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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Ramen

Let’s lean over a steaming bowl of Ramen together, breathe in the goodness and enjoy the warmth pouring forth from the broth and noodles. Skip the box you had in college because here are Dara’s Top 5 Ramen dishes in the Twin Cities!

02/24/2014

Margarita

Homemade Margarita Mix From Masa

Ingredients: One quart (32 ounces) of mix Eleven ounces of fresh squeezed lime juice. Fresh squeezed is key. Eight ounces of simple syrup (combine equal parts sugar and water, bringing to a boil and let cool. Thirteen ounces of water.

02/22/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Warm Up

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection will keep you sheltered from this latest winter storm.

02/21/2014

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Best Creative Burgers In Minnesota

Here are five restaurants deserving of recognition as having the best burgers in Minnesota.

02/19/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Warm-Weather Food Getaways

Let’s think this way: beach getaway, for two hours, no airfare required. Sounds like a winner. If there’s no plane ride to somewhere on or near the Tropic of Cancer, then Dara can provide a few places to warm your belly and get at least a “taste” of the beach-life. Here are her Top 5 Warm-Weather Food Getaways!

02/15/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Chicken Wings At D-Spot

The Super Bowl is unquestionably the biggest weekend of the year for chicken wings. This week in DeRusha Eats, we want you to meet a local chef who’s turned the humble wing into a culinary piece of art. Tucked away near 3M in Maplewood, D-Spot offers some of the best wings in town.

02/15/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Lady Caryl

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection is a creative spin on a classic British drink.

02/14/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 ‘Cheapskate’ Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day can be a wallet-emptying experience. But for many of you out there, it’s just a chance to spend some quality time with that person you love and maybe you just need a fresh idea. Dara came up with some “cheapskate” ideas for Valentine’s Day and here’s her Top 5!

02/13/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits

When I first came across the idea of a pumpkin pie parfait, it was meant to be eaten for dessert and the idea was pretty simple: alternate layers of leftover pumpkin pie, apple pie, and whipped cream in a jar. While this sounds absolutely delightful, it’s certainly not what my waistline needs.

02/12/2014

Taco Taxi

Best Taco Tuesday Specials In Minnesota

Take a tour of Minnesota’s top five Taco Tuesday specials.

02/12/2014

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New Champagne Lounge Expands Bubbly Horizons

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to pop some bottles. But what do you actually know about champagne other than the fact that it’s bubbly and glamorous? Natalie Nyhus underwent a “champagne education” at Releve Champagne Lounge at the Graves 601 Hotel.

02/11/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Coco Loco

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens.

02/07/2014

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Best Chocolate Shops In Minnesota

Every chocolate shop has its own unique quality, making it endearing to different clientele. Here are five diverse selections where you can find the best chocolate in Minnesota.

02/05/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Romantic Restaurant

Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you’re still trying to figure out what to do, we’ve got you covered. I went in search of Minnesota’s Best Romantic Restaurant, and your votes sent me west of the cities to Alexandria for Bella’s on Broadway.

02/04/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Harvey Weissbanger

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week’s selection offers a funky new spin on an elegant Sunday cocktail.

01/31/2014

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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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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.

Snowman Cupcakes

Favorite Holiday Cookies & Desserts

Roast Pumpkin Salad

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

While turkey is the quintessential Thanksgiving dish, it’s the side dishes that can make or break the meal. From roasted asparagus to classic pumpkin pie, it’s time to get inspired.

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New Foods Announced At Target Center

This season, a few new foods will be offered for hungry Timberwolves and Lynx fans at Target Center.

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