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Mike’s Mix: On the Patio At Nonna Rosa’s

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the patio at Nonna Rosa’s. More people are discovering a stretch of West Broadway in Robbinsdale as “must-eat” stop for foodies. That’s where you’ll find grandma’s recipes served up on a cozy patio and cocktails inspired by the Amalfi Coast.

05/30/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Green Bean Recipes

Dara got the very best green beans at the farmer’s market last week and it got her thinking. And here’s where we all benefit! Dara’s Top 5 Green Bean recipes!

05/29/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Jason Talks With Isaac Becker & Nancy St. Pierre

His three Minneapolis restaurants are almost always packed. It started 10 years ago when Isaac Becker and his wife Nancy St. Pierre opened 112 Eatery. This week in DeRusha Eats, Jason chats with the award-winning culinary couple behind Bar La Grassa and Burch.

05/28/2015

BBQ Chicken

Best Barbecue In Minnesota

Celebrate National Barbecue Month at one of these five fantastic smokehouses.

05/27/2015

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Quick And Easy Recipe For Sautéed Dates

Want a summer dish that’s easy to make as it is elegant? Whip up these sautéed dates with olive oil and sea salt from Molly Wizenberg, author of “Delancey.”

05/26/2015

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MNfusion: Apothecary Bar & Lounge Opens At Loews Hotel

A spoon full of sugar, and bitters, helps the medicine go down at Minneapolis’ new Apothecary Bar. On Thursday, Loews Hotel in downtown Minneapolis unveiled its new bar as part of a $10 million renovation that included upgrading 251 guestrooms.

05/25/2015

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How To Make Pork Roll Mac ‘N Cheese

Love pork rolls? Love mac n’ cheese? Susan Sprague Yeske, contributor to “The Pork Roll Cookbook, shares her simple recipe for pork roll mac n’ cheese.

05/23/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Radish Recipes

Radishes are all over the farmers markets right now, and they’re mild and good—the really spicy ones are the ones that sit out in the hot sun of summer. So Dara breaks out her Top 5 ways to use the Radish!

05/22/2015

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Tap Talk: Sweet Science Offers Tasting At Urban Growler

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Sweet Science Ice Cream and Urban Growler are teaming up to make this Memorial Day sweeter by adding in a little ice cream and lot of beer.

05/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Seven Sundays’ Muesli

When you think breakfast, you probably think about cereal or oatmeal. But a Twin Cities couple wants you to think about muesli.

05/21/2015

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Best Burgers In Minnesota

While the restaurants of Hamburg served minced meats for centuries, it took American ingenuity and two slices of bread to make it what it is today. Many locals have elevated this craft of cuisine to new heights.

05/20/2015

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Twin Cities Taco Blogger Eating A Taco A Day In 2015

Minneapolis taco enthusiast Kelly Johnson is on pace to devour a taco a day in 2015 and her tongue-in-cheek reviews of the various tongues and cheeks she’s eaten at taco stands around the Twin Cities have attracted a growing readership online.

05/18/2015

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Tap Talk: Surly Set To Open ‘Brewer’s Table’

Surly’s already impressive Destination Brewery is about to become even more so, when the brewery opens its new finer dining restaurant. The restaurant, called “Brewer’s Table”, will open on the upper level of the Destination Brewery at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.

05/18/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Asparagus Recipes

Have you heard of Spargelfest? It’s how Germany celebrates spring and the bounty of Asparagus! Good reason to celebrate here too. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Asparagus Recipes!

05/15/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Happy Hour In Minnesota

Patio season is upon us, and there’s nothing like grabbing a drink and a bite with friends and family after work. WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus reached out to our viewers to find the best happy hour in Minnesota. Your votes sent her to a Minneapolis institution: Brit’s Pub.

05/14/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Black Forest Inn Turns 50

Long before anyone called Nicollet Avenue near Downtown Minneapolis Eat Street, there was a young German immigrant with a dream. Erich Christ was just a kid. This Friday his restaurant turns 50.

05/14/2015

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Best Places For Graduation Brunch In Minnesota

After years of studying and hard work, you’ve earned yourself a world-class brunch.

05/13/2015

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Tap Talk: Barley John’s Brewpub In New Brighton

Just north of Minneapolis stashed away in its “oasis” of New Brighton, you’ll find a quaint little brewpub bearing the name of Barley John’s. The brewpub’s beer, however, packs quite a bigger punch.

05/12/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Strawberry Recipes

The strawberry is the fruit equivalent of a picture-perfect long stemmed rose. What do do with them? Glad you asked. Here are Dara’s top five strawberry recipes!

05/11/2015

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Tap Talk: Celebrate American Craft Beer Week With Minnesota Breweries

For those who may have missed out on indulging in homemade craft products during Minnesota Craft Beer Week, you’re in luck! The American Craft Beer Week is up next.

05/11/2015

Margarita

Best Margaritas In Minnesota

Experience refreshment in the form of a margarita.

05/06/2015

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MN Girl Scout Shares Pie Recipe That Took Her To Nat’l Contest

A Coon Rapids Girl Scout just got back from New York after being a finalist in a national Girl Scout pie baking contest. Natalie Berg, her mother and sister were all there to showcase the pie to judges.

05/06/2015

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3 Delicious Veggies To Cook In Spring

Take the mystery out of picking seasonal vegetables. Here are three tasty veggies to serve up this spring.

05/05/2015

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5 “Healthy” Foods You Should Avoid

Looking to lose some pounds for summer? Try cutting out these 5 supposedly healthy foods from the author of “The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food And Flavor,” Mark Schatzker.

05/05/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Oregano Recipes

It might be taking over your garden already this spring. What to do with all that Oregano? We’ll help you out. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!

05/01/2015

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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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