opening Mexican restaurant in former Lucia's in Uptown

Young Joni owners opening Mexican restaurant in former Lucia's in Uptown

Ann Kim and Conrad Leifur are channeling their passion for handmade corn tortillas into a restaurant they plan to launch in summer 2019.


New dining pop-up in Mpls. shines light on evolution of African-American cuisine

New dining pop-up in Mpls. shines light on evolution of African-American cuisine

The Onyx Culinary Collective's second pop-up gathering, this one focused on the family reunion, takes place July 13.


Burger Friday: A Hopkins newcomer rethinks the bacon cheeseburger

Burger Friday: A Hopkins newcomer rethinks the bacon cheeseburger

At just-opened Thirty Bales, chef Beth Fisher plays with burger conventions, with winning results.


Build-A-Bear opening decorate-it-yourself bakery at Mall of America

Build-A-Bear opening decorate-it-yourself bakery at Mall of America

Build-A-Bear Workshop is partnering with Cocoa & Fig on the new hands-on experience, which will feature cupcakes, brownies and cookies.


Saint Dinette owners open new wood-fired bagel restaurant near Lyn-Lake

Saint Dinette owners open new wood-fired bagel restaurant near Lyn-Lake

The crew at Meyvn are baking out of an oven they've christened "Liza." (It's a long story).


Burger Friday: For Duluth's OMC Smokehouse, the secret is grilling over oak

Burger Friday: For Duluth's OMC Smokehouse, the secret is grilling over oak

And while you're there, don't forget to order the beef-fat fries.


Bogart's Doughnuts opening new location in St. Paul's Keg and Case Market

Bogart's Doughnuts opening new location in St. Paul's Keg and Case Market

Loosen those belt buckles, St. Paul, because brioche raised doughnuts with brown butter icing will be headed your way in August.


Modern fine dining coming to 50th and France in former Mozza Mia space

Modern fine dining coming to 50th and France in former Mozza Mia space

At Moderna Kouzina, chef/owner Ashii Vrohidis will blend French technique, global flavors and local, seasonal ingredients.


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.