Food & Drink

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Cauliflower Recipes

Could Cauliflower be the “Star Food of 2015″? Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl thinks it might and she shares her Top 5 ways to use it here!

01/12/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The ’36 Chambers’ Of Negroni

This week we featured two drinks from the Negroni menu of Marin’s Library Bar. The first, called Ol’ Dirty, is a classic recipe. The most popular Negroni on the menu is actually a spin on the original called Method Man. It uses an herbal liqueur called Chartreuse to stand in for the traditional vermouth.

01/10/2015

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Best Farm Shares In Minnesota

Skip the grocery store lines and support local farming by joining one of these farm shares.

01/07/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Frozen Kale Recipes

Looking for ways to eat more healthy greens? You’re not alone. It isn’t about New Year’s Resolutions, it’s about finding ways to delicious-up food that’s good for you! Here are Dara’s top 5 recipes for Frozen Kale!

01/06/2015

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New Year, New You: Diet Books To Help Ring In The New Year

The New Year is upon us and you’ve joined the gym and stocked up on kale (yum)! While you might already be questioning your dedication to the latest fad diet, these great books from Simon & Schuster will help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions all year.

01/05/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Bloody Marys At Hell’s Kitchen

In the world of Bloody Marys there aren’t many absolutes. The origin of the Bloody Mary is definitely not in dispute, except that it may be. It really depends on who you ask.

01/03/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Juice Bar In Minnesota

The new year means new beginnings and a fresh start. To keep with the theme of freshness, we went in search of some fresh juice and wanted to know where to find the best juice bar Minnesota. Your votes sent us to Rochester and Tonic Fresh Juices & Local Food.

01/01/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: New Year’s Pancake Bar

Celebrating the new year traditionally happens with a bang. Whether it’s the pop of the champagne cork or the boom of fireworks, a new beginning is something to celebrate. After years of less-than-satisfactory celebrations, I now prefer to celebrate with a small group of friends at dinner.

12/31/2014

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Best Winter Soups In Minnesota

It’s not often that we associate a restaurant with the soup on its menu. Nevertheless, these five Minnesota establishments offer winter soup worth mentioning.

12/31/2014

Tailgate Recipe Mini Buffalo Chicken balls

TGF: Recipe: Mini-Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit The Meatball Shop in NYC for Buffalo chicken meatballs.

12/29/2014

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Best Lunch Spots For Twin Cities Jurors

Serving on a jury when called is your civic duty, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy lunch.

12/24/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes

I was trying to think of the single Christmas food that is most historical and most contemporary—and I came up with shortbread! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes!

12/23/2014

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10 Beers To Try At Your Next Football Watch Party

Nothing goes better with football than an ice cold beer. Chad Polenz, author of The Handbook Of Porter’s & Stouts, has 10 beers to try at your next watch party.

12/17/2014

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Best Places For New Year’s Day Brunch 2015 In Minnesota

Relax and go out for brunch on New Year’s Day

12/17/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Local Food Gifts

It seems that people are in one of two camps: early shoppers or last-minute shoppers. I grew up in a family of last-minute shoppers. My mom would be finishing her shopping list on Christmas Eve, and still be wrapping as we arrived. As an adult, I have retained some of those last-minute tendencies, but certainly not in the gift-buying department.

12/16/2014

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After 9 Months, Uptown’s Boneyard Is Closing

Boneyard, a southern-style restaurant that opened in Uptown just last spring, is soon closing its doors for good. According to a post on its Facebook page, the restaurant’s final day will be Dec. 24. That’s when renovations will begin to transform the space, on 2841 Hennepin Ave. South, into a third Salsa A La Salsa location.

12/16/2014

Virgil's BBQ gumbo recipe tailgating

Recipe: Gumbo

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Virgil’s BBQ in NYC for some chicken, sausage and crawfish gumbo.

12/16/2014

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Dominique DeVito’s Chocolate Mousse Holiday Recipe

Dominique DeVito shares her holiday simple recipe for chocolate mousse. DeVito is the author of Christmas Slow-Cooking, available now wherever books are sold.

12/16/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Oprah’s Nod Means Big Business For Candy Company

In one of Minnesota’s smallest towns is a small company that’s suddenly getting huge amounts of attention — after a close encounter with one of the world’s most famous people. Annie B’s Candy Company in Kellogg, population 456, has been turning out small batches of buttery caramels for decades.Justin and Amanda Henke have owned the operation for about two years.

12/14/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Oyster Recipes

I wanted to pull together something Christmas(y) in the sustainable seafood realm for this week so of course: Oysters! They’re delicious and here are my top five ways to eat them!

12/12/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Coconut Recipes

I feel absolutely confident saying the food trend for 2015 is coconut! We’re going to see it everywhere! Here are my top five coconut recipes to get you ready for the next big thing.

12/10/2014

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2014’s Best New Restaurants In Minnesota

These restaurants are brand new but have proven themselves in a short period of time. Try them if you want variety and something new for dinner tonight.

12/10/2014

Recipe Bratwurst Tailgate Fan

Recipe: Bratwurst

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Blaue Gans in NYC for delicious bratwurst.

12/09/2014

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Dominique DeVito’s Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Dominique DeVito shares her recipe for bacon-wrapped meatloaf from her book “Low-Card Slow Cooking,” out now from Cider Press Mill.

12/09/2014

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5 Ways To Add Peppermint To Your Holidays

Peppermint and holiday celebrations go together hand in hand. Beautifully decorative with the delicious, sweet taste of peppermint enhances everything from luscious desserts to warm and soul-satisfying beverages.

12/08/2014

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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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