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.

Want to throw a Gilded Age dinner party? Here's the book for you

"The Gilded Age Cookbook" peeks into the extravagant parties of the 19th-century American elite, from gelatin-encased food to a monkey as the guest of honor.

There's a new burger shop in town, and it's from the owner of Ramen Kazama

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Meet the entrepreneur who's quietly creating a northeast Minneapolis food empire

Kamal Mohamed burst onto the local scene with Nashville Coop, but his bold flavors and ideas can be found across the Twin Cities, from sandwiches to the fine-dining restaurant StepChld.

Annie's Parlour is back serving malts after a four-year closure — and Convention Grill is next

Two beloved Twin Cities diners are returning after a four-year pandemic closure.

New cocktail bar WildChld is coming to northeast Minneapolis this spring

Plus: Tavern Grill heading to Vikings territory, Cafe Ceres expanding, accolades for Owamni and more restaurant news

First look: The North Loop gets an energetic, fresh pasta restaurant in Dario

The menu boasts a long list of pastas that leans into chef Joe Rolle's Italian heritage, and an infusion of Asian flavors both at the bar and the table.

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

New brunch alert at Union Hmong Kitchen. Plus speakeasy snacks, carnitas perfection and handhelds with global flavors.

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