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Coming soon to the Minneapolis food truck scene: cookie dough

Dough Dough, from the couple behind the popular O'Cheeze food truck, will debut on May 17.


Mercy in downtown Mpls. ignites backlash against double-patty cheeseburgers

Chef Mike Rakun uses steak trimmings to beef up the flavor, and the juices. The happy hour price? Even better.


Gray Duck Tavern opening in St. Paul with Minnesotan name, international flavors

Chef Don Gonzalez will run the kitchen at the Madison Restaurant Group project.


High demand causes new St. Paul vegan restaurant to close temporarily

J. Selby's closed down just days after opening due to food and staff shortage.


New culinary project featuring restaurant dream team to debut in Uptown this summer

Lynhall will feature a cafe, incubator kitchen and a television studio.


Eat out at Twin Cities restaurants to support the fight against AIDS on Thursday

More than 150 establishments around greater Minnesota are participating in Dining Out for Life.


Son of State Fair's cheese curd originators fighting loss of family's stand

Tom Mueller has published an open letter that asks fairgoers for their support in his quest for Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds to be reinstated to the Great Minnesota Get-Together.


New name, new menu debuts at Mill City Museum's revamped cafe

Bushel & Peck at Mill City Museum.

Bushel & Peck Cafe features sandwiches, salads and brunch at the riverfront museum.


Doughnut 'restaurant' with fried chicken, bacon varieties opening in Mpls. skyway

Cardigan Donuts will debut in the City Center building next month.


New restaurant and 'eatertainery' planned for old hardware building in North Loop

NOLO's Kitchen.

The two establishments – NOLO's Kitchen and Bar and Basement Bar – are expected to debut in September.


Burger Friday: Warehouse District newcomer whips up a cheesy patty melt

Patty melt at BYTE.

No buns? No problem, at least at Byte, which takes a Texas Toast detour on the cheeseburger highway.


New brewery to open on Lake Minnetonka

Back Channel Brewing is expected to debut this summer.


New North Loop Chinese restaurant curtails its all-day dim service, temporarily

At Jun, demand has outpaced output, big time. For a few weeks, dim sum will be limited to lunch.


One of the Twin Cities' only vegan restaurants is now open in St. Paul

J. Selby's in St. Paul.

J. Selby's "plant-based" menu also features faux meat from Minneapolis' Herbivorous Butcher.


Change of hands for the Charlie Awards, the Twin Cities' restaurant industry's accolades

The six-year-old awards will be run by Foodservice News.


New (and tiny) tasting menu-only restaurant going in old Piccolo spot

How small? Dinner will be served in an overlapping series of seatings for eight.


Five great fish sandwiches for Good Friday in the Twin Cities

Burger Friday takes a beef holiday for Good Friday and focuses on the tastiest fish and seafood (crab, lobster, cod, whitefish and walleye, to be specific) sandwiches available in the Twin Cities.


A vegan croissant? It's happening, in Minneapolis, on April 21

A pastry alchemist is promising butter-free croissants, sold at a pop-up taking place on April 21 at the Herbivorous Butcher.


New owner of Minneapolis dive Dusty's: 'We're not taking away anybody's dago'

The duo behind Uptown's Nightingale is also buying Mortimer's.


Kim Bartmann hopes 3rd time's the charm, opens eatery No. 3 in same location

After closing Third Bird and then Bearcat, Kim Bartmann will open Early Bird on Thursday.