DeRusha Eats: Joan's In The ParkWhen Chef Susan Dunlop and her partner in business and in life, Joan Schmitt, bought a former pizza place in St. Paul, they had to pick a name. "'Joan's In The Park' sounds better than 'Susan's In The Park,'" Susan said.
MNfusion: The Wedge Table Opens On 'Eat Street'A new market and café has found a home on Minneapolis' "Eat Street." The Wedge Table Market and Café opened their second location along Nicollet Avenue South Monday.
Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt's the best time of the year if you're looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It's the perfect way to say "thank you" to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.
Tips For Traveling With Picky EatersIt is still possible to plan a vacation even with the pickiest of eaters. It just may take a little planning, patience and time working with your child to find something that will work while on vacation.
How To Look Like A Local When Dining AbroadThe good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.
Stay In The Real-Life Grand Budapest HotelThe luxury hotel tucked away in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary isn't the actual hotel where the film was shot, but the hapless romantic/lover of old ladies and poetry-reciting concierge Monsieur Gustave and his humble protégé Moustafa would've felt plenty at home running the place.
Wander Minnesota: Dining Around The World -- In The Twin Cities<a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/03/14/wander-minnesota-spring-break-staycations/" target="_blank">Last week</a> I took a look at ways to keep the family entertained over spring break without leaving town. This week, let’s look at eating out—and ways to explore the food of different countries without leaving the Twin Cities. Think your kids won’t try foreign foods? Give them a chance. Frame it as an adventure, show them online or on a globe where you’ll be "dining", and encourage them to look for both similarities and differences in the cuisine compared to what they normally eat. They might just find a new favorite.
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."
The World's 10 Weirdest RestaurantsWe rounded up some of the world's most outlandish restaurants. Check out these 10 eateries take weird dining to the next level.
Best, Worst Days Of The Week To Save MoneyIf you're making your to-do list for the day or the week, research shows you might want to wait for certain days of the week to have the best experience. Depending on what you buy, you can save money on those purchases on specific days.
Exactly What To Tip (Or Better, Not Tip) Around The WorldCheck out this guide to tipping in countries across the world, so you're prepared come tip time on your next vacation.
Minnesota's Best Of 2013As 2014 draws closer, it's time to look back on 2013's high points in Minnesota. Join us in celebrating 2013's successes by checking out our top five posts in Minnesota below.