Reporter | Food and drink

Sharyn Jackson is a features reporter covering the Twin Cities' vibrant food and drink scene.

A New Jersey native, Jackson moved to Minneapolis in 2014, when she joined the Star Tribune as a general assignment features writer. She was previously a news reporter for USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and an arts writer and editor at the Village Voice in New York City. She earned a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Jackson is a leader of the Minnesota chapter of NLGJA - the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and is a Livingston Award finalist.


Citing crime and COVID, iconic Grand Ave restaurant is closing for winter

No reopening date has been set.


6 latest Twin Cities restaurant closings, plus a few 'hibernations'

There are more changes on the horizon for the local dining scene as restaurants ponder their next move.


21 new and soon-to-open restaurants in the Twin Cities

New restaurants, breweries, drive-throughs, residencies, ghost kitchens, pop-ups, and even a barbershop-turned-coffeeshop take a gamble on pandemic-era dining in the Twin Cities.


Restaurant roll call: Even amid closings, new restaurants are springing to life

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.


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

Food writers Rick Nelson and Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


Somali chef Hawa Hassan tells stories of East African cuisine through the experts: grandmothers

Local "bibi" among those featured in the new cookbook.


Ex-Bon Appétit star talks Minnesota influences, her love of dessert and what's next

Made famous by her Bon Appétit video series, Claire Saffitz is ready to strike out on her own.


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

Food writers Rick Nelson and Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


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

Food writers Rick Nelson and Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


12 extra-warm patios for fall outdoor dining in the Twin Cities

As the weather cools, don't give up on outdoor dining. Here are a dozen restaurant patios that have you covered.