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FS Best of MN State Fair Cold Treat

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For The Fair’s Best Cool Treat

You might see malts elsewhere on the fairgrounds, but if you want the best, you’ve gotta go to the source–the Dairy Building.

08/28/2014

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Bite of Minnesota: Homemade Cheese Curds

Cheese curds always have a spot in my stomach at the fair no matter how full I am from other foods.

08/27/2014

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Hardy Winter Grapes Yield Sweet MN Wines At State Fair

At this year’s state fair, you can learn everything you’d ever want to know about Minnesota wine country.

08/27/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Best Easy Tailgate Food

Learn a few barbecue secrets from two of the best barbecue chefs in Minnesota.

08/27/2014

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New Fair Exhibit’s Focus Is On Local Food, Sustainability

Food reigns supreme at the Minnesota State Fair, but a lot of it isn’t from Minnesota. The popular Pronto Pup, for instance, isn’t even from the Midwest.

08/26/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: State Fair Food Calorie Counts

Most in Minnesota are excited for the State Fair, and all the fun and food that go along with it. Everyone indulges a little at fair; some indulge a little more. But knowledge is power, so we turned to experts with the YMCA to find out what’s in some of your favorite fair foods, and what you would have to do to work it off.

08/25/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Pickle In The Middle

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he’s tackling the “Pickle In The Middle” from Minneapolis’ Marche.

08/22/2014

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5(ish) Best Bets For New State Fair Foods

Never one to disappoint, the Minnesota State Fair rolled out 28 new foods for its 2014 run. While this is less than some years, it is still quite a number to tackle. So, for those looking to try the only ones that are worth their buck, and worth the walk to get there, here are my top picks for the best new foods at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/21/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Summer Squash Recipes

Summer Squash is very much in season. Always terrific charred on the grill, this veggie lends itself to many different types of cooking and they’re cheap at the farmer’s market right now. Here are Dara’s favorite things to do with them!

08/21/2014

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Best Ice Cream Sundaes In Minnesota

Nothing beats an ice cream sundae, no matter what day of the week it is.

08/20/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Peaches And Cream Crepes

I read somewhere that it is National Peach Month. I’m not one for insignificant holidays, but it does coincide with peach season, so I’m going with it. And since I just ordered 25 pounds of organic peaches, it’s officially peach week in my house.

08/19/2014

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3 Recipes For Delicious End Of Summer Meals

Summer is a delicious season of fresh produce, outdoor cooking and refreshing treats.

08/18/2014

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5 Fall Fruits & Veggies To Plant As Summer Winds Down

Get your fall garden ready by planting these five fruits and veggies in late Summer.

08/18/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Zucchini Recipes

it’s the height of Zucchini season right now! Also known as the time of year you look around and think: Why did I plant all of these zucchini? There are too many too many! So, here are Dara’s top 5 recipes for using summer zucchini!

08/14/2014

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Latest Northeast Minneapolis Brew Lab All About Family

Breweries and taprooms have grown so much in popularity in the last 10 years. The new kid on the block is just down the block from a few other breweries and taprooms like 612 Brew, and that is by design.

08/13/2014

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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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Best Seasonal Spring Recipes

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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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The Freehouse Opens In North Loop

The latest offering from the Blue Plate Restaurant Company is also the most adventurous. In a space that more than doubles their largest restaurant to date, The Freehouse combines all the “it” qualities of a 2014 eatery — local ingredients, an expansive brewery and elevated bar food.

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