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Top Paninis In Minnesota

This delectable, aromatic pressed sandwich originated in Milan. Like its Italian and Italian-American predecessors, the pizza and the sub sandwich, the panini quickly became an American staple. In Italy, the panini was associated with youth oriented pop culture. Then the Mediterranean artisan sandwich became popular in American fast food chains and sandwich shops. Different cultures have adopted the panini as their own. Served up in many ethnic variations, such as the Cubano, the panini is a dinner and diner favorite. Around metro Twin Cities, epicureans are sampling some of the best at chic panini bistros and restaurants.

08/05/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Adult Freeze Pops

When we hit the dog days of summer (you know, those summer days with unusually-warm temperatures), frozen treats are oh-so-craveable. Popsicles, fudge bars, ice cream sandwiches, you name it. If it comes from the freezer, count me in. Heck, even snacking on frozen fruit will do the job.

08/04/2015

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Bon Appétit’s List Of Best New Restaurants Has 3 From Minnesota

If you’ve eaten at Hola Arepa, Spoon and Stable or Heyday in recent months, you’ve sampled one of the nation’s best new restaurants. According to Bon Appétit magazine, all three are among the 50 best new places to get a meal throughout the nation.

08/04/2015

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Tap Talk: Tour Of Carver Co. Breweries

Currently, just two breweries lie within Carver County limits. But with two more just outside the boundaries in western Hennepin County, three different wineries and a distillery, you’ll have more than enough to drink.

08/03/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Smoky Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon, outside, on a hot day — it’s pretty refreshing, right? Make a margarita out of it, and you’ve hit upon a bestseller at Salsa a la Salsa — Uptown Minneapolis’s authentic Mexican restaurant.

08/01/2015

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Best Chicken Wings In Minnesota

Chicken wings soar to new flavorful highs in Minnesota.

07/29/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Cider Cocktails

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he mixes things up and brings you a few cocktails that will be served at the Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic.

07/25/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Next Level Sausages And Hot Dogs

You’ve seen this. Restaurant hot dogs and sausages are going gourmet. You can do this too, right in your backyard! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Next Level Sausages And Hot Dogs!

07/24/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Saguaro In Minneapolis

At Saguaro Restaurant in south Minneapolis, you’ll find tacos, enchiladas and tamales, but this isn’t exactly a Mexican restaurant.

07/23/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Sour Cherry Lemonade

“Refresh, replenish, and rehydrate” has been mantra over the last couple of weeks with temperatures in the 80s and the humidity reaching uncomfortable levels. Chugging water is typically my first choice (and healthiest option), but sometimes other beverages are a little more exciting.

07/22/2015

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Best Fish Tacos In Minnesota

These places are taking tacos to another level.

07/22/2015

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2 Simple Mocktail Recipes For Summer

Want to take a tropical vacation without leaving the house? Try one of these drink recipes from Shane Carley, author of “The Mason Jar Cocktail Companion.”

07/21/2015

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Liquor Price War Means Cheap Booze In Twin Cities

Since Total Wine stores entered the Twin Cities market, full out price wars have been underway in the local beer, wine and liquor markets.

07/20/2015

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MNfusion: Nothing Bundt Cakes Opens In Minnetonka

Just past Ridgedale Mall, right off of Interstate 394 and tucked into a string of stores lies Nothing Bundt Cakes, Minnetonka’s newest bakery. “Bundt cake is nostalgic. It’s been around for a long time,” store […]

07/20/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Barbecue Sauce Recipes

It’s the sweet spot of summer, and obviously you’re looking to up your barbecue game. These are the next-level sauces to elevate your next cookout! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Barbecue Sauces.

07/20/2015

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Minnesota Home Brewers Gather For Beer Event At Surly

Fans of home-brewed beer from across the state met in Minneapolis on Sunday for beers and brewing advice. The American Homebrewers Association hosts a series of these rallies nationwide. Sunday’s event took place at Surly Brewing Company.

07/19/2015

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Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers Releases Winning Home Brew Competition Beer

It’s not surprising to regularly find a new brew hitting taps at craft brew houses. In fact, one of the best things about the craft movement is the ever-changing flavors in taprooms.

07/17/2015

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5 Healthy Breakfasts For Weekday Mornings

Plan ahead for a quick and healthy morning meal from your own kitchen.

07/16/2015

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Minn. Distillery Founder Mixing Up Beverage-Focused Thirst Network

Why isn’t there a beverage network? Lee Egbert, one of the forces behind Dashfire Bitters and 11 Wells Spirits in St. Paul, has thought about this question quite a bit.

07/15/2015

Hot Dogs

Best Gourmet Hot Dogs In Minnesota

Summer grilling will never be the same.

07/15/2015

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General Mills Rolling Out Healthy Snack Line

General Mills is rolling out a new menu of grab-and-go foods for the summer, all with a spin on healthier options.

07/14/2015

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MNfusion: Parella Opens In Calhoun Square

It had been almost eight years since I had been in the space on the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue. So, one of the first things that caught my attention about Uptown’s newest Italian restaurant was how light the newly renovated space was.

07/13/2015

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6 Kinds Of Food You Didn’t Know You Could BBQ

Break out of your picnic rut with these surprisingly grillable foods.

07/13/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Saint Dinette’s Summer Bourbon

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Saint Dinette for a refreshing cocktail for the summer. Think of bourbon as a winter spirit? Think again.

07/11/2015

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Drink, Dash And Donate With The MN Brewery Running Series

For many runners, it’s the sense of accomplishment that they get as they cross the finish line keeps them going. For the rest of us, it’s the beer.

07/09/2015

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The Best New Food At The MN State Fair

With With so many new foods being offered this year at the Minnesota State Fair, how does one choose? Allow us to help narrow down the list. Here are a few of our best bets.

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New MN State Fair Foods For 2014

They’re heeeeere! The new fair foods have been announced for 2014 Minnesota State Fair. The fair is highlighting 28 new items, so get your checklists ready and see what’s new on the menu this year!

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Heyday Opens In Uptown

The highly anticipated restaurant by Jim Christiansen, Lorin Zinter and Mike Prickett has finally opened at 27th and Lyndale.

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Cook St. Paul To Open In Former Serlin’s Cafe Space

Their motto — good food, good service, no frills. Cook St. Paul opens April 17 in the former Serlin’s Cafe space and they’re hoping to show the neighborhood they’ve got the same values as the old digs.

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BoneYard Kitchen & Bar Opens In Uptown

The people who brought you Crave, figlio, Union and more is now bringing a contemporary twist on Southern cuisine to Uptown. Its newest concept, BoneYard Kitchen and Bar, opened to the public on March 7.

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