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Best Craft Beer Happy Hours In Minnesota

There are happy hours throughout the state that feature and promote craft beer to those who wish to find a new favorite. Sit down directly in a taproom or a local pub to enjoy one of these happy hours.

11/13/2014

Fried Alligator Bites Tailgate Fan Camille Ford

TGF: Recipe: Fried Alligator Bites

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room in NYC for fried gator bites.

11/12/2014

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Stanley Tucci’s Favorite Italian-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipe

No matter the occasion, Italians always find a way to make pasta part of the menu. Traditionally served as a starter course, Uova da Raviolo is the perfect choice to add some Italian flavor to this year’s Thanksgiving.

11/12/2014

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

Ask A Minnesota Expert: Your Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

Learn how to bake like a pro and treat your guests to delicious, festive pies this Thanksgiving.

11/12/2014

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Andrew Zimmern On Eating Well Across The World

Enjoy this Q&A with celebrity chef and host of the Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods,’ Andrew Zimmern.

11/12/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Healing Soup Recipes

The best thing to heal you when you’re sick is: Simple soups, especially broths. These are not complicated foods! But they do require time and attention. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Healing Soup Recipes!

11/11/2014

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An Easy And Decadent Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe From Dominique Ansel

If you’re feeling intimidated by baking, or just want a quick dessert recipe, try out this delicious flourless chocolate cookie recipe from New York’s pastry wizard, Dominique Ansel.

11/11/2014

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Best Non-Traditional Ways To Cook A Turkey

Think outside the oven this Thanksgiving with these non-traditional ways to cook your turkey main dish.

11/11/2014

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Big Central Coffee Competition In Minneapolis This Weekend

Who needs deer hunting when you can get your hands on a cup of joe? That’s exactly what baristas from Minnesota all the down to Texas are banking on this weekend as the Big Central Coffee Competition makes its way to Minneapolis.

11/07/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Far North Cobbler

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he’s dabbling in a cobbler from La Belle Vie. What’s a cobbler, you ask? Read on!

11/07/2014

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New Cookbook Features Twin Cities Chefs’ Best Recipes

New restaurants keep popping all over the Twin Cities. Minneapolis-St. Paul is the restaurant scene to be featured in a book series. The book, Twin Cities Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the City of Lakes to the Capital City, is by Minneapolis-based food writer Stephanie Meyer.

11/06/2014

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

Best Places For Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinner In Minnesota

The Thanksgiving holiday fills the hearts and bellies of families all across America. Let these local restaurants help with the cooking.

11/05/2014

Smoked Ribs Tailgate Fan recipe Camille Ford Dinosaur BBQ

TGF: Recipe: Smoked Ribs

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan devour some tasty smoked ribs from Dinosaur BBQ in NYC.

11/04/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Recipes To Make Your House Smell Awesome

Dara talked a lot about fragrance on Saturday’s Off the Menu Show on WCCO Radio. It got her thinking about recipes that will make your house smell amazing. Here are her Top 5!

11/03/2014

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How To Host The Perfect “Friendsgiving”

Splurge this Thanksgiving and start a new tradition, ‘Friendsgiving,’ with these helpful tips.

10/31/2014

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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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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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