Looking for inspiration for outdoor cooking? Go no further

With 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you'll need more than burgers and hot dogs for mealtime. Our new summer grilling column is here to help.

Want to give your vegetables a smoky allure? Get grilling

Grilled Beet Salad with Mint.

Use smoker box and "zone cooking" when working with fresh produce.

Wine of the Week: The Doctors' Spark Sauvignon Blanc

The Doctors’ Spark Sauvignon Blanc Even those who love New Zealand sauvignon blancs have to admit there’s a sameness to them. Well, not anymore. The…

Waterfront dining: Check out these 3 Twin Cities destinations

Enjoy a lovely view and some great food at these Twin Cities restaurants near the water.

Shake Shack divulges burger secrets in its new cookbook

Just in time for Memorial Day burger-making, learn the secrets behind the popular, fast-growing chain.

Cookie dough craze comes to Minnesota with not one, but two food trucks

The cookie dough craze that started on the East Coast and has taken social media by storm has finally worked its way to Minnesota. It's just the latest fad food to take over cupcakes' one-time reign.

'Super Mario Kart'-inspired rainbow doughnuts are a hit in Minneapolis skyway

Cardigan Donuts' "Rainbow Road" is a technicolor pastry dripping in nostalgia — and Lucky Charms marshmallows.

Mpls. restaurant owners push for 'tip credit' amid minimum wage debate

Restaurant owners say many servers exceed $15 an hour.

A 160-year-old Minnesota beer is coming back to life on Friday

Gluek, a beer that's as old as Minnesota, is hitting store shelves again in a big way. "They told me, 'Nobody cares about Gluek Beer except you,' " its new seller says. "That really fueled me."

Where the wild chefs are: Mpls. 'Fandango' features foraged foods

Wild Food Fandango The Wild Food Fandango features nine Minneapolis chefs competing to create a winning wild food dish. Contestants will select from a…

With new chef, new owner, Lucia's in Uptown Minneapolis still impresses

REVIEW: New owner Jason Jenny and his group of investors clearly maintain a healthy respect for Lucia's illustrious prairie-to-plate past, and seem dedicated to preserving as much of the status quo as possible.

Extra! Extra! Fulton's new Star Tribune beer hits taproom Thursday, store shelves Friday

What’s black and white and red (well, read) all over? That longtime riddle about newspapers, which brought laughter to schoolchildren for a century, has an…

It's time to enjoy fiddlehead ferns, morels and early peas

Spring presents a bounty of choices you can prepare in a fresh saute.

Look to grenache for a good-with-everything wine

There are plenty of reasons to love this grape.

Ready-made dough – vegan and gluten-free – makes for easy home baking

Healthful treats couldn't be easier to make.

Chef documentary includes Steve Vranian of Gianni's in Wayzata

"Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" is playing through Thursday at the Landmark Edina 4 Cinema.

New chef, new menus, new focus at the North Loop's Hewing Hotel

Goodbye, Nordic sensibilities. Hello, local and seasonally focused ingredients.

Twin Cities' most influential Instagram food star is a suburban working mom

With more than 30,000 followers, social media star Kim Ly Curry has passion, persistence and "food porn"-quality photos. "Am I food-obsessed? Yes. I just love everything food."

Wine of the Week: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2015

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2015 If I had one wish in the wine world, it might be a doubling of the amount of chenin blanc…