3-foot-long bratwurst welcomes challengers at NE. Mpls. German restaurant

The gigantic meterbratwurst at Gasthof is exactly what it sounds like — served with two sides. Boot of beer strongly recommended.

The Meterbratwurst challenge at Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit is an Oktoberfest favorite.

Making homemade apple strudel calls for some bare-knuckle baking

Baking Central features a seasonal treat: apple strudel

Apple strudel is a trifecta of desserts: It's fun to say ("struuuu-dle"), fun to eat and — trust us — fun to make.

Dinkytown's Al's Breakfast now serving dinner, late-night menu on weekends

Known for its unchanging ambience, Dinkytown's classic diner is trying something new.

'Green To Go' could be rule for St. Paul eateries

City Council will vote next month on Earth-friendly food containers and cups.

Wine of the Week: Kunde Sonoma Valley Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Kunde Sonoma Valley Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2015 We’re all susceptible to catchphrases from TV ads. For years, I’ve used “limon” to describe wines…

Prep the hammerschlagen! Your guide to Oktoberfest parties in Minnesota

Not every international holiday is embraced by Minnesotans. There's something about Oktoberfest, though — and we suspect it's the beer.

Get ready for pea milk: It's not green, and it doesn't taste like peas

It's vegan, nut free, soy free, lactose free and gluten free — and it's protein-rich.

One of Uptown's largest restaurants closing to make way for new Pourhouse

Coup d'Etat will shutter its doors on Oct. 1, setting the stage for a new Pourhouse.

New 'hidden' Japanese whiskey bar opens above Kado No Mise in North Loop

The small, second-floor lounge features rare bottles of Japanese-made whiskey, and can be accessed through the sushi restaurant below.

Why not local wines on Minnesota restaurant menus?

While Minnesota beer and spirits abound on local restaurant lists, state wines struggle to get placement.

Robbinsdale's hot Travail restaurant sells discounted tickets for last-minute seats

The foodie hot spot is known for its 15-course tasting menu.

Surly Brewing replacing its second-floor Brewer's Table with pizza joint

The brewery announces its new concept for the second-floor space above the massive beer hall.

Argentinian seafood restaurant going into former Upton 43 in Linden Hills

Chef Danny del Prado's latest project will debut next month.

Bruegger's shares make-at-home recipe for its Everything Bagel seasoning

Herbivorous Butcher in cookbook Props to Aubry and Kale Walch, the brother-sister team behind the Herbivorous Butcher, the vegan butcher shop market in Minneapolis. They’re…

Start your ovens: Holiday cookie contest opens at Star Tribune

Our 15th annual holiday contest is now underway, and we need your recipes.

Turn caprese salad into skillet dinner

Summer's favorite salad gets a new spin at mealtime.

Soak your oats for a no-cook breakfast

The first of the day couldn't be easier when it's prepped the night before.

Spark up a variety of dishes with fennel

Its anise flavor has many uses at the dinner table.

Waterfront restaurant by 'Sioux chef' company to open on original Fuji-Ya site

Owamni: An Indigenous Kitchen will open as the featured full-service restaurant in the first phase of the upcoming Water Works project on the Mississippi River.