DeRusha Eats: J. Carver DistilleryIn a way, J. Carver Distillery isn't so different from the car dealership that used to sit on this land in Waconia. It's still a showroom. They have a product line-up. And there's an expert ready to help.
DeRusha Eats: Urbana Craeft Kitchen In BloomingtonThe Bloomington Hyatt Regency’s team cooks for room service, a quick-serve market, the sit-down Urbana Craeft Kitchen restaurant, and hundreds of meetings and events.
DeRusha Eats: LibertineIn a part of town where two new restaurants have flamed out within six months of opening, Parasole's Libertine continues to thrive -- entering its second year.
DeRusha Eats: Kim Bartmann's 'Permaculture' Garden FarmeWhat Taya Schulte and Seamus Fitzgerald are doing in Ramsey seems so far away from the ski ball at Pat's Tap or the fried chicken at Third Bird. But eight urban dive bars and restaurants are directly linked to this one-acre farm in the north suburbs, thanks to restaurant owner Kim Bartmann.
DeRusha Eats: Gale Woods Farm Crops Aren't Just For ShowFarm to table is a promise many restaurants make, but it's a promise a Minnetrista farm and Mound restaurant are living.
DeRusha Eats: Afro DeliIt is unusual to see a long line outside a locally-owned, ethnic restaurant in downtown St. Paul during lunch. But that's exactly what’s happening at Afro Deli.
DeRusha Eats: Travail Kitchen & AmusementsWhen Bob Gerken is cooking salmon tableside, or diners walk through Mike Brown or James Winberg's station in the kitchen to assemble their dish, you know you’re experiencing something very different.
DeRusha Eats: Breaking Bread CaféIt is a one-of-a-kind restaurant, run by a nonprofit and a chef who used to be an administrative assistant for a nonprofit.
DeRusha Eats: Coffee, Tea & Bagels At New Caribou-Einstein StoreCaribou Coffee is trying to jolt sales by going way beyond coffee. In a prime spot in Caribou's hometown downtown, Minneapolis, they've launched a Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels store, featuring Argo Tea.
DeRusha Eats: Five GuysWe are in the era of the burger. Top chefs obsess over their versions. Fast-casual restaurants are opening left and right celebrating the beef. None of them are growing as quickly as Five Guys.
DeRusha Eats: Buddy's Nut ButterIt started in a Twin Cities apartment in 2013. A graduate of an entrepreneur program at the University of St. Thomas was burning out his Cuisinart food processor trying to make his own peanut butter.
DeRusha Eats: SawatdeeIt's hard to imagine a Minnesota without great Thai restaurants, but that was exactly the world that Supenn Harrison encountered when she first arrived here from her native Thailand.