eat & drink
Two beloved Twin Cities diners are returning after a four-year pandemic closure.
Kamal Mohamed burst onto the local scene with Nashville Coop, but his bold flavors and ideas can be found across the Twin Cities, from sandwiches to the fine-dining restaurant StepChld.
Plus: Tavern Grill heading to Vikings territory, Cafe Ceres expanding, accolades for Owamni and more restaurant news
But you knew what they were at a glance. Now the buildings are nothing short of bleak.
Plus: Say goodbye to Hell's Cafeteria and Apoy, and hello to more pizza in Maple Grove, a Minneapolis outpost of Tono's, a bright SunBean coffee spot, Vinai preview dinners and more restaurant news.
After a dramatic start to the year, the company will focus its efforts on its facilities in River Falls, Wis.
A Bar of Their Own, located in the former Tracy's Saloon, is expecting big crowds.
How a restaurant family went from a crowd-pleasing Italian eatery to a deeply personal Mexican mini-chain
The story behind Nico's Tacos and Tequila Bar, which has expanded its mission and reach as it opened a third location.
Unlocking burrito perfection, cozying up with a popular Afghan dish, spicing up vegetable dumplings, perking up with Vietnamese coffee and a new burger discovery made for a busy (but delicious) week.
One's under a brewery. Another's beneath a restaurant. Two are located off back alleys. Each is worth finding for live music.
The menu boasts a long list of pastas that leans into chef Joe Rolle's Italian heritage, and an infusion of Asian flavors both at the bar and the table.
New brunch alert at Union Hmong Kitchen. Plus speakeasy snacks, carnitas perfection and handhelds with global flavors.
If your Friday-night Lenten ritual includes fried fish, there's no shortage of options.
The Sooki & Mimi reboot finally gives Ann Kim's Korean American heritage its due.
Mr. Paul's Po' Boys, Ono Hawaiian Plates and Revival Smoked Meats have new outposts and are serving up new dishes, too.
Yes, we're just a couple of days away from the biggest dining out day of the year, but it's not too late. Yet.
Other restaurant news: Gia and Nico's Tacos are open, Maple Grove says no to Hope Breakfast Bar, and a Seattle pastry pop-up.
It's National Pizza Day, so we focused our efforts on one of the best foods. No matter how you slice it — plain cheese, out-of-the-box toppings or a vegan pie to remember — there's great pizza in the metro area.
When a wine expert and a musician build a bar, cool things follow. Small Hours will debut this summer, but you can get an early taste.
And they are separated into categories for your snacking convenience.