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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes

I was trying to think of the single Christmas food that is most historical and most contemporary—and I came up with shortbread! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes!

12/23/2014

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10 Beers To Try At Your Next Football Watch Party

Nothing goes better with football than an ice cold beer. Chad Polenz, author of The Handbook Of Porter’s & Stouts, has 10 beers to try at your next watch party.

12/17/2014

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Best Places For New Year’s Day Brunch 2015 In Minnesota

Relax and go out for brunch on New Year’s Day

12/17/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Local Food Gifts

It seems that people are in one of two camps: early shoppers or last-minute shoppers. I grew up in a family of last-minute shoppers. My mom would be finishing her shopping list on Christmas Eve, and still be wrapping as we arrived. As an adult, I have retained some of those last-minute tendencies, but certainly not in the gift-buying department.

12/16/2014

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After 9 Months, Uptown’s Boneyard Is Closing

Boneyard, a southern-style restaurant that opened in Uptown just last spring, is soon closing its doors for good. According to a post on its Facebook page, the restaurant’s final day will be Dec. 24. That’s when renovations will begin to transform the space, on 2841 Hennepin Ave. South, into a third Salsa A La Salsa location.

12/16/2014

Virgil's BBQ gumbo recipe tailgating

Recipe: Gumbo

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Virgil’s BBQ in NYC for some chicken, sausage and crawfish gumbo.

12/16/2014

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Dominique DeVito’s Chocolate Mousse Holiday Recipe

Dominique DeVito shares her holiday simple recipe for chocolate mousse. DeVito is the author of Christmas Slow-Cooking, available now wherever books are sold.

12/16/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Oprah’s Nod Means Big Business For Candy Company

In one of Minnesota’s smallest towns is a small company that’s suddenly getting huge amounts of attention — after a close encounter with one of the world’s most famous people. Annie B’s Candy Company in Kellogg, population 456, has been turning out small batches of buttery caramels for decades.Justin and Amanda Henke have owned the operation for about two years.

12/14/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Oyster Recipes

I wanted to pull together something Christmas(y) in the sustainable seafood realm for this week so of course: Oysters! They’re delicious and here are my top five ways to eat them!

12/12/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Coconut Recipes

I feel absolutely confident saying the food trend for 2015 is coconut! We’re going to see it everywhere! Here are my top five coconut recipes to get you ready for the next big thing.

12/10/2014

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2014’s Best New Restaurants In Minnesota

These restaurants are brand new but have proven themselves in a short period of time. Try them if you want variety and something new for dinner tonight.

12/10/2014

Recipe Bratwurst Tailgate Fan

Recipe: Bratwurst

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Blaue Gans in NYC for delicious bratwurst.

12/09/2014

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Dominique DeVito’s Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Dominique DeVito shares her recipe for bacon-wrapped meatloaf from her book “Low-Card Slow Cooking,” out now from Cider Press Mill.

12/09/2014

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5 Ways To Add Peppermint To Your Holidays

Peppermint and holiday celebrations go together hand in hand. Beautifully decorative with the delicious, sweet taste of peppermint enhances everything from luscious desserts to warm and soul-satisfying beverages.

12/08/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Wassail Bowl

The tradition of wassailing — caroling and drinking — began in the 1500s in southern England. Since its inception, the Wassail Bowl has been filled with some version of spiked cider. The recipe that is served seasonally at W. A. Frost in St. Paul has been on the menu continuously since they opened in 1975

12/06/2014

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Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In Minnesota

It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.

12/05/2014

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Rare Bourbon Released In Twin Cities’ Liquor Store

What would you do for the chance to get a taste of a rare bourbon that’s considered a real treasure? For some Twin Cities bourbon lovers, it was camping out in front a liquor store. A line formed outside of Sudyks’s Liquor & Cheese Shop in Minneapolis Thursday morning.

12/04/2014

Camille Ford Clam Chowder Recipe Tailgate Fan

TGF: Recipe: New England Clam Chowder

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Ditch Plains in NYC for New England clam chowder.

12/04/2014

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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies With Sea Salt

Click here for a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies With Sea Salt.

12/04/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Sausage And White Bean Cassoulet

It is cold. There’s no denying that we’ve been experiencing some cold temperatures lately, causing our bodies to crave warm comfort food.

12/03/2014

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Christmas Cookie Recipes

With snowflakes falling outside and temperatures dipping lower and lower, winter is the very best season to enjoy these holiday treats.

12/03/2014

Camille Ford Pastrami Tacos Recipe Tailgate Fan

TGF: Recipe: Pastrami Tacos

Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Mission Cantina in NYC for pastrami tacos.

12/02/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Foods To Boost Your Mood

We all could use a pick-me-up and some good mood boosting once in a while. This week Dara breaks out her Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Mood! So turn that frown upside down and enjoy!

12/02/2014

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Jazz Up Your Eggnog With These 3 Holiday Recipes

Why settle for plain store-bought eggnog when you can doctor it up with a few more ingredients to create something extra special?

11/30/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Spoon And Stable’s Crusta

Mike’s Mix got a special taste of a brand new Minneapolis restaurant that has created quite a bit of buzz. Spoon and Stable opened Nov. 16 in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood. This week, Mike tries the eatery’s unique if not downright rare Brandy Crusta.

11/27/2014

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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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