When it comes to holiday meals, Minnesotans have their go-to recipes that have withstood the test of time. But sometimes it’s fun to switch it up. Chef Peter Makens shares his traditional holiday recipe for brining the turkey along with his prized sweet potato gratin recipe and some tips that can be useful when the time comes to play holiday host or hostess.
As we get closer to nearing the end of the holiday shopping season, tips on what to get that hard-to-buy-for person on your list are certainly welcomed. Here are five of the best places to hit before the holidays to pick up something sweet for ‘that’ person. They will appreciate your thought as they open a carefully wrapped box and enjoy all of the sweet treats inside.
Try some of these creative, quick and easy ways to jazz up and rethink the dreaded Thanksgiving leftovers as recommended by local chefs. Leftovers don’t have to be boring and drab, they can be reinvented into new and exciting dishes that the whole family will enjoy.
Rather than waking up at 4 a.m. to put the turkey in the oven, peel and mash the potatoes, snip and bake the green-bean casserole, bake a pumpkin pie and brown the buns, you can head to one of these fine eateries for an equally delicious meal on Thanksgiving day.
A newly opened bar in uptown, a pub in St. Paul, a cozy pub on Selby and Dale, an oyster and whiskey bar in Minneapolis and a pub on 50th and France…what do they all have in common? They all have a tremendous craft beer list.
If you’re craving something to warm you up that offers a little bit of sweet and a little bit of spice, try these five eateries.
As the temperatures drop, the bartenders, baristas and chefs are cooking up hot drinks to warm you in their bars, bistros and cafes.
Minnesotans love their food. What better way to stay on top of the best in the area than with updates directly from the experts? Follow these Minnesota Twitter accounts for all things food.
A Pizza Queen, Mr. Hot Dog, a Cupcake Warrior, a Chef of the Good, the Great and the Bizarre and a Nordic Chef Extraordinaire all walk into a bar. And what do you have? Well, you have a bar full of the cream of the crop in the Minnesota culinary scene, of course.
The dog days of summer are fast approaching and they are sure to have us all craving something heavenly and sweet to help cool off. What better way can you think of than to try some of the best fro-yo, malts, ice creams, floats and frozen screwdrivers around Minneapolis? Go ahead and drive, pedal or run over to grab one of these treats now before they all melt.
The cheesesteak sandwich, born in Philadelphia, is traditionally a sandwich made from thinly sliced beef with melted cheese on a crusty hoagie roll. There are five stand-out restaurants in the Twin Cities area that serve up their own versions of this sandwich daily. After you read through this list, you’ll have no doubt of where to go grab an out-of-this-world Philly classic.
It’s that time of year for fresh goodies from our neighborhood farmers to start popping up in farmers markets around the state. Here are some local Maple Grove Farmer’s Market vendors that are considered the “cream of the crop.”
Restaurants with a tapas, or small plates, menu are a fun way to explore new flavors and foods you might not try otherwise. So grab a group of friends or make it a date night and try some small plates at these Minneapolis locations.
Spice comes in all shapes and sizes. Whatever spicy food you prefer, it’s available in the Twin Cities. These are some of the hottest and most spicy burgers, wings, jerk chicken and more that you can find.
Cheers! Prost! Salud! Wine and cheese go together like… well, wine and cheese. Here are some of the hot spots to go around the Twin Cities if what you’re after is a bold pour of wine and creamy, flavorful cheese.
Buffets usually offer the best of all worlds for any eater: hot foods, fresh-cut prime rib, salad bars and desserts. Here, you’ll find some of the best buffets in and around the Twin Cities.
The Twin Cities offer a wide variety of restaurants with different menus ranging across numerous styles of cuisine. If you’re craving Sambusa, Tibs or just looking to try authentic, spicy food, look no further. Here are some of the most raved about Ethiopian restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Margaritas come in all shapes and sizes; some are frozen, some arrive in giant chalices and some are poured with just enough tequila to make your head spin. Here you’ll find a list of five Minnesota bars and restaurants that offer extensive tequila selections, provide the cheapest margarita options and throw the best Cinco de Mayo parties this side of the Mississippi.
The Twin Cities area has a multitude of bars and restaurants boasting long wine and beer lists. However, where should you go when looking for a taste of rum? Here are some Minnesota places with fabulous rum selections and killer signature cocktails that you should add to your must-try list.