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Surly Brewing Names Jorge Guzman As Executive Chef For New Brewery

Surly Brewing has hired Jorge Guzman to be the executive chef for the new full service restaurant that will be a part of the $30-million plus destination brewery the company is planning to open. Guzman has been the executive chef at Solera in downtown Minneapolis for more than three years.

06/06/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Chef Michelle Bernstein

She’s been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” has a James Beard Award under her belt and several restaurants boasting fresh, inventive Latin cuisine. And on Friday, you’ll have a chance to see (and smell) her cooking talents in action.

03/27/2014

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Salvation Army Serves Turkey Meal With Help From 5-Star Chef

Thanksgiving came early for folks at the Salvation Army in St. Paul. They put out the traditional turkey and stuffing spread with a fine dining feel, complete with a wait staff and white table cloths. To top it off, their special meal was cooked-up by a chef with a five-star background.

11/27/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Part 2

She makes some of the best pastries in town, is on the receiving end of critics’ highest praise and has spent plenty of time rubbing elbows with culinary legends and celebrity chefs, alike.

10/15/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Vincent Francoual

It was roughly 16 years ago that Vincent Francoual, a native of France, moved to Minnesota. But before he arrived, he had one important question – where is Minnesota?

09/03/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Sameh Wadi, Part 2

Cooking was such a large part of Sameh Wadi’s upbringing it’s somewhat shocking that the young and budding cook never considered it a career path until much later in life.

08/13/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Heartland Restaurant & Cocktail Dinners

For years, restaurants have had special dinners with wine producers, and beer brewers. But over the past couple years the idea of cocktail dinners has really been taking off.

06/15/2013

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Former Minnesota Viking Turned Celebrity Chef

A former Viking continues to re-invent himself after his football career. Esera Tuaolo is an author, singer and now a celebrity chef.

04/03/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Butcher & The Boar’s Jack Riebel, Part 1

Butcher and the Boar’s Jack Riebel is in the midst of celebrating 30 years of cooking and while he’s worked just about every position over the course of his career – breakfast cook, smoothie maker, salad cook, executive chef – he said working the line is where he loves to be.

04/02/2013

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Curiocity: MN Restaurants, Chefs Named James Beard Semifinalists

We’ve all known the kind of stellar restaurants and chefs we’ve been blessed with here in the Twin Cities. But as the semifinalist list for the 2013 James Beard Awards prove, the rest of the country is taking notice.

02/19/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Jamie Malone, Part 2

Chef de Cuisine Jamie Malone opened up about her late-night cravings (and also last meal desires) in the second portion of our two-part interview.

02/12/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Doug Flicker, Part 2

Last week’s Part 1 of our profile of Doug Flicker focused on his humble beginnings and the journey that led him to this point in his career — running a restaurant that’s been given a perfect score by a number of critics.

12/11/2012

Plate of Potato Latkes

The Best Potato Latkes Recipe Ever

The holiday season is here, bringing good tidings, visitors and delicious delicacies. Just as Christmas is celebrated with gingerbread and fruit cakes, the festivities of Hanukkah include eating potato latkes, also known as delicious potato pancakes.

11/28/2012

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Jordan Schools Hire Chef To Make Tasty Healthy Dishes

New federal guidelines are changing school lunch menus to reduce calories and include more vegetables. But a lot of kids don’t like it. Some even boycotted school lunches. So, administrators in the Jordan school district got the message. They hired a chef to create healthy dishes kids will like.

11/26/2012

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DeRusha Eats: Tilia’s In Linden Hills

This week the Twin Cities food community honored a dozen restaurants and chefs with the Charlie Awards.

11/17/2012

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