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DeRusha Eats: 6Smith In Wayzata

Everywhere you look, there is beauty at 6Smith in Wayzata. You can’t miss the gorgeous Lake Minnetonka view from the patio and upper deck; there’s beauty in the upscale urban design of the dining room; and the food can also be beautiful.

07/09/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Sausage In Minnesota

Back in the day, every town had to have a meat market. They were a necessity, says Ryan Schmidt, owner of Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. “Meat markets, butcher shops in small towns used to service a 10-mile area of the famers that surrounded that,” Schmidt said. “They didn’t have a cold storage, so they would rent lockers from butcher shops and meat markets.”

07/08/2015

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Best Ice Cream In Minnesota

Cool your inside as it gets hot outside. July is National Ice Cream Month.

07/08/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Minnesota Cherries

I hope your 4th of July weekend was as fun and food-filled as mine was. We kicked off the weekend by heading down to Cherry Leaf Farm in Northfield to do some cherry picking.

07/07/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Kohlrabi Recipes

It’s a standard at Farmers Markets right now. But do you have any idea what to do with Kohlrabi? We do. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!

07/06/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pat’s Tap’s Blood & Snow

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Pat’s Tap for a new spin on an old Hollywood classic — the Blood & Snow.

07/04/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Prairie Dogs In Minneapolis

When Chef Craig Johnson turns on his meat grinder, he’s making sausages that truly reflect the Midwest. This week, DeRusha Eats at Prairie Dogs in Minneapolis.

07/02/2015

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Best Fried Chicken In Minnesota

Sorry Colonel Sanders, there are far better places for fried chicken in Minnesota.

07/01/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Blistered Shishito Peppers

While it’s tempting to pop over to a patio for some small bites, sometimes it’s nice to settle in at home and leisurely nibble and sip on your own time. No servers to interrupt, no meters to feed, and no one to judge you when you spill on yourself.

06/30/2015

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Egg Shortage Leaves Local Bakeries Struggling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates nearly 50 million birds have been wiped out because of bird flu. While that means shoppers at the grocery store will be shelling out a little extra for one carton of eggs, bakeries, which rely on thousands of eggs a week, are now scrambling to keep up.

06/29/2015

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Minneapolis Company Hosts ‘Solar Cookoff’ Using Sun-Powered Ovens

A Twin Cities company is using food to teach people about solar energy. On Saturday, Applied Energy Innovations rolled a solar oven onto the sidewalk, and held a cook-off to demonstrate its power.

06/27/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pero Por Que Papi At Constantine

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Constantine for a smoky, spicy drink — the Pero Por Que Papi.

06/27/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Swiss Chard Recipes

You see Swiss Chard in the grocery store and in the Farmers Markets but do you really know what to do with this hearty green? Dara does!

06/26/2015

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Nye’s To Delay Closing Until Next January

The owners of Nye’s Polonaise Room say that they will remain open a bit longer than they originally intended.

06/26/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Mick Jagger’s Minneapolis Choice – Café Lurcat

When Mick Jagger came to town he didn’t go out to eat at a trendy, hot new restaurant. He picked a place that’s been here a decade. That’s why this Thursday, Jason DeRusha eats at Café Lurcat.

06/25/2015

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Best Restaurants With A View Of July 4th’s Fireworks In Minnesota

Stop fighting the crowd for a blanket on the grass and a spot to wait for the fireworks to begin. Since Minnesota is home to 10,000 plus lakes, and fireworks tend to be set off over a lake, there are a lot of options for viewing the fireworks that don’t involve waiting a long time for it to get dark and being pretty far from a bathroom.

06/24/2015

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Healthy & Fun Fourth Of July Foods

Be both healthy and festive at your Fourth of July BBQ with these red, white, and blue dish ideas.

06/23/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Fika’s Strawberry Ginger Collins

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Fika Cafe to check out their Strawberry Ginger Collins.

06/20/2015

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MNfusion: Contemporary Restaurant Lela Opens In Bloomington

Just over the Bloomington border, near where Highway 100 and Interstate 494 meet, lies the Twin Cities newest steak forward restaurant, Lela.

06/19/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Cherry Recipes

The stores are full of golden cherries, black cherries, sour cherries—all the cherries. But what to do with them? Glad you asked! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!

06/19/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Loews’ Apothecary

ne of the hottest parts of the Twin Cities dining scene right now: hotels. For years, hotel bars and restaurants were afterthoughts, and had trouble getting locals in the door. But in DeRusha Eats Thursday morning, we meet the St. Paul Chef trying to change that at a Minneapolis hotel.

06/18/2015

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Best Restaurants For Father’s Day Dinner Weekend In Minnesota

Who fixes your broken bike and teaches you to ride it? Who guides you to young adulthood and instills self reliance? That person is your dad, an influencer and first responder when the going gets tough. On Father’s Day, treat him to a great dinner at a wonderful restaurant. Everybody bonds over a gourmet meal.

06/17/2015

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Must-Try “Meal In A Mug” Brownie Recipe

Want a meal so simple that all you need is a mug and a microwave? Learn how to prepare chocolate pistachio brownies in a mug with this easy recipe from Denise Smart, author of “Meal In A Mug.”

06/16/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Butcher & The Boar’s Old Fashioned

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the Butcher & the Boar to check out one of the best known cocktails, but also one of the harder ones to get just right: the Old Fashioned.

06/13/2015

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Tap Talk: Tour Of Stillwater Breweries

The beer scene in Stillwater is just beginning to grow, so it’s a fun time to go check it out. There are two breweries currently located there, Lift Bridge Brewing Company and Maple Island Brewing, and they are just 2.6 miles away from each other

06/12/2015

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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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