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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Hackensack (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought the fellas to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. Hackensack is a town with lots to do, and like many of the small towns the guys have been to, you can also find plenty of great places to eat. One of them is Lucette’s Pizza.

01/24/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Molly Pitcher Martini

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 Minneapolis. This week’s selection introduces you to one of the hottest liqueurs of the last decade: St. Germain.

01/24/2014

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Best Places For Lox In Minnesota

To satisfy your craving for cold-smoked salmon, try one of these local markets.

01/22/2014

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Wow Your Valentine With A Homemade Meal

Stay in on Valentine’s Day and wow your sweetheart with one of these heaven-sent feasts.

01/19/2014

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Healthy Kid-Friendly Snack Recipes Under 250 Calories

Here are some healthy snack ideas for kids from Janice Cox, RD, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Corporate Dietitian.

01/18/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Wake-Up Call

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 features bacon, which who’s going to argue against bacon for brunch?

01/17/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Trends for 2014

Dara decided to take a moment and look into her “Foodie Crystal Ball” and share her top 5 trends to look for in 2014!

01/16/2014

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Best Indian Food In Minnesota

The Indian restaurant scene in the Twin Cities has markedly changed in the last eight years. Here are the five best of many good Indian restaurants in Minnesota.

01/15/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Baked Feta With Tomatoes & Olives

Finding and making truly simple recipes doesn’t come easily (for me). It seems that I tend to pick highly involved dishes and insist on making most if not all of the components myself. Heck, if I were more adept at making cheese, I’m sure I’d complicate things even more.

01/14/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Lake & Irving

After the recent deep freeze, you might be dreaming of escaping Minnesota in favor of Hawaii or California. But brothers Chris and Andrew Ikeda did just the reverse, leaving those warm states to open a restaurant in their hometown of Minneapolis. This week, DeRusha Eats at Lake and Irving, where the Ikedas are bringing global influences to a local intersection.

01/11/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Champagne Lemon Drop

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 puts a spin on a sweet favorite.

01/10/2014

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2 Twin Cities Beer Bars Make List Of Nation’s Best

If you’re looking for the perfect pint, know that two of the best bars for beers are right here in the Twin Cities. Draft Magazine is out with its annual list of the top beer bars in America. Making the list were The Happy Gnome in St. Paul and Republic in Minneapolis.

01/09/2014

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Best Chili Dishes In Minnesota

Chili is redefined at these Minnesota restaurants. Brave the cold and try one today.

01/08/2014

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Best Bread Bowls In Minnesota

Bread bowls are the best, heartiest way to eat a nice bowl of stew or dip. These Minnesota restaurants make some of the best in the country.

01/01/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Smoky Pomegranate Margaritas

Happy holidays! My Christmas was a bit non-traditional as it was spent in Miami where the weather was sunny and the temperatures were in the 80s. Instead of rushing around buying last-minute gifts and prepping copious amounts of food, we relaxed on the beach and sipped fruity cocktails.

12/31/2013

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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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Favorite Holiday Cookies & Desserts

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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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