Features reporter | Food, drink and travel

A tour of civil rights landmarks reveals what's changed, and what hasn't

From Memphis to Atlanta, towns surrounding landmarks tell a story.

L.A., El Salvador are mirror images of poverty

Thousands of miles separate two cities where injustice looks the same.

The pandemic abroad: When the airport closes before you can catch a flight home

Before it had confirmed cases of the coronavirus, El Salvador began responding swiftly and aggressively. I didn't make it out in time.

The forgotten roots of — and responsibility for — a diaspora

Whatever it is the U.S. doesn't want today, it's a boomerang in part, as evidenced by a visit to the site of a 1981 massacre in El Salvador.

A special kind of madness: Following Final Four in Central America

Our former college basketball writer is nowhere near the event that once controlled her life every March. But she's doing her best to keep up, even if means some serious improvising.

Twin Cities chefs taking hot cocoa to a whole new level

With chocolate, the opportunities are endless.

Bubbly made easy with this quick guide to the most popular sparkling wines

Champagne, Cava, Prosecco — our bubbly guide has you covered

3 Minnesota distilleries concocting whiskey with bold new flavor profiles

Pop quiz: What does whiskey taste like? Characteristics that come to mind likely include rich and oaky, smoky and smooth. Spirits boasting notes of vanilla, caramel…

How Kim Bartmann became the Twin Cities' most unapologetic restaurateur

For three decades, she's remained relevant in a changing industry, now overseeing 10 different restaurants.

8 great fall trips, from close to home in the Midwest to worldly escapes

Use this guide to plan your fall getaway.