La Belle Vie To Close This Month; Owner Cites Working Families OrdinanceA shocker in the Twin Cities restaurant scene. Dara Grumdahl, restaurant critic for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and host of WCCO Radio's Off the Menu, says La Belle Vie will be closing later this month. Owner Tim McKee was notifying his staff Thursday afternoon.
Minnesota Wild Roll Out New Menu At The XThe Minnesota Wild introduced new foods it will have at Xcel Energy Center this year Tuesday. WCCO talked to Executive Sous Chef Kyle Bowles of Levy Restaurants about his most exciting dishes.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Ground Cherry RecipesGround Cherries? Some of you may remember them. For others they might be brand-new. Either way, Dara knows how to make them delicious!
Bite of Minnesota: Fresh Figs With Crumbled Goat CheeseI'm pretty sure I grew up never seeing a fig or even knowing what they were. When I did start to notice figs, they appeared to be a strange fruit with squishy insides and deemed too expensive to try on a college student's budget.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Cabbage RecipesCabbages are really delicious at the Farmers Markets right now. Dara has ideas to get it into your belly in the most delicious of ways!
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Winter Squash RecipesAt first when I saw all the hard winter squashes in the grocery store I felt really sad. This is it! Winter is coming! Then I remembered: Winter squash is delicious and when life gives you lemons make lemonade.
DeRusha Eats: Borough & The Parlour BurgerIt is the burger many Twin Cities chefs look at as the local burger by which all others are compared: the Parlour Bar burger. The Parlour Burger is a monster, with two 5-ounce patties of brisket, ribeye, chuck roll and butter.
Bite Of Minnesota: Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Frozen YogurtThis time of year is great for wandering around the neighborhood and taking in the sounds and scents of the approaching fall season. A little leaf crunch here and the waft of grilling there, it makes me want to throw open my windows and let all of the fresh air in. We don't grill too often at our house, but on occasion we'll buy a steak or come across some brats that are grill worthy. In most cases, we leave the grilling up to friends and family but did have occasion to fire it up recently to char some peaches.
Wander Minnesota: Wild RiceLast weekend (and the next two Saturdays, weather permitting), the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post offered demonstrations on traditional Native American techniques of processing wild rice. With the fall foliage just starting to break out around Lake Mille Lacs, this would be a fun day trip both for leaf-peeping and for visiting this well-curated museum and see the demonstration.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Nachos In MinnesotaYour nachos are only as good as the tortilla chips you build them with. That is the secret to the Best Nachos in Minnesota, which can be found at Grace's Tex-Mex in Owatonna.
Tap Talk: Bent Paddle BrewingJust a short walk away from the western nose of Lake Superior, nestled in Duluth, lies a brewery that specializes in bending the brewing tradition.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Brilliant Melted Ice Cream HacksIt's hot. We love ice cream. But then our ice cream melts. Maybe it's just the State Fair messing with us. But Dara has melted ice cream recipes this week!