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Bottle Rocket restaurant closes after less than a year in St. Paul

The casual restaurant and bar had replaced Scusi in February.


Andrew Zimmern to develop food hall at Dayton's Project on Nicollet Mall

Dayton's Food Hall & Market is expected to debut in mid-2019


Duluth to lose one of its top-performing restaurants

The last day for Northern Waters, the up-the-hill sibling to Northern Waters Smokehaus, will be Dec. 31st.


Dinkytown's Espresso Royale to close after almost 30 years

The coffee shop, along with two other outposts in Minnesota, will close by the end of the month.


What were the 5 best Twin Cities burgers of 2017?

Critic Rick Nelson surveys 30-plus burgers and chooses the ones that made the most lasting, favorable impressions.


It's a rarity: New bar opens in Minneapolis skyway

Sphere is part of the Fifth Street Towers' multimillion-dollar renovation.


Burger Friday: Reimagined dive bar fries up stunner of no-frills cheeseburger

Chef Doug Flicker's transformation of the former Sunrise Inn into Bull's Horn Food & Drink is led by a gotta-try ($8!) burger.


2017 Cookie Contest: We have the winner of the People's Choice award

Hundreds of cookie lovers filled the atrium at the Star Tribune Building today, and they selected their favorites from among this year's winning recipes.


Minnesota's Blackeye Roasting Company debuts new nitro flavors, expands to more states

At its new brewing facility, Blackeye can generate 90,000 cases of cold brew a month.


Lawless Distilling transforms its Mpls. cocktail bar into over-the-top wonderland

A global pop-up called "Miracle" has taken over the distillery's cocktail room through New Year's Eve.


Hola Arepa owners unveil new Asian street food spot in former strip club

The couple behind influential Hola Arepa are shining the spotlight on the flavors and casual ease of southeast Asian street food.


Look what's open: St. Paul's first Spyhouse Coffee

The Minneapolis coffeehouse chain debuted its St. Paul outlet -- at Snelling and Palace -- on Friday morning.


First Avenue to open new restaurant and bar adjoining Palace Theatre in St. Paul

The famed music club is taking over the Wild Tymes space next to the Palace.


New vegan ice cream and crepe shop opens today in northeast Minneapolis

At Crepe & Spoon, all but two of the ice cream flavors are dairy-free.


Bad Waitress relaunches northeast Minneapolis location with new chef, menu and cocktails

The new concept will go live on Friday, Nov. 24


Surly Brewing rolls out new food menu for its massive beer hall

New food at Surly Brewing.

The brewery's totally remade lineup features dishes such as oysters on the half shell and oven-roasted trout.


Nye's is making a comeback: Same owners opening Nye's Piano Bar in same location

Nye's Bar

"It's going to be Nye's 2.0," the co-owner says.


Burger Friday: A meatloaf patty melt lights up the North Loop's Fulton Brewery

A brewery's top-flight chef retrieves a recipe from his resume and makes almost-burger magic.


New 'world cuisine' restaurant filling massive Rosa Mexicano space in downtown Mpls.

Prime Six will debut in mid December.


Sneak peek: Linden Hills gets Argentinian seafood restaurant, cocktail bar

Martina, from former Burch chef de cuisine Daniel del Prado, debuts on Thursday.