This weekend will see the biggest awards in the local food scene. The Charlie Awards not only honor the best chef and best restaurateur in the Twin Cities, but they also honor the best dishes in certain neighborhoods. In this week’s DeRusha Eats, Jason DeRusha checked out Charlie’s Potato Salad, and scouted some of the ten finalists.
This weekend marks the biggest awards event for the local food scene, and DeRusha Eats takes you to the Charlie Awards. It’s an event for foodies that honors the best chef and restauranteur in the Twin Cities and also the best dishes in certain neighborhoods.
For 20 years now, Bryant Lake Bowl has been a popular date night spot in uptown Minneapolis. It’s part local restaurant, part bowling alley – a Twin Cities original.
As the weather turns colder, a lot of us start thinking of baking. And two Minnesota authors — Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois — have sold 500,000 books promising Artisan Bread in five minutes.
No-Knead Artisan Free-Form Loaf From “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.” Each loaf will average five minutes of active preparation time. Makes enough dough for four loaves, slightly less than 1 pound each. In a 5-quart container, mix yeast, water and salt. Add the flour, then use a spoon, stand mixer or high-capacity food processor to mix until uniform. Cover (not airtight) and allow to rise at room temperature for about two hours. The dough can be shaped and baked the day it’s mixed, or refrigerated in a lidded container (not airtight) for up to 14 days. The dough is easier to work with after three hours refrigeration.
The sizzle of fresh tilapia, crisp green beans, topped with gorgeous grilled vegetables. Chef Jesse Sturm is working hard to offer healthy, delicious foods. In a place not exactly known for it.
Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna is in the middle of a three-week run in the parking lot by Mall of America. But when the circus comes to town for an extended period of time, it’s not like the performers are eating at local restaurants the whole time.
Making healthy dinners doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Better For You cooking classes — at a price of just $30 — can help you whip up something delicious in the kitchen. It’s the root vegetable time of year — carrots, parsnips and turnips are every where.
Eating and making healthy food at home isn’t always easy. That’s why Jason DeRusha is in the kitchen with a very easy grilled salad. Mike Shannon from Yumpower shares some quick and easy tips on how to maximize whole ingredients to whip up a tasty salad.
Usually Jason DeRusha eats. But now he’s trying his hand at cooking. In the new Cambria Kitchen Gallery in the CBS Radio building in downtown Minneapolis, he gets a tutorial on how to whip up an “unsloppy joe.”
Butcher and the Boar is well known for sausage. So well-known that a local grocery store asked if it could sell it. So why not let Jason DeRusha help make The Boar’s cheddarwurst? There’s an old saying about laws and sausage — it’s better not to see them being made.
This week, it’s all about DeRusha Eats: Date Night Edition. With the State Fair going, that’s traditionally one of the slowest times of the year for non-fair restaurants, and it’s a great time to try out a place you’ve been waiting to get into.
Don’t worry about the sound of the airplane noise, it’s the view of Lake Nokomis that makes Sandcastle such a great place to spend time and have some delicious food.
There are a lot of restaurants at the Mall of America, but when Masu sushi and robata opened up, some wondered if mall-goers would be into it. Already a hit in northeast Minneapolis, the mall was a bit of a risk.
Farm to table, you’ve heard the concept, now take a trip to Tangletown Farm in Plato, Minn. It’s where the cows are happy and the fields are lush, green, and there’s 120 different organic crops. The Scottish Highland cattle on the farm are a lean cut of meat and the quality is off the charts.
Kramarczuk’s was recently honored with one of the top prizes in the national food world, and now you can make their famous recipes at home. Jason DeRusha eats at the Nordeast sausage institution.
The food trucks are back on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Even though they usually open their windows at 11 a.m., the work starts early in the morning. You have to get up early to begin the day with with Christina Nguyen and Birk Grudem from Hola Arepa, and Natalie Coleman and her team from Dandelion Kitchen.
In a Minnesota, there are a lot of us who love to sit by the lake and fish.
It’s not exactly grilling weather this weekend with the rain, but that won’t be stopping Minnesota Monthly’s Second-Annual Grill Fest on Saturday and Sunday. The best lesson? Everything can go on a grill, from vegetables to meat, say the executive chefs at The Dakota.
When you run one of those top bakeries in town, one of the top coffee roasters, and one of the top restaurants, you’d think you’d have enough to do at your own business.
It is a rare achievement in the restaurant world to stay in business for 15 years, but La Belle Vie has done it. It’s the place you go for an anniversary or special occasion, but now La Belle Vie is celebrating its own birthday.
If you didn’t buy your hunk of corned beef yet, there’s still time today. And if you’ve ever wanted to learn how the sandwich is made, head to Hackenmueller’s Meat Market to get a lesson.
All the city’s top pastry chefs are at the Share Our Strength Cakewalk — a fundraiser to fight childhood hunger.
There has been an explosion of great pizza places in the Twin Cities, including Pizza Nea in northeast Minneapolis.
The biggest trend in restaurants right now is fast casual. You can get burritos at Chipotle and burgers at Five Guys.