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.


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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and food writer Sharyn Jackson share the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


St. Paul restaurant J. Selby's voluntarily pauses indoor dining again

J. Selby's is closing the dining room until COVID cases drop. It will resume curbside pickup.


How a local hummus brand became the star of the Minnesota State Fair

Baba's Hummus shares the Palestinian-American experience in a bowl.


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

Taste editor Nicole Hvidsten and food writer Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


Want to own the bakery making Minnesota's 'best' doughnuts? Lindstrom shop is for sale

Food & Wine called its doughnuts the best in Minnesota. Now it's on the market.


Butcher & the Boar will reopen in the North Loop in 2022

The lauded restaurant, which closed last year in downtown Minneapolis, finds a new home.


One of the Twin Cities' most exciting chef duos began with a friendship

A friendship forged during off-hours work is shaping the future of Twin Cities restaurants.


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

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson and food writer Sharyn Jackson highlight the favorites of their weekly dining experiences.


Mall of America gets 4 new food and beverage spots, with 5 more on the way

Ramen, cream puffs, doughnuts and New York-style pizza are among the new foods at Mall of America.


Minnesota's most in-demand dumplings, ice cream and pasta are online only — here's how to get them

For local foodmakers, Instagram has become a virtual farmers market. For customers, the chase is part of the fun.