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.


Destroyed in riots, Gandhi Mahal finds new home in former Chef Shack Ranch

The restaurant's owner famously said, 'Let my building burn.'


Highly anticipated Hmong restaurant coming to northeast Minneapolis

Yia Vang has a new home for his restaurant, named after the refugee camp in Thailand where he was born.


Minnesota State Fair Food Parade sells out in just 2½ hours

Those who were able to buy tickets reported waits of up to an hour.


Help for Minnesota parents comes in the form of kids' camp-in-a-box

Minnesota museums, nonprofits and stores are packaging up activity kits for home use. We tested some on real kids.


5 new restaurants to try in Minnesota

Against the odds, there are some new additions to the dining scene in the Twin Cities and beyond.


Coming soon: Burger Dive's new brick-and-mortar location in St. Paul

Burger Dive goes from the back of a bar to a stand-alone restaurant.


Restaurant roll call: High-profile restaurant closings continue

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


Another top Twin Cities restaurant closes: chef Tim McKee's seafood showcase Octo Fishbar

The restaurant quietly closed over the weekend.


Travail's new rooftop cantina in Robbinsdale is now open. Here's what to expect.

How a restaurant known for its social theatrics is adapting fine dining amid COVID-19.


'In a sticky spot': Some Twin Cities ice cream shops are languishing under COVID-19

Scoop shops adapt to the pandemic.