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.


A popular Uptown restaurant opens curbside pop-up in former Perkins in Savage

Lake & Irving expands to the southern suburb.


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.


Minnehaha Falls' Sea Salt Eatery will reopen Friday — with some new rules

More of the Twin Cities' waterside restaurants are opening, too.


Restaurant roll call: Bar and restaurant closings continue during COVID-19 outbreak

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


Hand sanitizer serves a purpose beyond clean hands

We all need hand sanitizer. And many people are in desperate need of food. Here's how they work together.


Young Joni's Ann Kim makes Martha Stewart Living cameo, shares frozen pizza dreams

The James Beard Award-winning chef is featured in the June issue.


New Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Mai, to open Thursday in Dinkytown

Pho Mai will start with takeout, with a planned opening of its dining room June 1.


Twin Cities chefs dig into their pantries for some easy lunch ideas

It's time to rethink the midday meal.


Struggling Minnesota restaurants are selling what's in their pantries

"Here is a way to get somebody a product they can't get anywhere else, and give them a small experience they can't get anywhere else."


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.