Taste Editor

Hvidsten grew up in Minnesota and knew that journalism was her calling way back in middle school, when the Star Tribune published two of her essays. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in mass communications and a love for all things journalism and politics. Hvidsten worked at newspapers across the country for several years before finally returning to where it all started. She and her husband are proud parents of three amazing kids and one amazing dog.


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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and food writer Sharyn Jackson share the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


5 events at Twin Cities restaurants to put on your calendar

From three-course dinners to Christmas celebrations, there's no shortage of activities.


When should you worry about hair loss?

A dermatologist sheds a little light on hair health.


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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and food writer Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


6 Minnesota breweries named among best in nation

Medal winners abounded at the Great American Beer Festival.


Beer here: 5 Twin Cities-area beer events to check out this weekend

There's plenty of news on tap at local breweries.


Minnesota Barbecue says it's 'packing up the smoker' in Minneapolis

Copperfield Neighborhood Diner & Bar has opened in Mendota Heights.


Get a taste of the State Fair at these Twin Cities area restaurants

If you're not going to the Great Minnesota Get-Together this year, here's where to get cheese curds, funnel cakes and more.


New restaurant Pau Hana brings Hawaiian Regional Cuisine to the south Twin Cities metro

The south-metro restaurant is owned by the team behind Lake & Irving.


42 new Minnesota State Fair foods, from marvelous to meh

As the fair returned from a year off, the Taste team grabbed their masks and ate their way through the first day.