DeRusha Eats: Spitz In Northeast MinneapolisThe fastest growing sector of the restaurant business is fast-casual: entrepreneurs trying to become the next Five Guys or Chipotle. A Twin Cities accountant and financial analyst is hoping he's onto something with Spitz.
DeRusha Eats: Pimento Jamaican KitchenIf Bob Marley opened a Chipotle, it would look like Pimento Jamaican Kitchen on Eat Street in Minneapolis.
DeRusha Eats: Marianne's Kitchen In ShoreviewIn a part of town where many restaurants are named after Arby or Wendy, it's easy to miss Marianne tucked away in a Shoreview strip mall. But Marianne’s Kitchen is trying to bring something to this northern Twin Cities suburb that’s been lacking.
DeRusha Eats: Andrew Zimmern Fights Childhood HungerIn September, Andrew Zimmern is partnering with the non-profit No Kid Hungry to talk about hunger.
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.

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