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.


Longtime Twin Cities chef Hector Ruiz is changing his restaurants with the times

He was named the Star Tribune's Titan of the Year in 2019. Then the pandemic hit.


3 flour-free recipes for the sweet side of Passover

A lack of flour doesn't mean lack of taste.


3 local whiskeys that show off the creativity of Twin Cities microdistilleries

Minnesota is seeing a boom a decade after legislation made way for microdistilleries to flourish.


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

Our food writers highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


Subscriptions and memberships keep customers fed and Twin Cities restaurants in business

By rewarding their most faithful customers, subscriptions and memberships are the latest restaurant pandemic pivot that might be here to stay.


Vegan burger and shake restaurant by Crisp & Green coming to Wayzata

Stalk & Spade, a new vegan burger restaurant, is debuting on Earth Day. The owner wants to take it national.


A Medtronic retiree with a talent for cooking turns her second act into fighting hunger

The founder of Dine4Dinners caters private meals and donates a portion of the proceeds to hunger relief organizations.


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

Our food writers highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


36-plus Twin Cities restaurant patios for soaking up spring weather

Grab a mask and take advantage of the pre-spring weather.


Mpls. restaurant Butcher & the Boar will reopen in new spot under new ownership

Jester Concepts plans to bring back greatest hits from meat-and-whiskey haven.