From Zipp's Liquors to Oregon's Wine CountryThis is a love story about a grape, a woman, and German wine. They all came together for Bill Hooper one night at the Turf Club in St. Paul about 15 years ago.
DeRusha Eats: The Father-Daughter Duo Of Mpls’ Peppers & FriesBurgers and burritos might not be the most logical pairing for a restaurant menu, but that’s exactly what’s on the menu at Peppers and Fries in Minneapolis.
DeRusha Eats: T-Rex Cookie CaféIf the half-pound cookies aren't big enough, Tina Rexing has created a five-pound, $40 cookie.
Mpls. Chef A Finalist For Nat’l Culinary Award With 'Young Joni'From an Ivy League education, to a career as a professional actor, to the chef and owner of three restaurants now up for the most prestigious award in the culinary world.
After 20 Years, Oceanaire Still Serves Cities' Special OccasionsOceanaire was the first Twin Cities restaurant to really show that seafood can be fantastic in the middle of landlocked Minnesota.
DeRusha Eats: Smokey's Pub N Grill In Coon Lake BeachThe brisket is smoked for anywhere between 10 and 12 hours, but the secret seasoning is where it's at.
DeRusha Eats: Xavi Restaurant In South Mpls.It doesn't get more neighborhood restaurant, than Xavi. It’s right across the street from a now snow-covered South Minneapolis softball field.
DeRusha Eats: Better Beef At Gianni's SteakhouseGreat steaks start with great beef, and one Wayzata chef knows his way around beef.
The Local Irish Pub Celebrates 20 Years In Downtown Minneapolis It is the place to be every St. Patrick's Day, but 20 years ago, no one was really sure if the luck of the Irish would shine on The Local.
DeRusha Eats: Twin Cities' 10 Best Friday Fish Fry OptionsAvoiding meat on Friday is supposed to be a sacrifice for a good Catholic like me, but some absolutely love fish-fry Friday.
DeRusha Eats: Pajarito In St. PaulPajarito blends the technique from Tyge Nelson and Stephen Hesse's fine-dining years with the flavors of Mexican street food and tacos.
DeRusha Eats' Guide To Super Bowl Week Food EventsNext week is going to be epic for food, with so many events! Here are some of the greatest things going on. (I'll update this list as I learn more.)