WCCO Saturday Morning Links (Nov. 21)Here are all the great activities and places that Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered on WCCO Saturday Morning! Got a little shopping to do? Don't forget the skates. The first annual Holiday Ice Skating Rink is now open at Southdale Center in Edina.
DeRusha Eats: Spoonriver RestaurantThe vegetarian food trend is going to top many food research firms' and food journalists' trend lists for 2016. But for one Minneapolis chef and restaurateur, it's not a trend but rather a way of life. Chef Brenda Langton has been cooking vegetarian friendly fare for more than 40 years.
DeRusha Eats: Striving For 'Farm To Pint' At Able SeedhouseYou know that Able Brewery is different from every other new craft beer brewery and taproom just by looking at one word above its northeast Minneapolis door: "Seedhouse."
DeRusha Eats: Campiello, Fine Italian In Eden PrairieIn a low-profile, strip mall surrounded by Eden Prairie corporate headquarters, D'Amico's Campiello Restaurant has been quietly creating great Italian food for more than twenty years. Executive chef Chris Dmochowski's food is classic, rustic Italian.
DeRusha Eats: Beer Hall And Restaurant At Surly's Destination BreweryFor Minnesota beer lovers, Surly Brewing Company's Destination Brewery near the Minneapolis and St. Paul border is a dream come true. It is 50,000 square feet of gorgeous architecture and incredible beers that surprised consumers with a wildcard – food.
DeRusha Eats (Live): Masu Sushi & NoodlesHugely successful in Northeast Minneapolis and at Mall of America, the people behind Masu Sushi & Robata are now opening another location in the southern suburb of Apple Valley. But Masu is dropping the robata and focusing on noodles.
DeRusha Eats: Victor's On Water West suburban Excelsior almost had it all: quaint downtown, Lake Minnetonka views, but not a lot of great restaurants. But in part thanks to Paulson and his daughter, diners in Excelsior have many more voices, including their spot, Victor’s on Water.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Oct. 10)Haunted basements, fall colors, swap meets and the Minnesota Wild are just four of the things Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered on WCCO Saturday morning. Here are more details about these, and several other, great events going on this weekend in Minnesota. People started moving out of urban centers for a quieter and slower pace of life about 65 years ago. The Minnesota History Center's new exhibit, "Suburbia," takes a look at what many historians consider one of the most important events in U.S. history. Suburbia opens Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for kids.
DeRusha Eats: Meritage OysterfestThey are among the most sought after and most frightening things you can eat: oysters. And over the past several years, no one restaurant has done more for the bivalve than Meritage in St. Paul.
DeRusha Eats: The Lone GrazerLiving so close to Wisconsin, Minnesotans have a pretty good idea of what a cheesemaking operation is supposed to look like: barns, cows and fields.
DeRusha Eats: Borough & The Parlour BurgerIt is the burger many Twin Cities chefs look at as the local burger by which all others are compared: the Parlour Bar burger. The Parlour Burger is a monster, with two 5-ounce patties of brisket, ribeye, chuck roll and butter.
DeRusha Eats: Saint DinetteIn the hottest neighborhood in St. Paul, the hottest new restaurant has tapped into the hottest trend. Saint Dinette's cheeseburger has quickly become legendary.