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Review: With Macanda in Wayzata, an empire has finally met its match

One of the latest Daniel del Prado restaurants fails to rekindle the magic that made him king.


5 Twin Cities restaurant desserts our critic can't stop thinking about

Restaurant critic Jon Cheng (and his sweet tooth) make a case for why you should save room for dessert.


Review: Guacaya Bistreaux pushes Minneapolis' North Loop to cuisines near and far

Chef Pedro Wolcott's food takes sometimes delicious twists and turns as he embraces his Panamanian roots by way of Louisiana.


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

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


Review: Mara at the Four Seasons in Minneapolis reaches for the stars

Behind all the opulence and grandeur of the Four Seasons is a Gavin Kaysen restaurant with really good food.


Restaurant critic Jon Cheng finally tried a Juicy Lucy and he has a favorite

After months of resisting, he tries four of them in one day — and has choice words.


Review: Fine dining finds a home in former hardware store in northern suburbs

Resident Carly Gatzlaff's work to raise the profile of Shoreview dining has paid off in several delicious ways.


National Taco Day: A restaurant critic's quest to find the Twin Cities area's perfect taco

After a couple of weeks — and a couple of dozen taquerias — the search led him to a Minneapolis tortilleria.


Review: Sooki & Mimi in Minneapolis a showcase for chef Ann Kim's worldly vision

The menu at the transportive restaurant reflects the chef's Korean heritage and love of Mexican cuisine.


The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.