Rediscovering old favorites, like tacos from Taqueria El Patrón on Minneapolis’ Lake Street, has been a theme for our food writers this year.
Rediscovering old favorites, like tacos from Taqueria El Patrón on Minneapolis’ Lake Street, has been a theme for our food writers this year.

— Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

The best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area in 2022

Our food writers scrolled through a year's worth of photos and notes, and these are the meals and places we're still thinking about.

5 new Twin Cities restaurants you should know about

5 new Twin Cities restaurants you should know about
Since his early days as a pop-up chef, Yia Vang has served khao poon, a soup in curry broth. His newest spot carries on that tradition.

— Joy Summers

With new offerings ranging from noodles and sandwiches to fusion, cocktails and plant-based burgers, 2023 is off to a delicious start.

Our chain salad power rankings: Who dishes the best salad in the Twin Cities?

Which of the Twin Cities salad chains comes out on top?
Which of the Twin Cities salad chains comes out on top?

— Star Tribune

Restaurant critic Jon Cheng ate his share of leafy greens to find out.

40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining

40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining through the years

We've loved and lost, but these enduring restaurants make our cities feel like home.

Iconic eats: 35 must-have foods from greater Minnesota

Iconic eats: 35 must-have foods from greater Minnesota

Fall is an ideal time to hit the road and discover that our rich food scene reaches all corners of the state.

Minnesota foods: 40 iconic Twin Cities dishes and where to get them

Minnesota foods: 40 iconic Twin Cities dishes and where to get them

Plus fashion your own Minnesota-to-go box with 10 homegrown supermarket staples.

Critic's diary: A day of eating and drinking in Minneapolis' North Loop

Star Tribune restaurant critic Jon Cheng ate his way through the North Loop: Pizza special at Snack Bar.
Star Tribune restaurant critic Jon Cheng ate his way through the North Loop: Pizza special at Snack Bar.

— Jon Cheng

Restaurant critic Jon Cheng takes us to some of his favorite places in the food-centric neighborhood.