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DeRusha Eats: Mystic Lake Casino

When you hear the sound of slot machines, you can’t help but look to see the buffet. It’s almost Pavlovian. Executive Chef Richard Fisher says Mystic Lake has been planning a remake of their Casino’s buffet. “We have new pans, all small format,” Fisher said. “We actually have people in the food and beverage business from Vegas come out look at our buffet.”

03/15/2014

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DeRusha Eats: La Belle Vie’s Diane Yang

Diane Yang may be small in stature, but she’s a big force in La Belle Vie’s kitchen. “This is my corner of the kitchen. It’s nice because we have the window,” Yang said. “We’re the only place in the kitchen that has a window, so it keeps us sane.” As executive pastry chef of the top restaurant in the Twin Cities, Yang and her team are setting the standard for desserts.

03/08/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Shoyu At MSP Airport

No one’s ever thought of eating at the airport as being anything other than fast and expensive. That is changing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, especially in Concourse G, where Delta Air Lines hired a company to completely re-do all of the restaurants.

03/01/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Wally’s Roast Beef

The jukebox in the corner of Wally’s Roast Beef is loaded with oldies, including the 1969 classic, “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher. It’s appropriate, since Wally’s first started serving their legendary roast beef in Bloomington in 1969.

02/22/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Chicken Wings At D-Spot

The Super Bowl is unquestionably the biggest weekend of the year for chicken wings. This week in DeRusha Eats, we want you to meet a local chef who’s turned the humble wing into a culinary piece of art. Tucked away near 3M in Maplewood, D-Spot offers some of the best wings in town.

02/15/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Milton’s Vittles, Vino And Beer

When Francine Weber opened Milton’s Vittles, Vino and Beer in suburban Crystal, Minn., she thought she’d open a fast casual soul food spot. Somehow the space she found and the response from the community changed things.

02/08/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Gold Nugget

Throughout the month of February, DeRusha Eats is taking it to the suburbs. This week in DeRusha Eats, we take you to a Minnetonka restaurant to check out the signature dishes of the Gold Nugget.

02/01/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Cravings Restaurant and Wine Bar

This week, DeRusha Eats is heading to the east Twin Cities metro to find a popular restaurant that stands out from its typical strip mall setting. Jason DeRusha heads to Woodbury to check out Cravings Restaurant and Wine Bar.

01/25/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Chefs Night Off At Kitchen In The Market

This week in DeRusha Eats, Jason cooks at Chefs Night off at Kitchen in the Market. Every month in Minneapolis, a cooking school gives you the tips to help you cook like a pro.

01/18/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Lake & Irving

After the recent deep freeze, you might be dreaming of escaping Minnesota in favor of Hawaii or California. But brothers Chris and Andrew Ikeda did just the reverse, leaving those warm states to open a restaurant in their hometown of Minneapolis. This week, DeRusha Eats at Lake and Irving, where the Ikedas are bringing global influences to a local intersection.

01/11/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Aviv Vodka

It’s not always about food with DeRusha Eats, and this week we’re diving into the world of vodka. The new year is a time of rebirth for a lot of us, and for a local business man it’s the birth of a new vodka brand that was an eight-year process.

01/04/2014

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ICYMI: Highlights From The Saturday Morning Show

Did you miss the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show? We have all the highlights for you here. As we get ready to ring in 2014, Aristea Brady spent some time with the experts at Bylerly’s on ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

12/28/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Colette Bistro And Bar

For 40 years, it’s been a hidden gem of the south suburbs. It’s a French restaurant inside a hotel, and Jason DeRusha went to check out Colette Bistro and Bar in Bloomington for his weekly segment DeRusha Eats.

12/28/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Champagne At La Belle Vie, Thomas Liquors

We have a couple of days until Christmas and New Year’s Eve and when you’re looking to celebrate, it has to be about champagne. For a lot of us, finding the right bubbly can be intimidating and confusing.

12/21/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Hazel’s Northeast

Two brothers in their 30s are carrying on a legacy started by their grandmother more than 50 years ago. Now their northeast Minneapolis restaurant is celebrating its third birthday. This week in DeRusha Eats, Jason checked out Hazel’s Northeast.

12/14/2013

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