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Find a memorable burger at newest entry in the Mpls. food truck scene

Bushel & Peck, a mobile offshoot of the D'Amico & Partners cafe of the same name at the Mill City Museum, is embracing its burgers-and-fries skill set.


Changes coming to popular Tin Fish restaurant at Lake Calhoun?

The operators of Tin Fish, which has provided drinks and casual seafood-based eats for Uptown lakegoers for more than a decade, have decided not to renew their lease after this season.


5 great Twin Cities restaurant events this week: Pride, food trucks, pinball and more

Five must-do events around the Twin Cities.


Town Hall Brewery expands to Edina with new 'road food' restaurant

The latest Town Hall iteration has taken over the former Wally's Service Station in Edina.


Popular sushi restaurant Kyatchi opening second location in St. Paul, replacing Tanpopo

The sustainable sushi spot already sports a slight baseball theme, so it should fit in nicely near CHS Field in Lowertown.


Spyhouse Coffee expanding into St. Paul in former antiques store

Spyhouse.

For the fifth location of his specialty coffee company, owner Christian Johnson is taking over a former antiques shop, and hopes to open "before it's time to go back to school."


Classic double-patty cheeseburger highlights a classic St. Paul saloon

The former Schwietz's on Payne Avenue is now Brunson's Pub, and it's serving a bargain-priced diner-style cheeseburger. And there's plenty to see here, burger-wise.


South Mpls. favorite Café Maude closing, restaurateur Bartmann moving in

Bartmann's new concept will debut this fall, one that will incorporate a "robust takeover and delivery program with family-style meals."


'Hot Cheetos and Takis' lyrics co-star in new 'Orange is the New Black' episode

The viral summer hit of 2012, performed by Minneapolis kids, pops up in the hit Netflix series in an episode that centers on a prison riot and a demand by inmates for Hot Cheetos.


Gray Duck Tavern opening in St. Paul with most Minnesotan name possible

The new downtown St. Paul spot will open Tuesday, boasting a surprisingly international menu.


New urban food hall coming to Minneapolis, bar headed by Du Nord Craft Spirits

The former Harris Machinery building will open with a restaurant and other food vendors, located near Surly Brewing.


Basil's is soon out, two new restaurants in at revamped Marquette Hotel

The Mary Tyler Moore memorial table at Basil's at the Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, 2000.

The downtown Minneapolis digs have gotten a major makeover.


Rise Bagel Co. now open in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood

After quietly debuting on Saturday, the premium bagel maker -- which started as a farmers market stand -- is now serving breakfast and lunch, daily.


Wanderers Punch, that potent staple of the former Nankin, is returning

Sunday marks the return, after an 18-year absence, of what might be the most famous locally made cocktail in Minneapolis history.


At the University of Minnesota's Campus Club, a burger with a view

All summer long, the private club opens its doors -- and its amazing terrace -- to the public, during happy hour. Go. And order the burger.


Sneak peek: Multi-functional cafe and Bittercube bar debuting in Uptown next week

The Lynhall, complete with an incubator kitchen, television studio and market space, will open on Wednesday.


St. Paul's new indoor food truck trailer park will boast 20-lb. cookies, 40-oz. beers

Beers at New Bohemia.

Housed in a 7,000-foot warehouse-like space, Seventh Street Truckyard will encompass three bars, three food trucks, carnival-esque entertainment and a whole lot of quirkiness.


For Negroni Week, 10 variations on the classic cocktail served in Twin Cities bars

The popularity of the Negroni cocktail in U.S. bars has led the maker of a key ingredient, Campari, to bottle the drink. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1180000

Looking for a good Negroni? The drink comes in many forms in local bars, from floral, veggie and coffee to non-alcoholic and the classic original.


Black Sheep Pizza owner launches Texas barbecue spot on Eat Street

At StormKing Barbecue, chef Jordan Smith is offering smoked brisket, burnt ends, spare ribs and other classics, including pecan pie.


Freebie alert: Here's where to celebrate National Donut Day on Friday

During this annual ode to fried dough, Twin Cities doughnut makers hand out free doughnuts, and sell plenty more. Get in line, and prepare for sellouts.