DeRusha Eats: Valentine's Treats From Annie B's & B.T. McElrathIt's not Valentine's Day without chocolate, and a Minnesota candy maker has a real love story to share. For nearly 20 years, B.T. McElrath has produced gourmet chocolate with popular truffles, the Salty Dog chocolate bar, and artisan toffee topped with almond in Northeast Minneapolis.
DeRusha Eats: Le Town Talk DinerYou would not expect a half-Italian, half-French woman, born in Marsailles, to open a restaurant on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. But Emilie Cellai liked the challenge.
DeRusha Eats: Zen Box IzakayaIt is not your sorry, broke, $0.99 packaged ramen noodle soup. The luscious, beautiful broth at Zen Box Izakaya is something quite special. "I call it a bowl of soul," chef and owner John Ng said.
The Country's 1st Vegan Butcher Shop Opens In Mpls.A first-in-the-nation business officially opened in Minneapolis Saturday, giving non-meat eaters a reason to go into a butcher shop. Siblings Kale and Aubry Walch are the brains behind The Herbivorous Butcher in northeast Minneapolis.
DeRusha Eats: The Herbivorous ButcherThe northeast Minneapolis storefront of The Herbivorous Butcher features a giant meat clever protruding from the façade, gleaming white butcher-style refrigerated cases inside. But there is no meat here.
DeRusha Eats: EastsideThere are new restaurants chasing trends, or trying to forge an identity as cutting-edge. Then there are restaurants that are just plain good; restaurants that open and instantly feel like they’ve been around all along.
DeRusha Eats: These Restaurants Have Banned Tipping, Raised Wages For more than 100 years, we went out to eat. We got the check. We did some math in our heads and decided how much to leave as a tip. There’s a gratuity line right on your bill, where you get to help pay the wage of the server.
DeRusha Eats: World Class WinesThursday is New Year's Eve, so you know what that means! The champagne toast! But this year, why not step out of your comfort zone and try something different? Jason DeRusha visited World Class Wines and found easy ways to find the perfect bubbly, some even without breaking the bank!
WCCO Saturday Morning Links (Dec. 26)Christmas has come and gone, but the holiday spirit is sticking around in the Twin Cities! Here are some of the great activities that Natalie Nyhus and Kylie Bearse covered on WCCO Saturday morning.
DeRusha Eats: Birchwood CaféFor more than 20 years, Tracy Singleton’s Birchwood Café has been a trendsetter.
DeRusha Eats: Birch's On The Lake In Long LakeIt was a beloved spot on Long Lake just West of Ridgedale Mall: Billy's Lighthouse. But Billy's sat vacant for almost 10 years until another Long Lake restaurant owner spent huge money bringing it back to life. And it is gorgeous.
DeRusha Eats: Abdallah CandiesThe holidays are a busy time for the hundreds of elves cranking out candy at a Twin Cities company that is the embodiment of the American dream.