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.


St. Louis Park's Honey and Rye expanding its 'bakehouse'

The new space will be a home for its growing wholesale business and a showcase for new desserts with room for baking classes, too.


The 5 best things we ate in the Twin Cities (and beyond) this week

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


St. Paul's Hope Breakfast Bar has big expansion plans for Twin Cities area

Purpose Restaurants will also open Spring Break near Xcel Energy Center next spring.


Decades after Aquavit closed, chef Marcus Samuelsson still has a soft spot for Mpls.

We talked to the famed chef ahead of his return to Minneapolis for a dinner at Spoon and Stable.


Guthrie Theater opens new restaurant in time for 'A Christmas Carol'

Ovation replaces the fifth-floor buffet-style restaurant.


Chef Yia Vang takes on television hosting — and snakes — in his latest adventure

The host of "Feral" on the Outdoor Channel cooks invasive species and shares his Hmong heritage with a national audience.


Red Stag Supperclub closing in northeast Minneapolis after 15 years

Dec. 31 will be the last day of service.


40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining through the years

We've loved and lost, but these enduring restaurants make our cities feel like home.


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.


Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes: 'Sadly, we must say Goodbye'

No more free spaghetti with your beer.