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City Pages Hosts ‘Iron Fork’ Competition At IMS

It’s time again for the big fight! Well, the big food fight. City Pages’ ‘Iron Fork’ competition is returning. The competition puts some of Minnesota’s best bartenders and chefs head-to-head creating delicious dishes and drinks while benefiting the local fold shelf, Second Harvest Heartland.

11/01/2014

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The Pollan Family Table’s Butternut Squash Soup

The Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.

10/28/2014

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Claire Thomas’ Orecchiette Cacio E Pepe Recipe

Claire Thomas shares her recipe for Orecchiette Cacio E Pepe from her new cookbook from sister company Simon & Schuster, The Kitchy Kitchen.

10/16/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel Energy Center Goes Wild About Whiskey

For many people, fall signifies the start of football season. This year, fans of the pigskin in Minnesota have not only the team to be excited about (or disappointed by), but a new stadium as well. Yet, while the new Vikings stadium is getting all sorts of press, the Xcel Energy Center is quietly undergoing a major renovation.

10/09/2014

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Fried Sea Scallops Recipe From The ‘School Of Fish’ Cookbook

Winter is coming and along with it scallop season. Try Ben Pollinger’s recipe for fried sea scallops.

10/02/2014

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Pat LaFrieda’s Recipe For Pork Meatballs With Toasted Pignoli

Pat Lafrieda shares his recipe for Pork Meatballs from his new book, Meat.

09/30/2014

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Crab-Stuffed Roasted Lobster Recipe For The Holidays

Try out this recipe for crab-stuffed roasted lobster from Ben Pollinger, author of “School of Fish.”

09/30/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Bourbon Lemon Thyme Cocktail

Turns out I went herb shopping just in thyme (time, I mean time) to make an herby cocktail with bourbon, lemon juice, and thyme. It requires making simple syrup and while you’ll have to wash a saucepan, I swear the syrup is truly simple to make.

06/03/2014

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The World’s 7 Best Airport Coffee Shops

It’s not easy to find a decent cup of coffee when traveling. So we scoured the world’s airports in search of the best cafes and java joints, and came back with our top seven.

02/26/2014

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How To Throw A Party For The Big Game

Consider these essentials to throw the best party for the big game, from CBS Local’s Eat See Play.

01/28/2014

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Visit A Vodka Distillery… In Paradise

If year-round sunshine, epic waves, and surfer chicks aren’t enough to lure you to Maui, the island’s solar-powered, organic vodka distillery might do it. Check out Ocean Vodka, an 8-year-old company that recently opened a visitor-friendly complex. Aloha!

01/17/2014

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CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much Alcohol

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows tens of millions of Americans are drinking too much alcohol. And, the report finds that healthcare providers are not doing enough to tell people about the risks.

01/07/2014

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Drinking Underground: The World’s 6 Best Bars In Caves

When it comes to drinking, we’re all about going underground. That used to mean drinks at a speakeasy, but now it means in a cave. Check out the world’s best bars in a cave.

12/27/2013

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Must-Hit NY Beercation Breweries

Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.

12/13/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Local Beer

This might be as tough of a topic as we’ve tackled in Best of Minnesota. Because when you ask someone what their favorite beer is they might say “all of them.” But we asked you to take on this daunting task and narrow it down to just one.

10/31/2013

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