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.


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Guy Fieri the latest celebrity to bring a virtual restaurant to Minnesota

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Our food writers pick their favorite pizza places in the Twin Cities

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TPT's 'Relish' becomes a cooking show for the COVID era

The third season of TPT's "Relish" will have a slightly different look.


From tortas to bánh mi, a mini-wave of restaurants opening in Roseville

Three locally owned restaurants serving up bánh mì, tortas and classic American fare.


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

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


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