DeRusha Eats: Bloomington's LelaOne of the Twin Cities most celebrated chefs, who once owned his own 4-star fine-dining restaurant, is now running a restaurant that's attached to a hotel in south suburban Bloomington.
DeRusha Eats: Gyst Fermentation BarFermentation is the process that turns fruit into wine, grain into beer, and flour into sourdough bread.
DeRusha Eats: Minnesota Wine Expert Earns National HonorErin Rolek is the first sommelier from Minnesota ever named to that list.
DeRusha Eats: Isabel Street HeatWhen he's not at his day job at the Motorwerks BMW shop, Tony Stoy is probably in a St. Paul commercial kitchen, tinkering with his latest flavor of Isabel Street Heat hot sauce.
DeRusha Eats: Caribou CoffeeCaribou Coffee is cleaning up its drink menu. The company is banning a laundry list of artificial colors, dyes, preservatives and other ingredients, such as high-fructose corn syrup and MSG, from entering the its cups.
DeRusha Eats: Barnes & Noble Kitchen In EdinaThe setting: the lower level of a luxury mall in Edina, Minnesota. The plot: a struggle for survival. The characters: a bookstore in a world where half-off bestsellers are easy to buy online, and a sit-down restaurant: when many of us are eating on the run.
DeRusha Eats: Minnesota Pure & Clear Artisan IceThe road to Minnesota Pure and Clear ice starts 30 miles south of Minneapolis in a building that sure doesn't scream artisanal.
DeRusha Eats: Zelo In Downtown MinneapolisStanding at the corner of 9th Street and Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, only a minor change to the awnings hint the major change inside. Zelo looks new.
DeRusha Eats: Baker’s Field Flour and BreadBeautiful to eat, and gorgeous to look at, this bread is a combination of art and science.
DeRusha Eats: Mississippi MushroomsAs an agriculture student at the University of Minnesota, Ian Silver-Ramp dreamed of starting a facility like Mississippi Mushrooms -- local, high-tech, eco-friendly. He had no idea it would become such a favorite of Twin Cities chefs.
DeRusha Eats: South Minneapolis' BirdieWhen it comes to success at the top of the restaurant world, three Minneapolis chefs want you to know that a women's place is in the kitchen.
DeRusha Eats: St. Genevieve In South MinneapolisFrom the music to the bottles, one step inside St. Genevieve and you know you're about to be taken far from home.