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Best Restaurants With Handmade Pasta In Minnesota

Craving fresh, authentic Italian dishes? Belly up to the pasta bar and carbo-load at these top Twin Cities spots for noodles, gnocchi and more.

03/05/2014

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Best Places To Eat Before The Show In Minnesota

Grab a bite before the big show at one of these conveniently located Minnesota spots.

09/25/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Isaac Becker, Part 2

If there’s one person that’s critical about the work that Chef Isaac Becker has done over the years, it’s probably Isaac Becker. The James Beard Award winning owner of 112 Eatery, Bar La Grassa and Burch seems like he’d have plenty to gloat about but he said he’s a bit more “glass half empty” about his success.

05/14/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Isaac Becker

These days, Isaac Becker may be the proud owner to three outstanding Twin Cities restaurants, but there was a time, years ago, when his culinary career took a backseat to his dreams of becoming — wait for it — a rockstar.

05/07/2013

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Off The Menu Guests From Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl: 4/13/13

We can’t promise any “Bizarre Foods” on weekly episodes of WCCO’s new food show “Off the Menu”. But for this Saturday, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl dove in headfirst with the host of the Travel Channel show’s crazy culinary journey and Minnesota’s own, Andrew Zimmern! Plus, the owners of 112 Eatery, Bar La Grassa and Burch plus the Twin Cities Top 5 Places for Fried Chicken!

04/14/2013

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Best Places For Spaghetti In Minnesota

Jan. 4 is National Spaghetti Day, so why not head out to a restaurant near you and order up a spaghetti dish that would get even Lady and the Tramp’s noodles all in a knot?

01/02/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Coastal Seafoods

This week in Finding Minnesota, we went to the international fish market that Minnesota restaurants have turned to for 31 years.

05/13/2012

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Best Crepes In The Twin Cities

From a savory concoction filled with ham and cheese to a sweet option drizzled with caramel and topped with ice cream, we’ve got the picks for Twin Cities crepes that will make you say “ooh là là.”

05/25/2011

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Mpls. Chef Wins Prestigious Food Award

A Minneapolis executive chef won one of the most prestigious awards in the food industry Monday evening.

05/10/2011

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Restaurants Get The Sweetheart Deal On V-Day

On Monday, some of us will celebrate love for Valentine’s Day. For many, that will mean a nice dinner out.

02/13/2011

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Best First Date Spots In The Twin Cities

So you’ve got yourself a first date — and obviously, you’re hoping this goes well. Beyond figuring out what you’re going to wear and how you’re going to do your hair, there’s a much bigger decision before you. Where are you going to go?

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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Best Small Plates, Tapas In The Twin Cities

Tapas is a Spanish word meaning appetizers or snacks. So when we talk about “small plates,” it frequently refers to a Spanish type of cuisine. Tapas restaurants have become more and more popular in recent years. As the health conscious search for healthier portion sizes and some of the more daring chefs look for ways to feature rare and distinctive ingredients, small plates are a hot trend.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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Best Italian Restaurants In The Twin Cities

La dolce vita. It’s an Italian phrase meaning “the sweet life”. And what could be sweeter than a night out in an Italian restaurant? If you’ve ever been to Italy, you know there’s so much more to Italian eating than garlic, spaghetti and lasagna. Fresh, vibrant and diverse are three words that describe Italian food. There are so many regional cuisines in Italy, the phrase “Italian restaurant” could mean literally hundreds of different things. What we have in the Twin Cities certainly matches this description. Here are a few of the restaurants that we are lucky enough to call our own and celebrate la dolce vita with!

CBS Minnesota–11/07/2010

Cooper's voluminous room’s focal point is an immense bar crafted out of wood, marble and cut glass and imported from Ireland. (credit: cooperpub.com)

Best Twin Cities Bars For The 40-Something Crowd

After a certain age, going out for a few drinks means just that. There’s no longer a youthful sense of urgency to gulp down sugar-laden, Technicolor ‘tinis or sadistic blends of booze that seem more […]

CBS Minnesota–11/02/2010

7/30/10 Twin Cities’ Eats

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about strange foods you may (or may not) encounter.  I mentioned how I tend to be adventurous and it’s pretty rare that I find something I don’t like.  […]

07/30/2010

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