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.


9 reasons you won't recognize Las Vegas on your next trip

The immersive Sphere arena, smoke-free options, millennial nostalgia and Minnesota-friendly spas are keeping Sin City fresh.


On the Wolves' playoff menu: Surf and turf, Ann Kim's Korean ribs and Marc Heu's pastries

Team executive chef David Fhima ups the glitz and brings in top chefs for games 1 and 2.


Dining with altitude: Top-floor restaurants give new meaning to 'high roller' in Las Vegas

High above the Strip, thrill seekers can sip cocktails, take in a four-course tasting dinner, swim or just enjoy the view.


Dining with altitude: Top-floor restaurants give new meaning to 'high roller' in Las Vegas

High above the Strip, thrill seekers can sip cocktails, take in a four-course tasting dinner, swim or just enjoy the view.


The 5 best things our food writers ate this week in the Twin Cities (and beyond)

It was an eclectic week of eating: the king of desserts, a Best breakfast in Duluth, dinner at a new Minneapolis restaurant, the return of Arepa Bar (but in St. Paul) and a signature taste of Minnesota.


Change up your Passover routine with these meatless recipes

Explore two new cookbooks for the holiday: one looks at traditions, the other offers a new spin on Jewish cuisine.


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

We swung by two newcomers, revisited a still-buzzy favorite, found a classic doughnut in Shakopee and checked out a wine bar in Denver that's opening a Minneapolis outpost this summer.


Brühaven brewery coming to downtown Minneapolis this summer

Located in former Lakes & Legends, it will carry on the brand's community ethos — and some of its core beers.


Dining out on the cheap: 15 favorite meals for $10 and under

Prices might be rising, but there still are delicious bargains to be found at local restaurants, from a stellar short stack to cabbage rolls.


This Minneapolis chef doesn't like tasting menus but launches one to save his restaurant

Why chef Isaac Becker is taking the plunge at his lesser-known restaurant Snack Bar: "It's like we didn't exist."