DeRusha Eats: Inside The Dairy Queen Test KitchenFor the nearly 7,000 stores across the country, every treat on the menu has its origins in a nondescript office building in Edina, Minnesota.
DeRusha Eats: Punch PizzaIn the early days,Punch Pizza was a sit-down in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, with a wood-fired oven that got up to 1000 degrees.
DeRusha Eats: The Mad Hatter Restaurant & Tea RoomThere is nature, beauty, and tranquility alongside the Rum River, and outside one of Minnesota's oldest homes. But inside that home there is laughter, conversation, and the energy of a place that is far from a historic artifact.
DeRusha Eats: The New Dino’s Looks To ConquerDino’s Gyros started with Dino Adamidis and his stand at small festivals and fairs. Minnesotans were lining up to eat this meat on a pita that they couldn’t pronounce.
DeRusha Eats: Dogwood Coffee CompanyThe man behind one of the most acclaimed small coffee roasters in the country got his start like so many Minnesota teenagers: he took a job at Caribou Coffee.
DeRusha Eats: W.A. Frost & CompanyIt is the spot in St. Paul for marriage proposals, celebration dinners, and Sunday brunch, and it's been in business for four decades.
DeRusha Eats: Maker's MarkTen years ago almost nobody was drinking bourbon. Today, it is everywhere. Bourbon is an $8 billion business and almost all of it is made in Kentucky.
DeRusha Eats: The Kenwood Chef Goes From Addiction To ClarityIn his kitchen at The Kenwood in Minneapolis, Don Saunders works with precision, with clarity. But for most of his life as a chef, Don worked in a haze, fueled by addiction.
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.