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.


Where to get Easter and Passover takeout in the Twin Cities

As the spring holidays approach, here are some takeout options for even the smallest gatherings.


Northeast Minneapolis doughnut shop Sleepy V's closes for good

Sleepy V's doughnuts now available at nearby Mary Ellen's Bistro.


'There are no rivalries now': Minnesota's frozen pizza industry offers comfort in a crisis

How a lighthearted competition became an opportunity to highlight Minnesota's role in feeding America in a time of crisis.


How Heggies came to rule the frozen pizza scene in Minnesota

The pizza brand looks ahead to a higher purpose.


Who has the upper crust? Heggies meets Sven & Ole's in Minnesota Frozen Pizza Bracket final

An early favorite and a Cinderella head to the championship.


For Passover, Minnesotans hosting virtual Seders

When the holiday begins Wednesday, many Minnesotans will be attending virtual family meals.


Unique ingredients make syrups for cocktails sing

These syrups allow the drinkmaker to "exercise a little bit of creativity."


Wine with your takeout? Minnesota restaurants lobbying to sell alcohol to go

Takeout goes far beyond pizza and burgers, and includes the beverages we enjoy with these dishes.


Fundraiser to help food industry

Buy a T-shirt, help employ a chef. Minneapolis North Loop clothing store Askov Finlayson is selling T-shirts to raise funds for Minnesota’s Central Kitchen, a…


It's metro vs. Up North in Minnesota Frozen Pizza Bracket's Freezer-Case Four

Some big brands went down in the Easy-Cheesy Eight. Who will advance to the Tasty Two? You decide. Voting is open until 5 p.m. Thursday.