Reporter | Food and drink

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.


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A guide to where to eat for breakfast, lunch and after hours, from new adventures to old favorites.


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

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.


Minnesota contestant shares Korean recipes on new PBS food competition

The St. Louis Park social media manager is among the contestants on "The Great American Recipe."


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From a new coffee shop to free food trucks and grill kits, the week in restaurant news.


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

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.


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Owamni in Mpls. named best new restaurant at James Beard Awards

But chefs Sean Sherman, Yia Vang and Jorge Guzman lost their bids for Best Chef Midwest.


First look: Revival Smoked Meats in Minneapolis is a barbecue playground

The casual new restaurant in the old Corner Table makes fun food with serious smoke.


First look: Mara dips into the Mediterranean at the new Four Seasons

We checked into the new hotel restaurant from top chef Gavin Kaysen.


Restaurant roll call: The latest openings and closings in the Twin Cities

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