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Joy Summers is a St. Paul-based food reporter who has been covering Twin Cities restaurants since 2010. She joined the Star Tribune in 2021. 


Dining out on the cheap: 15 favorite meals for $10 and under

Prices might be rising, but there still are delicious bargains to be found at local restaurants, from a stellar short stack to cabbage rolls.


Why an award-winning Minnesota restaurateur is getting into the THC beverage business

Dana Thompson, formerly of Owamni, has released Heti, a new line of drinks inspired by nature.


Chef Jorge Guzmán's Mex-Tex spot Chilango opens April 18, and more restaurant news

Plus: Sea Salt adds a sandwich shop, a new club in downtown Minneapolis, a St. Paul bakery for your radar and lots of other restaurant news.


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

Our latest finds for breakfast sandwiches, bánh mì and lumberjack-sized sandwiches, plus flavors of Brazil and Keefer Court.


The first new foods to find for the Twins' 2024 season

There were plenty of Minnesota flavors as Target Field unveiled its newest lineup of snacks in the stands.


You asked, our Taste team answered: Espresso martinis, date-night dining, a D'Amico closing

You asked the questions, and we have the answers.


Minneapolis restaurant Oro, 2 Mpls. chefs are finalists in James Beard Awards

Ann Ahmed and Christina Nguyen both advanced in the Best Chef: Midwest category.


Get a taste of the Minnesota State Fair with May event

Here's what to expect at the popular Kickoff to Summer event. Tickets go on sale April 5.


Brian Ingram will open 4 spots in the next 3 months, and more restaurant news

Salt & Flour joining the Purpose Restaurants fold. Plus: Linden Hills goes on a Picnic, Mill District gets its first Mexican restaurant and other dining news.


4 great new burgers to try in the Twin Cities this spring

Thick and spicy, thin and crispy, Juicy Lucy — even beefed-up beefy: These burger bites are next level.