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DeRusha Eats: Cured Meats At The Red Table Meat Co.

In his restaurants, he was known for his incredible skill in creating delicious cured meats — salamis and coppas and sopressatas. Now, a local chef has created his own company hoping to create world-class charcuterie right here in the Twin Cities.

02/07/2015

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TGF: The Best Of Tailgate Fan Food

Tailgate Fan looks at the best tailgating foods, course by course. Dig in, and drink up.

02/06/2015

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The Most Romantic Restaurants In Minnesota

Here are a few ideas for a night out with that special someone.

02/04/2015

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Sweet Valentine’s Day Pie Recipe From Duck Dynasty Star

There’s something so fun, sweet and deliciously romantic about a strawberry pie for Valentines!

02/02/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The Warm Fashioned

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Mill Northeast and to make the drink, you’ll need to draw a warm bath.

01/31/2015

Chili, Generic, Loon Cafe

Ask A Minnesota Chef: Your Best Chili Recipe

Cure the winter blues with these chili recipes from Chef Duane Bluhm.

01/28/2015

Marry Me Beef Tenderloin

‘Marry Me’ Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe Perfect For Valentine’s Day

There is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then with a cozy home cooked dinner for two.

01/26/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Everything Nice Old Fashioned

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Brasserie Zentral to see their twist on a classic American drink

01/24/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Guacamole Recipes

There are two types of guacamole eaters in this country—those who would love guacamole every day, and those who only love guacamole during the Super Bowl. Here are Dara’ Top 5 Guacamole Recipes!

01/23/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Insight Brewing Company

Over the last five years, the craft brewery movement has grown exponentially in Minnesota. The Associated Press says licensing records show two-thirds of Minnesota’s active breweries opened in 2010 or later. So we decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. This week features Insight Brewing .

01/21/2015

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Best Mussels In Minnesota

Taste the ocean with a plate of mussels at these fantastic local restaurants.

01/21/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Taco Fillings

What’s better to warm up the dead of winter than Tacos! But you can do more than adding that seasoning packet to the skillet of ground beef. Here is Dara’s Top 5 Taco recipes!

01/20/2015

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5 Gin Cocktail Recipes For Your Next Party

Matt Teacher, the author of “The Spirit Of Gin” (available now), shares five festive gin based cocktail recipes for your winter 2015 celebrations!

01/16/2015

Indulge In A Spinach Lasagna

Best Lasagna In Minnesota

Whether you’re looking for an authentic Italian experience or an affordable, yet delicious grab-and-go option, you’ll find some of the best lasagna in the Twin Cities at these restaurants and delis.

01/14/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Cauliflower Recipes

Could Cauliflower be the “Star Food of 2015″? Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl thinks it might and she shares her Top 5 ways to use it here!

01/12/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The ’36 Chambers’ Of Negroni

This week we featured two drinks from the Negroni menu of Marin’s Library Bar. The first, called Ol’ Dirty, is a classic recipe. The most popular Negroni on the menu is actually a spin on the original called Method Man. It uses an herbal liqueur called Chartreuse to stand in for the traditional vermouth.

01/10/2015

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Best Farm Shares In Minnesota

Skip the grocery store lines and support local farming by joining one of these farm shares.

01/07/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Frozen Kale Recipes

Looking for ways to eat more healthy greens? You’re not alone. It isn’t about New Year’s Resolutions, it’s about finding ways to delicious-up food that’s good for you! Here are Dara’s top 5 recipes for Frozen Kale!

01/06/2015

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New Year, New You: Diet Books To Help Ring In The New Year

The New Year is upon us and you’ve joined the gym and stocked up on kale (yum)! While you might already be questioning your dedication to the latest fad diet, these great books from Simon & Schuster will help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions all year.

01/05/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Bloody Marys At Hell’s Kitchen

In the world of Bloody Marys there aren’t many absolutes. The origin of the Bloody Mary is definitely not in dispute, except that it may be. It really depends on who you ask.

01/03/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Juice Bar In Minnesota

The new year means new beginnings and a fresh start. To keep with the theme of freshness, we went in search of some fresh juice and wanted to know where to find the best juice bar Minnesota. Your votes sent us to Rochester and Tonic Fresh Juices & Local Food.

01/01/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: New Year’s Pancake Bar

Celebrating the new year traditionally happens with a bang. Whether it’s the pop of the champagne cork or the boom of fireworks, a new beginning is something to celebrate. After years of less-than-satisfactory celebrations, I now prefer to celebrate with a small group of friends at dinner.

12/31/2014

Warm Up With Minestrone Soup

Best Winter Soups In Minnesota

It’s not often that we associate a restaurant with the soup on its menu. Nevertheless, these five Minnesota establishments offer winter soup worth mentioning.

12/31/2014

Tailgate Recipe Mini Buffalo Chicken balls

TGF: Recipe: Mini-Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit The Meatball Shop in NYC for Buffalo chicken meatballs.

12/29/2014

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Best Lunch Spots For Twin Cities Jurors

Serving on a jury when called is your civic duty, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy lunch.

12/24/2014

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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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